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

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Hunting for Sims 4 cheats to liven up your game? There is no more classic combo than cheats and Sims, whether you simply want a little extra cash, a free house, or want to bring a family member back from the dead. With cheats you can forget trivial concerns like money or mortality and instead focus on playing around and having fun.

This Sims 4 cheats guide features codes for all of the 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 expansion. With the High School Years expansion pack now out, you can find all the cheats you need below for getting through school or getting promoted in the new side hustle careers.

We’ve ordered the page so you can find tables for all the skills, careers, and traits you might want to max out your Sim’s level in. You can also Ctrl+F this page for the name of the expansion or pack you’re using to find the cheats you need in each section. There are also instructions about how to activate cheats in-game.

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

  • 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

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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.unlockbytagGP10

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:

Sims 4 Shift+Click cheats
Game Pack Target Path Effect
Base Game Sim Cheat need > Make happy Sets all your Sim’s motives to full and mood to Happy
Base Game Sim Cheat need > Disable need decay Allows or stops Sims from Need changes
Base Game Sim / Object Reset object Works on Sims and objects to reset their status
Base Game Sim Add to family Adds a Sim to your currently played family.
Base Game Sim Modify in CAS Modify the Sim in Create-a-Sim aside from name and inherited traits
Base Game Object Make clean/dirty Use on an object to make it dirty or clean
Base Game Ground Teleport Sim Shift+Click on the ground to teleport a Sim to that point.
Base Game Object Make head Use on an object to stick it on top of your Sim’s neck like a horrible chimera
Base Game Mailbox Utilities Change the power and water consumption or production on the lot.
Base Game Mailbox Alter needs Turn off needs for the world or household or fill all needs.
Pets Animal Give quirk Give a fear or love TV quirk to an animal.
Pets Food bowl Fill Refill your pet’s food for free.
Discover University Robotics Table Spawn crafting supplies Gives you 50 of everything in the current Sim’s inventory.
Eco Lifestyle Voting Board/Mailbox Enact/Repeal NAP Instantly enact or repeal a Neighborhood Action Plan.
Eco Lifestyle Voting Board/Mailbox Give Sim Influence Gain Influence needed for Neighborhood activities.
Eco Lifestyle Sim/Fabrication Machine Give bucks > Bits/Pieces Get 500 Bits of Pieces currency
Batuu Sim Batuu Cheats > Give Batuu Items Get Batuu items for free
Batuu Sim Batuu Cheats / Batuu Reputation Set your allegiance with the First Order or Resistance.
Batuu Sim Batuu Cheats > Faction World States Set world state to First Order or Resistance.
Batuu Rey / Kylo Ren Add to family Like other Sims, you ccan add Rey or Kyle Ren to your family.
Cottage Living Animal Cheat relationship > Set max friendship Become besties with your animals.
Cottage Living Animal Get all Animal Clothes Unlocks all outfits for your animal.
Cottage Living Ground Create animal Spawn in a rabbit, chick, hen, or rooster.
Cottage Living Chicken coop / Rabbit home Spawn rabbit/chicken/egg Spawn in any of those mentioned.
Cottage Living Fridge Animal treats Unlock 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]

traits.equip_trait [trait]
Game Pack Death Type Trait Code
Seasons Overheated Ghost_Overheat
Seasons Freezing Ghost_Frozen
Seasons Lightning strike Ghost_Lightning
Jungle Adventure Poisoned Poison
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

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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. 

