Foursquare’s servers have been up and down all night due to the influx of checkins from people attempting to earn their Super Bowl badges. If you’re getting server errors, wait a few minutes and try again.
Here are a few tips for unlocking your badge:
- You must shout either “Go Steelers” or “Go Packers” while checking in to the trending “Super Bowl Sunday” venue (shown at right). If the trending venue doesn’t show up in your places tab, you can access it here from an iPhone (not confirmed on Android or other platforms).
- You can only earn one badge â€” either Packers or Steelers â€” so choose wisely. Trying to be clever and shouting both means you won’t get either badge. Checking in a second time won’t unlock the second badge.
- The Super Bowl badge â€” the one without a team â€” is only for people checking in to the game itself.
- It’s likely you’ll see a message saying your phone is too far away for points or badges. The badge should still unlock regardless of that message (I got the message and the badge).