Last Updated on September 28, 2020 by GaijinGamers
You’re in the right place. This article explores all the best tips, tricks and cheats for increasing Simoleons, boosting LP and more…
The Sims Freeplay is EA’s original attempt to tap into the skyrocketing popularity of free to play games with a mobile version of the hyper-successful Sims series. So far, the game has been a hit, attracting fans of previous Sims titles and a new generation of mobile gamers. Of course, like most free to play mobile games, time can be a massive limitation. Earning Simoleons and Lifestyle Points can be an arduous and time-consuming process if you prefer not to sink your real hard-earned cash into the game. That’s where this guide to The Sims Freeplay cheats, tips and tricks comes into play. Learn how to earn in-game currency faster, how to cheat the clock and much, much more.
The Sims Freeplay Strategy Tips
The simplest way to get the most bang for your virtual bucks in The Sims Freeplay is to employ some basic strategy. This doesn’t mean that you need to create a calendar or playbook. All you need to do is use these 7 handy tricks (or come up with some more of your own):
Always try to meet the needs of your Sims:
As with real-life human beings, your Sims will be happier and more productive if all of their needs are met. This can mean a cup of espresso for energy when they are tired, a night out at the club with some cocktails when they are in need of some inspiration or some social interaction when they are down.
Make sure your Sims are gainfully employed:
Ensuring that your adult Sims have a job will keep the Simoleons rolling in. If they attend work regularly they can gain promotions and raises in pay. Conversely, if you let them skip work, they might get fired – and we all know what they say about idle hands!
Get your Sims to grow a veggie garden:
Growing and selling vegetables can generate plenty of Simoleons and XP points. One handy trick is to set your Sims to plant veggies that take around 6-8 hours to grow right before you go to bed. This will allow you to wake up every morning to a bumper cash crop. You can scale this effect up by creating more farms.
A dog is a Sims best friend:
While you might not like your dog digging up your real-life garden, in The Sims Freeplay, they are capable of digging up Simoleons and Lifestyle Points. Rewarding your faithful canine companion with a bone will increase the chances of future finds. You can further increase your LP by keeping more expensive pets.
Make a mess and clean it up:
If your Sims are unable to go to the bathroom for an extended period or you shake your mobile device around, they may make a mess of themselves. While this may sound a little gross, cleaning up some odorless virtual mess is a quick and easy way to boost your Lifestyle Points
It is possible to earn Simoleons and Lifestyle Points just from driving around. You can do this by catching the music notes you encounter along the way. These provide money and possibly some LP if you get lucky.
Prioritize quantity over quality:
When it comes to creating Simoleons through methods such as baking, there is no need for expensive items such as a fancy-looking oven that bakes exactly the same as a regular one. Rather spend your cash on a second basic oven that will double your baking capacity.
The Sims Freeplay Cheats & Hacks
If you would like to take the even shorter route to increase Simoleons and Lifestyle Points, there is always the option of ‘cheating’. Just to clarify, there is the kind of ‘soft’ cheating that simply involves taking advantage of programming glitches or loopholes in a game’s mechanics, and then there is hacking and other forms of ‘hard’ cheating. We will primarily focus on the former.
There are quite a few loopholes that you can take advantage of in The Sims Freeplay. These provide a variety of benefits, from unlimited Simoleons and LP to the ability to mess with time so that your Sims can complete tasks they missed. Below is a list of the most useful ‘soft’ cheats for the game:
How to earn unlimited LP:
Every time you reach a new population milestone you are awarded 5LP. You can use this reward to gain unlimited LP. Simply wait until you reach a milestone and then delete an item that will take you to back below the required XP threshold for that milestone.
Next, press the home button on your mobile device, open the tab that shows all your currently running apps and then close the game. When you open the application again, the LP you just earned should still reflect in your balance and you should have returned to the point right before you achieved the milestone. Buy another item to reach the threshold for another reward and voila! You should be able to do this an unlimited amount of times, meaning never-ending LP!
How to earn unlimited Simoleons:
Now that you know how to earn unlimited LP, it’s simply a case of using the LP you have gained to create more Simoleons. You can use LP to buy featured items. You can then sell these items to earn Simoleons. For example, you can buy the coffin bed for 6 LP and then sell it for 2000 Simoleons. This process can also be repeated as many times as needed.
How to manipulate time:
Miss the time to send your Sims off to work and get them fired? Or perhaps they are de-motivated because they missed their daily exercise? No worries! There is a simple trick you can use that will allow your Sims to get back on track.
All you need to do is go to your device’s time and date settings and set back the clock to whatever time you need it to be. You can then have your Sims complete whatever task they (or rather you) missed. Just note that messing with the clock will not help your Sims to complete tasks faster. When taking advantage of time travel, you may get notifications saying that tasks have been completed in less time than usual. Do not pay attention to these, tasks will still take the usual amount of time to complete.
Whether you decide to use The Sims Freeplay cheats or simply just play smart by employing the strategies discussed above will mostly depend on what you hope to get out of the game. Using cheats is great if you simply want to finish the game fast or buy all the bells and whistles. That said, many players enjoy the feeling of accomplishment that comes with finishing a game without cheats. You can use some of the strategies listed above or design your own to accomplish this feat faster.
There is also the option of using ‘hard’ cheats such as programs designed to hack into the game and provide you with instant and unlimited awards. We suggest avoiding this option. Many sites offering such hacks are phony and simply aim to generate ad revenue, or worse, infect your computer with malware. Always use caution when downloading from unknown sites and never provide bank details or sensitive information to unverified sources. If you get stuck or bored with the game, a bit of soft cheating should more than suffice.