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The Sims 4 skill cheats to make your Sim an expert at bartending, herbalism, and more

Sims 4 skill cheats
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The Sims 4 skill cheats are perfect if you want your Sim to quickly master a skill. Sims 4 skills are notoriously difficult things to master, as your Sim needs to repeatedly do an activity, like play a video game or practice violin, in order to slowly fill a bar in The Sims 4. Every time you fill the bar overhead, they gain a skill level, and it maxes out at ten. It can hours of real-world time to get a Sim to a master skill level, mostly because their needs will disrupt any skill practice - can't have your Sim peeing their pants while trying to learn rocket science.

These Sims 4 skill cheats will automatically max out any Sims skill of your choosing, or quickly reach whatever level you desire, in case you want your Sim to get to the finish line on their own. Skill cheats are some of the most useful Sims 4 cheats to manipulate the game because they can help you speed up the more grind-y gameplay aspects. If you find yourself giving up on turning your Sim into a famous thespian, the Sims 4 skill cheats are here to save the day.

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. 

Here's what you need to do to being. Type the following into your cheat box:

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

  • 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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