All Sims 4 cheats: how to enable cheat codes and get money

All Sims 4 cheats in one place, whether you're looking for money cheat codes, more flexible relationships, extra skill levels, or simply better UI

Sims 4 cheats: A family of sims all hang out in an apartment

Looking for a list of Sims 4 cheats? Whether you’re after that all-important Sims 4 money cheat, some fresh items to add to your catalog, or even just zapping a Sim from one place to another, there are heaps of handy shortcuts to make the lives of your virtual family much, much easier.

Cheats are by no means new to The Sims, but if you’ve never played past entries in this beloved life game series or worry that the cheats of previous Sims games won’t work here, then allow us to step in with a dedicated list of Sims 4 cheats. We’ll walk you through how to enter Sims 4 cheats, give you a list of the very best cheats to use, and explain exactly what each one offers you.

How to enable cheats in Sims 4

First, open up the Sims 4 cheat console with Ctrl + Shift + C. Then take a look through the list of cheats for Sims 4 below and input the command in the dialog box. Press Enter and the cheat will be activated.

Here are some basic Sims 4 cheats:

  • cheat need > disable need decay: stops your Sims needing… anything – can be reversed by swapping ‘disable’ or ‘enable’
  • cheat need > make happy: fulfills all needs and makes Sim happy
    make dirty: dirties an object, not sure why you’d want to
    make clean: makes objects clean, to save your Sim from household chores
  • cas.fulleditmode: this lets you edit any Sim in Create-A-Sim mode
  • Shift + Click anywhere on the ground: this will give you the option to instantly teleport your Sim, which means no more waiting for your character to able their way to the car pool

Sims 4 money cheats

Simply put, if you want more money in The Sims 4 then these are the cheats for you:

  • kaching: get 1,000 simoleons
  • rosebud: get 1,000 simoleons (this is more of an easter egg, but it still works)
  • motherlode: get 50,000 simoleons
  • Money X (where X is the amount of simoleons you want): give household an exact number of simoleons – you’ll need to type in ‘testingCheats True’ first to activate this
  • FreeRealEstate On: makes all lots in world view free, swap ‘On’ for ‘Off’ to deactivate

Sims 4 cheats: a sim is about to get x-rayed by another sim

Sims 4 skill cheats

Progress your Sims in a matter of seconds so you can quickly reach your career goals, or simply stop your Sims setting fire to the house every time they try to make supper. The basic Sims 4 skill cheat is:

  • stats.set_skill_level [Skill] [#1-10]

For example, you could tyoe ‘stats.set_skill_level Major_Fishing 10’, but naturally you can change the major skill to whatever skill you want to boost. Level 10 is the maximum level a skill can be, so set it lower than this if you don’t want to instantly max out your Sim.

Sims 4 UI cheats

There arn’t any cheats for changing the UI, however what you might be interested in instead is a Sims 4 mod called UI cheats extension. In essence, it’s a mod designed to make deploying cheats easier.

It doesn’t add any new cheats, but it replaces the need to open the command console and manually type in the cheats you want. It’s a pretty sweet quality-of-life mod, if you find yourself needing to use a lot of cheats.

Sims 4 cheats: two sims get married in a small ceremony on a sunny day

Sims 4 relationship cheats

If you want to give your sim a leg up in the world of relationships, whether it’s making new friends or finding ‘the one’, then these handy Sims 4 relationship cheat codes will help you out:

  • add to family: want to add a random citizen to your family? This is the Sims 4 cheat for you
  • relationships.create_friends_for_sim: creates a new Sim which is already friends with your sim
  • relationship.introduce_sim_to_all_others: introduces your Sim to all neighbours in the vicinity
  • modifyrelationship [YourSimFirstName] [YourSimLastName] [TargetSimFirstName] [TargetSimLastName] X LTR_Friendship_Main: this changes the friendship value between your sim and another named sim, where ‘X’ is the value you’re adding. Can also use the minus symbol to subtract
  • modifyrelationship [YourSimFirstName] [YourSimLastName] [TargetSimFirstName] [TargetSimLastName] X LTR_Romance_Main: this changes the romance level between your sim and another named sim, where ‘X’ is the value you’re adding. Can also use the minus symbol to subtract

If only these worked in real life, wouldn’t that be something? Get far enough in a relationship and your sim will more likely than not want to have babies. Here are some cheats that help with pregnancy:

  • sims.add_buff buff_pregnancy_inlabor: make a Sim or ghost pregnant and in labor
  • sims.add_buff buff_pregnancy_trimester1: make a Sim or ghost pregnant and in their first trimester – you can cycle between the trimesters by choosing between 1,2, or 3
  • pregnancy.force_offspring_count [simID] [count]: change the count to reflect how many kids you want to have all at once

