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

Sims 4 skill cheats
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Using Sims 4 skill cheats provides you with a shortcut to teaching your Sims a whole host of new abilities, which is handy as it usually takes a long time for them to master these Sims 4 skills. Instead of repeating the same activity over and over again, such as practicing a musical instrument or playing a video game, in order to gradually complete that progress bar, you can now become an instant expert in The Sims 4 at the push of a few buttons. This can save you hours of real time, as you'd normally have to fill the bar ten times over to max out a Sims 4 skill completely and become a true master of that discipline, while also juggling their other needs to make sure they're kept happy and don't end up soiling themselves while busy learning.

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

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.