The Sims 4 is chock full of different cheats on PC and console to change up gameplay. Enabling testing cheats can bestow your Sims with motherlodes of money, change relationships, improve skills, or move objects and enable hidden ones to appear in the catalog.
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. Make sure to check back, and we’ll continually update you as new packs are released and new Sims 4 cheats get added.
- How to enter cheats in The Sims 4
- Money cheats
- Skill, Sim, relationship, and career cheats
- UI cheats
- Shift-click cheats
- Build/Buy cheats
- Mermaid, Vampire, and Ghost cheats
- Cottage Living cheats
While there are mods that you can download which enable cheats to be accessed by clicking on certain UI elements, using The Sims 4’s cheat console is the main method that Simmers can 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.
- Consoles: Hold down all four shoulder buttons.
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.
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:
|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.|
If you’ve decided to give your Sim a cool new promotion, another trait, some new skills, or change a relationship with one another, there’s a whole host of cool cheats to enter:
|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.|
||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’)|
|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.|
|stats.set_skill_level [skill name] x||Sets your Sim’s skill to the indicated level.|
|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 above-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 listed below:
The cheat can also be used for child and toddler Sims, too. The skills available for them are:
Skills in the Sims have different max levels depending upon their type. For example, ‘major_painting’ has 10 levels, but ‘minor_mediaproduction’ only has 5.
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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.
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:
|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.|
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.
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:
|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.|
Want to turn your Sim into a Mermaid, Vampire, or 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.
|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|
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.
With the release of Cottage Living, there has been a whole load 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!
|Shift and left-click on Animals (Rabbits, Llamas, Cows, Chickens, and Birds)||
|Shift and left-click on Animal Homes (Animal Shed, Chicken Coop, Birds in The Bush, and Wild Rabbit Homes||
|Shift and left-click on cross stitch hoops of all sizes (Small, Medium, Large)
|Shift and left-click on Fridge||
|Shift and left-click on Ground
|stats.set_skill_level skill_crossstitch x||Replace ‘x’ with a value between 1 and 5 to increase your cross-stitching skill.|
||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!|
||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.|
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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