The Sims 4 cheats & codes: unlimited money, free Satisfaction Points, Werewolves cheats, & moreA definitive guide to all Sims 4 cheats & codes!


A group of Sims, from the original box art of The Sims 4.

How do I use cheat codes in The Sims 4? Cheating in The Sims is as much a traditional part of the game as building a wall around the pool and watching your Sim slowly drown. Our ultimate guide to The Sims 4 cheats will tell you all about how to enable cheats, and which cheats will give you loads of money to spend, let you build anywhere in the game, or just kill whichever Sims you don't particularly like. No judgement from us.



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How to use cheats in The Sims 4

To input The Sims 4 cheats on PC, you first need to open up the cheat console within the game. Exactly how you do this will depend on your hardware:

  • Windows users: hit CTRL + SHIFT + C.
  • Mac users: hit CMD + SHIFT + C.

In order to enable many of the below cheats, you'll first need to enter the following into the console:

testingcheats true or testingcheats on

Not every cheat code in the game requires this, but many do. In my opinion, it's worth leaving testing cheats turned on in the background if you intend to use cheats at all. It doesn't affect your game in any way, and it's quicker and easier than remembering to enable them every time.

To disable cheats again, enter the following into the console:

testingcheats false or testingcheats off

The Sims 4 basic cheats

Two Sims kissing in front of a rocket ship.

Some cheats defy easy characterisation, but are nevertheless some of the most useful in the game, particularly if your Sim finds themself in a tight spot:

  • help: Lists all available commands.
  • testingcheats [on/off or true/false]: Toggles enabling testing cheats in your game.
  • cas.fulleditmode: Allows you access to a fuller version of Create-A-Sim when accessing it during gameplay via a mirror or dresser (see Modify in CAS section).
  • casclockspeed [0-10]: Sets the speed of Sims' animations in CAS. 0 is paused.
  • resetsim [FirstName LastName]: Resets a stuck Sim and clears their action queue.
  • get_sim_id_by_name [FirstName LastName]: Shows the named Sim's ID number, which is required for some cheats.
  • fullscreen: Toggles full screen mode.
  • headlineeffects [on/off]: Toggles Plumbobs, thought balloons, relationship and skill changes, and other effects that display over Sims' heads.
  • hovereffects [on/off]: Toggles glowing outline that indicates which Sim or object is being hovered over.
  • fps [on/off]: Toggles the FPS (frames per second) display on screen.

The Sims 4 money cheats

Money makes the world go round in The Sims 4, and just like in real life, it often feels like there's never enough of it. Luckily, there are money cheats aplenty to give your Sims a leg-up if you choose to provide them with one:

  • kaching: Adds 1,000 Simoleons to the active household's funds.
  • rosebud: Adds 1,000 Simoleons to the active household's funds.
  • motherlode: Adds 50,000 Simoleons to the active household's funds.
  • FreeRealEstate [on/off]: Toggles ignoring move-in costs when moving households into residential lots, making all homes free to purchase.
  • Money [amount]: Sets the active household's funds to the given amount.
  • sims.modify_funds [+/-][amount]: Adds or subtracts the given amount of Simoleons from the active household's funds.

The Sims 4 building cheats

A house in The Sims 4 being edited in Build Mode.

The expansive and flexible Build Mode is widely considered a highlight of The Sims 4. To really take your building skills to the next level, though, you might like to play around with the following cheats:

  • bb.enablefreebuild: Enables editing of hidden lots.
  • bb.ignoregameplayunlocksentitlement: Unlocks all Career Reward items in Build Mode.
  • bb.moveobjects: Toggle to ignore most placement restrictions when placing objects. Definitely the most useful cheat on this list.
  • bb.showhiddenobjects: Shows all hidden debug objects in Build Mode.
  • bb.showliveeditobjects: Shows all out-of-bounds environmental items in Build Mode.
  • objects.gsi_create_obj [object]: Spawns the specified object.

The Sims 4 needs and mood cheats

Keeping Sims feeling positive makes it easier to improve their skills, career performance, and more. Use the cheats below to set your Sims' moods:

  • fillmotive motive_Bladder: Maxes out the active Sim's Bladder need into the green.
  • fillmotive motive_Energy: Maxes out the active Sim's Energy need into the green.
  • fillmotive motive_Fun: Maxes out the active Sim's Fun need into the green.
  • fillmotive motive_Hunger: Maxes out the active Sim's Hunger need into the green.
  • fillmotive motive_Hygiene: Maxes out the active Sim's Hygiene need into the green.
  • fillmotive motive_Social: Maxes out the active Sim's Social need into the green.
  • sims.fill_all_commodities: Maxes all needs for all Sims in the active household.
  • sims.[add/remove]_buff [BuffName]: Adds or removes the specified Emotion Buff.
  • sims.remove_all_buffs: Removes all Emotion Buffs from the active Sim.

Note: There are literally thousands of moodlet buffs in the game, and it would be impossible to list them all here. Elsewhere in the guide, we include codes for buffs that convey specific special statuses (i.e. temporary occult status) on the Sim for their active duration.

The Sims 4 relationship cheats

An outdoor wedding in The Sims 4.

Without strong relationships your Sims can't keep their social needs high, advance in many careers, or (duh) make more Sims together. Here are the cheats to help you skip the small talk:

  • modifyrelationship [FirstName LastName] [FirstName LastName] [-100 to 100] LTR_Friendship_Main: Sets the Friendship level between the two named Sims.
  • modifyrelationship [FirstName LastName] [FirstName LastName] [-100 to 100] LTR_Romance_Main: Sets the Romance level between two named Sims.
  • Modifyrelationship [FirstName LastName] [PetFirstName PetLastName] [-100 to 100] LTR_SimToPet_Friendship_Main: Sets the Friendship level between the named Sim and the named Pet. (Requires Cats & Dogs.)
  • relationship.introduce_sim_to_all_others: Gives the active Sim an Acquaintance relationship with every other Sim in the save file. Can take a few moments to fully load in.
  • relationships.create_friends_for_sim: Spawns a random Sim with a +80 Friendship value towards the active Sim.

