How to enable cheats in The Sims 4

It’s just a console command away

One of the most fun things to do in The Sims series is to mess around with the game world and its inhabitants. That raw joy you get from playing God in any sandbox dates all the way back to Sim City for me, but as time went on, studios added more and more tools (and mods!) to customize that experience. Here’s how to enable cheats in The Sims 4, and a few cheats to get you started.

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How to enable cheats in The Sims 4

On PC, enabling cheats is as simple as pressing the Ctrl + Shift + C keys while playing in a session, which will bring up the Cheat Console. The Cheat Console itself (a white dialogue box) is very small, but we’ve highlighted where it appears on the screen above.

On consoles, you’ll press all four shoulder buttons (for instance, L2, R2, L1, and R1 on PlayStation) to enable the Cheat Console.

From there, you can enter unique cheat codes that will get you more stuff, or help break the game’s rules. That’s it! Cheat to your heart’s content.

Here are some sample popular cheats to use in The Sims 4

  • Rosebud or Kaching – earn 1,000 simoleons
  • Motherlode – earn 50,000 simoleons
  • FreeRealEstate On – move into any lot for free
  • bb.ignoregameplayunlocksentitlement – free locked career items
  • testingcheats true (while clicking on the ground) – teleport Sims
  • testingcheats true (while clicking on a Sim) – change a Sims’ mood
  • bb.moveobjects on – place any object
  • bb.showhiddenobjects – unlock objects even if they’ve left the game seasonally

Does enabling cheats in The Sims 4 disable console achievements/trophies?

Yes! Outside of build mode, you won’t get achievements/trophies for enabling cheats, as per EA.

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