Candy Crush Saga Level 2040 tips and video

Hints and tips showing how to pass level 2040 Candy Crush Saga without boosters by Cookie
Yet another luck based level! Only 9 moves to collect the 2 ingredients.
The ingredients travel down the left side, up to the top right, then down the right side to the exit.
Colour bombs are the best, especially if you can switch with a striped candy. 
Having said that you will have to rely on getting good things from the mystery candies if you are to have any chance of clearing level 2040.
Work in the middle to get the mysteries falling then switch them to see what you get. Stripe/wrap combos and colour bomb combos will clear the bombs and get the ingredients down, but if you get blockers and chocolate from the mysteries you'll be here for a while, as I was.
The second ingredient will only appear once the first one is off the board, so just keep the combos and cascades going. 
A colour bomb booster may be helpful, or maybe a coconut wheel booster, but ultimately it is all down to your luck with the mystery candies.
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95 comments:

  1. Man, this can indeed be a level to stay in forever. I had 1 fruit down and 1 move left. Than gor 2 colour bombs next to eachother. I must be a lucky guy-:)

    Good luck from the Netherlands!

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  2. In the examples on youtube the bumbs are starting at 8.
    In my game they are starting by 5, that's realy impossible!

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    1. Me 2 it doesn't make any sense it's impossible. must be a bug

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    2. No bug, more bulls*t where the levels are harder on mobile devices than desktops.

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  3. The bombs are starting at 5, not 8. Impossible!

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  4. bombs starting at 5 .... unacceptable

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  5. The bombs are starting at 5 by me also. this level is impossible to do!

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  6. I am glad it's not just me who starts at 5 bombs. Impossible to do!

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  7. at this point, it's obvious King wants us all to quit the game. they must be tired of making new levels for Candy Crush.

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  8. No King doesn't want us to quit the game, King wants us to pay for 5 additional moves

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  9. Use a coconut wheel. I got 4 wheels in one game, clearing the bombs and allowing the ingredients to fall. I am not looking forward to 2041 as I have had 2 lucky boards in a row. This never happens for me!

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  10. Got this on my first try using a coconut wheel

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  11. Another ridiculously stupid fucking level. No skill required at all. Pure luck, which I have none, or pay for boosters and combine with luck. Losing interest in continuing with each dumb level like this one.

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  12. Passed n Android, nbu. You will need a lucky board with colour bombs and strip + wrap combo.

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  13. iPad..five count bombs...passed using coconut wheel and sprinkle. Reset til in outside column..one on top of the other. First try doing this I passed.

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    1. Thank you soooooo much. Passed in two moves with this tip. Reload until sprinkle is on top of coconut wheel and bam. Thank you.

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    2. Yes this worked!
      Does not have to be on top... Just switch them together

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  14. Passed n Android, nbu. You will need a lucky board with colour bombs and strip + wrap combo.

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  15. Anyone know why my bombs are going from 5 to 1 on 1 move?? Impossible level!

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    1. Mine is doing the same. Goes from 4 to 1 in 1 move. As if it wasn't hard enough...

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    2. Mine is doing the same. Goes from 4 to 1 in 1 move. As if it wasn't hard enough...

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  16. All I can say is LOL King! Are you kidding all of us! Pretty soon we will have a game where we have to get 1,000,000 points in 1 move! I guess King WAS hoping we would all quit at game 2000, and why didn't we?????

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  17. I agree with Sharon above. I have used at least 8 coconuts wheels and 10 sprinkles and tried many, many times. How many weeks until I get a lucky board??? This level is NOT fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  18. I so agree with Shaon why didn't we quit at 2000 must be compulsive.

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  19. Well, after passing level 2038, which was for once actually fun, the game crashed, as it frequently does now on android, and for the second time in a month I lost all boosters.... so why oh why don't I just quit? Oh, I'll just get to the end of this episode first...😉

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  22. After numerous failed attempts i used a sprinkle and coconut wheel, swapped them together then used my last hammer to knock out time bomb.

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  23. Maybe if we had 8 bombs instead of 5, we might have a chance! I have been starting with coconut wheels and other than my controlling the first use, they seem to go in the worst possible direction all other times...Not sure there is anything such as a lucky board on this level! Don't see any possible way for this level to work unless they increase the bombs! And this isn't marked a hard level WHY?????

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  24. I play on iPad which only has 5 moves but after reading the comments here decided to check on my iPhone - . 8 moves!!! Got through first time on phone with one hammer to finish the game. Lost a few coconut wheels trying to get through with 5 moves so will be checking both devices from now on. Not fair though!!!

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  25. I got one ingredient and the second one did not show up, so once again .....whait for it..... luck. Yeah!

