Tiffi-alarm This episode is so close to hell!

This episode is currently extremely hard - nearly impossible to beat without boosters (or even with boosters).
This is probably caused by a design error or glitch or a buffs or an episode which requires very - extreme insane luck to complete.
This episode is currently one of the hardest, if not the hardest episode in the game.
Please remove this template when the episode is nerfed or when you finish this episode.


Swirly Steppes Map

Swirly Steppes HTML5 Map


Episode 154
World (Flash) 42
World (HTML5) 31
Levels 2286-2300
Characters Milky Moo
Champion title Twister Tamer
New features None
Release date Web - 1 February 2017
Smartphone icon - 15 February 2017
Difficulty Extremely Hard - Nearly Impossible
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Swirly Steppes is the 154th episode of Candy Crush Saga and the first episode of World Forty-Two. This episode was released on 1 February 2017. The champion title for this episode is Twister Tamer.


Milky Moo is swept up in a giant cotton candy swirl. Tiffi joins the whirly adventure with her soda jet pack and makes sure Milky Moo looks just as fly as her.

New things

  • Nothing new added.


Reality 154 Background
This episode contains levels 2286-2300.

This episode is extremely hard - nearly impossible. With 11 levels rated very hard or extremely hard. On top of that, similar to Candy Countdown, all hexagon levels are rated very hard. Overall, it's even harder than the previous episode, Crumbly Crossing, with a mean of 6.93.

Target score new Jelly new Ingredient drop new Objective new Mixed new
3 2 1 5 4
The easiest :
Level 2288
The hardest :
Level 2296
The most fun :
Level 2300
Orange Green Blue Purple
Red Orange Green Blue Purple
8 7
Sugar Drop icon Sugar Drop levels
Objective new Level 2287 Target score new Level 2292 Jelly new Level 2300
Lockedhard Hexagon levels

 Difficulty code summary (details here)

NoneVery EasyEasySomewhat EasyMediumSomewhat HardHardVery HardExtremely HardNearly ImpossibleVariable

 Note that goals include target score.

0 0 0 0 0 0 4 8 3 0 0



  • Because of the episode story, it was thought that the Toffee Tornado would be re-added upon the release of the episode. However, this didn't happen.
  • This is the second episode in a row to have all 5 level types.
  • When the recent major update came out, moments away before the episode release, the icon of mystery candy, lucky candy, extra time candy, and chameleon candy cannons was changed.
  • After this episode is released, the player will immediately pass the level even they don't reach one star (Only if the player completes the requirements given).
  • The reason for this episode's difficulty was all due to buffs. All levels that had more than 30 moves were buffed down to less than 30.
  • This episode continues the trend of having chameleon candy cannons in even-numbered episodes.
  • This is the 8th episode to end in a multiple of 100, after Caramel Cove, Meringue Moor, Fudge Fjord, Bubblegum Hut, Festive Forest, Sugar Shrubs, and Bubblegum Bazaar. The next one is Wafer Waterfall with level 2600, the last episode on Flash version with a world finale that is a multiple of 100.
  • This whole episode is part of a Hell's Cluster (2284-2303).
  • This is the first episode to have two original names used since Gumball Gorge.
    • Technically, Smiley Seas holds the title, but "Seas" is the plural form of "sea", which, when otherwise used, shares its name with Cereal Sea.
  • This episode shares its first word with Swirly Shack. However, said episode was released later, and is exclusive to HTML5.
  • A purple candy, yellow candy, blue candy and red striped candy are also caught in the tornado.
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