BitLife How-to Go AWOL – Earning the Absent Without Leave Achievement!

We're taking a quick look at how-to go AWOL in BitLife!

Our Bitlife How-to Go AWOL Guide will quickly walk you through obtaining the Absent Without Leave achievement! If you are having trouble receiving this achievement, then we've got some tips that should help you along the way.

This achievement can be a bit annoying to earn, because it relies pretty heavily on getting lucky. It's also a bit confusing, because the way you go about earning it doesn't make a ton of sense. You need to be in the military as a career, get an addiction, and successfully go to rehab. We detail these steps in detail below!

BitLife How-to Go AWOL

We don't really care a lot about what happens from infant until we graduate high school. Just start running through the ages for the most part, however, we do want to keep an eye on our looks percentage. We're going to need to go to the club as part of this strategy, and you have to maintain a certain level of looks to do so. You want to be at least around 30%, which isn't too difficult. If you go too far below, just hit the gym and use all the options in the Salon & Spa.

Now that we're 18, we're going to skip more schooling and enlist in the military. It doesn't matter which branch you decide to go into, just pick whichever you want. Once we've enlisted, we're going to want to start going to the club! Go to the Nightlife activity, and go to each of the available clubs. Anytime you get offered a drink or drug, just go ahead and take it. We're looking to get addicted to one of these. Be careful if you have people arguing with you, if you interact with these people, it's possible they attack you and something bad could happen. You can also ignore any one night stand opportunities as well. While you are doing that, throw in gambling at the Casino and going to the Horse Races. We're just looking to get any addiction we possibly can!

Once you've gotten an addiction, then we're going to want to go to Rehab. Go to the Rehab activity and then to the Rehab Center. Pick whichever rehab you can afford, the option doesn't matter, but you might need to attend rehab repeatedly. If you are cured of your addiction at Rehab, and you are currently still in your military career, you will get the "Absent Without Leave" achievement! If you don't get cured the first time, you can advance a year and try again.

As a final tip, you can go to the club or gamble as much as you want per year. I might actually lean towards gambling more, because you get a lot of people arguing with you and one night stand opportunities when going to the club. It's easier to just jump into the casino or horse race, place a quick bet, and then leave! Whether or not you get an addiction is completely random. For some people, it will take hardly anytime at all, for others you might be grinding it out for quite a while. Good luck out there Bitizens!

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  1. Only worked when choose the luxury rehab option

  2. How do I view my achievements

    1. They can be found in the menu on the top left, and then under Stats > Achievements.

  3. lol i died from pcp and got the rowdy achievement

  4. welp, thanks you for the tip, wondered how to go AWOL without leaving. Like dude, i just thought it was some random thing that happens as rarely as winning lottery, y’know ?
    lmao, my worst bitlife till now was getting a gambling, then alcoholic, then drug addictions. I HAD TO ATTEND REHAB AT LEAST 10 TIMES DUDE.
    died of a heart attack at 75 years old, RIP Jack Pelletier, born in Marseille, France, in BitLife.

  5. I did what it said. I got addicted to a drug, went to rehab, I still was in the military, I got cured, and didn’t get it.

    1. Which option of rehab did you pick? I did it twice and choose a different option each time. The luxury option worked the second time.

    2. Not sure what to say, I did this exact method and it worked for me. You might try doing it again, but there’s a chance they made some kind of change to the game that makes this not work anymore.

      1. The annoy thing is you die from deployment…. I have had it happen all the times I try to win that achievement.

      2. For me, it happened when I did this but also got dishonourably discharged immediately after attending rehab. Maybe it’s the discharge and not the addiction?

        1. Yeah, that’s what happened with me. The addiction and the rehab is what caused you to get discharged.

      3. Like said in my previous comment, I think it’s a random thing, kinda like the expelling thing in BitLife where you have to do nasty things until you get expelled, thought it’s random.
        One time I assaulted my bully, I don’t remember what exactly I did to hurt him but I remember that it was enough for the bully to die from his injuries.