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The following is a list of (currently) known cheats in The Sims 4. In order to input the cheats, the cheat console must be brought up using the key combination ^ Ctrl+⇧ Shift+C, similar to the predecessors of the series.

Safe cheatsEdit

Those cheats show up when the "help" command is input, and are intended to be used by the players. They are safe to use and will not corrupt game data.

fps {on/off} : Toggles on/off the fps meter.
fullscreen : Allows to switch between fullscreen and windowed modes.
help : Shows up available cheats.
headlineeffects {on/off} : Toggles thought bubbles and the Plumbob.
resetsim <sim name> : Resets selected Sim on the current lot, with neutral motives.
quit : Exits the game.
testingcheats {on/off} : Enables additional "testing" cheats, not intended for use.
freerealestate {on/off} : Allows you to move Sims in any house, for free.
casclockspeed {0-10} : Changes speed at which time passes in CAS.
hovereffects {on/off} : Gives your Sims the ability to hover.

Money cheatsEdit

Those cheats allows the player to increase, and in some cases, decrease household funds.

kaching : Gives current household §1,000.
motherlode : Gives current household §50,000.
* money <value> : Sets current household funds' amount to the input value.
* sims.modify_funds <amount> : Modifies the household current funds' amount by the value. Can be negative.
* Those cheats require testingcheats to be on.

Additional cheatsEdit

Those cheats can be used without testingcheats, but do not show up in the help menu.

bb.showhiddenobjects : Allows you to buy Debug items in Buy mode, like Invisible Ceiling Lights.
bb.ignoregameplayunlocksentitlement : Unlocks every Career Reward objectCAS item.                            
cas.fulleditmode : Allows you to change everything in Create a sim               bb.moveobjects : Allows you to place an object neglecting placement rules, anywhere. Use 9 and 0 to change height.
sims.give_satisfaction_points <value> : Allows you to give Satisfaction Points to the selected Sim.
death.toggle {true/false} : Toggles Sims' death possibility. Has to be reinputted everytime the game is loaded.
sims.remove_all_buffs : Removes all the moodlets from the current Sim.
households.autopay_bills : Bills will no longer arrive to your household.


Testing cheats can be used after testingcheats has been activated. This cheat has to be reactivated everytime the player change lots or re-load the game due to a bug.


Various items or entities can be shift-clicked after the cheat has been enabled in order to access the hidden interactions.

Shift-Clicking ItemsEdit

The player can reset every item in the game by shift-clicking it, then choosing "Reset Sim" (Debug). This is useful if an item gets stuck. This can also make the item dirty, or clean it if it's already dirtied. it can also "Set as Head" the object in question, which will make the Sim currently selected wear the object on his/her head.

Shift-Clicking MailboxEdit

Every action described is available under "Alter Needs" on the pie menu of the mailbox.

- Disable Needs Decay (world/household): Disables the decaying of motives such as Hunger and Bladder, household-wide or worldwide depending on the chosen action.

- Enable Needs Decay (world/household): Reverses the effect of Disable Needs Decay, otherwise does not change gameplay.

- Fill Needs (world/household): Fills the motives of every Sim worldwide or household-wide.

Shift-Clicking Household SimsEdit

It allows the player to Disable/Enable Needs Decay or "Make Happy" (max every motive), similar to the Mailbox but exclusive to one Sim. it can also reset Sim like any item (in case of an error), or modify the Sim in CAS (limited editing, acts exactly like using a dresser or a mirror without additional cheats. Use the cheat cas.fulleditmode in order to unblock the whole potential of it).

Shift-Clicking GroundEdit

The player can teleport the selected Sim anywhere in the playable part of the neighborhood.

Object Size EditingEdit

Using Shift + ] while having an item selected in the Build Mode will allow the player to increase the size of it. Some items need to be moved to be updated to current size. Shift + [ will do the reverse, but only to the item's original size. Note that most items will bug when increased, or only increase the object's grid, so use at your own risk.

Testingcheats Console CommandsEdit

Career CheatsEdit

careers.promote <career name> : Promotes your Sim in the specified career (Your Sim must be working in it)
careers.demote <career name> : Demotes your sim in the career. Same rules apply.
careers.add_career <career name> : Makes your Sim join the specified career.
careers.remove_career <career name> : Makes your sim leave the specified career (Your Sim must be working in it)

Accepted careers' names are, as follows:
secretagent, techguru, painter, entertainer, astronaut, culinary, writer, business, athlete, highschool, gradeschool

Skill CheatsEdit

stats.set_skill_level <skill name> <level> : Gives your Sim the skill that was inputted.

Accepted skill names are, as follows (Add Major_ before every skill name. Skill_Fitness and Minor_Dancing are exceptions.)
If cheat does not work, use stats.set_skill_level adultmajor_x for adult skills, and stats.set_skill_level skill_child_ for kids' skills.

Baking, Bartending, Charisma, Comedy, Creativity, Dancing, DJ, Fishing, Fitness, Gardening, GourmetCooking, Guitar, Handiness, Herbalism
HomestyleCooking, Logic, Mental, Mischief, Motor, Painting, Photography, Piano, Programming, Reaping,
RocketScience, Social, VideoGaming, Violin, Wellness, Writing.

Aspiration CheatsEdit

sims.give_satisfaction_points <amount> : Gives your Sim a precise amount of Satisfaction Points.

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