Seeking some Sims 4 cheats to make your Sims' dreams manifest in their newly free-to-play reality? With the power of cheats you can bypass everyday problems like money or mortality and turn your gaze to messing around and having fun. Or wreaking havoc. Your call, really.
Sims 4 cheats: Life hacks
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Sims 4 CC: Custom content
Sims 4 DLCs: Worth it?
Sims 5: What we know so far
This Sims 4 cheats guide has codes for all the major expansions and game packs. Most expansions and packs for The Sims 4 have their own cheats for the jobs, deaths, and traits unique to that expansion. With the new family-oriented Growing Together pack out, you can now add personality quirks to your newly-expanded infants.
We've organized the page to make it easy to find tables for all the skills, careers, and traits you might need to max out your Sim's level in. You can also Ctrl+F the page for the name of the expansion or pack you're wanting to find cheats for them in each section.
How to turn cheats on in Sims 4
To enable Sims 4 cheats, press Ctrl + Shift + C while in game to open the cheat console. Type your chosen cheat codes into the text field that opens and press enter.
For cheats marked as "shift click," you'll first need to type "testingCheats true" into the cheat menu. With testing cheats on, you can unlock some new Shift-Click menu options on Sims, objects, or the ground.
With testingCheats active, you'll be able to move Sims between families, fill up their needs and happiness bars, dirty or clean up objects, and teleport Sims anywhere you like, among a few others detailed below.
Sims 4 Money cheat
Spending all your money on groceries and bills is too much like real life. Why make your Sims start at the bottom when it's way more fun to start at the top? Enter any of these Sims 4 money cheat keywords into the cheat console to instantly gain stacks of cash.
- kaching: get 1,000 simoleons
- rosebud: get 1,000 simoleons (for The Sims veterans who remember it)
- motherlode: get 50,000 simoleons
- Money [#]: change household simoleons to an exact number
- FreeRealEstate [on/off]: enter this in neighborhood or world view to make all lots free
- household.autopay_bills [true/false]: Turn household bills on and off.
Sims 4 UI cheats
Sims 4 UI cheats
Use these handy UI cheats for The Sims 4 to remove game elements from your view or add extra utilities:
- headlineeffects [on/off]: Enables or disables headline effects like plumbobs and speech bubbles
- hovereffects [on/off]: Disable hover effect when you mouseover a Sim
- fullscreenToggle: Makes the game fullscreen/windowed
- fps [on/off]: Display the fps on screen
Sims 4 build cheats
Sims 4 build cheats
These cheats will provide you with some extra freedom while building, so you can explore your Sims creativity untethered.
- bb.moveobjects: the Sims 4 move objects cheat is a vital one for builders, which allows you to ignore placement rules for objects
- bb.showhiddenobjects: the "debug cheat" which shows extra buildable items, often neighborhood scenery and small clutter, that cannot be bought
- bb.showliveeditobjects: unlocks more debug and environment items that you can build in buy mode, best to use after bb.showhiddenobjects for a total of around 1200 new objects to build
- bb.enablefreebuild: build anywhere, even on locked lots
- bb.ignoregameplayunlocksentitlement: buy items locked by careers
With an object selected you can also press Shift + [ or Shift + ] to make an object smaller or larger.
Sims 4 Live Cheats
Sims 4 Live Mode cheats
Things have a way of going entirely sideways in The Sims 4 when you lose track of time. Here are some cheats to get you out of (or into, if that's your thing) sticky situations:
- resetsim [firstname lastname]: Resets a stuck Sim.
- sims.give_satisfaction_points [#]: Gives a Sim an amount of satisfaction points.
- fillmotive motive_[motive]: Fills the specified motive, valid for: Bladder, Energy, Fun, Hunger, Hygiene, Social.
- fillmotive motive_toddler_attention: Specifically for toddlers, refills their social need which is called "attention".
- sims.fill_all_commodities: Fills the motives for all Sims in the household.
- aspirations.complete_current_milestone: Completes a Sim's current aspiration goal and awards the matching points.
