Plants Vs Zombies Garden Warfare 2 Guides Tagged Articles RSS Feed | GameSkinny.com Plants Vs Zombies Garden Warfare 2 Guides RSS Feed on GameSkinny.com https://www.gameskinny.com/ en Launch Media Network Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare 2 Chomper Class Guide https://www.gameskinny.com/f6lxk/plants-vs-zombies-garden-warfare-2-chomper-class-guide https://www.gameskinny.com/f6lxk/plants-vs-zombies-garden-warfare-2-chomper-class-guide Sun, 28 Feb 2016 14:55:27 -0500 Synzer

The Chomper is a unique class in Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2 because it can swallow zombies. It is mostly a melee class, but it has some ranged abilities. It is an assassin class and plays similar to stealth-based classes in other games.

It takes time to get used to playing Chomper and you can't play it like any other class in the game. I'll help by explaining how the Chomper plays, what each variant does, and the character upgrades you can get.

Check out my Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare 2 Beginner Tips and Tricks for other help with the game.

This guide will go over everything about the Chomper class in Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare 2 including:

  • Chomper Basics and Abilities - How to play Chomper and the abilities they have.
  • Chomper Variants - Each variant for Chomper and what they do.
  • Chomper Character Upgrades - Each upgrade for Chomper and what they do.

Chomper Basics and Abilities

Chomper has a bite attack as their primary. If you get behind a zombie, you can swallow them for a 1-hit vanquish. They also have a burrow ability that goes underground and you can move underneath a zombie to swallow them.

If the zombie has a shield or is riding something, such as jackhammer or cannon, you will swallow that instead of the zombie. You also have a digestion time. During digestion, you move slow and can't attack or do anything else until it is over.

The Chomper's Goop ability slows zombies down and makes it easier to get behind them. The Spikeweed also slows down zombies who walk into it. When playing Chomper, it is important to make use of the abilities so you can make zombies your snacks.

Abilities
  • Goop - He shoots a purple goop on the enemy that slows them down.
    • Alternate Ability: Super Sticky Goop - Like the normal Goop, but makes the enemy unable to move at all.
    • Alternate Ability: Chomp Cannon - Shoots a big ball that does high damage in an explosive attack.
  • Burrow - Goes underground where you can move or stay in one place for a short time. You can swallow zombies while burrowed.
    • Alternate Ability: Sprint Burrow - Travels faster than normal Burrow, but doesn't last as long.
  • Spikeweed - Places up to 3 spike traps on the ground that stops zombies from moving.
    • Alternate Ability: Spiky Spikeweed - Deals more damage than the normal Spikeweed, but you can only use 2 at a time.

plants vs zombies garden warfare 2 chomper abilities

Chomper Variants

Fire Chomper

This variant shoots a fire breath spray that deals damage over time instead of bite attacks.

Hot Rod Chomper

This variant gains a temporary speed boost after swallowing a zombie.

  • He has bite attacks like the normal variant
Power Chomper

This variant shoots an electric spray attack that chains into multiple enemies instead of the normal bite attack.

Count Chompula

This variant recovers some health after swallowing a zombie.

  • He has bite attacks like the normal variant
  • Vampires are cool and so is this variant
Toxic Chomper

This variant shoots a poison spray attack that does damage over time to enemies instead of the normal bite attack.

  • He also damages nearby enemies with poison damage
Armor Chomper

This variant has more health and his bite attacks deal more damage than the normal Chomper.

Chomp Thing

This variant recovers health faster than other Chomper and uses a Swamp Spray attack instead of the normal bite attacks.

  • The spray does not have any additional effects, but you'll look menacing, so that counts for something
Yeti Chomper

This variant shoots an ice ball attack instead of the normal bite that can freeze enemies in places after enough attacks.

  • This is the only Chomper variant with a ranged primary and can get a Zoom upgrade.
  • Your dreams of being a Yeti are finally realized
  • If you did not have dreams of being a Yeti, shame on you
Disco Chomper

This is the legendary variant of the Disco Chomper. I do not have it and I have not seen any info on it. I'll update this guide with what he does when I find out. Let me know if you have info on this variant.

Chomper Character Upgrades

Chomper gets character upgrades at level 5 and 9. When you get to 10 you can promote it to reset it back to level 1. This gives you a new rank and allows you to level up again to get more character upgrades.

I'll tell you at what level and rank you get each character upgrade and what they do.

Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare 2 chomper character upgrades

Base
  • Health Regeneration Delay Upgrade (Level 5) - Lower the time it takes before your health begins to regenerate.
  • Speed Upgrade (Level 9) - Increases your movement speed.
Specialist
  • Health Regeneration Upgrade (Level 5) - Increases how fast your health regenerates.
  • Damage Upgrade (Level 9) - Increases how much damage you deal with your chomp attacks.
Advanced
  • Digestion Upgrade(Level 5) - Decreases the time it takes to digest zombies.
  • Damage Upgrade (Level 9) - Increases how much damage you deal with your bite attacks. 
Elite
  • Digestion Upgrade (Level 5) - Decreases the time it takes to digest enemies.
Super Elite
  • Health Upgrade (Level 5) - Increases your maximum health.

As you can see, you don't get upgrades for level 9 of the last two ranks. Once you get level 5 of Super Elite, you won't need to level anymore for character upgrades.

You can use both damage or digestion upgrades if you choose.

That's it for my guide on Chomper in Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare 2. Let me know if you have any questions!

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Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare 2 Super Brainz Class Guide https://www.gameskinny.com/omqge/plants-vs-zombies-garden-warfare-2-super-brainz-class-guide https://www.gameskinny.com/omqge/plants-vs-zombies-garden-warfare-2-super-brainz-class-guide Sun, 28 Feb 2016 13:42:42 -0500 Synzer

Super Brainz is new class in Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare 2 that uses melee and long-range beam attacks. He has the most health -- 200, can jump higher than other characters, and has plenty of tricks to make him a menace at any distance.

