Sims 4 Relationship Cheats: How to Change Any Sims’ Relationship Status

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Why bother working hard to make the-sim-next-door fall in love with you when you can just put in a cheat code?

It’s well known that The Sims 4 is filled with cheats covering all manner of things. Along with getting unlimited money, Sims relationship cheats are among the most popular. These cheats allow you to instantly change the relationship between any two sims; either for the better, or for the worse.

You can max out a relationship, or you can make two sims mortal enemies. It’s entirely up to you. Here’s everything you need to know about using relationship cheats in Sims 4.

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First, you need to bring up the cheat code console box. If you’re playing Sims 4 on PC, you need to press Control, Shift and C at the same time. On Xbox One or PS4, you need to press all four triggers/shoulder buttons at once.

Once the console box is there, it’s a simple matter of typing in your cheat. Whatever relationship you want to change, all cheats follow the same formula, which is as follows:

modifyrelationship [sim 1’s first name] [sim 1’s last name] [sim 2’s first name] [sim 2’s last name] [# of relationship strength] [relationship type]

That looks pretty complicated, but it breaks down fairly easily.

For ‘# of relationship strength’, you’ll need a numerical value. In Sims 4, a ‘0’ relationship is neutral. 100 is the maximum positive relationship two sims can have, while -100 is the most they can possibly hate each other.

There are two main relationship types, and an additional one if you have the Cats and Dogs expansion. These are as follows:

  • LTR_Friendship_Main, which refers to a normal friendship between two sims
  • LTR_Romance_Main, which is a romantic relationship between two sims
  • LTR_SimtoPet_Friendship_Main, which is a relationship between a sim and a pet (you’ll need the Cats and Dogs expansion for this one)

So let’s use some examples. Say you’ve two sims called Anna Banjo and Doug Glass. They’ve only just met, so their relationship is currently ‘0’. You want them to fall in love. In the cheat console box, you’d need to type in:

modifyrelationship Anna Banjo Doug Glass 100 LTR_Romance_Main

If the same two sims currently fully hate each other (i.e. their relationship is already -100), but you want them to be best friends, you’d type in:

modifyrelationship Anna Banjo Doug Glass 200 LTR_Friendship_Main

You can play around with different combinations too, to get some pretty interesting results. What about a couple of sims who hate each other, but are also romantically in love? Have fun making your sims fall in and out of love with these Sims 4 relationship cheats.