Sims 4 Highschool Years cheats
Get your teen Sims through (or kicked out of) school with these cheats for graduating and getting expelled. These are all handled through the trait system, so you'll use the cheat traits.equip_trait [trait] with the following, which all do exactly what they suggest:
Like other traits, you can use traits.remove_trait to get rid of each as well. You can find more Highschool Years cheats for careers, skills, and personality traits in the tables below.
Sims 4 Werewolf cheats
Cheats for the werewolf pack are mostly related to traits. To immediately transform a Sim into a werewolf in the Sims 4: Werewolves pack, use traits.equip_trait trait_occultwerewolf to add the Werewolf trait. Similarly, to immediately remove the Werewolf trait, use traits.remove_trait trait_occultwerewolf instead. Find more werewolf traits in the tables below.
The Werewolves pack also added a series of cheats to add Temperaments to your werewolves, which are normally unlocked through gameplay and affect the rates at which your werewolves gain fury and go into rampages. To add a Temperament to your werewolf, use the cheat traits.equip_trait trait_OccultWerewolf_Temperaments_[temperament], replacing the bracketed section with one of the following temperaments:
- AntiCapitalistCanine - Adds the 'Anti-Capitalist Canine' temperament
- BigBadWolf - Adds the 'Big Bad Wolf' temperament
- Carnivore - Adds the 'Carnivore' temperament
- EasilyExcitable - Adds the 'Easily Excitable' temperament
- FeelsOutcasted - Adds the 'Feels Outcasted' temperament
- Frisky - Adds the 'Frisky' temperament
- GrumpyWolf - Adds the 'Grumpy Wolf' temperament
- HatesBeingWet - Adds the 'Hates Being Wet' temperament
- HungryLikeTheWolf - Adds the 'Hungry Like the Wolf' temperament
- Lunar_ForestMark - Adds the 'Mark of the Forest' temperament
- Lunar_HuntMark - Adds the 'Mark of the Hunt' temperament
- Lunar_NightMark - Adds the 'Mark of the Night' temperament
- Lunar_WolfMark - Adds the 'Mark of the Wolf' temperament
- MustBeClean - Adds the 'Must Be Clean' temperament
- NightWolf - Adds the 'Night Wolf' temperament
- Prideful - Adds the 'Prideful' temperament
- RestlessAnimal - Adds the 'Restless Animal' temperament
- SensitiveHearing - Adds the 'Sensitive Hearing' temperament
- SurvivalInstincts - Adds the 'Survival Instincts' temperament
- Territorial - Adds the 'Territorial' temperament
- WolfBrain - Adds the 'Wolf Brain' temperament
- WrackedWithGuilt - Adds the 'Wracked With Guilt' temperament
Sims 4: Seasons cheats
You can't change the season at will after creating a new world, so you'll have to use a cheat instead. Or, you know, live through each season in Live Mode but that would take way too long.
Use seasons.set_season [#] to change it at will. Each season is represented by a number:
- Summer: 0
- Fall: 1
- Winter: 2
- Spring: 3
You can also use seasons.advance_season to go forward in time by just one season.
Sims 4: Get Famous cheats
If you want to climb the fame ladder, you can use the super simple famepoints [#] which will add the number of fame points to your currently selected Sim.
Sims 4: Eco Lifystyle cheats
One of the first things you might be compelled to do with Eco Lifestyle cheats is change your neighborhood's Eco Footprint. If you just can't stand starting out with an industrial neighborhood, use eco_footprint.set_eco_footprint_state [#] with one of these numbers:
- 0 - Green Eco Footprint
- 1 - Neutral Eco Footprint
- 2 - Industrial Eco Footprint
Sims 4 Batuu cheats
If you want an unlimited supply of Galactic Credits, what you'll need to punch into the console.
- bucks.update_bucks_by_amount 512011000
Note that the "1000" at the end is the amount of Galactic Credits that you're giving your Sim. You can change that number to whatever, so go crazy with it.
The following clothing cheat will unlock the full catalog of Journey to Batuu items, but know that you'll have to punch it in either in Create A Sim or the Dwelling in Batuu.
- cas.unlockbytag GP09
Sims 4 decorator clothing cheat
If you'd like to unlock the clothing items that are gated behind career progress, use cas.unlockbytag GP10
Sims 4 Island Living cheats
On a lot with the "Volcanic Activity" trait, use volcanic_eruption [small/large] to make lava bombs rain from the sky onto your lot.
