Angry Birds 2 FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

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We have received so many questions related to Angry Birds 2 that we’ve compiled a comprehensive FAQ to help provide a one-stop shop for answers. As always, if we missed a question leave a comment below and we’ll get it added. Also, don’t hesitate to head on over the Angry Birds 2 forum to ask question or look for answers. There is a ton of helpful information there. Below the FAQ you’ll also find some helpful videos.

  • Q. Is an internet connection required?
  • Yes, sort of. It’s required only when you launch the game for the first time (officially stated by Rovio). Internet is also required for an initial download after updating to a newer version.
  • What’s the max number of lives you can obtain?
  • Typically, it’s 5, but for some people it could be 10 as a result of testing the game. If you’re lucky, you can increase the lives from 5 to 6 via a special offer.
  • Is the card (bird) order always the same?
  • Nope, it changes every time you start a level.
  • What do Strike, Birdie and Headpop mean?
  • Strike means you completed a room of a level with just one bird, and that grants a bonus of 25K points. Birdie means you completed a room with two birds, and that grants a bonus of 10K points. Headpop is awarded when you hit a pig directly with a bird. Be advised that the bonus points might be lower in the first levels.
  • Do the changing levels have any impact on the score?
  • Supposedly not. Rovio officially stated that you can pretty much achieve the same score regardless of the structure layouts. Personally, the layouts have made significant difference for me.
  • Is my Angry Birds 2 progress saved?
  • It depends. For Android, if you connect to Facebook your progress will be saved there. For iOS players, your progress is saved through Game Center.
  • What is the Arena (video below)?
  • The Angry Birds 2 Arena is a daily tournament in which you compete against 14 other players across the world. Arena levels are endless, with the objective to win bird feathers and advance through the leagues (from Vanilla to Diamond). The higher your score, the higher your rank, and the higher your rank, the more feathers you’ll win. Be advised that an internet connection is required to participate in the Arena. The Arena is unlocked after completing Level 25. A first look video is below.
  • What do the feathers grant?
  • With feathers, you can increase your birds’ ranks (level up). Higher ranking birds are more powerful, causing more destruction, which means you can obtain more points and earn extra cards quicker.
  • What are the red and blue presents found in levels?
  • If you collect a red present, after completing the level you’ll receive either a spell or some bird feathers from that present. If you collect a blue present, after completing the level you’ll be able to send that present to a friend (if you’ve connected the game to Facebook).
  • What does the Golden Pig do?
  • Popping a Golden Pig immediately fills up the Destruct-O-Meter, which earns you an extra card.
  • How to achieve a large number of points?
  • Try to do Strike or at least Birdie shots while also trying to destroy as much material of the structures as you can. It’s not enough to just pop the piggies.
  • Well, there you have it! Now it’s your turn to tell us what we missed by leaving a comment below. If the question is applicable we’ll add it to the FAQ for all to see.

    The following videos were created during the soft-launch of Angry Birds Under Pigstruction; however, most of the information is still applicable.

    First Look at Angry Birds 2 Arena

    Angry Birds 2 Pig Inflater Spell

    Angry Birds 2 First Look

    A HUGE thanks to @mighty-red-1 for compiling this Angry Birds 2 FAQ. We all owe him a debt of gratitude.

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Comments (416)

By Fran Faulkner

How do the spells work? If I don’t use a spell that I earned during the same level I earned it in, do I lose it?

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By sal9 (@sal9)

That is correct Fran. Spells won’t be transferred to your account.

By Fran Faulkner

Boo! I like to save power ups (spells) for when I really, really need them. Thanks for your quick response.

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By Birdboy123 (@birdboy123)

Also, you can earn them using the destruct-o-meter! You do not have to spend a spell on a level, or unless you are very unlucky…

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By Birdboy123 (@birdboy123)

*You can not get one. I forgot to put the rest

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By burbman (@burbman)

A couple of points to add to the final two answers.

Golden Pig – if you are near to filling the destructometer and do not think you will be able to complete the current stage with one bird, do as much damage as possible without popping golden pig to obtain one extra card, then finish it off and obtain a second extra card with the golden pig.

High Scoring Strategy – On some levels, particularly the final stage of boss levels, it is possible to achieve a Strike, but leave significant points on the table in the form of undamaged structures. If after completing the level you find that your score is lower than you would like, try again, but try to destroy as much of the structure as possible, before concentrating on the boss. Of course dropping structures on the boss is also good.

