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  • Plants vs. Zombies Adventures is retiring.

We are sorry to say that Plants vs. Zombies Adventures is being retired from Facebook on October 12, 2014. It is always a sad decision to stop development on a game we have put so much love into, and we share your disappointment, as we too are gamers and fans, first and foremost.

Is there any other version I can still play?

No, this game was created for Facebook only, and there are no current plans to bring it to alternate platforms. However, there is still lots of fun to be had in the ever-expanding universe of Plants vs. Zombies!

PvZ 2 is free-to-play on iOS and Android devices, and we’re still adding new content, as well as daily challenges! PvZ Garden Warfare brings a multiplayer battle experience to your favorite neighborhood—play as Plants or Zombies on Xbox One, Xbox 360, or PC today! And of course, the original Plants vs. Zombies is still available on just about every device you can imagine!

And don’t forget about our classics still available for free online play on Facebook: Bejeweled Blitz, Solitaire Blitz, and Zuma Blitz!

Why is the game being retired?

Maintaining a live online game is a massive process, and many resources must be devoted to supporting it. Unfortunately, this game, while loved by its passionate core of fans, never achieved the broader popularity needed to keep it going. We have regretfully ceased production on PvZ Adventures in order to dedicate the team to new projects we hope will be even more beloved.

What about the Gems or Zombucks I still have?

When the game is taken offline, all data within the game will be lost. Please make sure to play the game as much as you like before October 12th and use your remaining currency.

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PvZ Adventures Gameplay FAQ

  • Brainball: Conquer Foes, Collect Brainz!

You’ve set up your town defenses against zombies — now join the zombies’ side to steal brains from other players and win prizes! Brainball is a unique new game mode in PvZ Adventures that lets you compete with players from across the globe.

Get brains and hide them strategically in your town, then create zombies to send to other players’ towns and swipe their brains. But watch out — other players are coming for your brains, too! A fresh Brainball tourney starts each Tuesday at 12 p.m. Pacific Time, with a big leaderboard showing who’s in front. Whoever ends up with the most brains each week wins crazy prizes!

When the tournament begins, you will be invited to join. You'll be given brains to hide around your town.  The number of brains you start out with depends on your current level in the game, but the number of brains you wind up with throughout the week depends only on your skill and determination!  Check it out:

  Click the Brainball icon to join the tournament and start placing your brains. There are many strategic options to consider!  Do you want to place all your brains in one basket? Spread them randomly around town?  Leave one in an undefended building in the hopes no one will look there?  The options are endless.
     
  Click this icon to grow your zombie hordes!  You can create up to ten waves of zombies for dispatching to raid your opponents' buildings. Each type of wave includes lesser zombies as well, so Barrel Zombie waves will also contain Coneheads and Browncoats.  It takes time to grow your waves, but you can speed this process up with Gems.
     

When you're ready to start questing for brains, click the main Brainball icon again.  You'll see a list of players who have also opted in to Brainball this week, with the current leaders at the top. You can choose to attack the leaders, or you can pick off some of the weaker prey lower down on the list...there's a strategy to your choice here too!  The lower down on the leaderboard, the fewer brains to find, which means you might be searching more buildings in those towns before you get lucky.  And the higher up a player is on the leaderboard, the better the odds you'll know where to look for a brain or two right away!

Attack!!!

When you choose a building to target with your zombie horde, you will have up to three full waves of zombies with which to pummel the building's defenses.  If your zombies make it all the way to the building without being defeated during the initial assault, the attack ends there.  If your first wave is overwhelmed by the plants in that lot, however, the next wave will spawn at the spot your zombies reached before perishing.  That means each wave has less ground to cover on its road to victory!  You will be offered the chance to choose your next wave type also, so if you want to throw more powerful zombies into the mix, here's your chance!  Or if your initial attack took you most of the way there, and you want to save your stronger zombies for later, switch it down to Browncoats for the victory lap.  The damage you did to the plants is persistent between waves as well.  However, if all three waves fail and you choose to attack that building again, the plants will revive for the next fresh horde you send in.

Using fog to stun and disorient plants or invigorate your zombies!

During your attack, instead of sun falling from the sky, you will see clouds of fog.  This fog can be used to stun plants and speed up zombies!  Collect it and click on a target to affect. Wall-nuts cannot be stunned, but hey, they're taking enough punishment already, so why not give 'em a break?

