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!

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Official Teaser Video

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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: Gold Flinger with 9615 points
By Mp127 (@mp127)

The 3-star limit is working? I’m sure that’s somewhat wrong with it.
I don’t like this update because of changing score system (who has time and patience to repeat 360+20 levels?) and copying other games. (PvP from Epic, Treasures like Fight) Game lost their sense.

BTW, in trailer are 2 Chucks – mystery of many Chuck personalities is found?

Rank: Fling King with 4415 points
By RizDub (@rizdub)

I don’t really like the new scoring system. It feels too arbitrary and confusing.

Before the update I was able to look at the leaderboards and guess “hmm, the 3-star threshold for this level is probably around 400k.” Now that the scoring system has changed I can’t do this anymore.

Also, for some reason I don’t have a high score listed for level 1 anymore.

Finally, the new arena league placement system is interesting, but I think it made more sense when the ranking was based on your cards rather than your score.

Rank: Slinger with 1090 points
By DanG82 (@dang82)

There was no guesswork required… Before the update, the threshold to earn three stars in each level was just 75,000 times the number of rooms in the level.

It was a bit arbitrary and much easier to obtain in some levels than in others, but at least you always knew the score you needed.

Rank: Sling God with 33790 points
By sparty83 (@sparty83)

“which means you now have the ability to score millions of points.”
What’s the point now of the leaderboards. This, in my opinion, just made a bad game worse. After the first major update, they basically re-designed about 25% of the levels and made tweeks to about 90% of them. The levels are just random selection of birds to fling at a random arrangement of about 2 dozen different structures. Now, the ability to score unlimited points?

Bird Multiplier??? smh

Rank: Sling God with 28590 points
By MVNLA2 (@mvnla2)

@admins — I don’t think Rovio adjusted any of the old scores. Unless you replay a level, your score is still in the hundred thousands, not millions.
The new levels are pretty fun, but the treasure chests, still give a measly 20 or 30 feathers, and it seems that you no longer get feathers for playing in the arena, just a few jewels. How do you get feathers to rank up your birds these days?

Rank: Pig Leader with 12085 points
By kai92 (@kai92)

premium treasure chest gives more feathers but with 80 gems/chest.

Rank: Boss Hog with 14280 points
By Josm (@josm)

@mvnla2 all my scores are adjusted, all above million. So no need ro re-do the levels

By Why?

Hate the new tournament and the scoring system changes. Probably won’t play the game anymore. Why change something good that’s working well? New Coke, anyone?

By Roman

AngryBirdsNest leaderboard scores are not adjusted, they still show lower scores from before update. Please adjust them. On my phone, I also noticed that level one has score zero. I checked other levels on my phone and noticed that levels 2 -70 retained old scores, but levels 71+ now show new (higher) scores. Please update ALL levels and post adjusted scores on leaderboard!

Rank: Pig Leader with 12210 points
By Bad piggies (@bad-piggies-2)

I’m really not that found of this update. The arena is just like in Epic now, the one who plays the most winds. I liked how it was before when you could win if you played very well on one try and then you could improve your score a couple of hours later. Now the game is forcing you to play every 3 hours if you want to get a good score and that is insane in my opinion! I loved how the arena was before, it was my favorite feature in the game and was was got me to continue play it. Now it’s been completely ruined as if I want to try competing in it I’ll have to play every 3 hours which I can in no way do and if I try I’ll just be stressed about it all the time thinking that I may have to play the arean now.

Rank: Boss Hog with 14280 points
By Josm (@josm)

I dont like the new update at all, first of all i need to re-enter all my scores on the leaderboard :p and there is no real 3 star treshold anymore. Also i hate the arena, where you can win anymore based on if you did a good job in the daily level. Now its like who play the most, wins… this is a step back

Rank: Gold Flinger with 8640 points
By fangston (@fangston)

I have to join the majority of the people here. This update is terrible. All the reasons were mentioned above. And unless the new level system will have a use, Arena is a waste of time.
My observation regarding different caps:
I play on iOS. My previous results were not corrected. In parallel, my 3-star cap remained low, but the yellow bar filling rate was. As a result, if I manage to finish a level, I easily 3-star it. But finishing a level is still with the same difficulty.
It is stupid in my opinion – stronger birds should help finish a level (easier to get new cards), and not give meaningless huge scores.

