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How to cheat on Sims 4 [Windows/Mac/PS4/Xbox One]

If you are a fan of The Sims 4, you must be enjoying this god-playing game by controlling how your Sims look, act, dress and live out their days in the little universe you create on your own. But the fun doesn’t just stop here.

What’s making the game more gratifying is that you could use some cheat codes (yes, EA actively encourages it) to gain instant wealth, happiness, skills… Anything and everything you need to escalate your way to the dream high life.

Here in this post, we have compiled a list of The Sims 4 cheat codes that work on Windows PC, Mac, PS4, XBox One to help you reap more fun out of this insanely popular life-simulation game. Check it out…

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  1. How to cheat on The Sims 4
  2. Most helpful cheats for The Sims 4

How to cheat on The Sims 4

In order to enter the cheats included in this article, you’ll first have to bring up the Sims 4 cheat dialog box.

Here is how to open the cheat dialog box on different platforms:

Enable cheat on Windows PC

On your keyboard, press Ctrl, Shift and C at the same time. This will fire up the cheat dialogue box where you can enter the cheats. After typing each cheat, press Enter.

Enable cheat on Mac

On your keyboard, press Command Shift and C at the same time. This will fire up the cheat dialogue box where you can enter the cheats. After typing each cheat, press Enter.

Enable cheat on console (PS4/Xbox One)

If you’re playing The Sims 4 on PS4/Xbox One, then you need to hold all four shoulder buttons at once. This will fire up the cheat dialogue box where you can enter the cheats. After typing each cheat, press Enter.

Most helpful cheats for The Sims 4

  1. The Sims 4 Shift Click cheats
  2. The Sims 4 money cheats
  3. The Sims 4 build and buy mode cheats
  4. The Sims 4 Skill Cheats
  5. The Sims 4 friendship and romance cheats
  6. The Sims 4 vampire cheats
  7. The Sims 4 life/death/ghost cheats
  8. Sims 4 UI cheats

1. Shift + Click Sims 4 cheats

For the cheats that are marked as “shift click”, you’ll be required to enter “testingCheats true” or “testingCheats on” in the chat menu in order to use them. This command also enables you to unlock the Shift Click options as follows:

For the cheats that are marked as “shift click”, you’ll be required to

  • (For Windows/Mac): enter “testingCheats true”
  • (For PS4): Press X and O at the same time
  • (For Xbox One): Press A and B at the same time.

in the chat menu in order to unlock further cheat options, which are listed as follows:

  • Shift-click on an area of ground then select Teleport Sim to teleport a Sim to that chosen location.
  • Shift-click on an object then select Make Dirty or Make Clean to change its status.
  • Shift-click on a Sim or object then select Reset Object to reset its status if it’s glitchy or stuck.
  • Shift-click on the Sim then select Cheat Need to make your Sim happy and feel fulfilled.
  • Shift-click on a Sim then choose Disable Need Decay to stop changing its needs (choose Enable to allow changing needs).
  • Shift-click on a Sim then choose Make head to put an object on top of your Sim.
  • Shift-click on a Sim and select Modift in CAS to modify a Sim but not change its name or traits.
  • Shift-click on a Sim and choose Add to Family or Remove from Family to add/remove a Sim to/from a household.
  • Shift-click a Sim and choose Make into Plant Sim to transform the selected Sim into a plant person.
  • [first and last names of Sim 1] ‘[first and last names of Sim 2]

If you wish to turn off these menu options, you can enter “testingCheats false” or “testingCheats off”.


2. The Sims 4 money cheats

Perhaps the most important cheat of all is the money cheat. Let’s face it: why work our way from rags when we can start at the top? Use the cheats below, and you will gain as much cash as your heart desires.

