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The Sims 4 cheats for money, relationships, and more

We tell you how to use The Sims 4 cheats so you can get access to unlimited money, skills, and even the ability to cheat death itself.

The Sims 4 cheats: four smiling sims mess around in front of falling simolean notes.

How do you use The Sims 4 cheats on PC? Whether you’re after that all-important Sims 4 money cheat for some extra Simoleans, we’ve listed heaps of handy shortcuts to make the lives of your virtual family more manageable. In this guide, we’ll let you know all of the Sims 4 cheats, and more importantly, how to use them.

Cheats are by no means new to The Sims 4, and EA even actively encourages their use. Still, it can be hard to keep track of every Sims cheat, so we’ve put them all in one handy place. It’s perfect if you’ve never played past entries in one of the best PC games, or are wondering if all those old cheats still work in the latest iteration.

Sims 4 cheats: One sim sits on their laptio, while another thinks, a heart appearing above her head.

All Sims 4 cheats

Below, we have listed every single cheat for The Sims 4 on PC, including those for Sims 4 expansion packs. Use the links below to jump to the cheats you’re looking for.

Money cheats

Cheat text Effect
kaching +1,000 Simoleons
rosebud +1,000 Simoleons
motherlode +50,000 Simoleons
Money [amount] Exact amount of Simoleons

Sims 4 cheats: A happy Sim gains a point of sadness.

Satisfaction and needs cheats

 Cheat Effect
sims.give_satisfaction_points[amount] +[amount] satisfaction points
fillmotive motive_Bladder fills bladder motive
fillmotive motive_Energy fills energy motive
fillmotive motive_Fun fills fun motive
fillmotive motive_Hunger fills hunger motive
fillmotive motive_Hygiene fills hygiene motive
fillmotive motive_Social fills social motive
sims.fill_all_commodities fills every motive for the household

To alter a Sim’s needs, such as making them happy in an instant, you can also type ‘testingcheats true’ into the console, and shift-click the Sim in question. Select the need change from the options.

Alternatively, to keep a sim at its current state, whether good or bad, by using ‘testingcheats true’, shift-clicking the Sim, choosing ‘cheat need’ from the options, and then ‘disable need decay‘.

Sims 4 cheats: death visits a sims home

Death cheats

Cheat Effect
death.toggle true Makes a Sim immortal
death.toggle false Makes an immortal Sim mortal
sims.add_buff buff_death_electrocution_warning Causes death after using an electronic item
sims.add_buff buff_death_elderexhaustion_warning Causes death after exercising
sims.add_buff buff_mortified Causes death by embarrassment
sims.add_buff buff_motives_hunger_starving Causes death by malnutrition
sims.add_buff Ghostly Temporarily turns Sim into a ghost

Adult Sim skill cheats

To max out your Sim’s skills, enter the cheat ‘stats.set_skill_level Skill_[Skill] 10‘. Here are some examples:

Cheat Effect
stats.set_skill_level Skill_Charisma 10 Max out Sim’s charisma skill
stats.set_skill_level Skill_Cooking 10 Max out Sim’s cooking skill
stats.set_skill_level Skill_Fishing 10 Max out Sim’s fishing skill
stats.set_skill_level Skill_Guitar 10 Max out Sim’s guitar skill
stats.set_skill_level Skill_Piano 10 Max out Sim’s piano skill
stats.set_skill_level Skill_VideoGaming 5 Set Sim’s video gaming skill to 5
stats.set_skill_level Skill_Writing 8 Set Sim’s writing skill to 8

Level ten is an adult’s maximum skill level, but you can set it lower than this if you don’t want to max out your Sim instantly.

