Angry Birds GO Update Adds “Party Mode” – Local Real-Time Multiplayer Over Wi-Fi

A brand new Angry Birds GO update is out now that adds local multiplayer over Wi-Fi — AKA — Party Mode! Check out the video above as my daughter and I take local multiplayer for a test drive.

No need to Go! it alone – Local Multiplayer is here! Grab a friend, get on the same Wi-Fi network, and go head-to-head in furious downhill kart races in the all-new Party Mode. The party’s over here, y’all!

Getting Started

It’s simple — really simple. First, be sure you’re all running v1.7.0 and are on the same Wi-Fi network. From there, tap the new blue local mulitplayer icon and either join an existing party (game) or tap “New Party” to host your own.

Angry Birds GO Party Mode Local Multiplayer Host Game

If you decide to host your own you’ll now be prompted to select a track. Note, if you pick a higher level track — such as Stunt — players will need to have a high enough Kart in order to join.

Angry Birds GO Party Mode Local Multiplayer Select a Track

After you chose a track other players will see the option to join. Once they’ve joined you’ll head to the track where you’ll start your race. Good luck!

Notes

  • From what I can tell you can currently only race two at a time.
  • As I mentioned above, in order to compete in higher level tracks you need to have a kart with the appropriate amount of CC.
  • Am I missing something? Let us know in the comments below.

Let us know what you think of the new update by leaving a comment below. If you need help or want to talk Go! be sure to check out our Angry Birds Go Forum.

Tags: Angry Birds Go, Angry Birds Go Multiplayer, Lets Play, News, Releases & Updates
Category: Angry Birds Go Racing News & Updates, News, Updates

    Comments (32)

    Rank: Avian Overlord with 16050 points
    By Mighty Red (@mighty-red-1)

    In my country, I’m probably the only one who plays AB GO!, so this feature is useless to me. However, this update did make the “watch a video to get gems” button finally work.

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    By cosmo2503 (@cosmo2503)

    @mighty-red-1 I wouldn’t say you are only one who plays AB GO! but surely not many people do. For me this update is totally useless as I am only one among people I know and could eventually share same wi-fi,who plays AB GO!

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    By furyslinger2000 (@furyslinger200)

    Maybe this would be a good time to tell Rovio about Bluetooth Connectivity. That way, local players can connect without internet. Maybe they can try Bluetooth for future Local Multiplayer updates.

    By the way, I wouldn’t say that this update is completely useless, but I usually play on my own in the Single Player modes in most games. Besides, have you checked on one of my comments? It tells info that this update show hints of ANOTHER update coming soon.

    Have a spectacular day and keep things furious! PEACE!! :D

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    By Mighty Red (@mighty-red-1)

    @cosmo2503 Yesterday I used this feature to play a few rounds against my 9-year-old sister, who wanted to try and beat me (she’s not really a fan of Angry Birds). I won all rounds, except for one round when she wanted us to switch devices so she could race with MY kart.

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    By Bad piggies (@bad-piggies-2)
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    By furyslinger2000 (@furyslinger200)

    Actually, there’s a hint of a later update in version 1.7.0.

    Did you check out the big tree after updating the app? The Tree has changed to make room for a Seventh Character in the first half of the tree (Hint: First Half of Tree contains following characters: Red, Stella, Bomb, The Blues, King Pig, and Terence).

    The chairs for the familiar characters now surround a new green and yellow chair with a checkered flag base, which is located in the middle of the first half of the tree, and there is a “Coming Soon!” sign. This hints about the update that tributes F1 Racing Legend, Ayrton Senna. For more info, look it up on Google or Angry Birds’ Facebook Page.

    It seems that there will be a new character in this particular update. We don’t know if there will be a new kart and/or track for this update. Hopefully, if there is a new track in this future update, it would be for the Seedway Chapter, because the Seedway Chapter is the only chapter of the game where there is no nighttime track.

    I hope this comment helps and have a great day, fellow Angry Birds Fans. Keep things furious!! :D

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    By sal9 (@sal9)

    Good catch @furyslinger200

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    By furyslinger2000 (@furyslinger200)

    Thanks! :D

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    By furyslinger2000 (@furyslinger200)

    Actually, I am more than happy enough to say thanks! :D

    I noticed Angry Birds Nest hasn’t posted anything about the “Ayrton Senna Update” coming soon. To help you and other notable users, like BirdLeader and AMSlimfordy (Please forgive me if I spelled those users’ resepective names incorrectly.), give more info, here is the link from one of the Timeline Photos of Angry Birds’ Facebook Page that tells about Ayrton Senna coming to Angry Birda Go!, with more news coming soon!

    Keep in mind that this link is from the MOBILE Sites, so I am not sure if these links will work on a PC.

    Anyway, below is the link.

    https://m.facebook.com/angrybirds/photos/a.428114379927.205212.314467614927/10153351331769928/

    Have a nice day and keep things furious!! :D

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    By sal9 (@sal9)

    We are aware of the “Ayrton Senna” tweet @furyslinger200
    There is simply not enough information to justify a post.

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    By Rowdypup (@rowdypup)

    I’m glad that Party Mode is there- I finally get to race with my brother instead of someone from halfway across the world that I don’t even know! :)

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    By furyslinger2000 (@furyslinger200)

    I know there’s not enough info to explain about the “Ayrton Senna” update, at least not yet. After all, I did say that there’s more news coming soon, so maybe we’ll make an article about this update before it is released once we get more news from Rovio. For now, all we know that this update is a tribute to Formula 1 legend, Ayrton Senna AND this update will introduce a new character, most likely based a bird based on Ayrton Senna, like in the link in my previous reply.