Super Brainz is a fun character, but you will need to know how it works to get the most out of it. I'll explain how to play Super Brainz and give details on each variant and character upgrades available. 

Check out my Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare 2 Beginner Tips and Tricks for more help with the game.

This guide will go over everything about the Super Brainz class in Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare 2 including:

  • Super Brainz Basics and Abilities - How to play the Super Brainz and the abilities they have.
  • Super Brainz Variants - Each variant for the Super Brainz and what they do.
  • Super Brainz Character Upgrades - Each upgrade for the Super Brainz, what they do, and what I would use.

Super Brainz Basics and Abilities

Super Brainz punches in melee range for his first primary attack and has no ammo, so he can do this as many times as he wants. There is a short delay every 3 punches. When zoomed in, he shoots a beam out that also has no ammo, but overheats after a while. It will take some time to recharge if you let it overheat.

Super Brainz is brutal at close range, but take advantage of his beam if you can't safely get close to the enemy. Super Brainz is a terror at melee range, but he can still rack up vanquishes with his beam.

plants vs zombies garden warfare 2 super brainz abilities

Abilities
  • Super Ultra Ball - Sends a ball of energy out to attack enemies for massive damage.
    • You can use this on the ground or while in the air. It will freeze you in mid-air if used while jumping.
    • Alternate Ability: Super Multi Ball - Same as the Super Ultra Ball, but it throws out 3 instead of 1. Each one is weaker than the normal Super Ultra Ball, but it adds up if you land all 3.
  • Turbo Twister - Spins into a whirlwind that damage all nearby plants and sucks them in if close enough.
    • You take less damage while doing this so it is also good to use defensively... Also, if you want to feel like Tasmanian Devil. 
  • Heroic Kick - Launches Super Brainz forward with a damaging kick that can be used on the ground or in the air.
    • This Spartan kick is not only good for putting plants in their place, but also useful for covering distances faster.

Super Brainz Variants

Cozmic Brainz

This variant can charge up his punches for extra damage.

  • If you vanquish an enemy with a full charge, they cannot be revived.
  • His ranged attack shoots multiple shots instead of a continuous beam and it lasts longer.
Electro Brainz

This variant adds electric damage to his primary attack that chains through multiple enemies.

  • This is great for fighting groups of enemies and feeling like Emperor Palpatine.
Toxic Brains

This is a legendary variant that adds poison damage over time to his primary attacks and anyone that comes near him.

He has a meter that you fill up by getting kills. When you get enough, he goes into Toxic Mode to move faster and deal more damage.

  • Great for when you get into melee range since you damage people just by getting near them.
Party Brainz

This is a legendary variant that has a meter that fills up after getting kills. When the meter is full, he goes into Party Mode. This makes him move faster and deal more damage.

Super Brainz Character Upgrades

Super Brainz gets character upgrades at level 5 and 9. When you get to 10 you can promote it to reset it back to level 1. This gives you a new rank and allows you level up again to get more character upgrades.

I'll tell you at what level and rank you get each character upgrade and what they do.

plants vs zombies garden warfare 2 super brainz character upgrades

Base
  • Health Regeneration Delay Upgrade (Level 5) - Lower the time it takes before your health begins to regenerate.
  • Zoom Upgrade (Level 9) - Increases distance zoomed in.
Specialist
  • Health Regeneration Upgrade (Level 5) - Increases how fast your health regenerates.
  • Overheat Penalty Upgrade (Level 9) - Lowers the time it takes to start attacking after you overheat.
Advanced
  • Speed Upgrade (Level 5) - Increases how fast your character moves.
  • Overheat Upgrade (Level 9) - Lets you fire for longer before you overheat. 
Elite
  • Damage Upgrade (Level 5) - Increases how much damage you deal with your weapon.
Super Elite
  • Health Upgrade (Level 5) - Increases your maximum health.

As you can see, you don't get upgrades for level 9 of the last two ranks. Once you get level 5 of Super Elite, you won't need to level anymore for character upgrades.

That's it for my guide on Super Brainz in Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare 2. Let me know if you have any questions!

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Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare 2 Kernel Corn Class Guide https://www.gameskinny.com/b3bmo/plants-vs-zombies-garden-warfare-2-kernel-corn-class-guide https://www.gameskinny.com/b3bmo/plants-vs-zombies-garden-warfare-2-kernel-corn-class-guide Sun, 28 Feb 2016 04:19:48 -0500 Synzer

Kernel Corn is an assault damage character in Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare 2. His rapid-fire attacks, Butter Barrage airstrikes, leaping Hush hop, and charged up Shuck Shot make him a great character to lead the charge.

You'll want to take advantage of all his abilities since his main weapon is hard to deal with when the enemy is moving a lot. I'll help you get the hang of using Kernel Corn and go over each variant available for him.

Check out my Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare 2 Beginner Tips and Tricks for other help with the game.

This guide will go over everything about the Kernel Corn class in Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare 2 including:

  • Kernel Corn Basics and Abilities - How to play Kernel Corn and the abilities they have.
  • Kernel Corn Variants - Each variant for Kernel Corn and what they do.
  • Kernel Corn Character Upgrades - Each upgrade for Kernel Corn and what they do.

Kernel Corn Basics and Abilities

Kernal Corn's main weapons are fully automatic and fire like machine guns. This speed makes it hard to stay on target and each shot does low damage. You may need to stop periodically when firing if you can't land hits so you aren't wasting ammo.

It can be difficult to kill with the main weapon alone, so you will want to use his abilities alongside the main weapon. His Shuck Shot will 1-shot nearly anything when you get a direct hit. 

