Angry Birds Seasons Wreck the Halls Update Now Available

The Angry Birds Seasons Wreck the Halls update (v2.1.0) is now available for iOS, Mac, PC, Nokia, and Android via the Android Market and Amazon Appstore. Other platforms will be getting the update very soon. This update — which we first leaked about two weeks ago — celebrates the Christmas Season and is very similar to Seasons Greedings in that it counts down like an advent calendar with one new level per day!

Update: Seasons HD (iPad) has received a v2.1.1 update, which presumably fixes the loading issue on 1st generation iPad.
Another Update: HD v2.1.2 has landed and should fix the launch issue once and for all.

This update includes:

  • 25 new levels with one new level unlocked every day just like Seasons Greedings and Summer Pignic
  • 4 new achievements (Smash 300 cookies; Pass all 25 levels; 3-star all 25 levels; and Score Addict)
  • More Golden Eggs to be found (we will update as we find them)
  • A “Big Cookie” bonus level that is unlocked when you 3 star every level
  • Per Rovio, “on the last day you’ll meet the big pig himself!

Bug Fixes:

  • The Trick or Treat Golden Egg Flip-Flop bug (Bug 27) has been resolved! So we may be pushing the Seasons Golden Eggs Leaderboard live soon!
  • The Facebook/Twitter Disappearing Stars bug (Bug 28) has been resolved as well.
  • Seasons is now 100% bug-free!!!! (Note that the Easter Score Addict bug is not fixable.)

Notes:

  • Wreck the Halls 3-star walkthroughs are live. Daily walkthrough pages will go live at 12 AM PST (8 AM UTC), so be sure to check back every day. The actual video will be added to the page as soon as it’s ready, but the page is there for your comments and strategies.
  • 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. Again, please be patient with brand new levels; we will update the leaderboards during the day.

Rovio has also released a Gameplay Trailer (seen below) and a Christmas comic. Finally, there is a major update to Chrome Beta, so be sure to check out these other posts as well.

No shortage of Angry Birds this December! Enjoy!

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

    Comments (314)

    Rank: Slinger with 1245 points
    By jord (@jord)

    Anyone experiencing stability problems with the latest update? I have an iPad 1, ios 5, and ab crashes constantly, sometime right after launching the app, sometimes after reloading the first level…..

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

    Most users have reported that this issue is fixed after a full device restart.

    Rank: Slinger with 1245 points
    By jord (@jord)

    Thanks, much appreciated

    By Sarah

    Thank you! I had this problem, too.

    By Josh

    Any word on when it will be available on Amazon Market?

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    By mariokart.cruz (@mariokart-cruz)

    In a couple of hours because they are so secure when trying to update an app

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

    It should be soon.

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    By Lorde, ya ya ya! (@lolwutburger)

    Download Doesn’t work Can you please give Direct Link?

    oh, and theyre making a new comic

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

    What download? And yes, we have a link to those comics at the end of this post.

    Rank: Out of this World with 2605 points
    By mariokart.cruz (@mariokart-cruz)

    Can’t wait to play Wreck the Halls once Amazon updates it!

    Rank: Out of this World with 2605 points
    By mariokart.cruz (@mariokart-cruz)

    Wreck the Halls is updated Amazon! So happy!

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

    Can you reply back once you play the 1st level? The Direct Link is still showing 2.0.0 – Ham’o’ween. Thanks.

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

    Thanks.

    By G-Unit

    This update is awesome – this has to be one of the best renditions of the AB theme yet!

    Rank: DaBomb with 400 points
    By dGhost (@dghost)

    Can’t wait! Going to update when I get home and lock myself away for a couple of hours, improving old AB scores and achieving new ones…

    Rank: Hardened with 730 points
    By ladycrumb (@ladycrumb)

    The high, snowy mountains in the background of Wreck the Halls are reminding me of another wonderfully strange Finnish holiday item – the movie Rare Exports. The pig head at the beginning of the movie helps, too….

    Rank: DaBomb with 390 points
    By trickster2599 (@trickster2599)

    Anyone notice how the pigs and birds are not after the eggs this time? Everyone is happy! Temporary truce.

    Rank: DaBomb with 390 points
    By trickster2599 (@trickster2599)

    Oh yeah. The golden egg for trick or treat disappears, but all you have to do is go back to level 3-2 and obtain it again.

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

    Seems to happen for some, not others. Mine was fine.

    By Oobgular

    Hey, I got seasons when ham o ween came out, ang got the GE on trick or treat. Now the big pumpkin is unlocked, though I still need 3-stars on 4 levels, and my Golden Egg is gone. Does this have to do with that bug fix?

    By Oobgular

    Okay I just got the golden egg again and finished it, (And it’s different than the one I had) but the pumpkin is still unlocked, so I can play the level. Is this supposed to happen?

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    By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

    You need to elaborate a bit so we can help you.

