Sims 4 cheats are quite a thing. We’ve all done it. Some of us never play without them. But if you’ve only recently discovered the wonderful world of The Sims – or you’ve never cheated… until now… then you’re in the right place.
As somebody who mainly plays the Sims 4 for the building side of things, the Sims 4 money cheats have come in handy countless of times.
Sure, there are ways to build without money cheats – building on a lot without moving a family in or using the debug build mode, for example. But sometimes you just want to renovate an apartment for your young Sim without thinking about the consequences of their bank account. With repomen making a comeback in The Sims 4 soon, knowing a few cheats is definitely useful.
How else are you going to place endless doors and windows when the Sims 4 June patch updates them to no longer snap to the grid?
How to turn Sims 4 cheats on
Before you enter your cheat codes, you need to open what is known as the “cheats dialogue box” or the “cheats console”. To get started with Sims 4 cheats, press CTRL+SHIFT+C on your keyboard if you’re using a PC. To open The Sims 4 cheats console on a Mac, press CMD+SHIFT+C.
You should then get something that looks like this.
Now you need to actually turn the cheats on. That’s the easy part. In the cheats box, simply type testingcheats on. Sometimes this doesn’t work and you have to type testingcheats true instead. You’ll know you’ve done it correctly when the dialogue box tells you “Cheats are enabled” like this.
Now comes the fun part. Sims 4 cheats can make it rain money for your Sims. There are a few ways to do get unlimited money with cheats in the Sims 4.
Money cheats for The Sims 4
Here are the most popular Sims 4 cheats for getting unlimited money. You can use these cheats as often as you like. These cheats will also be useful in The Sims 4 if you are doing the Rags to Riches challenges and you need to reduce your household funds. Yes, that’s right, Sims 4 money cheats can work both ways.
Type to follow into the cheats dialogue box to get unlimited money.
|Cheat||What it does|
|Rosebud||Adds §1000 to your household funds|
|Motherlode||Adds §50 000 to your household funds|
|Money X||Replace X with the value of the §imeleons you’d like your household to have. This works both ways, if you have §50 000 and type money 10 – you’ll have only §10|
Here’s how the “money” cheat works.
Antoinette is a recovering journalist, having written for Sports Illustrated, The Guardian, Daily Maverick and others. She has won multiple SAB Journalist of the Year awards, across a variety of categories. She thinks it’s strange writing about herself in the third person, unless she’s playing as herself in The Sims…which she’s been doing for over 20 years.