The Sims 4 cheats: UI, career, skills, build, money cheats on PC, PS4 & Xbox

 

The Sims 4 has more cheats on PC, PS4, PS5, and Xbox than a Simmer can know what to do with. Enabling testing cheats can bestow your Sims with motherlodes of money or career and skill changes in The Sims 4, whereas the move objects cheat can be used in Build/Buy to place objects just where you like.

Cheats in The Sims 4 allow you to fine-tune the game, giving you greater control over the simulation than you originally would have. Every new Expansion Pack in The Sims 4 (or Game Pack) release typically sees brand new cheats that can be used to modify skills, careers, and other new features that get added.

We’ve put together this handy guide where you’ll find all of the cheats listed from every pack in the game so far on PC, PS4, PS5, and Xbox. Make sure to check back regularly too, as we’ll continually update you as new pack cheats for The Sims 4 get added.

EA / MAXISSome of the cheats in The Sims 4 have been around since the very first game!

How to enable cheats in The Sims 4 on PC and Console

While there are mods that can be downloaded that enable cheats to be accessed by clicking on certain UI elements, using The Sims 4’s cheat console is the main method that Simmers will need to use.

The cheat console is where you’ll be entering all of the codes found here in this guide. To bring it up, press the following buttons on your platform of choice:

  • PC: CTRL, Shift, and C.
  • Mac: Command, Shift, and C.
  • PS4/PS4/Xbox: Hold down all four shoulder buttons.

How to turn on testing cheats in The Sims 4

If you’ve done this correctly, a white bar will appear in the top left corner of your screen where you can now enter a cheat.

  • Firstly, you’ll need to enter ‘testingcheats true‘ or ‘testingcheats on‘, as some cheats require this to work correctly.
  • If at any point you’d like to turn these off, simply type ‘testingcheats off‘ or ‘testingcheats false‘.

It’s worth noting that while this cheat will then be enabled for your save going forward, many cheats listed below will need to be entered each time you load up the game.

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A Sim werewolf meditating in The Sims 4

EA / MAXISCheats can be used to set your skills to maximum levels (or anywhere in between).

The Sims 4 career, skill, and relationship cheats

If you’ve decided to give your Sim a cool new promotion, another trait, some new skills, or want to change their relationship with one another, there’s a whole host of cheats to enter:

CheatResult
aspirations.complete_current_milestoneCompletes the current Milestone for your Sim’s aspiration.
cas.fulleditmodeAllows Sims to be fully edited in CAS mode.
death.toggle true/falseDisables death.
fillmotive motive_xReplace ‘x’ with whichever motive you want to fill.
resetsim firstname lastnameResets a Sim (useful if they’re stuck or not doing anything you tell them to).
sims.fill_all_commoditiesFills all needs for every Sim in the household.
traits.equip_trait xReplace ‘x’ with the trait you want to add to your Sim (i.e ‘hardlyhungry’/ ‘snob’)
Career Cheats
careers.add_career xReplace ‘x’ with the career you’d like to assign to a Sim.
careers.promote xPromotes your Sim in their current career.
careers.demote xDemotes your Sim in their current career.
careers.remove xRemoves your Sim from their career.
careers.retire xRetires your Sim from their career.
Relationship Cheats
modifyrelationship [sim 1 name] [sim 2 name] x [relationship type]Modifies the relationship between two targeted Sims.
relationships.create_friends_for_simSpawns a new friend Sim on the lot.
relationship.introduce_sim_to_all_othersMakes the selected Sim an acquaintance with all other Sims.

