The Sims 4: How to Turn on Cheats

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Living a frugal life and struggling with your career in The Sims 4 can quickly become boring. On the other hand, building huge mansions and being popular makes the game much more fun.

Luckily, the developers at EA realized this and built cheat codes into The Sims 4 platform from day one. With cheats, the possibilities are endless — you can become a millionaire, master a skill, or even bring a dead sim back to life.

Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to turn on cheats in The Sims 4.


Activating Cheats In The Sims 4

Cheat codes for The Sims 4 are available across all platforms, including PC, Mac, Xbox, and Playstation. Follow these steps to activate them on each one:

1. Open the game and press the following buttons on your keyboard/controller to access the cheats dialog box depending on your platforms:

PC: Ctrl + Shift + C
Xbox: LT + LB + RT + RB
PS4/PS5: L1 + L2 + R1 + R2
MacOS: Command + Shift + C

2. Type testingcheats on and enter to activate cheat codes.

3. Repeat the first step to open the text box and enter a cheat code of your choice.


Turning Off Cheats In The Sims 4

Overdoing cheats in The Sims 4 is the quickest way to kill your interest in the game.

If you ever decide to turn back to its normal gameplay, the process is simple. Just open up the cheats dialog box by pressing Ctrl + Shift + C (or whatever combo works on your platform) and type testingcheats off.

This will retain the effects of all the cheat codes you entered previously, but will disable all Shift + Click functions.


List Of The Sims 4 Cheat Codes

The Sims 4
The Sims 4

Here’s a list of our top cheat code picks for The Sims 4, with the codes ranging from helping you bring your sims back to life to unlocking special items:

Instantly get 50,000 simoleons

money [#]
Add a certain amount of simoleons to household

stats.set_skill_level major_[skill] [#]
Raise a specific skill for your sim to desired levels

famepoints [#]
Give unlimited fame points to a sim

modifyrelationship [Sim 1 first name] [Sim 1 last name] [Sim 2 first name] [Sim 2 last name] [#] Romance_Main
Make two sims fall in love

traits.remove_trait Ghost_[cause of death]
Bring a dead sim to life

Unlock bonus items in Build Mode

FreeRealEstate [on/off]
Buy any lot or house for free

fillmotive motive_[motive]
Fill any motive for your sim

cas.unlockbytag GP10
Unlock bonus outfits from your career

sims.add_buff Ghostly
Turn into a ghost for 4 hours

fps [on/off]
Turn on the FPS counter

You can also use various Shift + Click cheats in The Sims 4 instead of typing them out individually.

To do so, first activate cheat codes using the steps mentioned above. Then, press the Shift key and click on your sims/objects to see the cheat options you just unlocked.

You can also use these extra cheats on consoles. Press the A + B keys on Xbox one, or the X + O buttons on PS4.

The Sims 4 is available now.

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