I often use Husk Hop to escape situations where I'm outgunned and I can usually get a vanquish while doing this. Kernel Corn takes a bit more effort to play well, but it can be a fun class when you get the hang of it.

plants vs zombies garden warfare 2 kernel corn abilities

Abilities
  • Butter Barrage - He throws butter on the ground to mark a spot for an airstrike.
    • The airstrike will hit the area after a short time.
    • Alternate Ability: Bigger Better Butter - Like the Butter Barrage, but sends down a massive explosion instead of several tiny ones.
  • Husk Hop - Leaps high in the air and flips forward while shooting everything below.
    • Doing this with an enemy in front of you causes you to shoot them for a lot of damage until you land.
  • Shuck Shot - He charges up a big blast that shoots forward.
    • It takes some time to charge up, so plan where you are going to aim while doing it.

Kernel Corn Variants

BBQ Corn

This variant shoots a Spicy Hot Shot for his primary weapon that deals fire damage over time.

  • He has 35 ammo by default
Mob Cob

This variant shoots piercing shots that go through multiple enemies and does more damage than the normal Kernel Corn.

  • He has 35 ammo by default
  • Has a cool looking suit and hat, which is the most important part about him
Pops Corn

This variant shoots in 3-round bursts instead of fully automatic.

  • He has 33 ammo by default
  • This variant is great if you want to be more precise with the main weapon.
Party Corn

This is the legendary variant of Kernel Corn. He works just like the normal Kernel Corn variant, but gets a meter that fills up with each kill. When it fills completely, he gets a movement speed and damage boost.

Kernel Corn Character Upgrades

Kernel Corn gets character upgrades at level 5 and 9. When you get to 10 you can promote it to reset it back to level 1. This gives you a new rank and allows you level up again to get more character upgrades.

I'll tell you at what level and rank you get each character upgrade and what they do.

plants vs zombies garden warfare 2 kernel corn character upgrades

Base
  • Health Regeneration Delay Upgrade (Level 5) - Lower the time it takes before your health begins to regenerate.
  • Zoom Upgrade (Level 9) - Increases distance zoomed in.
Specialist
  • Health Regeneration Upgrade (Level 5) - Increases how fast your health regenerates.
  • Speed Upgrade (Level 9) - Increases your movement speed.
Advanced
  • Reload Speed (Level 5) - Increases how fast you reload your weapon.
  • Ammo Upgrade (Level 9) - Increases how much ammo your gun has before you must reload. 
Elite
  • Damage Upgrade (Level 5) - Increases how much damage you deal with your weapon.
Super Elite
  • Health Upgrade (Level 5) - Increases your maximum health.

As you can see, you don't get upgrades for level 9 of the last two ranks. Once you get level 5 of Super Elite, you won't need to level anymore for character upgrades.

That's it for my guide on Kernel Corn in Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare 2. Let me know if you have any questions!

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Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare 2 Scientist Class Guide https://www.gameskinny.com/4z725/plants-vs-zombies-garden-warfare-2-scientist-class-guide https://www.gameskinny.com/4z725/plants-vs-zombies-garden-warfare-2-scientist-class-guide Sat, 27 Feb 2016 07:55:49 -0500 Synzer

The Scientist is the healing class for the zombies in Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare 2. They work differently than the Sunflower and can be a great attacker while healing. They now have a heal beam if you don't want to use their healing stations, and deal massive damage at close range with their shotgun-like weapons.

Scientists are much more versatile, but don't forget their primary purpose is healing and reviving faster than the other zombies. I'll go over how to play scientist and what each variant does.

Check out my Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare 2 Beginner Tips and Tricks for more help with the game.

This guide will go over everything about the Scientist class in Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare 2 including:

  • Scientist Basics and Abilities - How to play the Scientist and the abilities they have.
  • Scientist Variants - Each variant for the Scientist and what they do.
  • Scientist Character Upgrades - Each upgrade for the Scientist and what they do.

Scientist Basics and Abilities

The Scientist's main weapon is a Goo Blaster; which is a shotgun. You'll want to get in close to take out plants when using this class. Luckily, they have a warp ability that teleports them a short distance. This is the key to getting close enough to the plants.

They have have the same health as a Sunflower, 100. You can play Scientist as an offense class by warping to the enemy and using your main weapon to take them down quickly. They also have a sticky bomb ability to deal extra damage while you escape or heal teammates.

As a Scientist, your main job is to heal and revive your team, so watch their health even if you are playing offensively.

Abilities
  • Heal Beam of Science - Sends a beam that links to the targeted player. As long as you stay near them, it will continue to heal them until one of you dies or you switch targets.
    • You can move, shoot, and do anything you want while Heal Beam is on.
    • Alternate Ability: Zombie Heal Station - Places a station down that heals all nearby zombies, including you, with a purple substance.
    • Alternate Ability: Armored Heal Station - Just like the normal heal station, but this one is harder to destroy and will self-destruct after a while.
  • Warp - Teleports you a short distance.
    • This is useful for getting next to plants to shoot them, escaping enemies, or just crossing distances faster.
    • Alternate Ability: Energy Warp - Turns you into pure energy and lets you move around for a short time. You take no damage while in Energy Warp.
  • Sticky Explody Ball - Throws a ball that sticks to surfaces, including plants, and explodes.
    • Sticky Explody Ball only detonates when plants are nearby, so you can also use it as a trap.
    • Alternate Ability: Mega Heal Bomb - Throws a huge bomb that rolls and explodes into a burst of healing after a short time.

plants vs zombies garden warfare 2 scientist abilities

Scientist Variants

Marine Biologist

This variant uses a Dolphin Blaster to shoot fish at the enemy.

