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The Sims 4 cheat codes for easy money, building, skills and more

Say 'sul sul' to hard work and hello to happiness, wealth and more with our The Sims 4 cheats.

Using Sims 4 cheat codes offers you a risk-free shortcut to the high life - free money, free building, instant happiness and friendships, the ability to turn everyone into a plant... You name it!

Using cheats in The Sims 4 might spoil some of the fun of having to build up to having a best friend relationship or scrimping and saving for that dream home, but it also allows you to be as creative as you like without having to worry about the consequences. Especially when it comes to building with no regulations.

It's especially useful if you want to dabble with the game now it's gone free-to-play before deciding to commit to a straightforward playthrough.

Not only is it useful for experimenting and letting off some stream, but Sims 4 cheats also allow you to stop Sims and objects from become stuck or trapped, so there's a practical use to them, too.

Main Sims 4 cheats list:

Expansion / pack cheats:

How to enter cheats in Sims 4 on PC

To enter The Sims 4 cheats, press Ctrl + Shift + C together to bring up the Cheat Console.

Then, enter the cheat of your choice, press the Enter Key, and the Sims 4 cheat will come into effect.

An additional note - many cheats require you enter 'testingcheats true' beforehand. Doing so will reveal the command 'Cheats are enabled', which signifies this is active.

Not all Sims 4 cheats need this enabled, but since so many do, it's worth getting into the habit of setting it active at the start of any sessions so you aren't caught out.

From there, are many different types of The Sims 4 cheats available. The following are tested and confirmed to be correct for the PC version of The Sims 4 in July 2022, though later versions and other platforms may differ.

The Sims 4 money cheat codes

There are three money cheats in The Sims 4. Enter these into the cheat console then press the Enter key:

  • rosebud - 1,000 simoleons
  • kaching - 1,000 simoleons
  • motherlode - 50,000 simoleons

Alternatively, you can enter 'testingcheats true', then enter 'Money X', with X being the exact number of simoleons you replace your current total with.

The Sims 4 cheat codes for Skills

First, enter 'testingcheats true', and with cheat codes active, you can perform the following:

  • stats.set_skill_level Major_HomestyleCooking 10 - Maxes the Cooking skill
  • stats.set_skill_level Major_Charisma 10 - Maxes the Charisma skill
  • stats.set_skill_level Major_Comedy 10 - Maxes the Comedy skill
  • stats.set_skill_level Major_Fishing 10 - Maxes the Fishing skill
  • stats.set_skill_level Skill_Fitness 10 - Maxes the Fitness skill
  • stats.set_skill_level Major_Gardening 10 - Maxes the Gardening skill
  • stats.set_skill_level Major_Guitar 10 - Maxes the Guitar skill
  • stats.set_skill_level Major_Handiness 10 - Maxes the Handiness skill
  • stats.set_skill_level Major_Logic 10 - Maxes the Logic skill
  • stats.set_skill_level Major_Mischief 10 - Maxes the Mischief skill
  • stats.set_skill_level Major_Mixology 10 - Maxes the Mixology skill
  • stats.set_skill_level Major_Painting 10 - Maxes the Painting skill
  • stats.set_skill_level Major_Piano 10 - Maxes the Piano skill
  • stats.set_skill_level Major_RocketScience 10 - Maxes the Rocket Science skill
  • stats.set_skill_level Major_VideoGaming 10 - Maxes the Video Games skill
  • stats.set_skill_level Major_singing 10 - Maxes the Singing skill (City Living required)
  • Stats.Set_Skill_Level Major_PipeOrgan 10 - Maxes the Pipe Organ skill (Vampires required)
  • Other Skills from game packs and expansions can also be upgraded in this way.

The Sims 4 Career and Aspiration cheat codes

First, enter 'testingcheats true', and with cheat codes active, you can perform the following:

  • aspirations.complete_current_milestone - Complete current Sim aspiration goal
  • careers.add_career 'x' - Add career ('X' being your choice of career)
  • careers.promote 'x' - Give Sim promotion
  • careers.retire 'X' - Retire Sim

Additionally, you can enter 'testingcheats true', then right click a Sim, select 'Career Gigs Picker (Debug) to select a Gig.

