Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare: Survival Tips, PlayStation-Exclusive Hats

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Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare: Survival Tips, PlayStation-Exclusive Hats
Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare: Survival Tips, PlayStation-Exclusive Hats

Hi everyone, Chris Fox here, lead gameplay designer on Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare. We’re extremely excited to be releasing Garden Warfare on PS4 and PS3 this August 19th. To celebrate, I’d like to give a quick introduction to our split-screen survival mode, as well as some tips for beginners and veterans alike.

In our split-screen mode, it’s you and a friend teaming up to protect your garden from an endless zombie horde. With just two plants versus all of Dr. Zomboss’ minions, character selection is key. While all characters can be successful, choosing complementary classes can help to turn the tide in your favor. The Pea Shooter and Sunflower are natural companions. He’s a mid-range specialist, and she’s a healer. Pretty obvious stuff, I know. But what you might not know is that the Chomper and Cactus make quite the formidable pair. The Chomper’s ability to bite right through armor allows him to take care of pesky Coffin and Outhouse zombies, leaving the Cactus free to snipe ranged zombies from a safe distance.

Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare PS4: Suburban flats

In Garden Warfare, each playable class has up to seven unlockable Variants, complete with different weapons and characteristics. Some of these are better suited to our cooperative game modes than others. A great example of this is the Power Cactus. Her electric shots can arc across multiple enemies at once, inflicting damage to entire groups of zombies. This is especially helpful for clearing out low HP groups from around your garden.

Much like in the original Plants vs. Zombies, what you plant, and where you chose to plant it, can be the difference between victory and defeat. A good strategy is to plant your powerful, melee-based plants close to your garden. That way, you can protect them with your more common, ranged plants along your front line. Experimenting with different plant combinations can lead to interesting and powerful results. One of my favorite tactics is to let an Ice Shroom freeze a zombie solid, then have a Snap Dragon finish it off with his flame breath.

Garden selection is something that can be overlooked by newcomers. Each level features three different gardens locations you can choose to protect. Depending on your play style, some will be easier to defend than others. Try them all out, and then go for the one that suits you the best.

Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare PS4: Garden Center

My final bit of advice is that there’s no shame in running away. If you’re finding yourselves overwhelmed by the horde, backing off and making a quick lap around the map can provide a critical chance to regroup and heal. Just make sure to keep an eye on your garden’s health. For those of you who want to see our strategies in action, I’ll be live streaming on PS4 via the PopCap Twitch channel, alongside fellow designer Jeff Shaw, on Thursday July 31th at 10:00 AM Pacific Time.

Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare PS4: PlayStation-exclusive hats

As I mentioned off the top, we’re thrilled to be bringing Garden Warfare to PS4 and PS3. The team wanted to do something special for all of the PlayStation fans, so we’ve created a batch of exclusive hats based on some of our favorite PlayStation characters. These will be available exclusively to those who preorder through PlayStation Store or retailers, however the Fat Princess hat is a digital exclusive! Thanks for your time. If you have any questions, or want to say hi, you can find me on Twitter.

Otherwise, I hope to see you all online in a few weeks!

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  • I have this on my pc and its the best game ever and to see it coming to ps3 and ps4 is awesome i already pre orderd it on the psn store for my ps3. Also when is the next dlc content coming out and I would actually like to pay for this one you guys at pop cap are to generous and an actual handheld version of the game would be awesome too (plants vs zombies garden warfare for the vita). =)

  • Does this game support cross platform play between the ps3 and ps4?

  • wuhooo! i can’t wait :) August 19 come early please :”> <3

  • wuhooo! i can’t wait :) August 19 come early please Yay! :D

  • Can’t wait to be Sly Pea and Ratchet and Zombie and Fat Chomper

  • So.. Splitscreen will be available for ps4 AND ps3?

  • Awesome time to plant some sunflowers and raise the DEAD!

  • Local co-op. Yeahh i will buy it.

  • The description here makes it sound like the split-screen offline co-op is only a “PlayStation 4 Mode.”

    Can you not play local split-screen co-op on PS3?

  • How do you unlock the pre-order bonus hats on PSN?

  • I cant believe that you need PS PLUS to play this game on PS4! REALLY!!!?????
    The entire game is garbage without it!

    Had I known this before, I would’ve not purchase the game!
    Refund my money so I can get the PS3 version instead!!!

  • PS3 Version needs split screen.

    I saw my brother in law play this game on his bran new X-bone and was exited to hear it was coming to the ps3. I could not wait I had to pre order it! the day came and i was able to play it. it was a really fun online game but, i then tried to play with a friend split screen ( the x-bone version does have it) and was disappointed to hear it is not included please… please… reconsider adding this feature.
    Thankyou for your time.

  • Apparently Sony is trying to keep it a big secret that split-screen offline (local) co-op is NOT available for the PS3 version. Fail.




  • Are you guys working on Split-Screen for PS3 at all, or is that gameplay PS4 exclusive?

  • Why can’t this game be played without the ps+? it seems like a ripoff to spend $40 on the game plus another $50 a year to be able to play the same game. At least give us a way to play it offline…

  • can PS4 users play this online with PS3 friends ??

  • I am very disappointed there is no local multiplayer for the PS3 version. It needs to be MUCH more prominently displayed that this feature is PS4 only. That you will not even address the numerous complaints on this topic is even more disappointing.

  • My seven-year-old bought this game for the PS3 with his birthday money. He and his little brother have limited time to play video games, and so he bought this thinking that they could play it together (pooled resources).
    If I’ve been reading the comments correctly they will not be able to play together? The original game had local co-op…even I (the Mom) played that with them.
    Why would the new game have less functionality than the older one?

    PS3 couch co-op!

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