  • He has 6 ammo by default
  • He shoots faster than the base variant
Dr. Toxic

This variant shoots toxic damage that deals damage over time. He also damages anyone that gets near him.

  • He has 5 ammo by default
Physicist

This variant shoots electric energy that chains through multiple enemies.

  • He has 5 ammo by default
  • It has longer range than the normal variant
Astronaut

This variant has a long-range, rapid-fire weapon. 

  • He has 15 ammo by default
  • It shoots a single moon rock per shot instead of the normal shotgun spread
Chemist

This variant's weapon must be fired in extremely close range, but it deals massive damage.

  • He has 6 ammo by default
Archaeologist 

This variant shoots gold and treasure out of its Excavator gun.

  • He has 12 ammo by default
  • He shoots faster than the normal variant
Paleontologist

This variant deals fire damage over time with his main weapon.

  • He has 12 ammo by default
Zoologist

This variant uses a fully automatic shotgun that deals high close range damage.

  • He has 9 ammo by default
  • He has about the same range as Chemist, but does slightly less damage because of the faster firing rate and more ammo.
Computer Scientist

This is a legendary variant that has a meter that fills up after getting kills. When the meter is full, he goes into Crunch Mode, which makes him move faster and deal more damage.

  • He has 8 ammo by default

Scientist Character Upgrades

Scientist gets character upgrades at level 5 and 9. When you get to 10 you can promote it to reset it back to level 1. This gives you a new rank and allows you level up again to get more character upgrades.

I'll tell you at what level and rank you get each character upgrade and what they do.

Plants vs Zombies garden warfare 2 scientist character upgrades

Base
  • Health Regeneration Delay Upgrade (Level 5) - Lower the time it takes before your health begins to regenerate.
  • Speed Upgrade (Level 9) - Increases your movement speed.
Specialist
  • Health Regeneration Upgrade (Level 5) - Increases how fast your health regenerates.
  • Reload Speed (Level 9) - Increases how fast you reload your weapon.
Advanced
  • Ammo Upgrade (Level 5) - Increases how much ammo your gun has before you must reload. 
  • Reload Speed (Level 9) - Increases how fast you reload your weapon.
Elite
  • Damage Upgrade (Level 5) - Increases how much damage you deal with your weapon.
Super Elite
  • Health Upgrade (Level 5) - Increases your maximum health.

As you can see, you don't get upgrades for level 9 of the last two ranks. Once you get level 5 of Super Elite, you won't need to level anymore for character upgrades. Instead of Zoom, Scientists get 2 reload upgrades and they stack.

That's it for my guide on Scientist in Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare 2. Let me know if you have any questions!

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Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare 2 Sunflower Class Guide https://www.gameskinny.com/wwydf/plants-vs-zombies-garden-warfare-2-sunflower-class-guide https://www.gameskinny.com/wwydf/plants-vs-zombies-garden-warfare-2-sunflower-class-guide Fri, 26 Feb 2016 10:50:50 -0500 Synzer

The Sunflower is a healing class in Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2, but they can still go on the attack. They have a heal beam, can place a potted plant to heal or attack, and have a strong sunbeam attack from a rooted position.

Although Sunflowers don't have a lot of health, their healing and quick revives make up for it. I'll help you out by going over what you need to know about Sunflower and the different variants available.

Check out my Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare 2 Beginner Tips and Tricks for more help with the game.

This guide will go over everything about the Sunflower class in Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare 2 including:

  • Sunflower Basics and Abilities - How to play the Sunflower and the abilities they have.
  • Sunflower Variants - Each variant for the Sunflower and what they do.
  • Sunflower Character Upgrades - Each upgrade for the Sunflower and what they do.

Sunflower Basics and Abilities

The Sunflower has a rapid-fire Sun Pulse as their main weapon. The default variant starts with 50 shots. They can move fairly quickly, but only have 100 health.

When you play this class, you'll want to stay near teammates to heal them, while supporting them with your own attacks. Even though you can get vanquishes as the Sunflower, that shouldn't be your main concern.

They can also revive teammates much faster than any other class, so you are a big help there as well.

Abilities
  • Heal Beam - Sends a beam that links to the targeted player. As long as you stay near them, it will continue to heal them until one of you dies or you switch targets.
    • You can move, shoot, and do anything you want while Heal Beam is on.
    • Alternate Ability: Rainbow Heal Beam - Works the same way, just displays the beam as a rainbow.
  • Sunbeam - Roots the Sunflower to the ground and press the fire button to shoot a yellow beam at enemies.
    • You can't move while doing this, and you can stay there as long as you have energy. Press the ability button to leave early.
    • Alternate Ability: Solar flare Beam - Shoots a green laser that is stronger, but goes away faster.
  • Heal Flower - Places a potted plant on the ground that periodically makes sun that heals teammates who walk over them.
    • You can heal the potted flowers you put down.
    • Alternate Ability: Dark Flower - Places a potted plant on the ground that shoots nearby enemies.

Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare 2 Sunflower abilities

Sunflower Variants

Fire Flower

This variant shoots fire attacks that do damage over time to the enemy.

  • She has 30 ammo by default
Power Flower

This variant shoots electric attack that chain into multiple enemies.

  • She has 40 ammo by default
Shadow Flower

This variant shoots dark energy that is faster than the normal Sunflower, but deals less damage.

  • She has 40 ammo by default
Mystic Flower

This variant can charge up her shots to deal extra damage.

  • She has 18 ammo by default
  • The longer she charges, the more damage it does.
Metal Petal

This variant has 150 health instead of the standard 100 health.

  • She has 50 ammo by default
Sun Pharoah

This variant shoots in a three round burst instead of rapid-fire.

  • She has 30 ammo by default
Alien Flower

This variant's shots detonate to leave spore mists. These mists do damage to any enemy that stays in the area.

