BIGGEST Ever Angry Birds 2 Update Adds a New Chapter, PvP Arena Tournament, New Scoring

Angry Birds 2 update (version 2.4.0) is now available for iOS and Android, adding a new chapter (Mount Evernest), new PvP arena, overhauled scoring system, rewards & surprise boxes … and much more!

Sick of reading already? Check out the awesome first look video above by @mighty-red-1.

From the Appstore:

It’s the biggest update ever! Enter the all new PvP Arena to challenge other players across the world and climb the global leaderboard. Fulfill your destiny – become a bird slinging master!

What’s New:

  • New Chapter: scale the snowy peaks of Mount Evernest with 20 new levels with more to come! (walkthroughs coming soon)
  • Arena: climb the new Tournament leagues for big rewards with the NEW player vs. player Arena. Play against players worldwide to earn Stars, Gems and Feathers. The top three will move to a higher league, and the bottom three will be demoted to a lower league at the end of the 2 day tournament.
  • New Star Ranks: earn stars in the campaign and tournaments. It’s a bit unclear how you rank up, let us know your thoughts by leaving a comment below.
  • New daily rewards and surprise boxes! Some are free, others will cost some gems.
  • Overhauled scoring system: Each bird will yield a score multiplied by its level, which means you now have the ability to score millions of points. The higher your birds’ rank the more points you can score. Notes on this:
    1. Rovio adjusted their leaderboards, increasing your score by the proper multiplier
    2. Our Angry Birds 2 leaderboards no longer have a max score, so the sky is the limit.
  • 3-Star thresholds: The star-limits have been redone to match the new scoring method. This dynamic 3-Star system will evolve as your birds level up by taking into account the average level of your birds. It allows you to replay levels for a much higher score, but it will be equally difficult to obtain 2 or 3 stars.
  • No new achievements.
  • Various Tweaks and bug fixes – Did you spot them? New bugs? Repaired bugs? Let us know!

It’s also important to note that Angry Birds 2 is optimized for iPhone 6, 5, iPad 3, iPad mini and iPod Touch 5G or newer. You can try it on older devices, but we can’t guarantee a smooth bird flinging experience!


Official Teaser Video

Helpful Links

Note it’s your turn. Let us know what you think of this spooky new update by leaving a comment below.

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Comments (72)

Rank: Deputized with 115 points
By barb1sh (@barb1sh)

Following the latest update, Angry Birds2 crashes when I select level currently at 262

By Bill Undlin

Don’t like it I want my old version back

Rank: Champion with 3780 points
By Jon S (@jon3800)

I love the updated scoring system and new snowy chapter and treasures, but not really a fan of the new arena system. It makes a lot harder to obtain feathers to level up your birds to beat your opponents.

Rank: Slinger with 1090 points
By Circlerev (@circlerev)

I have also noticed that Angry Birds 2 is getting too heavy on iPad 3. Slowdowns are mostly noticeable when there is too many objects on the screen at the same time, especially in Pigsyland and Mt. Evernest levels. Despite of heavy graphics, the game is still playable.

By Allen Thompson

I like the new PvP arena battle. But I do not understand clearly how to play and score more points than my opponent. How do you stratigize and know what bird to use to win? Please explain the scoring system?

Rank: Champion with 3780 points
By Jon S (@jon3800)

The PvP arena battle hooks you up with any random person in the world and expects you to beat their score based on the level ranking and their bird levels. Sometimes it’s very fair other times it’s unfair..where they put up with players that much more stronger than you are with powered birds and you have little chance to win.

There’s no real strategy I can give you because if you played angry birds 2 long enough (the normal levels)…it is always random (structures and choice of birds) so it’s all based on luck. Every PvP match is in a different place (one battle could take place in Pigsyland while the next one could be either in Bamboo forest or Mt.Evernest) unlike the former tournament where it’s one place for a day. The only real strategy is to know your birds and your powerups (clicking the birds on the arena tells you what it is).. For example

1) Red – is good for toppling down structures
2) Chuck – Good against wood, moderate towards glass, very weak against stone
3) Blues – Useful for glass only, weak in everything else.. does NOT damage stone
4) Matilda – Useful for everything especially where you to levels. The egg bomb takes care of the bottom while her body to likely topple the upperlevel structures
5) Bomb – useful for everything, every strong on stone
6) Silver – moderate strength, stronger on wood. She can do more damage if she is starting to loop
7) Terrence – wrecking ball that has questionable strength. Most times he will go through everything, rare occasions, he rarely makes a dent

