Want your sim to be level 10 in the writing skill? fitness? gardening? No problem! Here’s a handy list of sims 4 skill cheats so you can quickly max out your sim’s skills or set them to whatever level you want them to be. I’ll also give you the skill cheats for children and toddlers, answer frequently asked questions, and tell you the best skill mods for sims 4.

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Sims 4 Skill Cheats

To use sims 4 cheat codes, open up the cheat code box using CTRL + SHIFT + C and type in ‘testingcheats on’, then type in the skills cheat. To close the cheats console use CTRL + SHIFT + C again.

To ensure that these skill cheats work properly, make sure you have testingcheats on, you’re clicked on the sim that you want to level up, and that the cheat code is typed correctly. I suggest using copy & paste from your browser into the game to prevent any possible typos.

If you don’t want to completely max out your sim’s skill, you can set your sim’s skill to any level that you’d like by changing the number in the cheat code. So instead of a 10, enter a 4 to set your sim’s skill level at a 4. Here are the sims 4 skills cheats:

stats.set_skill_level Major_Acting 10Max out your sim’s acting skill (requires Sims 4 Get Famous)
stats.set_skill_level Major_Archaeology 10
Max out your sim’s archaeology skill (requires Sims 4 Jungle Adventure)
stats.set_skill_level Major_Baking 10
Max out your sim’s baking skill (requires Sims 4 Get to Work)
stats.set_skill_level Skill_Bowling 5
Max out your sim’s bowling skill (requires Sims 4 Bowling Night)
stats.set_skill_level Major_HomestyleCooking 10Max out your sim’s cooking skill
stats.set_skill_level Skill_CrossStitch 5Max out your sim’s cross-stitching skill
stats.set_skill_level Minor_Dancing 5
Max out your sim’s dancing skill (requires Sims 4 Get Together)
stats.set_skill_level Major_DJ 10Max out your sim’s DJ skill (requires Sims 4 Get Together)
stats.set_skill_level Major_Charisma 10Max out your sim’s charisma skill
stats.set_skill_level Major_Comedy 10Max out your sim’s comedy skill
stats.set_skill_level AdultMajor_Fabrication 10Max out your sim’s fabrication skill (requires Sims 4 Eco Lifestyle)
stats.set_skill_level Major_Fishing 10Max out your sim’s fishing skill
stats.set_skill_level Skill_Fitness 10Max out your sim’s fitness skill
stats.set_skill_level statistic_skill_AdultMajor_FlowerArranging 10Max out your sim’s flower arranging skill (requires Sims 4 Seasons)
stats.set_skill_level Major_Gardening 10Max out your sim’s gardening skill
stats.set_skill_level Major_GourmetCooking 10Max out your sim’s gourmet cooking skill
stats.set_skill_level Major_Guitar 10Max out your sim’s guitar skill
stats.set_skill_level Major_Handiness 10Max out your sim’s handiness skill
stats.set_skill_level Major_Herbalism 10Max out your sim’s herbalism skill (requires Sims 4 Outdoor Retreat)
stats.set_skill_level AdultMinor_JuiceFizzing 5Max out your sim’s juice fizzing skill (requires Sims 4 Eco Lifestyle)
stats.set_skill_level AdultMajor_Knitting 10Max out your sim’s knitting skill
stats.set_skill_level Major_Logic 10Max out your sim’s logic skill
stats.set_skill_level Minor_Media 5Max out your sim’s media production skill (requires Sims 4 Get Famous)
stats.set_skill_level Major_Mischief 10Max out your sim’s mischief skill
stats.set_skill_level Major_Bartending 10Max out your sim’s mixology skill
stats.set_skill_level Major_Painting 10Max out your sim’s painting skill
stats.set_skill_level Major_Parenting 10Max out your sim’s parenting skill (requires Sims 4 Parenthood)
stats.set_skill_level skill_Dog 5Max out your sim’s pet training skill (requires Sims 4 Cats & Dogs)
stats.set_skill_level Major_Photography 10Max out your sim’s photography skill
stats.set_skill_level Major_Piano 10Max out your sim’s piano skill
stats.set_skill_level Major_PipeOrgan 10Max out your sim’s pipe organ skill (requires Sims 4 Vampires)
stats.set_skill_level Major_Programming 10Max out your sim’s programming skill
stats.set_skill_level Major_ResearchDebate 10Max out your sim’s research and debate skill (requires Sims 4 Discover University)
stats.set_skill_level Major_Robotics 10Max out your sim’s robotics skill (requires Sims 4 Discover University)
stats.set_skill_level Skill_Hidden_TreadMill 5Max out your sim’s rock climbing skill (hidden skill; requires Sims 4 Fitness Stuff)
stats.set_skill_level Major_RocketScience 10Max out your sim’s rocket science skill
stats.set_skill_level Minor_LocalCulture 5Max out your sim’s Selvadoradian culture skill (requires Sims 4 Jungle Adventure)
stats.set_skill_level Major_Singing 10Max out your sim’s singing skill (requires Sims 4 City Living)
stats.set_skill_level Hidden_Skating 5Max out your sim’s skating skill (hidden skill; requires Sims 4 Seasons)
stats.set_skill_level VampireLore 15Max out your sim’s vampire lore skill (requires Sims 4 Vampires)
stats.set_skill_level Major_Vet 10Max out your sim’s vet skill (requires Sims 4 Cats & Dogs)
stats.set_skill_level Major_VideoGaming 10Max out your sim’s video gaming skill
stats.set_skill_level Major_Violin 10Max out your sim’s violin skill
stats.set_skill_level Major_Wellness 10Max out your sim’s wellness skill (requires Sims 4 Spa Day)
stats.set_skill_level Major_Writing 10Max out your sim’s writing skill
stats.set_skill_level retail_workethic 5
stats.set_skill_level retail_maintenance 5
stats.set_skill_level retail_sales 5
Max out your sim’s retail skills (requires Sims 4 Get to Work)

