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Garden Warfare 2 Gets Free Content Update

Plants vs. Zombies  Garden Warfare 2 is heating up the holidays with its fifth massive free* content update: Frontline Fighters! Available today, Frontline Fighters introduces fun, all-new ways to play the craziest shooter in the galaxy, including the #1 fan-requested feature: online split-screen play! Players can now join a friend or family member on the couch in split-screen and enjoy fast-paced, over-the-top multiplayer fun in 14 game modes and 17 massive multiplayer maps. Also new to Frontline Fighters is the brand new map Frontline Flats, two new characters and two new Legendary characters.

Also available today is the Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2: Festive Edition, an all-new limited-time digital holiday release that bundles the digital version of the game with all five incredible content updates and early access to bonus content into one massive holiday package bursting with fun and value for just £34.99. The five major content updates, Graveyard Variety Pack, Trouble in Zombopolis: Part One, Trouble in Zombopolis: Part Two, Trials of Gnomus, and Frontline Fighters deliver countless hours of fun through crazy new modes, new maps, new characters and more that have been added to PvZGW2 since launch, including:

  • Three new game modes and three time-limited modes (14 in total)
  • Five massive new maps (17 in total)
  • 8 new character variants (Over 110 in total)
  • Two completely new character classes (16 in total)
  • Over 2,000 new customization items
  • Crazy Community Challenges with big rewards
  • Much, much more…

The PvZGW2 Festive Edition also delivers bonus content, including immediate access to two new Legendary character variants, one festive holiday customization pack, and 200,000 in-game coins to spend at the Sticker Shop on new characters, customization items, or consumables.

Players can purchase the PvZGW2 Festive Edition now for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Origin PC from the official website.
Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2 is also now available in The Vault for EA Access members on Xbox One and Origin Access members on Origin PC, where they can download and play the full game.

Check out the trailer for Frontline Fighters below:

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Thoughts on the Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 Beta

The Plants vs Zombies: GW2 Beta went live this weekend, and Tricky and myself had the chance to engage in it’s addicting, coop based, tower defense meets third person shooter multiplayer that fans enjoyed about the first one.  As soon as the opening cinematic starts rolling to the tune of Kenny Loggins’ “Danger Zone”, you are immediately immersed in the world of Plants vs Zombies, as the cinematic showcases some of the games new characters that are available such as Rose, a magic wielder capable of hilariously turning her foes into goats, and Super Brainz, a close quarters, high flying Bizarro of the PVZ universe, as well as many more.

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Once in the beta,  you will see vast improvements to the interface, for the standard menus have now been replaced with a “Backyard Battleground” where players spawn at their home base depending on which side they chose (plants or zombies, obviously) and can freely explore the battleground if they so choose even when they are not engaged in combat.  While at home base, players can choose which side they want to fight on, customize/choose their characters, purchase “stickers” which can be used to aid in combat,  engage in PVP multiplayer, challenge themselves to complete quest provided via message board, as well as many other features not provided in the Beta.

The battleground is separated into three layers; plants on one side, zombies on the other, and the actual battlefield in the middle.  After prepping for battle, players can then raise the flag in the middle of the field, then they are tasked with defending it from hordes of the opposing team.

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One of the biggest complaints about the first installment is the lack of offline play.  Popcap is fixing this problem. Players can now take the fight offline, with the ability to play split screen coop!  I personally enjoyed the beta, and believe that this installment will do the series justice. With so many options available in this beta, the games humorous dialogue, colorful world and addicting gameplay, I was hooked as soon as I launched it.   Whether you are team plant or team zombie, players will have to wait and see if the game holds up to the hype as they hash out their differences when it releases later this year.