The Sims 4 Cheats Guide (Basic Cheats)

We don’t encourage you to use cheats in any game. But sometimes players love to use them just for fun. In this The Sims 4 Guide you will see the list of the basic cheats that will work for any players, no matter what DLCs have you got. As for the other ones, we will write separate posts and link all of them in this guide.

The Sims 4 Basic Cheats

These cheat codes are available if you obtain the base game. Naturally, they will work and in the situation when you have all the DLCs. In addition, these The Sims 4 Cheats work on all the platforms: PC, Mac, PS4, and XBOX One. The only difference is the way you call the input window, where to write these cheat codes.

How to enter cheats in The Sims 4

Our guide will be very easy to use if you are playing on a PC or Mac. As everything you need to do is call the input window and Ctrl+C/Ctrl+V the code into the game. Console players will need to do that manually. Anyway, to call the input window you should for:

  • The Sims 4 PC cheats: Press together Ctrl + Shift + C
  • The Sims 4 Mac cheats: Hold Command and Shift, then press c
  • The Sims 4 PS4 cheats: Hold down all four shoulder buttons at once
  • The Sims 4 Xbox One cheats: Hold down all four shoulder buttons at once

After that, you will see a small window in the left up corner. That’s the place where you enter all the codes.

The Sims 4 shift-click cheats

These kind of cheats are very handy and you can use them almost in every simple life situation. Before you start using the cheats below don’t forget to enter the following code in the input window: testingcheats true. This code turns on the options developers use to test the game. But they can be useful for players as well.

After that Shift+right click on your Sim and choose the option from the menu you need. There you’ll see different options from making your sim happy to disabling the sim’s needs decoy. You can experiment with all of them yourself.

The Sims 4 Money and Real Estate Cheats

Don’t forget to call Cheat Console by pressing CTRL+SHIFT+C.

Cheat CodeEffect
rosebudget 1,000 Simoleons
kachingget 1,000 Simoleons
motherlodeget 50,000 Simoleons
Money Xinstead of X write the number of Simoleons that your household will have
FreeRealEstate On
FreeRealEstate Off
If ON makes all lots (houses) free.
If OFF makes all houses have prices again
household.autopay_bills true
household.autopay_bills false
If TRUE you won’t get any bills
If FALSE you will get your bills as usual

The Sims 4 Buy/Build Mode Cheats

These cheats can open the objects that you don’t see. Such objects are usually by developers for different city lots (not houses).

Cheat CodeEffect
bb.moveobjectsYou can place objects anywhere you like. For example, put a lot of different objects on a table
bb.ignoregameplayunlocksentitlementUnlock all career rewards including career room styles
Shift + ]Makes objects bigger
Shift + [Makes objects smaller
Click roof and use Shift + CMakes your curved roof straight
bb.showhiddenobjectsShows all the hidden objects in the game
bb.showliveeditobjectsUnlocks over 1000 extra world environment objects to your game (use after bb.showhiddenobjects)

The Sims 4 Skill Cheats

These cheats will help you make your sim advanced in any skill. Or vice verse you can force you sim forget some skills. First of all, turn the test mode in the input window with the cheat code testingcheats true. Then you can write any number from 1 to 10 in the code below. That will make your sim as good in skill as you like. Don’t forget that we are writing only about The Sims 4 Basic cheats. If you want to max skills from any other DLC write the proper name of the skill instead of the given below.