The Sims 4 aspiration and satisfaction cheats

Life-long aspirations and short-term whims give Sims a sense of purpose and direction in their lives, and fulfilling them grants Satisfaction Points you can spend on bonuses. The cheats below can help speed up the process:

  • Aspirations.complete_current_milestone: Immediately auto-completes the active Sim's current Aspiration milestone.
  • sims.give_satisfaction_points [amount]: Adds the specified amount of Satisfaction Points to the active Sim.

The Sims 4 trait cheats

A family of five Sims, ranging in age from toddler to elder.

Traits are what give Sims their individual personalities. In The Sims 4 there are hundreds of traits in various categories, but they all have one thing in common: you can equip them on your Sim using the following cheat formula:

traits.[equip/remove]_trait trait_[TraitName]

In the majority of cases, the cheat code name for a trait is just its in-game display name with no spaces. However, there are some exceptions, so please refer to the tables below for a full list of trait codes in The Sims 4.

Note: For Cause of Death traits and others that convey a supernatural creature status on a Sim, see the Occult Cheats section below.

You can also use the following cheat to instantly remove all Traits from the active Sim:


Sims 4 Personality & Bonus Trait (CAS Equippable) Cheats

CodeTrait NameTrait TypePack
ActiveActivePersonality - Emotional TraitBase game
AmbitiousAmbitiousPersonality - Lifestyle TraitBase game
ArtLoverArt LoverPersonality - Hobby TraitBase game
BookwormBookwormPersonality - Hobby TraitBase game
BroBroPersonality - Social TraitBase game
CheerfulCheerfulPersonality - Emotional TraitBase game
ChildishChildishPersonality - Lifestyle TraitBase game
ClumsyClumsyPersonality - Lifestyle TraitBase game
CreativeCreativePersonality - Emotional TraitBase game
InsaneErraticPersonality - Lifestyle TraitBase game
EvilEvilPersonality - Social TraitBase game
FamilyOrientedFamily OrientedPersonality - Social TraitBase game
FoodieFoodiePersonality - Hobby TraitBase game
GeekGeekPersonality - Hobby TraitBase game
GeniusGeniusPersonality - Emotional TraitBase game
GloomyGloomyPersonality - Emotional TraitBase game
GluttonGluttonPersonality - Lifestyle TraitBase game
GoodGoodPersonality - Social TraitBase game
GoofballGoofballPersonality - Emotional TraitBase game
HatesChildrenHates ChildrenPersonality - Social TraitBase game
HotHeadedHot-HeadedPersonality - Emotional TraitBase game
JealousJealousPersonality - Social TraitBase game
KleptomaniacKleptomaniacPersonality - Lifestyle TraitBase game
LazyLazyPersonality - Lifestyle TraitBase game
LonerLonerPersonality - Social TraitBase game
LovesOutdoorsLoves OutdoorsPersonality - Lifestyle TraitBase game
MaterialisticMaterialisticPersonality - Lifestyle TraitBase game
MeanMeanPersonality - Social TraitBase game
MusicLoverMusic LoverPersonality - Hobby TraitBase game
NeatNeatPersonality - Lifestyle TraitBase game
CommitmentIssuesNoncommittalPersonality - Social TraitBase game
OutgoingOutgoingPersonality - Social TraitBase game
PerfectionistPerfectionistPersonality - Hobby TraitBase game
RomanticRomanticPersonality - Emotional TraitBase game
SelfAssuredSelf-AssuredPersonality - Emotional TraitBase game
SlobSlobPersonality - Lifestyle TraitBase game
SnobSnobPersonality - Lifestyle TraitBase game
High_MetabolismHigh MetabolismBonus Trait (Athletic Aspirations)Base game
MuserMuserBonus Trait (Creativity Aspirations)Base game
DastardlyDastardlyBonus Trait (Deviance Aspirations)Base game
FamilySimDomesticBonus Trait (Family Aspirations)Base game
EssenceOfFlavorEssence of FlavorBonus Trait (Food Aspirations)Base game
Business_SavvyBusiness SavvyBonus Trait (Fortune Aspirations)Base game
Quick_LearnerQuick LearnerBonus Trait (Knowledge Aspirations)Base game
AlluringAlluringBonus Trait (Love Aspirations)Base game
CollectorCollectorBonus Trait (Nature Aspirations)Base game
GregariousGregariousBonus Trait (Popularity Aspirations)Base game
Toddler_AngelicAngelicToddler TraitBase game
Toddler_CharmerCharmerToddler TraitBase game
Toddler_ClingyClingyToddler TraitBase game
Toddler_FussyFussyToddler TraitBase game
Toddler_IndependentIndependentToddler TraitBase game
Toddler_InquisitiveInquisitiveToddler TraitBase game
Toddler_SillySillyToddler TraitBase game
Toddler_WildWildToddler TraitBase game
SqueamishSqueamishPersonality - Lifestyle TraitOutdoor Retreat
TBCHigh MaintenancePersonality - Emotional TraitSpa Day (added in pack refresh)
TBCSpa MembershipBonus Trait (Wellness Aspirations)Spa Day (added in pack refresh)
DanceMachineDance MachinePersonality - Lifestyle TraitGet Together
InsiderInsiderPersonality - Social TraitGet Together
UnflirtyUnflirtyPersonality - Emotional TraitCity Living
VegetarianVegetarianPersonality - Lifestyle TraitCity Living
HomeTurfHome TurfBonus Trait (Location Aspirations)
  • City Living
  • StrangerVille
  • Island Living
  • Snowy Escape
  • Bust the Dust Kit
CatLoverCat LoverPersonality - Lifestyle TraitCats & Dogs
DogLoverDog LoverPersonality - Lifestyle TraitCats & Dogs
Animal_AffectionAnimal AffectionBonus Trait (Animal Aspirations)Cats & Dogs
SelfAbsorbedSelf-AbsorbedPersonality - Social TraitGet Famous
ParanoidParanoidPersonality - Social TraitStrangerVille
IslandAncestorsChild of the IslandsPersonality - Lifestyle TraitIsland Living
ChildofTheOceanChild of the OceanPersonality - Lifestyle TraitIsland Living
FreeganFreeganPersonality - Lifestyle TraitEco Lifestyle
GreenFiendGreen FiendPersonality - Lifestyle TraitEco Lifestyle
MakerMakerPersonality - Hobby TraitEco Lifestyle
RecycleDiscipleRecycle DisciplePersonality - Lifestyle TraitEco Lifestyle
PreparedVoyagerPrepared VoyagerBonus Trait (Star Wars Aspirations)Star Wars: Journey to Batuu
AdventurousAdventurousPersonality - Lifestyle TraitSnowy Escape
ProperProperPersonality - Social TraitSnowy Escape
AnimalEnthusiastAnimal EnthusiastPersonality - Lifestyle TraitCottage Living
LactoseIntolerantLactose IntolerantPersonality - Lifestyle TraitCottage Living
trait_OccultWerewolf_InitiationBonusTraitLunar ConfidantBonus Trait (Werewolf Aspirations)Werewolves

