How to Activate Cheats in The Sims 4 – A Comprehensive Guide

In The Sims 4, players must find a balance between what they want to do and what they can afford. You will learn how you can turn ON – activate cheats in the Sims 4. People who don’t want to keep this balance can use cheats to get around a lot of the work they must do to play the game.

This guide will explain how to use cheats and give a variety of cheat codes to help The Sims 4 players reach their goals.

7/17/2023 Update Notice:

Growing Together is the thirteenth expansion pack for The Sims 4, which just came out. With the free Infants update and the new update, there is a lot of new stuff for Simmers to try out. Many players still love using cheats in The Sims 4 to get unlimited money, change careers, or do other things that generally take a long time.

How to Turn ON Cheats in The Sims 4

It’s easy to use cheats in The Sims 4, but it depends on which platform you’re using:

  • PC: Ctrl + Shift + C
  • Mac: Command + Shift + C
  • Consoles: hold all four trigger buttons.

This will make a small text box pop up in the top left corner of the screen where players can type in the cheat codes. Enter the same commands to close the box.

The text box for The Sims 4 Cheat

In The Sims 4, there are two kinds of cheats. The first set is made to be easy for players to use, and it can be put into the text box. The second set is for testing and fixing bugs in the game. It involves going to radial menus inside the game.

To use these cheats, players will need to type “testingCheats true” and then “testingCheats false” to turn them off. If players use these cheats, they must turn them on again every time they load the game.

Testing Cheats for The Sims 4

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Activate Cheats in The Sims 4

Shift-Click cheats are a common name for testing cheats. Players can use these cheats when they type “testingCheats true” as a command. Then, players can shift-click on a Sim or an item to bring up a radial cheat menu. Players must press X and O on PS or A and B on Xbox.

  • Choose Cheat Need, then Make Happy to make them feel better.
  • Select Cheat Need, then Disable Need Decay to stop their needs from changing. 
  • Select Modify in CAS to change their appearance in Create-a-Sim.

Shift-clicking an item will also bring up some cheat options:

  • Reset Object will reset the state of an object.
  • If you use Make Dirty or Make Clean, the object’s status will change to that value.
  • Shift-clicking on the ground lets players move their Sim anywhere in the neighborhood where they can play.

Money Cheats for The Sims 4

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Players who want to get some of the fancier rooms can use the following cheat codes to get Simoleons, freeze bills, or make all lots accessible:

  • FreeRealEstate On – make all lots free
  • FreeRealEstate Off – returns all lots to their original prices
  • household.autopay_bills true – turn household bills off
  • household.autopay_bills false – turn household bills on
  • kaching – gives players 1,000 Simoleons
  • Money X – replace X with any number to receive that value in Simoleans
  • motherlode – receive 50,000 Simoleons
  • rosebud – receive 1,000 Simoleons

Needs and Goals Cheats for The Sims 4

Even though The Sims 4 makes things easier than real life, players still have to meet their Sim’s needs. The following cheats will take care of all of a Sim’s needs:

  • aspirations.complete_current_milestone – complete the Sim’s aspiration goal
  • fillmotive motive_bladder – fills bladder motive
  • fillmotive motive_energy – fills energy motive
  • fillmotive motive_fun – fills fun motive
  • fillmotive motive_hunger – fills hunger motive
  • fillmotive motive_hygiene – fills hygiene motive
  • fillmotive motive_social – fills social motive
  • sims.fill_all_commodities – fills all motives
  • sims.give_satisfaction_points X – replace X any value to give your Sim that many satisfaction points

The Sims 4 Cheats for Skills

By entering stats, players can change the skill level of a Sim.set_skill_(skill name)_X. X is the required skill level value, which can be up to ten. Remember that some skills are better than others. Here are the names of the skills:

  • Major_Bartending
  • Major_Charisma
  • Major_Comedy
  • Major_Fishing
  • Major_Gardening
  • Major_GourmetCooking
  • Major_Guitar
  • Major_Handiness
  • Major_HomestyleCooking
  • Major_Logic
  • Major_Mischief
  • Major_Painting
  • Major_Photography
  • Major_Piano
  • Major_Programming
  • Major_RocketScience
  • Major_VideoGaming
  • Major_Violin
  • Major_Writing
  • Skill_Fitness

The cheat code for Child Sims is stats.set_skill_level Skill_Child_skill name 10, where “skill name” can be Creativity, Mental, Motor, or Social.

Cheats for The Sims 4 Career

If a player wants a Sim to try a new job, they can use one of the following cheat codes:

  • careers.promote (career name) – promotes player’s Sim within the named career
  • careers.demote (career name) – demotes a Sim within that career structure
  • careers.add_career (career name) – adds named career to the Sim
  • careers.remove_career (career name) – removes named career from the Sim
  • sims.modify_career_outfit_in_cas – Sim’s career outfit can be altered in Create-a-Sim

The following is a list of possible jobs:

  • detective
  • doctor
  • scientist
  • socialmedia
  • careers_adult_critic
  • activist
  • secretagent
  • techguru
  • painter
  • entertainer
  • astronaut
  • culinary
  • writer
  • business
  • athlete
  • highschool
  • gradeschool

The Sims 4 is now available for PC, Mac, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.

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