Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare: Garden Ops Tips

I go over some beginning tips for Garden Ops mode in my first ever video guide.

Garden Ops is a 4-player co-op mode in Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare. It is similar to Mass Effect 3 multiplayer if you ever played it. You can only play as the plants in this mode, and you must defend a garden from waves of zombies.

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The game doesn’t give you much in the way of tutorial, so I cover a few things in this simple guide. Plus, I get to showcase one of my favorite characters, the Flame Chomper. I’ve never done a video where I talk before, or any video really, so bear with me.

If you’d like a guide on getting the most coins, visit my Coins Guide. On the other hand, if you’re looking for some beginner game tips, check out my Beginner Guide.

This guide will cover Garden Ops tips including:

  • Garden Ops Info: Overview of the Garden Ops mode.
  • Potted Plants: How to do it, and what the benefits are.

Garden Ops Info – Everything you need to get started

The header video explains most of what you need to know, but Garden Ops has 10 waves of enemies you must beat.

  • Throughout the game there will be bonus waves that mix up the game play, as well as the Zomboss Slots.
  • Zomboss slots pick 3 random things to happen. This can add bosses, tombstones to destroy, or even extra coins.
  • If all 3 slots give you coins, you get a Jackpot, which gives you bonus. After, the slots will roll again.
  • You need to work as a team because if you die, you won’t respawn until the round is over. If all players die, the game ends.
  • If the zombies destroy the garden, you also lose the game.

Potted Plants – These can save lives

Potted plants can really turn the tide when things go wrong. They are also great for defending the garden when you have to leave for something.

  • Like I said in the video, you can only plant in the pots if you have consumable stickers. If you have no stickers, you can’t plant anything.
  • If you have stickers, the game displays how many you have for each plant underneath it.
  • It is good to use a mix of attacking and stunning plants around the garden. If you don’t have any sunflower players, it is very important that you plant a sunflower. This is your only source of healing.

I hope these quick tips help you understand Garden Ops more, and save yourself from some confusion. If you have any questions, or suggestions, let me know in the comments!

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