BitLife: Life Simulator has a surprisingly in-depth military component to the game. Whatever country you come from, you can join that country’s military either as an officer or as an enlisted person. You can go Absent Without Leave, or AWOL, just like in the regular military, but obviously with less real-life consequences.
On the other side of the coin, you can also join as an officer and get promoted all the way to General, or if you are in the Navy or Coast Guard of your country, you can become Admiral.
Read on for the military guide for BitLife: Life Simulator!
How to go AWOL (Absent Without Leave):
There are many things you can do in this game, but surprisingly, going AWOL is one of the toughest ones to figure out how to do. Most ways of leaving the military involve simply being discharged, but you need to go AWOL in order to unlock specific achievements.
So how do you go AWOL? The surefire way to do so is to do the following: First, get addicted to something. To do this, say yes to every opportunity to drink, do drugs, or gamble, and at random, you’ll develop an addition.
Next, go to the action menu and pick rehab, then go to rehab and get clean. Go to rehab without letting the military know, though, and they won’t be too happy with that. You’ll enter into AWOL status because you are literally absent without leave.
Don’t get addicted to something that will kill you though, or that can put a damper in your chances of getting AWOL. Instead, get addicted to alcohol or gambling, which won’t kill you before you get the chance to go to rehab.
Also, for some reason, fleeing to another country won’t put you into AWOL status if you’re in the military. Right now, the only thing that will do so is going to rehab.
How to become a General or Admiral
This guide is for becoming a general if you are in the Army, Air Force, or Marines, or becoming an admiral if you are in the Navy or Coast Guard. The two ranks have different names, but they mean the exact same thing, which is highest-ranking officer.
First, you have to go to university. That is the minimum requirement in order to join the military as an officer. Get a four year degree and you’ll be able to join as an officer. Any less, and you’ll only have an enlistment available to you.
Once you become a military officer, keep working as hard as you can at your job. Having good looks helps, oddly enough. Live your life like a Boy or Girl Scout. Getting married and having kids helps, as well. Once you get past Captain rank, literally every aspect of your life goes into effect here.
In addition to high looks, have a high smarts rating as well. Even if you are born and raised dumb, you can fix the smarts rating by going to the library and doing every self-care thing available (meditation, gym, etc) as often as possible.
On top of that, continue your education. Keep going to school, and go for your graduate degrees (masters, doctorate, etc) while you are in the military as an officer. Keep this up enough, and you will eventually, finally, make it to the rank of admiral or general. Stay in the military long enough without retiring and you will get there.