Sims 4 Reward Trait Cheats

CodeTrait NameTrait TypePack
LongevityLong LivedAspiration Reward (Bodybuilder)Base game
Kindness_AmbassadorKindness AmbassadorAspiration Reward (The Positivity Challenge)Base game (challenge discontinued but trait still accessible)
ExpressionisticExpressionisticAspiration Reward (Painter Extraordinaire)Base game
EpicPoetPoeticAspiration Reward (Bestselling Author)Base game
PiperPiperAspiration Reward (Musical Genius)Base game
MastermindMastermindAspiration Reward (Public Enemy)Base game
BaneTormentorAspiration Reward (Chief of Mischief)Base game
LivingVicariouslyVicariousAspiration Reward (Successful Lineage)Base game
PaMatriarchMatriarch/PatriarchAspiration Reward (Big Happy Family)Base game
FreshChefFresh ChefAspiration Reward (Master Chef)Base game
PotionMasterPotion MasterAspiration Reward (Master Mixologist)Base game
MeltMasterMelt MasterAspiration Reward (Grilled Cheese)Base game
InvestedShrewdAspiration Reward (Fabulously Wealthy)Base game
ValuedCustomerThriftyAspiration Reward (Mansion Baron)Base game
TheKnackHandyAspiration Reward (Nerd Brain)Base game
ChroniclerProfessorialAspiration Reward (Renaissance Sim)Base game
WebmasterWebmasterAspiration Reward (Computer Whiz)Base game
PlayerPlayerAspiration Reward (Serial Romantic)Base game
EternalBondCompanionAspiration Reward (Soumate)Base game
OneWithNatureNaturalistAspiration Reward (Freelance Botanist)Base game
AnglersTranquilityAngler's TranquilityAspiration Reward (Angling Ace)Base game
AppraiserAppraiserAspiration Reward (The Curator)Base game
HilariousHilariousAspiration Reward (Joke Star)Base game
LegendaryBelovedAspiration Reward (Friend of the World)Base game
PerfectHostPerfect HostAspiration Reward (Party Animal)Base game
AlwaysWelcomeAlways WelcomeSatisfaction Rewards StoreBase game
AntisepticAntisepticSatisfaction Rewards StoreBase game
BeguilingBeguilingSatisfaction Rewards StoreBase game
BraveBraveSatisfaction Rewards StoreBase game
CarefreeCarefreeSatisfaction Rewards StoreBase game
ConnectionsConnectionsSatisfaction Rewards StoreBase game
CreativeVisionaryCreative VisionarySatisfaction Rewards StoreBase game
EntrepreneurialEntrepreneurialSatisfaction Rewards StoreBase game
FertileFertileSatisfaction Rewards StoreBase game
ForeverFreshForever FreshSatisfaction Rewards StoreBase game
ForeverFullForever FullSatisfaction Rewards StoreBase game
FreeServicesFree ServicesSatisfaction Rewards StoreBase game
FrugalFrugalSatisfaction Rewards StoreBase game
GreatKisserGreat KisserSatisfaction Rewards StoreBase game
GymRatGym RatSatisfaction Rewards StoreBase game
HardlyHungryHardly HungrySatisfaction Rewards StoreBase game
IndependentIndependentSatisfaction Rewards StoreBase game
MarketableMarketableSatisfaction Rewards StoreBase game
MemorableMemorableSatisfaction Rewards Store (removed)Base game (removed from game but still accessible via cheats)
MentorMentorSatisfaction Rewards StoreBase game
MorningPersonMorning SimSatisfaction Rewards StoreBase game
NeedsNoOneNeeds No OneSatisfaction Rewards StoreBase game
NeverWearyNever WearySatisfaction Rewards StoreBase game
NightOwlNight OwlSatisfaction Rewards StoreBase game
ObservantObservantSatisfaction Rewards StoreBase game
ProfessionalSlackerProfessional SlackerSatisfaction Rewards StoreBase game
SavantSavantSatisfaction Rewards StoreBase game
SeldomSleepySeldom SleepySatisfaction Rewards StoreBase game
ShamelessShamelessSatisfaction Rewards StoreBase game
SincereSincereSatisfaction Rewards Store (removed)Base game (removed from game but still accessible via cheats)
SpeedCleanerSpeed CleanerSatisfaction Rewards StoreBase game
SpeedReaderSpeed ReaderSatisfaction Rewards StoreBase game
SteelBladderSteel BladderSatisfaction Rewards StoreBase game
SuperGreenThumbSuper Green ThumbSatisfaction Rewards StoreBase game
CreativelyGiftedCreatively GiftedChild Aspiration Reward (Artistic Prodigy)Base game
MentallyGiftedMentally GiftedChild Aspiration Reward (Whiz Kid)Base game
PhysicallyGiftedPhysically GiftedChild Aspiration Reward (Rambunctious Scamp)Base game
SociallyGiftedSocially GiftedChild Aspiration Reward (Social Butterfly)Base game
Happy_ToddlerHappy ToddlerToddler Skill RewardBase game
Top_Notch_ToddlerTop Notch ToddlerToddler Skill RewardBase game
SurvivalistSurvivalistAspiration Reward (Outdoor Enthusiast)Outdoor Retreat
GreatStorytellerGreat StorytellerSatisfaction Rewards StoreOutdoor Retreat
IncrediblyFriendlyIncredibly FriendlySatisfaction Rewards StoreOutdoor Retreat
StovesandGrillsMasterStoves and Grills MasterSatisfaction Rewards StoreOutdoor Retreat
SicknessSickness ResistanceCareer Reward (Doctor Lvl 8)Get to Work
TBCCalming AuraAspiration Reward (Zen Guru)Spa Day (added in pack refresh)
TBCClear PerspectiveAspiration Reward (Inner Peace)Spa Day (added in pack refresh)
TBCSelf-Care ExpertiseAspiration Reward (Self-Care Specialist)Spa Day (added in pack refresh)
ClubPresidentNatural LeaderAspiration Reward (Leader of the Pack)Get Together
InTheKnowIn The KnowAspiration Reward (City Native)City Living