When I win a battle and collect a brain, where does it go?

Newly collected brains are delivered straight to your main house.  (If your main house is not connected to the road with an active path, they'll be delivered to the next oldest building in town that is connected.)  You can move your plundered brains to a less obvious location by clicking on the building they're in and choosing Move Brains on the menu popup.  You can move brains from one building to another at any time, even if only to keep your enemies guessing!

Who am I playing against?

When you opt in to Brainball for the weekly tournament, you will be placed into a group of up to 100 players around the world.  You are matched with a group based on your current level in the game to keep the matches fair and even.  

Are there rewards beyond the glory of the leaderboard?

Do people seek greater rewards than leaderboard dominance and foe shamification? Well, if so, you're in luck, because there are rewards for the top players in your division each week!  Gems will be awarded to the greatest of the cerebral conquistadors!  The number of gems available in each division's pool is calculated based on the number of competitors as well as the number of lots you have unlocked in town.  

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  • Expanding Your Town

The fog surrounding your town is densely populated by the undead, but you can take back that ground, one lot at a time!  Each lot can be unlocked at a certain level of progress, and you'll be prompted by quest assignments to locate any special items required.  

Each lot you develop in your town gives you more space for constructing buildings.  The more buildings you have, the more coins you will earn!  

Expanding your town also raises the limit on how many plants of each type you can hold in your inventory at any given time and how many plants you can place around town to protect your buildings.  You can place ten plants in each lot you have unlocked.

And don't forget the best part--each lot you unlock also brings you a new type of plant to start battling with!

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  • Visit Your Friends' Towns & Rain Doom Upon Them! (Doom-raining is optional.)

If you thrilled to shuffle along in browncoat shoes in I, Zombie mode in the original PvZ, then PvZ Adventures has a real treat for you!  

Click on a friend's image, and select Visit to view their town.  Check out their fortifications...are they up to snuff?  Are they overconfident, relying on a couple of Peashooters to defend their tasty brains?  Test their defenses by sending zombies to attack the building of your choosing!  

They'll probably even thank you for pointing out their meager fortifications.  

Sending zombies to attack friends costs coins, and the price varies based on which type of zombies you choose to send.  Your selection will also include all less powerful zombies, so attacking with Barrel Zombies will include Coneheads and Browncoats in the assault too!  

While your attack is underway, you can increase your odds of success by clicking on your zombies to speed them up and clicking on plants to freeze them!  These actions cost 15 coins each time, but they can really do some major damage!

If your attack is powerful enough to overwhelm your friend's defenses, you can leave them a note to brag about the damage you've done.  Sure, they'll retaliate, but you won't be too worried, because you've planted with strategy and cunning!  Let the undead hordes come as they may!

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  • Buildings and Decorations for Your Town

One of the ways you earn coins in PvZ Adventures is by collecting rent on houses.  Your town starts out with one lot and one house, but you can build more houses as you progress in the game and expand your town by unlocking more lots.

Houses don't start paying rent until you build a path from the street to the front door.  There are a variety of paths in the Shop, and you can buy them with Zombucks.

 

If you want to increase your coin payouts, you need to rent more rooms!  That cozy one-bedroom is quaint, but profitable it ain't! Choose Upgrade to add square footage, and let the coins roll in!

On other buildings, such as the Plantagon or Dave's Car (who are you to say a car isn't a building??), upgrading will increase the production rates for their special items.

     
 

This button is a helpful reminder that all your buildings are in danger from zombies!  The moment you add a building or connect a path to the street, you open up a possible attack route that needs defending!

Click Protect Building to open your My Plants menu.  Place your plants wisely to cover the paths of approach to the building.  

Don't let your neighbors catch you with your plants down!

     
 

The future of house-painting is here today!  Simply click on a house and choose Redecorate to randomize your home's color scheme. Why have a neighborhood of cookie-cutter tract homes when you could have houses in every color of the rainbow?  Not that there's anything wrong with living in Stepford.  Please don't assimilate me.

     
 

Buildings that produce special items rather than coins will produce one item per day by default.  Upgrading them will increase their production rates.  At any point, if you just can't wait for the next lawnmower to be ready for collection at the Plantagon, click Speed Up to spend gems for immediate output.

Adding Decorations

Another way to increase your coin payouts is by placing decorative items nearby.  Not all decorations affect coin payouts--some are merely, well, decorative.  Read the Shop descriptions to choose which items to place in close proximity to a house.  Only houses are affected by payout bonuses.

