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

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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?

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Comments (165)

Rank: Gold Flinger with 9025 points
By laurafj (@laurafj)

I am curious if everyone who has said that they like the advent style episodes is managing not to unlock them all now. Count me in as one who couldn’t wait.

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By E-Star (@e-star)

I for one am as stubborn as they come, so yeah I will be the one celebrating the advent experience every day, sniff snifff “Alll byyyy myyyy seeehelllfff, I am gonnaaaa play alll byyyy my seeehelffff” hahahahha

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By trishohara (@trishohara)

I’m with you @e-star

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By SweetP (@sweetp)

Oh my, Eric Carmen! @e-star that song brings back some old memories! Loved that song waaayyy back then when my 1st BF broke my heart! LOL

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By SweetP (@sweetp)

Let me tell ya, I was really tempted to do it, but I’m like you and I can wait!

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By karen68 (@karen68)

I’m with you @E-star… one a day til Christmas! No advance peeking at the levels either. I just enjoy the Advent style, it’s a December tradition for me now :)

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

I’m gonna do both so I can find Golden Eggs!!!

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By E-Star (@e-star)

Whatcha mean with both @AMslimfordy me confused?! Haven’t watched all the chatter on the new stuff as I want to find out myself.

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

I played all levels today on iPad for walkthroughs but I’ll play like Advent on my iPhone to find Golden Eggs. @E-Star

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By Terribletom (@terribletom)

May sound like a “Dumb” question! But are these automatically updated to the platforms???? I hadn’t noticed this today??

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Are what automatically updated, @TerribleTom?

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By Terribletom (@terribletom)

@amslimfordy, these NEW themes. Eggspedition levels?? I hadn’t looked for them, but didn’t notice them while playing Short Fuse on an Android Tablet. More curious than anything!!
Thanks!

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Sme Adroid devices automatically update their apps, but otherwise you have to go to the Google Play Store manually.

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By Terribletom (@terribletom)

Thank you Sir!! I just answered my question, it updates automatically!!

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By Joey (@joeyba)

I don’t think I’ll handle not opening all the levels and getting the 4 eggs. It’s so tempting! It’s there. I just have to click on the 0.99 button and boooom It’s there :)

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By laurafj (@laurafj)

If I remember, I will ask again after Christmas to see how many of us held out the entire month!

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By Annifrid (@annifrid)

I’m pretty sure I won’t unlock them either.
That would ruin the whole meaning of an advent calendar! You just don’t eat all the chocolate at once to have something you can look forward to tomorrow :)

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By kathi17 (@kathi17)

@annifrid I’m waiting too. I like what you said about chocolates. Sometimes I get a box of Godivas for Christmas, and I only eat one a day. It gives me something to look forward to every day for a whole month. Doing ABS advent style is the same way!

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By theanonymoussomeone (@anonymousomeone)

That’s what I do with Halloween candy.

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By SnTrooper (@sntrooper)

I don’t have Seasons but if I did I would wait. I’ve actually done a one-a-day in other games before. After I completed Space I went back and once a day 3 stared levels I wasn’t able to the first time. Then did that again with Rio. I’ve also done it in my first play throughs of the Cosmic Crystals, Endor, and currently Short Fuse updates.

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By AngryBirdsSpaceMaster (@spacemaster)

The walkthrough page with screenshots of the levels is tempting me enough. I need a way to block that. You can block the purchase button by turning off the Power Up shop, but the walkthrough page on this website is killing me. ;-;

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By sparty83 (@sparty83)

I’m playing them one a day like Rovio wanted with the Advent Calendar format. Trying not to even look at what the future levels look like.

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By Chris (@chriss)

I dont know if this is what Rovio wanted (why did the make an option to unlock all levels at once?), but I am also someone who waits and plays one level a day. First of all that’s how an Advent Caldndar works. I’m not a small biy who can’t wait. And secondly, why should I pay 99 cents for something I can have for free in the next few days? Maybe 99 cents is not much, but it is the price of the whole game!

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By kathi17 (@kathi17)

I haven’t looked at them yet either. It’s not as much fun when they aren’t new to everyone, but I can understand why Rovio did it this way. As it was, they weren’t getting paid for all these updates. This way, they are.

I sort of wish they would do all the updates advent style, with the .99 option, then we might get more updates for the AB games.