The Sims 4 Relationship and Romance cheats

First, enter 'testingcheats true', and with cheat codes active, you can perform the following:

  • relationships.create_friends_for_sim - Create new Sim with instant friendship
  • modifyrelationship 'entire Sim name 1' 'entire Sim name 2' 100 ltr_friendship_main - 100% positive friendship between two specific Sims (enter first and last names where indicated)
  • modifyrelationship 'entire Sim name 1' 'entire Sim name 2' -100 ltr_friendship_main - 100% negative friendship between two specific Sims (enter first and last names where indicated)
  • modifyrelationship 'entire Sim name 1' 'entire Sim name 2' 100 ltr_romance_main - 100% positive romance between two specific Sims (enter first and last names where indicated)
  • modifyrelationship 'entire Sim name 1' 'entire Sim name 2' -100 ltr_romance_main - 100% negative romance between two specific Sims (enter first and last names where indicated)
the sims 4 romance

Additionally, you can enter 'testingcheats true', then right click a Sim, select 'Marriage' and modify marriages.

The Sims 4 build cheats for free building and moving objects

First, enter 'testingcheats true', and with cheat codes active, you can perform the following:

  • FreeRealEstate On - Build anywhere for free
  • FreeRealEstate Off - Turn off building anywhere for free
  • bb.moveobjects on - Move objects anywhere, regardless of grid placement
  • bb.enablefreebuild - Build anywhere
  • bb.ignoregameplayunlocksentitlement - Unlocks any locked Career Items in Build mode
With 'FreeRealEstate On' on the property screen, you can buy anywhere without having the funds.

The Sims 4 Satisfaction Points cheat codes

First, enter 'testingcheats true', and with cheat codes active, you can perform the following:

  • sims.give_satisfaction_points 'X' - Gives Sim satsifaction points, X being the amount
  • fillmotive motive_energy - Refill Sim energy
  • fillmotive motive_fun - Refill Sim fun
  • fillmotive motive_hunger - Refill Sim energy
  • fillmotive motive_hygiene - Refill Sim hygiene
  • fillmotive motive_social - Refill Sim social gauge
  • sims.fill_all_commodities - Refills all Sim gauges

Our The Sims 4 cheats can help you fast travel your way to all sorts of bonuses in the game. Meanwhile, if you have expansions, we can help with becoming a werewolf, Fabrication in Eco Living, Tiny Living, how to become a Mermaid, how to become a Spellcaster, High School and attending prom and University Degrees and Distinguished Degrees. In June 2020, we also saw the free addition of ladders in The Sims 4.


The Sims 4 Immortal cheat codes

First, enter 'testingcheats true', and with cheat codes active, you can perform the following:

  • death.toggle true - Sims cannot die
  • death.toggle false - Sims can die again

The Sims 4 FPS and UI cheat codes

First, enter 'testingcheats true', and with cheat codes active, you can perform the following:

  • fps on - Displays framerate per second counter in bottom left corner of screen
  • fps off - Removes framerate per second counter in bottom left corner of screen
  • headlineeffects off - Disables speech bubbles and other on-screen elements
  • headlineeffects on - Enables speech bubbles and other on-screen elements
  • hovereffects off - Disables hover effect when mouse curser hovers over Sims
  • hovereffects on - Enables hover effect when mouse curser hovers over Sims

The Sims 4 Shift-Click cheat codes for Make Happy and more testingcheats

As well as instant effect The Sims 4 cheat codes like the above, it's possible to enter a 'testing' mode that allows you to hold down the SHIFT key and click on Sims and objects to change their states. This is much faster, but there are less options for you to pick from than if you used the Cheat Console.

First, enter 'testingcheats true', which will display the 'Cheats are enabled' message.

You can then perform the following without having to enter cheat codes:

  • Make Happy - Fills all need meters of the Sim, gives Happy moodlet
  • Teleport Here - Teleports Sim to the space you clicked
  • Reset Object (Sim) - Resets Sim if stuck or glitchy
  • Reset Object - Resets object to original state if stuck or glitchy
  • Make into Plant Sim - Transform Sim into a Plant Sim
  • Cheat Bowling - Makes your Sim never fail and always throw trick shots (Must have The Sims 4: Bowling Night)
  • Disable Need Decay - Your Sims needs never go down
  • Enable Need Decay - Your Sims needs decay once more
  • Enroll in University - Your Sim is automatically enrolled into University (Must have The Sims 4: Discover University)
  • Remove from Family - Your Sim is removed from your family and you can no longer play them
  • Change Marriage - Your Sim's marriage is now no longer married
  • Batuu Cheats - Your Sim receives all of the items from Batuu in their inventory (Must have The Sims 4 Star Wars: Journey to Batuu)
  • Modify in CAS - Takes you straight to Create-A-Sim to modify Sim
  • Add to Family - Adds Sim to your family
  • Career Gigs Picker - Lets Sim choose freelance work, regardless of Career
The Sims 4 cheat codes

As well as all the above, there are a number of cheats unique to specific expansions. These include...

