BitLife is a ground-breaking life simulation game from Candywriter that has been taking the mobile world by storm. This deceptively simple-looking game lets players live out the entire lives of their characters. You start off as a newborn baby with a given set of information like nationality, intelligence, looks, and so on. The game is mostly text-based, so it is up to your imagination to visualize what your characters actually look like.
From birth, you will make a series of decisions for your character before progressing to the next year. Depending on the choices you make, your character could grow up to be a successful businessman or a notorious criminal. Some decisions have immediate consequences, while others have long term effects. When you reach certain achievements in your life, you will earn a ribbon when you die. Ribbons are like trophies in BitLife, so you would want to collect them all. If you are still starting out iand just want to know general tips about the game, you may check out our other BitLife guides. If you are a completist, however, continue reading our BitLife ultimate ribbons guide below!
1. BitLife Cunning Ribbon
One of the more difficult ribbons to acquire in BitLife is the Cunning ribbon. The reason behind it is that you need to escape from prison and stay free until you die. Escaping prison is easy enough if you play the mini-game properly. The tough part is staying out of prison because there will always be a risk of getting caught again even if you live a crime-free life after your escape.
A sure way to acquire the Cunning ribbon is to live a crime-free life until you reach old age. Once you are around 60 years old, commit a crime that will land you in jail. Escape from prison then undergo a sex change operation. Doing so will make it more difficult for the police to find you. Keep in mind, however, that there is a risk of getting a botched operation. Make sure you pay your doctor well. One more thing you should keep in mind is that you can only earn one ribbon per character lifetime. That means you should avoid earning any other ribbon while aiming for the Cunning ribbon or all your hard work would be for nothing.
2. BitLife Mediocre Ribbon
There is something truly remarkable about living an entire life with zero excitement. The game recognizes this feat by rewarding you with the Mediocre ribbon. All you have to do is become a loser in life without turning to crime. Just make decisions that would prevent you from being particularly successful in any field and you should be able to achieve mediocrity.
First on your mediocre bucket list is to avoid ending up in prison at all costs. Do not commit any crime and do not get into fights with anyone. This is to ensure you don’t accidentally get any of the bad guy ribbons available. After that, it is just a matter of making a series of poor decisions that your character will surely regret later in life.
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A good way to ensure you do not succeed in life is to drink and gamble once in a while. Just make sure you don’t get hooked or get too good at gambling. You should also neglect all your family and friends. Stay out of school and do not get any advanced degrees. This is to help you avoid any promotions at work. If possible, try to get fired from your job for poor performance. Don’t worry because a mediocre life does not necessarily mean a long one. You could die a teenager and still receive this ribbon. Just follow the path of the loser and you will eventually get it.
3. BitLife Deadly Ribbon
If murder is on your mind, you could try aiming for the Deadly ribbon. This ribbon requires you to kill at least two people. Of course, the more people you manage to kill, the better your chances of getting the ribbon when you die. Don’t worry if you end up in jail. Just escape and look for your next victim. It doesn’t matter how many times you get jailed as long as you meet the kill quota before you die.
The primary thing you should focus on when you are aiming for the Deadly ribbon is choosing the right method for murder. There are a bunch of options available, and some of them can be pretty funny, but don’t let yourself get distracted. While all methods have a chance of failing, Club Them and Drive-By have the best chances of success. Always choose one of these two when attempting to kill someone. Remember, if you fail to kill someone, there is a good chance you will end up in jail. You will then have to go through all the trouble of escaping before you can try again.
4. BitLife Scandalous Ribbon
The Deadly ribbon is just one of the handful of bad guy ribbons available in BitLife. The Scandalous ribbon requires you to live a life of crime as well, with slight changes. Killing someone will help you get the Scandalous ribbon, just make sure you don’t kill too many to avoid ending up with the Deadly ribbon. When you land in jail, you will want to start a lot of riots. You want to get as much negative attention as you can throughout your lifetime.
