On the lookout for Sims 4 cheats to help you out? Whether you're preparing for a new challenge playthrough, need a free house so you can move your family into a certified palace, or you've had an untimely Sims death and you need to bring them back to life, we're here to help! You'll be able to toy with your Sim's lives and ignore your worries about annoying things like death or money.
This guide is up to date with cheats from all the Sims 4 expansions and stuff packs. Most of the expansions and packs for The Sims 4 have their own group of cheats for the jobs, deaths, and traits that are unique to that pack. We've organized them all by their expansion pack so you can easily locate the career or trait cheats you need for the specific DLC you're invested in. With the newest Cottage Living expansion pack, we'll teach you how to unlock animal outfits and max out every one of your new countryside skills.
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/false]" 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
- modebb.moveobjects: the Sims 4 move objects cheat is a vital one for builders, which allows you to ignore placement rules for objects
- bb.showhiddenobjects: buy hidden objects
- 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
- 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: 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 money cheat
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.
Sims 4 Batuu clothing cheat
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.unlockbytagGP10
Sims 4 Shift+Click cheats
After typing testingCheats true in the cheat console, Shift+Click on Sims and objects for the following effects:
- Cheat Need > Make Happy: Sets all your Sim's motives to full and mood to Happy
- Cheat Need > Enable/Disable Need Decay: Allows or stops Sims from Need changes
- Reset Object: Works on Sims and objects to reset their status
- Add to Family: Adds a Sim not in your family to it
- Modify in CAS: Modify the Sim in Create-a-Sim aside from name and inherited traits
- Make Dirty/Clean: Use on an object to make it dirty or clean
- Teleport Sim: Shift+Click on the ground to teleport a Sim to that point
- Make head: Use on an object to stick it on top of your Sim's neck like a horrible chimera
Shift+Click cheats for Island Living
On a lot with the "Volcanic Activity" trait, use volcanic_eruption [small/large] to make lava bombs rain from the sky onto your lot.
Shift+Click cheats for Discover University
After typing testingCheats true in the cheat console, Shift+Click on your Sims in Live Mode to enroll in university immediately.
Shift click on a Robotics Table to "Spawn Crafting Supplies" which will give you 50 of everything in the current Sim's inventory.
Eco Lifestyle Shift + Click Cheats
Enact or Repeal Neighborhood Action Plans: Shift + Click on your Public Voting Board or Mailbox to instantly enact or repeal a NAP.
Get Influence: Shift + Click your Public Voting Board or Mailbox and choose "Give Sim Influence+15" to gain 15 Influence.
Get Bits and Pieces: Shift + Click on your Sim, choose "Give Bucks" and choose Bits or Pieces to get 500 of either. You can also Shift + Click on your Fabrication Machines and choose "Give Bits and Pieces" to get 50 of each.
Sims 4 Batuu Shift+Click cheats
Free Batuu items: Shift+Click your Sim, choose Batuu Cheats, and then Give Batuu Items.
Change your Sim's faction reputation: Shift+Click your Sim, choose Batuu Cheats, then Batuu Reputation. This will let you set your allegiance with the First Order and Resistance, but be aware that gaining positive rep in one means negative rep in the other.
Change Faction world states: Shift+Click your Sim, choose Batuu Cheats, then Faction World States
Add Rey/Kylo Ren to your family: Shift+Click Kylo/Rey, choose Add to Family
Be aware that you'll obviously have to find either character in Batuu to add them to the family, so make sure your Faction World State is set to the right rank for either the First Order or Resistance.
Cottage Living Shift+Click cheats
On any animal: "Cheat relationship" and "Set max friendship"
On any animal: "Get all Animal Clothes (Debug)" to unlock outfits
On the ground: "Create animal" and spawn yourself a rabbit, chick, hen, or rooster
On the chicken coop or rabbit home: spawn a rabbit, chicken, or egg
On your fridge: "Animal treats" to unlock animal treat recipes
Sims 4 relationship cheats
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. You can also turn a regular Sim into sun-killed vampire with traits.equip_trait Vampire_Sun.
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|
|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 your'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|
|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 chaces 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_Lifestyles_AdrenalineSeeker||Seeks thrills and avoids being bored|
|Snowy Escape||Trait_Lifestyles_CloseKnit||Keeps good friends longer but struggles with lower relationship levels.|
|Snowy Escape||Trait_Lifestyles_CoffeeFanatic||Extra benefits from drinking coffee.|
|Snowy Escape||Trait_Lifestyles_Energetic||Prefers high-energy activities and careers.|
|Snowy Escape||Trait_Lifestyles_FrequentTraveler||Gets bored without travelling and increased skill gain while on vacation.|
|Snowy Escape||Trait_Lifestyles_HealthFoodNut||Benefits from eating healthy, increased weight loss and fitness gain.|
|Snowy Escape||Trait_Lifestyles_HungryForLove||Benefits while in a relationship and prefers romantic behaviors.|
|Snowy Escape||Trait_Lifestyles_Indoorsy||Benefits from indoor activities and careers.|
|Snowy Escape||Trait_Lifestyles_JunkFoodDevourer||Loves junk food and can add sugar or bacon to meals.|
|Snowy Escape||Trait_Lifestyles_Networker||People person who keeps low level friendhsips easily but struggles to keep good friends.|
|Snowy Escape||Trait_Lifestyles_NoNeedForRomance||Benefits while single and tense when in relationships.|
|Snowy Escape||Trait_Lifestyles_Outdoorsy||Benefits from outdoor activities and careers.|
|Snowy Escape||Trait_Lifestyles_Sedentary||Prefers low-energy activities and careers.|
|Snowy Escape||Trait_Lifestyles_Techie||Benefits in tech careers, actions, and skills.|
|Snowy Escape||Trait_Lifestyles_Technophobe||Avoids using technology and benefits from Off The Grid lots.|
|Snowy Escape||Trait_Lifestyles_Workaholic||Performs better at work and is tense when unemployed|
|Cottage Living||trait_Nature_Country||Nature Conservationist|
|Cottage Living||trait_AnimalEnthusiast||Animal Enthusiast|
|Cottage Living||trait_LactoseIntolerant||Lactose Intolerant|