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By theanonymoussomeone (@anonymousomeone)

I’m waiting. I knew from the start I would. I have no money and it spoils the calendar. So I will wait, because if there’s anything I learned from Phil on Duck Dynasty, it’s that good things come to those who wait. But that is not what the rest of the world does. Consume, consume, consume. Forests, animals, and resources.

By IndieGuy

If I uninstall and play a level it’s works fine. But when I put my data back into the game it will crash at startup. Any other suggestions?

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Restore ONLY the highscores.lua file.

By Indie_Guy

Thanks slim it worked!

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By lvmh (@lvmh)

Couldn’t resist and bought the 24 levels, but they don’t want to appear!!!! When I tap level 2 the ad with buy or wait appear, I tap buy, and it answers that I bought the in app already but it hasn’t been uploaded yet. Nothing in App Store. Help!

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By laurafj (@laurafj)

@lvmh and @mismiz1962, this happened to me as well. I powered down the iPad and turned it back on so it could fix itself, which it did. Have you gotten yours to work yet?

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By lvmh (@lvmh)

Thanks, @laurafj, but no it didn’t work. I deinstalled then reinstalled the app, and it is working now. I only lost the score on december 1st.

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By Mismiz1962 (@mismiz1962)

I have the same issue as @lvmh. Purchased and still can’t play. Keeps saying is has not downloaded, but can’t fine a way to download. Help!

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By Mismiz1962 (@mismiz1962)

Have you been able to unlock the purchase? I am having the same problem as you with seasons.

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By lvmh (@lvmh)

I deinstalled then reinstalled the app, and it is working now.

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By laurafj (@laurafj)

Great.

By Leon D Riker

The language supporting the Seasons 4.0.0 update says about the 25 new levels, “one for each day BEFORE Christmas!”

That would reasonably lead me to expect the last level, 25, to be available on 12/24, the day BEFORE Christmas.

Backing up in time, I would then expect level 2 to be available to me on 12/01. But, it’s not – I must wait ’til 12/02.

Is this as it should be?

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By sal9 (@sal9)

Yes it is. Levels 1 to 25 from Dec 1st to Dec 25th.
Rovio could not release the update this Sunday.
So we got to play level 1 for a couple of days before everything gets back to normal on Monday.

By Dee Ann

Of course it not on Amazon app store yet :(

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By jcnventura (@jcnventura)

I think I found a fix for the crash in Android.. It may help others.

My Seasons wasn’t working, so I restored 3.3.0 from the Titanium Backup, and then ran Seasons again. This time, I re-enabled the power-up store. I exited Seasons, upgraded through Play Store, and Seasons was finally able to load again.

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By kathi17 (@kathi17)

@jcnventura in case anyone with an unrooted device sees this, Titanium backup is only for rooted Androids. I still haven’t rooted my Galaxy SIII, and I miss Titanium more than any other app.

I don’t have a problem with crashes, but thought I’d add that in case it causes confusion.

I need to root my phone!

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By Birds! (@theog)

You can use helium, it doesn’t need root (but still requires PC). If your device is rooted then the backup proccess is easier.

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By OldDog (@olddog)

Does anyone think there will be a patch for the IOS platform problems, or is my only hope to back up, uninstall and re-install? I’m really nervous to do that if a patch is coming. Meanwhile, I’m missing out. :(

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

@OldDog Yes Rovio is working on the issue actively.

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By OldDog (@olddog)

Great, then I think I’ll wait for it. :)

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By sporting16w (@sporting16w)

I am missing out too. It will only get to the loading screen and then crashes. What is going on?

I have backup files. Should I uninstall it?

I just sent Rovio and email. I wonder if that will help.

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By PdB (@playdbird)

Any news on this issue @amslimfordy?
Fortunately I can play on my two android devices, but I still can’t open seasons on my iPod.
Thanks.

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

I haven’t heard anything yet, but the fix in the post should work OK.

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By PdB (@playdbird)

@amslimfordy – fyi – Rovio/App Store just pushed out a fixed version of Seasons.
Can be played on IOS now.

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By Chris (@chriss)

Why are there no bonus levels for collecting stars and feathers?

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By AngryBirdsSpaceMaster (@spacemaster)

I was wondering that myself. Maybe it’ll be added in a later update. They looked really bad on the Winter Wonderham calendar… I would be fine without them.

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By TNM (@razorblood)

Somewhat related: Angry Birds Friends 1.4.0 just got released on App Store. Don’t know about other platforms. It seems to be improved compatibility with a Christmas Tournament starting on the 9th and adds the Jingle Sling.

