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.
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
|Acting||stats.set_skill_level Major_Acting 10|
|Archaeology||stats.set_skill_level Major_Archaeology 10|
|Baking||stats.set_skill_level Major_Baking 10|
|Bowling||stats.set_skill_level Skill_Bowling 5|
|Charisma||stats.set_skill_level Major_Charisma 10|
|Comedy||stats.set_skill_level Major_Comedy 10|
|Cooking||stats.set_skill_level Major_HomestyleCooking 10|
|Dancing||stats.set_skill_level Minor_Dancing 5|
|DJ Mixing||stats.set_skill_level Major_DJ 10|
|Fishing||stats.set_skill_level Major_Fishing 10|
|Fitness||stats.set_skill_level Skill_Fitness 10|
|Flower Arranging||stats.set_skill_level statistic_skill_AdultMajor_FlowerArranging 10|
|Gardening||stats.set_skill_level Major_Gardening 10|
|Gourmet Cooking||stats.set_skill_level Major_GourmetCooking 10|
|Guitar||stats.set_skill_level Major_Guitar 10|
|Handiness||stats.set_skill_level Major_Handiness 10|
|Herbalism||stats.set_skill_level Major_Herbalism 10|
|Knitting||stats.set_skill_level major_knitting 10|
|Logic||stats.set_skill_level Major_Logic 10|
|Media Production||stats.set_skill_level Minor_Media 5|
|Mischief||stats.set_skill_level Major_Mischief 10|
|Mixology||stats.set_skill_level Major_Bartending 10|
|Painting||stats.set_skill_level Major_Painting 10|
|Parenting||stats.set_skill_level Major_Parenting 10|
|Pet Training||stats.set_skill_level skill_dogtraining 5|
|Photography||stats.set_skill_level Major_Photography 10|
|Piano||stats.set_skill_level Major_Piano 10|
|Pipe Organ||stats.set_skill_level Major_PipeOrgan 10|
|Programming||stats.set_skill_level Major_Programming 10|
|Rocket Science||stats.set_skill_level Major_RocketScience 10|
|Selvadoradian Culture||stats.set_skill_level Minor_LocalCulture 5|
|Singing||stats.set_skill_level Major_Singing 10|
|Vampire Lore||stats.set_skill_level VampireLore 15|
|Veterinarian||stats.set_skill_level Major_Vet 10|
|Video Gaming||stats.set_skill_level Major_VideoGaming 10|
|Violin||stats.set_skill_level Major_Violin 10|
|Wellness||stats.set_skill_level Major_Wellness 10|
|Writing||stats.set_skill_level Major_Writing 10|
Sims 4: Cheats to max out toddler skills
|Communication||stats.set_skill_level statistic_skill_toddler_communication 5|
|Imagination||stats.set_skill_level statistic_skill_toddler_imagination 5|
|Movement||stats.set_skill_level statistic_skill_toddler_movement 5|
|Potty||stats.set_skill_level statistic_skill_toddler_potty 5|
|Thinking||stats.set_skill_level statistic_skill_toddler_thinking 5|
Sims 4: Cheats to max out hidden skills
|Rock Climbing||stats.set_skill_level Skill_Hidden_TreadMill 5|
|Skating||stats.set_skill_level Hidden_Skating 5|
Sims 4: Cheats to max out Get To Work skills
|Work Ethic||stats.set_skill_level retail_workethic 5|
|Maintenance||stats.set_skill_level retail_maintenance 5|
|Sales||stats.set_skill_level retail_sales 5|
Sims 4: Cheats to max out children’s skills
|Creativity||stats.set_skill_level skill_child_creativity 10|
|Mental||stats.set_skill_level skill_child_mental 10|
|Motor||stats.set_skill_level skill_child_motor 10|
|Social||stats.set_skill_level skill_child_social 10|
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.