Angry Birds Seasons Arctic Eggspedition Update Now Available for iOS, Android, Mac & PC! Solution for iOS Crashing

Angry Birds Seasons Arctic Eggspedition Episode Teaser Image
Grab your snow boots and a thick down coat, as we’re heading to the North Pole! Rolling out a few days before we expected, Angry Birds Seasons Arctic Eggspedition (v4.0.0) is now available for iOS, PC, Mac, and Android via Google Play and the Amazon Appstore, with other platforms coming soon.

Crashing during startup? Rovio is aware of the issue on both Android and iOS. Uninstall/Reinstall seems to work most of the time, but please backup your data first! If you still experience issues when restoring progress, try restoring only the highscores.lua file.

v4.0.1 is being rolled out for relevant platforms and may fix the crashing issue. We encourage all users to update.

If you haven’t recovered from Turkey Day here in the US, start burning off those calories in Arctic Eggspedition. If you’re from outside of the States, join us in an epic countdown to Christmas — even if it’s summer in the southern hemisphere. This will be our fourth celebration of the holiday season, and in true tradition levels are unlocked in an Advent Calendar format!

Participate in the ABN Arctic Eggspedition Challenge starting each night at 7pm PST! A new Eggspedition level each day! Do you have what it takes to top the leaderboard?

This update includes:

  • 25 new levels, which are unlocked one level every day. Veterans are used to this format, as it’s the fifth time we’ve done this in Seasons! Our walkthroughs will be live shortly after each level is release.
  • New Golden Eggs! There appears to be 4 of them, based on the description:
    • 3 Golden Eggs hidden in-game;
    • The “Big Stove”, which will unlock after 3-starring all levels;
    • Another “New Year’s Golden Egg”? It doesn’t appear when purchasing all levels, but you never know! We’ve had one each of the last 2 years, unlocking automatically at 12AM PST on 31 December.
  • No new achievements for iOS. This is expected, since Seasons reached the GameCenter limit quite some time ago.

Notes:

  • Each level of Arctic Eggspedition unlocks at 12AM (midnight) PST (8AM UTC, 3 AM EST, 10 PM Hawaiian; go here if you need more times). On some platforms you an also purchase and unlock all levels for $0.99 (this unlocks all 25 levels and all 4 Golden Eggs).
  • Note: Since the Advent Calendar is starting a few days early, we have a mini gap before Level 2 unlocks. Level 2 will unlock at 12AM PST on 2 December, Level 3 on 3 December, etc.
  • Arctic Eggspedition 3-star walkthroughs are live for ALL levels.
  • You must be connected to the internet the first time you play a level (only the first time for each level) so that it can download the level file and check the date (this prevents early access).
  • The leaderboards are also live.
  • Participate in the ABN Arctic Eggspedition Challenge starting each night at 7pm PST! A new Eggspedition level each day! Do you have what it takes to top the leaderboard?

Teaser Video

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Tags: News, Releases & Updates, Seasons, Xmas
Category: Angry Birds News & Updates, News, Updates

    Comments (164)

    Rank: Avian Overlord with 16460 points
    By PJng (@pjng)

    Level 1 already found GE

    http://angrybir.de/1b8Ehrj

    And level 1 as video is a 1 birder level

    Unlock more level.

    http://angrybir.de/1hn8OtS

    Rank: Sling God with 31565 points
    By Bird Leader (@birdleader)

    Awesome. @PJng please check your messages. Just sent you one.

    Rank: Pig Leader with 12180 points
    By Bad piggies (@bad-piggies-2)

    There are no bonus levels in this episode (those you unlock by earning stars)

    Rank: Avian Overlord with 16460 points
    By PJng (@pjng)

    http://angrybir.de/1hncD2n

    I do not seen have 4 bonus level on below.

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

    Strange. The app description says it, doesn’t it?

    Rank: Pig Leader with 12180 points
    By Bad piggies (@bad-piggies-2)

    They probably mean golden eggs

    Rank: Boss Hog with 14195 points
    By Josm (@josm)

    Help, after installing the update, the game is closing after showing title screen (google play, android, galaxy tab 2)

    By Nirala

    Most of the Android users have this problem i saw the review on Google play wait for the fix from Rovio ,some users don’t have this issue..

    Rank: Avian Overlord with 16460 points
    By PJng (@pjng)

    I’m also using Tab 2, have a small problem, slow respond when select level and episode, it take 2+sec to load.

    Rank: Boss Hog with 14195 points
    By Josm (@josm)

    @pjng before i see the play button, its closed :(

    Rank: Boss Hog with 13330 points
    By kathi17 (@kathi17)

    It works fine on the Galaxy SIII, I guess I’m lucky!

    Rank: Champion with 3735 points
    By Birds! (@theog)

    I’m also having the same issue as @pjng, but my battery is quite warm when I’m playing it :( (Nexus 4, Android 4.4 Kitkat). But not as hot when I played ABSW II.