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  26. Ok, just beat this horrible level by using some of my gold bars to buy extra moves and also used 2 hammers. Now what I noticed after doing this, was the bombs were now 10, not 5! Why is this King? They have been 5 the whole game and we can all agree, 10 would be at least fair, but why wait till I use gold bars and two hammers because I am sick and tired of playing this horrible level! I am sooooo close to have having enough,of King and CC!

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  27. I used the coconut wheel and worked to get two wheels together. When I combined them they wiped out all the bombs repeatedly all the fruit fell down. Otherwise I think it is impossible with only 5 count bombs.

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  28. Wasted boosters and wasted lives, I call BS King!

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  29. Levels like this one make me angry. Not only will I NOT spend a dime or play any other Activision Blizzard games, I will also let others know how terrible Candy Crush has become. Wish I had some better tips.

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  30. Bombs starting at 5......Bye

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  31. This level is impossible to beat guess this might be the end for me cause I refuse to spend any money please King give me that lucky board

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  32. Did anyone else here lose all their boosters when the game updated on Wednesday?

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    1. Yes, as I posted above - for the second time in less than a month...... so frustrating.

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    2. Yes, as I posted above - for the second time in less than a month...... so frustrating.

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    3. Yes, as I posted above - for the second time in less than a month...... so frustrating.

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  33. Evil evil level. None of these levels have been fun, just excruciating and stressful. I never thought I would quit candy crush, but maybe it's time.

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  34. Easy level ....

    You need only 2 combo color bombs / striped candy in five moves .... Easy ...

    Since level 2010 .... levels are more and more lucky ones ... No real strategy needed, only a big big dash of luck ...

    Boring ....

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  35. On Tablet and computer both are starting with 5 countdown bombs help>>>>>>.

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  36. Tried many times, some with boosters and some games without, but used a coconut wheel and it just started raining all kinds of sprinkle balls and stripe/wrapped ..blew everything up and passed with 560,000 or so points for nothing I did! Glad it's over

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  37. Bombs started at 5 on both ipad and iphone. I reset numerous times to get the color bomb above the coconut wheel on the ipad, but I didn't make it because I had no more hammers. Then I tried the iphone, kept resetting and resetting until I got impatient and used a switch to get the color bomb next to the coconut wheel. At the end I used 2 hammers to win the game. Thanks so much to all the bloggers for the tips. I never ever could have gotten this far without you all.

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  38. This level is impossible the bombs times (5) r a pig bye

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  39. By far this is the worst level full of bullshit and fuckery!! 5 moves King are you serious?!?!?!? This level is impossible !! What really gets me is this level is not even marked as a hard level !! And yet this is harder than any hard level ! What kind of morons do they have working over there at King ??

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  40. This is beyond impossible. When I do get special candies, the cascade blows them all up. Once I got 4 chocolate bombs side by side, but they appeared when all the bombs were at zero. Also when special candies appear, they are covered over and are of no use with the limited number of moves. This is freakin' ridiculous.

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  41. I played this level a few times and always got one ingredient only. Then when the second ingredient was in the right hand column I used my paintbrush on one of the bombs. Game over and I didn't even know I had the paintbrush aid so bonus!!

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  42. Impossible! This level is based on pure luck again!
    CC, where are the fun levels ??

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  43. Start with a sprinkle ball and stripe/wrap booster. Reset until the sprinkle ball and the stripe are together in one of the outer columns(hand switch if you need).
    Swiping up or down will create a column of horizontal stripes that will knock the hell out of the side time bombs, advance the first fruit to the exit and open up the field for a pile of mystery candies. Still needed 1 hammer but got over this gawd awful level

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  44. I think this is the worst level by far. Countless lives, blew through all my boosters, stuck for days! Just can't seem to beat it. Tried android and pc. No luck. And they worst is when all you'd need is one more move and you have nothing. Not enough bars, no boosters, no spin for moves...and you have to end it. I refuse to spend one dime on this game. Why are they making this impossible?

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  45. I cannot open this level. IT keeps on telling me to update. I updated yesterday played a few levels and now it will not open. Please king fix this glitch.

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  46. Two hours ago I was reading the comments on this level. Had been playing for about two hours, after getting a free six hour play bonus. Stopped using all boosters and waited for the lucky board, and when it came I passed with three stars and didn't use any boosters. before the lucky bored I hadn't even cleared the first five timebombs and thought I would never pass. Just hang in there it will come.

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  47. Seriously 5 moves, come on King, at least make the game fair.

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  48. Used the last of my hammers to get through 2039. Time to do some more sugar dropping.

    MB

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  49. Passed this using a color bomb and coconut wheel. Reset until they were next to each other.

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  50. This level is beyond boring, it's plain stupid. They seem to think we like watching cascades and explosions more than actually playing.

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  51. I used all three boosters and reset till I had a coconut wheel and striped together and still didn't pass . Save your boosters because you can't pass until they want you to. I think they let some people pass just to be able to say some people have passed it but no matter how many boosters or how much skill, you won't pass until they let you. So much fun!

