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How To Kill a Sim in Sims 4

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The Sims 4 is all about looking after a bunch of sims and ensuring that they enjoy the best lives possible, complete with the jobs they desire, nice families, and a circle of friends. However, things can take a dark turn with death surrounding every Sim in the game. There are some weird but unique ways to kill a Sim in Sims 4.

There are many methods to kill a sim in The Sims 4, and many reasons why you might need to (aside from sheer evil). Some of them are drowning, burning, electrocution, or simply laughing to death. But if you’re looking for some quick ways to kill your Sim, we’ve got you covered with this guide. 

Fastest Ways To Kill a Sim in Sims 4

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You’re probably seeking the best ways to kill a Sim swiftly and efficiently if you don’t want to cheat to get rid of an annoying Sim and don’t enjoy murdering them. Here are some of the fastest ways to get rid of your Sim in Sims 4:

  • Get your Sim in a swimming pool with the ladder removed and a fence on its edges. 
  • Letting the cooker explode while cooking in a small area.
  • Turn the Sim into a vampire and step out in the sun.

Kill a Sim in Sims 4 by Setting Them on Fire

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Any Sim can perish in a fire started by the Sim itself. It’s not easy to start a fire, and it can take a long time. They’ll flee in terror if there’s a fire on the site at any point. Allow your Sim to stand in the fire for a bit and make sure no other Sims extinguish it. Here are some ways you can start a fire in Sims 4 to kill your Sim:

  • On a low-cost stove, use a low-level Cooking skill.
  • Place rugs beneath the fireplace and let them burn for a prolonged period of time.
  • If you have the Sims 4 Seasons DLC, you can destroy the Christmas tree. Upon putting on lights on the same tree, your Sim will catch fire and eventually die.

Alternatively, you may use cheats to start a fire as well. By typing sims.add_buff BurningLove, it boosts your chances of starting a fire for 4 hours (in-game time). Additionally, if you are keen on burning your Sim immediately, enter stats.set_stat commodity_Buff_BurningLove_StartFire 7 a couple of times.

Kill Your Sim by Laughing

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Usually, laughter is deemed to be the best medicine. But in Sims 4, you can die by laughing out loud. Here are some activities that can get your Sim to start laughing and eventually succumb to death:

  • Enjoy a Bubble bath
  • Start watching Comedy on the TV
  • Read the book titled “Make Them Laugh ‘Til They Cry!”

Alternatively, you may also use a cheat to get your Sim hysterical. Enter sims.add_buff buff_Hysterical. Upon using the cheat, it will take a few hours for your Sim to die of laughter. After all, too much of even a good thing can be detrimental.

Electrocute Your Sim

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It’s not shocking that little electricity can end your Sim’s life. While repairing objects using a Sim with a low-level Handiness Skill, it is likely that your Sim will feel the shock. If you keep at it, your Sim will soon die. To achieve the same, try repairing cheap devices like televisions, fridges, stereos and more.

Alternatively, if you don’t want to bother to take the time to repair the devices, enter the cheat code sims.add_buff buff_Death_Eletrocution_Warning to provide your Sim with the Seriously Fried moodlet. If you fix any device in the next 4 hours, it is likely that your Sim will die of the next few shocks.

Kill Your Sim in Sims 4 With a Cardiac Explosion

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You can get your Sim to be angry enough that they die because of the stress. It can be achieved simply by getting your Sim into fights with other Sims using some rude interactions. Here are some ways to get your Sim angry:

  • Get your Sim into fights
  • Stare at an angry painting or sculpture
  • Eat Angry Flaming Spaghetti (unlocks at level 5 Cooking Skill + Angry emotion)

Alternatively, you may use the sim.add_buff buff_Enraged to provide your Sim with the Enraged moodlet. Following this, your Sim will pass away after a few hours.

Kill Your Sim With Sunlight Exposure

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We are all aware that Vampires cease to exist when exposed to any form of Sunlight, thanks to the once-popular Twilight saga. This requires the Sims Vampires Pack. With this, you can transform your Sims into powerful vampires. But with great power comes an even quicker death. Simply walk out during the daytime and expose your vampire Sim to sunlight. This will make them uncomfortable and they will die soon after.

Alternatively, you can use the cheat traits.equip_trait Vampire_Sun. This will let your Sim die on the spot and turn them into a ghost. Further, this works on both the Vampire and normal form Sim.

Kill Your Sim by Getting Eaten by a Cowplant

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The Sims 4 is filled with exciting things and one of them is the Cowplant. They may seem to be cute at first but turn into monsters when hungry. To get eaten by a Cowplant, simply forget to feed the plant for some time. A cake will pop up next to the plant’s mouth when they are hungry. Walk over to the plant and click on the “Eat Cake” option. 

This will make the Cowplant eat your Sim and there’s a 50/50 chance that you may survive after escaping its jaw. Those are some good odds if you want to end your Sim and teach them a lesson.

Kill Your Sim by Embarrassment

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No one likes to appear weird especially when people are around. Killing your Sim of embarrassment is a hard task to follow through. It requires you to take your Sim to the Mortified stage. Following are some ways you can embarrass your Sim and achieve the Mortified status:

  • Pee on the ground while other Sims are closeby
  • Walk-in on a stranger Sim using the washroom
  • Take a walk in public with a low Hygiene level
  • Get rejected from a wedding proposal

Alternatively, you may use the cheat sims.add_buff Buff_Mortified to make your Sim pass away in a matter of a few hours.

There you have it! Those are some quick and efficient ways to kill your Sim in Sims 4. Sometimes you really need to finish off a Sim to show them who’s the boss or maybe you just take pleasure in doing so (don’t worry we aren’t judging). But if you’re still looking for more content about the Sims 4, check out our dedicated hub for more Sims 4 guides.

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Nikhil grew up playing Street Fighter II on SNES and developed a love for games at an early age. Now, he enjoys writing about the games he spent countless hours playing.