Zynga has released the latest major content update for FarmVille 2: Country Escape on mobile, bringing an Easter celebration to gamers level 10+. The event will see players completing quests and crafting special “Springtime Goods,” turning them in for Basket Points in an effort to climb the leaderboard and win prizes, including a limited edition Irish Setter Farm Hand.
As with most holiday events, this Easter event has multiple parts. The first focuses on sending Farm Hands to key locations, including the Glade, Pier, Pond, Mine and new Flower Field (which is only available during this event). Different locations offer different Springtime ingredients. Oranges, for instance, can only be found while exploring the Flower Field or the Pier, while Cocoa Beans are available in the Glade, Pond and Flower Field.
A themed building has been added behind Eagle Eye Eddie’s barn, and has up to three active orders at any one time. These orders may be for standard items, like Wheat, Carrots and Shovels, or will be for individual Springtime Goods and the items those ingredients can create (Orange Gummies, for instance). Crafted items are worth more Basket Points than individual ingredients, but if players aren’t interested in taking the time to craft or otherwise retrieve an item, they can pass on the order and will receive another after a few minutes.
Meanwhile, players can also collect new Spring Eggs from their chickens. Players have a chance to receive a special Spring Egg each time they tend a chicken, with different chickens dropping different eggs. To be specific, white chickens drop yellow eggs, brown chickens drop red eggs and black chickens drop blue eggs. These can be traded in for extra Basket Points at the Prize Tent.
For every 200 Basket Points players earn, they’ll receive a Surprise Egg filled with “helpful items,” which may include Springtime ingredients and boosts. At the end of the event, players in the top three leaderboard levels will receive the ultimate prizes, including Stamps, coins and Golden Gloves, depending on the ranking.
This Easter event will only be available for a limited time. Players looking to make faster progress can purchase the special Easter Bunny Farm Hand for 200 Keys (he’s better at finding event-specific items), while special chocolate bunnies increase the amount of Basket Points players receive for a limited time.