You would want to spend a long time in jail for this ribbon. It is a lot easier to be scandalous in jail after all. If you manage to get out of jail, you can still continue to pick fights with people. Assault strangers and always choose the aggressive option in the random scenarios.
5. BitLife Globetrotter Ribbon
Traveling a lot is definitely an achievement in real life. It should come as no surprise for the game to reward you with the Globetrotter ribbon if your character lives a life of travel. This is actually one of the more difficult ribbons to acquire, mostly because you are at risk of accidentally acquiring a different one when you die. To avoid having that problem, you may want to hold off on aiming for this ribbon until you have secured most of the others.
In order to get the Globetrotter ribbon, you need to go on a lot of vacations and cruises. You should also choose a different destination each time. As much as possible, try to go to a different country on every vacation. If you run out of options, just try to at least visit a different city within the same country. This is to ensure that your character is well travelled before the end of his life.
Another thing to watch out for when aiming for the Globetrotter is the amount of money you earn. Since going on vacations cost money, it would be a natural reaction for players to want to make a lot of money before going on vacations. The problem with this plan is that you may end up getting the Rich or Loaded ribbons instead. The best way to approach this is to stick to economy class flights and make just enough money to consistently go on these trips. You should also avoid socializing and getting hooked on any substance or vice to make sure you don’t accidentally get any other ribbon.
6. BitLife Academic Ribbon
As with real life, reaching the pinnacle of educational success requires a lot of hard work and sacrifice. This is why the Academic ribbon is so difficult to achieve. You will need to prepare for this early in life. You need to take time to study every chance you get as soon as you enter school. Doing so will help you get into a good college and eventually a university.
The key to getting the Academic ribbon is to finish higher education. That means graduating from Business School, Medicine, Law, or any of the other schools available. You would only be able to access those, however, if you manage to get into college. Make sure you also pick degrees that will serve as prerequisite for the advanced degree that you will be aiming for. Don’t bother with degrees like Dance or Information Technology as they won’t open up higher education options.
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Just like with the other ribbons, there is always a risk of accidentally acquiring a different ribbon. Make sure you do not reach any of the other goals to avoid getting a different ribbon. Education has to be the most successful aspect of your life. If possible, try to get a job that won’t make you too rich. You just need one that will pay enough to put you through school.
7. BitLife Lustful Ribbon
Perhaps one of the most fun ribbons to acquire is the Lustful ribbon. This one requires you to sleep around. Whether you prefer a string one one-night stands or a series of relationships, what matters is you sleep with as many lovers as you can. Of course, cheating is also an option if you are really just after the numbers. You might end up getting divorced, but it doesn’t matter if you just want the ribbon.
You are probably wondering how many lovers is enough? It is hard to determine the correct number, but 30 should be your minimum goal. It would help if you look good, so make sure you don’t skip the gym. It may sound exhausting to try to find over 30 lovers within one lifetime, but that is the only way to secure this ribbon. Make sure you also do not achieve anything else in your life aside from sleeping with a whole bunch of people.
8. BitLife Fertile Ribbon
After sleeping with so many people, you might start thinking about settling down. What better way to settle down than to aim for the Fertile ribbon? This ribbon requires you to have at least four children within a single lifetime. It is alright if you have these children with four different partners, so if you are short on time, you may want to get your side chick pregnant.
As with most other ribbons, the challenge here is ensuring that having a lot of kids is the only noteworthy aspect of your life. Otherwise, you may end up earning a different ribbon even if you meet the baby quota. Another challenge to this ribbon is your partner. If you marry someone who seem to be struggling with having a baby, throw out any feelings you have for that person and get a divorce as soon as you can. The older your character becomes, the tougher it will be to have more kids, so you can’t really afford to keep waiting.
9. BitLife Highroller Ribbon
If you are looking for some excitement, why not go for the Highroller ribbon? This ribbon is awarded to those who win over a million bucks at the casino. It sounds like you need a lot of luck for this one, but there is a way you can cheat your way to success. Before we get to that, however, you first need to earn a lot of money the honest way.
