Xbox One Sims 4 Cheats, Cheat Codes, and Walkthroughs

Discover tips, tricks, and hacks to boost your Xbox gaming fun

The Sims 4 on Xbox One is a simulation game that puts you in charge of the daily lives of the titular sims. It's an offshoot of the massively popular Sim City series from Maxis, and it provides a similar type of sandbox gameplay. The game is different every time you play, and there are a ton of things to do and see, but Sims 4 cheats are the best way to get right into things. There are also The SIMS 4 cheats for PS4

How Do Cheats Work in The Sims 4 on Xbox One?

Cheats in The Sims 4 for Xbox One work by altering things about the game to make it easier, unlock items that are difficult or impossible to obtain, and generally make things more interesting and fun. When you enable cheats, you'll see a message indicating that all achievements will be turned off. That means you're free to use as many cheats as you want, and have your fun, but you have to earn achievements the old fashioned way.

Person playing Sims 4 on Xbox One
Lifewire / Jo Zixuan Zhou

Achievements are disabled on a per-save basis. So when you enable cheats, you permanently disable achievements on that save. If you want to go back to achievement hunting, just start a new game and don't enable cheats.

Maxis enables cheats intentionally in The Sims 4, so you can't get in trouble for using them. However, they're primarily meant as a way for the developer to test gameplay. That means Maxis can turn any cheat off at any time, and cheats are often broken when updates come out. For example, death and ghost cheats were broken by a Sims 4 game update. If any specific cheat doesn't work, you can either wait to see if it's fixed in a future update, or look for an unofficial mod that restores the cheat.

How to Enable Cheats in The Sims 4 on Xbox One

To enable cheats, you need to open the cheat console and enter the testingcheats true command. This is done by pressing a combination of keys on your keyboard in the PC version of the game, but that isn't possible on Xbox One. Instead, you need to open the cheat console by pressing a combination of buttons on your Xbox One controller.

Here's how to enable cheats in The Sims 4 on Xbox One:

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

  2. Press and hold LT + RT + LB + RB (both triggers and both bumpers) on your controller.

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

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

  5. The onscreen keyboard should appear, allowing you to type into the cheat console.

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

  7. When the warning message appears, select OK and press the A button on your controller.

After you accept the warning message, and acknowledge that you won't be able to earn achievements on your current save, you're ready to start using cheats.

To use cheats, press and hold LT + RT + LB + RB on your controller to open the cheat console, and enter the cheat code you want to use. You can use as many cheats as you want.

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 Xbox One Money Cheats

In The Sims 4, the currency is called Simoleons. You need Simoleons to buy real estate, furnish your house, and tend to the daily needs of your sims. If you run out, you can end up in real trouble. That's why some of the most useful Xbox One Sims 4 cheats are designed to pad your bank account.

Money cheats in The Sims 4 can instantly add a little money to your bank account, add a lot, or change your balance to any number you like. There's also a command you can use to make all real estate free, making it easy to upgrade to that new house you've been looking at.

Here are the money cheats you can use in The Sims 4 on Xbox One:

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 amount in your bank account to the specified number. Type money into the cheat console, followed by the amount you want, e.g. money 100000.

Allows you to buy houses and lots without paying.

Note: Must be used in the neighborhood view.

Type FreeRealEstate on into the cheat console.

The Sims 4 Xbox One Build Mode Cheats

The Sims 4 has a pretty involved build mode, which allows you to buy and place new furnishings, alter your house, and even build brand new houses. If you want to unlock all of the available options right away, unlock options that aren't normally available, or even freely change the size of furnishings, we've got some powerful build mode cheats to help.

Here are all the Sims 4 build mode cheats: 

What the Cheat Does How to Perform the Cheat
Removes restrictions on item placement, so items can be closer together or even overlap. Type bb.moveobjects into the cheat console.
Immediately unlocks all items that you normally unlock while playing. Type bb.ignoregameplayunlocksentitlement into the cheat console.
Turns on the buy debug mode, which adds extra furnishings to purchase. 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 in build mode, hold LT + RT, and press up on the D-pad.
Decreases the size of an object. Select an object in build mode, hold LT + RT, and press down on the D-pad.

Using Cheats in The Sims 4 on Xbox One to Modify Relationships

In The Sims 4, sims naturally form relationships with each other. They can become fast friends, mortal enemies, and even enter into romantic relationships. You can help steer them in the direction you want through normal gameplay, or use relationship cheats to instantly catapult that budding friendship into a full-blown romance any time you want.

