The Sims 4 cheats: Career, skills, Build/Buy & money on PC, PS4 & Xbox

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The Sims 4 is chock full of cheats on PC, PS4, PS5, and Xbox that can be used to change up gameplay. Enabling testing cheats can bestow your Sims with motherlodes of money, career and skill options, or even the move objects cheat to use in Build/Buy mode.

Cheats in The Sims 4 allow you to fine-tune the game, giving you greater control over the simulation than you originally would have. Every new pack release typically sees brand new cheats that can be used to modify skills, careers, and other new features that get added.

We’ve put together this handy guide where you’ll find all of the cheats listed from every pack in the game so far on PC, PS4, PS5, and Xbox. Make sure to check back regularly too, as we’ll continually update you as new pack cheats for The Sims 4 get added.


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The Sims 4 PC EA / Maxis
Some of the cheats in The Sims 4 have been around since the very first game!

How to enable cheats in The Sims 4 on PC and Console

While there are mods that can be downloaded that enable cheats to be accessed by clicking on certain UI elements, using The Sims 4’s cheat console is the main method that Simmers will need to use.

The cheat console is where you’ll be entering all of the codes found here in this guide. To bring it up, press the following buttons on your platform of choice:

  • PC: CTRL, Shift, and C.
  • Mac: Command, Shift, and C.
  • PS4/PS4/Xbox: Hold down all four shoulder buttons.

How to turn on testing cheats in The Sims 4

If you’ve done this correctly, a white bar will appear in the top left corner of your screen where you can now enter a cheat.

  • Firstly, you’ll need to enter ‘testingcheats true‘ or ‘testingcheats on‘, as some cheats require this to work correctly.
  • If at any point you’d like to turn these off, simply type ‘testingcheats off‘ or ‘testingcheats false‘.

It’s worth noting that while this cheat will then be enabled for your save going forward, many cheats listed below will need to be entered each time you load up the game.

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A Sim werewolf meditating in The Sims 4EA / Maxis
Cheats can be used to set your skills to maximum levels (or anywhere in between).

The Sims 4 career, skill, and relationship cheats

If you’ve decided to give your Sim a cool new promotion, another trait, some new skills, or want to change their relationship with one another, there’s a whole host of cheats to enter:

Cheat Result
aspirations.complete_current_milestone Completes the current Milestone for your Sim’s aspiration.
cas.fulleditmode Allows Sims to be fully edited in CAS mode.
death.toggle true/false Disables death.
fillmotive motive_x Replace ‘x’ with whichever motive you want to fill.
resetsim firstname lastname Resets a Sim (useful if they’re stuck or not doing anything you tell them to).
sims.fill_all_commodities Fills all needs for every Sim in the household.
traits.equip_trait x Replace ‘x’ with the trait you want to add to your Sim (i.e ‘hardlyhungry’/ ‘snob’)
Career Cheats
careers.add_career x Replace ‘x’ with the career you’d like to assign to a Sim.
careers.promote x Promotes your Sim in their current career.
careers.demote x Demotes your Sim in their current career.
careers.remove x Removes your Sim from their career.
careers.retire x Retires your Sim from their career.
Relationship Cheats
modifyrelationship [sim 1 name] [sim 2 name] x [relationship type] Modifies the relationship between two targeted Sims.
relationships.create_friends_for_sim Spawns a new friend Sim on the lot.
relationship.introduce_sim_to_all_others Makes the selected Sim an acquaintance with all other Sims.

For the below-listed skill cheats, you’ll need to enter the correct skill code followed by the level you want to set it to. For example, if you want to raise your Sim’s baking skill to level 8, you’d enter ‘stats.set_skill_level major_baking 8‘ into the cheat console. All of the skill codes are:

