Plants vs. Zombies 2 Receives Update as Franchise Turns 6

Gamers can celebrate the franchise's birthday with a 10-day event, including lots of free prizes.

Plants vs Zombies 2 Birthday

On this Cinco de Mayo, EA Mobile is celebrating more than most, as PopCap’s Plants vs. Zombies is turning six years old, and the developer looks to reward users for their long-term loyalty to the brand. Specifically, Plants vs. Zombies 2 will feature a “10 Day Birthdayz” event, with new collectibles and guaranteed gems up for grabs.

From May 5 to May 14, 2015, players can work to unlock guaranteed gems with every win, and five limited time collectible costumes for their plants: party hats for Cabbage-pult and Lightning Reed, bow ties for Bonk Choy, Kernel-pult’s blowout and cupcakes on Snapdragon’s head.

In addition, all players will receive a free World key as part of the celebration. Finally, an overall new feature has been added to the experience, as players can check the Travel Log to view recommended destinations they may have missed.

This celebration also marks the launch of a new Double Super Extreme Challenge Game Show on the Plants vs. Zombies YouTube channel. The first episode features Zack Scott vs. Phil Bolus, product manager at PopCap.

Plants vs. Zombies 2 is available to download for free on the iTunes App Store and Google Play. The game has been downloaded more than 100 million times since its release in 2013. The game sees an average of 9.5 million unique game sessions started each day.