The Sims 4

How to Cheat on PC, Xbox, and PS4

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How to Cheat in The Sims 4
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Cheating is a big part of The Sims experience. Due to the nature of the game there are certain skills you may not wish to repeat, or you may not want to start the game in the poorhouse and build up for the 20th time. Here's a step by step guide to cheating in the game and where you can find many more commands.

Step by Step: How to Cheat

  • Step 1: Enable the Cheats Console - On PC, press Control + Shift + C in that order and ensure you hold them as you go. It can be done in one fluid motion. On Playstation 4 and Xbox, bringing up the cheat console means simply pressing all four bumpers/triggers (L1+L2+R1+R2 or (LB+LT+RB+RT) at the same time.
  • Step 2: Type Commands - Popular cheat commands are kaching ($1,000), motherlode ($50,000), or fillmotive motive_energy. You can also use special building cheats or testing cheats.
  • Step 3: TestingCheats on? - If desired, you can use the TestingCheats on (or off) cheat to enable the game's Testing Cheats. These give you special commands when you shift-click things in game on PC/Mac or when you press X+O on PS4 or A+B on Xbox. They also unlock additional commands. Bear in mind that many cheats, aside from those involving money, require you to be in live mode.
  • Step 4: Close the Menu - If the Cheat Console is open, pressing Control + Shift + C again will close it, or you can press ESC. You can close it on consoles by pressing all four triggers again.
  • Step 5: Learn the Wonder World of Cheating! - The Sims 4 gives you a lot of power when testingcheats on is enabled. With a mod, you can even use Pregnancy Cheats to force twins/triplets.

Learn About Cheating

The list of cheats is not very long without it. Cheats are broken up into categories here on the site, with sections on the following:

  • Building Cheats - Building Cheats offer you the ability to ignore collision of objects, free rotation and placement.
  • Career Cheats - Career Cheats can let you get a promotion via the careers.promote x command. A full list of codes is available on the page.
  • Skill Cheats - Skill Cheats are also available, via stats.set_skill_level x - follow the link for a full listing of skills you can advance this way. Setting the level also allows you to lower a skill, if you so desire.
  • Expansion-Specific Cheats - Seasons, Get Famous, and the the StrangerVille Game Pack all offer their own specific cheats, as do many others.
  • A Full List of Cheats - This page includes every cheat you can use without mods, including everything above. It is a curated list that is constantly updated as new Expansions and Game Packs are released for The Sims 4.

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