hidden_career_critic_thriftyCritically ConnectedCareer Reward (Critic Lvl 8)City Living
ChopstickSavvyChopstick SavvyGameplay Feat Reward (Chopstick Use)City Living / Snowy Escape
SpiceHoundSpice HoundGameplay Feat Reward (Eat Spicy Food)City Living
TheMasterI am the MasterAspiration Reward (Vampire Family)Vampires
TrueMasterA True MasterAspiration Reward (Master Vampire)Vampires
RegainedHumanityRegained HumanityAspiration Reward (Good Vampire)Vampires
SuperParent_RoleModelRole ModelAspiration Reward (Super Parent)Parenthood
Animal_WhispererAnimal WhispererAspiration Reward (Friend of the Animals)Cats & Dogs
ArchaeologyMuseum PatronAspiration Reward (Archaeology Scholar)Jungle Adventure
JungleExplorer_TreasureHunterTreasure HunterAspiration Reward (Jungle Explorer)Jungle Adventure
ScoutingAptitudeScouting AptitudeCareer Reward (Scout Lvl 5)Seasons
BurningManHeat ProofSatisfaction Rewards StoreSeasons
ColdAcclimationCold AcclimationSatisfaction Rewards StoreSeasons
HeatAcclimationHeat AcclimationSatisfaction Rewards StoreSeasons
IceManIce ProofSatisfaction Rewards StoreSeasons
StormChaserStorm ChaserSatisfaction Rewards StoreSeasons
WaterproofWaterproofSatisfaction Rewards StoreSeasons
WorldRenownedActorWorld Renowned ActorAspiration Reward (Master Actor)Get Famous
UnstoppableFameUnstoppable FameAspiration Reward (World Famous Celebrity)Get Famous
HeroOfStrangerVilleHero of StrangerVilleAspiration Reward (StrangerVille Mystery)StrangerVille
Strangerville_InfectedInfectedGameplay Feat Reward (Consume Fruit or Spores)StrangerVille
Strangerville_VaccinatedVaccinated (hidden)Gameplay Feat Reward (Receive StrangerVille Vaccine)StrangerVille
beachbum_laidbackLaid BackAspiration Reward (Beach Life)Island Living
FriendOfTheSeaMaster of the SeaCareer Reward (Conservationist - Marine Biologist Lvl 10)Island Living
NaturalSpeakerNatural SpeakerCareer Reward (Conservationist - Environmental Manager Lvl 10)Island Living
Knowledge_SlingerOfSpellsSlinger of SpellsAspiration Reward (Spellcraft & Sorcery)Realm of Magic
Nature_MasterMixerMaster MixerAspiration Reward (Purveyor of Potions)Realm of Magic
Cauldron_Potion_ImmortalityImmortalGameplay Feat Reward (Drink Potion of Immortality)Realm of Magic
University_HigherEducationHigher EducationAspiration Reward (Academic)Discover University
SeasonedGamerSeasoned GamerCareer Reward (E-Sports Competitor Lvl 4)Discover University
TBCMental MagisterSecret Society Reward (Brainiacs Senior Member)Discover University
MasterMakerMaster MakerAspiration Reward (Master Maker)Eco Lifestyle
InfluentialIndividualInfluential IndividualAspiration Reward (Eco Innovator)Eco Lifestyle
ChampionOfThePeopleChampion of the PeopleCareer Reward (Civil Designer - Civic Planner Lvl 10)Eco Lifestyle
EcoEngineerEco-EngineerCareer Reward (Civil Designer - Green Technician Lvl 10)Eco Lifestyle
FizzyheadAfizzionadoSkill Reward (Juice Fizzing Lvl 5)Eco Lifestyle
SacredKnittingKnowledgeSacred Knitting KnowledgeAspiration Reward (Lord/Lady of the Knits)Nifty Knitting Stuff
HeroicPresenceHeroic PresenceAspiration Reward (Paragon of Hope)Star Wars: Journey to Batuu
SleightOfHandSleight of HandAspiration Reward (Galactic Privateer)Star Wars: Journey to Batuu
SupremeAuthoritySupreme AuthorityAspiration Reward (Enforcer of Order)Star Wars: Journey to Batuu
SurvivalInstinctSurvival InstinctAspiration Reward (Extreme Sports Enthusiast)Snowy Escape
WorldlyKnowledgeWorldly KnowledgeAspiration Reward (Mt. Komorebi Sightseer)Snowy Escape
CorporateWorker_CharismaticCroonerCharismatic CroonerCareer Reward (Salaryperson Lvl 4)Snowy Escape
CorporateWorker_LegendaryStaminaLegendary StaminaCareer Reward (Salaryperson Lvl 10)Snowy Escape
Excursion_Mountaineer_Rank1Middling MountaineerGameplay Feat Reward (Mountain Climbing Excursion)Snowy Escape
Excursion_Mountaineer_Rank2Capable MountaineerGameplay Feat Reward (Mountain Climbing Excursion)Snowy Escape
Excursion_Mountaineer_Rank3Expert MountaineerGameplay Feat Reward (Mountain Climbing Excursion)Snowy Escape
Freelancer_Career_ ParanormalInvestigator_LicenseParanormal InvestigatorSatisfaction Rewards Store / Medium skill reward (Lvl 5)Paranormal Stuff
TBCFast & FastidiousAspiration Reward (Perfectly Pristine)Bust the Dust Kit
TBCFilth DwellerAspiration Reward (Fabulously Filthy)Bust the Dust Kit
Nature_CountryNature ConversationalistAspiration Reward (Country Caretaker)Cottage Living
trait_OccultWerewolf_AspirationTraits_FriendlyWolfFanged FriendAspiration Reward (Werewolf Initiate)Werewolves
trait_OccultWerewolf_AspirationTraits_BetterFuryControRefined LupineAspiration Reward (Emissary of the Collective)Werewolves
trait_OccultWerewolf_AspirationTraits_BetterTurningChomp ChampionAspiration Reward (Wildfang Renegade)Werewolves
trait_OccultWerewolf_AspirationTraits_MoreFearThreatening PresenceAspiration Reward (Lone Wolf)Werewolves
trait_OccultWerewolf_AspirationTraits_FormerLycanWerewolf AllyAspiration Reward (Cure Seeker)Werewolves

The Sims 4 career and school cheats

A Sim scientist looking at slides under a microscope.

