In order to unlock new levels in Candy Crush, a series of games must be played. There are 15 levels in the game, and three tickets must be acquired to unlock new levels.
These tickets can either be purchased or received from friends who also play Candy Crush. Using social media, such as Facebook, to invite friends to play Candy Crush can equate to points that unlock new levels, as well. By selecting the Unlock Now! option, users can pay 99 cents to immediate access new levels. A free way to unlock levels is to disconnect Candy Crush from social media and continue unlocking new and free levels by playing quests or challenges. A mystery quest is a randomly selected level that has already been passed. There is normally a 24-hour wait time between each quest but users can change the date and time on the playing device to the next day to eliminate the wait time.