Cheat codeResult
kaching1,000 Simoleons
rosebud1,000 Simoleons
motherlode50,000 Simoleons
money {number}Set your wealth to a specified value
freeRealEstate [on/off]Enter this in neighborhood or world view to make all lots free
household.autopay_bills [true/false]Turn household bills on and off

3. The Sims 4 build and buy mode cheats

Cheat codeResult
bb.moveobjectsIgnore placement rules for objects and put them anywhere you like
bb.ignoregameplayunlocksentitlementUnlock all career rewards (including styled rooms)
bb.showhiddenobjectsBuy hidden objects
bb.enablefreebuildBuild anywhere, even on locked lots
bb.ignoregameplayunlocksentitlementBuy items locked by careers
Click roof and use Shift + CAdd more options to manipulate roofs
Shift + [Make an object smaller
Shift + ]Make an object larger

4. The Sims 4 Skill Cheats

While it’s good for our Sims to build up their skills the natural way, sometimes we just can’t help giving them a little boost. The following cheats allow you to max out your Sim’s skill level in particular areas (as shown in bold).

Most skill cheats follow a basic syntax (although there are some variations): stats.set_skill_level (skillname) (level from 1-10 if it’s a major skill; level from 1-5 if it’s a minor skill).

For example, if you want to max out your Sim’s charisma, you can enter stats.set_skill_level Major_Charisma 10. Or if you don’t want your Sim to completely master the skill, you can change the number 10 to a lower value (1-9).

Cheat codeResult
stats.set_skill_level Major_Acting 10Max out acting skill
stats.set_skill_level Major_Archaeology 10Max out archaeology skill
stats.set_skill_level Major_Baking 10Max out baking skill
stats.set_skill_level Skill_Bowling 5Max out bowling skill
stats.set_skill_level Major_HomestyleCooking 10Max out cooking skill
stats.set_skill_level Minor_Dancing 5Max out dancing skill
stats.set_skill_level Major_DJ 10Max out DJ skill
stats.set_skill_level Major_Charisma 10Max out charisma skill
stats.set_skill_level Major_Comedy 10Max out comedy skill
stats.set_skill_level AdultMajor_Fabrication 10Max out fabrication 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 statistic_skill_AdultMajor_FlowerArranging 10Max out flower arranging 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_Herbalism 10Max out herbalism skill
stats.set_skill_level AdultMinor_JuiceFizzing 5Max out juice fizzling skill
stats.set_skill_level AdultMajor_Knitting 10Max out knitting skill
stats.set_skill_level Major_Logic 10Max out logic skill
stats.set_skill_level Minor_Media 5Max out media production 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_Parenting 10Max out parenting skill
stats.set_skill_level skill_Dog 5Max out pet Training skill
stats.set_skill_level Major_Photography 10Max out photography skill
stats.set_skill_level Major_Piano 10Max out piano skill
stats.set_skill_level Major_Programming 10Max out programming skill
stats.set_skill_level Major_ResearchDebate 10Max out research & debate skill
stats.set_skill_level Major_Robotics 10Max out robotics skill
stats.set_skill_level Skill_Hidden_TreadMill 5Max out rock climbing skill (This is a hidden skill)
stats.set_skill_level Major_RocketScience 10
Max out rocket science skill
stats.set_skill_level Minor_LocalCulture 5Max out selvadoradian culture skill
stats.set_skill_level Major_Singing 10Max out singing skill
stats.set_skill_level Hidden_Skating 5Max out skating skill (This is a hidden skill)
stats.set_skill_level VampireLore 15Max out vampire Lore skill
stats.set_skill_level Major_Vet 10Max out vet 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_Wellness 10Max out wellness skill
stats.set_skill_level Major_Writing 10Max out writing skill
stats.set_skill_level retail_workethic 5
stats.set_skill_level retail_maintenance 5
stats.set_skill_level retail_sales 5
Max out retail skills

5. The Sims 4 friendship and romance cheats

The following cheat codes allow you to make or break your Sim’s relationship.

As you can see, the number 100 is a percentage. You can change the value from 1 to 100 to specify the extent of the relationship. The minus sign before the number denotes that the relationship is in a negative way.

