Angry Birds Seasons Haunted Hogs Update Out Now!

Boooo! We broke the news of this update first. Angry Birds Seasons v3.0.0 is now available for iOS, PC, Mac, and Android via Google Play and Amazon Appstore, with more platforms coming soon. The update includes a brand new episode called, “Haunted Hogs”, which appears inside a new, “Seasons 3” group. In typical Seasons fashion this looks to be a spooktacular update. Without further ado, let me jump into the gory details.

Attention Android Users: An update has landed for Google Play as v3.0.1, which reportedly fixes a crashing issue that some users were reporting. The initial release for Amazon Appstore is as v3.0.1.

This update includes

  • 30 new levels that take you deep inside a haunted mansion. Did one of those spooky paintings in the background just blink at me? Run!!!! Ahhhh!! Vampire-pigs, Fraken-pigs, scarecrow-pigs oh my! Walkthroughs are live.
  • Golden Eggs include a “Big Bat” bonus Golden Egg level that is unlocked after 3-starring all levels. There is one additional Golden Egg to be found in a level. Our Complete Angry Birds Seasons Golden Eggs guide is completely up-to-date, so check it out if you need help.
  • Ghost blocks! These apparitions are there, but they really aren’t. Ghost blocks hold up structures, sway, fall and break like normal blocks, but the kicker is you can shoot right through them.
  • Optimized for the iPhone 5! Yep, the first major version of Angry Birds to extend all the way to edges of your shiny new toy.
  • No power-ups! Which is a darn good thing if you ask me.
  • No new achievements for iOS. This is expected, since there is really no space for Seasons achievements points.
  • Flashback! (Pro Tip!) Orange jack-o’-lanterns (from Trick or Treat) are worth 3,000 points, and black jack-o’-lanterns (from Ham’o’ween) explode!

Helpful Links

Bugs That We’re Checking

The Angry Birds Seasons Back to School update introduced a few bugs, which we’ve listed out below. We will see if these are fixed and update their status as soon as possible. We will also include any new bugs that arise.

  • FIXED (Bug 45 iOS/PC/Mac): Confirmed fixed on iOS (v2.5.1) and PC/Mac (v3.0.0).
    The Level Selection Screens for “Wreck the Halls” and “Season’s Greedings” are not displaying properly (see this image for an example).
  • FIXED (Bug 46 iOS/Android/PC/Mac): Confirmed fixed on iOS, Android, PC, and Mac.
    Seasons Golden Egg 16 (in Easter Eggs) is now a broken Rube Goldberg machine (see the walkthrough page for more).
  • UPDATED BUG! WARNING! (Bug 47 iOS/Android/PC/Mac): The original bug, in small print below, is confirmed to have been fixed on iOS, Android, and PC. However, a new bug has arisen. While the levels were un-flip-flopped, the scores were not! PLEASE avoid playing these levels. Rovio has been pinged and we hope they will quickly rectify this issue, as it directly effects data files. Leaderboard entry for these levels has been temporarily closed to avoid corruption.
    The Golden Eggs in Moon(cake) Festival have been flip-flopped (see this comment thread for more). As a side effect, the “Golden Mooncake” and “Big Mooncake” unlock backwards (i.e., collecting all 8 slices unlocks the Big instead of the Golden; 3-starring unlocks the Golden instead of the Big).
  • FIXED (iOS/Android/PC/Mac): Confirmed fixed on iOS, Android, and PC. Mac pending.
    Piglantis 2-9 minimum 3-star score has changed. It was 100,000 in the original release and was changed to 102,000 in v2.5.0.
  • Pending (Bug 48 iOS/Android/PC/Mac): The “New Year Egg” from Wreck the Halls cannot be unlocked in v2.5.0.
  • New Bug (PC only): The ropes on the slingshot are not visible on PC.
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Comments (359)

Rank: Champion with 3835 points
By Jen (@jennifer-cooke-rabig)

HALLOWEEN IS OUT!!! WOO HOO!

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By maeflower81 (@maeflower81)

really?

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By PdB (@playdbird)

It’s true…

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By aaronksy (@aaronksy)

YES!!!!

