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The Sims 4 skill cheats to master bartending, herbalism, and more

Sims 4 skill cheats
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Sims 4 skill cheats are a guilty pleasure that everybody should indulge in from time to time, taking a run-of-the-mill Sim and using a little creative hacking to turn them into a super-Sim with special abilities and skills, maxing them out without needing to practice. It'll definitely make The Sims 4 a lot easier, and ensure that your characters can excel in whatever you want them to without having to go through the tedium of practice. It makes skill cheats some of the best Sims 4 cheats overall, speeding through the dull bits and going straight to what's interesting. So no matter what you want your Sim to be or become, Sims 4 skill cheats will get you there in an instant - and we've laid them all out for you below.

How to enable cheats in The Sims 4

Before you use cheats, you'll need to enable them in the game first. It's fairly straightforward and essential to using Sims 4 skill cheats as nothing will work until you do this step. Here's how to do it: 

  • 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 and PS5 cheats: Hold down all four shoulder buttons at once
  • The Sims 4 Xbox One and Xbox Series X cheats: Hold down all four shoulder buttons at once

That should give you a text box where you can then enter in all the cheats you want. 

The Sims 4 skill cheats

Sims 4 skill cheats

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Here are all the Sims 4 skill cheats you'll need to max out a skill for your Sim. If any skill is missing from this list, try and swap it into the existing formula and see if the cheat will work for you! There are even some child and toddler skill cheats you can use to make your kids more social, creative, or smart. 

Most skills have a max level of 10, but not all of the skills in the game. Wherever the max number is less than 10, we'll let you know what that max number is next to the skill. Also, some of these skills are specific to a Sims 4 Expansion Pack, so if you don't have access to snowboarding in the Snowy Escape Expansion Pack, the max snowboarding skill cheat wont't do anything for you. 

Type the following into your cheat box and then slot in any of the skills listed below:

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_Acting
  • AdultMajor_Fabrication
  • Major_Archaeology
  • Major_Baking
  • Major_Bartending
  • Major_Bowling
  • Major_HomestyleCooking
  • Major_Charisma
  • Major_Comedy
  • Minor_Dancing (max level 5)
  • Major_DJ
  • AdultMajor_FlowerArranging
  • Major_Herbalism
  • Major_Fishing
  • Skill_Fitness
  • Major_Gardening
  • Major_GourmetCooking
  • Major_Guitar
  • Major_Handiness
  • Major_HomestyleCooking
  • Major_Logic
  • Minor_Media (max level 5)
  • Major_Mischief
  • Major_Painting
  • Major_Photography
  • Major_Piano
  • Major_Programming
  • Major_RocketScience
  • Major_Snowboarding
  • Major_Skiiing
  • Major_Vet
  • Major_VideoGaming
  • Major_Violin
  • Major_Wellness
  • Major_Writing

The Sims 4 child skills cheats

The Sims 4

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  • Child_Creativity
  • Child_Mental
  • Child_Motor
  • Child_Social
  • AdultMajor_Knitting

The Sims 4 toddler skills cheats

  • Toddler_Communication (Max level 5)
  • Toddler_Imagination (Max level 5)
  • Toddler_Movement (Max level 5)
  • Toddler_Potty (Max level 3)
  • Toddler_Thinking (Max level 5)

Those are most (if not all) of The Sims 4 skill cheats that will have your Sim starring in films or painting masterpieces in no time.

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Alyssa Mercante is an editor and features writer at GamesRadar based out of Brooklyn, NY. Prior to entering the industry, she got her Masters's degree in Modern and Contemporary Literature at Newcastle University with a dissertation focusing on contemporary indie games. She spends most of her time playing competitive shooters and in-depth RPGs and was recently on a PAX Panel about the best bars in video games. In her spare time Alyssa rescues cats, practices her Italian, and plays soccer.