The Sims 4 City Living cheat codes

First, enter 'testingcheats true', and with cheat codes active, you can perform the following:

  • traits.equip_trait ChopstickSavvy - Gives Sim Chopstick Savvy trait, makes it easier to eat with chopsticks
  • traits.equip_trait trait_hidden_career_critic_thrifty - Gives Sim Critically Connected trait, receiving 20% rebate on all art purchased.
  • traits.equip_trait InTheKnow - Gives Sim In The Know trait, giving massive discounts on market purchases
  • traits.equip_trait HomeTurf - Gives Sim Home Turf trait, making them happier in their own neighbourhood
  • traits.equip_trait SpiceHound - Gives Sim Spice Hound trait, making them happier when eating spicy foods
  • careers.promote socialmedia - Promotes Sim in the Social Media career path
  • careers.promote activist - Promotes Sim in the Politician career path
  • careers.promote careers_adult_critic - Promotes Sim in the Critic career path

The Sims 4 Cats and Dogs cheat codes

First, enter 'testingcheats true', and with cheat codes active, you can perform the following:

  • modifyrelationship {PlayedSimFirstName} {PlayedSimLastName} {TargetSimFirstName} {TargetSimLastName} 100 LTR_SimToPet_Friendship_Main - Adds positive relationship between Sim and chosen pet
  • modifyrelationship {PlayedSimFirstName} {PlayedSimLastName} {TargetSimFirstName} {TargetSimLastName} -100 LTR_SimToPet_Friendship_Main - Adds negative relationship between Sim and chosen pet
  • traits.equip_trait Attraction - Adds Animal Affection trait to your Sim
  • careers.add_career Vet - Makes your Sim join the Vet career
  • stats.set_skill_level Major_Vet 10 - Maxes Vet skill
  • stats.set_skill_level skill_Dog 10 - Maxes Pet Training skill
The Sims 4 Cats and Dogs

The Sims 4 Vampires cheat codes

First, enter 'testingcheats true', and with cheat codes active, you can perform the following for the Vampires pack:

  • traits.equip_trait trait_occultvampire - Instantly gives your Sim the Vampire trait
  • traits.remove_trait trait_occultvampire - Removes the Vampire trait from your Sim
  • Stats.Set_Stat Commodity_Motive_Visible_Vampire_Power - Increases or decreases Vampire Power depending on numerical value
  • Stats.Set_Skill_Level VampireLore 15 - Maxes the Vampire Lore skill
  • Stats.Set_Stat RankedStatistic_Occult_VampireXP - Increases Vampire Experience depending on numerical value

The Sims 4 Seasons cheat codes

First, enter 'testingcheats true', and with cheat codes active, you can perform the following:

  • seasons.advance_season - Skips to the next season
  • careers.promote Adult_Gardener - Promotes Sims in the Gardener career
  • seasons.set_season 0-3 - Sets active season by number. 0 is Summer, 1 is Fall, 2 is Winter, and 3 is Spring
  • weather.lightning_strike_here - Causes lightning to strike where your Sim is
  • weather.request_forecast 1-28 - Shows weather forecast on the Calendar for the number of days specified
the sims 4 seasons pack

The Sims 4 Discover University cheat codes

These cheat codes will give your Sims degrees (and all the benefits of earning one) without having to go to University in the first place.

Note: these cheat codes are simple to copy and paste with whichever degree you want while at University, so we have not included all 25+ degrees below.

First, enter 'testingcheats true', and with cheat codes active, you can perform the following:

  • Traits.Equip_Trait trait_University_ArtHistoryDegreeBA - Gives Sim Art History Degree
  • Traits.Equip_Trait trait_University_BartenderDegree - Gives Sim Bartender Degree
  • Traits.Equip_Trait trait_University_BiologyDegreeBA - Gives Sim Biology Degree
  • Traits.Equip_Trait trait_University_CommunicationsDegreeBA - Gives Sim Communications Degree
  • Traits.Equip_Trait trait_University_ComputerScienceDegreeBA - Gives Sim Computer Science Degree

The Sims 4 Werewolves cheat codes

With these cheat codes, players are able to transform into these occult Sims, as well as remove them. This section focuses on vampires and werewolves, but it also works for both Alien and Mermaid Sims, as well.

the sims 4 werewolves

First, enter 'testingcheats true', and with cheat codes active, you can perform the following:

  • traits.equip_trait trait_occultwerewolf - Instantly gives your Sim the Werewolf trait
  • traits.remove_trait trait_occultwerewolf - Removes the Werewolf trait from your Sim
  • stats.set_stat rankedStatistic_Werewolf_progression X - Increases Werewolf experience depending on your numerical value

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