Once you have at least $100,000 to burn in the casino, you can get started. Just head into the activities section and choose either Blackjack or Horse Racing. Blackjack is a card game where your goal is to get as close to 21 as possible. If you go over, you automatically lose. If you get closer to 21 than the dealer, you win. The key here is to draw another card only when your initial draw is less than 16. This is to ensure you won’t go over 21. If you lose, just force close the game and log back in to get your money back.
The same concept applies in Horse Racing. If you lose, just close out the game and go back in to get your money back. Horse Racing is somewhat easier since all you have to do is pick a horse to bet on. The key to getting the ribbon is to bet as high as possible regardless of the type of game you choose. Keep repeating this process until the counter at the top of the screen shows you have exceeded $1 million. Make sure you do not go over $5 million, though, or you may end up getting the Rich ribbon instead.
10. BitLife Famous Ribbon
If fame is what you are after, the Famous ribbon is right up your alley. In order to achieve this ribbon, you need to become popular. The first thing you need to do is find a job that will keep you in the limelight. Avoid taking jobs in the military or in medicine because you will have less opportunities to get fame-oriented job posts. You should also avoid pursuing higher education since those have no use when you are a celebrity.
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The next step to becoming the ultimate celebrity is to use social media often. Post a lot on your social media in order to gain a lot of followers. While you can post over a hundred times in a year, ten times or so should be enough to get you the followers you need. Create your social media account as soon as it becomes available. This will give you plenty of time to get famous.
11. BitLife Addict Ribbon
There are plenty of achievements that you can aim for in life, who would have thought becoming an addict would be one of them? Well, just to cover all bases, the game decided to give out a ribbon for anyone who gets hooked on alcohol, drugs, or gambling. If you get addicted to anything within your lifetime, the Addict ribbon will be waiting for you when you die.
To get addicted, you just need to accept any alcohol or drug that is offered to you within your lifetime. If you are lucky, you might get addicted on the first try. This is all a matter of chance, so it might take a few tries for you to successfully get hooked on something. If you don’t want to wait around for someone to offer you something, you could always try to get addicted to gambling. Just make sure you don’t bet a lot and avoid earning too much, so you don’t accidentally earn Highroller or Rich when you die. A final thing you should remember is to make sure you never go to rehab once you get addicted. If you die sober, you will not get the ribbon even if you were an addict for most of your life.
12. BitLife Family Guy Ribbon
One ribbon that has been talked about for a while, but no one can seem to get their hands on is the Family Guy ribbon. There have been rumors of this ribbon going around ever since the second batch of ribbons were released. Unfortunately, it seems it is nothing more than a ribbon. No matter how family-oriented your character is, you won’t get this ribbon. Of course, there is always the possibility of it being added in the future. For now, however, it remains a myth.
13. BitLife Stupid Ribbon
It sounds easy but to qualify as truly stupid in life, you would have to try very hard. The Stupid ribbon is particularly tricky to get because you would most likely get another ribbon in your lifetime. You would need to live a life of stupidity and even then, you can’t be sure you can land this ribbon. That’s because the random events that will give you the opportunity to prove your stupidity will not always come up. There are a few things that you can do to improve your odds, though.
First off, it would help a lot if you were born stupid. If you happen to start a new character and see that you are born with really low intelligence, take advantage of that opportunity to aim for the Stupid ribbon. It would be harder for you to try for the ribbon if you were born a genius, so you might want to keep rolling for a new character until you get a low enough intelligence rating. Dying with below 10% intelligence should be your goal.
Once you get that low starting intelligence, you would want to maintain it by dropping out of school as soon as possible. If you encounter any random life events, choose the most stupid possible choice while being careful not to turn into a criminal. You need to make sure you live a boring life to avoid accidentally unlocking a different ribbon before you die.
