Rose is getting rebalanced in Plants Vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2

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Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 is easily the silliest game of the year. But underneath that layer of goofiness, is a surprisingly deep and well-balanced system of character classes and abilities, at least according to one hack journalist who has a secret axe to grind against the Batman cinematic franchise. Want to dominate the field from afar? Go Cactus. Want to rush in and dominate with fisticuffs? Zombie Super-Brains is your undead man.

But want to take up a sniping position with unnaturally accurate homing thistles? Man, Rose will proper wreck your life and then some. For some, seeing a gang of roses on the screen is a nightmare in Garden Warfare 2. If you’re not being zapped and turned into a temporary version of Goat Simulator, you’re being peppered with homing thorns.

And that’s posing a problem to the balance of PVZ: Garden Warfare 2, as Popcap detailed plans to trim Rose down a few notches.

“Rose was conceived as a support role/specialist, not a primary damage dealer, and we’ve been working on rebalancing her to fit that role,” Garden Warfare 2 creative director Justin Wiebe wrote in a blog post.

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This fix is going to be implemented very soon and we thank you for your patience and incredible support while we get it ready.

Personally, I’m quite fond of Chomper and the Engineer, whose jiggling butt-crack hides the build of a true multiplayer monster.  Otherwise, a well-timed blast of grenades and gunkata from the Imp can quickly damage any huddled group of Roses. Popcap also announced that the first batch of free DLC, the Graveyard Variety Pack, is being prepped and will be a “trip back to Suburbia”.

I’ve been playing PvZ: Garden Warfare 2 whenever I get a chance lately. The servers are populated, the action is intense and I enjoy the odd moment or two when I can pilot a Jaeger-sized cat mech on an assault on the cosmic base of the time-displaced garden Gnome race. Good times man, good silly times.

Last Updated: March 3, 2016

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