Skill Cheats
hidden_skating (1-5) Sets hidden Skating skill to desired level.
major_acting (1-10) Sets Acting skill to desired level.
major_archaeology (1-10) Sets Archaeology skill to desired level.
major_baking (1-10) Sets Baking skill to desired level.
major_bartending (1-10) Sets Mixology skill to desired level.
major_charisma (1-10) Sets Charisma skill to desired level.
major_comedy (1-10) Sets Comedy skill to desired level.
major_dj (1-10) Sets DJ Mixing skill to desired level.
major_fabrication (1-10) Sets Fabrication skill to desired level.
major_fishing (1-10) Sets Fishing skill to desired level.
major_flowerarranging (1-10) Sets Flower Arranging skill to desired level.
major_gardening (1-10) Sets Gardening skill to desired level.
major_gourmetcooking (1-10) Sets Gourmet Cooking skill to desired level.
major_guitar (1-10) Sets Guitar skill to desired level.
major_handiness (1-10) Sets Handiness skill to desired level.
major_herbalism (1-10) Sets Herbalism skill to esired level.
major_homestylecooking (1-10) Sets Cooking to desired level.
major_knitting (1-10) Sets Knitting skill to desired level.
major_logic (1-10) Sets Logic skill to desired level.
major_mischief (1-10) Sets Mischief skill to desired level.
major_painting (1-10) Sets Painting skill to desired level.
major_parenting (1-10) Sets Parenting skill to desired level.
major_photography (1-5) Sets Photography skill to desired level.
major_piano (1-5) Sets Piano skill to desired level.
major_pipeorgan (1-10) Sets Pipe Organ skill to desired level.
major_programming (1-10) Sets Programming skill to desired level.
major_researchdebate (1-10) Sets Research Debate skill to desired level.
major_robotics (1-10) Sets Robotics skill to desired level.
major_rockclimbing (1-10) Sets Rock Climbing skill to desired level.
major_rocketscience (1-10) Sets Rocket Science skill to desired level.
major_singing (1-10) Sets Singing skill to desired level.
major_skiing (1-10) Sets Skiing skill to desired level.
major_snowboarding (1-10) Sets Snowboarding skill to desired level.
major_veterinarian (1-10) Sets Veterinarian skill to desired level.
major_videogaming (1-10) Sets Video Gaming skill to desired level.
major_wellness (1-10) Sets Wellness skill to desired level.
major_writing (1-10) Sets Writing skill to desired level.
minor_dancing (1-5) Sets Dancing skill to desired level.
minor_juicefizzing (1-5) Sets Juice Fizzing skill to desired level.
minor_localculture (1-10) Sets Local Culture skill to desired level.
minor_mediaproduction (1-5) Sets Media Production skill to desired level.
retail_workethic (1-5) Sets Work Ethic skill to desired level in retail shops.
retail_maintenace (1-5) Sets Mainetance skill to desired level in retail shops.
retail_sales (1-5) Sets Retail Sales skill to desired level in retail shops.
skill_bowling (1-5) Sets Bowling skill to desired level.
skill_crossstitch (1-5) Sets Cross-stitch skill to desired level.
skill_dogtraining (1-5) Sets Dog Training skill to desired level.
skill_fitness (1-1) Sets Fitness skill to desired level.
vampirelore (1-15) Sets Vampire Lore skill to desired level.

The cheat can also be used for child and toddler Sims, too. The skills available for them are:

  • Child_Creativity
  • Child_Mental
  • Child_Motor
  • Child_Social
  • Toddler_Communication
  • Toddler_Imagination
  • Toddler_Movement
  • Toddler_Potty
  • Toddler_Thinking

Skills in The Sims 4 have different max levels depending upon their type. For example, ‘major_painting’ has 10 levels, but ‘minor_mediaproduction’ only has 5.

Similarly, skills such as Dancing, Bowling, Juice Fizzing from Eco Living, and the Selvadorardian Culture skills from Jungle Adventure all have 5, too. Minor skills typically don’t go above this value, whereas many others will go to 10 (or above in the case of Vampire Lore).

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A Sim skiing in Snowy EscapeEA / Maxis
Lifestyles in The Sims 4 can add extra layers to your Sims’ personality.

How to get Lifestyles in The Sims 4 Snowy Escape

Introduced in The Sims 4 Snowy Escape, Lifestyles are traits that are obtained by a Sim completing certain activities and interactions (or alternatively, by not doing them). Each has its own positive and negative moodlet effects, with ‘Health Food Nut’ adding options to make alternatively healthy meals, or ‘People Person’ adding a greater social need for the Sim.

These can also be cheated to your Sim in the same way as skill and other traits are added. For the ‘Single and Lovin’ It’ Lifestyle, you’d type in ‘traits.equip_trait trait_lifestyles_noneedforromance’ to obtain and it, and replace ‘equip’ for ‘remove’ if you’d like to get rid of it.

