PS4 Sims 4 Cheats, Cheat Codes, and Walkthroughs

Tips, tricks, and hacks for your PlayStation 4

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The Sims 4 for PlayStation 4 is a simulation game that lets you create simulated people, or sims, and place them together in houses in your own little virtual world. The game never plays exactly the same way twice, because every sim has their own motivations, and there's no way to tell how things will end up playing out. If you want to add a whole new dimension of fun to the game, you can use Sims 4 cheats on the PlayStation 4 to alter everything from how much money your sims have in the bank to who they fall in love with.

The cheats, tips, tricks, and hacks in this article specifically apply to the Playstation 4 version of Sims 4. You may find Sim 4 cheat codes for Xbox One or Sims 4 cheat codes for PC more useful if you're using one of those platforms.

How Do Cheats Work in The Sims 4 on PS4?

Cheats in The Sims 4 on PlayStation 4 can drastically alter your gameplay experience. They can make your life easier by providing a bunch of free money, allow you to alter aspects of your sims, create and destroy relationships, and make it a whole lot easier to build the house of your dreams. Cheats can even do funny things, like turn a sim's head into a toilet.

You're free to use as many cheats and codes, whenever you want, but it's important to note that enabling cheats disables your ability to earn trophies. Trophies are disabled on a per-save basis, so if you want to start earning them again, just create a new game or load a save where you never enabled cheats.

Maxis intentionally allows players to use cheats in The Sims 4 on PlayStation 4, so using them won't get you in any trouble. These cheats are often broken by game updates though, and Maxis can also turn any cheat off at any time. For example, a game update broke ghost and death cheats. If you find that a cheat doesn't work, and you're sure you entered it right, all you can do is wait to see if Maxis ever fixes it through a later update.

How to Enable Cheats in The Sims 4 on PS4

Cheats are enabled in The Sims 4 on PlayStation 4 by opening the cheat console and entering the testingcheats true command. This is accomplished by pressing a combinations of keys on your keyboard in the PC version of the game, but in the PlayStation 4 version you can access the cheat console by pressing a combination of buttons on your DualShock 4 controller instead.

Here's how to enable cheats in The Sims 4 on PlayStation 4

  1. Launch the game, and either load a save or create a new household.

  2. Press and hold L1+R1+L2+R2 (all four shoulder buttons) on your controller.

  3. A thin box will appear at the top of the screen. This is the cheat console.

  4. Press the X button on your controller to select the cheat console.

  5. Type testingcheats true, and press enter on the onscreen keyboard.

  6. When this process is completed successfully, you will see a message in the cheat console that says cheats are enabled. You can then enter any cheats you like into the cheat console. If the cheat console disappears, just press and hold L1+R1+L2+R2 on your controller to open it back up.

Some cheats are enabled with the on or true after the cheat code. These cheats can be disabled by using the same cheat code but typing off or false instead.

The Sims 4 PS4 Money Cheats

You need a lot of cash, otherwise known as Simoleons, to get anything done in The Sims 4. You can get it the old fashioned way, by putting your sims to work, or use these money cheats for a quick cash injection or to make yourself a millionaire.

What the Cheat Does How to Perform the Cheat
Adds 50,000 Simoleons to your bank account. Type motherlode into the cheat console.
Adds 1,000 Simoleons to your bank account. Type kaching into the cheat console.
Adds 1,000 Simoleons to your bank account.

Type rosebud into the cheat console.

Changes the total amount of money you have to the number you enter. Type money into the cheat console, followed by the amount you want.
When entered from the neighborhood view, all of the houses and lots are made available for free. Type FreeRealEstate on into the cheat console.

The Sims 4 PS4 Build Mode Cheats

The build mode in The Sims 4 on PlayStation 4 allows you to alter your house, buy and place furnishings, and even build totally new houses that are bound only by your imagination.

If you want to get the most out of this system and remove all limitations, we have some pretty powerful build mode cheats that can change the rules that govern the placement of items, unlock new items, and even let you change the size of various objects.

