The all-new Pop Star Update (version 1.45) now lets you choose which instrument you want to master in childhood, whether to take vocal lessons or not, and whether you wish to join a band or become a solo artist once you reach adulthood. But before you set off on your quest to create the next Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, One Direction, or Post Malone in the game’s fictional universe, we suggest you check out our latest Billie strategy guide, which goes in-depth about all the new features included in the Pop Star Update and talks you through the things you need to do to become rich and famous in the world of music.
Prior to the arrival of Billie ’s Pop Star Update, musical stardom had become pretty much cut-and-dry for most players. Be born with good Looks, apply as a Background Vocalist out of high school or college, and work your way up the ranks until you become a Lead Singer and eventually become famous enough to star in commercials, pose for photo shoots, and the like.
That goes all out the window with the new update, though it is still strongly recommended that your character starts out with good Looks and remains attractive till the time comes to apply for a music-related job. That also applies if you don’t have God Mode, in which case newly created Citizens will randomly come with Music or Sports talents, or none at all.
As we’ve noticed, you’re going to have to wait till you reach your 18th birthday before you can audition for a record company as a solo artist or join an existing band. But it’s still a good thing to know that you can now join other people’s bands in various roles or try your luck as a solo performer instead of simply rising from singing background vocals to fronting your group.
Sadly, it doesn’t look like voluntary mid-career genre changes à la Gwen Stefan, Taylor Swift, or Machine Gun Kelly are in the cards at the moment, though that’s a feature we would certainly hope Candy writer adds in subsequent updates. For those who choose to join a band, it is important to remain on good terms with your band mates if you don’t want to get kicked out unceremoniously.
Of course, you can also insult them if your Citizen is that type of musician with an attitude problem, most likely the dreaded Lead Singer Disease we hear so much about. By tapping on Kick Out, you may opt to dismiss someone from your band for whatever reason you may have in mind, although there may be some random situations where the option to boot someone for one transgression or another may come up.
You may or may not like Billie ’s takes on popular real-life bands like the Red Hot Chili Peppers (Super Hot Ghost Peppers) or Black Sabbath (Dark Sabbath), but changing your band name right off the bat is an easy shortcut to getting kicked out before releasing a single or an album! Regardless whether you’d rather go solo or join a band, you will always have the option to release a full-length album or a single with the new Billie Pop Star Update.
Not all of your releases will turn out to be successful, and that’s especially true if you join a band with their Popularity bar in red or orange territory. However, you can improve your chances of selling more records by maintaining a good relationship with your band mates, as we suggested above, and performing well in your concerts and tours.
You can still circumvent this by auditioning for a band, though if you choose to go solo afterward, chances are the labels will still treat you as if you’re yesterday’s news. For solo artists and band members, the Discography serves as an equivalent of the Stats option for professional athletes where you can view your character’s statistics in each pro season.
We’ll tell you how to survive the new twists and turns your Citizens’ lives can take at the workplace, and offer some tips on how to make use of the new features for selling stuff in the game. In the real world, the office can be a lot like school in a number of ways, but also much different at the end of the day.
While you’ll have your usual circle of friends, as well as some coworkers you wouldn’t give the time of day to if you didn’t share the same office space, the stakes, of course, are a lot higher here. Aside from the usual job performance meter and the options to adjust your weekly hours, resign, retire, or work harder, you can view a list of your fellow co-workers and report someone to Human Resources.
Tapping on the Co-Workers tab will then pull up a list of the people you work with, starting with your immediate supervisor, then moving on to the rank-and-file employees and their respective positions. As it relates to supervisors, low Professionalism bosses will likely brush off your complaints and favor the co-worker who messed with you, and they may even make you work extra-hard by increasing your weekly hours and forcing you to do unpaid overtime.
Reporting people to HR, either through the Human Resources tab or through a scenario (say, if your Supervisor pranks or insults you or makes unwanted advances), has some similarities, but is ultimately different from reporting to supervisor because HR appears to take a fair and balanced look at workplace situations, with no stats coming into play. Billie version 1.26 made that possible in the in-game world, as you can now hook up with your fellow employees, or you can make a decision whether to accept or reject a co-worker’s advances.
But if you’re willing to add some spice to your virtual character’s life, you will once again need to keep your co-workers’ Professionalism and Coolness in mind, as well as your Relationship with them and, in some instances, their Looks. Low Professionalism employees, on the other hand, are a safe bet, though you should still make sure your Relationship bar with them is almost, if not completely full.
And lastly, seduction will only work on low-Professionalism bosses; otherwise, it’s a shortcut to more trouble, a bigger drop in Performance, and once again, potentially getting sacked from your job. As for refusing a hook-up opportunity if you get a notification, you’ll probably lose some Popularity since your Relationship with the person making the, well, indecent proposal may be damaged in the process.
Chances are they won’t reconsider if your Relationship bar is low and you actually did some things that they didn’t like (e.g. trying to defend yourself to a high-Professionalism boss despite obviously doing something wrong), but if you’ve got a boss with high Professionalism and Coolness stats and you got terminated for things beyond your control (e.g. migraines, or even average-to-poor performance), you just might get your job back. Version 1.26 of Billie may have focused a lot on providing a more in-depth workplace experience similar to the offices many of us have encountered through the years.