Sims 4 Child Skill Cheats

stats.set_skill_level Skill_Child_Social 10Max out child’s social skill
stats.set_skill_level Skill_Child_Motor 10Max out child’s motor skill
stats.set_skill_level Skill_Child_Mental 10Max out child’s mental skill
stats.set_skill_level Skill_Child_Creativity 10Max out child’s creativity skill
stats.set_skill_level AdultMajor_Knitting 10Max out child’s knitting skill (requires Knifty Knitting Stuff Pack)

Sims 4 Toddler Skill Cheats

stats.set_skill_level Skill_Toddler_Potty 3Max out toddler’s potty skill
stats.set_skill_level Skill_Toddler_Thinking 5Max out toddler’s thinking skill
stats.set_skill_level Skill_Toddler_Imagination 5Max out toddler’s imagination skill
stats.set_skill_level Skill_Toddler_Communication 5Max out toddler’s communication skill
stats.set_skill_level Skill_Toddler_Movement 5Max out toddler’s movement skill

Sims 4 Skill Cheats FAQ

Here are the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions regarding sims 4 skill cheats such as: how to max out all skills, what are the sims 4 hidden skills, and how to cheat gardening & writing skills.

Is there a cheat to max all skills in Sims 4?

There’s no cheat for the sims 4 that lets you max all your sim’s skills at once. However, there is a solution! To easily max out all your sim’s skills, you can use the mc command center mod. Once it’s downloaded, click on your sim and into the mc command center panel. From there go to mc cheats, cheat sim info, skill cheats, and max all skills. All of your sim’s skills will now be maxed out.

sims 4 max skills cheat

How do you increase skills in Sims 4?

To increase skills in Sims 4, do the corresponding activity for that skill. For example, to increase your sim’s fitness skill, have your sim work out by jogging or using the treadmill, punching bag, or weightlifting.

You can also increase your sim’s skills by using cheat codes. You can increase the fitness skill by entering the cheat stats.set_skill_level Skill_Fitness 10 into the cheats bar. Change the number to whatever level that you want your sim’s skill to be at.

For an entire list of skill cheats, including for children and toddlers, view the tables above.

What are the hidden skills in Sims 4?