Sims will have trouble if their kids don't attend school now and again — though work for adults is, technically, completely optional (see Money cheats, above). But it doesn't have to be a matter of hard graft, thanks to the cheats below:

  • careers.[add/remove]_career [career]: Instantly join or quit the named career.
  • careers.promote [career]: Advances the Sim to the next level in the named career, school grade, or after school activity; or adds one Odd Jobs star rating.
  • careers.demote [career]: Demotes the Sim to the previous level in the named career, school grade, or after school activity; or removes one Odd Jobs star rating.
  • careers.retire [career]: Instantly retire from the named career.
  • Sims.modify_career_outfit_in_cas [SimID]: Allows you to edit the named Sim's career outfit in Create-A-Sim.

Sims 4 Career & School Cheats

CodeCareer NamePacks
AstronautAstronautBase game
AthleticAthleticBase game
BusinessBusinessBase game
CriminalCriminalBase game
CulinaryCulinaryBase game
EntertainerEntertainerBase game
PainterPainterBase game
SecretAgentSecret AgentBase game
InfluencerStyle InfluencerBase game
TechGuruTech GuruBase game
adult_WriterWriterBase game
adult_freelancer_artistFreelancer - Digital ArtistBase game
adult_freelancer_agency_programmerFreelancer - ProgrammerBase game
adult_freelancer_agency_writerFreelancer - WriterBase game
PartTime_BabysitterPart-Time - BabysitterBase game
PartTime_BaristaPart-Time - BaristaBase game
PartTime_FastFoodPart-Time - Fast Food EmployeeBase game
PartTime_ManualPart-Time - Manual LaborerBase game
PartTime_RetailPart-Time - Retail EmployeeBase game
Teen_BabysitterPart-Time - Babysitter (Teen only)Base game
Teen_BaristaPart-Time - Barista (Teen only)Base game
Teen_FastFoodPart-Time - Fast Food Employee (Teen only)Base game
Teen_ManualPart-Time - Manual Laborer (Teen only)Base game
Teen_RetailPart-Time - Retail Employee (Teen only)Base game
HighschoolHigh School (Teen only)Base game
GradeschoolGrade School (Child only)Base game
DetectiveDetectiveGet to Work
DoctorDoctorGet to Work
adult_active_ScientistScientistGet to Work
careers_adult_CriticCriticCity Living
ActivistPoliticianCity Living
SocialMediaSocial MediaCity Living
ScoutAfterschool Activity - Scout (Child and Teen only)Seasons
ActorActorGet Famous
DramaClubAfterschool Activity - Drama Club (Child and Teen only)Get Famous
ConservationistConservationistIsland Living
PartTime_DiverPart-Time - DiverIsland Living
PartTime_FishermanPart-Time - FishermanIsland Living
PartTime_LifeguardPart-Time - LifeguardIsland Living
Teen_LifeguardPart-Time - Lifeguard (Teen only)Island Living
OddJobFreelancer - Fashion PhotographerIsland Living
Fashion_PhotographerFreelancer - Fashion PhotographerMoschino Stuff
careers_Adult_EducationEducationDiscover University
careers_Adult_EngineerEngineerDiscover University
careers_Adult_LawLawDiscover University
career_Volunteer_E-SportsAfterschool Activity - E-Sports Competitor (university students only)Discover University
careers_Volunteer_SoccerTeamAfterschool Activity - Soccer Team (university students only)Discover University
careers_Adult_CivilDesignerCivil DesignerEco Lifestyle
careers_adult_freelancer_agency_makerFreelancer - CrafterEco Lifestyle
CorporateWorkerSalarypersonSnowy Escape
ParanormalinvestigatorFreelancer - Paranormal InvestigatorParanormal Stuff
decoInterior DecoratorDream Home Decorator

The Sims 4 skill cheats

Sims can practice a wide variety of skills to help advance them through their careers, fulfil their aspirations, and generally make day-to-day life easier and more rewarding. You can use the following cheat to set a Sim's proficiency level in any skill:

stats.set_skill_level [skill] [value]

