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Plants vs. Zombies: Battle For Neighborville

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Plants vs. Zombies: Battle For Neighborville

Also known as: Plants vs. Zombies: Batlle for Nighborville: Complete Edition
Developer: PopCap Games
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch
Released internationally: September 4, 2019 (PS4, Xbox One, Windows) March 19, 2021 (Switch)

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This page is extremely unfinished, there is tons of GW2 leftovers, unused cosmetics, unused gestures, unused weapons, unused enemies, and way more. There is more stuff to be listed than the GW2 page, and that page isn’t even anywhere close to finished. Please try very hard to list everything possible.
This article is a work in progress.
...Well, all the articles here are, in a way. But this one moreso, and the article may contain incomplete information and editor's notes.

Plants vs. Zombies: Battle For Neighborville is the third installment in the Garden Warfare series. Despite the name Neighborville (the town mentioned in the PvZ tie-in comics), it's not a comic adaption. The game features 6 new playable classes, a few new playable characters, a battle pass system called the Prize Map, an improved (and more reasonable) upgrade system for the classes, and an improved story mode featuring side quests, boss fights and more things to discovered. As of September of 2020, the game stopped getting updates.


Read about prerelease information and/or media for this game.
Prerelease Info

Unused Minigames


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There is an unused area in Giddy Park that was supposedly for a golf minigame, judging by the grass tracks and holes. This can be proven more as in the files, Golfer Gnomes exist and also have a weapon used for golfing. We can assume that originally, you were able to play golf as a Gnome.

Gnome Tag

This unused minigame was basically tag, but with a twist. The player that is it would be a Shooty Gnome. The Shooty Gnome's abilities consist of a primary with large homing, a long warp, an ability where players get stuck in the air for a short amount of time (similar to Imp's Gravity Grenade), and an ability to throw a bomb, dealing 175 damage. The Gnome even has a sprinting animation, suggesting the minigame was almost finished at one point, but was scrapped.

Unused Upgrades


  • Pea Suped Hover Speed

Increases movement speed by 150% while Pea Suped is active.

  • Damage Reduction Pea Gatling

Reduces the damage taken while in Pea Gatling by 34%.

  • Bean Party (early)

Chili Bean Bomb yields multiple explosions via smaller bombs.

  • Musical Fruit

This upgrade would originally let you launch 3 Chili Bean Bombs. However, it was overwritten to instead give Peashooter his unused legendary upgrade. Description: Launch three Chili Bean Bombs instead of one.


  • Chomp Explosion

Cause an explosion while using Chomp. No longer works when forced in game.

  • Gashag

Increased projectile speed and damage on direct hit of Fumes, “fumes” are not a thing is game, maybe this was a early name for Grody Goop?

  • Health on Burrow Vanquish

Vanquishing enemies with Burrow regenerates health.

  • Spikeweed Victim Adds Magazine

Trapping enemies with Spikeweed adds a magazine to the primary weapon, however chomper has no ammo, meaning he likely did have ammo at some point in development.

Kernel Corn

  • Shuck Shot Size

Unknown effect. Judging from the name, this upgrade likely would increase Shuck Shot's projectile size or maybe it’s slash radius

  • Uber

Gives Husk Hop 100 ammo instead of 24.

Night Cap

  • Fung Fu Kills Reduce Cooldowns

Reduces Fung Fu's cooldown timer by 3 seconds by earning a vanquish with it.

  • Shadow Sneak Strafe Speed

Move faster with shadow sneak.

  • Uber

Makes nightcap invisible and able to perform a triple jump.


  • Wider Primary Spray

Makes flame blower deal splash damage.

  • Alternate Primary

Replaces flame blower with a alternate version of it which spawns small lava pools on contact with terrain.


  • Extra Mines

Gives you an extra Potato Mine slot.

  • Petal Propeller Move Speed

Makes cactus 10x faster while using petal propellor. Enough speed to get a player kicked from a online session due to the game being confused.


  • Spin Dash Vanquish Heal

Vanquishing enemies with Spin Dash fully restores Citron's health.

  • Navel Laser Movement Speed

Move faster while using Navel Laser.

Acorn & Oak

Both of the descriptions of the upgrade mention's something about confidence, which it probably a scrapped mechanic for Acorn & Oak.

  • Determination

Gain more confidence when dealing critical damage.

  • Bravado

Gain large amount of confidence randomly when earning a vanquish.


  • Sunbeam Damage Boost

Increases Sunbeam's damage.

