Angry Birds Bugs & Glitches

Below is an actively updated list of Angry Birds bugs, glitches, and issues spanning all version and platforms. We obviously can’t know everything, so many of these are reported and/or updated by the AngryBirdsNest community, so if you notice something out of the ordinary leave a comment below and investigate. Please don’t leave a comment for a bug that already exists unless you have something new to report. Thanks!

Name EditionPlatformFixed
Total Bugs Logged: 49
Golden Egg #30 Sometimes Doesn't Pop UpOriginalAllv3.4.0
Golden Egg #8 UnobtainableOriginalAllv3.3.0
"New Year Egg" UnattainableSeasonsAllv3.1.0
Mooncake Festival Golden Egg Flip-FlopSeasonsAllv3.1.0
Seasons Golden Egg 16 BrokenSeasonsAllv3.0.0
Both Christmas Level Selection Screens BorkedSeasonsiOS, PC, Macv2.5.1
Power Up Slot Machine InaccurateOriginaliPhone, iPod Touchv2.3.0
"Menu Popper" Not WorkingSpaceiOSv1.2.0
"Feather Picker" Not WorkingSpaceiOSv1.1.0
Scores Adding 5SpaceAllv1.1.0
Achievements Earned OfflineSpaceiOSv1.1.0
"Where No Birds..." Not RegisteringSpaceiPhone, iPod Touchv1.1.0
"Gravitational Escape" Incorrectly ListedSpaceiOSv1.1.0
"Pig Bang" Score Addict Incorrectly ListedSpaceiOSv1.2.2
Double-Bonus BirdsRioAllNo
Mac Trackpad SensitivityOriginalMacv2.0.2
Nokia's "New Year Egg"SeasonsSymbianv2.3.0
Scores Ending in 9OriginaliOS, Android, PC, Macv2.0.2
Golden Egg 1 Missing from Mac/PCOriginalPC, Macv2.0.2
"Carnival Upheaval - Score Addict" Valued Wrong (Unfixable)RioiPadUnfixable
Carnival Upheaval 8-5 3-star ThresholdRioiOSv1.4.0
Facebook/Twitter Levels Show No StarsSeasonsAllv2.1.0
Trick or Treat Golden Egg Flip-FlopSeasonsiOS, Androidv2.1.0
Block Smasher Free BuggedFree, Seasons FreeiOSNo
Rio Loading IssueRioAndroidv1.3.2.2
"Stellarvore" Not RegisteringRioiOSv1.4.0
Seasons Mighty Eagle Achievements FlawedSeasonsiOSv2.0.0
Rio Football FlawedOriginalPCv2.0.0
PSP Unattainable Golden Eggs (Rumored Solutions Within)OriginalPSPNo
"Bright Side of the Moon" Not WorkingSeasonsiOSv2.0.0
Star for Golden Egg 17 Only Once UnlockableOriginalPCv2.0.0
Seasons Greedings 16 FeatherSeasonsiOSv2.0.0
"King of the Caves" LabelingOriginaliOSv1.6.3
Smash Maniac (Not Bugged)OriginaliOSNot Bugged
Rio Football Numbering InconsistentOriginalAllv2.0.0
Accordion Not WorkingOriginalMacv1.6.3
17 Melons in Beach VolleyRioiOS, Androidv1.3.0
"Bunny Hunter" FlawedSeasonsiOSv2.0.0
Facebook Levels Won't UnlockSeasonsAllv1.6.0
Mighty Eagle Purchase and Use FlawedOriginaliOSNo
Only 14 Golden FruitsRioAllNo
Golden Eggs DisappearingOriginal, SeasonsAllNo
Seasons Golden Eggs MisnumberedSeasonsAllv2.0.0
Mooncake Festival In-Game Score Counter FlawedSeasonsiOSv2.0.0
"Easter Eggs - Score Addict" Valued Wrong (Unfixable)SeasonsiPhone, iPod TouchUnfixable
"Summer Pignic - Score Addict" Not WorkingSeasonsiOSv1.6.0
"Carnival Upheaval - Score Addict" MissingRioiOSv1.3.0
Carnival Upheaval Achievements Not WorkingRioiOSv1.3.0
Mighty Eagle Achievements FlawedOriginaliOSv1.6.3

Comments (2,304)

By Steve

Star Wars AB bonus level 6 310 stars is locked and will not unlock. I have attained 3 stars in every level for a total of 780 stars. Every other bonus level is unlocked. Help?!?!

