Sims 4 skills cheat: How to max out any skill

Quickly max out your Sim's skills using these Sims 4 skill cheats.

Sometimes you just have to use Sims 4 cheats to get your Sim’s skills up to the level you need them at.

If your Sim has twins unexpectedly and has to work a full-time job as a single parent, nobody is going to judge you if you just go ahead and cheat to max out your toddler’s skills or boost your Sim’s parenting skills to help them cope with the chaos.

Also read: Sims 4 cheats: The starter guide to cheating

Using cheats in The Sims 4 is quite easy. One of the quickest ways is to use the Sims 4 Shift-click cheat. This cheat guide will look specifically at how to quickly improve your Sim’s skills – from toddlers to elders.

Whether you want to cheat to max out your Sim’s skills or if you simply want to give them a head start, this guide to skills cheats in The Sims 4 will take you through the process.

Sims 4 skills cheats: The basics and turning cheats on

Before you use any of the skill cheats in the Sims 4, you need to make sure you turn cheats mode on.

To turn cheats on in The Sims 4, you first need to open the cheats console. You can open the cheats console by entering “Ctrl + Shift + C” on your PC or the CMD+Shift+C on Mac, while in-game.

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This will bring up the cheat dialogue box where you can enter your cheat codes. Once you have typed in the cheat, don’t forget to press “Enter” afterwards. Before you use your cheat, type testingcheats true into the dialogue box and hit enter.

Using skills cheats in The Sims 4: The format

Skills cheats in The Sims 4 follows a basic syntax. To use Sims 4 skills cheats, you will need to follow this format to put into the Sims 4 cheats dialogue box.

 stats.set_skill_level <skill name> <level>

You will need to add Major_ before every skill name that goes up to skill level ten and minor in front of the hidden cheats or skills that only go up to level five. So, as an example, accepted skill names are, as follows:

Adultminor_localculture, Skill_Bowling, Skill_Dogtraining, Skill_Fitness, Skill_Hidden_TreadMill_Rock_ClimbingWall_Climb, Minor_Dancing, Minor_Juicefizzing, Minor_Mediaproduction, Hidden_Skating and Vampirelore are exceptions.)

If you find that the Sims 4 skill cheats are not working, you might need to try using stats.set_skill_level adultmajor_x for adult skills, stats.set_skill_level skill_child_ for kids’ skills, and stats.set_skill_level skill_toddler_ for toddlers’ skills.

If you find this a bit overwhelming, especially if you are new to cheating in The Sims 4, do not worry. Below, you will find a full set of skill cheats for The Sims 4 which you can simply copy and paste and into the dialogue box.

Sims 4: Quickly max out skills cheat

Note: You can change the number to set the skill according to the desired level if you don’t want to max it out. We will endeavour to keep these cheats as up-to-date as possible whenever a new pack is released. If you spot a skill we have omitted, please contact us to let us know and we will update it.

Sims 4: Cheats to max out adult skills

SkillCheat
Actingstats.set_skill_level Major_Acting 10
Archaeologystats.set_skill_level Major_Archaeology 10
Bakingstats.set_skill_level Major_Baking 10
Bowlingstats.set_skill_level Skill_Bowling 5
Charismastats.set_skill_level Major_Charisma 10
Comedystats.set_skill_level Major_Comedy 10
Cookingstats.set_skill_level Major_HomestyleCooking 10
Dancingstats.set_skill_level Minor_Dancing 5
DJ Mixingstats.set_skill_level Major_DJ 10
Fishingstats.set_skill_level Major_Fishing 10
Fitnessstats.set_skill_level Skill_Fitness 10
Flower Arrangingstats.set_skill_level statistic_skill_AdultMajor_FlowerArranging 10
Gardeningstats.set_skill_level Major_Gardening 10
Gourmet Cookingstats.set_skill_level Major_GourmetCooking 10
Guitarstats.set_skill_level Major_Guitar 10
Handinessstats.set_skill_level Major_Handiness 10
Herbalismstats.set_skill_level Major_Herbalism 10
Knittingstats.set_skill_level major_knitting 10
Logicstats.set_skill_level Major_Logic 10
Media Productionstats.set_skill_level Minor_Media 5
Mischiefstats.set_skill_level Major_Mischief 10
Mixologystats.set_skill_level Major_Bartending 10
Paintingstats.set_skill_level Major_Painting 10
Parentingstats.set_skill_level Major_Parenting 10
Pet Trainingstats.set_skill_level skill_dogtraining 5
Photographystats.set_skill_level Major_Photography 10
Pianostats.set_skill_level Major_Piano 10
Pipe Organ stats.set_skill_level Major_PipeOrgan 10
Programming stats.set_skill_level Major_Programming 10
Rocket Sciencestats.set_skill_level Major_RocketScience 10
Selvadoradian Culture stats.set_skill_level Minor_LocalCulture 5
Singingstats.set_skill_level Major_Singing 10
Vampire Lore stats.set_skill_level VampireLore 15
Veterinarianstats.set_skill_level Major_Vet 10
Video Gamingstats.set_skill_level Major_VideoGaming 10
Violinstats.set_skill_level Major_Violin 10
Wellnessstats.set_skill_level Major_Wellness 10
Writingstats.set_skill_level Major_Writing 10

Sims 4: Cheats to max out toddler skills

SkillCheat
Communicationstats.set_skill_level statistic_skill_toddler_communication 5
Imaginationstats.set_skill_level statistic_skill_toddler_imagination 5
Movementstats.set_skill_level statistic_skill_toddler_movement 5
Pottystats.set_skill_level statistic_skill_toddler_potty 5
Thinkingstats.set_skill_level statistic_skill_toddler_thinking 5

Sims 4: Cheats to max out hidden skills

SkillCheat
Rock Climbingstats.set_skill_level Skill_Hidden_TreadMill 5
Skatingstats.set_skill_level Hidden_Skating 5

Sims 4: Cheats to max out Get To Work skills

SkillCheat
Work Ethicstats.set_skill_level retail_workethic 5
Maintenancestats.set_skill_level retail_maintenance 5
Salesstats.set_skill_level retail_sales 5

Sims 4: Cheats to max out children’s skills

SkillCheat
Creativitystats.set_skill_level skill_child_creativity 10
Mentalstats.set_skill_level skill_child_mental 10
Motorstats.set_skill_level skill_child_motor 10
Socialstats.set_skill_level skill_child_social 10
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