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By dmsral (@dmsral)

A variation on @burbman‘s strategy, if the boss is going to drain off the level and die and you have birds left, go ahead and shoot them and any remaining structures or debris to ring up some extra points. Also fire the birds at the end of a level if you have them left but you’ll need to quick to fire them before the level closes out.

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By Birdboy123 (@birdboy123)

Thanks for that tip, @dmsral, it really helped me!

By Ms Piggy

I cannot view the commercial videos. When I tap them nothing happens excep a tiny click. Any ideas?
I have enabled iAds. I turned off block pop ups. Enabled all cookies. Cannot think of anything else to do.

Embedded YouTube video work in safari just fine.

iOS 8.4 on iPad 2air

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By Angry_Bird (@angry_bird)

I have a question! When you click on the flock button and it shows your FB pic (if you’re logged in) what is the first thing above the number of pigs you’ve popped and stars earned? I can’t seem to figure out what the first column is? Anyone even know what I’m talking about?

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By Birdboy123 (@birdboy123)

I know what you are talking about @angry_bird, I think it is the total levels (+ arena daily challenges) like I am at say, 26 and I have done 4 arena daily challenges, so it would say “30”

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By Mighty Red (@mighty-red-1)

@angry_bird That number represents your total completions of levels, and by that I mean that replays of levels are also accounted for.

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By Birdboy123 (@birdboy123)

Oh, I think I did repeat levels and beat them…

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By wrw01 (@wrw01)

Thanks for the FAQs. They answered a number of questions I have since I am only on level 23 and still learning.

Question: How are feathers earned and is there a way they can be obtained by the player?

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By Mighty Red (@mighty-red-1)

@wrw01 They are earned through the Arena, from red presents that randomly appear in levels, and from some of the treasure chests that you’ll come across when advancing through the map.

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By wrw01 (@wrw01)

Thanks @mighty-red-1 for the update.
Since I have not played in the Arena yet that I did not know. Not sure if I have noticed the red present boxes but they my have been there and I did not see them. I have seen the Treasure Chests fly across the screen.

I have 5 characters in “Your Flock”. I will assume that since there is a Feather Meter 0/100 that 100 Feathers can be obtained.

Also noticed in “Your Flock” that Red has a crown and on the right side has a number # associated with it. Any information on the crown and number?

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By Mighty Red (@mighty-red-1)

The crown is one of the Early Bird prizes which everyone can win by completing the first chapter (the first 15 levels).
The number is a randomly generated username. If you were to connect the game to Facebook, then your real name would be displayed there.

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By wrw01 (@wrw01)

Thanks again @mighty-red-1 for the information. Played my first arena level after level 25 and probably did not do very well since I am in 12th place. It says I have the potential reward of 10 feathers but how does one obtain them. I watched BL’s video above but I have not received the award screen.

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By Mighty Red (@mighty-red-1)

@wrw01 In the Arena you’ll notice “x hours left”. When that timer is up, a new tournament will start and you’ll be rewarded the feathers you earned. So until that timer is up, you have a few more shots of getting a high score, that is if you’ll remember to visit the Arena every 3 hours.

By KDog

I’m currently on level 41 @mighty-red-1 and I don’t have the crown on my red bird, and I am wondering how I can get it

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By Birdboy123 (@birdboy123)

There is an event going on! Buss the bee from honey nut Cheerios is here to help the birds!

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By Birdboy123 (@birdboy123)

Oh, and is events going to be the way of their advertisements? What do you think?

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By Birdboy123 (@birdboy123)

Now it does not show!!!!

By kyo

I keep getting a second bird auto-fire,any1 else have same problem

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By david007 (@david007)

Yes Kyo I get the same problem occasionally and think I’ve pressed something but it happens too often to be a mistake on my part, sure they’ll sort it out.


Yes I have also the auto fire bug playing on iphone 6+

Soooo borring as it is ruining all arena challenges and im about to stop playing till its fixed…

Any feedback from Rovio if they are aware and working on it?

By trusty

this game has no restart button

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By Bp (@bp101697)

Like games in King, restarting level means you fail, and lose one live. I hate the lives system. I want them to remove or decrease rating from five to one star.