Sims 4 Skill Cheats

CodePossible # ValuesSkill NamePack
Major_Charisma1-10CharismaBase game
Major_Comedy1-10ComedyBase game
Major_HomestyleCooking1-10CookingBase game
Major_Fishing1-10FishingBase game
Skill_Fitness1-10FitnessBase game
Major_Gardening1-10GardeningBase game
Major_GourmetCooking1-10Gourmet CookingBase game
Major_Guitar1-10GuitarBase game
Major_Handiness1-10HandinessBase game
Major_Logic1-10LogicBase game
Major_Mischief1-10MischiefBase game
Major_Bartending1-10MixologyBase game
Major_Painting1-10PaintingBase game
Major_Piano1-10PianoBase game
Major_Photography1-5PhotographyBase game (formerly required Get to Work)
Major_Programming1-10ProgrammingBase game
Major_RocketScience1-10Rocket ScienceBase game
Major_VideoGaming1-10Video GamingBase game
Major_Violin1-10ViolinBase game
Major_Writing1-10WritingBase game
Skill_Child_Creativity1-10Creativity (Child only)Base game
Skill_Child_Mental1-10Mental (Child only)Base game
Skill_Child_Motor1-10Motor (Child only)Base game
Skill_Child_Social1-10Social (Child only)Base game
Skill_Toddler_Communication1-5Communication (Toddler only)Base game
Skill_Toddler_Imagination1-5Imagination (Toddler only)Base game
Skill_Toddler_Movement1-5Movement (Toddler only)Base game
Skill_Toddler_Potty1-3Potty (Toddler only)Base game
Skill_Toddler_Thinking1-5Thinking (Toddler only)Base game
Major_Herbalism1-10HerbalismOutdoor Retreat
Major_Baking1-10BakingGet to Work
retail_maintenance1-5Maintenance (hidden skill)Get to Work
retail_sales1-5Sales (hidden skill)Get to Work
retail_workethic1-5Work Ethic (hidden skill)Get to Work
Major_Wellness1-10WellnessSpa Day
Minor_Dancing1-5DancingGet Together
Major_DJ1-10DJ MixingGet Together
Major_Singing1-10SingingCity Living
Major_PipeOrgan1-10Pipe OrganVampires
VampireLore1-15Vampire LoreVampires
Skill_Bowling1-5BowlingBowling Night Stuff
skill_Dog1-5Pet TrainingCats & Dogs
Major_Vet1-10VeterinarianCats & Dogs
Major_Archaeology1-10ArchaeologyJungle Adventure
Minor_LocalCulture1-5Selvadoran CultureJungle Adventure
statistic_skill_AdultMajor_FlowerArranging1-10Flower ArrangingSeasons
Hidden_Skating1-5Skating (hidden skill)Seasons
Major_Acting1-10ActingGet Famous
Minor_Media1-5Media ProductionGet Famous
Major_ResearchDebate1-10Research & DebateDiscover University
Major_Robotics1-10RoboticsDiscover University
AdultMajor_Fabrication1-10FabricationEco Lifestyle
AdultMinor_JuiceFizzing1-15Juice FizzingEco Lifestyle
AdultMajor_Knitting1-10Knitting (Child and older)Nifty Knitting Stuff
Major_RockClimbing1-10Rock ClimbingSnowy Escape / Fitness Stuff (hidden)
Major_Skiing1-10SkiingSnowy Escape
Major_Snowboarding1-10SnowboardingSnowy Escape
Minor_Medium1-5MediumParanormal Stuff
Skill_CrossStitch1-5Cross-StitchCottage Living

The Sims 4 life and death cheats

Living Sims being scared by ghosts in The Sims 4.

Sims are designed to age and die, but you can customise their lifespans in the gameplay options menu (including turning ageing off altogether). To really exercise power over life and death, however, you can use the following cheats:

  • death.toggle [true/false]: Completely disables all death types (including those that are not disabled when you turn ageing off).
  • sims.add_buff buff_Pregnancy_Trimester1: Sets an existing pregnancy to the first trimester.
  • sims.add_buff buff_Pregnancy_Trimester2: Sets an existing pregnancy to the second trimester.
  • sims.add_buff buff_Pregnancy_Trimester3: Sets an existing pregnancy to the third trimester.
  • sims.add_buff buff_Pregnancy_InLabor: Sends a pregnant Sim into labour.
  • sims.add_buff Buff_Mortified: Puts Sim in imminent danger of death by embarrassment.
  • sims.add_buff Buff_Motives_Hunger_Starving: Puts Sim in imminent danger of death by starvation
  • sims.add_buff buff_Death_Electrocution_Warning: Puts Sim in imminent danger of death by electrocution.
  • sims.add_buff buff_Hysterical: Puts Sim in imminent danger of death by hysterical laughter.
  • sims.add_buff buff_Enraged: Puts Sim in imminent danger of death from anger.
  • sims.add_buff buff_Death_ElderExhaustion_Warning: Puts Sim in imminent danger of death from overexertion.

For ways to insta-kill your Sims, see the Occult Cheats section below, which details how to equip a Cause of Death trait (resulting in instant death and a playable ghost Sim).

The Sims 4 occult cheats

A trio of witches gathered around a cauldron in The Sims 4.

Sims can take on occult status through gameplay, and with certain DLC you can create occult Sims in CAS. However, if you want to skip straight to the good part, these cheats will confer supernatural status on the active Sim right away:

  • traits.[equip/remove]_trait [CreatureType]: Permanently adds or removes the named occult type status from the active Sim.
  • sims.[add/remove]_buff Ghostly: Adds or removes a temporary Ghost occult status to the active Sim. Buff lasts four in-game hours and does not add a cause of death trait to the Sim.
  • sims.[add/remove]_buff buff_PlantSims_MainBuff_Visible: Adds or removes the temporary PlantSim occult status to the active Sim. Buff lasts five in-game days. (Formerly required Cool Kitchen Stuff, but now available in base game.)
  • stats.set_stat commodity_BecomingVampire 2160: Sim begins to transition into a vampire. Full transformation after around 36 in-game hours. (Requires Vampires.)
  • sims.[add/remove]_buff Buff_Skeleton: Adds or removes the temporary Skeleton occult status to the active Sim. Buff lasts 12 in-game hours. (Requires Jungle Adventure.)
  • sims.[add/remove]_buff buff_HauntedHouse_Visible_BonehildaForm: Adds or removes the temporary Bonehilda occult status to the active Sim. Buff lasts four in-game hours. (Requires Paranormal Stuff.)

Occult XP Increase Cheats

You can track the occult talent progress of Vampires (from Vampires) and Spellcasters (from Realm of Magic) in their Simology tab. To artificially increase or decrease their respective XP points, use the cheats below:

  • stats.set_stat rankedStatistic_Occult_VampireXP [0-202]: Vampire Sim becomes a Minor Vampire. (Requires Vampires.)
  • stats.set_stat rankedStatistic_Occult_VampireXP [203-630]: Vampire Sim becomes a Prime Vampire. (Requires Vampires.)
  • stats.set_stat rankedStatistic_Occult_VampireXP [631-1058]: Vampire Sim becomes a Master Vampire. (Requires Vampires.)
  • stats.set_stat rankedStatistic_Occult_VampireXP [1059-1486]: Vampire Sim becomes a Grand Master Vampire. (Requires Vampires.)
  • stats.set_stat rankedStatistic_Occult_VampireXP [1487-1593]: Increases a Grand Master Vampire's rank bar. Top value maxes the Vampire rank bar and grants two Vampire Power Points. (Requires Vampires.)
  • stats.set_stat rankedStatistic_WitchOccult_WitchXP [0-50]: Spellcaster Sim gains the Neophyte Rank. (Requires Realm of Magic.)
  • stats.set_stat rankedStatistic_WitchOccult_WitchXP [51-350]: Spellcaster Sim gains the Acolyte Rank. (Requires Realm of Magic.)
  • stats.set_stat rankedStatistic_WitchOccult_WitchXP [351-850]: Spellcaster Sim gains the Adept Rank. (Requires Realm of Magic.)
  • stats.set_stat rankedStatistic_WitchOccult_WitchXP [851-1550]: Spellcaster Sim gains Master Spellcaster Rank. (Requires Realm of Magic.)
  • stats.set_stat rankedStatistic_WitchOccult_WitchXP [1551-2350]: Spellcaster Sim gains Virtuoso Spellcaster Rank. (Requires Realm of Magic.)
  • stats.set_stat rankedStatistic_WitchOccult_WitchXP [2351-2850]: Increases a Virtuoso Spellcaster's XP bar. Top value maxes the bar and grants zero to two Talent Points (depending on Bloodline Strength trait).
  • stats.set_stat rankedStatistic_Werewolf_Progression [0-199]: Werewolf Sim gains the given amount of XP. (Requires Werewolves.)
  • stats.set_stat rankedStatistic_Werewolf_Progression [200-699]: Werewolf Sim gains the given amount of XP and reaches the Runt rank. (Requires Werewolves.)
  • stats.set_stat rankedStatistic_Werewolf_Progression [700-1599]: Werewolf Sim gains gains the given amount of XP and reaches the Prime rank. (Requires Werewolves.)
  • stats.set_stat rankedStatistic_Werewolf_Progression [1600-2999]: Werewolf Sim gains gains the given amount of XP and reaches the Veteran rank. (Requires Werewolves.)
  • stats.set_stat rankedStatistic_Werewolf_Progression 3000: Werewolf Sim gains gains the given amount of XP and reaches the Apex rank. (Requires Werewolves.)

Sims 4 Occult Cheats

Creature CodeOccult Type (Trait)PackNotes
angerGhost (Death by Anger)Base game 
cowplantGhost (Death by Cowplant)Base game 
drownGhost (Death by Drowning)Base game 
electrocutionGhost (Death by Electrocution)Base game 
embarrassmentGhost (Death by Embarrassment)Base game 
fireGhost (Death by Fire)Base game 
hungerGhost (Death by Hunger)Base game 
laughGhost (Death by Laughter)Base game 
exhaustGhost (Death by Overexertion)Base game 
oldageGhost (Death by Old Age)Base game 
steamGhost (Death by Steam)Spa Day 
TBCGhost (Death by Pufferfish)City Living 
Vampire_SunGhost (Vampire Death by Sunlight)Vampires 
poisonGhost (Death by Poison)Jungle Adventure 
TBCGhost (Death by Rabid Rodent Fever)My First Pet Stuff 
TBCGhost (Death by Flowers)Seasons 
Ghost_FrozenGhost (Death by Freezing)Seasons 
Ghost_LightningGhost (Death by Lightning)Seasons 
Ghost_OverheatGhost (Death by Overheating)Seasons 
TBCGhost (Consumed By the Mother)StrangerVille 
Ghost_WitchOverloadGhost (Death by Spellcaster Overload)Realm of Magic 
trait_Ghost_MurphyBedGhost (Death By Being Crushed By a Murphy Bed)Tiny Living Stuff 
trait_Ghost_BeetleGhost (Death by Beetles)Eco Lifestyle 
trait_Ghost_FliesGhost (Death By Being Swarmed By Flies)Eco Lifestyle 
trait_Ghost_ClimbingRouteGhost (Death by Falling from Heights)Snowy Escape 
trait_Ghost_VendingMachineGhost (Death by Vending Machine)Snowy Escape 
TBCGhost (Death by Killer Chicken)Cottage Living 
TBCGhost (Death by Killer Rabbit)Cottage Living 
Ghost_OldAge [PetID]Ghost Pet (Death by Old Age)Cats & DogsCan only be applied to a cat or dog. Pet ID is required because pets cannot be the active character.
trait_OccultAlienAlienGet to Work 
trait_OccultMermaidMermaidIsland Living 
trait_Occult_WitchOccultSpellcasterRealm of Magic 
trait_Occult_WitchOccult_BloodlineWeakSpellcaster (2nd generation)Realm of Magic 
trait_Occult_WitchOccult_BloodlineStrongSpellcaster (3rd generation)Realm of Magic 
trait_Occult_WitchOccult_BloodlineAncientSpellcaster (4th generation or higher)Realm of Magic 
trait_MagicSage_MischiefSpellcaster - Sage of Mischief MagicRealm of MagicInaccessible by playable Sims in ordinary gameplay.
trait_MagicSage_PracticalSpellcaster - Sage of Practical MagicRealm of MagicInaccessible by playable Sims in ordinary gameplay.
trait_MagicSage_UntamedSpellcaster - Sage of Untamed MagicRealm of MagicInaccessible by playable Sims in ordinary gameplay.
trait_Humanoid_Robots_MainTraitServoDiscover University 
trait_WerewolfPack_FriendAWerewolf - Friend of the Moonwood CollectiveWerewolves 
trait_WerewolfPack_FriendBWerewolf - Friend of the WildfangsWerewolves 
trait_OccultWerewolf_GreaterWolfBloodWerewolf - Greater Wolf Blood (2nd generation)Werewolves 
trait_OccultWerewolf_DormantWolfWerewolf - Dormant Wolf (3rd generation or higher)Werewolves 
trait_OccultWerewolf_Temperaments_AntiCapitalistCanineWerewolf - Anti-Capitalist CanineWerewolvesGrants or removes Werewolf Temperament
trait_OccultWerewolf_Temperaments_BigBadWolfWerewolf - BigBadWolfWerewolvesGrants or removes Werewolf Temperament
trait_OccultWerewolf_Temperaments_CarnivoreWerewolf - CarnivoreWerewolvesGrants or removes Werewolf Temperament
trait_OccultWerewolf_Temperaments_EasyExcitableWerewolf - Easily ExcitableWerewolvesGrants or removes Werewolf Temperament
trait_OccultWerewolf_Temperaments_FeelsOutcastedWerewolf - Feels OutcastedWerewolvesGrants or removes Werewolf Temperament
trait_OccultWerewolf_Temperaments_FriskyWerewolf - FriskyWerewolvesGrants or removes Werewolf Temperament
trait_OccultWerewolf_Temperaments_GrumpyWolfWerewolf - Grumpy WolfWerewolvesGrants or removes Werewolf Temperament
trait_OccultWerewolf_Temperaments_HatesBeingWetWerewolf - Hates Being WetWerewolvesGrants or removes Werewolf Temperament
trait_OccultWerewolf_Temperaments_HungryLikeTheWolfWerewolf - Hungry Like The WolfWerewolvesGrants or removes Werewolf Temperament
trait_OccultWerewolf_Temperaments_Lunar_ForestMarkWerewolf - Mark of the ForestWerewolvesGrants or removes Werewolf Temperament
trait_OccultWerewolf_Temperaments_Lunar_HuntMarkWerewolf - Mark of the HuntWerewolvesGrants or removes Werewolf Temperament
trait_OccultWerewolf_Temperaments_Lunar_NightMarkWerewolf - Mark of the NightWerewolvesGrants or removes Werewolf Temperament
trait_OccultWerewolf_Temperaments_Lunar_WolfMarkWerewolf - Mark of the WolfWerewolvesGrants or removes Werewolf Temperament
trait_OccultWerewolf_Temperaments_MustBeCleanWerewolf - Must Be CleanWerewolvesGrants or removes Werewolf Temperament
trait_OccultWerewolf_Temperaments_NightWolfWerewolf - Night WolfWerewolvesGrants or removes Werewolf Temperament
trait_OccultWerewolf_Temperaments_PridefulWerewolf - PridefulWerewolvesGrants or removes Werewolf Temperament
trait_OccultWerewolf_Temperaments_RestlessAnimalWerewolf - Restless AnimalWerewolvesGrants or removes Werewolf Temperament
trait_OccultWerewolf_Temperaments_SensitiveHearingWerewolf - Sensitive HearingWerewolvesGrants or removes Werewolf Temperament
trait_OccultWerewolf_Temperaments_SurvivalInstinctsWerewolf - Survival InstinctsWerewolvesGrants or removes Werewolf Temperament
trait_OccultWerewolf_Temperaments_TerritorialWerewolf - TerritorialWerewolvesGrants or removes Werewolf Temperament
trait_OccultWerewolf_Temperaments_WolfBrainWerewolf - Wolf BrainWerewolvesGrants or removes Werewolf Temperament
trait_OccultWerewolf_Temperaments_WrackedWithGuiltWerewolf - Wracked With GuiltWerewolvesGrants or removes Werewolf Temperament

