The Sims 4 Needs Cheat Codes and Mods

Tired of watching your sims needs bars dropping?

With the sims 4 needs cheat, you can easily top up your sims needs in a few easy steps!

all six sims 4 needs illustrated with vectors

From hunger and bladder to social needs, it can often feel like your sims constantly have some requirement that needs topping up.

Luckily with the sims 4 needs cheat, you can do away with all those pesky demands.

Let’s go over some easy cheat codes and convenient mods you can use as alternatives.

Don’t want to bother with needs decay at all; we’ll show you how to disable decay once and for all.

Disclaimer: The following mods are neither endorsed nor affiliated with The Sims, Maxis, or Electronic Arts. Any use of mods (custom content or game mods) should be done with caution and with the knowledge that there may be risks.

Sims 4 Needs Cheat

The following sims 4 needs cheats will help you simultaneously fill up the need bars for one or all of your sims.

But first, you will need to open up the Cheat Console to enable cheats.

There are different ways of doing this, depending on the machine you are using:

  • On your PC, to open the cheat box, press [CTRL] + [SHIFT] + [C] on your keyboard
  • Once the cheat console is opened, type testingcheats true or testingcheats on
  • Then press [Enter]
  • After enabling cheats, just type in the command line (or code) below, depending on the desired outcome
Cheat CodeOutcome
fillmotive motive_bladderTo replenish your selected sim’s Bladder bar
fillmotive motive_hungerTo replenish your selected sim’s Hunger bar
fillmotive motive_energyTo replenish your selected sim’s Energy bar
fillmotive motive_funTo replenish your selected sim’s Fun bar
fillmotive motive_socialTo replenish your selected sim’s Social bar
fillmotive motive_hygieneTo replenish your selected sim’s Hygiene bar

If you want to fill up more than one bar at a time, there’s another cheat code you can use.

The following cheat will not only fill all six need bars at once, but it’ll do it for all the sims within your household. Just type in:


Accessing the command line is slightly different for consoles, but the needs cheat codes stay the same.

To open the cheat box for PS4, you must press [X] + [O].

Alternatively, you can press the four shoulder buttons, on top of your controller, [R1] + [R2] + [L1] + [L2].

To open the cheat box on Xbox One, you must press [A] + [B].

Alternatively, you can press the four shoulder buttons, on top of your controller, [RT] + [RB] + [LT] + [LB].

Then press Confirm Button for consoles to enable cheats.

photos of game controllers to control sims 4 needs

Other Ways Of Using A Sims 4 Needs Cheats

If you don’t want to type in the command line, there’s another way, using the on-screen menu.

Using On-Screen User Interface (Single Sim)

If you want to fill up all the need bars of a specific sim, hover that person with your cursor, and press the following to pop up the cheat menu:

  • For PC: Press [Shift] + Click on the sim
  • For PS4: Press [X] + [O]
  • For Xbox One: Press [A] + [B]

With the cheat menu opened, select Cheat Need, then Make Happy.

This cheat will not only fill up all six bars but also change the sim’s mood to Happy.

screenshot of sims playing chess

Using On-Screen User Interface (Multiple Sims)

If you want to fulfill all the sims 4 needs of everybody in your household, or even your sims world, you can use the mailbox.

Use the previous instructions to pop up the cheat menu, but instead of hovering over a sim, hover over the mailbox.

With the cheat menu out, select Alter Needs, then choose Fill Needs (Household), or if you want to, Fill Needs (World).

screenshot of mailbox to alter sims 4 needs

How To Turn Off Sims 4 Needs Decay

If you don’t want to worry about your sims needs dropping all the time, there are a few ways to fix that issue.

There’s a cheat where you can disable needs decay altogether, which means your sims 4 needs will stop gradually declining.

With cheats enabled, open up the cheats menu, choose More Choices, Cheat Need, then Disable Need Decay.

If you change your mind, you can re-enable the decay the same way you disabled it, but instead, choose Enable Need Decay.

Turn Off Decay for Multiple Sims

To disable needs decay for everyone in your household or sims world, do the following:

  • Go to your Mailbox
  • Open up the cheats menu for the mailbox
  • Select Alter Needs
  • Choose Disable Household Needs Decay to affect your household only
  • Choose Disable World Needs Decay to affect every sim in the game

Re-enabling sims 4 needs decay is the same process as disabling it, except we choose to Enable rather than Disable.

Sims 4 Needs Mods

Game mods exist for a reason, whether to bring something new to the table or act as a shortcut to cut down on time for tedious tasks.

Two popular mods help fulfill those sims 4 needs quickly and easily.

1. UI Cheats Extension for Sims 4

If interested, you can use UI Cheats Extension by creator Weerbesu to modify your needs as easily as a click away.

This third-party mod allows you to complete achievements, gain satisfaction points, raise skill levels, add funds, etc. All with a simple click of the mouse.

As for your sims 4 needs, you have two options.

  • Option A: Left-click on the bar you wish to fill up and take note that where you click on the bar will set its value to that level

  • Option B: Right-click on the bar, and a cheat dialogue box will pop up. Specify the value you want between -100 and 100. Setting it to 0 will set the bar halfway

screenshots of ui cheats extension mod

2. Sims 4 MC Command Center Mod

Another helpful tool for needs cheats in sims 4 is a mod called MC Command Center, created by Deaderpool.

This mod opens up many possibilities and can change many aspects of the game, like traits, careers, relationships, and motives, a.k.a. needs.

To use it to fix your sims 4 needs, follow these next steps:

  • Click on the “needy” sim
  • Choose the MC Command Center option from their menu
  • Pick MC Cheats from the new menu
  • Select Make Happy
  • Confirm by selecting OK

Now your sim is happy and satisfied, with all their needs filled to the max.

This mod is a shortcut from enabling cheats, opening up the sim’s cheat menu through shift click, and then choosing to make them happy.

Replenishing their needs is just a glimpse of what the MCCC mod can do for you and your sims.

screenshots mc command center mod

Final Thoughts on Sims 4 Needs Cheat

Now that you have all the information on how to use a sims 4 needs cheat, you can decide how you want to proceed.

You can satisfy your sims needs in just a few moments by using a cheat code, opting for the user interface, or even mods.

Heck, disable decay altogether if you find it that annoying; the choice is up to you.

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