Cheat CodeEffect
stats.set_skill_level Major_Charisma 10If 10 then Max out Charisma skill
stats.set_skill_level Major_Comedy 10Max out Comedy skill
stats.set_skill_level Major_HomestyleCooking 10Max out Cooking skill
stats.set_skill_level Major_Fishing 10Max out Fishing skill
stats.set_skill_level Skill_Fitness 10Max out Fitness skill
stats.set_skill_level Major_Gardening 10Max out Gardening skill
stats.set_skill_level Major_GourmetCooking 10Max out Gourmet Cooking skill
stats.set_skill_level Major_Guitar 10Max out Guitar skill
stats.set_skill_level Major_Handiness 10Max out Handiness skill
stats.set_skill_level Major_Logic 10Max out Logic skill
stats.set_skill_level Major_Mischief 10Max out Mischief skill
stats.set_skill_level Major_Bartending 10Max out Mixology skill
stats.set_skill_level Major_Painting 10Max out Painting skill
stats.set_skill_level Major_Piano 10Max out Piano skill
stats.set_skill_level Major_Photography 10Max out Photography skill
stats.set_skill_level Major_Programming 10Max out Programming skill
stats.set_skill_level Major_RocketScience 10Max out Rocket Science skill
stats.set_skill_level Major_VideoGaming 10Max out Video Gaming skill
stats.set_skill_level Major_Violin 10Max out Violin skill
stats.set_skill_level Major_Writing 10Max out Writing skill
Child Skill CheatsEffect
stats.set_skill_level Skill_Child_Creativity 10Max out Creativity skill for kids
stats.set_skill_level Skill_Child_Mental 10Max out Mental skill for kids
stats.set_skill_level Skill_Child_Motor 10Max out Motor skill for kids
stats.set_skill_level Skill_Child_Social 10Max out Social skill for kids

You can try typical codes on toddlers as well.

Toddler Skill CheatsEffect
stats.set_skill_level Skill_Toddler_Potty 3Max out Potty skill for toddlers
stats.set_skill_level Skill_Toddler_Imagination 5Max out Imagination skill for toddlers
stats.set_skill_level Skill_Toddler_Communication 5Max out Communication skill for toddlers
stats.set_skill_level Skill_Toddler_Movement 5Max out Movement skill for toddlers
stats.set_skill_level Skill_Toddler_Thinking 5Max out Thinking skill for toddlers

The Sims 4 Career Promotion Cheats

In some cases, you need to use a testing mode. Turn it by the following code in the input window: testingcheats true. After that, use the codes below for a particular career. Don’t forget that we are writing about the basic game. To see all The Sims 4 career cheats click here.

Cheat CodeEffect
careers.promote AstronautGet promoted in the Astronaut career – Space Ranger & Interstellar Smuggler
careers.promote AthleticGet promoted in the Athlete career – Professional Athlete & Bodybuilder
careers.promote BusinessGet promoted in the Business career – Management & Investor
careers.promote CriminalGet promoted in the Criminal career – Boss & Oracle
careers.promote CulinaryGet promoted in the Culinary career – Chef & Mixologist
careers.promote EntertainerGet promoted in the Entertainer career – Musician & Comedian
careers.promote PainterGet promoted in the Painter career – Master of the Real & Patron of the Arts
careers.promote SecretAgentGet promoted in the Secret Agent career – Diamond Agent & Villain
careers.promote TechGuruGet promoted in the TechGuru career – Esport Gamer & Start-up Entrepreneur
careers.promote WriterGet promoted in the Writer career – Author & Journalist
careers.add_career {careername}Instead of {careername} write the title of the career for your Sim
careers.remove_career {careername}Quit Career
Careers.retire {careername}Quit your career and receive a pension every week
Sims.modify_career_outfit_in_cas {SimID}Change career outfit in Create a Sim. Retrieve SimsID with this cheat: Sims.get_sim_id_by_name {Firstname} {Lastname}

Also there are some part-time jobs. You can use typical cheat codes for part-time jobs as well.

Part Time Jobs Promotion CheatsEffect
careers.promote PartTime_BabysitterGet promoted as Babysitter
careers.promote PartTime_BaristaGet promoted as Barista
careers.promote PartTime_FastFoodGet promoted as Fast Food Employee
careers.promote PartTime_ManualGet promoted as Manual Laborer
careers.promote PartTime_RetailGet promoted as Retail Employee
Kids School/Job CheatsEffect
careers.promote GradeschoolRaise a Child’s Grade Performance in Grade school
careers.promote HighschoolRaise a Child’s Grade Performance in Highschool

The Sims 4 Emotions and Needs Cheats

Almost all of these cheats you can do with Shift+Click on sim cheats. But if it is not possible you can write a code in the cheat console.

