Looking for ways how to become an alien or have one in your active household? We’ve got your back! Read on to learn how to turn a Sim into an alien or have one such occult being in your active household.
Can You Become An Alien in The Sims 4?
Aliens in Sims 4 are a peculiar species. They are featured in Sims 4: Get to Work, and not so easy to get in touch with. Unlike other occults, such as Vampires or Werewolves, they can’t turn non-occult Sims into aliens. The only way to have one of them in your active household is to either make one in CAS or have a Sim born as an alien, which is a tricky process. If you don’t mind cheating, though, you can turn an existing Sim into an alien, alter their looks, or add an existing alien to your household. So, let’s explore all these options!
1. Turn A Sim Into An Alien With Cheats
Cheats are the only way to turn an already existing Sim into an alien. To do so, press Ctrl+Shift+C to open the cheat bar, type testingcheats true, and hit Enter to activate cheats. Make sure that Sim you want to turn into an alien is your current active Sim. Once cheats are enabled, type traits.equip_trait trait_occultalien and hit Enter. To check if the cheat worked, just click on your Sim to see if they have any alien interactions available (they will be shown with an alien head symbol).
If you wish, you can use cas.fulleditmode to Shift+click on this alien Sim and choose modify in CAS to alter their disguise and alien looks. If you ever choose to make them a normal Sim again, just type traits.remove_trait trait_occultalien.
2. Make An Alien In CAS
Although you can’t turn an existing Sim into an alien without cheats, you can surely make one when creating a new family. To do this, just start creating a new family in CAS, choose to add an occult Sim, and select alien when adding new characters in the bottom left corner of your CAS.
If you’ve already made a family, but want to add an alien later you can do so with cheats, as long as you don’t already have 8 family members. To add an alien to your household, type cas.fulleditmode, Shift+click on any Sim in your family, and choose Modify in CAS. This will take you to the CAS menu, where you can edit existing and add a new family member. To make an alien, just choose the Occult option when creating a new Sim. Create your alien like you would any other Sim, and once you are done just confirm. They will be added to your active family, and you can now play them!
You can even edit family relationships this way. For instance, you can link that alien with others in the household, and make them a spouse, a dad, or a brother of your existing family members.
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3. Add An Existing Alien To Your Household
So, let’s say you just traveled to Sixam and have encountered a lovely alien you’d like to add to your active family fast. To do so, all you need is to have your cheats activated with testingcheats true, and Shift+click on an alien you’d like to add to your family. Pick the ‘Add to Family’ option, and they will appear as a fully controllable active character in your household! If you ever want to remove them, Shift+click and select ‘Remove From Family’.
4. Have An Alien Baby
Having an alien baby is the only way to get an alien during gameplay without cheats. Unless you have two full-blood aliens in your home, the only way is to get your male Sim pregnant by an alien. They will need to get abducted, though, and abduction is a rare occurrence. If your Sim has level 7 logic skill, they can Search For the Truth with the observatory at night to increase the chance of abduction. Scientists can use a to contact aliens every 24h Satelite Dish, and you can also unlock it bb.showhiddenobjects.
The chance your male will get pregnant this way is only 25%, which means you may need to re-trigger abduction a few times to actually get them pregnant. You can try to trigger an instant abduction with interactions.push AlienAbduction_BeAbducted cheat, which has a 24h cooldown, or use the stats.set_stat commodity_AlienAbduction_Cooldown 0 cheat to spam abductions. Your male Sim will have a regular pregnancy, and give birth to a little alien after three days.
If you have MCCC, you can use MC Occult>Aliens>Abduction Pregnancy Settings>Abduction Pregnancy Genders and enable female Sims to get pregnant when abducted, too. If you already have an alien Sim of any gender, they can have a science baby as a single parent, which will result in a little alien with alien powers.
Wrapping It Up: Become An Alien In The Sims 4!
Aliens are rare occults in Sims 4, and having one in your active family without cheats is a complicated task. If you want to play by the rules and skip cheats, your only option is to dedicate a lot of time and energy to trigger male Sim abduction and pray for pregnancy. However, cheats will save you a lot of time and give you more control over your alien experience. How you will use them, is up to you. Happy simming!