Sims 4 Shift+Click cheats
After typing testingCheats true in the cheat console, Shift+Click on Sims and objects for the following effects:
|Base Game||Sim||Cheat need > Make happy||Sets all your Sim's motives to full and mood to Happy|
|Base Game||Sim||Cheat need > Disable need decay||Allows or stops Sims from Need changes|
|Base Game||Sim / Object||Reset object||Works on Sims and objects to reset their status|
|Base Game||Sim||Add to family||Adds a Sim to your currently played family.|
|Base Game||Sim||Modify in CAS||Modify the Sim in Create-a-Sim aside from name and inherited traits|
|Base Game||Object||Make clean/dirty||Use on an object to make it dirty or clean|
|Base Game||Ground||Teleport Sim||Shift+Click on the ground to teleport a Sim to that point.|
|Base Game||Object||Make head||Use on an object to stick it on top of your Sim's neck like a horrible chimera|
|Base Game||Mailbox||Utilities||Change the power and water consumption or production on the lot.|
|Base Game||Mailbox||Alter needs||Turn off needs for the world or household or fill all needs.|
|Pets||Animal||Give quirk||Give a fear or love TV quirk to an animal.|
|Pets||Food bowl||Fill||Refill your pet's food for free.|
|Discover University||Robotics Table||Spawn crafting supplies||Gives you 50 of everything in the current Sim's inventory.|
|Eco Lifestyle||Voting Board/Mailbox||Enact/Repeal NAP||Instantly enact or repeal a Neighborhood Action Plan.|
|Eco Lifestyle||Voting Board/Mailbox||Give Sim Influence||Gain Influence needed for Neighborhood activities.|
|Eco Lifestyle||Sim/Fabrication Machine||Give bucks > Bits/Pieces||Get 500 Bits of Pieces currency|
|Batuu||Sim||Batuu Cheats > Give Batuu Items||Get Batuu items for free|
|Batuu||Sim||Batuu Cheats / Batuu Reputation||Set your allegiance with the First Order or Resistance.|
|Batuu||Sim||Batuu Cheats > Faction World States||Set world state to First Order or Resistance.|
|Batuu||Rey / Kylo Ren||Add to family||Like other Sims, you ccan add Rey or Kyle Ren to your family.|
|Cottage Living||Animal||Cheat relationship > Set max friendship||Become besties with your animals.|
|Cottage Living||Animal||Get all Animal Clothes||Unlocks all outfits for your animal.|
|Cottage Living||Ground||Create animal||Spawn in a rabbit, chick, hen, or rooster.|
|Cottage Living||Chicken coop / Rabbit home||Spawn rabbit/chicken/egg||Spawn in any of those mentioned.|
|Cottage Living||Fridge||Animal treats||Unlock animal treat recipes.|
|Growing Together||Infant||Pack Cheats > Expansion Packs > Growing Together > Infant Quirks||Add or remove infant personality quirks|
Sims 4 relationship cheats
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The Sims 4 cheats: Life hacks
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If your Sims have the same problem making friends that I have in real life, the cheat console code relationship.introduce_sim_to_all_others will instantly introduce your Sim to all their neighbors.
For an even easier icebreaker, relationships.create_friends_for_sim will spawn a new Sim on the lot already already friends with yours.
If you need more specific friendship (and romance) control, use the following to add and subtract from relationships between two Sims:
modifyrelationship [YourSimFirstName] [YourSimLastName] [TargetSimFirstName] [TargetSimLastName] 100 LTR_Friendship_Main
Substitute "Friendship" for "Romance" to change romantic relationship values. Positive values will increase a relationship, while using a negative value (ex: -100) will decrease it.
Sims 4 death cheats
Kill and un-kill your sims
To save your Sims from death entirely, use death.toggle [true/false]
sims.add_buff Ghostly will turn your sim into a ghost for 4 in-game hours.
In the Sims 4 Vampire expansion, you can kill your fanged sims with stats.set_stat commodity_Vampire_SunExposure -100.
