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 (389)

    By matt

    Angry birds 2 level 90…. I cannot get 3 stars on this level. My high score is 355k.
    This level has 5 “rooms.”
    I went on You-Tube to see if there is any secret to beating this level and I noticed that for several other users they only had 4 rooms in their level 90 and they got 3 stars with only 312k points…..
    What’s up with that????

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

    The levels have been tweaked with the recent update and may differ from the videos which were posted pre-update
    Eg. I believe that level 106 is now 108 or something, you’ll soon figure it out, they have changed it.

    By Jerry

    They have made recent changes to the arena. You now compete head to head with another player. Also had previously won 45 tournaments. This information now doesn’t seem to be available. I don’t know what the new numbers mean. Any help?

    By Dave Harrison

    Need explanation of scoring in new Arena(Battle?). Opponent’s scores are often ridiculous, but become more realistic as game proceeds. Often opponents run out of birds, allowing at least a chance of overcoming huge deficits( like a million).

    Still seems unfair. Seeding, bonuses, etc.?

    By RexCanis

    Opponents are not live, their score is a bird ahead of yours.

    By Bob Symon

    I play on blue stacks on my computer and separately on my Elipsis. The Arena hasn’t refreshed on either for 3 days now. What’s the deal?

    By S Mysliwiec

    Just played level 8 several times to get a gift, now I have been dropped to Vanilla level from gold status. What’s up with that?

    By Simon

    Finding the Arena very frustrating now, mainly because when I clear a level my score can be less than half of my opponents even though I score a strike and destroy most of the structure on the level. For example on the first level today I got 361K, my opponent got 549K. Both of our birds are all at level 3, except for one of mine that is level 4. Can anyone advise why this would be?

    By Simon

    Further to my comment, just completed another first level, destroyed everything on the level. My score 550K, opponent 819K.

    By tsa

    I have the same thing all the time. Very frustrating. Even when I destroy everything with one bird I most of the time get only half the points of my opponent. Very frustrating. I also once saw an opponent get two ectra birds at once, which should be impossible.

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

    I have come to understanding, that the opponents in the arena are robots and not real rivals. When I start playing, the opponent too quickly gets the points, which corresponds to 2 or 3 levels, while I play the first. Also he finishes the game ALWAYS long before me. The real persons wouldn’t act that way. I manage to defeat them by occasion, but I have to play without errors.

    By Simon

    Yes I think you are right, I’m done with it.

    By bill

    It is as though you’re always playing against the computer
    With their high scores
    Also
    Say I’m a level 20
    It’s very rare I’m pitched with someone the same
    It’s usually 24’s-28’s
    And when I get someone at my level
    I get totally thrashed
    I just don’t get it

    By RexCanis

    Opponents are one bird ahead of you. This is why the first bird you throw they usually score at least double, but the rest are on par. This is also why the opponent always ends before you do.

    By Darkenval

    That would only make sense if the matches are not live but perhaps you are playing against an opponent who has already played. You are essentially playing his/her “ghost” and then the game always shows their score one bird ahead. Maybe that’s what’s happening??

    Rank: Avian Overlord with 19685 points
    By ABeggerToo (@abeggertoo)

    I have played the same ‘ghost’ many times. Once I even had consecutive matches against the same player – I know it was the same ghost because she had the same almost impossibly low 27,000 (not 270,000) score after the first bird and finished the game below 2 million. Two easy, wins but it certainly felt like a ‘cheap’ 19 stars gained in 2 matches. In the past couple of days I have also played the same quirky named opponent’s game three times – loosing in all three to his score of over 4 million.

    By ted

    Since they changed the format it is very difficult to win. I think you are in fact playing a computer program that won’t let you win most times in hopes that you will get frustrated and spend money for the extra helpers.They got me once, but not again.

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

    Yes, recently Rovio did much effort to earn more and more money. And not only in AB2. AB Friends keeps turning to money squeezing game. Just last fact that they changed the wheel behavior.

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

    As I can understand – now you can win the tournament only by playing as many times as you can (and win!). The more you play, the better place you get. It’s very frustrating, because you finally get to pay for entering arena (it’s not just enough to play 4-5 times a day).

    The very idea to play more to get the higher place, is IMHO very bad. Rovio should better return to max points approach.