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  52. It is pathetic how low Candy Crush Saga has degenerated into.

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  53. played on pc. read all comments carefully and then used coconut wheel. passed first time. thanks to all of you who keep sharing useful tips.

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  54. DUMB!! DUMB!!! DUMB!I Think they are running out of creativity!! Posting for luck cuz it will take a lot of that to beat this, I refuse to spend one freaking dime on these levels they make impossible!

    Lori

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  55. Playing on pc facebook, bombs start at 5 plus there are no help boosters ie. lollipops the hand switch thingy nothing up top if I had a lollipop hammer I could have passed it but there was nothing!

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  56. Played on iPhone. Used sprinkle with coconut wheel. Reset until wheel on top of sprinkle. Worked great!
    Happy!

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  57. I must have been real lucky. One my second try I exploded some of the mystery candies and somehow ended up with two disco balls separated by one red candy. I cheated and used a bonker to explode the red candy. I set off the disco balls together and the first candy dropped all the way out and the second one got stopped by a bomb. I looked at the resulting board and saw two stripes on just the right rows. I was able to touch the two stripes together and knocked out the bomb and dropped the second ingredient through. I beat it with 5 moves to spare.

    So happy to not get stuck on this one.


    -Don

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  58. What the hell is with these levels?!?!

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  59. Seriously? Only 5 moves before bombs explode? Coconut wheels don't do enough damage to make an impact on the bombs. Another "lucky board" level...another fine idea from King !!! can't come up with a doable level....SMH,I'm totally baffled here with the intelligence team from King on levels like this. WTH??? looks like we are once again deliberately being held back. AND I DON'T call this fun game play. King has henchmen on board here dreaming up ridiculous levels as these....Just plain WRONG !!!

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  60. Is this ridiculous or what?? Bombs with only 5 moves ? This isn't what I call fair game play and far beyond having to use any mental capacity! A lucky board is the only way to get through this level. And unfortunately for me....I've yet to get a lucky board during my play in this entire cc saga !! I guess my play ends here, on this stupid level

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  61. Absolutely ridiculous level. Considering all the hard levels we are now getting as well CC is no longer fun! Such a shame whereas I used to look forward to getting to the next level I now approach the next ones with dread. But this level really, really sucks. Only five moves before the bombs go off, so far I haven't even managed to get one ingredient out.

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  62. It's stupid ass levels like this that make you want to quit CC. Absolutely ridiculous!

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  63. 90% of the time the mystery candies are blocks, chocolate or bombs. It isn't even doable with the 5 count bombs and junk mystery candy. This sucks!!!!

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  64. King didn't need to give 9 moves. The stupid game is over in 5 moves. This is almost worse than the crap timed levels.
    NOT fun anymore!

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  65. You have to be F**KING kidding me!!!!!!!!! No money from me King. Never had and never will. I will quit first!!!

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    1. Don't even waste booster. You'll never pass this until King and their "lucky board" lets you. Five moves and it's over. Whoever thought this up should be fired - all of them.

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  66. Read all comments! Used sprinkle, wrapped/stripe and coconut. Reset till any was with wrapped. Finished in three moves three stars. Good luck!

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  67. Started with coconut wheel, got lucky board with sprinkle next to stripe. Used a lollipop hammer to get the last ingredient out.

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  68. Where's my comment????

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  69. Goodbye!!! Candy crush is now ony trying to get your money as the levels are not 'playable' anymore! Shame on you... This level after the last unplayable levels is the one for me to quit!

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  70. Was going to quit at 2000 yet here I am struggling with these f'ed up levels. Posting for luck anyway.

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  71. Once I got as far as the second fruit being two drops away from going off the board but most attempts the mystery candies are blocker or chocolate, there are no moves available under the mystery candy dispensers, or the mystery candies all blow up.

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  72. I got the lucky board. It was looking like it was going to be another failed attempt when a coconut wheel dropped in the cascade and set off taking the remaining two zero count bombs. Everything went crazy and both fruit dropped off the board with four moves remaining.

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  73. TOTALLY ABSURD LEVEL!

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  74. Was getting very bored trying to get sprinkle and coconut together on the edge had to reset about 70 times but then immediately got rid of cherry, plus another sprinkle next move got a strip next to it so over in 3 moves or 73 depending how you count! Pure luck!!

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  75. Used a Sprinkle + coconut, a hand and a lollipop

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  77. Posting for much needed Lucky. Nothing works with so few moves. Crazy...

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  78. First try.. Thank God! Needed this after some of the earlier ones

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  79. Not a fan of these levels-did anyone have no moves and then a reset that put the numbered balls inside the board? I didn't even know where they were! Finally just got lucky when two chocolate sprinkles were together-pretty much played itself after that. Keep releasing the mystery candies.

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