    By the way, did you know that Android Users can select 2 variants of Arcee (Stella) in the Version 1.2.19 update? Here are 2 links to explain about this, but keep in mind that these links are from MOBILE sites, so they might not work on the PC. Anyway here are the links.

    Video Link (Credit goes to
    YouTube user: Paulius Prastienis): https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=fskmVO9UFvQ

    Fun Fact!: As you watch the video, you will notice that something has changed at the beginning if the theme music of the Cobalt Valley levels (Located in hills in East-most side of the map).

    News Link (From Angry Birds’ Facebook Page): https://m.facebook.com/angrybirds/photos/a.428114379927.205212.314467614927/10153384952334928/?type=1&source=48&refid=17&_ft_&__tn__=E

    Apparently, these 2 variants of Arcee are coming soon, but I hope more characters are introduced. The characters I have in mind are…

    Bluestreak (The Blues; Currently from Comics)

    Drift (Bomb; Currently from Comics)

    Normal Starscream (No energon = Less Vunerability)

    Normal Grimlock (Refer to this link (THIS link is from a MOBILE site, but it may work on a PC)): http://angrybirds.wikia.com/wiki/File:HAL_GRIMLOCK_CGI.png)

    If you guys know what I mean, Normal Grimlock used to be in the app during soft launch, but has been recently replaced by Grey Slam Grimlock.

    If you guys want these particular characters in the App, please do so to ask Rovio about updating them soon, but keep in mind that Rovio Support told me that they can’t comment on characters.

    I guess that takes care of this reply, so have an awesome day and keep things furious! PEACE!! :D

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    By Rowdypup (@rowdypup)

    @birdleader I can’t seem to get mine to work- I mean- me and my brother are on the same Wi-Fi network, but nothing is happening! What did I do wrong?

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    By Bird Leader (@birdleader)

    Hrm, I’m not sure. You’re both running v1.7.0? It took a few seconds for it to pop up on my end.

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    By Josm (@josm)

    @rowdypup @birdleader Strong internet connection is needed

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    By Rowdypup (@rowdypup)

    @birdleader we have a strong Internet connection, it’s that I play Go! on an IPad Mini, and he plays it on a Samsung Galaxy tablet- does the device really matter?

    By Matilda

    The same! Also we try to connect (updated version, the same Wi-Fi), but nothing is working, I’m sorry, can be a really big fun to play together!
    Maybe Rovio can advise something..

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    By TailsTheDigger! (@tailsthedigger)

    Anyone else having trouble with Android & iOS? The parties are not shown between this devices

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    By B bird (@bbird)

    Maybe sliver bird is coming! I’m guessing a pig

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    By epicbird (@filipersr)

    Fight! Is availbale for Android (Soft Launch)

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    By wrw01 (@wrw01)

    Just opened the app and noticed two new tracks in the party mode; Piggy Plateau and Treasure Trail. I could not find these in the regular play tracks. I assume these are new for the Early Bird portion of this game.

    I am the only person that plays AB games on our WIFI network. It would be nice to have another player. We use to race each other on the Wii and it was fun and was able to win a few times.

    Going to have to give GO another try to see if the bugs have been fixed. Stopped playing a 6 months back because of a few little things that seemed to hinder game play and getting the rewards. If I remember correctly the three accomplishments to obtain for the next level were extremely challenging to obtain to advance. With a renewed perspective and energy maybe now they will be easy to defeat.

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    By nacho18 (@nacho18)

    Hello: @wrw01 . Nice to see you again . Sorry But the Knew 2 tracks you sow on Early Bird .!!! Are not Knew!!!

    ROVIO just gives Names to all the Tracks : all the Tracks remain the Same numbers ;!!! Just with Names On it.
    @adminis. If I am wrong sorry. An apology ; for this mistake .

    And about ” Bugs ” on ABGo! There are a lot bugs !!! Not easier to play and Race on Normal Wishes : crash a lot . On multiplayer ; the crazy ” sppinig Hurglass ” takes to long to Re-play again and again or just : you can’t Race!!!

    But @wrw01 : if you Found a normal race for you on all Game ABGo! Let us know . A big salute to you.

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    By wrw01 (@wrw01)

    Thanks @nacho18 for the update. Will have to check it out.

    By shanks

    I enjoy the multi player options but why only 2 players at a time?

    By ella benitez

    I can’t play with my cousin, he uses an android device while I am using an apple device. it would be so better if you can play between apple and android though :)

    By Wellington Santos

    Hi, everybody!

    I need some help here. Let’s see who can guess it first:

    I use angry birds with my smartphone an my notebook (via BlueStacks ). It works just fine in the phone, but the problem is, I just can’t make the party mode work on the notebook. It creates a party but it can not be found by the smartphone. I disabled the firewall, deactivated the anti-virus and still not working. Any ideas?

    By uzi

    My sons love playing angry birds go. The only problem i have as one has an ipad n other has samsung tablet… i cant get them to join each other as it does not detect different device

    By Tyrone

    Doesn’t work with me eather I have a android asus phone and can’t connect to my friends tablet.

    By Joe

    Can’t join or friends can’t join my party

    By sukesh

    my party mode as been locked I can’t open it I have completed the three levels.need help here

    By Tyrone

    It won work with iPad and android

    By Claudia

    I have the Apple TV and It says that I have to connect another controller, so do I have to have another apple control to play split screen?

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