The Sims 4 is a fantastic real-life simulator in its own right, but what’s the fun of simulating real-life without spicing it up a little? After all, you live your own real life every single day, and playing the vanilla Sims 4 experience can feel just as slow and monotonous especially early on in your adventure. Since the Sims are, as the name implies, simulations, why not try your hand at playing god?
Cheats on Sims 4 put the full power of the game in your hands and enable you to skip past all of the grinding, watching, and waiting that comes with the early beginnings of your game. Waiting for your Sim to level up their skills, in particular, is especially boring since it’s mostly a matter of setting them off to work and waiting for the skill to grow over time.
Instead of sitting around and waiting for your Sim to become a master of his craft, you can use a special cheat for Sims 4 that instantly sets a given skill to your desired level so you can get to work on more interesting tasks.
How to Use The Sims 4 Skill Cheats
Like most Sims 4 cheats, you can use each of these skill cheats in isolation without influencing other stats or game mechanics. You can truly play god and use Sims 4 cheats to fully manipulate your game, or you can use an individual cheat on Sims 4 to boost only the skills you need to maintain the integrity of your game.
In order to use Sims 4 cheats, you first have to enable them. Cheats are entered in the game’s cheat console by pressing Ctrl + Shift + C.
In the console, input the cheat code:
Then, press enter to enable cheats. Next, switch your active Sim to the one you want to boost.
The skill level cheat is made up of three parts: the cheat, the desired skill, and the desired level. The format looks like this:
Without typing the “<>” brackets, you’ll fill in the unique code for each skill (listed below) and the desired skill level between 1-10. For example, if you want to boost your Sim’s comedy skill to level 10, your cheat will look like this:
stats.set_skill_level AdultMajor_Comedy 10
Importantly, note that toddler and child Sims have different skills from adult Sims. Make sure to use the skill cheats that correspond with your Sim’s age level or else nothing will happen.
Sims 4 Base Skills
The following codes represent the different adult skills in The Sims 4. Make sure to include the “Adult” prefix (shown in the example above) when you type these codes in, or they won’t work.
Sims 4 Child Skills Cheat
Sims 4 Toddler Skills Cheat
Sims 4 Journey to Batuu Skills
The Journey to Batuu expansion only has one skill cheat, and instead of adding its own category, it’s tied to your fitness skill. In order to boost your Sim’s lightsaber skill, use the following skill level cheat:
Sims 4 Eco Lifestyle Skills
The Sims 4 Eco Lifestyle also adds a hidden trait called your eco-footprint. This trait influences how clean & green a neighborhood your Sims live in, and it’s got its own special code to go along with it:
In place of the # character, you can pick a setting between 0-2 representing the following levels:
2 – Industrial footprint
1 – Neutral footprint
0 – Green footprint
Sims 4 Discover University Skills
In order to activate The Sims 4 Discover University skills, you need to enroll your Sims in university. Makes sense, right? After enabling cheats, you simply shift+click on your Sim and select “Enroll.”
The following codes can be used to boost your university skills:
Sims 4 Island Living Skills
Sorry, this Sims 4 expansion doesn’t add any skills to The Sims 4. However, there are several career cheats and trait cheats you can use. There’s also a fun secret in this expansion: the merperson! Since there aren’t any skill cheats in this pack, let’s cover this one. You can turn into a merperson with the following code:
You can change back into a human with a simple modification of the same code:
Sims 4 Get Famous Skills
In The Sims 4 Get Famous, note that the “media” skill only contains levels 1-5. The “acting” skill goes up to 10 as normal.
Minor_Media Sims 4 Seasons Skills
In The Sims 4 Seasons, note that the “skating” skill only contains levels 1-5. The “flower arranging” skill goes up to 10 as normal.
Sims 4 Cats and Dogs Skills
Like some of the previous expansions, take note that the “skill_dog” skill only contains levels 1-5. This skill represents your ability to train your pet. The “vet” skill goes up to 10 as normal.
Dane started off gaming at the tender age of 3 with the first Atari console. His favorite video game genres are turn-based RPGs (can I get a shout out for Tactics Ogre?) and fighting games. Read more...