For the below-listed skill cheats, you’ll need to enter the correct skill code followed by the level you want to set it to. For example, if you want to raise your Sim’s baking skill to level 8, you’d enter ‘stats.set_skill_level major_baking 8‘ into the cheat console. All of the skill codes are:

Skill Cheats
adultminor_entrepreneur (1-5)Sets the Entrepreneur skill to desired level.
hidden_skating (1-5)Sets hidden Skating skill to desired level.
major_acting (1-10)Sets Acting skill to desired level.
major_archaeology (1-10)Sets Archaeology skill to desired level.
major_baking (1-10)Sets Baking skill to desired level.
major_bartending (1-10)Sets Mixology skill to desired level.
major_charisma (1-10)Sets Charisma skill to desired level.
major_comedy (1-10)Sets Comedy skill to desired level.
major_dj (1-10)Sets DJ Mixing skill to desired level.
major_fabrication (1-10)Sets Fabrication skill to desired level.
major_fishing (1-10)Sets Fishing skill to desired level.
major_flowerarranging (1-10)Sets Flower Arranging skill to desired level.
major_gardening (1-10)Sets Gardening skill to desired level.
major_gourmetcooking (1-10)Sets Gourmet Cooking skill to desired level.
major_guitar (1-10)Sets Guitar skill to desired level.
major_handiness (1-10)Sets Handiness skill to desired level.
major_herbalism (1-10)Sets Herbalism skill to esired level.
major_homestylecooking (1-10)Sets Cooking to desired level.
major_knitting (1-10)Sets Knitting skill to desired level.
major_logic (1-10)Sets Logic skill to desired level.
major_mischief (1-10)Sets Mischief skill to desired level.
major_painting (1-10)Sets Painting skill to desired level.
major_parenting (1-10)Sets Parenting skill to desired level.
major_photography (1-5)Sets Photography skill to desired level.
major_piano (1-5)Sets Piano skill to desired level.
major_pipeorgan (1-10)Sets Pipe Organ skill to desired level.
major_programming (1-10)Sets Programming skill to desired level.
major_researchdebate (1-10)Sets Research Debate skill to desired level.
major_robotics (1-10)Sets Robotics skill to desired level.
major_rockclimbing (1-10)Sets Rock Climbing skill to desired level.
major_rocketscience (1-10)Sets Rocket Science skill to desired level.
major_singing (1-10)Sets Singing skill to desired level.
major_skiing (1-10)Sets Skiing skill to desired level.
major_snowboarding (1-10)Sets Snowboarding skill to desired level.
major_veterinarian (1-10)Sets Veterinarian skill to desired level.
major_videogaming (1-10)Sets Video Gaming skill to desired level.
major_wellness (1-10)Sets Wellness skill to desired level.
major_writing (1-10)Sets Writing skill to desired level.
minor_dancing (1-5)Sets Dancing skill to desired level.
minor_juicefizzing (1-5)Sets Juice Fizzing skill to desired level.
minor_localculture (1-10)Sets Local Culture skill to desired level.
minor_mediaproduction (1-5)Sets Media Production skill to desired level.
retail_workethic (1-5)Sets Work Ethic skill to desired level in retail shops.
retail_maintenace (1-5)Sets Mainetance skill to desired level in retail shops.
retail_sales (1-5)Sets Retail Sales skill to desired level in retail shops.
skill_bowling (1-5)Sets Bowling skill to desired level.
skill_crossstitch (1-5)Sets Cross-stitch skill to desired level.
skill_dogtraining (1-5)Sets Dog Training skill to desired level.
skill_fitness (1-1)Sets Fitness skill to desired level.
vampirelore (1-15)Sets Vampire Lore skill to desired level.

The cheat can also be used for child and toddler Sims, too. The skills available for them are:

  • Child_Creativity
  • Child_Mental
  • Child_Motor
  • Child_Social
  • Toddler_Communication
  • Toddler_Imagination
  • Toddler_Movement
  • Toddler_Potty
  • Toddler_Thinking

Skills in The Sims 4 have different max levels depending upon their type. For example, ‘major_painting’ has 10 levels, but ‘minor_mediaproduction’ only has 5.

Similarly, skills such as Dancing, Bowling, Juice Fizzing from Eco Living, and the Selvadorardian Culture skills from Jungle Adventure all have 5, too. Minor skills typically don’t go above this value, whereas many others will go to 10 (or above in the case of Vampire Lore).