Now that politics has been added to the game, we're taking a look at how to become President in BitLife! If you've ever had thoughts of running for office, then you can get a nice primer for how it might go by giving it a try in BitLife. Being a politician can be a dirty game, so be prepared to engage in some underhanded tactics.
How do you become President?
To be the President in BitLife, you are first going to need to get Bitizenship. Yes, unfortunately you will have to pay $4.99 USD for the ability to become the leader of a country (you don't need to be a Bitizen to run for things like School Board Director, Mayor, or Governor). You will then need to run for office, which can be done from the School/Job window! You can either work hard for money, or you can take a bribe and fund your campaign to becoming president of your country!
Start a new life with high smarts and looks in the country you want to lead. If you want to become a President, then start in something like Mexico or the United States. You will then want to go through the years of studying hard in school, and going to the gym as much as possible to keep your looks up. Both of these will help you in the future, so they are worth trying to get as high as possible.
Once you graduate high school, you can go right into politics or go to University. You'll need some money, so it's probably best to go to college for something like Political Science, English, or History. You can then transfer from there into Business or Law school. This is particularly enticing if you've kept your smarts up because you should get a free ride the entire way. This way is beneficial because you're going to need some cash...
You need money because you will have to finance your own run for office. So, if you have more of it you will be able to throw more into the campaign! If you're trying to become President in the United States, you will need to wait until you are 35 years old before you run. If you're trying another country, you'll need to look up the rules for running in that particular area.
Start off running for School Board Director or the lowest political job in your country. You'll need some money to throw into your campaign, but this requires much less. So, try to gather up at least $10,000 and use that for your run. If you don't get on the ballot, then you can immediately exit the game and close it fully! This should allow you to recuperate your money. I've found that running a negative campaign seems to work the best, but you're welcome to try being more respectful. Once you get elected, make sure to observe your Approval Ratings. Base your Agenda hours on what needs to be increased. Check the Headlines and then make a Speech based on what is being mentioned in the newspapers. Your Agenda appears to be the most important part of upping your approval, so try to up the hours you spend on things. Monitor your Stress Level and try to keep it in orange.
You should join Social Media when you get a position, you're going to need to take advantage of Fame which will get you quite a bit of money to lead into your Presidential run! Make posts as much as you can, at least a few times a year. Once you do get fame, don't do any of the options available while elected because they can get you impeached. You can still post on Social Media, and try to get verified once you have at least over 10,000 followers.
Once you're done being a School Board Director, it's time to move up to Mayor. Do the same thing you did before and run out your term. You should now be a Famous Politician, which will give you the Fame bar. You will also hopefully have gathered up some Social Media influence. Try and make money with your Fame by doing Commercials and Writing Books. If you get your fame into the 90% area, you will start earning over a million dollars per commercial! Gather up at least in the five to eight million area before trying to become President.
If you've got enough money, go ahead and try to become President. If you aren't added to the ticket, then immediately close out the game and re-open it. You will hopefully be able to beat your opponent out by being underhanded, but it won't always work! This is mostly about luck, so give it a try and hope you get elected. Once you become President, you can do all the stuff you did previously to up your Approval Ratings.
That's everything for now, I might update this guide with additional tips since this release just came out. Hopefully it helped you become President. If you have any additional tricks, let us know in the comments.