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 (402)

    By Artemis

    It says I’m supposed to have five lives, why do I only have three and it says I’m full?

    By Penelope berring

    I cannot get past level 240 please tell me why it just says more to come penny with thanks

    Rank: Sling God with 32110 points
    By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

    More levels will be released in the future, Penelope.

    By Kiran

    Same things happening to me, did you find a solution?

    By Katie

    I have the same issue.

    By Tina Pratt

    I have the same issue and the same question???

    By Jbug

    I really hate being reduced to having only three lives! I complained to Rovio support and they told me they changed this for some random users to see how it affected our enjoyment of the challenge. I told them I hated it. And I still hate hate hate hate hate it! I want my five lives back!

    By Alex kayacee

    Im ranked first in first arena mode but its 50 feathers in my ranking n i didnt got that right after i beacame 1st i have to wait to gain my feathers till the erena mod ends.

    By Carey

    When I’m in the arena, I notice in the list of ranking members some are jyst birds with a number and others have their pic and name. How can I change mine to pic n name?

    By Brandon

    Same. How the hell do we put our names there like some people have instead of it saying “Red 245Xxx” or whatever!?

    Rank: Hardened with 595 points
    By david007 (@david007)

    You simply need to log in through Facebook, here’s how to do it…… Go to any level, click on it and you will see the option to connect through Facebook where your scores would be seen. Simples

    By alex kayacee

    can i play two arena mode at once?
    can i play my previos arena mode when im upgraded to new arena mode?

    By Felicia

    Im supposed to have 10 lives. I used 3 and it said I was out of lives. It offered to let me refill my lives for 60 gems. It gave me 3 and says that I am full even after paying 60 gems to refill. So now I am out 60 gems, and down 7 lives from normal. What is up with that?

    By Tina pratt

    Level 44 does not show bird cards!!! They disappear not letting me choose.
    Blew thru 3 different times. Please reset 3 lives wasted after paid for gems.

    By Erik

    How do I collect the 10 stars?

    Rank: Hardened with 595 points
    By david007 (@david007)

    Simply play any level, preferably one of the earlier ones, get a score that’s worthy of 3 stars, play 3 times that’s 9 stars play again and you’ll get your 10th.

    By Ashley Demich

    For example, resources such as coins and gems are the ones that give you everything there is possible. For example, you can unlock brand new in-game items, get special boosts and thanks to premium currency, which gems are, you might get additional throwable birds.

    Rank: Pig Leader with 11985 points
    By thevs (@thevs)

    These flying pigs discredits the very idea of “strike” and “birdie” achievements.

    By Keith

    Sometimes if u see a pig that flies u can wait a few mins and he pops himself from floating around

    Rank: Boss Hog with 13250 points
    By Maiasatara (@maiasatara)

    Some actual quirks I’ve noticed (but have not yet read through every forum to see if they’ve already been discussed):
    1. What is considered a 24 hour “Day” for earning the four rewards is different than the 24 hour “Day” in the Arena. (I could look it up but is Finland on GMT?)
    2. My actual Rank Position in the Arena is wrong about 80% of the time and it’s not always against me. (And, yes, I’m checking my rank right before time is up.) I could be in 7th place and it will report me having come in first. Or I’ll be in 2nd and it reports I’m in 12th. More frequent in my favor but it’s still frustrating to see it be SO wrong SO often.
    3. Completely random self destruction. I haven’t seen it happen twice in the same structure in the same level but, to be honest, if it was on a tough level, I wasn’t rushing to waste a life on replaying a level I’d just struggled to win.Now that I’m almost all 3-stars I’ll make a note and replay.
    General – love the gameplay; hate the severe play limits and money based

    Rank: Pig Leader with 11985 points
    By thevs (@thevs)

    Apart from unpredictable results in Arena, they even don’t show the final standings!

    By Sami

    This thing happens where I placed around 4th or 5th in the arena sometimes lower and then it’ll tell me the next day that I came in 1st. Going down makes sense but how can I go up without doing anything other than my first score?
    Thank you

    By Tylene

    My lives take 1hr to revive and when they do I only get 3 maybe 4 never 5! How come?

    Rank: Sling God with 32110 points
    By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

    There is some variation in this. Rovno claims they are doing this variations in an attempt to optimize the app down the road. Submit a complaint to Rovio to make your voice heard.

    Rank: Pig Leader with 11985 points
    By thevs (@thevs)

    Flying pigs are often out of reach. That annoys me, especially when in tournaments.

    Rank: Sling God with 20915 points
    By SweetP (@sweetp)

    @thevs, you are so right about those piggies floating around in their balloons!

    However, if you’re patient and don’t reset, many times the balloon will burst from hitting something, or they get separated and fall down or get popped. But if it’s obvious nothing much will happen, I’ll reset (lose a life) and start over.

    You still have a chance to reach that stubborn piggie, if you have either Chuck, Matilda, or the Blues in your bird lineup.

    However, if I use too many birds (4 or more) on the same scene, then I restart because it probably means I will run out of birds before finishing the entire level.

    Hope that all made sense. So good luck and happy flinging!

    By gary craigan

    How do you beat the big piggy on level 30, i cant get past it ?????

    Rank: Sling God with 20915 points
    By SweetP (@sweetp)

    Gary Craigan, we have an entire section of AB2 walkthroughs that will help you get through some of the tough levels!

    Here’s the link for the Level 30 walkthrough: Foreman Pig Level 30 Boss Fight

    Good Luck!

    By Natanael

    In the Arena, my final rank position is almost always different than my position right before the tournament ends. For example, one time I was #2 one minute before the end, and my final rank was #10. Other time I was #3 and end up being #1… WHY?? Is it a bug or other players cheating?