    By Oobgular

    See if you can answer this: I somehow unlocked all the levels, but I can’t actually play them. When I first updated it said how long it would be till they would open. Now when I tap them, they open and say “loading” I didn’t do anything imperticular, so I don’t know what’s going on…

    By Chong

    I just can’t get ABChrome to Lauch on Chrome. If I go to SD version , after the ABChrome pic the loading never ends.
    If I go to HD version all the pics are black (including the rovio logo)

    By Chong

    BTW I forgot, I’m running the newest version of ABChrome

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

    Try clearing your cache

    By Chong

    Update: Just Reinstalled Without clearing cache Using SD version Without Problems. I Guess Chrome Was Trying to update the Pics.

    By hellslave

    iPhone 3G, iOS 4.2.1

    This version crashes at loading screen just like v2.0.0 as well. I’ve emailed Rovio twice already in the past month or so and never a reply back. Original and Rio work perfectly, so it’s got to be a bug, contrary to Rovio’s statemenet about Seasons being bug free.

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

    1) Rovio did not claim that. I claim it. There are no universal or widespread bugs.
    2) Try restarting your device completely.
    3) If not, backup your progress using our method and then delete the app. Reinstall, play one level, then restore your progress.

    By hellslave

    I’ve been trying that since v2.0.0 came out. Playing one level, as you say to do, after reinstalling, is not an option, because the app never gets the far. Ever. Upon launching, I get the white Rovio company screen and then Angry Birds Seasons title screen where it says “loading” in the bottom-right corner. It’ll stay here for a few seconds (up to 30, one time), go black, then back to the sprindboard. I’ve restarted, rebooted, uninstalled, reinstalled, everything else I can think of. It just never works.

    …and it’s not just me experiencing this either. When 2.0.0 was released, the review comments on the appstore mentioned the same problem from a few other people too.

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

    Could be your settings file. I’ll write you a mail.

    By hellslave

    Didn’t work either. It’s not a problem on my end; it’s the app itself, as there are other people who are experiencing it as well. I’m looking at the reviews for v2.1.0 specifically at the moment, and I count approx. thirteen reviews as of Dec. 2, 4:22am, Pacific time, that are speaking of this exact issue. So again, I know for a fact that it’s a bug in the app that started with 2.0.0 and continues on in this verion.

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

    Sorry, but I’m not sure what to tell you. We have had very very few reports of this happening, and most of them were solved via restart or settings files. If you have tried restarting and reinstalling the app, it is likely an issue with your device. You’re best bet is to write another mail to Rovio being as specific as possible.

    By Arush Sharma

    yes got updated automatically for PC. so no need of direct links for me… My score is 110k in 1st level….

    Rank: Hardened with 715 points
    By epidemic27 (@epidemic27)

    Sorry if already answered, the extra 4 achievements don’t show in my Gamecentre regardless if going in direct or from the game. Help?

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

    Nothing to help. They are secret achievements.

    Rank: Out of this World with 2985 points
    By Chucky (@chucky)

    FYI, if you change the date to next year and then load the game, if you go across to the golden egg area, you can see a golden egg.

    However please note you cannot access it (as eventually it tries to connect to Rovio servers) but it does tell you it is available in 29 days (which is strange as there are only 25 levels lol):

    Screen 1: http://img703.imageshack.us/img703/5108/photo2ex.png
    Screen 2: http://img59.imageshack.us/img59/8243/photoob.png
    Screen 3 (This one just shows the stars available under each level): http://img41.imageshack.us/img41/2628/photo1wt.png

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    By sal9 (@sal9)

    maybe it’s a new year’s eve special ( rio golden beach style ), who knows.
    I wouldn’t play with dates too much as you might confuse important apps on your device.

    Rank: Gold Flinger with 9820 points
    By Chris (@chriss)

    Haha, funny! And if you change the date back, the Golden Egg remains on the screen.

    But the level will only be available in more than 27 days. Does this mean that this Golden Egg should appear automatically on the 31st December?

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    By Lorde, ya ya ya! (@lolwutburger)

    Pictures are quite Strange
    BIRDS AND PIGS ARE FRIENDS.

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

    Plus, for the first time, we see a bird character on the episode selection icon!

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    By Jakkie95 (@jake1995)

    I saw that the ‘Mooncake Festival’ levels now named as ‘Moon Festival.

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

    It was always named Moon Festival

    Rank: Master Slinger with 6740 points
    By Mighty Eagle (@mighty-eagle)

    No Slim. It was named ‘Mooncake Festival’ in v1.6.0 and it became ‘Moon Festival’ in Ham’o’ween (v2.0.0) update

    v1.6.0 – https://www.angrybirdsnest.com/angry-birds-seasons-mooncake-festival-now-available/

    v2.0.0 – http://i1109.photobucket.com/albums/h427/Mighty_Eagle/Angry%20Birds/IMG_2422.png

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    By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

    Ah strange

    Rank: Sling God with 26055 points
    By sal9 (@sal9)

    nice observation, actually the mac version still has mooncake festival after the wreck the halls update.

    Rank: DaBomb with 260 points
    By bluegie (@bluegie)

    I’m so happy that they update PC version as well this time! And yes!! No more muffled sound! Love ya rovio!

