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The Sims 4 cheats, codes for money, skills, love and more

The Sims 4 cheats
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Knowing how to turn on Sims 4 cheats and what they do once active will help you take total control over your game, so we're here to explain how everything works. With codes in The Sims 4 you can drastically modify many aspects of your virtual world, from where you can build and what items you can use, to the wants and needs of the individual Sims themselves. You can even change the UI, to make things less cluttered or get a fresh new look as you oversee everything. It's up to you how you use this great power, as you can make small tweaks to take the pressure off or go full on cheat mode and change everything.

Just about every area of The Sims 4 can be amended or enhanced here, and we'll show you not only how to activate Sims 4 cheats, but also run through the best and most essential ones you need to open up all new ways to play. We've got Sims 4 money cheats to unlock your spending potential, Sims 4 skills and needs cheats to make your Sim everything they need or want to be, and Sims 4 item cheats to let you get everything you desire. And that's just the start, so check below for all the Sims 4 cheats you need and how to use them.

If you're looking for more specifics Sims 4 cheats or additional details, we also have guides for Sims 4 skill cheats, Sims 4 relationship cheats, Sims 4 career cheats, Sims 4 debug cheat, and a Sims 4 free build cheat.

How to enable The Sims 4 cheats

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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 cheats

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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

The Sims 4 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 needs and skills cheats

The Sims 4 cheats

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  • 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 friendship and romance cheats

The Sims 4 friendship and romance cheats

The Sims 4 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 world and UI cheats

The Sims 4 world and UI cheats

The Sims 4 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

The Sims 4 item cheats

The Sims 4 item cheats

The Sims 4 cheats

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  • 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

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Iain Wilson
Iain Wilson

Iain originally joined Future in 2012 to write guides for CVG, PSM3, and Xbox World, before moving on to join GamesRadar in 2013 as Guides Editor. His words have also appeared in OPM, OXM, PC Gamer, GamesMaster, and SFX. He is better known to many as ‘Mr Trophy’, due to his slightly unhealthy obsession with amassing intangible PlayStation silverware, and he now has over 450 Platinum pots weighing down the shelves of his virtual award cabinet. He does not care for Xbox Achievements.

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