Cheat Lifestyle
traits.equip_trait trait_lifestyles_adrenalineseeker Adrenaline Seeker
traits.equip_trait trait_lifestyles_closeknit Close Knit
traits.equip_trait trait_lifestyles_coffeefanatic Coffee Fanatic
traits.equip_trait trait_lifestyles_energetic Energetic
traits.equip_trait trait_lifestyles_frequenttraveler Frequent Traveler
traits.equip_trait trait_lifestyles_healthfoodnut Health Food Nut
traits.equip_trait trait_lifestyles_hungryforlove Hungry for Love
traits.equip_trait trait_lifestyles_indoorsy Indoorsy
traits.equip_trait trait_lifestyles_junkfooddevourer Junk Food Fiend
traits.equip_trait trait_lifestyles_outdoorsy Outdoorsy
traits.equip_trait trait_lifestyles_networker People Person
traits.equip_trait trait_lifestyles_sedentary Sedentary
traits.equip_trait trait_lifestyles_noneedforromance Single and Lovin’ It
traits.equip_trait trait_lifestyles_techie Techie
traits.equip_trait trait_lifestyles_technophobe Technophobe
traits.equip_trait trait_lifestyles_workaholic Workaholic

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The Sims 4 money cheats

A money vault with a SimEA / Maxis
These cheats will have that money vault stocked to the brim in no time.

Want to give your new Sim a headstart in their life, or just want to never have to worry about bills and move them into a large mansion? There are plenty of money cheats you can enter in The Sims 4:

Cheat Result
freerealestate on/off Reduces the cost of lots to §0.
kaching §1,000 added to household funds.
motherlode §50,000 added to household funds.
money #  Adds however much you replace ‘#’ with to your household funds.
rosebud  §1,000 added to household funds.
household.autopay_bills true/false Automatically pays your bills.

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The Sims 4 UI cheats

Ever wanted to take a perfect picture of something in-game without your Sims’ plumbob or turn off the annoying line that appears around objects when you hover over them? Read on to find out how to turn them off:

Cheat Result
fps on/off Adds an FPS indicator to the bottom left of the screen.
fullscreen on/off Switches between fullscreen and windowed mode.
help Lists all available commands.
headlineeffects on/off Disables elements such as the Plumbob and thought/speech bubbles.
hovereffects on/off Turns off the outline around objects and Sims when hovering over them.

The Sims 4 shift-click cheats

Sims 4 Shift click cheatsEA / Maxis
Depending upon what packs you have, shift-clicking a Sim gives you a lot of different cheats.

Not all cheats in The Sims 4 have to be entered with a code, though. With ‘testingcheats‘ enabled, you can press Shift and left-click on PC/Mac / X & O on PlayStation / A & B on Xbox to bring up some extra cheats:

  • Shift-clicking Sims:
    • ‘Make Happy’ fills up their needs to full.
    • ‘Disable Need Decay’ turns off needs decaying over time.
    • ‘Enable Need Decay’ turns this feature back on.
    • ‘Modify in CAS’ allows you to edit a Sim and change their hair, clothes, and makeup. With ‘cas.fulleditmode’ turned on, you can completely edit everything about a Sim, from the face, traits, and body types.
    • ‘Cheat Sim Info’ allows you to change a Sim’s lifestyles, preferences, and lock their motives.
    • ‘Make Into Plant Sim’ turns your Sim into a Plant Sim.
    • ‘Reset Object (Debug)’ resets a Sim if stuck.
    • ‘Add to Family’ adds the selected Sim to the currently active household.
  • Shift-clicking the ground allows you to teleport the selected Sim to that location.
  • Shift-clicking the Mailbox on a lot allows you to alter needs for both the world and household.

Depending upon which Packs you have installed, Shift-clicking on your Sims can give you a whole host of things to play with. Fancy some Bits and Pieces from Eco Living, or some items from Journey to Batuu? There’s lots to discover with shift-click cheats.

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The Sims 4 Build/Buy and move objects cheats

Sims 4 Strangerville HouseEA / Maxis
Download a lot that’s a bit of a Fixer-Upper and transform it with some cool Build/Buy cheats,

Want to build and furnish something truly incredible, free of the restrictions the game initially places on you? Get ready to become THE Dream Home Decorator, as there’s a whole host of essential cheats for any Simmer to use:

Cheat Result
bb.enablefreebuild Allows you to build and furnish otherwise locked lots like the Hospital, Police Station, Glimmerbrook Academy, and the Hermit’s House in Granite Falls.
bb.ignoregameplayunlocksentitlement Instantly unlocks all rewards from careers.
bb.moveobjects on/off Allows you to place objects in-game without restrictions as to placement
bb.showhiddenobjects Shows debug items in the Buy menu
bb.showliveeditobjects §50,000 added to household funds.