  • Overflowered

Increased heal rate of Heal Beam. Heal target shoots out Sundrops at max overhealth. Causes extreme lag when used due to the amount of heal drops, which is likely why it was scrapped.


  • Larger Enigma

Does nothing, likely would have made arcane enigma have a larger radius.

  • Larger Jinx AOE

lager splash effect of Jinx

  • Uber

Increases the rate of fire of allies' weapons.

Foot Soldier

  • Carbine Rounds

Increased range, reduced recoil of primary weapon.

  • Rocket Jump Land Knockback

Landing from Rocket Jump knocks enemies.

  • ZPG Kill Cooldown

Reduces the cooldown time of ZPG by 3 seconds upon vanquishing an enemy with it.

  • ZPG Vanquish Gas Cloud

Spawns a Stink Cloud on the location of the vanquished enemy that lasts for 3 seconds.

Imp & Z-Mech

  • Faster Missile Madness Low Health

Increases Missile Madness' rate of fire if you’re below 50 health

  • Gravity Grenade Speed

Increases Gravity Grenade's projectile speed.

Super Brainz

  • Clay Pigeon

Enemy stays aloft longer when hit by Hyper Jump Thump.

  • Knockback on Turbo Twister End

Turbo Twister knocks enemies away when it ends

  • Turbo Twister Miss Cooldown

Decreases the cooldown time for Turbo Twister when it hits no one.

  • Whirlwind Duration

Multiple stage upgrade, untested but it likely increased duration based off the name.

80s Action Hero

  • Dynamite Dodge Speed

Increases movement speed while using Dynamite Dodge.

  • Can't-Miss-ile Damage Reduce Cooldown

Dealing Damage with Can't-Miss-ile reduces its cooldown time.

  • Secure Landing

Untested, It appears to affect the Dynamite Dodge.

Electric Slide

  • Funky Bouncer Explosion

Enemies caught in Funky Bouncer receive damage.

  • Faster Electric Form

Increases movement speed while in Outta Fight.

  • Larger Storm

No effect. It appears that it was meant to increase Disco Tornado's storm size.

Captain Deadbeard

  • Launch Explosion

Deals damage when being launched from Barrel Blast.


  • Uber

Unknown effect. It appears to affect Imp Punt.

Space Cadet & Space Station

  • Gravity Smash Height Damage

Increases the damage output of Gravity Smash the higher the Space Cadet is from the ground.

  • Big Bang Beam Miss Reduce Cooldown

Reduces the cooldown time of Big Bang Beam if it doesn't hit an enemy.


  • Uber

Increases healing hose over health by 50

  • Warp Extra Charge

Adds an additional charge for Warp


  • Double Time Damage

Double time can deal damage within a short amount of time of deploying it.

  • Jumpstart

Allies move faster for a short time after landing from Jump Pad, however engineer has no jump pad, so this was likely a scrapped ability.


  • Increased Bullet Range

Increases the damage falloff start and end distances, however, Battle For Neighborville has no falloff, meaning that it was planned at one point.


  • Increased Zoom

No effect. It appears that the data for this upgrade is missing.

  • Ranged Revive

Revive allies from a farther distance.

Unused Weapons

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  • Hey You: An ability for Acorn that when he turns into Oak, it could show where the Oak is, probably an early name for Invoke Oak.
  • Acorn Alternate primary: Acorn has multiple alternate primaries, with most lacking data in the final patch. However one of them remains, it shoots black spiky looking balls at enemies which do massive damage and have a large amount of bullet gravity.

Space Cadet

  • Astronaut Dock: An ability for Space Cadet that could work similar to Hey You, probably an early name for Station Inflation.

Unused Playable Characters

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Iceberg Lettuce

Iceberg Lettuce is another plant from PvZ2 that was going to be added into the game.

Class: Defense

HP: 200

Primary: Snowflakes: has 8 ammo, shoots like scientist, and deals 6 damage per pellet. It creates floating ice particles which when a zombie touches them, inflict damage.

Ability #1 Shield Deploy: Places a ice shield that last 15 seconds

Ability #2 Back Dash: When used, Iceberg Lettuce jumps back and drops a frozen chili pepper, which explodes freezing anyone in its radius shortly after.

Ability #3 Snowball: throws a snowball dealing lots of damage. Seemingly cut as it lacks a U_ file and is not used by AI Iceberg Lettuces.

Ability #4 Self heal: Heals Iceberg Lettuce and nearby teammates for a large amount of health.