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By FreckledPig147 (@freckledpig147)

I wish that there was an option to buy only one bird card, or instantly clear a stage for a few gems (however, the stage can’t be counted as a Strike or Birdie, and no points are awarded for unpopped pigs and undamaged materials). Nothing could be more annoying than finishing a stage with your last bird, and starting the next stage…without any birds in hand.

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By TopGodo (@topgodo)

On my tablet I get only 3 lives, but on my mobile phone I have up to 5 lives.
What did I wrong? What can I do got get 5 lives also on my tablet?

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By sal9 (@sal9)

@topgodo There are reports of such discrepancies. The glitch is server side, and Rovio is working on it. I had for a time 11 lives ;)
There is nothing you can do on your end.

By Jett Wellman

When you complete a level and you still have cards left over does it give you more points?

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By Mighty Red (@mighty-red-1)

No, Jett, extra cards don’t give you any bonus points. Only Strike and Birdie shots (explained in the FAQ) give you bonus points.

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By lloydm (@lloydm)

I’m not seeing how send gifts. I have received a few and have a number of FB friends playing. I’ve clicked every icon on the screen by put don’t see it. When I receive a gift there’s no option to return the gift ever.

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By sal9 (@sal9)

@lloydm You need to collect gifts from levels, when they show up. Only then will you be given the option to send them to friends. There is no “gift back” option in AB2.

By Roxylady93

When you touch/click on the cards on the bottom right of the main screen, it brings up ‘Your Flock’…. This shows your birds and how many feathers you have. On the right side (below your name and icon), it shows three items: a check mark, a star, and a third green picture…. Beside each of these is a number. What is that third icon and what does it refer to? Is that the number of pigs popped? Also, in many of the levels, there are hanging golden ‘keys’ (??) or lanterns…. What do they do, if anything?

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By sal9 (@sal9)

Roxylady93 Those are respectively the number of: 1-Levels played to-date; 2- Stars collected to-date and 3- Pigs popped to-date.

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By Sonnykero (@sonnykero)

Sorry if it’s kinda off topic, but, every time I search “Angry Birds 2” on google, the result always end up “Angry Birds Star Wars 2” or sometimes “Angry Birds Rio 2”

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By dmsral (@dmsral)

It took 11 days, but I finally completed all 240 levels for 83.3 million points. I’ve got 30-35 levels with only two stars so there’s still some work to be done. One bird feather upgrade short of the silver arena league.

Some strategy notes:
Boss Levels: Always try and knock the boss pigs over the edge so they will fall off the screen. If you can’t do that, knock them somewhere where you can get a large amount of debris to drop on the them. Also, you can see the boss is falling or going to fall, using any remaining pigs to knock down any structures still stanging for some extra points.

Silver Bird: I don’t know if this has been posted yet, but if you activate the silver bird just under a downward pointing portal, it can up into the portal and come out the other end. Not many places to use this, but can be very valuable at times.

Timing: If a tower has a little wobble going, give it some time to fall over on it’s own. I had a number of times where a fired a shot at a wobbly tower and it started falling before the bird got there.

Self-Collapses: There were a few self-collapsing towers, however, one collapsed and took out all the pigs. I did NOT get the 25,000 point bonus, so if you have birds to spare fire one to get the bonus.

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By Triggerfish (@triggerfish)

Thanks for the tips, @dmsral. You’ve had a busy time flinging, congrats on getting through all the levels!

By YogaFrog

How are you notified if someone sends you a gift? I have sent several and have received none. I don’t know if that means I’m not being sent any from friends or if I just don’t know how to claim them!

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By sal9 (@sal9)

When you receive a gift, a pop-up screen will appear. There is no gifting back in AB2.

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By Triggerfish (@triggerfish)

If you’re notified of a gift while you’re playing AB2 and connected to Facebook, you’ll be told which friend has sent the gift. If you’ve just opened AB2 but not yet connected to Facebook, the notification will just say a friend but won’t name them.
As a result of this, I usually don’t know who has been kind to me and I can’t reciprocate!

By Kassie

Is there a way to use the extra cards sooner than waiting for them to be next in the lineup. Example: If I don’t want to use one of the first 3 cards given and have extra cards am I able to somehow select one of those?

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By Mighty Red (@mighty-red-1)

No, Kassie, it’s not possible to choose cards other than the first 3.