As for heirlooms, there’s really no use haggling over cheap items that cost only a few dollars, so you can still sell them straight away if they don’t have any real value. We’ve yet to determine the long-term in-game effects of such a decision, however, but we hope to figure that out once time comes for our next Billie strategy guide.
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First and foremost, we added automatic saving so there's going to be no more frustration with losing your life's progress. Another big thing we added is “custom people” so you can add your friends to the game, and they'll show up randomly as characters while you're playing -- super cool.
Bigger text and brighter colors Overhauled menu navigation Billie community, starting with Reddit & Twitter Remove the ads (and support us) via in-app purchase Reworked iPad interface Fixed a few crashes Tons of life tweaks and adjustments Numerous bug fixes & performance enhancements Watch your family's careers and love lives unfold Many more life decisions More character emoji variety Many new careers including Orchestra Musician, Midwife, Forensic Scientist, Dance Instructor, Marriage Counselor, etc.
It takes a lot of time to add these features and get them tested, but we're moving as fast as we can. This update has a lot, including the first crime activity, a new driving test, even crazier lovers, and much more.
Last will & testament All-new driving test :) Escaping from prison now requires a little of skill :) Many more country-specific behaviors Miscarriages LGBTQ edits based on community feedback Crazy boyfriends/girlfriends: now with 50% more craziness :) Get asked on dates, in addition to asking out others User interface updates Tons of life tweaks and adjustments Numerous bug fixes & performance enhancements We decided to push an update to you now with more stuff even though we're still working on some bigger things you want like siblings and a few more surprises.
All of you on Twitter who asked for your names to be added to the game will be happy :) Added more cities where Billie is especially hot like Jacksonville, Columbus, Charleston, San Jose, Pittsburgh, & more (we love you guys) Fixed several existing glitches More user interface updates Tons of life tweaks and adjustments Numerous bug fixes & performance enhancements We took a lot of time on this to make sure the interactions are rich and extra entertaining.
Tough holiday choices to make :) Other characters now join and serve in the military A new career: Mobile App Developer Screenshot prompt redesigned with a setting to disable altogether More birth circumstances, conversations, and pastimes Become an official Citizen by supporting us Fixed a number of existing glitches More user interface updates Tons of life tweaks and adjustments Numerous bug fixes & performance enhancements This is just a quick update to fix a couple of crashes and an issue where your mother might show up multiple times on your relationships list.
More user interface updates Numerous bug fixes & performance enhancements We experienced an issue with this weekend's release where some iOS 11 users ran into trouble downloading the app.
It appears this may have been due to a couple of emoji resources we added to the app. N/A 1.10 January 19, 2019, N/A're back, Citizens, with another update tailored to some of your more popular requests over recent weeks.
For the last three weeks to add your most requested feature since we launched Billie : pets. We are still working on adding more pet story lines so keep posting your requests and feedback on our socials.
Really crazy ones for official Citizens :) A new surprise ribbon that is probably related to the pets 8 new countries: Portugal, Singapore, Indonesia, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Estonia, & Romania Lots more textual content Lots of graphical updates Lots of bugs squashed Numerous other fixes & performance enhancements Continue as your child after you die Try the same life over again if you wish Sort your cemetery by things like net worth, age, etc.
A few weeks ago, we asked you what we should work on next and you overwhelmingly requested the ability to become FAMOUS. Become famous and live your best celebrity Billie NEW pets: llamas, turtles, guinea pigs, wolves, dingoes, alpacas, etc.
This is just a quick fix to address a couple of freezing/crashing glitches with the big fame update ! We've been listening really closely to your feedback and suggestions on Twitter and Reddit and designed this update around a lot of what we've been hearing from you on there.
Nice parents are ones who buy you a car after you pass your driving test View all of your past legacies and family plots in the cemetery Inherit the houses and cars from your previous life when continuing as a child Better entry-level job selection when you're starting your career All-new boosts system: get a little stats boost when you need it the most! We spent the last couple of weeks painstakingly building in one of your most requested features: part-time jobs.
Some interface reorganization A bunch of glitches fixed thanks to all of your screenshots and reports on Twitter & Reddit! We're hard at work on larger items but wanted to give you some new content to enjoy in the meantime.
N/A 1.18.1 June 9, 2019, N/A Hey Citizens -- this just a quick fix to clean up a couple of glitches you reported on this weekend's update. N/A 1.19.1 June 25, 2019, N/A Hey Citizens, this is just a quick fix to clean up a couple of crazy issues you reported on this weekend's update.
N/A 1.21.1 August 10, 2019, N/A Hey Citizens, this is just a quick fix to tidy up a couple of issues you reported on this week's Prison Update. Adding 450 new scenarios to the game involved a ton of writing and editing that has kept us busy since we saw you last.
