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Build on ANY Lot in The Sims 4 with the Free Build Cheat


Is there a World Lot that you can’t edit? Don’t worry, there’s a Free Build Cheat for Sims 4!

Have you ever wanted to be able to edit some of the special/hidden lots in The Sims 4? Normally, this isn’t possible. The game won’t let you enter Build Mode on these special lots, but with a nifty cheat, players can bypass this restriction and build their own custom hospitals, police stations, science labs and much more!

bb.enablefreebuild Cheat in Sims 4
Special lot types cannot be edited unless you use the free build cheat, shown above

When your Sim travels to one of these special lots, open the cheat console with CTRL+SHIFT+C (for consoles, press all 4 back triggers) and enter the cheat bb.enablefreebuild into the cheat bar. Then confirm with either Enter or X/A on consoles.

Build on ANY Lot in The Sims 4 with the Free Build Cheat
After entering the cheat, you will see the message “Free build mode is enabled.” The Build/Buy icon is now clickable.

Enter the cheat correctly , you’ll have free build enabled on your lot! Now you can go into Build Mode and customize these special lots any way you like. Keep in mind that some lots with special functions, like the Get To Work career lots, require specific items to remain functional so be careful not to break the lot’s functionality by forgetting something important.

Build on ANY Lot in The Sims 4 with the Free Build Cheat
Editing the hidden hospital lot using the free build cheat.

We traveled to the hospital lot and used the free build cheat to build a tiny island hospital for our Sims who live in Sulani.

The free build cheat can be used on all special and hidden lots, which normally can’t be edited. Except for the Secret Lab lot in StrangerVille. The free build cheat will not allow you to edit the Secret Lab; it’s too important to the StrangerVille story to mess with.

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