Cheats and Secrets for The Sims 4 on PS4

A Steam promotional image from The Sims 4.

Cheats and Secrets for The Sims 4 on PS4

The Sims 4 was released on a few different platforms, but was arguably most popular on PC. However, the PlayStation 4 version of the game still has plenty to offer players, mostly retaining feature parity with its PC equivalent. Perhaps most importantly (for some), cheat codes for The Sims 4 are one of the things that do actually carry over on PS4!

Not only that, but the game has plenty of secrets that you can find on the PlayStation 4 version. We’re going to show you a few of the coolest you can discover in The Sims 4 on PS4.

Enabling Cheats for The Sims 4 on PS4

An in-game screenshot from The Sims 4.

©Screenshot from The Sims 4.

Before we begin showing you all of the cheats you can use in The Sims 4 on PS4, you need to know how to enable them first. It’s really simple. While in-game, press all four shoulder buttons on your controller (L1, R1, L2, and R2) at once. This will bring up the in-game console, just as you can access it on PC. After you’ve got this open, enter the code ‘testingcheats true.’ This will allow you to use all of the cheats The Sims 4 on PS4 has to offer.

It’s as simple as that! All of the codes you’ll find here are the exact same as their PC equivalents, so with testingcheats set to true, you’re all set to enter these codes into the console as you please. It should be noted that these do disable all trophies for that save game, so if you’re a player

The Sims 4 PS4 Cheats: Ultimate Guide

There are many different houses you can build in The Sims 4, like this elaborate mansion.

As we’ve mentioned, most cheats in The Sims 4 on PS4 are compatible across every version of the game. There are a couple of exceptions, such as PC-exclusive cheats like ‘fullscreenToggle.’ Let’s get straight into all of the ones you can use right now, by opening the in-game console as we showed you earlier.

Money Cheats

These cheats can be used to lighten the load on your Sim’s finances, allowing you to avoid worrying about that aspect of the game.

kaching Gives you 1000 Simoleons.
rosebud Gives you 1000 Simoleons.
motherlode Gives you 50000 Simoleons.
Money [amount]Gives you a specified number of money.
FreeRealEstate [on / off]Makes every property free.
household.autopay_bills [true / false]Automatically pays all of your monthly bills.

Build Mode Cheats

You can use these cheats to alter the behavior of Build Mode, as well as unlock all items in The Sims 4.

bb.moveobjects Allows you to place items without any restrictions.
bb.showhiddenobjects Shows hidden objects (mostly smaller items) in the build menu, and allows you to purchase them.
bb.showliveeditobjectsShows even more hidden objects, including environment pieces such as trees and rocks, and allows you to purchase them.
bb.enablefreebuild Allows you to build a home anywhere, without any restrictions.
bb.ignoregameplayunlocksentitlement Unlocks all items that are usually restricted by your Sim’s career path.

Skill Cheats

If you have a defined idea about what you want your Sims to be, you might not want to worry about the skills in The Sims 4. By using these cheats, you can set their skill level in any skill, allowing you to avoid the grind of actually having them improve over time.

stats.set_skill_level Major_Logic [1-10]Sets your skill level in Logic.
stats.set_skill_level Major_HomestyleCooking [1-10]Sets your skill level in Homestyle Cooking.
stats.set_skill_level Major_GourmetCooking [1-10]Sets your skill level in Gourmet Cooking.
stats.set_skill_level Major_Bartending [1-10]Sets your skill level in Bartending.
stats.set_skill_level Major_Charisma [1-10]Sets your skill level in Charisma.
stats.set_skill_level Major_Comedy [1-10]Sets your skill level in Comedy.
stats.set_skill_level Major_Fishing [1-10]Sets your skill level in Fishing.
stats.set_skill_level Skill_Fitness [1-10]Sets your skill level in Fitness.
stats.set_skill_level Major_Gardening [1-10]Sets your skill level in Gardening.
stats.set_skill_level Major_Guitar [1-10]Sets your skill level in Guitar.
stats.set_skill_level Major_Piano [1-10]Sets your skill level in Piano.
stats.set_skill_level Major_Violin [1-10]Sets your skill level in Violin.
stats.set_skill_level Major_Handiness [1-10]Sets your skill level in Handiness.
stats.set_skill_level Major_Mischief [1-10]Sets your skill level in Mischief.
stats.set_skill_level Major_Painting [1-10]Sets your skill level in Painting.
stats.set_skill_level Major_Photography [1-10]Sets your skill level in Photography.
stats.set_skill_level Major_Programming [1-10]Sets your skill level in Programming.
stats.set_skill_level Major_RocketScience [1-10]Sets your skill level in Rocket Science.
stats.set_skill_level Major_VideoGaming [1-10]Sets your skill level in Video Gaming.
stats.set_skill_level Major_Writing [1-10]Sets your skill level in Writing.

Child Skill Cheats

Children in The Sims 4 have their own set of skill cheats, which work in the exact same way as the previous set.

stats.set_skill_level Skill_Child_Creativity [1-10]Sets your child’s skill level in Creativity.
stats.set_skill_level Skill_Child_Social [1-10]Sets your child’s skill level in Social.
stats.set_skill_level Skill_Child_Mental [1-10]Sets your child’s skill level in Mental.
stats.set_skill_level Skill_Child_Motor [1-10]Sets your child’s skill level in Motor.
stats.set_skill_level_Toddler_Communication [1-5]Sets your child’s skill level in Communication.
stats.set_skill_level_Toddler_Imagination [1-5]Sets your child’s skill level in Imagination.
stats.set_skill_level_Toddler_Movement [1-5]Sets your child’s skill level in Movement.
stats.set_skill_level_Toddler_Thinking [1-5]Sets your child’s skill level in Thinking.
stats.set_skill_level_Toddler_Potty [1-3]Sets your child’s skill level in going Potty.

Career Cheats

Similar to the previous two sections with skills, careers are another aspect of The Sims 4 on PS4 that can be frustrating if you don’t enjoy the grind. With these cheats, you can set your Sim on the right path in life, without all the hard work required.

careers.promote Gives your Sim a promotion.
careers.add_career [career]Gives your Sim a new career.
careers.remove_career [career]Removes the specified career from your Sim.
careers.retire Retires your Sim regardless of their age, and gives them a weekly pension.

Relationship Cheats

Relationships exist at the very core of The Sims 4‘s gameplay. You meet someone new, and get to know them a little better. Romance blooms, and a lifetime of love and happiness is born. At least, that’s how the game is intended to be played. Alternatively, just use these cheats to alter your relationships with other Sims.

relationship.introduce_sim_to_all_others Instantly introduces your Sim to every other Sim in the neighborhood.
relationships.create_friends_for_sim Spawn a friend for your Sim.
modifyrelationship [YourSimFirstName] [YourSimLastName] [TargetSimFirstName] [TargetSimLastName] 100 LTR_Friendship_Main Instantly gives your Sim and the target Sim maximum friendship.
modifyrelationship [YourSimFirstName] [YourSimLastName] [TargetSimFirstName] [TargetSimLastName] 100 LTR_Romance_Main Instantly gives your Sim and the target Sim maximum romance level.

Death Cheats

The Sims 4 on PS4 isn’t just a game about life – it’s just as much about death. These cheats affect how your Sims interact with the next life.

death.toggle true Instantly kills your Sim
death.toggle false Revives your Sim.
sims.add_buff Ghostly Turns your Sim into a ghost for four in-game hours.

UI Cheats

Most UI cheats for The Sims 4 are for the PC version, but there are a couple that still work on PS4. Give them a try:

headlineeffects on or off Turns headline effects on or off.
hovereffects on or off Turns the hover effect when you move over a Sim on or off.

Live Mode Cheats

These cheats can be used to help your Sim during their day-to-day lives.

resetsim [firstname lastname] Resets your Sim’s location – perfect for any stuck Sims.
aspirations.complete_current_milestone Instantly completes the Sim’s current aspirational goal.
sims.give_satisfaction_points [number] Gives your Sim the specified number of satisfaction points.
fillmotive motive_Bladder / Energy / Fun / Hunger / Hygiene / Social Fulfills the specified motive.
sims.fill_all_commodities Fulfills every motive in the household for all Sims.