    Rank: Sling God with 32110 points
    By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

    The Arena is currently bugged in that it awards based on your CUMULATIVE score throughout the day; not your best individual try. Rovio is aware of this issue.

    By TheBlunter

    When the ‘early bird offer’ screen comes up after completing a number of levels, the ‘X’ is disabled, there is German text saying 59 seconds which doesn’t count down and there is no apparent way to get past this and continue the game until waiting a day for it to disappear – I’m on iPhone 5s – anyone having this problem? Any fix? Help!!

    By Pogo_Jawz

    Im having the same issue any help??

    By DenverBob

    System has locked up just before level 31. Display shows Early Bird Offer. Window will not close to let game continue. Help!

    Rank: Sling God with 21290 points
    By ABeggerToo (@abeggertoo)

    I no longer have the opportunity to watch videos to get an extra life or play a second round in the arena. Is this a result of the newest update or because I have now hit gold level? I have never purchased any coins, so have relied on these videos to add extra chances. The latest levels seem to take a few tries to complete.

    By shannon

    I’m having the same issue, anyone know why?

    Rank: Sling God with 27190 points
    By MVNLA2 (@mvnla2)

    I don’t think I’ve ever had an offer in the arena to get an extra card if I watch a video. I do get video offers some of the time for regular levels. It does seem that you only get a limited number each day, or maybe each time you log in.

    Rank: Sling God with 21290 points
    By ABeggerToo (@abeggertoo)

    In the arena, I used to play once and then always get the opportunity to watch a video to play a second time – then had to wait three hours. Every evening my daily prize (of gems, I guess I should have paid more attention to what they were) always let me watch a video to ‘double my prize?’ This too has been discontinued – although I still get the offer to double by watching a video, there is no longer any play button to hit. I could also watch about 5 videos a day to get extra lives in the normal play area instead of waiting the 30 minutes for another life.

    I did find the constant barrage of the same 10 videos irritating, but took advantage as I want to finish this game without ever paying anything other than the original cost of the game. 280 levels and so far so good, but I assume effort alone won’t keep me going. Some day I may have to breakdown and do an in-app purchase. Hate to say it, but I’m missing the ‘watch a video option.

    Now in the arena I am alone, playing only against myself. For a couple of days at gold level there were some very good players and I rarely finished in the top 5. Now I have the only score every day and get 125 feathers regardless of how well I score. Sort of takes the challenge out of the arena.

    All these changes seemed to coincide with the latest update.

    Rank: Pig Leader with 11985 points
    By thevs (@thevs)

    Instead, they made fancy wheels, indicating that something is loading! :)

    By John reid

    Cannot connect to Facebook on iOS 9 on iPod touch 5th gen. I click link, Facebook tells me I’m already connected and when I return to game it asks me to connect again. Please help!

    By Garrett

    Why can’t I get more than 3 lives, and why do they take an hour per life to fill back up?

    Rank: Sling God with 32110 points
    By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

    Rovio has stated that there is some variation between the 5lives/30minutes and 3lives/1hour standards. This is done, according to them, to help them analyze the best method. We encourage you to contact their support staff and complain that it’s unfair for the “victims” of the 3/1 system.

    By Danny

    To me it did not happen but if it was me I would become angry.

    By Heather

    I got to play this game just a few times…mainly because every time I try to load it, it just kicks me out time & time again!! I am ON the Internet, I HAVE WiFi… I get frustrated & just don’t bother anymore!! Then a few weeks down the road, I try loading it again & get the same results. Luckily, I got to play for a while, but 9 times out of 10, it just won’t even load. Waste of my time & money.

    Rank: Sling God with 21290 points
    By ABeggerToo (@abeggertoo)

    Video (at least for Hotel Trnsylvanie) appears to have returned. No reward for watching. Despite living in Canada, I am not part of the 25% who are francophones. Interesting that French appears to be my video language choice although the rest of the game communicates to me in English. Many quirks with AB2.

    Rank: Sling God with 21290 points
    By ABeggerToo (@abeggertoo)

    Make a comment one day, then the issue disappears. English video and now other players in the arena. If only the ‘watch a video, get a life’ option is restored, then all would be back to normal.

    By Lonnie Stringer

    I love this game. Have never had any problems on my galaxy tab 3 or my nexus 6 except the ocational miss fire. Ready for some more levels.

    By Jonas

    From The beggining I had 5 lives but after a few weeks of playing my maximum amount of lives never gets abowe 3!! How Come?

    Rank: Pig Leader with 11985 points
    By thevs (@thevs)

    When Rovio finally will fix Arena players ranking algorithm?

    By angelray

    I think if you earn a spell by gettong an extra card on a level and dont use it it should be banked for future use in thespells.

    By Tony Abbott

    After the latest update, I can see all of the levels buy am unable to play beyond 300. Any ideas?

    By Danny

    Does not work daily tournament even though I am connected to the Internet. (It still loads and sometimes it will report a network error.

    By Tony Abboyy

    I am unable to play beyond level 300. I can see the levels beyond it but am unable to click on them. I have 3 stars on all levels 1-300. What do I need to do in order to play the 301+ levles?

    By Red49512

    I’ve been stuck on Level 252 for almost a week of playing multiple times per day. I noticed when I went to the walkthrough that the video shows only five sublevels. I’ve gotten to the sixth sublevel but had two pigs survive even after watching a video to get the extra bird.

    Why does my game have the extra sublevel, when all the walkthrough videos from any source show only five? Is it because I’ve never bought any gems? The only time I use spells is when I get them through popping gifts or when they show up instead of another bird card.

    By Djangosmum

    My game has 6 too – the walkthroughs with only 5 pre-date updates which have made the levels much harder. I am also stuck on this level and beginning to think ‘life’s too short’ to waste any more time on this game!

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