  • She has 10 ammo by default
Vampire flower

This variant heals herself when hitting enemies with her main attack.

  • She has 40 ammo by default
  • She has 75 health since she can heal with each shot.
Stuffy Flower

This variant causes healing sundrops to appear when she defeats an enemy with her main attack. 

  • She has 40 ammo by default

Sunflower Character Upgrades

Sunflower gets character upgrades at level 5 and 9. When you get to 10 you can promote it to reset it back to level 1. This gives you a new rank and allows you level up again to get more character upgrades.

I'll tell you what level and rank you get each character upgrade and what they do.

Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare 2 Sunflower character upgrades

Base
  • Health Regeneration Delay Upgrade (Level 5) - Lower the time it takes before your health begins to regenerate.
  • Zoom Upgrade - Increases distance zoomed in.
Specialist
  • Health Regeneration Upgrade (Level 5) - Increases how fast your health regenerates.
  • Speed Upgrade (Level 9) - Increases your movement speed.
Advanced
  • Reload Speed (Level 5) - Increases how fast you reload your weapon.
  • Ammo Upgrade (Level 9) - Increases how much ammo your gun has before you must reload. 
Elite
  • Damage Upgrade (Level 5) - Increases how much damage you deal with your weapon.
Super Elite
  • Health Upgrade (Level 5) - Increases your maximum health.

As you can see, you don't get upgrades for level 9 of the last two ranks. Once you get level 5 of Super Elite, you won't need to level anymore for character upgrades.

That's it for my guide on Sunflower in Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare 2. Let me know if you have any questions!

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Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare 2 Captain Deadbeard Class Guide https://www.gameskinny.com/fn19i/plants-vs-zombies-garden-warfare-2-captain-deadbeard-class-guide https://www.gameskinny.com/fn19i/plants-vs-zombies-garden-warfare-2-captain-deadbeard-class-guide Fri, 26 Feb 2016 06:24:22 -0500 Synzer

Captain Dreadbeard (Pirate) is my favorite class in Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare 2 and I've played it for quite some time. They can snipe or use close range blasts with their main weapon, hop in a barrel for an explosion, send a parrot out like a drone, and jump on a cannon to shoot like a turret.

The class is great for multiple situations, so you'll want to know how to play it effectively. I'm going to help you out by going over what you need to know about Pirate, as well as the different variants available.

Check out my Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare 2 Beginner Tips and Tricks for other help with the game.

This guide will go over everything about the Captain Deadbeard class in Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare 2 including:

  • Captain Dreadbeard Basics and Abilities - How to play the Pirate and the abilities they have.
  • Captain Deadbeard Variants - Each variant for pirate and what they do.
  • Captain Deadbeard Character Upgrades - Each upgrade for the Pirate and what they do.

Captain Deadbeard Basics and Abilities

The pirate has a unique main weapon, because it shoots close range blasts when firing from the hip, but long range sniper shots when zooming in. When hip firing, each shot takes 2 ammo.

This allows you to change up how you play the pirate on the fly. I usually use pirate as a sniper and switch to close range when a plant gets near or I'm getting an objective.

They move slower than most characters, so keep that in mind if you try to get in close.

Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare 2 Captain Deadbeard abilities

Abilities
  • Barrel Blast - He jumps into a barrel that explodes when time runs out.
    • You can also push the fire button to start the detonation faster.
  • Parrot Pal - Sends out a Parrot that can fly around and attack the enemy. It can send down an airstrike as well.
    • Your pirate stays in the spot where you used the ability, so make sure you aren't in sight of the enemy.
  • Cannon Rodeo - He jumps on a cannon that shoots cannon balls until ammo runs out.
    • This works like a turret and you can only turn. You can leave it early if needed.

Captain Deadbeard Variants

Captain Cannon

This variant shoots a cannon ball as their ranged attack, which you can explode in the air by pressing the fire button again.

  • He has 8 ammo by default
  • When you explode the ranged cannon in the air, it explodes for area damage
Captain Flameface

This variant shoots a flame burst at close range, and fires shots that pierce through multiple enemies.

  • He has 8 ammo by default
  • Does less damage, but all attacks make the enemy burn for extra damage over time
Captain Sharkbite

This variant uses a shark to shoot lasers when zoomed in. His hip fire attack only uses 1 ammo instead of 2 like the others.

  • He has 14 ammo by default
  • He can shoot much faster than other pirates 
Captain Partyman

This is the legendary variant of the pirate. He works just like the normal Captain Deadbeard variant, but gets a meter that fills up with each kill. When it fills completely, he gets a movement speed and damage boost.

Captain Deadbeard Character Upgrades

Captain Deadbeard gets character upgrades at level 5 and 9. When you get to 10 you can promote it to reset it back to level 1. This gives you a new rank and allows you level up again to get more character upgrades.

I'll tell you what level and rank you get each character upgrade and what they do.

Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare 2 Pirate character upgrades

Base
  • Health Regeneration Delay Upgrade (Level 5) - Lower the time it takes before your health begins to regenerate.
  • Zoom Upgrade - Increases distance zoomed in.
Specialist
  • Health Regeneration Upgrade (Level 5) - Increases how fast your health regenerates.
  • Speed Upgrade (Level 9) - Increases your movement speed.
Advanced
  • Reload Speed (Level 5) - Increases how fast you reload your weapon.
  • Ammo Upgrade (Level 9) - Increases how much ammo your gun has before you must reload. 
Elite
  • Damage Upgrade (Level 5) - Increases how much damage you deal with your weapon.
Super Elite
  • Health Upgrade (Level 5) - Increases your maximum health.

As you can see, you don't get upgrades for level 9 of the last two ranks. Once you get level 5 of Super Elite, you won't need to level anymore for character upgrades.