Power ups:
1) Eagle – completes the room
2) Ice – All structures turn to ice…useful for Blues
3) Ducks – rubber ducks rain and destroy structures
4) Chili – Takes one random pig and sets it on fire and blows up (very useful, if said pig is at the bottom
5) Ray Gun – Turns random pigs into huge ones, which can topple buildings

The scoring system – is based on your level of birds and how much damage you do in the level…you may already noticed score x1, x2 under their respected card. The only to score big is to level them up (gold means it they multiply the score by 4, or if your birds are upgraded to Azure (blue), they do 5x the damage hence the score is multiplied by 5. Only way to do that is get feathers. Only way to get feathers is

a) win battles in PvP arena – if you bought the $11 package – it should give you a minimum of 32 feathers
b) Open treasure chests – either from a gift you get in a level or as you progress in the game, a gift from a friend on facebook, or the chest icon that appears on the menu (either the free or the premium (80 gems), which is random)
c) You level up (stars on the top left screen)- which adds 50-100 feathers for a random bird. You get stars for beating other opponents on PvP or completing levels that you haven’t done or 3-starred yet.

Powerups DO NOT multiply your score. What counts to beating people in the arena is how strong your birds are. Diamond is the strongest while vanilla is the weakest.

The tournament works in the same style as in levels. Clear as many rooms as you can.. On the top left screen you see your score and the right is your opponents. Under them you can see how many cards he/she holds.. when there’s a + sign, then you know he/she has 4 or more cards. Keep damaging and you will see a an arrow between in the score. The object is to pass that arrow. Once your opponent has used all of their birds, his cards disappear and his avatar fades in which means he’s maxed out. The amount of stars you get in the arena will be determined how badly you beat your opponent. If you creamed him big time…you will earn lots of stars (8-10) or if you beat him just enough it gives you a minimum of 5.

The objectives of this arena is to gain leagues (obtaining lots of stars)…Unlike the former arena (where you have to level up your birds to Gold to get in the gold league) you can move up or down leagues. If you’re in the top move up one league.. If you’re in bottom (13th-15th place) you fall down one (which doesn’t make sense since I lost the tournament, I went from Azure (5) back down to Vanilla (the bottom).

Rank: Champion with 3780 points
By Jon S (@jon3800)

Only way to get into the top 3, is to play the arena OFTEN and I mean often (tournaments last up to a week) LOL

that means
1) Using your initial free entry, and watching the ad for another one
2) Spend 12 gems for another entry or use time travel (setting your phone back and forth 3 hours) so it negates the 3 hour wait time.

In my last tournament first place had 207 stars and won 100 gems.

Remember stars are only gained in tournaments if you win. If you lose, you don’t get anything

Rank: Champion with 3780 points
By Jon S (@jon3800)

Only way to get into the top 3, is to play the arena OFTEN and I mean often (tournaments last up to a week) LOL

that means
1) Using your initial free entry, and watching the ad for another one
2) Spend 12 gems for another entry or use time travel (setting your phone back and forth 3 hours) so it negates the 3 hour wait time.

In my last tournament first place had 207 stars and won 100 gems.

Remember stars are only gained in tournaments if you win. If you lose, you don’t get anything

Rank: Champion with 3780 points
By Jon S (@jon3800)

oops sorry for the extra post. Hope it helps Allen

Rank: Sling God with 69175 points
By wrw01 (@wrw01)

Great post and summary. I understand a great deal more now of what occurs in the arena. What does PvP mean?

Rank: Champion with 3780 points
By Jon S (@jon3800)

Player vs player – PvP

By Nicktazzer

I don’t understand how the new arena works and what do the little numbers on the birds mean

Rank: Champion with 3780 points
By Jon S (@jon3800)

Nick please see above I made a detailed post of how the new arena works
If you’re talking about the little numbers under the bird that is the feather counter.

Example: 1000/1400 means you have 1000 feathers out of a possible 1400 total. Once you have received your max the level will level up in (100 for bronze, 250 for silver, 550 for gold, 950 for azure, 1400 for emerald, 1600 for amethyst and 1800 for diamond

Underneath it is the score multiplier so if you’re in the gold league, the score you get is multiplied by 4

1 vanilla
2 bronze
3 silver
4. Gold
5 azure
6 emerald
7 amethyst
8 diamond

By Austin Robinson

I won my arena after 6 long days and didnt recieve my gems??

