How to use The Sims 4 debug cheat to unlock more objects (2024)

How to use The Sims 4 debug cheat to unlock more objects (1)

Wondering how to use the Sims 4 debug cheats? I can walk you through it. Once activated you'll get access to hidden items that mostly can't be found outside this secret menu. In this guide, I'll show you how to enable the Sims 4 debug cheat, outlining each step from opening the cheat console to typing in the correct code. All

Like Sims 4 relationship cheats or Sims 4 money cheats, these codes are a perfectly safe way to cut corners and plumb the depths of what the game has to offer. Oh, and they're a great time-saver, too.

How to enable The Sims 4 debug cheat

Before you can actually use The Sims 4 debug cheat, you’ll need to open the cheat console and enable cheats in The Sims 4 by following the simple rules below:

  • The Sims 4 PC cheats: Hold Ctrl and Shift, then press c
  • The Sims 4 Mac cheats: Hold Command (⌘) and Shift, then press c
  • The Sims 4 PS4 cheats: Hold down all the four shoulder buttons at once
  • The Sims 4 Xbox One cheats: Hold down all four shoulder buttons at once

You'll know you've done it right as a text box should appear across the top of the screen where you can enter your cheat codes.

The Sims 4 debug cheat

How to use The Sims 4 debug cheat to unlock more objects (2)

The Sims 4 debug cheat allows you to access a whole new series of objects that aren't normally be available in Build Mode. Once you’ve enabled cheats, you must type testingCheats true into the console. Then, there are two codes to use:

  • bb.showHiddenObjects
  • bb.showLiveEditObjects

bb.showHiddenObjects activates the ‘Buy Debug Mode’ meaning players can access hidden, playable objects like collectibles, rocks, trees, bushes and more.

bb.showLiveEditObjects allows players to access an even wider range of objects totaling over 1200 and including items such as decor, trees, and even cars.

Importantly, you must enter bb.showHiddenObjects before you can use bb.showLiveEditObjects though, so make sure you enter them in that specific order and you must be in Build Mode.

Once you’ve entered them, go to the Build Mode search bar in the bottom left corner of the screen and type in debug. Select one of the **DEBUG** options to access all the new items.

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