That's it for my guide on Captain Deadbeard in Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare 2. Let me know if you have any questions!

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Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare 2: Bigger and better https://www.gameskinny.com/jcz3l/plants-vs-zombies-garden-warfare-2-bigger-and-better https://www.gameskinny.com/jcz3l/plants-vs-zombies-garden-warfare-2-bigger-and-better Wed, 24 Feb 2016 07:29:36 -0500 Synzer

Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare 2 is a huge improvement over the first game, though there are still some issues that need to be worked out.

What makes The Garden Warfare series stand out is the silliness and over-the-top attitude it takes towards all aspects of the game. It has the same humor as the last game and previous Plants vs Zombies games. It is a shooter that many people can get into if they don't usually play shooters, similar to Splatoon. It is also a great game for both kids and adults. I rarely see quality games nowadays that aren't overly mature or kid-oriented and this game strikes a good balance between.

Let's look at the good and bad of Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare 2.

The Good

Characters

There are so many characters and variants to choose from: 7 on each side and 5-10 variants for each class. There is bound to be at least 1 character you'll like with over 100 possibilities.

My favorite things to do is try out a new character and wonder what types of possibilities each one can get.

Backyard Battleground

The Backyard Battleground was a nice addition. There are multiple things to unlock and find, plus you can easily try out new characters by using the Flag of power in the middle. Sure the experience modifier got nerfed to the ground, but that's fine in my opinion.

PvZGW 2 Backyard Battleground

People could easily level their characters in beta because of the Flag and you wouldn't need to play anything else to level your characters if they didn't fix that.

It is still a good way to get quests done and try out characters, so I think this was a great idea.

Player Options

It is nice that I can go into the Backyard Battleground with 3 other people. This also makes searching for games much easier. You can make custom games, fight against each other, and more.

You can now play solo against A.I. if you don't want to go online. This was a much-needed option and provides more opportunities for people that may not enjoy playing online.

One of my favorite additions is the expanded split-screen for Xbox One and PS4. The last game only allowed you to play Garden Ops. This time, you can go in the Backyard Battleground and play the different multiplayer modes.

The second person also can use their own account and progressions while playing split-screen. Sadly, you cannot play online with split-screen, or do the story quests.

Leveling

The new leveling system is a million times better than the old one. Leveling works just like normal games now, by gaining experience. The old system required you to complete 15 challenges with a class to increase rank.

All levels are tied to a specific variant so you can't just level up the entire Peashooter class for example. If you play and level a Fire Pea, only that one gets the levels and upgrades.

I find this progression to give more customization in the game. Which class, and even variant, I play will be meaningful and different.

Customization and Infinity Mode

Explanations about Infinity Mode contains spoilers for the story and I'll get to that after briefly going over customization.

There are so many customization options for your characters. You can customize multiple appearance options, which abilities they use, taunts, and passive upgrades for your characters. It is fantastic that you can do so much to make your character your own.

You can even customize certain things around the Backyard Battleground.

Infinity Mode is something that opens up after completing the solo missions on either side. I won't go into full details, but it is a unique mode where you don't play as any of the plants or zombies. It is a cool break and allows you to unlock some legendary characters.

The Bad

Rose

Every game has flaws and one the biggest in this game is balancing, especially with the Rose. I'm not going to go over all the ways the Rose is overpowered, but it is considerable. There is a reason why you'll often see teams with 90% Roses and the Plants win most of the time.

It is so bad that it is causing some people to not play online and it gives people unrealistic expectations. You are seeing a lot of counters to the Rose, but it is still hard to go up against Roses in a normal situation where they have teammates, especially if those teammates are also Roses.

This is basically making this game Rose vs Counter and even though there are over 100 options, you won't see that anytime soon unless they fix Rose.

This is the main reason I wouldn't give this game a 10/10.

I'm not taking much off because the Rose is so unbalanced right now because I know Popcap will address this and they have been good at making changes in the last game. I'm taking a point off because there is no way the game should have launched with the Rose in its current state.

People complained that the Rose was not strong enough when they played beta, but keep a few things in mind:

  • This is a new class and people that played the old game were not used to her yet.
  • You could not promote in the beta. This is huge because you get several upgrades that make up for what people were complaining about.

Don't let her innocent look fool you, she is evil incarnate.

It is almost like they looked at player feedback, then changed the game without really scrutinizing that feedback. This is made worse by the fact that they gave the "Wait and See" response after everyone complained during EA Access. That is the approach they should have taken at the beginning, you know, when people didn't even see what the class could do.

Sound and Maps

There are times when you don't hear the sounds of a kill or getting hit. You often don't "feel" like there is damage being done and I've gotten plenty of kills and deaths without knowing what happened.

Some of the maps aren't balanced very well for certain sides. Great White North, or The Beaches of Normandy as I call it, has Zombies going into an absolute slaughter that rarely make it past the first garden.

Promoting and Quests

I actually love promoting, but I hate that I have to do it from my own Backyard. When I'm in a group or even just a good game, I have to leave just to be able to promote my character.

There isn't even a reason to not promote and you must do it to unlock all the upgrades so why do this? What's worse is that you have to be in your own backyard, so you must leave the party to promote if you joined someone else's game.

I also love the new quests, but again, you must go back to the Backyard to pick up new ones.

I have complaints

But I also feel the game is still very fun and worth it. Most of these issues will get patched and since I know from experience with the first game that they will get addressed, I'm not lowering my score by much. 

This game definitely deserves a 9 or higher with these small things addressed and I look forward to more content coming from this game.