stats.set_skill_level [skill code] [#]
Game Pack Skill Skill Code Max Level
Base Game Cooking Major_HomestyleCooking 10
Base Game Gourmet Cooking Major_GourmetCooking 10
Base Game Bartending Major_Bartending 10
Base Game Charisma Major_Charisma 10
Base Game Comedy Major_Comedy 10
Base Game Fishing Major_Fishing 10
Base Game Fitness Skill_Fitness 10
Base Game Gardening Major_Gardening 10
Base Game Guitar Major_Guitar 10
Base Game Piano Major_Piano 10
Base Game Violin Major_Violin 10
Base Game Handiness Major_Handiness 10
Base Game Mischief Major_Mischief 10
Base Game Painting Major_Painting 10
Base Game Photography Major_Photography 10
Base Game Programming Major_Programming 10
Base Game Rocket Science Major_RocketScience 10
Base Game Video Gaming Major_VideoGaming 10
Base Game Writing Major_Writing 10
Cats & Dogs Veterinary Major_Vet 10
Cats & Dogs Pet Training skill_Dog 5
Seasons Flower Arranging statistic_skill_AdultMajor_FlowerArranging 10
Seasons Skating Hidden_Skating 5
Get Famous Acting Major_Acting 10
Get Famous Media Production Minor_Media 5
Discover University Robotics Major_Robotics 10
Discover University Debate Major_ResearchDebate 10
Eco Lifestyle Fabrication AdultMajor_Fabrication 10
Eco Lifestyle Juice Fizzing AdultMinor_JuiceFizzing 5
Journey to Batuu Lightsaber skills Skill_Fitness 10
Snowy Escape Rock Climbing Major_RockClimbing 10
Snowy Escape Skiing Major_Skiing 10
Snowy Escape Snowboarding Major_Snowboarding 10
Paranormal Medium Minor_Medium 5
Cottage Living Cross stitch Skill_CrossStitch 5
Highschool Years Entrepreneur adultminor_entrepreneur 5

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.

careers.add_career [career]
Game Pack Career Career Code
Highschool Years Adult streamer parttime_streamersidehustle
Highschool Years Teen streamer teen_streamersidehustle
Highschool Years Adult simsfluencer parttime_simsfluencersidehustle
Highschool Years Teen simsfluencer teen_simsfluencersidehustle
Cats & Dogs Veterinarian Vet
Seasons Botanist/FLorist Adult_Gardener
Seasons Scout (for teens) Scout
Get Famous Acting Actor
Get Famous Drama club (for kids) DramaClub
Island Living Conservation Conservationist
Island Living Diver PartTime_Diver
Island Living Fishing PartTime_Fisherman
Island Living Lifeguarding PartTime_Lifeguard
Island Living Teen Lifeguard Teen_Lifeguard
Discover University Teacher/Professor Education
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

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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]

traits.[equip/remove]_trait [trait]
Game Pack Trait Code Trait Effect
Highschool Years SociallyAwkward Build Charisma skill more slowly and struggle with social situations.
Highschool Years PartyAnimal Enjoy parties and perform party tricks.
Highschool Years Overachiever Raise skills faster but are harder to get along with as friends.
Werewolves trait_WerewolfPack_FriendB Become a friend of the Wildfangs pack
Werewolves trait_WerewolfPack_FriendA Become a friend of the Moonwood Collective pack
Werewolves trait_OccultWerewolf_InitiationBonusTrait Initial relationship boost when introduced to werewolves.
Werewolves trait_OccultWerewolf_GreaterWolfBlood Enhances werewolf growth.
Werewolves trait_OccultWerewolf_DormantWolf Adds the Dormant Wolf trait
Werewolves trait_occultwerewolf Become (or unbecome) a Werewolf
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_Adventurous
Snowy Escape Trait_Proper
Snowy Escape Trait_Excursion_Mountaineer_Rank[1/2/3]
Snowy Escape Trait_CorporateWorker_CharismaticCrooner
Snowy Escape Trait_CorporateWorker_LegendaryStamina
Snowy Escape Trait_SurvivalInstinct
Snowy Escape Trait_WorldlyKnowledge
Snowy Escape Trait_TownMascot
Snowy Escape Trait_Hidden_RockClimbingGear_HasGear
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

On a lot with the “Volcanic Activity” trait, use volcanic_eruption [small/large] to make lava bombs rain from the sky onto your lot.

On a lot with the “Volcanic Activity” trait, use volcanic_eruption [small/large] to make lava bombs rain from the sky onto your lot.

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