By Danni

Same thing is happening to me. I haven’t been receiving any of gems for the last 4 weeks now after placing in the top 3 of the tournament

By Bill Venth

The scoring for the arena is incomprehensible. I can play against someone who is a lower rank/level than me and, on the first screen, I can get a strike, but I will have a score of maybe 250,000 but they will have a score of over a million?
How does the scoring work for this crazy new arena?

By Madmarty

Yeah I would also like to understand this apparently complicated scoring system,I Always seem to have less cards then my opponite, if I have 4 cards my opponite has 6 or 7 so I loose more then I win


After winning two weekly arena tournaments my level was up to gold then shortly after I was back to Vanilla and have been all last week…hope I level to Azure at the end of current tournament.

By Daniel Billingsley

Ive placed in the top 2 twice and finished 1st once, but im not moving up a league in the tournament. Is this a glitch?

By Court

I’d love to play it but it crashes after I open the app.


By Rosie Cowan

Hi to aall at Angry Birds 2! I love Angry Birds 2, but when I updated the app on March 24,2016, when I tap the app on my front page, it fully loads… and then it kicks me out & back to my main page. Yikes! Can you help me get my favorite game back? Thank you to all at Rovio!:). [email protected]. Happy Easter! Hoppy Spring! Squawk! @nn!!!… @nn!!… @nn!! :)

By beau

My phone did an automatic updates past couple days and it will not log in any more. Can’t play I’m sad. Need a new update to maybe catch a file that was missed don’t wanna redownload just wanna play

By Mike Rowley

New update today. Won’t go past the login screen. Eventually says I have to uninstall & reinstall. Did that – lost all my progress, rating etc. No Facebook account to hold backup of progress. Lots of people in the same situation. Why do Rovio seem to have so many problems with issuing updates?

By Linda

same thing happened to me :(

Rank: Boss Hog with 14220 points
By jhb1513 (@jhb1513)

New update as everyone else the game doesn’t!!

Rank: Flinger with 30 points
By Lynn (@lynnmarie)

Not able to load The game and I have been playing for a very long time…..please fix. It seems to have happened once the icon changed about 2 days ago….

Rank: Boss Hog with 14300 points
By swansaredead (@swanz)

I’m on level 504. The leaderboard stops by level 500. Can anyone updated the leaderboard? Thanks!!

By Haley Greer

I had 5 of my birds leveled up to 10 and now they are back down to 9. What is going on?

By Spring

Hi to all @ Angry Birds 2. I have noticed some changes that makes no sense. When you advance through the regular board to a next level and use your birds to progress in individual game, sometimes you earn Spell card instead of just extra bird. When you use the spell, it deducts the card from a bank of cards you earn claiming your Free Small Treasure or rewards in Daily Challenges. That is not cool. Please, change it back! You should be able to use your Spell Cards in instances you choose for battles in Arena or Daily Challenges. Unlit it’s fixed, I am not playing regular board games. Thank you!

Rank: Sling God with 26310 points
By SweetP (@sweetp)

We are not developers of any Rovio games, so we’re unable to fix the issues you’re referring to. You should visit the Rovio Support page to submit a request or maybe find an answer to your problem.

Rank: Deputized with 105 points
By Kronar (@darnovak)

Login this morning requires update. Tap update takes me to App Store and tapping open takes me to update and on and on. Cannot login. iPad version is corrupted. Any help?

By Denise Dietz

Angry Birds 2 will not update new update!!! I’ve emailed, contacted you with no solutions. I don’t want to looe my $$$ spent or rank.
Please HELP!

By Denise Dietz

Angry Birds 2 will not update new update on my Google Nexus phone. Help

Rank: Flinger with 40 points
By NoseyNed (@julie-veney)

Yes, please! I’m trying to figure out how to get morre star power. I’m sure it comes easier to gamers, but I’m a 60 year old woman who plays these games to keep my brain stimulated. The physics really are good for that.
If someone can help me that would be great.

By Rebecca Boo

When when are you going to update past level 2860????

Rank: Flinger with 40 points
By FunkyBrewster (@funkybrewster)

The update is making it impossible to play on Windows 10 unless you’re not connected to the internet. Merry XXXmas SEGA.

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