All Duolingo Challenges Explained (+ How To Complete Them Quickly?)

Whenever I learn something new, I love to challenge myself. Whether I am learning to cook or learning a new language, the first thing I do is to take up a challenge. Duolingo is my partner in learning a new language and offers a lot of quality content. It also has different types of challenges to test my knowledge. All Duolingo challenges are well-maintained and helped a lot in testing my understanding.

While using Duolingo, it is crucial to know which challenge you are taking or how to complete them. Thus, here I will help you understand how to take up these challenges and how to succeed in them.

Quick Takeaways

  • Duolingo challenges are part of the daily lessons that you need to take up in a course. 
  • There are three types of Duolingo Challenges – Daily Quests, Friend Quests, and Monthly challenges.
All Duolingo Challenges Explained (+ How To Complete Them Quickly?)

What are the Duolingo Challenges?

Duolingo challenges are part of the daily lessons that you need to take up in a course. Taking part in these challenges not only helped me to know where I stand but also helped me earn rewards like Duolingo gems and streak scores. According to the latest update, there are three types of challenges – Daily Quests, Friend Quests, and Monthly challenges. You can not take up these challenges offline. Further, we have discussed all the three categories one by one for your better understanding-

1. Daily Quests

Daily Quests were first included in Duolingo in 2022. There are generally three daily challenges on Duolingo. If you are a person who wants to earn more gems in a day, just like me then you should complete all of them. This set of three challenges is known as Quest. Following are the common daily challenges that you can expect to take up.

Except for the above, there are many other daily challenges that you can take up.

2. Friends Quests

All Duolingo Challenges Explained (+ How To Complete Them Quickly?)

Friend quests are again the same as the Daily Quests and were first introduced between May and June of 2022. In this type of quest, you again will be doing different tasks but not alone. Why is it an interesting feature? It is because you will follow other users and become friends with them.

Due to this feature, I made new friends from the platform. It also helped me earn a lot of gems and XP scores. Duolingo will pick up a random friend with whom you will complete these challenges. Always remember that you can not choose the person with whom you want to complete the task. Duolingo will randomly select a friend each week.

As in such tasks, two people are included, both of you should cooperate and try to complete the tasks by dividing the burden. Suppose you get the task of completing 20 lessons in 5 days, you can divide them among yourself. You can ask them to complete 10 lessons and you should do the rest 10. 

3. Monthly Challenges

There are three main problems with these monthly challenges-

  • You will get the usual 1000 XP challenges
  • Some new challenges are there with which you can complete a certain number of quests 
  • Some people are not getting any challenges at all.

Earlier the monthly challenges were the usual 1000 XP challenges. In these challenges, you were required to earn 1000 XP points in the month. These monthly challenges depend upon the languages available on the platform. So if you could get these 1000 XP points before the month ends, you get an exclusive budget for it. Currently, these challenges are a mix of either earning XP points or completing specific quests. Every monthly challenge has a name for it. Each of the names is based on the Duolingo characters.

All Duolingo Challenges Explained (+ How To Complete Them Quickly?)

How to Complete Duolingo Challenges?

Completing a challenge always gives a good feeling. Thus, you may want to complete the Duolingo challenges faster. Here are some ways by which you can complete them more quickly-

  • Try to check for the Challenges after some duration. This will help you to know which upcoming challenges are for you.
  • If you are participating in Friends quests, make sure that you are working cooperatively. Divide the work equally so that no one feels burdened by it.
  • If you are an Android user, you may get the traditional method of earning 1000 XP to get the monthly challenge.
  • Also always remember that your end goal is to learn the language. Therefore, you must enjoy taking part in it.

Hack: A hack that I used to get a monthly badge for March was, that I did not complete the number of quests required for February. In February, I was asked to complete 30 quests. As I did not complete them, I was asked to complete 25 quests in March. I was then asked to complete 25 quests in March. You could also try this approach and see if it works for you.

How to get your Duolingo Challenges?

How to get your challenge depends upon the challenge you are looking for and how you are using it. Let us look at the steps for each of the challenges one by one-

“Daily Quest”

To access the daily quest, you must complete all three challenges. Depending on your device, you can get them.

Desktop

Go to the official website of Duolingo and login to your account. Once done, you will see a tab of the daily quest at the bottom of the right-hand side of the page.

All Duolingo Challenges Explained (+ How To Complete Them Quickly?)

Android Mobile

When you open the app on the mobile, you will see a trophy-like icon at the bottom of the page.

All Duolingo Challenges Explained (+ How To Complete Them Quickly?)

Click on it and you will get a new window. You will see that it is divided into goals and badges. On scrolling the side of the goal, you will get your daily quest.

iOS

The steps for getting the daily challenges are the same for iOS devices. However, instead of a trophy, there will be a chest icon.

All Duolingo Challenges Explained (+ How To Complete Them Quickly?)

Click on the icon and you will get a new window. Scroll down, to get the daily challenges.

“Friend Quest”

To get a friend quest, you will need the mobile app. Also, you will need to complete at least the first lesson. Following are the steps you need to follow-

Go on the app and look at the bottom of the page. You will get a trophy icon.

