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The Sims 4 cheats: Get money, free real estate, satisfaction points, and more with these Sims 4 cheat codes

Not only can The Sims 4 cheats make the game easier for us, but they can also help provide the escape from reality that we all need at the moment. You can give yourself additional money, unlock free real estate, boost your satisfaction points, and much more by using The Sims 4 cheats laid out here, which will open up shortcuts to success for your digital pals. Cheating in The Sims 4 is nothing to be frowned upon – in fact, these codes have become so synonymous with the series that you can be sure to make a Sims fan smile by simply mentioning the word "Rosebud" to them.

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The good news is that these codes are not limited to PC only, as you can use The Sims 4 console cheats on PS4 and Xbox One as well, and this is particularly useful as the PS4 base game of The Sims 4 was previously included in the free PS Plus games for February 2020. We've gathered together what we consider to be the most helpful Sims 4 cheat codes available, so if you want to become a simoleon millionaire, boost the skills of your Sims, or access special items without working to unlock them first, then the following Sims 4 cheats have got you covered.

How to cheat in The Sims 4

How to cheat in The Sims 4

Before you can enter any of The Sims 4 cheat codes, you need to bring up the not so secret cheat option:

  • The Sims 4 PC cheats: Hold Ctrl and Shift, then press 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

A box will appear in the top right corner where you can now input cheat codes. 

The Sims 4 shift-click cheats

The Sims 4 shift-click cheats

The Sims 4 Tiny Living Stuff Pack

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One of the most important Sims 4 cheat codes to enter is testingcheats true, which enables additional cheats and allows you to shift-click on Sims, items etc to reveal further cheat options. To shift-click on consoles, press X+O (PS4) or A+B (XBO) at the same time.

  • Shift-click on the Sim you’d like to change the needs for and select Cheat Need then Make Happy to improve their mood
  • You can also lock in their current needs state by selecting Cheat Need then Disable Need Decay

  • Shift-click on a Sim then choose Reset Object to reset their status
  • Shift-click on an area of ground then select Teleport Sim to transport a Sim to that location
  • Shift-click on a Sim then pick Modify in CAS to edit them in Create-a-Sim, other than their name and inherited traits

  • Shift-click on an object then choose Reset Object to reset its status
  • Shift-click on an object then select either Make Dirty or Make Clean to change the status of the item

The Sims 4 money cheats

The Sims 4 money cheats

  • rosebud - receive 1,000 simoleons
  • kaching - receive 1,000 simoleons
  • motherlode - receive 50,000 simoleons
  • Money X - replace X with a number to set an exact amount of simoleons for your household

  • FreeRealEstate On - make all neighbourhood lots free
  • FreeRealEstate Off - return original prices

  • household.autopay_bills true - turn your household bills off
  • household.autopay_bills false - turn household bills on again

The Sims 4 friendship and romance cheats

The Sims 4 friendship and romance cheats

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  • relationships.create_friends_for_sim - create a new Sim that is already friends with you
  • relationship.introduce_sim_to_all_others - introduces your Sim to all of their neighbours

  • modifyrelationship [YourSimFirstName] [YourSimLastName] [TargetSimFirstName] [TargetSimLastName] X LTR_Friendship_Main - replace X with the value to change the friendship level between the two named Sims, for example: 100 increases friendship, while -100 decreases it

  • modifyrelationship [YourSimFirstName] [YourSimLastName] [TargetSimFirstName] [TargetSimLastName] X LTR_Romance_Main - replace X with the value to change the romance level between the two named Sims, for example: 100 increases romance, while -100 decreases it

The Sims 4 needs and skills cheats

The Sims 4 needs and skills cheats

  • sims.fill_all_commodities - fills all motives
  • fillmotive motive_bladder - fills specific motive
  • fillmotive motive_energy - fills specific motive
  • fillmotive motive_fun - fills specific motive
  • fillmotive motive_hunger - fills specific motive
  • fillmotive motive_hygiene - fills specific motive
  • fillmotive motive_social - fills specific motive

  • sims.give_satisfaction_points X - replace X with the number of satisfaction points to give your Sim
  • aspirations.complete_current_milestone - complete your Sim's current aspiration goal

  • stats.set_skill_level [Skill Name] X - replace X with 1-10 (10 = max) to set your Sim's skill level, and swap [Skill Name] for any of the following skills:
  • Major_Bartending
  • Major_Charisma
  • Major_Comedy
  • Major_Fishing
  • Skill_Fitness
  • Major_Gardening
  • Major_GourmetCooking
  • Major_Guitar
  • Major_Handiness
  • Major_HomestyleCooking
  • Major_Logic
  • Major_Mischief
  • Major_Painting
  • Major_Photography
  • Major_Piano
  • Major_Programming
  • Major_RocketScience
  • Major_VideoGaming
  • Major_Violin
  • Major_Writing

  • death.toggle true - Sims become immortal
  • death.toggle false - Sims are mortal again
  • sims.add_buff Ghostly - make your Sim a ghost, lasts four in-game hours

The Sims 4 item cheats

The Sims 4 item cheats

  • bb.ignoregameplayunlocksentitlement - unlock special career items in building mode
  • bb.showhiddenobjects - show hidden items in build/buy catalog that you usually wouldn't have access to

  • bb.enablefreebuild - build items anywhere you like
  • bb.moveobjects on - place objects anywhere you want, including locations the grid won't allow

The Sims 4 world and UI cheats

The Sims 4 world and UI cheats

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  • resetsim [SimFirstName] [SimLastName] - reset the named Sim if they've become stuck

  • headlineeffects on - enable the headline effects above Sims such as plumbobs and speech bubbles
  • headlineeffects off - disable the headline effects
  • hovereffects on - enable the hover effects when you cursor over a Sim
  • hovereffects off - disable the hover effects

  • fullscreenToggle - switch the game between fullscreen and windowed mode
  • fps on - turn on the FPS display in the corner of the screen
  • fps off - turn off the FPS display