    By Kathryn Baumgartner Carroll

    I connected through Facebook and my entire name is listed when I play the arena. How do I edit this to not list my name? Thanks!

    By Laura

    Same issue for me. I can’t seem to find a way around this.

    By RexCanis

    It only shows your full name to you. Everyone else only sees your first name.

    By Lauren

    in angry birds 2 why do all my accrued star keep disappearing? I gathered over 600 and went back one day and they were gone.

    By Lauren

    In my previous question it is GEMS that disappeared after I had gotten over 600 accrued. What happened?

    By gabriel

    I got to level 61 and had the eagle spell then my iPad shut off and now they aren’t there anymore and I can’t play! Help!?

    By Simon

    I’m done with this game. The scoring in the arena is so arbitrary it is ridiculous.

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

    I’ve never seen tournaments where you can win by just playing more than others. Its so stupid.

    By Peggy

    My gems keep disappearing. I am not using them, trying to collect 100+ for the spells, but they are gone when I come back to the game. The most I have ever collected before they are “gone” is 92

    By Rajvir Singh

    PLS help!!!!!!! I have an internet connection to my tablet but when I try to play online in a tournament or use internet features it says no internet connection why and how do i fix this???? This game is angry Birds 2 by the way.

    By Kevin

    Level 130, room 2 won’t load. It starts to load then freezes. Been happening for about a week. Anyone else having this problem?

    By Darren

    I have the same problem. It’s been frozen all day.

    By Beri

    Same here…

    By Bret

    Same here

    By Lara

    And me

    By Dave

    I have seen other posts stating the same issue, it must be a bug, i hope they work it out in the next upgrade!!

    By Dave

    This level 130, room 2 issue is happening in iOS system.

    By Allen Brosowsky

    I am losing gems quite frequently lately. Any time I’ve gotten over 100 I seem to go down to about 30 without using them. I have seen a few people experience this problem on this faq area but no answer has come out. Why does the gem loss occur?

    By Victor

    Hi my nick is terence#34548

    I’m playing Angry Birds 2 everyday for 2 weeks in the “Arena” and I was in the first position of silver league with two gold medals.
    I started to play against another player in the same league and when we finished the match, I have got back to the vanilla league again.
    can you explain what happened?
    can i got back to silver league?

    many thanks

    By leo

    level 130, room 2, no chance to play, just fixed image, programm error, please solve this asap !!! i want play and not watching fixed image !!!!

    By Laura

    Me, too!

    By Sanjay

    Angry bird 2 stage 130 level 2 is stuck so how to proceed now

    By Jerome

    Angry birds 2 level 130 stage 2 won’t load….. Grrr can’t play it.. Very annoying!!!!

    By Linda

    how/where do you add your name? I can see how to change avatar to a different bird, but not change it to my name.

    By Jw

    Connect your game to Facebook. Your AngryBirds profile will now change accordingly.

    By Ian

    what is the max level you can upgrade birds?

    By Larry

    What happens when you are in the bottom 3 of the arena league and get ‘demoted’ a league? If my individual birds are azure level and I’m in the emerald league, and I go back to the azure league as a result of not bothering to play anymore (I’ve played a few times during the week and not won a single match… and yes, I’ve even lost a few rounds by 100pts…)…. how does that affect my birds? As long as I don’t lose the status I worked hard to achieve, then why bother even playing the stupid arena?

    By RexCanis

    Bird levels are based on feathers not on arena level. Higher arena levels give bigger prizes at the end of the tournaments and also more feathers if you get them as a level prize.

    By Rachel

    I want a fancy crown for red and purple royal robe and scepter. Where on earth did the other user I matched against get them? I’ve heard rumors about the regular crown but nothing about this.

    By Alex bomb

    Hi!
    I’ve been in Bronze league in the arena top first all week and suddenly and with no reason I’ve been dropped off to vanilla?? Happened twice. What’s wrong any advice. Thanks.

    By Nick

    I was on Amethyst but have been suddenly downgraded to Vanilla! Is there a way to restore my previous status?

    By Charrae

    Same as most, level 130, game won’t finish loading room 2, stops after all the structures get put up but no piggies. The screen seems active, but doesn’t respond to touch and won’t load. Been going on for a week

    By Rock

    When I try to connect to Facebook it says connection failed. This is nonsense as everything else functions perfectly.

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