The Sims 4 cheats: Every cheat code and life hack you need

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Seeking some Sims 4 cheats to make your Sims' dreams manifest in their newly free-to-play reality? Few pairing go better than the Sims and a cheat list, and whether you just need some spare cash, a freebie home, or you want to resurrect a family member who died before their time—cheats have your back. 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.

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This Sims 4 cheats guide has codes for each and every expansion and stuff packs released. Most of the expansions and packs for The Sims 4 each have unique groups of cheats for the jobs, deaths, and traits special in that expansion. And with the High School Years expansion pack being the latest, you can grab every cheat you'll want below for making it through school or scoring promotions in the new side hustle careers.

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. We've also got instructions about how to activate cheats in-game, in case you haven't used them before, or even if it's just been awhile.

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

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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.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

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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 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:

  • trait_hsexit_graduate_early
  • trait_hsexit_graduate_honors
  • trait_hsexit_graduate_valedictorian
  • trait_hsexit_expelled
  • trait_hsexit_dropout

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

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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:

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Sims 4 Shift+Click cheats
Game PackTargetPathEffect
Base GameSimCheat need > Make happySets all your Sim's motives to full and mood to Happy
Base GameSimCheat need > Disable need decayAllows or stops Sims from Need changes
Base GameSim / ObjectReset objectWorks on Sims and objects to reset their status
Base GameSimAdd to familyAdds a Sim to your currently played family.
Base GameSimModify in CASModify the Sim in Create-a-Sim aside from name and inherited traits
Base GameObjectMake clean/dirtyUse on an object to make it dirty or clean
Base GameGroundTeleport SimShift+Click on the ground to teleport a Sim to that point.
Base GameObjectMake headUse on an object to stick it on top of your Sim's neck like a horrible chimera
Base GameMailboxUtilitiesChange the power and water consumption or production on the lot.
Base GameMailboxAlter needsTurn off needs for the world or household or fill all needs.
PetsAnimalGive quirkGive a fear or love TV quirk to an animal.
PetsFood bowlFillRefill your pet's food for free.
Discover UniversityRobotics TableSpawn crafting suppliesGives you 50 of everything in the current Sim's inventory.
Eco LifestyleVoting Board/MailboxEnact/Repeal NAPInstantly enact or repeal a Neighborhood Action Plan.
Eco LifestyleVoting Board/MailboxGive Sim InfluenceGain Influence needed for Neighborhood activities.
Eco LifestyleSim/Fabrication MachineGive bucks > Bits/PiecesGet 500 Bits of Pieces currency
BatuuSimBatuu Cheats > Give Batuu ItemsGet Batuu items for free
BatuuSimBatuu Cheats / Batuu ReputationSet your allegiance with the First Order or Resistance.
BatuuSimBatuu Cheats > Faction World StatesSet world state to First Order or Resistance.
BatuuRey / Kylo RenAdd to familyLike other Sims, you ccan add Rey or Kyle Ren to your family.
Cottage LivingAnimalCheat relationship > Set max friendshipBecome besties with your animals.
Cottage LivingAnimalGet all Animal ClothesUnlocks all outfits for your animal.
Cottage LivingGroundCreate animalSpawn in a rabbit, chick, hen, or rooster.
Cottage LivingChicken coop / Rabbit homeSpawn rabbit/chicken/eggSpawn in any of those mentioned.
Cottage LivingFridgeAnimal treatsUnlock animal treat recipes.

Sims 4 relationship cheats

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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

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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:

traits.equip_trait [trait]

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traits.equip_trait [trait]
Game PackDeath TypeTrait Code
SeasonsOverheatedGhost_Overheat
SeasonsFreezingGhost_Frozen
SeasonsLightning strikeGhost_Lightning
Jungle AdventurePoisonedPoison
Paranormal StuffBecome a ghost summoned by Seancetrait_Ghost_SeanceTable
Paranormal StuffBecome Guidry the ghosttrait_Guidry
Paranormal StuffBecome Temperance the ghosttrait_HauntedHouse_Temperance
VampiresKilled by suntraits.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

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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. 

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stats.set_skill_level [skill code] [#]
Game PackSkillSkill CodeMax Level
Base GameCookingMajor_HomestyleCooking 10
Base GameGourmet CookingMajor_GourmetCooking10
Base GameBartendingMajor_Bartending 10
Base GameCharismaMajor_Charisma10
Base GameComedyMajor_Comedy10
Base GameFishingMajor_Fishing 10
Base GameFitnessSkill_Fitness 10
Base GameGardeningMajor_Gardening10
Base GameGuitarMajor_Guitar10
Base GamePianoMajor_Piano 10
Base GameViolinMajor_Violin 10
Base GameHandinessMajor_Handiness10
Base GameMischiefMajor_Mischief 10
Base GamePaintingMajor_Painting 10
Base GamePhotographyMajor_Photography 10
Base GameProgrammingMajor_Programming10
Base GameRocket ScienceMajor_RocketScience10
Base GameVideo GamingMajor_VideoGaming10
Base GameWritingMajor_Writing10
Cats & DogsVeterinaryMajor_Vet10
Cats & DogsPet Trainingskill_Dog5
SeasonsFlower Arrangingstatistic_skill_AdultMajor_FlowerArranging10
SeasonsSkatingHidden_Skating5
Get FamousActingMajor_Acting10
Get FamousMedia ProductionMinor_Media5
Discover UniversityRoboticsMajor_Robotics10
Discover UniversityDebateMajor_ResearchDebate10
Eco LifestyleFabricationAdultMajor_Fabrication10
Eco LifestyleJuice FizzingAdultMinor_JuiceFizzing5
Journey to BatuuLightsaber skillsSkill_Fitness10
Snowy EscapeRock ClimbingMajor_RockClimbing10
Snowy EscapeSkiingMajor_Skiing10
Snowy EscapeSnowboardingMajor_Snowboarding10
ParanormalMediumMinor_Medium5
Cottage LivingCross stitchSkill_CrossStitch5
Highschool YearsEntrepreneuradultminor_entrepreneur5

Sims 4 career cheats

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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.