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Usually these errors fix themselves when the app updates, but you should contact Rovio directly about this issue.

By Ian

Seasons will not run. It crashes out just before running the daily gift. Have tried removing and uninstalling, closing all other apps, and resetting ipad. All other apps are ok, and only seems to have started after the last update.

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Please see our our release post for information.

By Ian

Ok thanks. I’ll wait for the update.

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By adrian9595 (@adrian9595)

Seasons Bug alert!!!!!

If after throwing your last bird ( providing all the pigs are dead ), you press mighty eagle and wait, the Level cleared screen starts and will add 10,000 to your score. It seems to be counting the sardine can as a bonus bird. Works on all levels.

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By jwgardenwiz (@jwgardenwiz)

Wow — I also noticiced that Mighty Eagle was malfunctioning. You must launch the sardine can quickly to get the Eagle to swoop down, otherwise the score begins to tally as if you didn’t select ME at all. I didn’t notice any effect on score because I was interested in getting the feather and wasn’t looking. I restarted before the tally was complete. If Adrian9595 is correct, it suggests closer examination ofosted scores for those levels which require all birds to be launched or all but one. So far, all solutions have had high-scoring strategies that did not require all birds to be launched. Wasting a bird(s) just to gain the 10k from this glitch would not result in a higher score than you would obtain otherwise. The only exception is the case where a high-scoring strategy leaves one bird remaining: launching that final bird will cause some additional damage and associated points (delta) plus the 10k from the glitch. The net increase is just ‘delta’ since there is now no bonus from that last bird.

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Users should not exploit this glitch, and it is new to v4.0.

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Thanks, reporting to Rovio.

By dustin huskey

Boba Fett missions are locked. and i have all jet packs.

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

There are no known issues at this time. Can you provide some more details (platform, version number, etc.) and perhaps include a screenshot of the Episode Selection Screen?

By Richard Powell

My angry birds original crashes at the play screen. It started just after loading reds feathers update.

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Have you tried updating to the Short Fuse update? What platform are you playing on?

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By JackS (@spdlives)

anybody else having massively annoying and frequent server crash reports on angry birds friends on facebook? it’s really quite distressing…

By Angie

Definitely – right since Halloween levels. It’s getting worse and worse. I’m really considering to quit for good although I like it pretty much.

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By DG47 (@dg47)

Screen constantly shaking on all levels of PC version B3-15 & 16 particularly bad and headache inducing. Reported to Rovio yesterday.

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By iBird (@ibird)

You mean in ABSW2 ‘Battle of Naboo’ update ?
Screen shaking is “normal” in Battle of Naboo, it’s not a bug.

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By DG47 (@dg47)

Thanks for that-it still gives me a headache though! :)

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By DG47 (@dg47)

Intermittent freezing of levels on PC version of Rio Rocket Rumble-some levels are ok sometimes but not at other times . Particularly prone to temporary freezing of birds in flight and collisions when first opened, some instances require a ctrl-alt-del to get out of.

Arctic Expedition has no problems-as do no other programs on my PC, virus check run etc.

By Barbara Shepard

Star Wars level 6-16 – even though I smash all pigs, it won’t give me a score, therefor I cannot get past this level.

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Hi Barbara,

Perhaps you the pig in the black helmet hanging above the two main structures? I missed it the first few times I played the level.

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By waelman1999 (@waelman)

Angry birds go wont let me enter.
After i click the icon, it takes me to the loading screen, then to a black screen, then exits automatically.
I think it started after i updated the app.
BTW i am using ipad air 7.0.3

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By Angry Birds Go! (@syafii)

Angry Birds Go! close by itself when i race with foreman pig in champion chase in my Samsung Galaxy S3.

By Tiffany Walsh

I apologize if this issue was already addressed but I can’t find an answer yet: how come at least 75 people on angry birds seasons appear to have fake scores, such as 9,647,353,465,880? It messes up the leadership boards.

Thanks for your continued help!

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By E-Star (@e-star)

Tiffany I assume you mean the Game Center of Apple? ABN doesn’t have any influence on that and frankly I don’t think Apple does either. Those 75, probably bored and wanna get attention, people hacked the system somehow. Really pathetic, but not much can be done about that. I tried reporting them to Apple in the beginning, but when I saw no changes and I gave up.