Cheat codeResult
relationships.create_friends_for_simcreate instant friendship
modifyrelationship [first and last names of Sim 1] [first and last names of Sim 2]100 ltr_friendship_main100% positive friendship between two specific Sims
modifyrelationship [first and last names of Sim 1] [first and last names of Sim 2] -100 ltr_friendship_main 100% negative friendship between two specific Sims
modifyrelationship [first and last names of Sim 1] [first and last names of Sim 2] 100 ltr_romance_main 100% positive romance between two specific Sims
modifyrelationship [first and last names of Sim 1] [first and last names of Sim 2] –100 ltr_romance_main 100% negative romance between two specific Sims

6. The Sims 4 vampire cheats

Below is a list of vampire cheats that allow you to transition your Sim into a vampire, give them power points, unlock powers and increase skills.

Cheat codeResult
traits.equip_trait Vampire_SunTurn a Sim into a sun a sun-killed vampire. This works on both Vampire and normal Sims. (Requires The Sims 4 Vampires)
stats.set_stat commodity_Vampire_SunExposure -100Sun-kill your vampire Sim.
(Requires The Sims 4 Vampires)
stats.set_stat commodity_BecomingVampire 2160Change your Sim into a Vampire in a few days (natural transition)
traits.equip_trait trait_OccultVampireTurn your Sim into a Vampire immediately
traits.remove_trait trait_OccultVampireTurn a Vampire back into a normal Sim
stats.set_stat rankedStatistic_Occult_VampireXP 202Become a Minor Vampire
stats.set_stat rankedStatistic_Occult_VampireXP 630Become a Prime Vampire
stats.set_stat rankedStatistic_Occult_VampireXP 1058Become a Master Vampire
stats.set_stat rankedStatistic_Occult_VampireXP 1486Become a Grand Master Vampire
stats.set_stat rankedStatistic_Occult_VampireXP 1593Max the rank bar
stats.set_stat rankedStatistic_Occult_VampireXP 1593This will max your vampire rank and give you 2 power points.
stats.set_skill_level Major_PipeOrgan 10Max out Pipe Organ skill
stats.set_skill_level VampireLore 15Max out Vampire Lore skill

7. The Sims 4 life/death/ghost cheats

With cheats, the Sim’s world is your oyster. And this includes exercising control over your little Sim pal’s life!
The following cheats are miscellaneous ways for you to put an end to your Sim’s life as well as resurrecting it.

Cheat codeResult
death.toggle trueSims cannot die.
death.toggle falseSims can die.
sims.add_buff GhostlyTurn a Sim into a ghost for 4 in-game hours.
sims.add_buff buff_death_electrocution_warning Death by electrical accident.
sims.add_buff buff_mortified Death by embarrassment.
sims.add_buff buff_death_elderexhaustion_warningDeath by exhaustion.
sims.add_buff buff_motives_hunger_starving Death by starvation.
sims.add_buff buff_Hysterical Death by laughter.
sims.add_buff buff_Enraged Death by rage.
traits.equip_trait Ghost_LightningDeath by lightning.
traits.remove_trait Ghost_LightningUndo death by lightning and revive Sim.
traits.equip_trait poison Death by poison.
traits.remove_trait Ghost_PoisonUndo death by poison and revive Sim.
traits.equip_trait Ghost_Frozen Turns a Sim into ghost if they died in cold weather.
traits.remove_trait Ghost_FrozenUndo death by freezing and revive Sim.
traits.equip_trait Ghost_OverheatDeath by overheat.
traits.remove_trait Ghost_OverheatUndo death by overheat and revive Sim.

8. Sims 4 UI cheats

You can also use the following UI cheats to tweak your gameplay settings.

Cheat codeResult
headlineeffects [on/off]Enable or disable headline effects such as plumbobs and speech bubbles
hovereffects [on/off]Enable or Disable hover effect as you houver over a Sim
fullscreenToggleMakes the game fullscreen/windowed
fps [on/off]Display the fps on screen

There you go – a list of the most helpful The Sims 4 cheats to help you cheat in Sims 4. What cheats did you use? Are there other cheat codes you wish to unlock? Please leave us a comment below. Thanks for reading.

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