Attack of the Fanboy

The Plants Vs Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 Feature More Games Should Have

by Scott Grill


The EA Access trial of Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 revealed a cool little feature that allows players to import their unlocked characters from the original release. That’s not the best part though. The character import is completely platform agnostic between the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

When players jump into Garden Warfare 2 for the first time, they’ll be taken through a quick tutorial mission before finding themselves in the Plants base in the Backyard Battleground. Both bases in the hub world have a mailbox where PopCap Games delivers daily messages and allows players to import characters from the original Plants vs. Zombies shooter.

The great part of this feature, and one that all games should copy, is a PS4 owner can import characters they might have unlocked on the Xbox One and vice versa. The PC version of the game is involved as well as it is capable of importing characters as well.

Additionally, there is no limit on the number of times you can import. I was able to import all of my original Garden Warfare character unlocks to Garden Warfare 2 on both the Xbox One and PC.


Frankly, this is a fantastic feature and one that, hopefully, more publishers and developer embrace. We’ve seen something similar to this already with Destiny allowing players to move freely back and forth between last-gen and current-gen. However, PlayStation and Xbox characters continue to be locked away from one another despite the fact they site on Bungie’s servers.

PopCap Games and Electronic Arts should be commended for being platform agnostic when it comes to Plants Vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2. This allows consumers to choose where to play the game based on their preferences today and not a purchase they made however many years ago.

The Plants and Zombies of Garden Warfare 2 will battle it out once again when the game launches to the PS4, Xbox One, and PC on Tuesday, February 23.

[Image via Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2]

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