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Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare 2 Beginner Tips and Tricks https://www.gameskinny.com/hnfr8/plants-vs-zombies-garden-warfare-2-beginner-tips-and-tricks https://www.gameskinny.com/hnfr8/plants-vs-zombies-garden-warfare-2-beginner-tips-and-tricks Thu, 18 Feb 2016 08:57:29 -0500 Synzer

Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare 2 has plenty of things to do that the original did not have. You can roam around the backyard, defend as zombies, level up easier, do plenty of quests, and more.

Anyone new to the series, and veteran players, will want to know the basics of the game before getting started. I'm here to do just that and guide you on your way to total garden warfare.

This guide will go over everything you need to get started in Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare 2 including:

  • Getting Started - The basics of the game.
  • Characters - Basic info on the different plants and zombies that are playable in the game.
  • Backyard Battleground - Everything you need to know about the game's main hub.

Getting Started

Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare 2 is a game where, you guessed it, plants fight zombies. If you are expecting the gameplay from the apps, you are in for quite a surprise.

The Garden Warfare series plays like a 3rd-person shooter and you control one plant or zombie at a time. Each character has their own play style, main weapon, and abilities.

You can move around, shoot your primary weapon, jump, and use 3 different abilities. These abilities have cool-down times where you have to wait between each use. You can also interact with things like arming bombs, raising flags, and more.

Characters

All 8 base classes from the last game are available, as well as 6 new ones. Each class also has several variations that change the way the class works, such as adding fire damage to primary attacks, or changing how an ability works. 

All characters, including the different variants of each character, have their own levels. As you use a character, you gain experience points exclusively for that character. If you get enough, you'll level up. Leveling up can unlock new abilities. You can complete quests to increase the amount of experience you get.

Plants
  • Peashooter - Shoots peas obviously, chili bean bomb ability that explodes like a grenade, hyper-ability to move faster and jump higher, and a Gatling turret.
  • Sunflower - Heals teammates with heal beam and potted plant abilities, sunbeam attack that deals high damage, but makes them stationary.

PvZ GW2 Plants

  • Chomper - Melee/stealth character who can instantly kill zombies by swallowing them if you get behind the enemy. They can also bite or spray at close range depending on the variant you use.
    • They can burrow underground to escape danger and swallow an enemy if they get underneath them.
    • They can also spit goop on a zombie to slow them down and make them easier to get behind for a kill.
  • Cactus - Long range plant that can snipe. It has a drone it can send out to shoot and send down airstrikes, tallnuts to place as barriers, and potato mines that explode and kill zombies that walk over them.
  • Rose - Magic support plant that has a lot of control abilities. She can turn zombies into goats for a short time, slow down zombies in an area, and disappear into the mist to keep her safe for a short time.
    • She can also make portals to teleport teammates during Herbal Assault.
  • Citron - Orange bounty hunter that uses a laser to attack. He can deploy a shield that stays in front to block projectiles, roll around in a ball that can also use a charged attack, and an EMPeach ability to stun zombies.
  • Kernel Corn - Shoots with dual, rapid-fire corn cob guns. He has a charged shot called Shuck Shot, can send then a small airstrike with Butter Barrage, and can leap over enemies while shooting with Husk hop.
Zombies
  • Soldier - He uses an Assault rifle, but this changes depending on the variant.  He also has a rocket launcher ability, jet pack jump, and stink cloud bomb.
  • Scientist - He is the healer for the zombies. He can now use a heal beam like the sunflower, or place a healing station down. He can teleport, throw a damaging or healing grenade, and uses a shotgun for his default weapon.

PvZ GW2 Zombies

  • All-Star - This zombie has a lot of health and a Gatling-style main weapon. He can place a stationary shield, punt an exploding imp, and charge at plants with his tackle ability.
  • Engineer - This zombie can travel by jumping on a jackhammer and build portals in the Gardens and Graveyards game mode. They use a launcher as their main weapon that does splash damage and can stun plants with their sonic grenades/mines.
    • Instead of the drone from the last game, they have a turret they jump on called the Big Bolt Blaster.
  • Imp and Z-Mech - This class is 2-in-1. You start as the Imp with a low health, but uses two blasters, and whirlwind ability that shoots while spinning, and a gravity grenade to stops all plants from doing anything but shoot their main weapon. His last ability calls down a mech.
    • When in the mech, the health goes up a lot and he has access to new abilities.
    • These abilities depend on the variant you have but the default one can shoot missiles, stomp, and eject with an explosion.
  • Captain Deadbeard - This pirate zombie has a main weapon that can be used close-range, or long-range when aimed.
    • He has a Barrel Blast ability that puts him in a barrel and explodes after a short time to deal area damage. He can also send his parrot out like the Cactus drone, and get on a stationary cannon to shoot enemies.
  • Super Brainz - This zombie looks like a super hero and uses punches as his main attack.
    • He has a lot of health, can shoot out a ranged attack with Super Ultra Ball, kick through enemies with Heroic Kick, and spin around to hit multiple enemies with Turbo Twister.

Backyard Battleground

This is the main hub of the game and where you'll go to do anything. You can choose to play as plants or zombies and can switch at anytime by going to a sign in the base, or the customization booth. You can also play with up to 3 other players for 4-player co-op. I'll go over the main features at the base.

  • Mailbox - This is where you'll find the latest news, import characters from GW1 if you played, and get your rank rewards if you played the last game.
    • You have until February 2017 to import characters.
  • Customization Booth - This is where you can view and customize all your available characters in the game. You can also switch the character you use in Backyard Battleground and even switch between plants and zombies.
  • Quest Board - You can pick up quests for plants, zombies, or general multiplayer from here. Completing quests gives you stars, coins, and pins.
    • Stars can be used for various things around the backyard, such as placing cosmetics. When you collect enough pins, you'll get an experience multiplayer to help level up faster.
  • Multiplayer Portal - This lets you play with other people online, set up private matches, or play solo against A.I. 
    • This is where you need to go each time you want to play one of the online matchmaking game modes.
    • Just select which mode you want to play, then go through the portal to begin matchmaking.
  • Sticker Shop - This is where you can buy sticker packs using in-game coins.
    • There are multiple sticker packs and they are used to unlock characters, upgrades, consumables, and more.
    • You get coins from playing different game modes and completing quests.