This is one of the reasons I love it here at AngryBirdsNest with it’s leaderboard guardians. Those outrages scores won’t stand a chance here and will be taken down immediately. This was one of the reasons I signed up here at ABN and put in my scores, not only are the leaderboards guarded it gave me the incentive to improve my scores seeing them compared to all the other bird lovers here. Maybe you should try it and sign up here and enter your scores in the leaderboards here too :)

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By Tiffany Walsh (@tiffany-walsh)

Thanks both of you! I may just do that.

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

GameCenter uses a 64-bit gauge for scores. Therefore

MaxInt = 2^(63) – 1 = 9,223,372,036,854,775,807.

By Joy price

I already got probe gatherer achievement. But i dont have probe explorer ach. What is this?

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Sorry Joy, but perhaps sending a screenshot to Rovio would be helpful. GameCenter can be very finicky.

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By Amphoth3ra (@amphoth3ra)

This. happened to me this week while playing the Level 3-10 of Fry Me To The Moon on the iPad version of Angry Birds Space (V1.6.8).

After hitting the small stone plank with the Lazer Bird (the first bird available), a massive part of the level disappeared, including: the Space Needle and all the path before it, all the pigs in the mentioned path (including the one floating with the bubble), the egg, the planet itself and some of the landscape.

By Angry3456

Like when I play AB Seasons on my Android Tablet for a few minutes on the same chapter sometimes the levels won’t move, like you only see the pigs and the structures just still without them blinking, while I am able to do everything else. Can this bug or whatever be fixed?

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

What device do you play on? Have you tried restarting your device?

By Angry3456

I play on an Android Tablet. This only happened to me like three times trying to get all three stars in Trick or Treat and Season’s Greedings.

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

I would try restarting your device to clear up RAM for the game to run properly.

By Nicki Fleming

Help all my stars have been wiped off AB Star Wars. Tried update – not available so reinstalled have nothinv
except daily rewards left.

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

What device are you playing on?

By Nicola Fleming

Samsung Galaxy Ace

By Nawtqt

In Angry Birds Star Wars II, whenever I purchase a “bundle” I only received ONE of the three characters I paid for. Why?

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

You would have to direct this question to Rovio’s Customer Service. Be sure to include details like your device, which bundle, which character was received, etc.

By Mike Brassell

Every so often I get a screen that shows a red circle with a line through it, together with a pic of the world and the Angry Birds red logo next to a pic of a mobile phone. I then have to close and restart.

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

That’s attempting to connect to Rovio’s server to access your Cloud Data. Make sure you are connected to WiFi or 3/4G.

By Steven Peck

In Angry Birds Seasons on my PC, the Arctic Eggspedition levels do not run after Level 1. A message appears within the game saying that the internet connection has failed and that I should check the connection and try to run the game again. I’ve confirmed that the connection is fine but the game continues to show the same error message whenever I try to go past Level 1.

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Have you tried restarting your PC?

By Steven Peck

Yes, of course. I’ve tried to run the game several times soon after I start up my computer but no success.

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By Woodbreaker (@dzung)

There’s something funny in ABSW2. When I completed the Villian of Naboo achievement, it showed 2 same achievements at the same time when the prize was given. Thus, I got 300 birds coins instead of 150.

By Maia

I play AG Rio on my iPad. In Smuggler’s Den level 22, when I break the golden fruit out of the platform, it lands in the floor, but never appears at the center of the screen, and doesn’t register as having been obtained. Thanks.

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Something may need to hit the pineapple to break it.

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By rigslip (@rigslip)

I downloaded Rio 2 days ago on my Kindle and went through Smugglers Den 3 starring all the levels. When I finished, the screen just went blank. I shut it off and restarted it but it just loads and gives me a blank screen again. What gives. Should I just download it again and start over…?

Thanks for any help.

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

I would definitely contact Rovio, @rigslip. But if restarting the device isn’t helping, it might be best to uninstall and reinstall. Unfortunately, that WOULD mean starting from scratch, but frozen games don’t leave too much room to move.

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By rigslip (@rigslip)

Thanks, I did sent a note to Rovio….I uninstalled and reinstalled and to my surprise, my scores for the level were still there….!!!!