What the Cheat Does How to Perform the Cheat
Gets rid of object placement rules so that you can place things closer together or even overlap them. Type bb.moveobjects into the cheat console.
Instantly unlocks all of the furnishings you would normally have to unlock by playing the game. Type bb.ignoregameplayunlocksentitlement into the cheat console.
Activates the the buy debug mode, which allows you to buy additional items that aren't normally available. Type bb.showhiddenobjects into the cheat console.

Allows you to edit the hospital, police station, and science lab.

Note: Only works if you have the ​Sims 4 Get to Work expansion.

Type bb.enablefreebuild into the cheat console.
Increases the size of an object. Select an object, hold L2+R2, and then press up on the d-pad.
Decreases the size of an object. Select an object, hold L2+R2, and then press down on the d-pad.
Adds more options to manipulate your roof. Click the roof, then press shift+c

Using Cheats in The Sims 4 on PS4 to Modify Relationships

In The Sims 4 on PlayStation 4, individual sims have two different relationship stats that measure their feelings toward other sims. One of these stats determines if two sims are friends, and the other determines if they are romantically involved. These stats will change over time through normal gameplay, or you can use relationship cheats to instantly make two sims best friends or enemies.

Every Sims 4 cheat code that modifies relationships between two sims follows this basic format: 

modifyrelationship sim1FirstName sim1LastName sim2FirstName sim2LastName 100 RelationshipType. 

That is, you need to type the first and last name of one sim, the first and last name of a second sim, a number, and then the relationship type. Here's an example:

modifyrelationship Kaz Hirai Shuhei Yoshida 100 LTR_Friendship_Main

If you entered that exact code into the cheat console, it would provide a nice friendship level boost between the sims Kaz Hirai and Shuhei Yoshida. If you use a negative number instead, you can create a negative effect on the friendship of the two sims instead.

Here are the codes that you can use in place of LTR_Friendship_Main from the example, and some extra cheats that also pertain to relationships: 

What the Cheat Does The Cheat Code
Romance LTR_Romance_Main
Friendship LTR_Friendship_Main
Friendship with Pets LTR_SimToPet_Friendship_Main
Introduces the selected sim to all of the other sims in the neighborhood. Type relationship.introduce_sim_to_all_others into the cheat console.
Causes a new sim to spawn on your lot and become friends with the selected sim. Type relationship.create_friends_for_sim into the cheat console.

The Sims 4 PS4 Skill Cheats

Sims in The Sims 4 on PlayStation 4 all have their own skills, which they can improve over time through practice. If you're tired of waiting, you can use cheat codes to instantly boost, or even max out, any skill you like.

All cheat codes that modify skill levels in The Sims 4 on PlayStation 4 follow this format: 

stats.set_skill_level SkillName 10

That is, you use the stats.set_skill_level command, followed by a skill name, and then a number. Here's an example:

stats.set_skill_level Major_Mischief 10

If you entered that exact code into the cheat console, your currently selected sim would be instantly boosted to a mischief skill level of 10, which is the highest it can go.

Here's a list of all the skills, and the associated codes, in The Sims 4 on PlayStation 4:

The Skill to Alter The Cheat Code
Fishing Major_Fishing
Mischief Major_Mischief
Guitar Major_Guitar
Bartending Major_Bartending
Programming Major_Programming
Gardening Major_Gardening
Gourmet Cooking Major_GourmetCooking
Comedy Major_Comedy
Charisma Major_Charisma
Writing Major_Writing
Video Gaming Major_VideoGaming
Violin Major_Violin
Rocket Science Major_RocketScience
Painting Major_Painting
Piano Major_Piano
Logic Major_Logic
Handiness Major_Handiness
Cooking Major_HomestyleCooking
Fitness Skill_Fitness

Special Skill Cheat Codes For The Sims 4 PS4 Expansions

The Sims 4 on PlayStation 4 has a number of expansions that add totally new skills to the game. If you have the expansions, you can use the following codes to alter the skill level of any of your sims.

These codes are used the same way as the codes in the previous section. Here's an example:

stats.set_skill_level Media 10

If you entered that exact code into the cheat console, your currently selected sim would be immediately bumped up to a media production skill level of 10. However, it will only work if you have The Sims 4 Get Famous expansion. If you don't have the expansion that introduced a particular skill, using the code for that skill just won't work.