The Sims 4 Secrets on PS4

You’ve seen all the cheats The Sims 4 on PS4 has to offer, and now we’re going to show you a few secrets that we think you might find interesting to find for yourself.

Your Sim’s Dominant Hand

Did you know that your Sims actually have a dominant left or right hand? If you didn’t before, now you know. It’s not a part of Create-a-Sim, so most players don’t think about it. Your Sims dominant hand is actually assigned at random, thanks to a hidden trait.

Finding out which hand your Sim uses is easy. Simply take them to any sink faucet and get some water from it. Your Sim will collect the water in a glass using their dominant hand, revealing whether they’re left or right-handed!

Simlish Versions of Real Songs for The Sims 4

At some point in your time on the internet, you may have come across the famous clip of Katy Perry singing her song “Last Friday Night (T.G.IF)” in Simlish for The Sims 3. However, she’s not the only one over the years, with plenty of others re-recording their hits in the language of Simlish for inclusion in the game.

The Sims 4 on PS4 has plenty of note. For example, if you purchase the Get Together expansion, you can tune in to the Pop radio station in-game to be treated to a Simlish version of Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Run Away With Me.” The song still hits the same, despite its utterly nonsense lyrics in the re-recording.

If Carly Rae Jepsen isn’t quite your tempo, you can also find a Simlish version of Nelly’s 2002 hit “Hot in Herre,” coming with the Seasons expansion pack. The Simlish re-recording does a good job of obscuring some of its more dated lyrics, resulting in a song you can listen to around your parents without blushing.

These are two of the biggest, but they aren’t the only ones you might recognize. Here are some of the more popular real songs you can find in Simlish by tuning into the radio in The Sims 4 and its many expansions on PS4:

Simlish Songs:

  • 5 Seconds of Summer – “Want You Back”
  • All Time Low – “Good Times”
  • Becky Hill – “Unpredictable”
  • Charli XCX – “Take My Hand”
  • Fun ft. Janelle Monae – “We Are Young”
  • Gabrielle Aplin – “Please Don’t Say You Love Me”
  • Glass Animals – “Tangerine”
  • Hey Violet – “All We Ever Wanted”
  • Jacob Plant ft. Annaca – “Reach You”
  • Kim Petras – “Malibu”
  • Lights – “Up We Go”
  • Lizzo – “Worship”
  • Maisie Peters – “Stay Young”
  • Sigrid – “Don’t Kill My Vibe”
  • The Vamps – “Wake Up”
  • Zara Larsson – “All The Time”
  • Zedd – “Beautiful Now”

It’s always a treat to hear these famous artists and bands not taking themselves too seriously. It gives the radio stations in-game a sense of authenticity, and is a great secret for unsuspecting players to find!

The Grilled Cheese Aspiration

If you eat three grilled cheese sandwiches in a row, you’ll unlock the secret Grilled Cheese aspiration for your Sim. What does it mean? All of life becomes about grilled cheese. Your Sim can only think about eating grilled cheese, and will only want to talk to others about grilled cheese. The only thing they fear? Burning their grilled cheese. Grilled cheese is love; grilled cheese is life.

The end goal is even more insane. Once you reach the final stage of the Grilled Cheese aspiration, you’ll need to build a rocket. That’s right – your Sim’s only dream in life is to eat a grilled cheese in space. To each their own, we guess.

Sylvan Glade

In The Sims 4 on PS4, there’s actually a well-hidden lot that many players have no idea about: Sylvan Glade.

To get to Sylvan Glade, you need to head to Willow Creek. There, find the Crick Cabana lot, where you’ll find a huge Sylvan Tree. Upon interacting with it, you’ll only have the “View” option. Select this several times, and the option to “Water” it will appear. Do this multiple times again, until even more options become available. Keep interacting with it via the “Compliment on Leaves” and “Chat About Roots” options, until you open up the “Explore” interaction. This will open up some more choices. You need to select “Follow the Sound,” “Travel Downstream,” “Enter the Mist,” and “Travel to Glade.”

After this, you’ll be in the secret Sylvan Glade lot! You’re not supposed to be able to build here, but if you use the “bb.enablefreebuild” cheat that we showed you earlier, you can make Sylvan Glade your permanent home.

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