14. BitLife Jailbird Ribbon
Another ribbon for the criminal in you is the Jailbird. As the name suggests, you will need to spend a lot of time in jail if you want to acquire this ribbon. It doesn’t matter if you end up with a life sentence, or if you repeatedly get jailed for various crimes. You just need to spend most of your life behind bars and die there in order to officially become a Jailbird.
When trying to land yourself in jail, it may be a good idea if you chose non-violent ways to do so. That’s because you want to avoid earning the Scandalous or Deadly ribbons before you can spend your life in prison. You can try joining the army then illegally migrating to another country. You will then be deported and jailed for deserting the army.
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Once you are behind bars, stay there by starting plenty of riots and never escaping. Just as when you were in the outside world, avoid resorting to violence because you might still end up earning the Scandalous ribbon by mistake. You wouldn’t want to spend a lifetime rotting behind bars just to die with the wrong ribbon on your tombstone.
15. BitLife Wicked Ribbon
The Wicked ribbon is yet another achievement for the evil-hearted players of BitLife. Instead of committing murder or beating people up, however, you will have to seduce and infect people with an STD. Of course, you will have to acquire that STD first, and you will have to start as early as possible in order to ensure you spread the disease as much as you can.
The first thing you need to secure is your looks. It would be hard to convince people to sleep with you if you’re ugly. You should also aim for this ribbon with a male character since you don’t want to get pregnant a lot and end up with a different achievement. If you roll a character with above average looks, it’s a sign that you should aim for the Wicked ribbon.
Work on your looks by going to the gym and getting plastic surgery. While doing so, you should still try to hook up with as many people as you can. Just make sure you only go for one-night stands and not actual relationships. Around 15 lovers should be enough to get you the Wicked ribbon without putting you in danger of getting the Lustful ribbon instead.
16. BitLife Teammate Ribbon
Candywriter is the developer of the game, in case you didn’t know. Oddly enough, the team decided it would be a good idea to include a ribbon that rewards players who try to imitate Candywriter’s life. That’s the Teammate ribbon. If you want to earn this ribbon, you will need to know more about the developer’s own life first.
Candywriter’s headquarters is in Tucson and Miami, so you will want a character who is born in either location. Keep rolling until you get lucky. After that, it goes without saying that your career of choice should be an app developer. Make sure you work on your intelligence early on in order to qualify for the Computer Science course when you go to the University. After that, just keep scouring the job opportunities until the app developer post pops up. Apply for it and live out your life as a developer while taking care to avoid earning any other ribbon before you die.
17. BitLife Rowdy Ribbon
If you are looking to have some fun, it may be time for you to earn the Rowdy ribbon. This ribbon involves attending and throwing a lot of parties, getting drunk, and causing trouble. You would want to be the type of neighbor that everyone hates living next to if you want to unlock this ribbon within your lifetime.
The number one thing you would want to do when aiming for this ribbon is to go clubbing as often as possible. You can go to the club multiple times in a single year, so go ahead and have fun. You will need to look good to ensure you are always allowed inside the clubs. Make sure you hit the gym and get that occasional surgery when you can afford it.
Once you have a house of your own, throw as many parties as you can. Just tap on your property and choose the option to throw a house party. For both clubbing and hosting parties in your home, try to get into arguments with people. Just don’t let it turn violent to avoid earning a different ribbon. Say yes to all sorts of drugs and alcohol, and hope your character dies young. The older you get, the higher the chances will be that you will get a different ribbon.
18. BitLife Hero Ribbon
There are plenty of ribbons in this game for criminals and evil people in general. If you finally decide to follow the straight and narrow path, you can try aiming for the Hero ribbon. This is the reward for those who spend their entire lives in the service of others. That means you live out your life saving other people or protecting them.
There are two paths for you to take if you want to become a hero. The first is to find a career in the healthcare industry such as a nurse or a doctor. This takes quite a bit of preparation, especially if you are planning to become a doctor. Study as much as you can in order to raise your intelligence and eventually be admitted into med school.