Here are all of all the skills that require specific expansions to work, and the codes you use to alter them: 

The Skill to Alter The Cheat Code Required Expansion
Acting Major_Acting The Sims 4 Get Famous
Media Production Minor_Media The Sims 4 Get Famous
Archaeology Major_Archaeology The Sims 4 Jungle Adventure
Selvadorian Culture Minor_LocalCulture The Sims 4 Jungle Adventure
Baking Major_Baking The Sims 4 Get to Work
Retail Work Ethic Retail_Workethic The Sims 4 Get to Work
Retail Maintenance Retail_Maintenance The Sims 4 Get to Work
Retail Sales Retail_Sales The Sims 4 Get to Work
Dancing Major_Dancing The Sims 4 Get Together
DJ Major_DJ The Sims 4 Get Together
Flower Arranging Major_FlowerArranging The Sims 4 Seasons
Skating Hidden_Skating The Sims 4 Seasons
Herbalism Major_Herbalism The Sims 4 Outdoor Retreat
Parenting Major_Parenting The Sims 4 Parenthood
Pet Training Skill_Dog The Sims 4 Cats & Dogs
Vet Major_Vet The Sims 4 Cats & Dogs
Pipe Organ Major_PipeOrgan The Sims 4 Vampires
Vampire Lore VampireLore The Sims 4 Vampires
Rock Climbing Skill_Hidden_TreadMill The Sims 4 Fitness Stuff
Singing Major_Singing The Sims 4 City Living
Wellness Major_Wellness The Sims 4 Spa Day

The Sims 4 PS4 Child Skill Cheats

Children in The Sims 4 for PlayStation 4 have their own basic skills, which they need to build and improve upon before they become teenagers. These skills can be altered and boosted the same way as adult skills, using the same basic command.

All cheat codes that modify a child's skill levels in The Sims 4 on PlayStation 4 follow this format: 

stats.set_skill_level SkillName 10

That is, you use the stats.set_skill_level command, followed by a skill name, and then a number. Here's an example:

stats.set_skill_level Skill_Child_Creativity 10

If you entered that exact code into the cheat console, your currently selected child sim would be instantly boosted to a creativity skill level of 10, which is the highest it can go.

The Child's Skill to Alter The Cheat Code
Social Skill_Child_Social
Creativity Skill_Child_Creativity
Mental Skill_Child_Mental
Motor Skill_Child_Motor

The Sims 4 PS4 Toddler Skill Cheats

Toddlers in The Sims 4 on PlayStation 4 have their own set of skills that are similar to, but distinct from, child skills. When a toddler sim grows to become a child, they get boosts in each child skill based on how high you were able to get their toddler skills. If you want to make sure your kids get the best head start possible, you can boost their toddler skills using the same kind of commands that boost both child and adult skills.

All cheat codes that modify toddler skill levels follow this format: 

stats.set_skill_level SkillName 5

That is, you use the stats.set_skill_level command, followed by a skill name, and then a number. Here's an example:

stats.set_skill_level Skill_Toddler_Thinking 5

If you entered that exact code into the cheat console, your currently selected sim would be instantly boosted to a thinking skill level of 5, which is the highest it can go.

Most toddler skills max out at 5, unlike child and adult skills. The exception is potty training, which tops out at just 3 instead of 5.

Here are all the toddler skills and associated codes:

The Toddler's Skill to Alter The Cheat Code
Communication Skill_Toddler_Communication
Imagination Skill_Toddler_Imagination
Movement Skill_Toddler_Movement
Potty Training Skill_Toddler_Potty
Thinking Skill_Toddler_Thinking

The Sims 4 PS4 Career Promotion Cheats

You can also use cheats in to change your Sim's career and give them instant promotions. Some of these careers are available in the base game, and others require an expansion.

