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How to use The Sims 4 debug cheat to unlock more objects

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The Sims 4 debug cheat lets you use everything the game has to offer, allowing you access to all sorts of career unlocks, expansion pack contents, new build mode items, and a whole lot more. If you've ever been made aware of something within The Sims 4 that has caught your eye, this cheat can place it at your fingertips. Looking to put the finishing touches to your latest creation or construct a home from scratch? The debug cheat will unlock over 1,200 new items that wouldn't otherwise be available. If that sounds like far too tempting an offer to refuse, then here's everything you need to know about using the Sims 4 debug cheat.

How to enable The Sims 4 debug cheat

Before you can use The Sims 4 debug cheat, you’ll need to open the cheat console and enable cheats following the simple rules below:

  • 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 the four shoulder buttons at once
  • The Sims 4 Xbox One cheats: Hold down all four shoulder buttons at once

A text box should appear across the top of the screen where you can enter your cheat codes.

The Sims 4 debug cheat

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The Sims 4 debug cheat allows players to access a whole new series of objects that wouldn’t normally be available in Build Mode. This is your red pill, blue pill moment. Do you want to unleash the secret hidden objects? Well, here’s how. 

Once you’ve enabled cheats, you must type testingCheats true into the console. Then, there are two codes to use:

  • bb.showHiddenObjects
  • bb.showLiveEditObjects

bb.showHiddenObjects activates the ‘Buy Debug Mode’ meaning players can access hidden, playable objects like collectibles, rocks, trees, bushes and more. 

While bb.showLiveEditObjects allows players to access an even wider range of objects totaling over 1200 and including items such as decor, trees, and even cars.

Importantly, you must enter bb.showHiddenObjects before you can use bb.showLiveEditObjects though, so make sure you enter them in that specific order and you must be in Build Mode.

Once you’ve entered them, go to the Build Mode search bar in the bottom left corner of the screen and type in debug. Select one of the **DEBUG** options to access all the new items. 

And that’s it for this one. It’s time to enjoy trying out all the new items that The Sims 4 debug cheat has to offer. If you want to try out any more The Sims 4 cheats, we’ve got a lot more to offer you.

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Grace Dean

Grace is a freelance writer whose work has appeared on sites including GamesRadar, PocketTactics, Space.com, Metro, Loadout, and The Digital Fix. She's written about everything from games to TV shows, and was once Head of Short Form at ITN.