EA Games and PopCap have scored a bit of a winner with their first-person take on Plants Vs Zombies. Garden Warfare 2 is a fun-filled, chlorophyll-driven romp and they’ve enhanced the game with the free Zombopolis updates. It would seem that wasn’t the end of the title expansions for the game.
EA have revealed that the next free expansion for the title is called Trials of Gnomus. This massive content update will unleash tons of new content, all-new game modes and unique weekly events with new loot to earn. It will offer players a mysterious gnome merchant who has a stock of rare goods and best of all, an enigmatic gnome underworld to explore, as well as much more.
Trials of Gnomus will introduce the Mystery Portal. This magical gateway has been built by the gnomes of the garden to test the skills of both the plants and zombies. Players will be able to travel through this gateway to play three all-new limited-time game modes. Here you can earn the Rainbow Stars that will unlock the Rainbow Chests and the Gnome Underworld. Engage in the Trials of Eternity in this all-new area. This is a series of challenging gnome trials that will test your speed, shooting accuracy, puzzle-solving ability and memory skills.
By discovering and completing the Trials of Eternity, players can unlock a slew of new rewards from legendary customisation items, to original Garden Warfare favourites. Eventually, you’ll be able to redeem in-game rewards that will change your PvZ Garden Warfare 2 universe, forever.
The three limited-time game modes in this huge update are:
- Cats vs Dinos – Face off in Jurassic battles where felines take on the dinosaurs. This fast, competitive game mode is played out in the extra-large Gnomiverse multiplayer map.
- Boss Hunt – Team up with friends and take on the ultimate PvZ challenge. Battle epic bosses and earn yourself some loot.
- Super Mix Mode – This is a new crazier mix of Crazy Settings. It features different combinations of characters squaring off against each other.
You might think that, so far, this is more than enough for one update, right? Well EA and PopCap are not done there. Trials of Gnomus will introduce Rux the Deal Breaker. This dark and mysterious gnome has appeared in Zomburbia trading very rare and precious goods for coins. Rux’s rare merchandise will contain new items every week as well as weekly events that will breathe more life, or undeath, into the PvZGW2 franchise.
Along with all of this, there are new limited-time card packs where players can access goods from Infinity Time. It will also add a host of new achievements to gain. It also tweaks the balancing of the game and adds some further game improvements.
You can find further details on the weekly events, and when Rux’s itms refresh in the game event calendar on the PvZ website, here.
Plants Vs Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 – Trials of Gnomus expansion is available now.
Why not spare two minutes and get a taster of the action in the expansion trailer.