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By Josm (@josm)

don’t see an update for android and ios?

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By Josm (@josm)

yes update for pc

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By maeflower81 (@maeflower81)

did your update work?

Rank: Boss Hog with 14280 points
By Josm (@josm)

yeah, PC in-game update works

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By Lamia (@lamia)

@josm yep… that’s how i could download it soo fast…

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By Coveleski (@coveleski)

Nothing for Android via Google Play.

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By Josm (@josm)

v 3.0.0

By Joseph

Just got prompted to download an update on the PC version!

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By maeflower81 (@maeflower81)

OMG it is out yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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By maeflower81 (@maeflower81)

My download not working, reinstalling to see if that works

Rank: Gold Flinger with 9860 points
By cconley777 (@cconley777)

I got an app update for AB Seasons HD this morning up I don’t see any new episodes / levels. On an iPad orginal…

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By cconley777 (@cconley777)

30 minutes later and another Update. Love the ghost blocks.

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By kevin (@kcox2116)

I like the “ghost” blocks

Rank: Champion with 3835 points
By Jen (@jennifer-cooke-rabig)

Me too! But so far I can’t get past #3!

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By kevin (@kcox2116)

I am having a little trouble there myself

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By Hidayat1999 (@hidayat1999)

It’s out on PC now!!! (v3.0.0, indicates that it’s Seasons 2013)

Rank: Master Slinger with 6610 points
By Lamia (@lamia)

Already playing in PC!!! WOOHOOO!!!

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By FujiToast (@fujitoast)

It’s now popping up in the app store. Not working for all though. We’ll keep everyone posted.

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By FujiToast (@fujitoast)

There are new ghost blocks! Very cool stuff. They hold structures up but the birds sail right through them. More to come in our post!

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By kevin (@kcox2116)

If they fall on pigs they don’t kill them either

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By TruckDriver (@truckdriver)

Yeah, those ghost blocks are an interesting phenomena. It’s rather durious that something so unsubstantial can break up into multiple pieces.

Rank: Well Traveled with 1520 points
By Little Brother Bird (@platypus1234)

The ghost blocks are so strong, not even the Mighty Eagle can destroy them.

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By Little Brother Bird (@platypus1234)

There is one bird that can “hit” them. Stella’s (The Pink Bird’s) bubbles can move the ghost blocks up in the air.

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By MVNLA2 (@mvnla2)

Watching that little blue bar creep along is agonizing. I almost thought I should start over, it was so slow.

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By Josm (@josm)

PC, 30 levels, chapter haunted hogs, they changed names 2011 2012 2013 to: seasons 1 seasons 2 and seasons 3

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By Josm (@josm)

new ghost blocks, and frankenstein pigs

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By Lamia (@lamia)

i refreshed my apps page in itunes and ABS HD showed the updte. it’ll be couple of minutes when iphone get the update

Rank: Master Slinger with 6610 points
By Lamia (@lamia)

now available totally in iOS… get them guys

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By aaronksy (@aaronksy)

I just love the ghost blocks and the paintings!!! Pretty cool!!!

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By dbkraemer (@dbkraemer)

Yes! The ghost blocks are a very cool and unexpected new feature :) Love them!

By Chris

Woohoo

I love the Halloween and Christmas episodes…the only ones I post about

When do the video walkthrough/tips get put up?

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By Lamia (@lamia)

chris you always get impatient… update only came out and no post has been up yet and you are asking for walkthrough? of course as usual it’ll be ready today

By Chris

Haha! It’s not I need the help, just eager to contribute my score and tips

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By Lamia (@lamia)

alright but even for that, you need to wait, right???

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By Lamia (@lamia)

and why aren’t you logged in?

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Are you kidding me?

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By Kingted (@kingted)

The whole game all three seasons been optimized for iPhone 5 it’s great playing full screen!!

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Thanks this is very valuable info.

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By TruckDriver (@truckdriver)

It appears that the Golden mooncake bug hasn’t been fixed yet, as I tried it, but the level still doesn’t open.

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By brave1966 (@brave1966)

@amslimfordy @truckdriver : Confirmed that Mooncake bug has not been fixed.