    By Jerric

    Jingle bells, piggies smell, the White bird laid an egg…

    Rank: DaBomb with 300 points
    By whitebird (@whitebird)

    Any ideas what the score addict total is for wreck the halls?
    It’s odd that we don’t know, this normally gets displayed in gamecenter….

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

    No idea, though we will likely figure it out around the 20th or so.

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    By mightybrotherrainbowbird1598 (@mightybrotherrainbowbird1598)

    Hey a problem here that when i download the update it says something like M5 not valid,playing on pc,any help???

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    By Chucky (@chucky)

    25 minutes until the new level :D

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    By Austin (@austin18)

    Hey slim, is it normal for the PC version of Angry Birds Original, Seasons, and Rio to have music skipping or studdering sometimes?

    Rank: Sling God with 31125 points
    By Bird Leader (@birdleader)

    Have you tried rebooting your computer to see if it’s a memory issue?

    Rank: Hardened with 565 points
    By Austin (@austin18)

    I have a:
    AMD Athlon II X2 M300 (2.0GHz Dual-Core Processor)
    4GB RAM
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
    320GB Hard Drive
    It only does it rarely but is kind of annoying but I also Defragment my hard drive hourly, Run Antivirus scan daily and use CCleaner to fix registry errors. My PC is almost 2 years old. it’s a laptop.

    Rank: Hardened with 565 points
    By Austin (@austin18)

    And on the Mine and Dine Episode, sometime when you fling a bird at any material, you hear this echo/studdering effect of the material breaking. I don’t understand.

    Rank: Hardened with 565 points
    By Austin (@austin18)

    I just want to make sure i’m not the only one who’s had sound stuttering for the PC version before, that’s why i’m kinda worried.

    Rank: Gold Flinger with 8570 points
    By Kartflyer (@kartflyer)

    It’s because of the cave theme. I like how Rovio goes into tiny details like that, to make the perfect game :-D

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

    If you are playing while your drive is defragging, I bet that would do it.

    Rank: Hardened with 565 points
    By Austin (@austin18)

    The thing is though, my PC is running at top performance because i use all these tools to help my computer, so why should the game be stuttering at all?

    Rank: Hardened with 565 points
    By Austin (@austin18)

    my hard drive’s random read speed is on average 35-37MB/s

    Rank: Sling God with 31125 points
    By Bird Leader (@birdleader)

    Sorry Austin, I doubt there is much we can do here to help with this particular situation.

    Rank: Hardened with 565 points
    By Austin (@austin18)

    okay, well thanks anyways.

    By taz

    i thought its for angry rio as cuz say coming soon on it and i have 1.3.2 verison pc

    By Löre

    Hey help! This is bugging, when i’m going to load this days level, it stucks and shuts the Seasons. :( There is also a bug in th “? mark”, because, i bought mighty eagle and i had it’s indructions in the ? – place, but now when globe birds is there too, i’m not seeing any mighty eagle at all

    Rank: Gold Flinger with 8570 points
    By Kartflyer (@kartflyer)

    The Mighty Eagle’s instructions are gone on mine too! As for your first problem, have you tried restarting the device?

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

    That’s true, there is now the Orange Bird directions twice.

    As per the crashing, are you connected to a WiFi network?

    By Löre

    yes i am, and i have tried restarting it but nothing happend. But when i changed in other connection it worked, maybe it has to be updated in the same… um… how would i explain it… in same wi-fi connection where upload the 1 day. i mean you cant upload it on different placec, or wi-fi connections.

    Sorry my english is pretty week

    By Hese

    I waited this new season again, but all i have notice that : it takes more time to load game (iphone 4 and iPad (1st gen) yes i have restart my devices (at least its not any windows model what have to restart everytime) and yes i have send several emails to Rovio. Im kind of disappointed because Rovio have been a good to fix bugs soon. But it seems time changes.

    Also i have notice that i dont have any achievement in game center, and mooncake festival is finished with 3 star but not get achievement for that, cant play the 3 star level what it should be playable after finished 3 star

    By ose_16

    there’s still no update for symbian?

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

    To quote Rovio’s newsletter

    Angry Birds Seasons: Wreck the Halls is now available for iOS and Android, with an update for Symbian^3 following shortly.

    By rospondek

    ‘Seasons is now 100% bug-free!!!!’
    Yes, because it is no longer working on the iPod 2G :(
    Sometimes it shows the ‘Play’ screen but after that just black screen and reset :(

    Shame… :(

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

    Have you tried restarting your device?

    By hellslave

    Don’t worry, you aren’t alone. I’ve emailed Rovio again, so hopefully the third time will be a charm.

    By rospondek

    @AMslimfordy, dozens of times…

    By rospondek

    And it is working. Just try to run the game once and turn off the music. ;)

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    By mariokart.cruz (@mariokart-cruz)

    Looking through the PC images, when you three star all the levels in Wreck the Halls, you get a candy cane with a golden star hooked on it.

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