PvZ GW2 Sticker Shop

  • Split-Screen - You can use this to add a player on the same console to play through any of the game modes. Only works on Xbox One and Playstation 4.
  • Stats Room - You can view the characters you've unlocked as well as overall stats in the game. When you get a character to level 10, this is also where you go to promote them.
    • Promoting resets the character to level 1, but unlocks a special title that players will see when you vanquish them. You can promote up to 5 times.
  • Story Quests - You can also complete story quests for both plants and zombies in the Backyard Battleground. These will always be listed on your quest log.
  • Flag of Power - In the center of the Backyard Battleground is a flag that you can raise. You can do this as either plants or zombies and when you do, you'll fight waves of enemies.
    • If the enemies get to the flag and you aren't in the area, they will raise the flag until they fully take it over.
    • Boxes appear throughout the waves that grant A.I. allies when you break them open.
    • If you make it to the end, and Endless Wave starts that keeps going until they take over the flag.

That's all for my Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare 2 Beginner Tips and Tricks. Let me know if you have any questions!

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Is Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2 good? Impressions from the open beta https://www.gameskinny.com/qpehi/is-plants-vs-zombies-garden-warfare-2-good-impressions-from-the-open-beta https://www.gameskinny.com/qpehi/is-plants-vs-zombies-garden-warfare-2-good-impressions-from-the-open-beta Sun, 17 Jan 2016 09:48:41 -0500 Anson Chan

When the first Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare was announced at E3 2013, it can be safely assumed that most people had a reaction that was a mix of delightful surprise and healthy skepticism. After all, it's a game that is based on a tower defense mobile game that, upon cursory inspection, would seemingly be marketed towards younger audiences. 

Unfortunately, when Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare released, it also happened to release in the same window as Titanfall, which likely led to some people forgetting about it. On the bright side, most people seemed to like Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare, and no one could really complain about its free DLC policy.

We get it, what about Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2? Is it any good?

Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2, is (as the title implies) a direct sequel to the first Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare in every sense of the word. If you were to take away all the new bells and whistles and whittle Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2 down to its most basic mechanics, you would essentially have something that plays more or less like a mod because all of the core gameplay mechanics are identical, if not exactly the same. 

That being said, this is also the most narrow possible way to view the game. 

The first Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare can best be described as the result of what would happen if you were to take Battlefield, Team Fortress, and Plants vs. Zombies and throw them into a room with smooth jazz. You've got the colorful nature of one, the team based aspect of another, and the fairly large and chaotic maps of the last, and Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2 can be described in the exact same way. 

So in other words, yes, Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2 is good, even if you've never played the first one.

But wait, there's more!

Of course, you can't just take the same exact game and simply slap a 2 on it and call it a sequel unless you want to get murdered by reviews and opinions. 

To that end, Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2 added a bunch of new characters to its roster, a few more unique maps, and even a new (and actually fairly interesting) take on game menus (more on that later).

New characters everywhere

Most of the new characters in Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2 are essentially mirrors of the original characters, but on different teams. For example, in the original Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare, the Cactus was the Plant team's sniper class. However, the Zombies didn't have a dedicated sniper (at least, not until you unlocked the Camo Ranger). That's where the new Captain Deadbeard character comes in. He gets a long range, semi automatic weapon with abilities that focus on dealing more damage at range. 

The same trend can be seen in the new Kernal Corn (fast rate of fire weapons with abilities that focus on dealing a burst of damage; highly reminiscent of the All-Star), Super Brainz (melee character with high health, much like the Chomper), and so on.

While this may make them seem like mere copies, the new characters behave distinctly enough that to call them simple copies would be like saying alcohol and water are the same thing. Yes, they are both liquids and yes, you can drink both in mechanically similar ways, but you can't treat them the same (unless you want to destroy your liver). 

New(ish) gamemodes, menus, and maps!

Of course, no multiplayer game is complete without distinct maps, and Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2 has plenty of those. Moon Base Z, for example, takes place on the surface of the Moon (as the name implies), where gravity is much lower than the gravity on other maps. As a result, you can jump higher. But in doing so you are also exposed for much longer since there's (obviously) no such thing as flying cover. 

The gamemodes on the other hand, well, they're more or less the same as the first Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare's gamemodes. Sure, the plants get to go on the offensive this time around, but it's still fairly similar to regular Gardens and Graveyards. 

However, Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2 does have a very unique main menu. Rather than having a generic menu, you spawn into a hub world (think the Tower from Destiny) where you can select the store and what you want to play. Or, you can walk out the front gate and play King of the Hill with the AI (and presumably other players). Sure, the AI is kind of stupid, and the damage modifiers weigh heavily in the player's favor -- and occasionally a Gargantuar wanders into your menu area and makes it impossible to select a gamemode -- but other than that, it is a great place to get acquainted with the new classes while getting XP and silver coins.

Sooo...is it good or not?

Even though it's in beta right now, Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2 does seem to be very impressive. If you liked the first, then there's no reason not to pick up this one when it releases on February 23rd. 

If you missed the first iteration, you might like it if you just like multiplayer in general. There's no real sense of hardcore "you're a noob and should feel bad" competition seeing as how the healing classes can lead the scoreboard, and there's no real time sink aspect other than collecting skins and such.

Of course, if you hate multiplayer with a passion, then this game is obviously not for you, but if you are ambivalent towards multiplayer, then caution may be advised before purchasing since Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2 does cost $60.

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