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The Sims 4 Vampire, Mermaid, and Ghost cheats

Decided to turn your Sim into a Mermaid, Vampire, or want to let them experience life as a ghost before death? If you’ve got the Vampires Game Pack or the Island Living expansion, you can turn your Sims into these occults in-game without needing to do it in Create a Sim.

Cheat Result
traits.equip_trait trait_occultmermaid Turns your Sim into a Mermaid.
traits.equip_trait trait_occultvampire Turns your Sim into a Vampire.
Ghost cheats (by death type)
traits.equip_trait anger traits.equip_trait hunger
traits.equip_trait trait_ghost_beetle traits.equip_trait laugh
traits.equip_trait cowplant traits.equip_trait ghost_lightning
traits.equip_trait drown traits.equip_trait trait_ghost_murphybed
traits.equip_trait electrocution traits.equip_trait oldage
traits.equip_trait embarrassment traits.equip_trait ghost_overheat
traits.equip_trait exhaust traits.equip_trait poison
traits.equip_trait fire traits.equip_trait steam
traits.equip_trait trait_ghost_flies traits.equip_trait vampire_sun
traits.equip_trait ghost_frozen N/A

You can also replace the ‘equip’ part of the above cheats with ‘remove’ to take away any of these Occult statuses that you no longer want for your Sims.

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The Sims 4 Werewolves Game Pack cheats

An image of s Werewolf in The Sims 4 moonbathingEA / Maxis
Utilize these cheats for Werewolves to turn yourself into the occult and more.

The cheats introduced in the title’s latest DLC can speed along the process of certain features of Werewolves’ Game Pack with some wolfy cheats. There are a fair few available to use, which can accomplish everything from unlocking Temperaments and traits to turning a human Sim into a werewolf themselves.

Cheat Result
traits_equip_trait trait_occultwerewolf Turns your active Sim into a werewolf.
traits.equip_trait trait_occultwerewolf_temperaments_anticapitalistcanine Adds the Anti-Capitalist Canine Temperament.
traits.equip_trait trait_occultwerewolf_temperaments_bigbadwolf Adds the Big Bad Wolf Temperament.
traits.equip_trait trait_occultwerewolf_temperaments_carnivore Adds the Carnivore Temperament.
traits.equip_trait trait_occultwerewolf_aspirationtraits_betterturning Unlocks the Chomp Champion trait for your active Sim.
traits.equip_trait trait_occultwerewolf_dormantwolf Unlocks the Dormant Wolf trait for your active Sim.
traits.equip_trait trait_occultwerewolf_temperaments_easyexcitable Adds the Easily Excitable Temperament.
traits.equip_trait trait_OccultWerewolf_Temperaments_FeelsOutcasted Adds the Feels Outcasted Temperament.
traits.equip_trait trait_werewolfpack_frienda Adds the Friend of the Moonwood Collective trait for your active Sim.
traits.equip_trait trait_werewolfpack_friendb Adds the Friend of the Wildfangs trait for your active Sim.
traits.equip_trait trait_occultwerewolf_temperaments_frisky Adds the Frisky Temperament.
traits.equip_trait trait_occultwerewolf_greaterwolfblood Adds the Greater Wolf Blood trait for your active Sim.
traits.equip_trait trait_occultwerewolf_temperaments_grumpywolf Adds the Grumpy Wolf Temperament.
traits.equip_trait trait_occultwerewolf_temperaments_hatesbeingwet Adds the Hates Being Wet Temperament.
traits.equip_trait trait_occultwerewolf_temperaments_hungrylikethewolf Adds the Hungry Like The Wolf Temperament.
traits.equip_trait trait_occultwerewolf_initiationbonustrait Adds the Lunar Confidant trait for your active Sim.
traits.equip_trait trait_occultwerewolf_temperaments_lunar_forestmark Adds the Mark of The Forest Temperament.
traits.equip_trait trait_occultwerewolf_temperaments_lunar_huntmark Adds the Mark of the Hunt Temperament.
trait_occultwerewolf_temperaments_lunar_nightmark Adds the Mark of the Night Temperament.
traits.equip_trait trait_occultwerewolf_temperaments_lunar_wolfmark Adds the Mark of the Wolf Temperament.
traits.equip_trait trait_occultwerewolf_temperaments_mustbeclean Adds the Must Be Clean Temperament.
traits.equip_trait trait_occultwerewolf_temperaments_nightwolf Adds the Night Wolf Temperament.
traits.equip_trait trait_occultwerewolf_temperaments_prideful Adds the Prideful Temperament.
traits.equip_trait trait_occultwerewolf_aspirationtraits_betterfurycontrol Unlocks the Refined Lupine trait for your active Sim.
traits.equip_trait trait_occultwerewolf_temperaments_restlessanimal Adds the Restless Animal Temperament.
traits.equip_trait trait_occultwerewolf_temperaments_sensitivehearing Adds the Sensitive Hearing Temperament.
traits.equip_trait trait_occultwerewolf_temperaments_survivalinstincts Adds the Survival Instincts Temperament.
traits.equip_trait trait_occultWerewolf_Temperaments_Territorial Adds the Territorial Temperament.
traits.equip_trait trait_occultwerewolf_aspirationtraits_morefear Adds the Threatening Presence trait to your active Sim.
traits.equip_trait trait_occultwerewolf_aspirationtraits_formerlycan Adds the Werewolf Ally trait to your active Sim.
traits.equip_trait trait_occultwerewolf_temperaments_wolfbrain Adds the Wolf Brain Temperament.
traits.equip_trait trait_occultwerewolf_temperaments_wrackedwithhuilt Adds the Wracked With Guilt Temperament.