Hidden skills are skills that your sim can gain but they will not appear in the skills panel. The hidden skills in sims 4 are:

  • Rock Climbing (From Sims 4 Fitness Stuff)
  • Skating (From Sims 4 Seasons)
  • Juice Pong & Ping Pong (From Sims 4 Discover University
  • Work Ethic, Sales, & Maintenance (From Sims 4 Get to Work)

You can still use cheats to level up or max out several of these hidden skills. The rock climbing skill did get updated with Sims 4 Snowy Escape.

How do you cheat the gardening skill in Sims 4?

To cheat your sim’s gardening skill, open the cheats bar using CTRL + SHIFT + C then enter testingcheats on. After you’ve done that, use the cheat code stats.set_skill_level Major_Gardening 10 to max out the gardening skill.

Or to set the skill to a specific level, change the number in the cheat code to whatever level you want to set your sim’s gardening skill to be. (Ex: stats.set_skill_level Major_Gardening 6)

Is there a cheat to improve your writing skill in Sims 4?

To cheat your sim’s writing skill, open the cheats bar using CTRL + SHIFT + C then enter testingcheats on. After you’ve done that, use the cheat code stats.set_skill_level Major_Writing 10 to max out the writing skill.

Or to set the skill to a specific level, change the number in the cheat code to whatever level you want to set your sim’s writing skill to be. (Ex: stats.set_skill_level Major_Writing 4 )

Sims 4 Skill Mods

Sometimes cheat codes can be a pain. I like to use mods to quickly and easily cheat my sim’s skills. In addition, mods for sims 4 give you even more options for customizing and playing around with skills. All of the mods I’m going to share with you are also listed in my must-have mods for sims 4 post because they truly are mods I can’t live without!

1. MC Command Center by Deaderpool

MC Command Center is overall an essential mod for the sims 4. It has SO many features that it would require multiple blog posts just to explain them all. But for the purpose of this post, we’ll just be focusing on how you can cheat your sim’s skills using mc command center. Plus a few other fun little options you have using this mod!

To use mc command center skill cheats, first, click on your sim and find the ‘MC Command Center‘ option.

sims 4 cooking skill cheat

This will bring up the sim menu. From there click on MC Cheats.

Click on Cheat Sim Info.

Click on Skill Cheats.

And finally, you’ll see the panel where you can max out your sim’s skills, set their individual skill levels, delete your sim’s skills, and randomize their skills.

I really like the randomize skills option! I think it’s perfect for creating fully-developed townie sims for a new save file. MC Command Center is a sims 4 mod that you NEED in your game. I highly recommend checking it out if you don’t already use it.


2. UI Cheats Extension

The UI Cheats Extension mod for sims 4 is one of my absolute favorites. It makes cheating your sim’s entire world much, much easier. To explain the mod in simplest terms, instead of having to type cheats codes into the cheats bar, you can visually click on things in the sims 4 UI (such as skills, needs, money, etc.) to alter them.

I’ll take you through an example of using UI cheats extension to quickly level up a sim’s charisma skill. First, we’ll go to our sim’s skill panel and click on their charisma skill.

Then a box will pop up with all of the skill level options for charisma. We’ll scroll down and click level 8.

And now our sim’s charisma skill is level 8. How easy was that?

As you can see, this mod is INCREDIBLY helpful! I rarely find myself typing cheat codes in since mods for sims 4 make it easier.


3. Talents and Weaknesses Skill Mod for Sims 4

This isn’t a mod you have to have if you want to cheat skills in the sims 4. It actually does the opposite in some respects. But it adds SO much depth to your sims 4 gameplay that I HAVE to share it with you.

sims 4 cheats pc

This mod makes skill-building more realistic by assigning sims skills that they’re good at and things that they’re not so good at. As you can see in the picture of my sim’s traits, my sim Fernanda is a coding genius and excellent at music, but she struggles when it comes to parenting and fitness.

With this mod, Fernanda will learn coding and music faster than normal and learn parenting and fitness slower than normal. I find this to be so realistic compared to real life. We aren’t naturally good at everything that we try, but with some dedication, we can still learn how to do that thing pretty well.

And the same goes for the other way around, a lot of us are just naturally gifted at things like writing or dancing, so we don’t need to try as hard to learn it. You have to check out this mod if you enjoy realistic sims 4 gameplay!


I hope that these sims 4 skill cheats helped you out and if you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment. Happy Simming!

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