There are a ton of cheats that you can use for Sims 4 and you could lose a heck of a lot of time trying each of them out. But what cheats are there, and how do you use them on each console? Here are all our Sims 4 cheat details!
To use The Sims 4 cheat codes, you first need to enable cheats in the game itself. Be warned, though: enabling cheats will mean that achievements or trophies are turned off in this particular save.
On PC, bring up the cheat menu by pressing Ctrl + Shift + C. Once there, enter testingCheats true and cheats will become enabled in this particular save.
On Xbox One, Xbox Series X or Xbox Series S, you can access the cheat menu by pressing and holding LT + RT + LB + RB for a couple of seconds. This will bring up the cheat menu, in which you need to type testingCheats true to enable cheats in this save.
On PS4 and PS5, you need to press and hold L1 + L2 + R1 + R2 to summon the cheat menu. When it appears, type in testingCheats true and cheats will then be enabled in this world.
Enabling cheats is one thing, but actually using Sims 4 cheats is another kettle of fish. The main way you'll actually use cheat codes is by doing this:
The only exceptions to this system are the Interaction Cheats, which are activated in a slightly different way. You still need to be in a world with testingCheats true activated, but then you need to follow the steps below (depending on your platform of choice).
To use The Sims 4 Interaction Cheats on PS4 or PS5, with testingCheats true already activated, hover the cursor over a Sim or an object, hold down Circle and then press X to bring up the Interaction Cheats menu.
On Xbox One, Xbox Series X or Xbox Series S, once you have testingCheats true turned on, hold down B and then press A to summon the Interaction Menu.
Or on PC, after activating testingCheats true, hold shift and then click on the Sim/item in question - this will make the Interaction Cheats menu appear, and you can choose from a variety of cheats that it will list for you. All the other cheats in the game can just be typed into the cheat console as we discussed before. For the full list of what you can do, read on!
While each new expansion tends to come with its own cheat codes, in this article we're mainly going to focus on the main cheats in The Sims 4 base game.
Whether you want more money or skills, or simply want to potty train your virtual toddler, these cheats in The Sims 4 will help you live your best life. Check them out below!
To max out your Sim's skill level in any of the major skills in the game, these are the convoluted codes you'll want to use:
Or for child Sims, use these to advance their skills to the max:
There are four main Sims 4 Career cheats you'll want to be aware of:
To use any of those Sims 4 Career cheats, type the bold wording above followed by the official designation for your career of choice. The list of Careers and their designated cheat code words is below, with the part you need to type in bold:
For example, you would enter careers.promote Actor into the cheats console to promote a Sim that is pursuing an acting career.
It's also worth noting that teen Sims have some different Career options, instead of the grown-up ones, with the corresponding cheat codes listed in bold below:
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With those last two, you can also put a lower number (where the 100 currently is) if you want to reduce your Sim's level of friendship or romance with another Sim.
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