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 Major Nelson Phil Spencer 100 LTR_Friendship_Main

If you entered that exact code into the cheat console, it would provide a large boost to the friendship between the sims Major Nelson and Phil Spencer. If you used a negative number, it would have a large negative effect on their friendship 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 the other sims in the neighborhood, providing them with an acquaintance level relationship with everyone. Type relationship.introduce_sim_to_all_others into the cheat console.
Immediately spawns a brand new sim on your lot that is friends with the currently selected sim. Type relationship.create_friends_for_sim into the cheat console.

The Sims 4 Xbox One Skill Cheats

Every sim in The Sims 4 on Xbox One has a particular set of skills, and they level those skills up through normal gameplay. If you want to give them a quick boost, you can use skill cheats to instantly increase, or even max out, any skill you want.

All cheat codes that modify skill levels in The Sims 4 on Xbox One 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 Xbox One:

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 Xbox One Expansions

The Sims 4 on Xbox One has a number of expansions that add exciting new locales and mechanics, and even new skills. If you have any of these expansions, you may be interested in seeing how the new skills work. By entering the following codes, you can alter the skill level of the expansion skills. All of these codes are used in the same way as the codes found in the previous section, but they only work if you have the expansions.

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 instantly boosted to a media production skill level of 10, but only if you have The Sims 4 Get Famous. If you don't have the expansion for a skill, using the code for that skill won't won't do anything.

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 Xbox One Child Skill Cheats

Children in The Sims 4 also have skills, but they're far more basic than adult skills. The idea is that as they grow and mature, they can level up these basic skills. Then when they become a teen, they can obtain more advanced skills. If you want to give them a leg up, you can use cheat codes to make sure any sim in your household gets the most out of their childhood

All cheat codes that modify a child's skill levels in The Sims 4 on Xbox one 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 Xbox One Toddler Skill Cheats

Like children, toddlers in The Sims 4 on Xbox One also have their own unique set of skills, most of which are somewhat related to child skills. By maxing these skills out, a toddler gets important boosts when they get old enough to be classified as a child.

To boost these toddler skills, you use same exact cheat code format that you use for adult and child 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.

Adult and child skills go to 10, but toddler skills only go to five. The exception is potty training, which caps at three.

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 Xbox One Career Promotion Cheats

You can also use cheats in to change your Sim's career at any time, grant them instant promotions, and even have them quit their jobs. 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 specified career. Type careers.promote into the cheat console, followed by the name of a career, e.g. careers.promote Athletic.
Assigns the selected sim the specified career. Type careers.add_career into the cheat console, followed by the name of a career, e.g. add_career TechGuru.
Removes the specified career from the currently selected sim. Type careers.remove_career, followed by the name of a career, e.g. careers.remove_career SecretAgent.

For each of these cheats, you can add any career code at the end to give your sim a new job, make your sim quit their job, or give them a promotion.

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 Xbox One

In The Sims 4, teens have far fewer choices for jobs when compared to adults, and the choices that they do have are totally different. You can still use the same basic cheat commands to give your teen sim a new job, have them quit their job, or give them a promotion.

The basic commands for altering jobs are the same for teens as for adults, but the actual job codes are unique to teens. These codes, like all the other cheats in The Sims 4 on Xbox One, are typed into the cheat console.

Here's an example: careers.add_career Teen_Babysitter

If you entered that exact code into the cheat console, the selected teen sim would get the new career of babysitter.

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

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 Xbox One

Most of the cheats in The Sims 4 on Xbox One are activated by entering codes into the cheat console. The exceptions to this rule are interaction cheats, which are accessed through context menus. These cheats are all available as soon as you turn cheats on.

To use these 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. Since that isn't possible on Xbox One, you have to press and hold the B button before pressing the A button to access this menu.

This is a little awkward, but it's the only way to open the contextual cheat menu. Selecting any of the options in the cheat menu will execute the cheat.

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 B button on your controller.

  4. Press the A button on your controller.

  5. 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 and lets you change anything about the currently selected sim, including age and gender.

Note: The cas.fulleditmode cheat must be entered first for this cheat to work.

Sim Reset Object Resets the sim. Use this if the sim gets glitched for any reason.
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 alter the needs of the sim, instantly making the sim happy, or disabling need decay. This option also allows you to enable need decay later.
Sim Marriage Provides an option to dissolve marriages.
Mailbox Alter Need Allows you to modify 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 available on objects that can be dirty.
Clean object Make Dirty Makes the object dirty. Only available on objects that can be dirty.
The ground Teleport Here Instantly teleport the selected sim to the location you selected.