The Sims 4 skill cheats: A doctor sim carrying out a cat scan

Career cheats

You can add or remove a career using the cheat ‘careers.add_career [career]‘ or ‘careers.remove_career [career]‘. If you want to tweak your career progression fast, you can input ‘careers.demote[name of career]’ or ‘careers.promote[name of career]’ to decide your place in the job market. Here are some examples:

Cheat Effect
careers.promote [Career] Adds one level to [career]
careers.promote Doctor Adds one level to doctor career
careers.demote [Career] Removes one level of [career]
careers.demote Athlete Removes one level of athlete career
careers.add_career [Career] Adds new [career]
careers.add_career Astronaut Adds astronaut career
careers.remove_career [Career] Removes [career]
careers.remove_career Entertainer Removes Entertainer career
careers.retire [Career] Sim retires from [career]

Relationship cheats

The two big ones are a bit long winded. To increase the friendship value between you and another Sim, use ‘modifyrelationship [YourSimFirstName] [YourSimLastName] [TargetSimFirstName] [TargetSimLastName] X LTR_Friendship_Main’.

To increase the romantic relationship between two Sims, instead use, ‘modifyrelationship [YourSimFirstName] [YourSimLastName] [TargetSimFirstName] [TargetSimLastName] X LTR_Romance_Main‘. ‘X’ is the value you’re adding, to a maximum of 100, and you can use the minus symbol to subtract. See examples below.

Cheat Effect
add to family Adds a random citizen to household
relationships.create_friends_for_sim Creates a new Sim
that is friends with your Sim
relationship.introduce_sim_to_all_others Introduces your Sim to all neighbors in the vicinity
modifyrelationship Max Payne Mona Sax 100 LTR_Friendship_main Increase Max and Mona’s friendship fully
modifyrelationship Max Payne Mona Sax -50 LTR_Friendship_main Decrease Max and Mona’s friendship by half
modifyrelationship Max Payne Mona Sax 100 LTR_Romance_main Increase Max and Mona’s romance fully
modifyrelationship Max Payne Mona Sax -50 LTR_Romance_main Decrease Max and Mona’s romance by half

A pregnant Sim holds up a sonogram of her baby, while another behind her leads a toddler by the hand.

Pregnancy cheats

Cheat Effect
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
sims.add_buff buff_pregnancy_trimester2 Make a Sim or ghost pregnant and in their second trimester
sims.add_buff buff_pregnancy_trimester3 Make a Sim or ghost pregnant and in their third trimester
pregnancy.force_offspring_count [simID] [count] [Count] reflects how many kids you want to have at once

Building cheats

Cheat Effect
FreeRealEstate On All lots in world view are free
FreeRealEstate Off All lots are paid-for
bb.moveobjects on Ignore placement rules
 bb.ignoregameplayunlocksentitlement Unlocks all catalog items
bb.showhiddenobjects Unlocks hidden catalog items
bb.moveobjects on Move any item

Teleport cheat

To move a Sim anywhere, enter ‘testingcheats true‘ into the console, and Shift + Click anywhere on the ground. Click on ‘Teleport Me Here‘ to move your Sim.

Create-A-Sim cheat

Cheat Effect
cas.fulleditmode Edit any Sim in Create-A-Sim mode

UI cheats

There are only a couple of cheats for changing the UI, which we’ve listed below, but some Sims 4 mods, such as Show Sim Info and Dark Mode UI, offer more UI options.

Cheat Effect
headlineeffects off Disables speech bubbles and other headline effects
headlineeffects on Re-enables speech bubbles and other headline effects
hovereffects on Enable hover effect when you mouseover Sims
hovereffects off Disable hover effect when you mouseover Sims
fullscreenToggle Toggles game between fullscreen and windowed
fps on Adds FPS display
fps off Removes FPS display

You might also be interested in the UI cheats extension mod, which changes the cheat UI itself. It doesn’t add any new cheats, but it replaces the need to open the command console and manually type in the cheats. If you find yourself needing to use a lot of cheats, it’s a pretty sweet quality-of-life mod.

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

Seasons 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.