All cheats that modify a sim's career follow one of three formats:

What the Cheat Does How to Perform the Cheat
Gives the selected sim a promotion in the career of your choice. Type careers.promote into the cheat console, followed by the name of a career, e.g. careers.promote painter.
Adds the career of your choice to the selected sim. Type careers.add_career into the cheat console, followed by the name of a career, e.g. add_career entertainer.
Removes the specified career from the selected sim. Type careers.remove_career, followed by the name of a career, e.g. careers.remove_career astronaut.

For each of these cheats, you can use any career code to add the specified career, make your sim quit their job, or give your sim a promotion in their careers.

Here are all of the careers, and associated codes, including information on whether an expansion is required to use the code:

The Career The Cheat Code Expansion Required?
Politician Activist The Sims 4 City Living
Acting Actor The Sims 4 Get Famous
Astronaut Astronaut  
Athlete Athletic  
Business Business  
Criminal Criminal  
Critic Careers_Adult_Critic The Sims 4 City Living
Culinary Culinary  
Detective Detective The Sims 4 Get to Work
Doctor Doctor The Sims 4 Get to Work
Entertainer Entertainer  
Painter Painter  
Scientist Scientist The Sims 4 Get to Work
Secret Agent SecretAgent  
Social Media SocialMedia The Sims 4 City Living
Style Influencer Influencer  
Tech Guru TechGuru  
Writer Writer  

Teen Job Cheats in The Sims 4 on PS4

Just like real life, teen sims have limited job prospects. In fact, teen sims can't hold any of the jobs that your adult sims have available. Instead, there's a smaller set of jobs that are exclusively available to teen sims. Like adult careers, you can use cheat codes to alter your teen sims jobs.

The basic commands are the same as the adult career commands, but they use codes that are unique to teens. Like all the other cheats in The Sims 4, you type the code into the cheat console to activate it. Here's an example:

careers.add_career Teen_FastFood

If you entered that exact code into the cheat console, the selected teen sim would get a new job in the fast-paced world of the fast food industry.

Here are the available jobs, and associated codes, for teens in The Sims 4 on PlayStation 4:

The Job The Cheat Code Expansion Required?
Babysitter Teen_Babysitter  
Barista Teen_Barista  
Fast Food Employee Teen_FastFood  
Scout Scout The Sims 4 Seasons
Manual Laborer Teen_Manual  
Retail Employee Teen_Retail  

Interaction Cheats in The Sims 4 on PS4

Most cheats in The Sims 4 on PlayStation 4 are turned on and off through text commands that you enter into the cheat console. Once you turn cheats on using the testingcheats true command, you also unlock some powerful cheats that can only be accessed through contextual menus.

To use these special cheats in the PC version of the game, you need to hold shift when you click on a sim or object to access the special cheat menu.

That isn't possible on PlayStation 4 if you don't have a mouse and keyboard connected, so you also have the option to move the selection cursor over a sim or object and then press and hold the button before pressing the X button to access this menu. With the menu open, you can select any of the available cheats to activate them.

To use these interaction cheats:

  1. Type testingcheats true into the cheat console to make sure cheats are turned on.

  2. Move the targeting cursor over a sim or object.

  3. Press and hold the and X buttons on your controller.

  4. Select a cheat in the special cheat menu that appears.

Here are the interaction cheats that you can access in The Sims 4 with this method:

Shift Click Object Option What it Does
Sim Modify in CAS

Opens the Create a Sim interface, which allows you to totally modify any sim to your liking, even after you've started playing.

Note: This cheat requires you to first enter cas.fulleditmode into the cheat console.

Sim Reset Object Resets the currently selected sim. Use this cheat if any of your sims become glitched.
Sim Add to Family Adds the sim to your household.
Sim Remove from Family Removes the sim from your household.
Sim Cheat Need Allows you to fill the needs of any sim, or disable need decay.
Sim Marriage Allows you to end marriages.
Mailbox Alter Need Lets you fill or alter the needs of the entire neighborhood, or just your household.
Most objects Set as Head Replaces the sim's head with that object.
Dirty object Make Clean Cleans the object. Only works on objects that can be dirty.
Clean object Make Dirty Makes the object dirty. Only works on objects that can be dirty.
The ground Teleport Here Instantaneously Teleport the sim that you currently have selected to the specified location.