By Kate

Even though I have bought more jewels twice I keep getting a request to buy more or else I have to wait several minutes to play again. I don’t get it.

By s mcgarty

Can’t get angry birds 2 on my kindle. Why?? It’s not on google play.

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By FreckledPig147 (@freckledpig147)

Are you sure that AB2 is compatible with your software version? Incompatible apps will not appear.


My game does not log in to the main page after I update it from angry birds under pigstruction to angry birds 2 on my iPad Air 2!
What should I do?
Will my progress come back if I delete the game and install it again?

By aviator23

how many feather bonus for 1st place in each league level?
(i only know 50 bonus feather in vanilla league)

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By sal9 (@sal9)

The bonus increases with each promotion.

By Richard Hawkes

Hello! I am on level 77 and still do not have the Bomb bird. Did I miss acquiring him somewhere or do you get him at a later level?? Thanks

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By Mighty Red (@mighty-red-1)

Bomb is supposed to be unlocked from a chest after completing Level 35. Try replaying that level. Maybe you somehow didn’t open the chest. If Bomb will still be absent, you should report this to Rovio.

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By JunkenMetel (@junkenmetel)

Sorry if this is covered elsewhere: I cannot get AB2 to connect to FB on either my iPad Mini or my Android Galaxy S4.

And this is in spite of the fact that checking app settings in FB says that AB2 is connected.

Am I missing something really obvious? Other people seem to be able to connect to FB.

It connects just fine to the Game Center, and to the (grrr!) Google Play Games on Android.

Other than that pesky problem, I really like AB2. Thanks for the FAQs; they’re quite helpful!

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By Triggerfish (@triggerfish)

@junkenmetel Check out the AB2 forum, This has been discussed there. You need to check that you’ve allowed the game access to your device.

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By JunkenMetel (@junkenmetel)

Sorry for the late reply, @triggerfish. Thanks so much for the pointer. I did indeed get it to work finally using your suggestion.

Many thanks!

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By Triggerfish (@triggerfish)

I meant access to Facebook.

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By MVNLA2 (@mvnla2)

Is the only way to get spells from gifts? I can’t figure out how to buy them.
Would be nice if there were a list of levels where you can find gifts, especially the easier ones.
@Birdleader — I think this whole page should be moved to the AB2 forum, otherwise it will be lost.

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By Triggerfish (@triggerfish)

@mvnla2. You might have figured this out by now, but just in case: when the spells appear at start of level, if you have that spell already it will have 1 beside it. If you don’t have the spell but want it, click on it and you will have chance to buy it with gems. They range in price from 20 to 100 gems. Be careful to untick any purchases you don’t want to use immediately. The first time I bought spells, I didn’t realise I needed to do that and wasted them all in my next level…
(Hope that helps, It’s from memory – I have no lives at moment and can’t get into a level to check accuracy!)

By Nicole

How do I login to AB2 using my FB account? It only gives me the option to login with Google Games. I have other friends on FB that play it as well and I want to connect with them like how I do for all my other games. Please help

By Lonnie

When will new levels come out? I have played the whole game already.

By Shameika

How do u send your friends gifts

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By Triggerfish (@triggerfish)

Connect with Facebook and your AB2 playing friends will appear in your leaderboard. If you find a gift you will be given chance to choose a friend to send it to.
Check out AB2 forum for more info on the game.

By Francis

Is there some reason why birds will self launch? It is really annoying when there is only one structure or pig to pop and the last bird or spell that I have paid for just goes off without being launched.

By Christina

This has also happened to me several times.
It is very frustrating and especially when you need that bird to clear a level.
I hope we get an answer to this.

By david

Three reasons at the moment! One developers are sorting out this issue, two, be careful where your finger or touch pen is on the screen if on mobile or tablet (check the target isn’t activated for the next bird) and three, occasionally a time delay on activating birds power triggers new bird to be activated. Be careful, good luck, happy to help,
any more problems, willing to help. UK-DAVE

By Michael

The game is fun and all, but does anyone know why I sometimes get the option to watch a video and get a free extra bird and sometimes I don’t?

By Regina

I want to know too in the arena it doesn’t give me options to improve score by watching videos help?

By Joshua

My game says i must wait 8,000+ days to obtain 1 life. I can no longer play!? Help!

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