Cheat Effect
seasons.set_season 0 Set to Summer
seasons.set_season 1 Set to Fall
seasons.set_season 2 Set to Winter
seasons.set_season 3 Set to Spring
weather.start_weather_event weather_cloudy_cool Set weather to cloudy
and cool
weather.start_weather_event weather_cloudy_warm Set weather to cloudy
and warm
weather.start_weather_event weather_heatwave Causes a heatwave
weather.start_weather_event weather_rain_heavy_warm Causes heavy rain
while warm
weather.start_weather_event weather_rain_light_cool Causes light rain while cool
weather.start_weather_event weather_rain_storm_cold Causes a thunderstorm
weather.start_weather_event weather_snow_heavy_freezing Sets weather to heavy snow and freezing
weather.start_weather_event weather_snow_light_freezing Sets weather to light snow and freezing
weather.start_weather_event weather_snow_thundersnow Causes a thunderstorm
with snow
weather.start_weather_event weather_sunny_burning Set weather to sunny
and dangerously hot.
weather.start_weather_event weather_sunny_cool Sets weather to sunny
and cool
weather.start_weather_event weather_sunny_freezing Sets weather to sunny
and freezing
weather.start_weather_event weather_sunny_warm Sets weather to sunny
and warm
weather.start_weather_event weather_sunshower_hot Set weather to rain
while hot

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

Cats & Dogs pet cheats

Cheat Effect
stats.set_skill_level skill_dog [#] Change pet training skill level (1-5)
stats.set_skill_level skill_dog 5 Max out pet training skill level
stats.set_skill_level major_vet [#] Change Sim’s vet skill (1-10)
stats.set_skill_level major_vet 10 Maxes out Sim’s vet skill
traits.equip_trait attraction Unlocks Animal Affection perk

You can also use the friendship cheat from above for your pet with this expansion pack. Enter ‘modifyrelationship [YourSimFirstName] [YourSimLastName] [TargetPetFirstName] [TargetPetLastName] X LTR_SimtoPet_Friendship_Main, replacing ‘X’ with a value between 0 and 100 to change the friendship level between a Sim and a pet.

Vampires cheats

Cheat Effect
traits.equip_trait trait_OccultVampire Turns Sim into a Vampire
traits.remove_trait trait_OccultVampire Turns Vampire back into a human

Werewolves cheats

Cheat Effect
traits.equip_trait trait_OccultWerewolf Turns Sim into a Werewolf
traits.remove_trait trait_OccultWerewolf Turns Werewolf into a human

A sim tends to his horse in the Sims 4 Horse Ranch expansion pack.

Horse Ranch cheats

You can use cheats in the official Horse Ranch expansion pack to quickly give your Sim a new personality trait or remove them. Enter ‘testingcheats true’ into the console before entering these cheats.

Cheat Effect
traits.equip_trait trait_HorseLover Adds Horse Lover trait
traits.equip_trait trait_isRanchHand Adds Ranch Hand trait
traits.equip_trait trait_MasterTrainer Adds Master Trainer trait
traits.remove_trait trait_HorseLover Removes Horse Lover trait
traits.remove_trait trait_isRanchHand Removes Ranch Hand trait
traits.remove_trait trait_MasterTrainer Removes Master Trainer trait

A famous Sim signing a piece of paper in Sims 4 Get Famous

Get Famous cheats

Cheat Effect
stats.set_skill_level Major_Acting [#] Set Major Acting skill level
stats.set_skill_level Major_Acting 10 Maxes out Major Acting skill
stats.set_skill_level Minor_Media [#] Set Minor Media skill level
stats.set_skill_level Minor_Media 10 Maxes out Minor Media skill
famepoints [#] Adds fame points
famepoints 10 Adds maximum fame points
traits.equip_trait UnstoppableFame Adds Unstoppable Fame trait
traits.equip_trait UnstoppableFame Removes Unstoppable Fame trait
traits.equip_trait WorldRenownedActor Adds World Renowned Actor trait
traits.equip_trait WorldRenownedActor Removes World Renowned Actor trait
careers.promote Actor Adds one level to actor career
careers.promote DramaClub Adds one level to drama club career

To use these cheats for the Get Famous expansion pack, be sure to enter ‘testingcheats true’ into the console first.