If you don’t feel like putting in so much effort into school, you can opt for the military path instead. You should sign up for the military as soon as you get out of school in order to minimize any chances of earning other ribbons. After that, just live out your life as a good soldier and wait for the Hero ribbon to adorn your tombstone when you die.
19. BitLife Wasteful Ribbon
This is probably the easiest ribbon to acquire, but it is a bit macabre. Unlike most other ribbons where you have to spend an entire lifetime working to achieve, this one can be acquired any time you feel like it. If you were aiming for a ribbon and messed up your chances of doing so, you can choose to get this ribbon instead.
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To get the Wasteful ribbon in BitLife, all you have to do is end your character’s life. You can have him commit suicide by going into the activities menu, scrolling all the way to the bottom, then tapping on End Life. Keep in mind that if you managed to meet the requirement for some other ribbon within the same lifetime, you will forfeit it and get the Wasteful ribbon instead.
20. BitLife Unlucky Ribbon
Another ribbon that involves your character dying is the Unlucky ribbon. Despite the name, though, it takes a bit of luck to actually get it. You will need to die at a young age due to something that isn’t really your fault. That means ending your life is out of the question. Causes of death should only include accidents or illnesses.
While you can’t do anything to start an accident or get a terminal illness, there are some ways to increase the odds. You should try a lot of risky things like having a lot of unprotected sex in hopes of contracting a deadly STD. There is also always a chance of getting into an accident if you are on a plane or in a car, so drive and fly as much as you can. Finally, a terrorist would most likely target crowds, so try to attend crowded events often and hope someone will blow you up.
21. BitLife Lazy Ribbon
Some people just live through life without trying. The Lazy ribbon is waiting for them at the end of their lifetime. If you want to be one of those people, don’t worry because it is actually easy to get that ribbon. As the name suggests, you just need to make your character as lazy as possible. That mostly means mashing the Age button until your character dies.
Make sure you do as little as possible throughout your character’s life. If a random event pops up before you can hit the Age button again, just choose the option that requires the least effort. It doesn’t matter if you are born a boy or a girl. Your stats also will not have any impact on acquiring the ribbon. Don’t bother with school. Do not get a job. Do not look for a spouse or have kids. Just do nothing unless the game forces an event on you.
22. BitLife Successful Ribbon
Even though it is called the Successful ribbon, the way to get it is to keep yourself from becoming too successful. If you become too good in something, you will end up earning a different ribbon. If you don’t do well enough, that could also result in another ribbon, or you may not get anything at all. The key to getting that Successful ribbon on your tombstone is balance.
Start with choosing a good job but not a high-profile one. You can go into the corporate world, just stay away from executive positions. You could also go for other decent jobs like being a bartender, firefighter, or policeman. You need a job that isn’t too low in the hierarchy but also will not put you in the spotlight or reward you with too much money.
The next step is to settle down with a spouse and start a family. This is an important step because the game believes only happily married people can be considered successful. Do not cheat on your spouse and make sure you spend plenty of time with everyone in your family. Maintain good relationships and just have a happy family.
When shopping for a car and a house, do not go for anything luxurious. Just buy anything that is good enough for an average person. Your car should be below $50,000 and the house should not cost more than $550,000. If your job cannot afford a house at half a million, you should at least aim for $250,000 for your home.
One last thing to keep in mind is to avoid earning any other medal at this point. That means you should avoid gambling, alcohol, and drugs. You should also stay away from higher education to avoid becoming an Academic. The military also is not a good place to become successful. No matter how many times you get promoted there, you will not earn the Successful ribbon. If anything, you are at risk of earning the Hero ribbon instead.
Achieving all your ribbon goals in BitLife can be challenging, but with the help of our tips and tricks above, you will be able to collect them all in no time! If you have anything to add, feel free to drop us a line in the comments below!