Good thing there's a school nurse The intelligence test mini-game has been overhauled per your feedback Global leaderboards show you the top Billie players each day Tons of interface tweaks and bug fixes N/A 1.23.1 October 2, 2019, N/A Hey Citizens, this is yet another quick fix to clean up a few crazy issues you reported in this week's School Update.
Oodles of Halloween surprises New countries: Czech Republic, Ecuador, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Monaco, Morocco, Pakistan, & Syria Many spooky stepfamily glitches that haunted the last update have been vanquished Interface tweaks and bug/grammar fixes You loved the School Update so much that we figured you'd like to take some of that interpersonal drama and spread it out across the course of a career.
Sitting before your very eyes is yet another BitLifeupdate, laced with drama and brimming with some of your more popular requests of recent weeks. We're not going to spoil the fun and tell you exactly what hilarity was added this time, but instead we'll leave it to your own exploratory delight.
N/A 1.33 March 26, 2021 God Mode Update Beloved Citizens, we hope you are staying safe and fighting the unique combination of boredom and anxiety that we all find ourselves in. Our whole team has been working from home and it's been tougher than usual to keep to our aggressive update schedule (imagine people in parking lots wearing face masks to exchange test devices once a day, and you will picture what it's been like for us).
Given the circumstances, we decided you could all do with an update that packs a ton more content in the form of new ribbons, achievements, and challenges. In fact, we added a back catalog of challenges so you can have another opportunity to complete ones you may have missed.
This is a quick fix to squash a couple of bugs in the all-new Politics Update ! We have our heads down working on some exciting new content for you but it's taking a long time, and we wanted to give you a little something fresh in the meantime.
Collect celebrity followers Buy followers, but be careful: doing so may land you in trouble Watch out for hackers Account suspensions and appeals Challenge UI redesigned in preparation for upcoming rewards Many smaller life refinements, textual updates, and bug fixes This is a quick fix to address a couple of small bugs in your Social Media Update.
Sending love from the quiet and empty Billie HQ... Bug fixes from 1.38. Here's another quick update that fixes a glitch with the Surprise Millionaire Challenge.
1.38.3 Hey Citizens, this is just a quick update to fix a few new bugs that have popped up in the last week. In the last couple of weeks, we focused entirely on adding a bunch of smaller features that together add up to a lot.
We've reinstated the tombstone as the first thing you see after you die A super convenient new Back button helps you quickly navigate back to your last viewed list Onboarding flow for new players Release notes are now displayed when you update the game Many smaller refinements and new textual content Lots of bugs smashed This update adds an option to age up half a year at a time and overhauls a few important aspects of the game.
Numerous bug fixes and other life enhancements See you again soon with even more sports content! As promised, we're back with a bunch more sports content tailored to your wishes.
Rugby is a hooligan's game played by gentlemen Earn championship rings and pass them down to your kids! Edit any sports team's name and colors Hall of fame introductions Dozens of individual awards including League MVP, Rookie of the Year, CY Young, Ballon d'Or, etc.
Tons of bug fixes, textual edits, and miscellaneous refinements This version creeps it real with bug fixes, miscellaneous enhancements, and a Halloween treat or two.
Bug fixes 1.1.3 Android Citizens: wow, thanks for all the incredible support! It also includes a bunch of refinements and bug fixes you can't see but that will make your game run smoother.
View your past lives in the cemetery Men can now father children outside of relationships Practice safe sex, always Miscarriages Birthdays and star signs Tons of little glitches fixed More user interface updates We've been working nonstop behind-the-scenes on your version of Billie and are prepping a number of fun mini-games and your other most requested items.
1.4.1 Android Citizens: this is just a quick midweek update that fixes a couple of bugs! Meanwhile, we're hard at work on your most requested features like siblings and grandchildren.
We put in a ton of work on performance optimizations in this version to speed things up. We also cleaned up a number of reported glitches and added more relationship scenarios.
Some of your most requested features recently have been prenups, name changing (after marriage), salon and spa, and, of course, one of the hottest new items from iOS: lawsuits! We're thrilled to have gotten all of these in here for you on this update in addition to a ton of bug fixes and stability enhancements.
Added prenuptial agreements, marital name changing and lawsuits 1.11.1 Hey Citizens, this is a hugely important update that paves the way for all the exciting features to come like ex-lovers, fame, and generations.
You loved the School Update so much that we figured you'd like to take some of that interpersonal drama and spread it out across the course of a career. Annoying co-workers, unprofessional supervisors, hostile work environments, inappropriate behavior, HR investigations, reprimands & grievances, office love (and manipulation) all lie within.
Included: Martial arts, diets, books, walks, gardening, disease symptoms, emergency room, psychiatrists, free healthcare by country, and more! We've also caught up a bunch of miscellaneous areas of the game and fixed a number of bugs.
Challenges Making love Birth control Choosing your baby's last name Circumcising your male children Have twins or triplets Job Recruiter Also included in this update are multiple save slots so you can have as many concurrent lives going as you wish.
We want to dedicate this update to all of you staying safe at home and looking for ways to escape reality! Given the circumstances, we decided you could all do with an update that packs a ton more content in the form of new ribbons and achievements.