Rank: Champion with 3470 points
By Visuo (@visuo)

I agree 100%.

By Dan

I’m very unhappy with the bug, which crashes the game after every level. It would be cool, if they could fix it. Thank you.

p.s. Merry Christmas to all of you!!!

Rank: Boss Hog with 12515 points
By Rowdypup (@rowdypup)

other than this “new” Arena and new levels: Matilda’s egg has been shrunk by 25%

Rank: Sling God with 69555 points
By wrw01 (@wrw01)

This update really inspired a unique “game changer” for all of us to consider. It will cause a reevaluation of whether we will want to go back and play the game from Level 1 again.

For myself, AB2 is an enjoyable game to play and I will give it a try even though I played between 100-200 levels previously. Scores were not that great except for the first 16 levels under the old version. The “pain” for myself is there but the intensity is considerably less when compared to a player who had completed all the levels and been in the top 10 positions for all the levels in the game. I can understand the mental “pain”.

If there is one positive thought to express, it is that all the flingers have another chance to start again and do our best in playing this game and its new Arena Play.

For my game playing mental view, this is fair to all considering that Rovio probably had some justification in adjusting the scores and making the changes with this update. I do not think they would have made a change like this if they did not have to. I do not recall another game where they changed the scoring dynamics to this degree. That just my best guess.

By trusty

the blues reminds me of Donald duck’s nephews, huey, luey and duey. did you know that? LOL:-)

Rank: Avian Overlord with 17115 points
By burbman (@burbman)

I am still playing, but at this point count me as NOT A FAN of the changes. My birds are all still level five or six, so there is zero point to going back and replaying levels for renewed leaderboard positions until I gather tons of feathers. Not sure I will bother to do that.

Rank: Fling King with 4415 points
By RizDub (@rizdub)

So as far as level design changes, there aren’t very many. All of them are minor and some won’t affect gameplay at all.

This may not be much of a consolation given the big things that HAVE been changed, though.

Rank: Champion with 3470 points
By Visuo (@visuo)

Doesn’t seem that’s a three star level number has increased yet on my games because I was easily able to go back to some levels that I could only get two stars on and blow past the score that was there and get three stars easy.

Rank: Champion with 3470 points
By Visuo (@visuo)

Unless I’m reading the changes wrong, the update makes absolutely no sense. Except of course for Rovio.
I can’t level my birds with feathers on a daily basis from the arena. Instead I have to buy treasure chests and maybe get the feathers for the bird I want to level up or maybe I get a spell I don’t even want. But even if I level my birds up then the dynamic scoring takes over so that I have to do more and more damage to get 3 stars. So therefore there is absolutely no reason to level up your birds, buy gems or treasure chests unless you just want to go for the number one score in every level across the entire game.

Rank: Master Slinger with 7115 points
By hooksfan (@hooksfan)

I’m okay with the update. Takes awhile to get use to. Not a person that flags scores but there’s a user in Shangham that has the Top Score in 27 of the 30 levels for that episode and at least five of those scores are significantly higher than the average for the level. Their total episode score is 5 million more than the person in 2nd place and 8 million more than the persons in 3-5.

By Joon

What kinda items did you guys get from premium chest? And also, how does the star ranking system work? Does it go back to 0 everytime tournament ends?