    Rank: Avian Overlord with 16460 points
    By PJng (@pjng)

    @theog
    I’m notice high RAM usage compare to previous version, cause battary drain.
    My device still 4.0.4, never update.

    Rank: Boss Hog with 13825 points
    By nilsah (@nilsah)

    Yes!! :D Perfect way to start the weekend! I was starting to worry that Rovio had discontinued my favorite AB game, with the usual seasons lacking ABSeasons updates lately.

    Rank: Pig Leader with 10760 points
    By PdB (@playdbird)

    More underwater levels.
    Rovio sure has been into these ever since Piglantis.
    Even underwater space levels in Pig Dipper and Star Wars II Bonus.

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

    @AMSlimfordy @Birdleader — What’s your best speculation about how soon this will be available for IOS?

    Rank: Sling God with 31565 points
    By Bird Leader (@birdleader)

    I was hoping about 11 hours ago. :) Really hoping it lands soon, but your guess is as good as mine.

    Rank: Debriefed with 1335 points
    By anstee18 (@anstee18)

    what if this episode is an android ecluscive?

    Rank: Sling God with 31565 points
    By Bird Leader (@birdleader)

    @anstee18 Nah, it’s not. iOS is hung up because of the Thanksgiving holiday. It’s coming, just don’t know when yet.

    Rank: Debriefed with 1335 points
    By anstee18 (@anstee18)

    but i don’t have thanksgiving in the uk.

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

    @anstee18 — Sorry about that, but iTunes is based in the U.S., so …
    Here, have a leftover turkey sandwich — One of the great joys of Thanksgiving weekend. Cures everything.

    Rank: Debriefed with 1335 points
    By anstee18 (@anstee18)

    thank you! *chomp chomp*

    Rank: Explosive with 2300 points
    By AngryBirdsFanGuy438 (@angrybirdsfanguy438)

    Yay, this is awesome! I’m glad the rumors were true!

    …also, I think it’s nice of Rovio to throw a bone to the Android players once in a while. (Of course, Android coming first might not be intentional…)

    Rank: Fling King with 4525 points
    By Lisko (@lisko)

    Oh, I would really like to see this update landing to the pc version, but I guess I’ll just have to wait :/

    Rank: Boss Hog with 13330 points
    By kathi17 (@kathi17)

    Since the egg is in the first level, I wonder if that means we will have more than one GE? I hope so!!!

    Rank: Master Slinger with 6640 points
    By E-Star (@e-star)

    No way!! This looks sweet, hope iOS will land soon :)
    Do have to say I am very dissapointed in the fact one can unlock all the levels in one go… Whats the fun in that?! Blechhh, me don’t like the business side of the fun things in life :(

    Rank: Explosive with 2195 points
    By bubbles (@hans-peter)

    I totally agree! It’s only have as cool to play a ‘new’ level, when you know it’s not actually new and someone has played it days before you!

    Rank: Sling God with 26940 points
    By Joey (@joeyba)

    I agree too.
    The fun was to unlock one level a day worldwide.
    Now almost half of players will buy it for 0.99.
    Probably I’ll unlock it too seeing it’s possible.
    The only thing is waiting now for IOS

    Rank: Master Slinger with 7465 points
    By Evelyn (TeeVex) (@habink)

    Was I the only one to notice the Bad Piggies theme tune hidden in this episodes theme?

    Rank: Sling God with 24015 points
    By justpast40 (@justpast40)

    Yippee!!! When first I started to play Angry Birds I was well over the age of 50 & much preferred Seasons over ABO. I can’t wait until my archaic & incredibly slow internet connection finally finishes the download to my Android phone.

    Thank you Rovio & whether an Advent Calendar or “regular” update, I for one appreciate not abandoning Seasons.

    Rank: Explosive with 2055 points
    By rost (@rost)

    Pretty cool! Rovio should do an advent calendar for other updates. So far they’ve only done this with Summer Pignic.

    Rank: Pig Leader with 10410 points
    By jomasa (@jomasa)

    Jeeees….am I looking forward to this game! My all time favourite angry birds game; the season calendar! Makes xmas waiting time so fun! Hopefully it will come to ios ipad within hours….

    Rank: Sling God with 49265 points
    By wrw01 (@wrw01)

    The game play in the video looks great. This is the best time of the year for AB from Rovio. The last three months of the year with new games and updates. Looking forward to the release.

    Oh yea, the magician, Simon Pierro, in the video was outstanding. Very talented with the individuals so close in the front and some on-lookers in the back.

    Rank: Avian Overlord with 16785 points
    By trishohara (@trishohara)

    It’s there for iOS!!

    Rank: Master Slinger with 5190 points
    By yoruichi (@yoruichi)

    nice ! I’ll go check right now

    Rank: Explosive with 2175 points
    By Cloaky (@cloaky)

    It crashes on iPhone 4S, IOS 7.0.4. Any suggestions? It quits after the first splash screen.

    Rank: Explosive with 2195 points
    By bubbles (@hans-peter)

    have you tried restarting your phone?