For all your other deadly designs, use the following trait codes to turn your Sim into a ghost who has been died in the respective manner with the code:
|Game Pack||Death Type||Trait Code|
|Paranormal Stuff||Become a ghost summoned by Seance||trait_Ghost_SeanceTable|
|Paranormal Stuff||Become Guidry the ghost||trait_Guidry|
|Paranormal Stuff||Become Temperance the ghost||trait_HauntedHouse_Temperance|
|Vampires||Killed by sun||traits.equip_trait Vampire_Sun|
Killing and un-killing your pets
traits.equip_trait Ghost_OldAge [Pet ID] will turn your pet into a ghost if you are either an absolute monster or (spoiler alert) attempting an elaborate Sim version of John Wick. To get your pet's ID (you monster), use sims.get_sim_id_by_name [PetFirstName] [PetLastName]
You should also be able to resurrect your pets with traits.remove_trait Ghost_OldAge [Pet ID].
Sims 4 skill cheats
If you want to max out your Sim's skills or set them to any particular skill level of your choosing, you can use this list of skill codes.
Use stats.set_skill_level [skill code] [#] to set your Sim's skill to any level you want. Substitute in the skill code and the skill level you want, which should look something like: "stats.set_skill_level Major_Writing 10"
For your child Sims, substitute with Skill_Child_[Creativity/Mental/Motor/Social] all of which also max out at 10.
|Game Pack||Skill||Skill Code||Max Level|
|Base Game||Gourmet Cooking||Major_GourmetCooking||10|
|Base Game||Rocket Science||Major_RocketScience||10|
|Base Game||Video Gaming||Major_VideoGaming||10|
|Cats & Dogs||Veterinary||Major_Vet||10|
|Cats & Dogs||Pet Training||skill_Dog||5|
|Get Famous||Media Production||Minor_Media||5|
|Eco Lifestyle||Juice Fizzing||AdultMinor_JuiceFizzing||5|
|Journey to Batuu||Lightsaber skills||Skill_Fitness||10|
|Snowy Escape||Rock Climbing||Major_RockClimbing||10|
|Cottage Living||Cross stitch||Skill_CrossStitch||5|
Sims 4 career cheats
After your Sims are all skilled up, you can also give them free promotions or add new careers.
Use careers.add_career [career] to add careers with their career code in the list below.
careers.promote [career] and careers.remove [career] work in the same way to get a promotion or remove your Sim's job. You can also use careers.retire [career] to quit your job and collect a weekly pension.
|Game Pack||Career||Career Code|
|Highschool Years||Adult streamer||parttime_streamersidehustle|
|Highschool Years||Teen streamer||teen_streamersidehustle|
|Highschool Years||Adult simsfluencer||parttime_simsfluencersidehustle|
|Highschool Years||Teen simsfluencer||teen_simsfluencersidehustle|
|Cats & Dogs||Veterinarian||Vet|
|Seasons||Scout (for teens)||Scout|
|Get Famous||Drama club (for kids)||DramaClub|
|Island Living||Teen Lifeguard||Teen_Lifeguard|
|Discover University||Mechanical/Computer Engineer||Engineering|
|Discover University||Judge/Private Attorney||Law|
|Eco Lifestyle||Civil Designer||careers_Adult_CivilDesigner|
|Eco Lifestyle||Freelance Maker||careers_Adult_Freelancer_Agency_Maker|
|Paranormal||Become a Paranormal Investigator||trait_Freelancer_Career_ParanormalInvestigator_License|
|Paranormal||Promote your Paranormal Investigator||Paranormalinvestigator|
|Dream Home Decorator||Interior Decorator||Interior|
|Dream Home Decorator||Interior Decoraton||Deco|
Sims 4 trait cheats
You can pick certain traits for your Sims during the Create-A-Sim process that control some of their preferences, habits, and how they react to other Sims. One way to cheat your Sims into having certain traits, especially those in the base game, is to use the Shift+Click cheats above to edit them in the CAS (Create-A-Sim) menu.
If you want more fine control, or you're trying to add and remove other properties, here is your list of traits from game packs and expansions that you may want to give your Sims. A Sim's Lifestyles, which reflect the habits they've developed as you play them, are also added and removed as traits.
