Part of the fun in The Sims 4 on PC is creating a family and watching them grow. Sure, watching a child grow up can be fun but changing diapers and dealing with their nonsense might get aggravating. Fortunately for you, The Sims 4 has a handy way for you to quickly grow characters. Here’s how to age up Sims in The Sims 4 on PC.
In The Sims 4, there are two ways to make your child or adult grow into a new age. One way is official and baked into the game’s core gameplay system, while the other way is a cheat. Let’s talk about how to age up your Sim officially.
Here’s How to Age Up Sims in The Sims 4 on PC
The Sims 4 has seven different stages of life: baby, toddler, child, teen, young adult, adult, and elder and you can manually age anyone to any of these life stages with a birthday cake or an option in the game.
The first thing you can do is allow your Sim to attend a birthday party. This will age them up. On that same note, a toddler for example, can be aged up by selecting an adult and clicking on an oven.
Select Cook and choose a cake. After the adult bakes it, put birthday candles on it and select your adult to choose the option to help the toddler blow out the candles. This will grow your child from a toddler to a child.
If you wish to ignore the birthday options, you can simply wait for them to grow up off-screen.
Now, this is how you do it in the game officially but there are ways to make this happen with cheats.
How to Do It With Cheats
To use cheats to make this happen, you must first open the cheat console by pressing control + shift + c. Once this menu is open, type “testingcheatstrue” and then input “cas.fulleditmode.”
After this, shift click on the Sim you wish to age up and select “Modify in CAS.” In here, you’ll see that you can input any age within the game that you’d like and that transition will happen immediately after.
That’s it for our guide on how to age up your Sim in The Sims 4 on PC. For more information about The Sims 4, be sure to search for whatever you’re looking for on Twinfinite. Here are some guides to get you started: