Special Angry Birds Friends Winter Tournament Out Now

With the holiday season in full swing, Rovio has announced the second annual Angry Birds Friends winter tournament on Facebook! Interestingly, the announcement comes by way of the mobile Angry Birds Friends app being updated to v1.4.0. By updating it today they’ve set the stage for the start of the tournament next week.

The blustery holiday tournament is out now so head to Facebook and let the competition begin.

Here’s what we know:

  • There will be three weeks of tournaments, beginning December 9th, 16th, and 23rd.
  • Each tournament contains six holiday-themed levels.
  • Jingle Sling slingshot added! Rovio’s description:

    The Jingle Sling shoots ornaments at the pigs for extra damage and also makes it snow! Yours to earn or purchase!

No word yet on whether some of last year’s goodies will return, such as the Santa Bomb Bird, TNT Drops, or Advent-style level unlocking. Time will tell as we tick our way towards Christmas! They have not returned.

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Comments (40)

Rank: Explosive with 2195 points
By bubbles (@hans-peter)

I Hope it doesn’t Crash Down on some older devices die to increased graphics just like in the Halloween Update.

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By Joey (@joeyba)

Santa Pig is coming!! Lots of updates for this month!! Amazing.

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By trainman2012 (@trainman2012)

So recently, we got updates for Angry Birds, Seasons and now Friends. I hope this will be a month of updates.

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By trainman2012 (@trainman2012)

And let’s not also forget that Angry Birds GO! is coming soon.

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By Oobgular (@oobgular17)

Details have been oddly quite on that recently…

By Seany

Well I already have Angry Birds GO! As I live in New Zealand and it’s a pretty good game

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By Chris (@chriss)

Life is so unfair! :-) You are the first who can celebrate the new year, and also the first who can play Angry Birds Go! :-)

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By Chicadee (@chicadee)

Angry Birds GO is available in Australia also but I haven’t downloaded it (on my iPad)as it says it’s Free. Question @AMslimfordy, is this it or is there going to be a paid version also. I didn’t download it because I like to hear from here first if there’s any bugs/issues with the downloading plus it mentions there’s ads and I hate ads popping up here and there when playing.

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

@Chicadee No paid version to my knowledge. Ads aren’t intrusive.

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By Chicadee (@chicadee)

OK, thanks Slim (@amslimfordy), I’m downloading it as I type – just couldn’t wait for this one :)

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By Chicadee (@chicadee)

For general information, it downloaded no problems. I’ll wait until ABN put up the official post for it before commenting further although I will say it’s very good – and this is from a Mario Kart fan. :) :)

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By Chris (@chriss)

It’s already out in New Zealand.

By iago

In brazil too!

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By dmsral (@dmsral)

Bug in the iOS version! The carrier / time / battery line appears over the ads so you can’t hit the go-away button.

By Fayaz

I know! Took me 10 tries! So annoying. Hope it’s fixed with their crashing update fix (posted on Facebook coming soon)

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By baldylox (@baldylox)

What’s up with the Jingle Sling? I cannot seem to find it (iOS).

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By sal9 (@sal9)

The post clearly states that this option will be available next week, December 9th.

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By LaurenM (@thislilpiggy)

It’s the most wonderful time of the year :) I love being a nerdy birdy. So excited!! :D

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By Terribletom (@terribletom)

Wonder if those Wonky Snow Cannons, will be back?? Last year if hit in the right spot, it just continued racking up points, after all pigs gone!! Just had to hold the sling for awhile!!

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By JzCG (@joze)

This is really great…. Artic Eggspedition, Angry Birds Go!…. awesome….

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By trishohara (@trishohara)

This Update should also fix the Orange Bird bug. At least, Rovio prmoised me to fix it with the next update.

By Johny

That great news, hope to win something :D :D :D

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By iBird (@ibird)

Gameplay trailer:

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By wrw01 (@wrw01)

@ibird Thanks for the game play trailer. Looks like a lot of fun with traditional game play of bird fling-in.

Appears the Facebook games received the Christmas/Holiday theme which was previously presented in the AB Season games of Season’s Greedings, Wreck the Halls, and Winter Wonderham and the new update to AB Seasons is an Arctic Eggspedition with winter backgounds and little reference to Christmas other than a lighted tree on a snow sled in about 6 levels. The pole has a candy cane color but that could be related to the old style barber shop poles.Interesting shift in the themes between the two formats. Wonder why Rovio kept the advent presentation but changes the theme for Seasons?

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By Sandeep (@sandeep-kamath)

Jingle bells jingle bells jingle all the way ,
Oh what fun it is to steal the angry birdies’ eggs !

This is the Bad piggies version of “Jingle Bells”

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By Arth (@arthromod)

Jingle bells piggies smell the white bird laid an egg.

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By anstee18 (@anstee18)

On the pc version, anyone notice that the cutscene art style has been changed to math the facebook pictures?

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By Evelyn (TeeVex) (@habink)

Anyone noticed the new song? Also, is there anywhere to get it? If not, I’m just gonna do it my own way…

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By Xano2323 (@xano2323)

I’m wondering who sings the song. Chef Pig? Corporal Pig? Moustache Pig maybe?

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By Sith Bird (@altla-darkwinder)

Judging by the Moustache Pig/Foreman Pig family picture on Bad Piggies twitter, it seems like Moustache Pig sings the song…

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By Xano2323 (@xano2323)

I was just thinking that.

By Xaltotun

Is Jingle Sling permanent, or it vanishes after event?

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By sal9 (@sal9)

It’s permanent.

By Cardo

Its pretty terrible it aims and shoots different from the Golden or Regular sling. I would like my money back for the coins I bought to purchase it.

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By CC Jolly (@cc-jolly)

Love the Winter Tournament Levels!

By Cardo

The Christmas Slingshot is hot garbage, I’m currently trying to get my money back after purchasing it. Rovio please offer a sample or at least a demo of any slingshots comparable in the future.

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By Peatree2 (@peatree2)

Does anyone know if Jingle Sling will be removed from the purchase catalog after the winter tournaments (like wishbone) or will it stay forever?

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

We assume it will be removed.

By Lisa

I missed getting the wishbone slingshot. Will it be available again in the future or not? I was saving up my coins to get it then find that its gone. :(

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Probably next Halloween, Lisa.

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