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careers.add_career [career]
Game PackCareerCareer Code
Highschool YearsAdult streamerparttime_streamersidehustle
Highschool YearsTeen streamerteen_streamersidehustle
Highschool YearsAdult simsfluencerparttime_simsfluencersidehustle
Highschool YearsTeen simsfluencerteen_simsfluencersidehustle
Cats & DogsVeterinarianVet
SeasonsBotanist/FLoristAdult_Gardener
SeasonsScout (for teens)Scout
Get FamousActingActor
Get FamousDrama club (for kids)DramaClub
Island LivingConservationConservationist
Island LivingDiverPartTime_Diver
Island LivingFishingPartTime_Fisherman
Island LivingLifeguardingPartTime_Lifeguard
Island LivingTeen LifeguardTeen_Lifeguard
Discover UniversityTeacher/ProfessorEducation
Discover UniversityMechanical/Computer EngineerEngineering
Discover UniversityJudge/Private AttorneyLaw
Eco LifestyleCivil Designercareers_Adult_CivilDesigner
Eco LifestyleFreelance Makercareers_Adult_Freelancer_Agency_Maker
ParanormalBecome a Paranormal Investigatortrait_Freelancer_Career_ParanormalInvestigator_License
ParanormalPromote your Paranormal InvestigatorParanormalinvestigator
Dream Home DecoratorInterior DecoratorInterior
Dream Home DecoratorInterior DecoratonDeco

Sims 4 trait cheats

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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.

traits.equip_trait [trait]

traits.remove_trait [trait]

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traits.[equip/remove]_trait [trait]
Game PackTrait CodeTrait Effect
Highschool YearsSociallyAwkwardBuild Charisma skill more slowly and struggle with social situations.
Highschool YearsPartyAnimalEnjoy parties and perform party tricks.
Highschool YearsOverachieverRaise skills faster but are harder to get along with as friends.
Werewolvestrait_WerewolfPack_FriendBBecome a friend of the Wildfangs pack
Werewolvestrait_WerewolfPack_FriendABecome a friend of the Moonwood Collective pack
Werewolvestrait_OccultWerewolf_InitiationBonusTraitInitial relationship boost when introduced to werewolves.
Werewolvestrait_OccultWerewolf_GreaterWolfBloodEnhances werewolf growth.
Werewolvestrait_OccultWerewolf_DormantWolfAdds the Dormant Wolf trait
Werewolvestrait_occultwerewolfBecome (or unbecome) a Werewolf
Cats & DogsAttractionRelationships with animals begin higher
SeasonsStormchaserYour Sim loves terrifying weather!
SeasonsWaterproofYour sim won't get wet, even in the rain
SeasonsIceManIceproof Sims are not negatively affected by cold
SeasonsBurningManBurn proof Sims love the heat
SeasonsHeatAcclimationSim is less affected by hot conditions
SeasonsColdAcclimationSim is less affected by cold conditions
SeasonsScoutingAptitudeEarn Scouting experience faster
SeasonsFatherWinterBabyYour Sim is...Santa's baby?
Get FamousWorldRenownedActorNever fail at an Acting action
Get FamousUnstoppableFameNever experience Fame decay
Island Livingtrait_BeachBum_LaidBackNever become Tense
Island Livingtrait_Hidden_IslandAncestor_ElementalIncrease the quality of plants and summon volcanic bombs
Island Livingtrait_NaturalSpeakerGreat at enthusing other Sims
Island Livingtrait_FriendOfTheSeaBecome friends with dolphins and merpeople easier
Island Livingtrait_OccultMermaidBecome a merperson
Island Livingtrait_OccultMermaid_MermaidFormToggle a mer tail on land
Eco Lifestyletrait_ChampionOfThePeopleGain Satisfaction when you gain Influence
Eco Lifestyletrait_EcoEngineerCreate Eco-Updates faster
Eco Lifestyletrait_MasterMakerFabricate items at reduced cost
Eco Lifestyletrait_Nature_InfluentialIndividualOther Sims will be more Influenced by this Sim
Eco Lifestyletrait_eco_masterInspire other Sims to become Eco-conscious
Eco Lifestyletrait_entrepreneurThese Sims like taking chaces on investments
Eco Lifestyletrait_FizzyheadBecome focused while using the juice Fizzer
Eco Lifestyletrait_makerNPCInspire fabrication recipes for other Sims
Snowy EscapeTrait_AdventurousRow 34 - Cell 2
Snowy EscapeTrait_Proper Row 35 - Cell 2
Snowy EscapeTrait_Excursion_Mountaineer_Rank[1/2/3] Row 36 - Cell 2
Snowy EscapeTrait_CorporateWorker_CharismaticCrooner Row 37 - Cell 2
Snowy EscapeTrait_CorporateWorker_LegendaryStaminaRow 38 - Cell 2
Snowy EscapeTrait_SurvivalInstinctRow 39 - Cell 2
Snowy EscapeTrait_WorldlyKnowledge Row 40 - Cell 2
Snowy EscapeTrait_TownMascot Row 41 - Cell 2
Cottage Livingtrait_Nature_CountryNature Conservationist
Cottage Livingtrait_AnimalEnthusiastAnimal Enthusiast
Cottage Livingtrait_LactoseIntolerantLactose Intolerant
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