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By billymt (@billymt)

Update is fully iphone 5 compatible :) yay!

Rank: Deputized with 110 points
By MikeJ (@mikej8480)

Still no update on Android Google Play Store :(

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By brian (@this-username)

They’ve updated it in PC!

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By Angryguy (@angryperson)

even though i don’t really think another Halloween episode is necessary, this looks awesomely fun!

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By maeflower81 (@maeflower81)

My 4 year old will b so excited when he gets home from school!!!

Rank: Master Slinger with 6610 points
By Lamia (@lamia)

I love the spooky paintings in background. totally feels like I’m in haunted house. but i don’t know, my seasons is lagging a little bit in PC. other 3 games not lag like that

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By eherrera32 (@eherrera32)

I’m playing both ios and pc versions. But for the pc version, did you notice that a portion of the slingshot is missing while aiming with the birds?

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By brave1966 (@brave1966)

@eherrera32 @amslimfordy : Ghost slingshot on PC, and it affects all levels, not just the HH ones..

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Looks fine to me.

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By sparty83 (@sparty83)

Glad it does NOT have the power ups, but would really like to (finally) get the Mighty Eagle for Seasons on Android. Looking forward to this new update. Hope it comes soon (like later today) for Android!

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By heathen (@heathen)

Thankfully they got rid of the year designation for each allotment for seasons. I was beginning to wonder if car salesmen weren’t behind that originally somehow…LOL

Looking forward to playing it…have downloading it and am now charging my iPod Touch to full capacity.

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By Purplepaws (@purplepaws)

Looks like I posted just a bit too soon on the other page.

I was just wondering if the graphics are affected at all like they were in the latest AB update. I can’t play the original on my iPod touch anymore because the resolution is so terrible.

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

No reports at this time.

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By Purplepaws (@purplepaws)

Thanks. Oops, now it looks like I double posted with the merge. Just disregard that first one. :)

By Steven

same problem here for the PC version…the graphics are terrible after the update :(

Rank: Out of this World with 2510 points
By brave1966 (@brave1966)

Graphics are OK on my PC.

By Prismdaisy

I’m having the same problem. Graphics are horrible. Has anyone found a fix for this? I’m going to run the install and allow it to repair and see if that solves it…

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By Joey (@joeyba)

Tuesday is the new Thursday :)

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By Nanami Kamimura (@nanami)

I’ve played the new update. Bug 46 (Easter Egg 16) has now been fixed! Also, it seems that the season years are now numbered. Haunted Hogs is the first of Season 3.

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Thanks for the report.

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By Nishantesh (@nishantesh)

Thanks as Always Angry birds nest team for the update info u guys really work hard.Got 3 stars in level 1 in first attempt itself.These year belongs to Rovio looking forward to Star Wars Angry birds game.

By Golden Heart Chris

I don’t know it’s a bug, or something else, but in the Haunted Hogs background, there aren’t any flying birds. If you use another background in the main menu, everything is there, but they’re missing from the Haunted Hogs version.

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By PJng (@pjng)

I think this is by design, no bug.

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By hristaki032 (@hristaki032)

OMG yes this is the most coolest update for ABS(for now).I wonder is there is going to be a ME on android.

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By eherrera32 (@eherrera32)

It’s a pain to get the golden egg for the new update, hopefully you guys will find it too! Good luck!

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By Chris (@chriss)

I also found it. It took me about 10 tries. It’s hidden well, but it’s not very difficult to get.

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By MVNLA2 (@mvnla2)

FYI — The painting that is frequently on the left is homage to Edvard Munch’s “The Scream.” Munch was a Norwegian painter (1863 to 1944).

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By Nanami Kamimura (@nanami)

There’s also that Ecce Homo pig portrait in one of the GE levels, but just to let you know.

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By MVNLA2 (@mvnla2)

Which GE level? In HH or some other episode?

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By MVNLA2 (@mvnla2)

Should have @nanami

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By Jody (@jody)

The Munch Piggie is absolute GENIUS. =D

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By zone020 (@zone020)

Sounds like a good update!

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