How to Enable Free Build in The Sims 4: All Platforms

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Are you fed up with the constraints put on you by The Sims 4’s limitations? Do you want to unleash your architectural creativity fully? Do you want to enable Free Build in The Sims 4? If you answered “YES” to any of these questions, you are at the right place here at Prima Games. Keep on reading and we will teach you how to enable “Free Build” in The Sims 4 on all platforms to take your enjoyment of the game to the next level.

How to Turn On Free Build in The Sims 4 for PC, Mac, PlayStation, and Xbox

Free Build can only be unlocked and enabled by turning on Cheats. Let’s do that first.

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Opening the Cheat Console in The Sims 4 is pretty straightforward. To do so:

  • Ctrl+Shift+C on PC/Windows
  • Ctrl+Shift+C on Mac
  • Hold R1, R2, L1 and L2 simultaneously on PlayStation
  • Hold RB, RT, LB, and LT simultaneously on Xbox

Once the Cheat Console is open, type in testingCheats true. To turn cheats off, type the same thing but replace “true” with “false” or “off” and they’ll be disabled.

Then, to enable Free Build in The Sims 4, type in: bb.enablefreebuild. You can also have fun with FreeRealEstate On (or Off when you are done) which removes the costs associated with building your house so you can go wild with any modification you desire.

Related: How to Have More Than 8 Sims in a Household in The Sims 4

Even EA themselves encourage cheating because they know how fun it can be, so don’t worry about breaking rules or anything like that – go nuts!

Now that you know how to enable Free Build in The Sims 4, check out our other TS4 guides under our The Sims 4 game tag under this article.

About the Author

Nikola L

Staff Writer at Prima Games since May 2022. Gaming since being able to hold an Amiga 500 joystick on his own, back in the early 90s (When gaming was good, remember?). He has been through thousands a lot of different video, board, and card games and it seems that he wants to make it tens of thousands soon™. Current favorites: Vampire Survivors, SMITE, Marvel Snap. Participated in the organization of dozens of gaming events and tournaments and has been professionally attached to gaming since 2009.