‘Plants Vs Zombies: Garden Warfare 2’ Isn’t Letting Up With The Freebies

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chris-littlechild - September 10, 2016

  I’m sure most of you Ego-gents will remember Plants Vs Zombies. This toontastic tower defense title was freaking huge a few years back, the Pokemon Go of its time (well...), and bridged that casual/hardcore gap like so few games can. It saw you protecting your home (and sweet, sweet brains, natch) from the undead by placing angry-ass plants on your lawn.  

Murderous anthropomorphic pea plants sold this one to me at first sight, and I’d go on to buy the damn game on about four different systems. So it’s fair to say I’d be on board with anything Plants Vs Zombies related.

More recently, the series gave the FPS genre a go with Garden Warfare. This kinda-competitive-yet-piss-takey shooter had all the genre trappings you’d want, with character customization and classes and such, but took itself much less seriously than the Call of Dutys of the world. I loved Gotham City Impostors, I loved the original Garden Warfare, and the current gen sequel is just as awesome in my book.

Not only for cactus snipers and zombie marine biologists with dolphin guns, but also for the way PopCap’s handling it. As with the original, they’re pumping out a regular stream of free updates, and damn big ones at that. If you haven’t checked in for a while, it’s worth getting back into it, as the Trials of Gnomus DLC arrived yesterday.

Here’s what’s included, fresh from the official site:

  • Mystery Portal: Added a Mystery Portal in the Town Hall, where it goes... well that’s a mystery. Come back often to see where it takes you!
  • Mystery Portal Chests: Added 3 chests that require rainbow stars to open, each containing unique content
  • Super Mix Mode: Added new game mode type that can appear in Mystery Portal
  • Rux the Deal Breaker: Rux the Deal Breaker will sometimes appear in the sewers and sell rare and high value items
  • New Quest Board Quests: Added some new quest types
  • Trials of Eternity: Added the trials of eternity which may or may not test your abilities to the limit
  • Added new map
  • Added Cats vs Dinos Mode: Cats vs Dinos competing in elimination rounds (Only available at limited times through Mystery Portal) Only playable on the all new Gnomiverse XL map
  • Added other surprises n’ stuff....

That sounds pretty damn extensive to me. And it looks as ridiculous as ever, too:

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