It’s no secret that The Sims 4 is filled with near endless possibilities when it comes to building and customization. Although, despite there being such a wide range of furniture, ornaments, appliances, color schemes and styles throughout the base game as well as the various expansion packs. There are still some items that are hidden and therefore not available in the traditional build/buy mode.
This is where the debug cheat comes into play.
In this guide, we’re going to break down everything you need to know about how to get debug items in Sims 4.
How To Get Debug Items in Sims 4
Essentially, the debug cheat allows you to see all in-game items featured in The Sims 4. Including those that are deemed “hidden” and unable to purchase as a result. Generally, these are small clutter items that help to make your home feel more alive but aren’t items you can actually purchase on your own. Such as a toothbrush, broom, watering can, fertilizer, etc.
Before we dive into exactly how you can get debug items for your Sims home, it’s important to note that you will first need to enable cheats. Keep in mind that this will halt your trophy progress.
Here’s the quickest way to enable cheats in The Sims 4:
- For PC players, press “CTRL + Shift + C”. For consoles, press all four shoulder buttons on your controller. So, “L1 + L2 + R1 + R2” for PlayStation or “LB + LT + RB + RT” for Xbox.
- Type in “testingcheats true” and hit “Enter” for PC, “X” for PlayStation or “A” for Xbox.
Now that cheats have been enabled, you can move on to the next step which requires you to type in different cheat codes to get debug items. These are the two codes you will need:
- Type “bb.showhiddenobjects” into the cheats menu and hit “Enter” for PC, “X” for PlayStation or “A” for Xbox.
- Type “bb.showliveeditobjects” into the cheats menu and hit “Enter” for PC, “X” for PlayStation or “A” for Xbox
You can now safely exit the cheats menu, navigate over to the build/buy shop and search “debug”. At which point the items that were previously hidden should now be available and marked “Debug”.
That’s everything you need to know about how to get debug items in The Sims 4. Before you go, be sure to check out some of our other Sims 4 content here at Gamer Journalist. Like how to fix the Sims 4 “Script Call Failed” error or how to change your gender in The Sims 4.