Sims 4 cheats: a building plot in Sims 4, with the roof missing

Sims 4 building cheats

Again, you’ll need to enable cheat mode in the cheat console before entering these, but here are the main Sims 4 build cheats:

  • bb.moveobjects on: allows you to ignore placement rules like a renegade builder
  • bb.ignoregameplayunlocksentitlement: grants access to all catalog items you would ordinarily have to unlock
  • bb.enablefreebuild: allows you to build on restricted lots, so if you want to tear down a key building in your town, you’re completely free to do so

Sims 4 Career Cheats

If you want to tweak your career progression you can input ‘careers.demote[name of career]’ or ‘careers.promote[name of career]’ to decide your place in the job market. You can also use these cheats if you have the Sims 4 Discover University expansion:

  • careers.promote law: your Sim gains an instant promotion in their Law career. The highest rank in the Judge and Private Attorney branches are Chief of Justice and Preeminent Partner, respectively
  • careers.promote engineering: your Sim gains an instant promotion in their Engineering career. The highest rank in the Computer Engineering and Private Attorney branches are PC Prodigy and Master of Machines, respectively
  • careers.promote education: your Sim gains an instant promotion in their Education career. The highest rank in the Administrator and Professor branches are Head Chancellor and Master Educator, respectively

Sims 4 cheats: A Sim gardening in the Sims 4 Seasons expansion

SIMS 4 weather CHEATS

The Seasons expansion is undoubtedly one of the best Sims 4 expansion packs as it offers massive gameplay changes to the entire game. Use these Sims 4 weather cheats to have complete control over the weather:

  • seasons.set_season [#]: 0 = summer, 1 = fall, 2 = winter, 3 = spring
  • weather.start_weather_event weather_cloudy_cool: set the weather to cloudy and cool
  • weather.start_weather_event weather_cloudy_warm: set the weather to cloudy and warm
  • weather.start_weather_event weather_heatwave: cause a heatwave (set weather to dangerously hot)
  • weather.start_weather_event weather_rain_heavy_warm: set the weather to heavy rain while warm
  • weather.start_weather_event weather_rain_light_cool: set the weather to light rain while cool
  • weather.start_weather_event weather_rain_storm_cold: cause a thunderstorm
  • weather.start_weather_event weather_snow_heavy_freezing: set the weather to heavy snow and freezing
  • weather.start_weather_event weather_snow_light_freezing: set the weather to light snow while freezing
  • weather.start_weather_event weather_snow_thundersnow: cause a thunderstorm while it snows
  • weather.start_weather_event weather_sunny_burning: set the weather to sunny and dangerously hot
  • weather.start_weather_event weather_sunny_cool: set the weather to sunny and cool
  • weather.start_weather_event weather_sunny_freezing: set the weather to sunny and freezing
  • weather.start_weather_event weather_sunny_warm: set the weather to sunny and warm
  • weather.start_weather_event weather_sunshower_hot – set the weather to rain while hot

Sims 4 death cheats

Death is inevitable for Sims just as much as it is for us in the real world, but luckily for sims there are cheats that can help with that:

  • death.toggle true: save a Sim from death forever, reverse by switching ‘true’ to ‘false’
  • sims.add_buff buff_death_electrocution_warning: cause death while using an electric item
  • sims.add_buff buff_death_elderexhaustion_warning: cause death after exercising
  • sims.add_buff buff_mortified: cause death by embarrassment
  • sims.add_buff buff_motives_hunger_starving: you guessed it, death by malnutrition
  • sims.add_buff Ghostly: temporarily turn your Sim into a ghost

Sims 4 cheats: death visits a sims home

Sims 4 trait and stat cheats

There are also a ton of cheats in The Sims 4 that can tweak and alter various stats that your Sim may have. Please note that many of these will require specific expansions:

  • stats.set_skill_level Major_Acting [#]: set your acting skill level (ten is the maximum) (Get Famous expansion)
  • stats.set_skill_level Minor_Media [#]: set your media production skill level (five is the maximum) (Get Famous expansion)
  • famepoints [#]: give your Sim some fame points (Get Famous expansion)
  • traits.equip_trait UnstoppableFame: the unstoppable fame trait stops your Sim from ever having their fame decay. Your Sim will also never react poorly to paparazzi (Get Famous expansion)
  • traits.equip_trait WorldRenownedActor: the world renowned actor trait stops your Sim from ever failing an acting action (Get Famous expansion)
  • careers.promote Actor: your Sim gains an instant promotion in their acting career (Get Famous expansion)
  • careers.promote DramaClub: your Sim gains an instant promotion in their Drama Club career (Get Famous expansion)
  • stats.set_skill_level major_researchdebate: maxes out your research and debate skill (ten is the maximum) (Discover University expansion)
  • stats.set_skill_level major_robotics: maxes out your robotics skill (ten is the maximum) (Discover University expansion)
  • stats.set_skill_level major_skiing 10: set your skiing skill level (ten is the maximum) (Snowy Escapes expansion)
  • stats.set_skill_level major_rockclimbing 10: set your rock climbing skill level (ten is the maximum) (Snowy Escapes expansion)
  • stats.set_skill_level major_snowboarding 10: set your snowboarding skill level (ten is the maximum) (Snowy Escapes expansion)
  • stats.setgskillglevel SkillgCrossStitch 5: sets your cross stitch skill to maximum (five) (Cottage Living expansion)
  • traits.equip_trait trait_LactoseIntolerant: gives your sim the Lactose Intolerant trait (Cottage Living expansion)
  • traits.equip_trait trait_AnimalEnthusiast: gives your sim the Animal Enthusiast trait (Cottage Living expansion)
  • traits.equip_trait trait_Nature_Country: gives your sim the Nature Conversationalist trait (Cottage Living expansion)

Sims 4 cheats: A Sim petting her cat in a local park in Sims 4 Cats & Dogs expansion pack cheats

SIMS 4 Pet CHEATS

The Sims 4 Cats & Dogs expansion adds veterinarian as a career path, allows players to build their own vet clinic, and introduces pets to the game. Be sure to type testingcheats true into the console before using any of these cheats, otherwise these commands won’t work.

  • stats.set_skill_level skill_dog [#]: maxes out your pet training skill (five is the maximum)
  • stats.set_skill_level major_vet [#]: maxes out your vet skill (ten is the maximum)
  • traits.equip_trait attraction: The animal affection perk makes relationships with pets begin at a higher level than usual
  • modifyrelationship [YourSimFirstName] [YourSimLastName] [TargetPetFirstName] [TargetPetLastName] X LTR_SimtoPet_Friendship_Main Replace X with the value to change the friendship level between a Sim and a pet

Sims 4 cheats: A Sim swimming alongside a dolphin in Sims 4 Island Living

Sims 4 Island Living cheats

While these can be complex to input, there are heaps of Sims 4 cheats for the recent Island Living DLC, allowing you to change your tan and even turn your Sim into a mermaid. Here are some of our favourites – you’ll need to use Ctrl + Shift + C and put the code into the console to activate most of these.

  • traits.equip_trait trait_OccultMermaid: turn your Sim into a mermaid or merman
  • volcanic_eruption small: small lava bombs fall out of the sky on your lot (provided you have a lot of the ‘volcanic activity’ trait on your land)
  • volcanic_eruption large: large lava bombs fall out of the sky on your lot (provided you have a lot of the ‘volcanic activity’ trait on your land)
  • [Shift + Click] and select from a series of tan options without having to actually lie out in the sun
  • traits.equip_trait trait_BeachBum_LaidBack: gives your Sim the Laid Back trait, making it impossible to become tense
  • traits.equip_trait trait_Hidden_IslandAncestor_Elemental: gives the Sulani Mana trait, improving quality of plants and allowing you to summon Volcanic Bombs
  • traits.equip_trait trait_NaturalSpeaker: grants the Natural Speaker trait that makes your success with grant applications more successful and makes enthusing other Sims easier
  • traits.equip_trait trait_FriendOfTheSea: gives your Sim the Master of the Sea trait, so you can swim around the sea faster and befriend dolphins with ease

Sims 4 cheats: A female sim waves a cow bell at a cow

Sims 4 Cottage Living cheats

After enabling ‘testingCheats True’, you can shift-click livestock to bring up a menu allowing you to:

  • Unlock all animal homes
  • Cheat relationship
  • Get all animal clothes
  • Buy animal clothing
  • Create wool inventory
  • Create all feed recipes
  • Cheat outcomes

You can also spawn animals by shift-clicking on the ground, an animal shed, or a chicken coop. When shift-clicking on a chicken coop, you can spawn rare eggs.

Shift-clicking on a Wild Bird Home allows you to control wild birds or discover their gift preferences, and shift-clicking on a fridge allows you to unlock all animal treat recipes – these can also be spawned in your inventory. To spawn coloured rabbits, shift-click on the Wild Rabbit Home and click ‘create rabbit in home’. The colour of the rabbit will be random.

You can shift-click on sims to kill them with a vicious killer rabbit.

And there you have it, a list of useful Sims 4 cheats to help you manipulate your tiny little virtual people in ways you’d never thought possible. We’ve got a list of games like Sims if you need more to scratch that simulation game itch, although maybe some god games will satisfy you.

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