All Duolingo Challenges Explained (+ How To Complete Them Quickly?)

Click on it and you will get a new tab. Scroll down to get your friend quest.

All Duolingo Challenges Explained (+ How To Complete Them Quickly?)

“Monthly Challenge”

They are the challenges that you need to complete in a month.

Desktop

At the left-hand side, you will see the quest icon. Just tap it.

All Duolingo Challenges Explained (+ How To Complete Them Quickly?)

You will get a new tab. At the top of the page, you will see the monthly challenge. Complete it to get a monthly badge.

All Duolingo Challenges Explained (+ How To Complete Them Quickly?)

Android app

You will again need to click on the trophy icon. At the top of the page, you will get monthly challenges.

iOS Device

Again, you must tap on the chest icon to get a new window. At the top of the page, you will see your monthly challenges.

All Duolingo Challenges Explained (+ How To Complete Them Quickly?)

Note: You may not be able to get these challenges. The probable reason for it is that you are on the previous version of it and you need to update it. Once you will update it you will be able to see those challenges.

Important: There are many Android users, who still have traditional 1000 XP monthly challenge goals.

What will you earn for completing the challenge?

The following table will show what will you earn for completing different challenges-

Type of the ChallengeWhat will you get
Daily QuestsChest of Gems
Friend QuestsChest of Gems in addition to XP Boost
Monthly Challenges Exclusive Badge

April 2024 month’s challenge is named on behalf of a Duolingo Character – Oscar. The name for this month’s challenge is Oscar’s Dazzling Doodle. The task is to either earn 1000 XP within the month or complete certain quests before the month ends. The number of quests required in a monthly challenge varies for each participant. It’s important to remember that you will only receive the badge if you complete the task on time. Therefore, if you are unable to achieve it, you will not have a second chance to earn it.

All Duolingo Challenges Explained (+ How To Complete Them Quickly?)

All the Duollino monthly challenges and Badge Name

The following table shows all the Duolingo monthly challenges in order of the name of the months and year. We have also included the badge that the users have earned on completing the challenges-

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1.Year Months Badge Name
2.2021MayThe Hamamatsu Kite Festival
3.2021JuneThe 9th Duoversary
4.2021JulyEddy’s Big Race
5.2021AugustOscar’s Duocon Keynote
6.2021SeptemberJunior’s Field Trip
7.2021OctoberLily’s Jack-o-lantern
8.2021NovemberOscar’s Mustache Marathon
9.2021DecemberFalstaff’s Big Sleep
10.2022JanuaryZari’s Sparkly New Year
11.2022FebruaryLin and Lucy’s Lunar New Year
12.2022MarchVikram’s Garden
13.2022AprilZari’s Cherry Blossom Picnic
14.2022MayBea’s Mindfulness Practice
15.2022JuneA Decade of Duo
16.2022JulyJunior and Eddy’s Beach Trip
17.2022AugustLily and Zari host Duocon
18.2022SeptemberVikram’s Reading Marathon
19.2022OctoberLily’s Halloween Costume
20.2022NovemberDuo’s Big Game
21.2022DecemberOscar Goes Ice Skating
22.2023JanuaryCelebrate the New Year with Duo
23.2023FebruaryJunior’s Love Letter
24.2023MarchLily’s Punk Rock Band
25.2023AprilBea’s Earth Day Celebration
26.2023MayEddy and Junior’s Fishing Trip
27.2023JuneDuo’s Birthday
28.2023JulyFalstaff’s Discovery
29.2023AugustLucy’s Cat Clowder
30.2023SeptemberVikram’s Sunny Hike
31. 2023OctoberDuocon 2023
32.2023NovemberDuo’s Chess Match
33.2023DecemberEddy’s Wood Carving Craft
34.2024JanuaryLily and Zari’s New Year Celebration
35.2024FeburaryBea’s Jazz Jam
36.2024MarchJunior’s Croaking Chorus
37.2024AprilOscar’s Dazzling Doodle

Conclusion

Duolingo challenges have always helped me test my understanding. They are basically part of Duolingo’s daily lessons. At present, there are three types of quests that you can take up – Daily quests, Friend quests, and Monthly challenges. These challenges have helped me earn a lot of gems, XPs, and badges. Each of the three challenges is unique in its own way. The Daily quest is based on daily challenges, while the Monthly challenge is based on monthly targets. However, regarding Friend quests, you will need to make new friends for them. When you have more friends, Duolingo will pair you randomly with them for each quest.

FAQs

How to do Duolingo challenges?

To do the Duolingo challenges you will have to go to the Duolingo tree and look for the small icon. Tap on it and you will be on the challenges dashboard where you will be able to see the challenges.

What is the monthly challenge in Duolingo?

The monthly challenge is the one in which you will either have to earn a specific amount of XP score or have to complete some random daily quests.

What are Duolingo timed Challenges?

Duolingo timed Challenges are the ones which you have to complete within a given time period. There are generally three Duolingo times challenges-  Lightning Round, XP Ramp Up, and Match Madness.

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