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

Island Living cheats

Change your tan and even turn your Sim into a mermaid with the following Island Living cheats, as long as you enter ‘testingcheats true’ into the command box first.

Cheat Effect
traits.equip_trait trait_OccultMermaid Turns Sim into a Mermaid
traits.remove_trait trait_OccultMermaid Turns a Mermaid into a human
volcanic_eruption small Drops small lava bombs from the sky
volcanic_eruption large Drops large lava bombs from the sky
traits.equip_trait
trait_BeachBum_LaidBack
Adds Laid Back Beach Bum trait
traits.remove_trait
trait_BeachBum_LaidBack
Removes Laid Back Beach Bum trait
traits.equip_trait trait_Hidden_IslandAncestor_Elemental Adds Elemental Ancestor trait
traits.remove_trait trait_Hidden_IslandAncestor_Elemental Removes Elemental Ancestor trait
traits.equip_trait
trait_NaturalSpeaker
Adds Natural Speaker trait
traits.remove_trait
trait_NaturalSpeaker
Removes Natural Speaker trait
traits.equip_trait
trait_FriendOfTheSea
Adds Friend of the Sea trait
traits.remove_trait
trait_FriendOfTheSea
Removes Friend of the Sea trait

Sims 4 cheats: A student learns robotics in the Discover University sims 4 expansion pack.

Discover University cheats

Enter ‘testingcheats true’ into the command box before trying any of these Sims 4 University cheats.

Cheat Effect
stats.set_skill_level major_researchdebate [#] Set Research Debate skill
stats.set_skill_level major_researchdebate 10 Max out Research Debate skill
stats.set_skill_level major_robotics [#] Set Major Robotics skill
stats.set_skill_level major_robotics 10 Max out Major Robotics skill
Loot.Apply_To_Sim Loot_Organization_JoinOrQuit_Robotics <SimID> Join a University
Stats.Set_Stat RankedStatistic_
CollegeOrganization_Progress_Robotics [#]
Increases
Robotics club level
careers.promote careers_Adult_Education Adds one level to education career
careers.promote careers_Adult_Law Adds one level to law career
careers.promote careers_Adult_Engineer Adds one level to engineer career
careers.promote careers_Volunteer_SoccerTeam Adds one level to soccer team career
careers.promote career_Volunteer_E-Sports Adds one level to
e-sports career

Sims 4 cheats: A snowboarder in the sims 4 snowy escape expansion.

Snowy Escape cheats

To boost your enjoyment during your snowy escape with these Sims 4 cheats, type ‘testingcheats true’ into the command box.

Cheat Effect
stats.set_skill_level major_skiing [#] Set Skiing skill level
stats.set_skill_level major_rockclimbing [#] Set Rock Climbing skill level
stats.set_skill_level major_snowboarding [#] Set Snowboarding skill level
stats.set_skill_level major_skiing 10 Max out Skiing skill
stats.set_skill_level major_rockclimbing 2 Set Rock Climbing skill to 2
stats.set_skill_level major_snowboarding 5 Set Snowboarding skill to 5

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

Cottage Living cheats

Cheat Effect
stats.setgskill_level Skill_CrossStitch [#] Set Cross-Stitch skill level
stats.setgskill_level Skill_CrossStitch 5 Set Cross-Stitch skill to 5
traits.equip_trait trait_LactoseIntolerant Add Lactose Intolerant trait
traits.equip_trait trait_AnimalEnthusiast Add Animal Enthusiast trait
traits.equip_trait trait_Nature_Country Add Nature Country trait
traits.remove_trait trait_LactoseIntolerant Remove Lactose Intolerant trait
traits.remove_trait trait_AnimalEnthusiast Remove Animal Enthusiast trait
traits.remove_trait trait_Nature_Country Remove Nature Country trait

After enabling ‘testingCheats True’, you can also 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 colored rabbits, shift-click on the Wild Rabbit Home and click ‘create rabbit in home’. The color of the rabbit will be random. You can shift-click on sims to kill them with a vicious killer rabbit.

