Hot off the heels of the Angry Birds Star Wars II Rebels update, a new Pig Days level and the Ham Dunk Angry Birds Seasons update, Rovio sneaked in another bombshell today by quietly launching a new update to Angry Birds Epic (v.1.1.0). From the update description on iTunes:
EPIC UPDATES: No seriously, these are the most epic updates. Ever.
– EVENTS – look out for timed invasions on Piggy Island and become champion of your leaderboard!
– MASTERY – strengthen your birds’ classes by earning mastery points in events and battles!
– STAR REWARDS – claim birdtastic rewards for collecting stars on the world map!
Once updated, expect to see your game converted. You now earn rewards for completing each level with three stars. Your star count will now appear in your dashboard on Piggy McCool‘s storefront.
Additionally, the Mighty Eagle classes of Veteran, Elite and Master are now transformed to a number ranking system. What used to be a Master class is now a level 7 class. As you use the different headgear, you earn more on your statusbar for that particular headgear, allowing you to level them up. You can still visit ME’s dojo, but now you are buying class powerups, allowing you to increase your mastery quicker. The coin prices are much lower now, as well.
The big change, however is that Events have been added to the game! The first event, “For the Pirate King” starts on October 10, 2014. The exact mechanics we will know shortly, but the description in the game states:
Look for pigs appearing all over Piggy Island and defeat them to earn great rewards!
With all these game updates, plus any new information from the New York Comic Con, it seems it will be a very Angry Birds-filled weekend for fans of our furious feathered friends. Plus, with Plunder Pirates and the Pirate King event, this is definitely the year of Pirates on Piggy Island!
What do you think, adventurers? Are you excited for these changes? Is it an EPIC win or an EPIC fail? Squawk about it below in the comments.