Cheat CodeEffect
sims.fill_all_commoditiesMax Motives (Fix everyone’s needs bars in your household)
fillmotive motive_BladderFill the Bladder bar of a Sim
fillmotive motive_EnergyFill the Energy bar of a Sim
fillmotive motive_FunFill the Fun bar of a Sim
fillmotive motive_HungerFill the Hunger bar of a Sim
fillmotive motive_HygieneFill the Hygiene bar of a Sim
fillmotive motive_SocialFill the Social bar of a Sim

The Sims 4 Death Cheats

If you have a strange desire or need to kill your sim you can use the cheats below. Again we are writing only about the basic causes of death in The Sims 4.

Cheat CodeEffect
Death.toggleDisables Death
sims.add_buff GhostlyMakes Sims a ghost for 4 hours.

The Sims 4 Friendship and Romance Cheats

All these you can achieve easily by playing or by getting special traits. But if you want to choose a faster way you can use the cheats below.

Cheat CodeEffect
modifyrelationship {PlayedSimFirstName} {PlayedSimLastName} {TargetSimFirstName} {TargetSimLastName} 100 LTR_Friendship_MainAdds positive friendship to 2 Sims.
modifyrelationship {PlayedSimFirstName} {PlayedSimLastName} {TargetSimFirstName} {TargetSimLastName} 100 LTR_Romance_MainAdds positive romance to 2 Sims.
modifyrelationship {PlayedSimFirstName} {PlayedSimLastName} {TargetSimFirstName} {TargetSimLastName} -100 Friendship_MainAdds negative friendship to 2 Sims.
modifyrelationship {PlayedSimFirstName} {PlayedSimLastName} {TargetSimFirstName} {TargetSimLastName} -100 Romance_MainAdds negative romance to 2 Sims.
relationship.introduce_sim_to_all_othersMakes Acquaintances with all Sims (takes a few seconds)
relationships.create_friends_for_simSpawns a new Sim friend on your lot (80% friendship bar)
Shift + click on Sim > Add to FamilyAdd the Sim to the current family

The Sims 4 Reward Point and Trait Cheats

Cheat CodeEffect
sims.give_satisfaction_points {number}Gives an exact number of satisfaction points to your Sim
Aspirations.complete_current_milestoneCompletes current aspiration challenge and awards points
traits.equip_trait {TraitNameNoSpaces}Equips a particular trait for your Sim (Complete Trait list)
traits.remove_trait {TraitNameNoSpaces}Removes a particular trait from your Sim
traits.clear_traitsRemoves all traits from your Sim

The Sims 4 UI Cheats (Technical Cheats)

These ones can be useful in some particular situations when you sim stuck or anything else goes out of your control.

Use the Cheat Console by pressing CTRL+SHIFT+C. Input the cheat code testingcheats true before entering the cheats below.

Cheat CodeEffect
fullscreenToggle full screen
HelpLists all available commands
resetSim {Firstname} {Lastname}Resets a Sim
headlineeffects {on/off}Hide all headline effects like Plumbobs, thought balloons, etc.
cas.fulleditmodeAll CAS abilities will become available and you can change their names (click on your Sim and ‘plan outfit’ to modify in CAS after entering the cheat)
Shift + click on Sim > Modify in CASAllows editing of everything but name change and inherited traits
casclockspeed {0-10}Lower the Create a Sim clock speed (0 is pause)
fps {on/off}See the fps (frames per second) on the screen while playing
hovereffects offRemoves the glowing outline when hovering over a Sim or Object
Shift + click on the Ground > Teleport Me HereTeleports selected Sim as close to the clicked spot as possible

Using these cheats will make your The Sims 4 gameplay easier so you can play with life more effective. Subscribe not to miss out next The Sims Cheat Guide.

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