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For Rent cheats

Cheat Effect
bb.increaserentalunitcap off Toggles the rental cap off
bb.increaserentalunitcap on Turns the rental cap back on

The Sims 4 Dine Out cheats: Night falls over a fancy restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating.

Dine Out cheats

Cheat Effect
bucks.unlock_perk
RecommendDishSocial true
Unlock Curious Customers
bucks.unlock_perk
AdditionalWaiter_1 true
Unlock Additional Waiter#1
bucks.unlock_perk
AdditionalWaiter_2 true
Unlock Additional Waiter#2
bucks.unlock_perk
IngredientQualityOptions true
Unlock Ingredient Quality Options
bucks.unlock_perk
MoreCustomers true
Unlock Meal Rush
bucks.unlock_perk
IngredientCostDiscount true
Unlock Surplus Harvest
bucks.unlock_perk
LengthenImpatienceTimeout true
Unlock Patient Patrons
bucks.unlock_perk
AdditionalChef true
Unlock Additional Chef
bucks.unlock_perk
RecommendDishFrequency true
Unlock Curiouser Customers
bucks.unlock_perk
InspirationalSpeechSocial true
Unlock Inspirational Speech
bucks.unlock_perk
EatFaster true
Unlock Fast Eaters
bucks.unlock_perk
LowerEmployeeTrainingCost true
Unlock Lower Employee Training Costs
bucks.unlock_perk
CheaperIngredients_1 true
Unlock Ingredient Discount (small)
bucks.unlock_perk
CheaperIngredients_2 true
Unlock Ingredient Discount (large)
bucks.unlock_perk
ExpensiveOrders true
Unlock Well Funded Foodsies
bucks.unlock_perk
RiskFreeMarkup true
Unlock Tidy Tippers
bucks.unlock_perk LowerChanceBadEvents_Small true Unlock Well Managed
bucks.unlock_perk ChefsHat true Unlock The Chef’s Hat

The Sims 4 Cheats: A landscape image from The Sims Jungle Adventure pack, showing stone ruins in a green jungle.

Jungle Adventure cheats

Cheat Effect
traits.equip_trait poison Instantly kills Sim by poisoning
sims.add_buff curses_MarkedForDeath_Common Sim dies from electrocution when repairing something
sims.add_buff curses_MarkedForDeath_Rare Sim dies from poisoning within three days
sims.add_buff curses_MarkedForDeath_Uncommon Sim dies from spontaneous combustion
traits.equip_trait Trait_Hidden_Skeleton_ServiceSkeleton Turns your Sim into a skeleton
traits.remove_trait Trait_Hidden_Skeleton_ServiceSkeleton Turns your skeleton Sim back into a human
sims.add_buff Buff_Skeleton Turns your Sim into a skeleton for 12 hours
sims.remove_buff Buff_Skeleton Turns skeleton Sim into a human before 12 hours

An in-game warning when enabling The Sims 4 cheats that reads: "Warning: using Cheats".

How to enable The Sims 4 cheats

To turn on cheats in The Sims 4 on PC or Mac, open the Sims 4 cheat console by pressing Ctrl + Shift + C. Enter the cheat text from the list below into the text box, then press ‘Enter’ or ‘Done’.

You may then see a pop-up that asks you to confirm you are happy to use cheats. Enabling cheats prevents you from earning achievements in that particular save, even if you turn them back off again – but it’s worth it for the extra fun.

Some of the cheats below are shift-click cheats. For these, instead of entering a code, you must type ‘testingcheats true‘ into the cheat console. Then, either type an additional command or click the Sim or object for more options.

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 ahead of any The Sims 5 release date window. Hopefully, our cheat sheet helps you speed things up a bit in your latest save.