After using the base cheat "testingCheats true" you can use the following cheats to add and remove all of the cheats on this list with their respective Trait code.
|Game Pack||Trait Code||Trait Effect|
|Highschool Years||SociallyAwkward||Build Charisma skill more slowly and struggle with social situations.|
|Highschool Years||PartyAnimal||Enjoy parties and perform party tricks.|
|Highschool Years||Overachiever||Raise skills faster but are harder to get along with as friends.|
|Werewolves||trait_WerewolfPack_FriendB||Become a friend of the Wildfangs pack|
|Werewolves||trait_WerewolfPack_FriendA||Become a friend of the Moonwood Collective pack|
|Werewolves||trait_OccultWerewolf_InitiationBonusTrait||Initial relationship boost when introduced to werewolves.|
|Werewolves||trait_OccultWerewolf_GreaterWolfBlood||Enhances werewolf growth.|
|Werewolves||trait_OccultWerewolf_DormantWolf||Adds the Dormant Wolf trait|
|Werewolves||trait_occultwerewolf||Become (or unbecome) a Werewolf|
|Cats & Dogs||Attraction||Relationships with animals begin higher|
|Seasons||Stormchaser||Your Sim loves terrifying weather!|
|Seasons||Waterproof||Your sim won't get wet, even in the rain|
|Seasons||IceMan||Iceproof Sims are not negatively affected by cold|
|Seasons||BurningMan||Burn proof Sims love the heat|
|Seasons||HeatAcclimation||Sim is less affected by hot conditions|
|Seasons||ColdAcclimation||Sim is less affected by cold conditions|
|Seasons||ScoutingAptitude||Earn Scouting experience faster|
|Seasons||FatherWinterBaby||Your Sim is...Santa's baby?|
|Get Famous||WorldRenownedActor||Never fail at an Acting action|
|Get Famous||UnstoppableFame||Never experience Fame decay|
|Island Living||trait_BeachBum_LaidBack||Never become Tense|
|Island Living||trait_Hidden_IslandAncestor_Elemental||Increase the quality of plants and summon volcanic bombs|
|Island Living||trait_NaturalSpeaker||Great at enthusing other Sims|
|Island Living||trait_FriendOfTheSea||Become friends with dolphins and merpeople easier|
|Island Living||trait_OccultMermaid||Become a merperson|
|Island Living||trait_OccultMermaid_MermaidForm||Toggle a mer tail on land|
|Eco Lifestyle||trait_ChampionOfThePeople||Gain Satisfaction when you gain Influence|
|Eco Lifestyle||trait_EcoEngineer||Create Eco-Updates faster|
|Eco Lifestyle||trait_MasterMaker||Fabricate items at reduced cost|
|Eco Lifestyle||trait_Nature_InfluentialIndividual||Other Sims will be more Influenced by this Sim|
|Eco Lifestyle||trait_eco_master||Inspire other Sims to become Eco-conscious|
|Eco Lifestyle||trait_entrepreneur||These Sims like taking chances on investments|
|Eco Lifestyle||trait_Fizzyhead||Become focused while using the juice Fizzer|
|Eco Lifestyle||trait_makerNPC||Inspire fabrication recipes for other Sims|
|Snowy Escape||Trait_Adventurous||These Sims seek out new and unique experiences|
|Snowy Escape||Trait_Proper||These Sims tend to disapprove of other Sims' improper behavior|
|Snowy Escape||Trait_Excursion_Mountaineer_Rank[1/2/3]||Higher stages grant better odds on rockclimbing and excursions|
|Snowy Escape||Trait_CorporateWorker_CharismaticCrooner||Get along better with coworkers, improves singing|
|Snowy Escape||Trait_CorporateWorker_LegendaryStamina||Energy will drain more slowly|
|Snowy Escape||Trait_SurvivalInstinct||Escape wildlife attacks unwounded, resist weather, and avoid injuries from outdoor activities|
|Snowy Escape||Trait_WorldlyKnowledge||Better at socializing in Social Events, can negotiate a discount at market stalls|
|Cottage Living||trait_Nature_Country||Improves relationship with animals, causes animals to live longer, more plant yield, free grocery delivery|
|Cottage Living||trait_AnimalEnthusiast||Will seek animal company, care for and improve relationship with animals more easily|
|Cottage Living||trait_LactoseIntolerant||Will become sick after eating dairy, will feel great after avoiding it|