Duolingo Wildfire Levels are an awesome way to motivate you to use Duolingo every day. By maintaining a streak on Duolingo, you get rewarded! This guide will walk you through exactly how to get to the top Wildfire Level, what they are, how to find out what your Wildfire Level is, and my tips on how to ensure that you don’t lose your streak. Let’s get started!
What are Duolingo Wildfire Levels & How Many Wildfire Levels Are There?
Duolingo Wildfire Levels are an Achievement badge that you can earn by using Duolingo continuously for a certain number of days.
Every time you reach a “streak” of a certain amount of days, you go up a Wildfire level. There are 10 Wildfire Levels total.
Here are the Duolingo Wildfire Levels in order:
- Level 1: 3 Day Streak
- Level 2: 7 Day Streak
- Level 3: 14 Day Streak
- Level 4: 30 Day Streak
- Level 5: 50 Day Streak
- Level 6: 75 Day Streak
- Level 7: 125 Day Streak
- Level 8: 180 Day Streak
- Level 9: 250 Day Streak
- Level 10: 365 Day Streak
The Duolingo Wildfire Max Level or highest level that you can reach is 365 days.
The number next to the Wildfire Level shows how many days you have left until you reach that streak.
So on my fake Duolingo account, I have accomplished only 1 out of the 3-day streak that I need to get to the next Wildfire level.
Where to Find Duolingo Achievements (Wildfire Levels)
To find out what Wildfire Level you are on, click on the tab with the icon of the girl’s head, which is your profile tab. Then scroll down until you see “Achievements.”
There you should be able to see which Wildfire level you are on and how many days you have left until you reach the next Wildfire level.
How to Maintain Your Streak on Duolingo And Move Up Wildfire Levels
1. Turn on Your Duolingo Notifications
The first thing you should do if you want to go up a Wildfire level is to make sure that your Duolingo notifications are on.
On the profile tab in the Duolingo app, you can hit the settings button on the top right, then scroll down until you see “Notifications.”
Here you can choose how you want to receive your notifications and what you want to be notified for. The phone icon means that it will pop up on your cell phone, while the envelope means that you’ll be sent an email.
You’ll want to turn on the Streak Saver notification and the Practice Reminder notification so that you never miss a day!
I recommend that you choose a reminder time that fits your schedule of when you usually use Duolingo to make sure that you don’t just ignore the notification (like I do almost daily, whoops!)
You will be up to a 10 Wildfire Level before you know it!
I also recommend you check your phones settings to make sure that you have allowed Duolingo notifications. On an iPhone, you scroll to Notifications then down to the Duolingo app and click “Allow Notifications.”
Here you can also choose which type of notification you want to receive and if you want it to make any sounds.
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2. Buy a Streak Freeze Before You Need It
Instead of buying a Streak Freeze when you plan to miss a day, you should buy them ahead of time so that if you forget to use Duolingo you won’t lose your streak. You don’t need to wait until you have a day that you miss, you can go buy a streak freeze right now and save it for a rainy day.
This has saved me a couple times (although, if you’ve read a lot of my other posts about Duolingo you know that I am not someone who is great at maintaining my streak for very long lol).
By buying a streak freeze ahead of time, it helps you not ruin your streak by accident. You never know when you’ll have a day with no wifi or maybe you dismiss your notifications without thinking about it!
Streak freezes usually cost 200 gems (learn more about gems and lingots here!) so you can’t only rely on them to go up a Wildfire level. However, they are definitely something that can help you in an emergency!
3. Use Duolingo at the Same Time Every Day
In order to maintain a streak on Duolingo and move up Wildfire Levels, you’ll need to make using Duolingo every day a habit. The best way to do this is by using Duolingo at the same time every day.
For example, when I made it to Wildfire Level 6, I would use Duolingo every day after I finished work. After a while, I just automatically used Duolingo at the same time every day without having to be reminded.
And if you’d like to reach Wildfire Level 10 (which is a streak of 365 Days) then using Duolingo is definitely going to have to be a serious habit that you don’t break easily!
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4. Set an Alarm 10-30 Minutes Before You Usually Go to Sleep
As an extra precaution to not lose your streak, you can set an alarm to go off every night about 10-30 minutes before you usually go to bed.
To do this on an iPhone, just choose the time you want, then click “repeat” and check every day of the week.
After that, you can name your alarm “Duolingo Streak” or whatever will motivate you to hop on the app for a minute and keep your streak going!
This is the last chance you have to double-check that you are maintaining your streak for that day or that you have a Streak Freeze prepared.
Of course, this is a bit of an extreme measure. However, it definitely isn’t easy to move up Wildfire Levels and it’s going to take a lot of effort and determination to get there!
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Dayna Brockbank is a travel and language-learning blogger who has lived around the world but has now settled in Nice, France. She speaks 3 languages at varying levels of fluency: Spanish, Italian, and French, and graduated with a Bachelor’s in Spanish Education. She and her husband focus on making travel part of life by living cheaply and traveling on a budget.