The Sims 4 debug cheats

A Sim vacuuming up dust bunnies in The Sims 4.

While the other sections in this guide cover cheat codes that you enter into the command console, there are other cheats in The Sims 4. With testing cheats enabled, shift+click on a Sim or object to reveal a host of previously-hidden debug options for you to play with.

Just like with buff cheats, there are far too many of these to list comprehensively here — not to mention the fact that some of them don't actually do much for you anyway. So instead, I've put together a list of the most useful ones:

  • Add to Family: Shift+click on an NPC to instantly add them to your active household. Alternatively, Remove from Family instantly turns a member of the playable household into an NPC.
  • Buy Animal Clothing: Shift+click on a farm animal or wild animal to choose a specific item of animal clothing to buy. (Requires Cottage Living.)
  • Cheat Eco Lifestyle NPC Role Behavior: Shift+click on any Sim to add or remove one of the Eco Lifestyle hidden NPC traits: Eco Master, Entrepreneur, or Master Crafter. (Requires Eco Lifestyle.)
  • Cheat Relationship > Set Max Friendship: Shift+click on any farm animal or wild animal to maximise their friendship level with the active Sim. (Requires Cottage Living.)
  • Cheat Need > Make Happy: Shift+click on any Sim to max out all their needs and give them a Happy buff.
  • Cheat Need > [Enable/Disable] Need Decay: Shift+click on any Sim to toggle need stasis.
  • Cheat Sim Info > [Add/Remove] Lifestyle: Shift+click on any Sim to select their Lifestyles. (Requires Snowy Escape.)
  • Get all Animal Clothes: Shift+click on a farm animal or wild animal to get all items of animal clothing. (Requires Cottage Living.)
  • Give Bucks > [Recycle Bits/Recycle Pieces]: Shift+click on a Sim in the active household and add 500 of the named currency to the household funds. (Requires Eco Lifestyle.)
  • Instantly [Repeal/Enact] NAP: Shift+click on the mailbox to instantly repeal or enact a Neighborhood Action Plan for the current neighbourhood. (Requires Eco Lifestyle.)
  • Make Clean: Shift+click on a dirty object to instantly clean it. Alternatively, click on a clean object for the option to Make Dirty.
  • Make into Plant Sim: Shift+click on any Sim to turn them into a PlantSim (see Occult Cheats, above, for an alternative method).
  • Marriage > Clear Marriages: Shift+click on any Sim to clear and reset their marital status to single. Romantic relationship values remain the same.
  • Modify in CAS: Shift+click on a Sim in the active household to open up Create-A-Sim and edit the household. Note that you need to have cas.fulleditmode enabled as well to take full advantage of all CAS features. (See Basic cheats, above.)
  • Public Image: Shift+click on any Sim for a menu of options allowing you to increase/decrease their Celebrity Level, set their Reputation, and add/remove Fame Quirks. (Requires Get Famous.)
  • Reset Object: Shift+click on any object to reset it to its default status and unstick any Sim interacting with it.
  • Set As Head: Shift+click on any object to set it as the active Sim's head.
  • Teleport Here: Shift+click on the ground where you'd like the active Sim to teleport.
  • University debug > Enrol in University: Shift+click on any Sim to instantly enrol them in university. (Requires Discover University.)
  • Shift+C: With a roof selected, hold Shift+C to add more options for roof manipulation.
  • Shift+[ and Shift+]: While holding an object in Build Mode, shift+[ or shift+] to resize the object.

And there you have it! Every single Sims 4 cheat at your fingertips. Whether your intention is to create a paradise for your Sims or a hellish life of suffering and torment (again, to each their own), you can now do exactly that.

For more on how to get the most out of The Sims 4, check out our comprehensive buyer's guide to The Sims 4 DLC.