    Rank: Explosive with 2175 points
    By Cloaky (@cloaky)

    Yes. I’ll retry though.

    Rank: Explosive with 2175 points
    By Cloaky (@cloaky)

    Still not working. Grrrrr.

    Rank: Boss Hog with 14195 points
    By Josm (@josm)

    same here for android

    Rank: Explosive with 2175 points
    By Cloaky (@cloaky)

    It works on my ipad air but not my phone.

    Rank: Out of this World with 2840 points
    By TNM (@razorblood)

    I’m experiencing the same issue on my iPhone 4S as well :( iOS 7.0, though.

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

    @Cloaky @Razorblood I have updated the post with some information.

    Rank: Explosive with 2175 points
    By Cloaky (@cloaky)

    Thanks. I tweeted the official angry birds account and they replied stating they were looking in to the issue.

    Rank: Avian Overlord with 15620 points
    By OldDog (@olddog)

    It’s crashing before it even opens for my IPad 2. Disappointing.

    Rank: Explosive with 2195 points
    By bubbles (@hans-peter)

    powerup highscores are now shown to normal gameplay highscores. @amslimfordy I’m not sure has this been the case before?

    Rank: Well Traveled with 1995 points
    By Nanami Kamimura (@nanami)

    I’ve already downloaded the update. Like many of you, I’ve played just level 1 and would have either wait for level 2 or pay for all levels. (I currently have no choice but wait). Nice thought that we still got this a day early. It’s not even December yet.

    Also, it seems to be related to this update, but anyone notice that they’ve added Xilam cartoons (i.e. Oggy and the Cockroaches and Zig and Sharko) to the Toons channel. Also, it seems to check your device if you have all Angry Birds games + Bad Piggies, Croods, and Icebreaker.

    Rank: Well Traveled with 1995 points
    By Nanami Kamimura (@nanami)

    I also forgot to mention that they seemed to have returned to the old font for the scores in-game (but not the others, especially the on-screen scoreboard). I noticed it when counting the remaining birds.

    Rank: Champion with 3735 points
    By Birds! (@theog)

    Hmmm, weird. Maybe Xilam toons on the Toons channel are some kind of advertisement? I also see one of the NGC kids show on the Toons channel.

    Rank: Explosive with 2195 points
    By bubbles (@hans-peter)

    In my game center, I am soehow the only one on the Arctic Eggspedition leaderboard… anybody else experiencing this?

    Rank: Avian Overlord with 16785 points
    By trishohara (@trishohara)

    yes, me too

    Rank: Gold Flinger with 9345 points
    By Jay (@jaythecanadian)

    I have always wondered for the past year if we’ll get a artic theme episode :)

    Updated Angry Birds Seasons on my Nexus 7 and just got the update for the Mac in the AppStore

    Rank: Out of this World with 2970 points
    By Lorde, ya ya ya! (@lolwutburger)

    They still haven’t changed the Pig’s looks, unlike ABO which changed the pigs since the RMF update.

    Rank: Slinger with 1190 points
    By muleskinner (@muleskinner)

    Crashing on load with the iPad 2. Does a few things like try to download a song called “Wings” from the iTunes Store & that fails. A screen shot with all of the levels completed shows when the IOS 7 app selector is displayed. Close and reboot doesn’t fix.

    Rank: Master Slinger with 7465 points
    By Evelyn (TeeVex) (@habink)

    What is the song named Wings?

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

    @muleskinner Please see the post.

    Rank: Avian Overlord with 19735 points
    By dmsral (@dmsral)

    I’ll pay the “Impatience Fee” after I’m done chasing points in Short Fuse. I can’t deal with 24 more distractions right now.

    Rank: Master Slinger with 6495 points
    By CC Jolly (@cc-jolly)

    Really great New Update. I love the background and graphics. It is also a little bit Austrian Style :-)

    Rank: Slinger with 1025 points
    By BombEagle (@bombeagle)

    I think the best is that water is again in these levels as in Piglantis! Now it’s time to wait patently and enjoy. :p

    Rank: Master Slinger with 5530 points
    By teogeo (@teogeo)

    @AMslimfordy Regarding the iOS fix, should it work if you restore your progress after reinstalling as well? I did a backup, reinstalled the app and it opened fine. But then I restored my progress and the app crashes again on the loading screen.

    Is the post’s fix supposed to work only for clean installs or is there something going wrong with my restoration?

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

    @teogeo Try moving ONLY the highscores file back. See if that works.

    Rank: Pig Leader with 10760 points
    By PdB (@playdbird)

    @amslimfordy – do you think Rovio will push a fix?

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

    Yes. But last I ears they’re still looking for the problem. (Few hours ago)

    Rank: Master Slinger with 5530 points
    By teogeo (@teogeo)

    @amslimfordy Sweet, it worked! Thanks, I appreciate your help! :)

    Rank: Slinger with 1180 points
    By utop1a (@utop1a)

    See you next year for another ABS update !!!

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