Sims 4 Skill Cheat: Complete List and Guide

This post was last updated on December 1, 2020

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:

testingcheats true

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:

stats.set_skill_level  

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.

Major_Bartending

Major_Charisma

Major_Comedy

Major_Fishing

Major_Gardening

Major_GourmetCooking

Major_Guitar

Major_Handiness

Major_HomestyleCooking

Major_Mischief

Major_Parenting

Major_Painting

Major_Photography

Major_Piano

Major_Programming

Major_RocketScience

Major_VideoGaming

Major_Violin

Major_Writing

Skill_Fitness

Sims 4 Child Skills Cheat

Child_Creativity

Child_Mental

Child_Motor

Child_Social

Sims 4 Toddler Skills Cheat

Toddler_Communication

Toddler_Imagination

Toddler_Movement

Toddler_Potty

Toddler_Thinking

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:

stats.set_skill_level Skill_Fitness

Sims 4 Eco Lifestyle Skills

Major_Fabrication

Minor_JuiceFizzing

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:

eco_footprint.set_eco_footprint_state #

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:

Major_ResearchDebate

Major_Robotics

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:

traits.equip_trait trait_OccultMermaid

You can change back into a human with a simple modification of the same code:

traits.remove_trait trait_OccultMermaid

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.

Major_Acting

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.

Major_FlowerArranging

Hidden_Skating

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.

Major_Vet

Skill_Dog