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The Sims 4 PC Cheats

With every new entry to the Sims franchise comes a swathe of new cheats to take your sim from the simple life to rolling in simoleons. If you don’t mind gaming the system a bit, these cheats can help you out of sticky situations, or just be abused to gain millionaire status. Here’s a compilation of The Sims 4 cheats you can use on for PC and Mac. Note that some of these codes may require having certain expansions and not be applicable if you do not have them installed.

There are several categories of cheats to explore. Scroll through to find cheats money, housing, career, and more. To bring up the cheats console, CTRL+SHIFT+C on PC or COMMAND+SHIFT+C on Mac or hold down ALL FOUR SHOULDER BUTTONS on consoles. From there, type the following and press enter to implement their effects.

The Sims 4 Cheats Guide | Money Cheats

Sims 4 Money Cheats

We all know the main reason for cheating: money. How great would it be to instantly get some cash in your bank in the real world? At least we can make it a reality for our Sims.

  • Motherlode – 50,000 simoleons
  • Kaching – 1,000 simoleons

To get more specific numbers, bring up the cheat console and enter testingcheats true followed by these codes:

  • money [number] – enter an exact number of simoleons into the bank
  • sims.modify_funds + [number] – add simoleons to a household
  • sims.modify_funds – [number] – subtract simoleons from a household
  • household.autopay_bills – automatically pay bills

The Sims 4 Cheats Guide | Career Cheats

Sims 4 Career Cheats

Get an instant promotion for your Sim! For these, you’ll once again need to bring up the cheat console and enter testingcheats true followed by these codes:

  • careers.promote [careerfield] – promote your Sim in their career.
  • careers.remove_career [careerfield] – remove a career from your Sim
  • careers.add_career [careerfield] – your Sim quits their job
  • careers.retire [careerfield] – your Sim retires and receives a weekly pension

The following are the career field codes in The Sims 4:

  • actor (Actor/Actress career)
  • astronaut (Astronaut career)
  • athletic (Athlete career)
  • business (Business career)
  • conservationist (Conservationist career)
  • criminal (Criminal career)
  • adult_critic (Critic career)
  • culinary (Culinary career)
  • detective (Detective career)
  • doctor (Doctor career)
  • entertainer (Entertainer career)
  • adult_freelancer_artist (Freelance Artist career)
  • adult_freelancer_agency_programmer (Freelance Programmer career)
  • adult_freelancer_agency_writer (Freelance Writer career)
  • adult_gardener (Gardener career)
  • military (Military career)
  • painter (Painter career)
  • activist (Politics career)
  • adult_active_scientist (Scientist career)
  • scout (Scout career for children and teens)
  • secretagent (Secret Agent career)
  • socialmedia (Social Media career)
  • styleinfluencer (Style Influencer career)
  • techguru (Tech Guru career)
  • adult_writer (Writer Career)

The Sims 4 Cheats Guide | Mood cheats

Sims 4 Mood Cheats

Ever wanted to make your Sims feel one way or another in a pinch? Open the cheat console and enter testingcheats true followed by these codes:

  • sims.remove_all_buffs – Removes all moodlets
  • sims.add_buff EnergizedHigh – Get energized moodlet
  • sims.add_buff_e_buff_energized – Get energized moodlet (12 hours)
  • sims.add_buff ConfidentHigh – Get confident moodlet
  • sims.add_buff_e_buff_confident – Get confident moodlet (12 hours)
  • sims.add_buff FlirtyHigh – Get flirty moodlet
  • sims.add_buff_e_buff_flirty – Get flirty moodlet (12 hours)
  • sims.add_buff InspiredHigh – Get inspired moodlet
  • sims.add_buff_e_buff_inspired – Get inspired moodlet (12 hours)
  • sims.add_buff FocusedHigh – Get focused moodlet
  • sims.add_buff_e_buff_focused – Get focused moodlet (12 hours)
  • sims.add_buff PlayfulHigh – Get playful moodlet
  • sims.add_buff_e_buff_playful – Get playful moodlet (12 hours)
  • sims.add_buff SadHigh – Get sad moodlet
  • sims.add_buff_e_buff_sad – Get sad moodlet (12 hours)
  • sims.add_buff AngryHigh – Get angry moodlet
  • sims.add_buff_e_buff_angry – Get angry moodlet (12 hours)
  • sims.add_buff HappyHigh – Get happy moodlet
  • sims.add_buff_e_buff_happy – Get happy moodlet (12 hours)
  • sims.add_buff_e_buff_uncomfortable – Get uncomfortable moodlet (12 hours)
  • sims.add_buff_e_buff_embarassed – Get embarrassed moodlet (12 hours)

The Sims 4 Cheat Guide | Skill cheats

Sims 4 Skills Cheats

If you want your Sim to have a skill without the bother of practicing, this section is for you. With testingcheats true enabled once again, you can enter the following code from the cheat console to set the desired level on a given skill:

  • stats.set_skill_level [skilltype] [1-10]

As an example, you might enter stats.set_skill_level Major_Fishing 7 to set your skill level on Fishing to 7. The list of available skill types is as follows:

  • Major_Acting
  • Major_Archaeology
  • Major_Baking
  • Skill_Bowling
  • Major_HomestyleCooking
  • Minor_Dancing
  • Major_DJ
  • Major_Charisma
  • Major_Comedy
  • Major_Fishing
  • Skill_Fitness
  • statistic_skill_AdultMajor_FlowerArranging
  • Major_Gardening
  • Major_GourmetCooking
  • Major_Guitar
  • Major_Handiness
  • Major_Herbalism
  • Major_Logic
  • Minor_Media
  • Major_Mischief
  • Major_Bartending
  • Major_Painting
  • Major_Parenting
  • skill_Dog
  • Major_Photography
  • Major_Piano
  • Major_PipeOrgan
  • Major_Programming
  • Major_RocketScience
  • Minor_LocalCulture
  • Major_Singing
  • Hidden_Skating
  • VampireLore
  • Major_Vet
  • Major_VideoGaming
  • Major_Violin
  • Major_Wellness
  • Major_Writing
  • Skill_Child_Creativity
  • Skill_Child_Mental
  • Skill_Child_Motor
  • Skill_Child_Social
  • Skill_Toddler_Communication
  • Skill_Toddler_Imagination
  • Skill_Toddler_Movement
  • Skill_Toddler_Potty
  • Skill_Toddler_Thinking
  • retail_workethic
  • retail_maintenance
  • retail_sales

The Sims 4 Cheats Guide | Pregnancy cheats

At some point, your Sims might want a family. Rig the game in your favor! With testingcheats true enabled, you can enter the following codes from the console for the corresponding effects (for specific cheats on changing the baby’s gender, getting twins, or speeding up pregnancy, check out our in-depth pregnancy guide here):

  • sims.add_buff pregnancy_trimester1 – make Sim or Ghost pregnant in the first trimester
  • sims.add_buff pregnancy_trimester2 – make Sim or Ghost pregnant in the second trimester
  • sims.add_buff pregnancy_trimester3 – make Sim or Ghost pregnant in the third trimester
  • sims.add_buff pregnancy_inlabor – make Sim or Ghost pregnant at term (purchase a bassinet and they will have a fake birth)

The Sims 4 Cheats Guide | Imminent death

how to kill a sim in The Sims 4

Has your Sim just had it? Or you’re tired of them and want them to go out with a bang? With testingcheats true enabled, here are some interesting ways to bring about your Sim’s demise without having to resort to the old “take away the ladder in the pool” trick of days gone by:

  • sims.add_buff buff_death_electrocution_warning – Cause death while fixing electric item
  • sims.add_buff buff_death_elderexhaustion_warning – Cause death after working out
  • sims.add_buff buff_mortified – Cause death by embarrassment within five hours
  • sims.add_buff buff_motives_hunger_starving – Cause death by hunger within one day

The Sims 4 Cheats Guide | Interaction cheats

Sims 4 Interaction Cheats

If you enable additional cheats using the testingcheats true code and then type in cas.fulleditmode, you will enable all CAS abilities. Then you can press and hold SHIFT while clicking on the objects listed below to produce a menu that lets you select the corresponding effect.

  • Sim – Allows Sim to be modified, except name and inherited traits (Modify in CAS)
  • Sim – Reset a Sim (Reset Object)
  • Sim – Add the Sim to the current family (Add to Family)
  • Sim – All motives are full and mood is Happy (Cheat Motive > Make Happy)
  • Sim – Motives change dynamically (Cheat Motive > Enable Motive Decay)
  • Sim – Motives remain static (Cheat Motive > Disable Motive Decay)
  • Object – Resets object
  • Dirty-able Object – Makes object dirty
  • Dirty Object – Makes object clean
  • Mailbox – Resets mailbox
  • Ground – Teleports your Sim to that vicinity

The Sims 4 Cheats Guide | Build mode cheats

Sims 4 Build Mode Cheats

Have a little more fun with Build Mode! With testingcheats true enabled, you can enter the following codes from the console for the corresponding effects in Build Mode:

  • bb.moveobjects on/off – You can merge objects together and place them wherever you wish
  • bb.showhiddenobjects – Items that normally must be found or dug up are now visible
  • bb.ignoregameplayunlocksentitlement – All build items you would typically have to earn are unlocked

The Sims 4 Cheats Guide | Aspirations, friendships, and more

Sims 4 Aspirations Cheats

If you want to nourish or ruin friendships, there’s a cheat for that. As with other cheats in this list, this requires you to bring up the cheats console and enter testingcheats true before having your fun. Once that’s done, input the following codes for the corresponding effects:

  • aspiration.complete_current_milestone – Complete current aspiration challenge
  • sims.add_buff Satisfaction_Points – Add 100 aspiration/satisfaction points.
  • modifyrelationship [firstname lastname sim][firstnamelastname sim2] + [number] Friendship_Main – Adds positive friendship to 2 Sims
  • modifyrelationship [firstname lastname sim][firstnamelastname sim2] – [number] Friendship_Main – Adds negative friendship to 2 Sims
  • modifyrelationship [firstname lastname sim][firstnamelastname sim2] + [number] Romance_Main – Adds positive romance to 2 Sims
  • modifyrelationship [firstname lastname sim][firstnamelastname sim2] – [number] Romance_Main – Adds negative romance to 2 Sims
  • sims.spawn – Spawn a Sim for your household.
  • sims.spawnsimple[number] – Spawn a Sim as a visitor
  • Setage – Your Sim becomes an adult
  • sims.fill_all_commodities – Max motives (One Sim)
  • stats_full_commodities_household – Max motives (All Sims)

Believe it or not, this is not a completely exhaustive list of all the cheats and modifications our crazy Sims have to offer. However, this should get your simulated life off to a comfortable start.