BitLife mafia - How to join and lead gangs

Screenshot from BitLife, showing the character ageing from child to adult

Screenshot from BitLife, showing the character ageing from child to adult

BitLife is a text-based life simulation game in which you can follow almost any career path you want. If you enjoy dealing with the illegal stuff, our BitLife Mafia guide will definitely come in handy. Joining the dark side of BitLife opens up many unique moral paths and decisions, so it's definitely something you'll want to check out while playing the game.

In our comprehensive BitLife Mafia guide, we will explain in detail how to join the Mafia, the various gangs available and the differences between them. Plus, we'll cover how to rise through the ranks to become the world's most feared mobster, and even how to break out of the crime cycle if you experience a sudden change in morality.

What is the BitLife mafia?

You can also join a full-fledged gang if you want to embrace the BitLife criminal life. These organized crime groups are wholly committed to breaking the law, and they'll become a full-time job for your character. As part of a gang, you're obliged to commit high-scale crimes and donate your ill-gotten gains to the group. From there, you get a cut of the takings in exchange for the power and accessibility associated with the group.

Screenshot from BitLife, showing the player joining the Irish Mafia gang
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Committing more and more brazen crimes will help you capture the gang's leader's attention, giving you access to more power and money. Sometimes, you'll be sent to commit compulsory crimes on behalf of the gang, such as intimidating a witness or collecting racket money. Complete them, and you'll earn respect.

If you fail to do so or donate pithy amounts of money each year, your status within the gang will be at risk. You can even be asked to go and kill a target, and doing so will hugely boost your respect within the gang. However, it can draw more attention from the police, so balance your crimes wisely to avoid getting caught.

How to join the BitLife mafia

As you might expect, joining the BitLife Mafia isn't a straightforward process. You will need to be fully invested in a life of crime, as these groups won't accept any average bad guy into their organization.

  • First, ensure you've already committed a good number of crimes
    • We recommend something reasonably low-risk but lucrative like grand theft auto
  • Commit at least five crimes once you turn 18
    • These can be spread over several years, so don't worry about doing it all in one go
  • Head to Jobs > Special Careers > Organized Crime
  • Choose which BitLife Mafia group to approach
    • Those with lower notoriety are generally easier to join
  • Select a method of getting their attention, which ranges from chauffeuring gang members to doing favours for them
  • If you've been successful, the gang will offer you a role, usually at the Associate rank
    • If not, rinse and repeat: commit more crimes and try again in a few years.

What are the different BitLife mafia gangs?

In BitLife, there are six different gangs to join. They all broadly play the same, though they have different levels of notoriety. As such, you'll garner more respect for rising up the ranks of the deadlier gangs. Here are the six BitLife Mafia gangs, from the least to most respected.

  • Irish Mob
  • Latin Mafia
  • Italian Mafia
  • Russian Mafia
  • Triad
  • Yakuza

What are the perks of BitLife mafia?

Being a BitLife mafia means earning income with money bags full to the brim. You may even start leading the mafia in the future.

  • Committing more crimes and rising in the BitLife Mafia can lead you to become the Godfather, the highest rank in any organized crime group
    • The advantages of being the Godfather include not having to contribute money to the gang and not being threatened for not doing so
    • However, being the Godfather will drastically increase your blood pressure, so it's important to balance it with relaxing activities
  • As the Godfather, you can't recruit new members or give them orders; it's more of the same but with a higher title
    • Reaching the rank of Godfather is very challenging, requiring many years of crime and a bit of luck
    • Success in becoming the Godfather depends on the current hierarchy leaving their roles early, either through death or police intervention. If not, you might never reach the Godfather rank

How do I leave the BitLife mafia?

The world of organized crime isn't one you can leave easily, and that's no different with the BitLife Mafia. There are generally two ways to get out of the illegal world: either captured by the police or run away. In both scenarios, you'll be in danger from your former employers, but you can opt to turn into a police informant if you wind up captured to live just a little bit longer.

If the police catch you during a criminal operation, you can keep your mouth shut or turn into an informant. If you opt for the latter, it opens up a whole new minigame where you have to gather a set amount of information on your fellow gang members in a set amount of time to earn your freedom.

This is usually around five years, meaning you'll need to be close to your co-workers, speaking to them and feeding through information. If successful, you'll earn your freedom and a fresh start. If you fail, then you'll be sent off to prison.

That's everything you need to know about the BitLife Mafia. Armed with this information, you can go and rise up the ranks of a criminal empire, potentially hitting the heights of becoming Godfather. It's a career path that's wildly unstable and will result in a very low morality score when you die, but it's also a lot of fun to roleplay as a would-be Scarface.

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