How to reset stuck Sims in the Sims 4

Take control of your unresponsive Sims.

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The Sims 4 has its fair share of annoying bugs. Having your Sim stop moving and inexplicably becoming unresponsive is one of the most common bugs in the game. To fix this, you will have to reset your Sim back to its default state. But fear not, your Sim will remain mostly unaffected by the reset. Only their Moodlets and Wishes will be reset. This guide will walk you through how to reset a stuck Sim in the Sims 4.

Quickest method

The easiest and fastest method to fix the stuck Sims bug is to utilize the in-game menu system. This method works most of the time, but sometimes pesky Sims refuse to acknowledge this reset command.

  1. Locate your stuck Sim.
  2. Hold down Shift and right-click on the Sim.
  3. Select Reset Object (Debug) at the top of the wheel.

This will randomly move them to another spot on their lot and will abandon their tasks. You can also use the command ‘resetSim FirstName LastName’ to get the same effect without locating the Sim.

Second method

This method takes a bit more time but is more foolproof than the previous. You also won’t need to locate them on the map for this to work, so if Sims are stuck somewhere inaccessible to the camera, this is the only way to get them out.

  1. Hold down Shift + Ctrl + C to open the cheat console menu.
  2. Type ‘testingcheats true’ into the box.
  3. Hold down Shift and select a space on the ground to open the Teleport menu.
  4. Once the Teleport menu is open, click the Sim you want to teleport, and they will be instantly taken to that location. 

Your Sim should be teleported and unstuck. You can now type ‘testingcheats false’ in the console if you wish to disable your cheats.