By Mike

I updated and got season 4. I then paid the .99 to unlock, now all my achievements are gone and the leaderboard won’t even appear. I checked my other AB games and the same is true for all of them.

What can I do to fix it?

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

So none of your apps show achievements? You’re likely logged out of GameCenter then. Try going directly into that “app”.

By Mike

Tried that. It shows I am logged in and shows 43 games, but when I click on that bubble it says “No games”, the switches to “not available unable to load data due to network connectivity issues or errors”. This has never happened before. It started right after I paid the .99. I can still go online, FB, check Email, log into ITunes….

Any thoughts?

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Sounds like an issue with your device. You may have to contact Apple.

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By Chris (@chriss)

I’m rank 15600 in Game Center with a total score of mot even 500’000 points. So oviously most of the 170’000 Game Center players play only one level a day.

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By Birds! (@theog)

Has anyone notice that the birds fly again in the background? Seems that the birds don’t fly on season 3 :/

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By Chris (@chriss)

They also flew in Winter Wonderham of Seasons 3.

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By Birds! (@theog)

Got an update for seasons today. Seems that update only fixes crashing on some devices, and it doesn’t fix longer loading (but that’s not annoying for me :P)

By Snauzoo

I tried the fix in the post. First time after syncing iPad, I copied all the .lua file off. Used I explorer and put all of them in overwriting the existing files. Did not work, so I deleted app, reinstalled app and then copied in only high scores. Still did not work. Any suggestions? I had perfect scores on all episodes plus feathers the last Christmas one. Cant remember feathers on all the others, too long ago.
So now what?

By Morph416

In case anyone needs it.. 4.0.1 was released for Android. Not sure if it fixes any issues you all were having with it crashing at startup.

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By MillerTime24 (@kkrueger24)

I downloaded the newest update and it kept crashing on IOS 7.4. Since I have the game backed up to the cloud I unistalled it and then reinstalled from cloud and now I have lost all my progress in Angry Birds Seasons! I have done this in the past and never had this issue! Anyway that I can fix this and get my progress back??

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)
By erica

Is there an ETA from Rovio for the fix for this? I know this is the hot question right now.
Thanks.

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

You would have to ask Rovio about that.

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By trainman2012 (@trainman2012)

I just got the iPhone 5C and it transferred all my data over from my old iPhone 4 but every time I try to play Seasons, it keeps knocking me back to the home screen. I’ve tried doing that stuff stated in the solution but it keeps doing the same thing. Any suggestions, @amslimfordy ??

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By Brendar1218 (@brendar)

@AMslimfordy Since the 4.0.1 came out, I’m able to open the app, and play the first level, but when I go to play level 2, it says network error, please check internet connection. I’m running iPhone 5 ios 7.0.4, and everything else that needs internet works just fine. The only I can think of, I’m in China, could that be messing something up?

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

@brendar Hrm, I’m not sure. Are you using cellular data or WiFi? (The latter might be a good thing to try if not done already)

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By Brendar1218 (@brendar)

@AMslimfordy yes, I’ve tried both network and Wifi, restarting my phone, and still not wanting to work.

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Very strange. I’d probably ask Rovio then. Sorry.

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By OldDog (@olddog)

Got an IOS update today that solved the crashing problem for me. Glad I waited and didn’t do the back up and re-install.

By wawan

sorry, when I opened the level winter wonderham, intel golden egg disappeared from golden egg page. anyone know why?

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By bird_follower (@cahfamily)

Yeah, but i want get this for free!

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By Terribletom (@terribletom)

Tried the 1st 2 levels!! A different challenge, and always fun!! Looking forward to the whole themes levels!!

By Shok

What time in Buenos Aires,Argentina unlock levels?

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By sal9 (@sal9)

I believe it should be 5 am, according to your time zone.

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By igorruckert (@igorruckert)

Out for PC /

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By Josm (@josm)

Angry Birds Seasons is now out on PC! @AMslimfordy

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By Josm (@josm)

(Version 4.0.1)

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By NRPax (@nrpax)

Seems to be delayed getting here. I don’t have the ability to get the update yet.

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By Josm (@josm)
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By NRPax (@nrpax)

Thanks, Josm. Much appreciated.

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By kathi17 (@kathi17)

It’s so much more fun playing on the big screen!

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By iBird (@ibird)

Great! Now there is a new ‘Zoom button’ in PC version.

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By Kimmy (@kimmy1971)

Yeah.. finally for PC downloading now

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