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By gabeli (@jengrayson)

I can’t buy eagles in either space or Star Wars I on my iPhone 5. Nothing happens when I touch the purchase icons. I wrote to Rovio and they suggested I reboot my phone but that didn’t work. Thanks for any suggestions.

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

You should check your IAP settings: See here.

By gabeli

Thanks. Alas, that did not work. Am I missing some other easy fix?!

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By Trinit Rotoluene (@trinit)

New bug in Angry Bird Star Wars Death Star 2 level 6-30 on Windows 7 PC in windowed mode. Darth was freed by falling debris just when I launch the 4th bird. Crashed with error message:

Excepted type STRING at stack position 1 but found NIL. The call stack has 4 nils.

By PhoenixN

After downloading the latest versions of all the Angry Birds (The normal one, Star wars, Star Wars II and Rio) none of them have any sound. I managed to get sound for Angry Birds, if I make it windowed to full-screen, but it’s not a permanent solution. For the rest this method doesn’t work. Any ideas?

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By SweetP (@sweetp)

@PhoenixN, you probably have the sound turned off in those games. At the start screen of any AB game, click on the wheel (settings) button. Activate the speaker icon, and you should hear the game’s music. You can also access the sound on/off icon in any level by clicking on the Pause (||) button.

By PhoenixN

I’ve tried doing that many times, I’ve re-installed them and still no sound.

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By PiGurporal Porker (@mpg973)

Are you playing on Windows XP?
I had this problem on Window XP, too. I install Window 7 and this problem has been resolved.
But if you have Window 7 or can’t to install Windows 7, you must update your sound card.

By PhoenixN

Yep, Windows XP. I’ll try to upgrade my soundcard and I’ll tell you results.

By Michael Cleary

Hi… I was wondering if anyone else is having a problem with original Angry Birds… my son’s Samsung tab 3 will freeze out if not connected to the internet after restarting a level a few timrs … I think its trying to load an ad for buying ‘shockwave’ but since its not connected it won’t load and it just stays there… vary annoying and got him into trouble a few times… if this can be looked into I would greatly appreciate it.

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By sal9 (@sal9)

You should contact Rovio directly at: contact[at]rovio[dot]com

By B

Angry Birds will not load after update on 19 Feb 2014. It starts to load then goes black then its back to home screen.

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

We need far more information, B. Which app, which device? Have you tried restarting the device?

By Tina


None of our angry bird games have any sounds, this apply to feature films as well. We’ve reinstalled many times but it is still the same.

This is on our a iPad air and it is using 7.04 or something along that line.

Our iPad 1 & 2 have no issue with sounds.

Please help

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By E-Star (@e-star)

@Tina Hi maybe you turned off the sound in the bottom swipe menu?? Swipe from the bottom to the middle of the screen and a menu will appear. Check if the right icon is lit, the bell with the stripe thru it. This disables all app sounds, but not YouTube and iTunes for some reason. It could also be the switch on the side of the iPad (the little lick above the volume buttons), but standard that one is set to lock the rotation of the screen. One would have needed to set that to disable sounds manually and switching it on. Hope this helps!

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By Maiasatara (@maiasatara)

In the new Rio release (High Dive) the Mighty Eagle counter is off. Initially it was always off by 2, under counting the number I had earned. I earn 3 it said 1, I earn 7 it said 5, etc. This meant I had to earn 9 instead of 7 to unlock the first Eagle/Feather level.

Now that I’ve earned 10, the count is off by 3; saying I have earned only 7. Thankfully there are 20 levels and only 15 feathers are needed to unlock the second Eagle/Feather level. Unless, of course, the ratio changes again.
(I’m on iPhone 5S.)

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)
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By adrian9595 (@adrian9595)

Bug was raised on here yesterday, but seems to have been moved or deleted.

If you use the mighty eagle, it puts the feather on the icon for that level, irrespective of whether you got 100% or not. Obviously annoying, as it now looks like you have the feathers, even though you haven’t yet got 100%. I suggest you go back through your levels and double check you actually achieved 100%, and not rely on the icon as an indicator.

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

@adrian9595 This isn’t accurate. Please read the linked explanation.

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By birdMeister (@birdmeister)

Rio 2 High Dive Bonus level #3 has a bug. I almost scored a zero birder – I had a score of 15K before even touching the slingshot. Here is a screen shot.

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