traits.remove_trait trait_occultwerewolf

Removes the werewolf occult life state from your active Sim.
stats.set_stat rankedstatistic_werewolf_progression (insert number) Adds experience points to your werewolf Sim’s rank progression.

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The Sims 4 Cottage Living cheats

A Sim standing with a rabbit in Cottage LivingEA / Maxis
That cute little Rabbit will be your best friend before you know it!

With the release of Cottage Living, there were lots of new cheats released for Simmers to play with. We’ve compiled all of our favorite ones to help you automatically create Llama wool, level up your cross-stitch skill, purchase animal clothing, or even spawn chicken eggs out of thin air!

Cheat Result
Shift and left-click on Animals (Rabbits, Llamas, Cows, Chickens, and Birds)
  • Buy all Animal Clothing
  • Cheat Outcomes (failing or succeeding at livestock and wild animal socials)
  • Create all Feed Recipes
  • Create wool in inventory
  • Get all Animal Clothes
  • Setting the color of Chickens
  • Unlock all Animal Homes (Birds in The Bush and Wild Rabbit Home)
Shift and left-click on Animal Homes (Animal Shed, Chicken Coop, Birds in The Bush, and Wild Rabbit Homes
  • Ask or stop for help with Gardening from the Rabbit Home
  • Create Egg (Debug) (spawns any of the eggs available)
  • Create Hatchable egg (creates a baby chick)
  • Create Hen in Coop
  • Get Special Upgrade Part (used to improve your livestock homes)
  • Make Clean or Dirty
  • Spawn Cow
  • Spawn Llama
Shift and left-click on cross stitch hoops of all sizes (Small, Medium, Large)
  • Select ‘Cross-stitch Cheats’ to either unlock all patterns, create all patterns in your inventory, or create Llama wool.
Shift and left-click on Fridge
  • Select ‘Animal Treat Cheats’ to unlock treat recipes and create recipes and ingredients!
Shift and left-click on Ground
  • Select ‘Create Animal’ to spawn one of the new animals from Cottage Living.
stats.set_skill_level skill_crossstitch x Replace ‘x’ with a value between 1 and 5 to increase your cross-stitching skill.
traits.equip_trait trait_animalenthusiast Adds the ‘Animal Enthusiast’ trait to the selected Sim.
traits.equip_trait trait_ghost_animalobjects_killerchicken Turns you into a ghost that was killed by a chicken!
traits.equip_trait trait_ghost_animalobjects_killerrabbit Turns you into a ghost that was killed by a rabbit!
traits.equip_trait trait_nature_country Adds the ‘Nature Conversationalist’ trait to the selected Sim.
traits.equip_trait trait_lactoseintolerant Assigns the selected Sim the ‘Lactose Intolerant’ trait.

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So, there you have it. All of The Sims 4 cheats that you need to know about to make your game that much easier (or harder!)

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