By Joon

I Dont know why my previous comment disappeared. But dear angry bird 2, although I like your updates, you guys can do much better.
First of all, the costumes that the birds are wearing when you turn on the app on the background-perhaps you guys can have it appear in the 80 gem chest or sth. It would induce more people to spend cash, and it makes your bird unique and pretty. I have so many great ideas that you guys are missing on.
Also, pls increase the number of pvp you can do, or decrease the wait time. Before, when you could play once a day and score the highest, how many times you can play a day mattered less than the pvp now. Why not make ppl play more, and open the app more often? This could also be a solution to those who win simply because they use the 12 gem thing numerous times.
*btw guys I opened the 80 chest and got 100 bomb feathers. Not worth it. Use your gems when you get a pink present in games.sorry for my grammar, Im in a hurry. Cya Joon

By Pete

After the update, once a played level 1 again, there was a sack of eggs that where lifted after i completed the level. Secret something? Of simply nothing??

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

The leaderscoreboard are not updated? i played all levels (380)

Rank: Champion with 3390 points
By AndalayBay (@andalaybay)

I’m not liking the new version either. I’m not getting many feathers and I’ve only got two silver level birds. I have a fair number of stars since I restarted the game recently, so I’m collecting stars as I play the regular levels. I’m being matched against players with four or five silver birds.

The new tournament is one week long! I wish Rovio had kept the old tournament and made the new one an option for those that prefer it.

Rank: Boss Hog with 13165 points
By birdMeister (@birdmeister)

@admins, a minor error in the introduction – arena tournaments aren’t for 2 days, they are for 6. The two day one was probably to sync up the update.

The new arena is a strange experience. I don’t feel like I’m playing another human, more like a bot. There is always someone available and no matter how fast or slow I play, my opponent is always way ahead of me. I never have to wait, but there have been times I have made my opponent wait while I answered the phone or the call of nature.

The new scoring system is absurd. It was bad before, but if it awarding those with higher levels, there is no point competing anymore. I am at levels 4/5 but I don’t want higher scores than a newbie unless I can make better shots or manage the selection of birds better.

Rank: Boss Hog with 13165 points
By birdMeister (@birdmeister)

I just realized that the tournament relegation rules forces you to play. If you don’t or can’t play, you will be relgated to the previous level. What a joke! ABF will alow you to skip a tournament with no penalty; its your choice to participate or not.

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

i completed al the levels but i like angrybbirds one more. Starwars 2 is my fav ab game ever. I played all the rovio games and every angry birdsgame . ?

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

@admins There is also a new avatar for Red available via a special offer.

I think that the new PvP-arena is bit weird and somewhat unbalanced. Hopefully it will get better in the future. Otherwise, Angry Birds 2 is still enjoyable game to play.

By Plug Ugly

I find it totally unclear how the PvP Arena works. As soon as I fire one bird (destroying all pigs and 90% of the tower) my “opponent” scores at least twice as many points an me – more points than were possibly available on that screen. Then, as we progress, the opponent stops scoring any points.
I’m 99% certain the opponent is not playing “live” (at the same time as me. I’m also 90% sure I’m not being pitched against a recorded play made by someone in the past. So how does it work?
I’m also not clear what the score to the right of the stars represents – the one in the format 17/75
I preferred the old arena

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

Good questions.. I thought the same.

By Cubise

Since the winter update of AB2 the game is not fluid anymore, glitches all the time. Not in the arena, only in the levels. Very annoying… I play on an iPad mini.

Rank: Champion with 3390 points
By AndalayBay (@andalaybay)

Copying my comment from the forums regarding the new arena:

You aren’t playing directly against an opponent. You’re playing against someone else’s play through, so the game “guesses” on your progress. It doesn’t know how many rooms you’re going to clear, but it wants to make it look like you’re playing someone else, so it splits up their total score and shows the points accumulating as you clear each room.

So take your time and don’t worry about your opponent’s score. Just clear as many rooms as you can.

By Fi

I absolutely HATE the new battle arena!! It’s confusing and I just don’t get why you get bumped down a league if you don male the top 3… again the world??? Seriously? I may have to give up the arena. It wasn’t broke, why fix it?? VERY disappointed.

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