 

In the Shop, hover over an item to read its full description.  If an item has a Payout Bonus listed, it will increase the coin payout for whatever house you place it beside.

     
 

While "Area of Effect: Medium" may seem nondescript, don't worry!  When you select the item and go to place it in town, it will have a halo just like plants do when you go to place them, to indicate how many squares in any direction will be in range.

For instance, in this image, I am looking for the right place to put my wind chimes.  The decoration itself is outlined in green, telling me this is a viable spot to set it down.  It's also haloed in yellow, telling me how far it reaches.  Finally, there is a coin payout indicator above the house, telling me that I will earn 3 more coins per payout if I place the wind chimes here.

Edit Mode

This is your town, so go crazy like Dave!  You can pick up just about anything and put it back down in a different spot...within reason.  When you have an object selected to move, any valid space where you could choose to set it down will be outlined for you.  

 

To get started, click the Edit Mode icon on the menu bar. That will bring up an Edit Mode menu bar with several different options.  Each button on the edit bar offers you a different way to interact with the objects in your town.

 

This button allows you to rotate items in your town.  Are your tenants complaining about the view out their front window?  Pick up the house and put it back down facing another direction!  If only it were that easy in real life.

 

Feel like streamlining?  Is your town getting overdeveloped?  Click this button to sell an item back to the shop!

 

Or maybe you want to experiment with a new layout while saving your buildings and decorations so you can put them back later?  This button allows you to return items to your inventory until you're ready to place them again.

 

If you've been playing around with the other buttons described above, this button will return you to basic edit mode, allowing you to pick up items and move them around your town.  

If you're satisfied with your changes, click the big red Done button on the edit menu to exit.

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  • Battling Zombies at Home and On the Road!

Powering Plants and Stunning Zombies

  Plant Perk and ZombiFreeze! The latest innovations in zombotany!

During battle, you'll notice something happening to your cursor: hover it over a plant, and it becomes a yellow spraybottle; hover it over a zombie, and the spraybottle turns blue.  The spraybottle is filled with either Plant Perk or ZombiFreeze, and it's a great tool to carry with you into battle!  Using either kind of boost costs 25 Sun.  

Test Plant Perk on different kinds of plants to see what it does!  For some, it may increase their firing range.  For others, it may make them grow taller or stronger.  All effects are temporary, but they're quite useful in a pinch!  Plant Perk has no effect on Sunflowers.

ZombiFreeze does just what the name implies--click a zombie to stop him undead in his tracks for a few crucial moments.  

(Tip: if you're trying to aim at a zombie or plant within a crowded area, watch for the color of the spraybottle so you can be sure you're clicking on the right kind of target!)

Road Trippin' with Crazy Dave!

The wide world is full of zombies, and brains in your RV are no safer than brains in your cozy cottage.  But there's no sitting home safe and sound, because there's lots of cool stuff to explore and collect, and there are so many zombies to plantify!  As you voyage out into the wilderness, you will take plants with you from town, as well as special items to help you overcome the hordes of undead.

In addition to the plants you've grown in town and brought along in your inventory, you can also use gems to purchase extra plants in the heat of battle.  Once you have used all five of a type of plant from your inventory, the indicator below that plant will change from showing how much sun it costs to displaying how many gems it costs.

 

Lawnmowers are made for you at the Plantagon.  You already get one set of lawnmowers for free on each level in Road Trip, but you can add a second set in the event one has been triggered too early!

 

Zombie Zappers come from the Workshop.  They magically freeze all zombies on screen for 10 seconds, giving you time to add plants or just to let your plants do their work in safety!  If you've failed to prepare for Zoombie by planting Snow Peas, the Zombie Zapper can save your bacon! 

 

Gardening Gloves are made for you in Crazy Dave's Car.  (You'd think driving gloves, right?  But that wouldn't be Crazy!)  Use these handy accessories to pick up a plant and move it to a better space if you're short on troops and can more easily reassign than fortify.

  Mega-Perk comes to you from the fine folks at the Cafe.  They brew this delicacy daily, and it boosts all your plants simultaneously for a full five seconds.  It's the equivalent of a rousing speech in the middle of battle!

There is no risk to carrying one of these special items into battle, because if you never activate it, it returns to your inventory for next time.

As you advance in the Road Trip, extra plant pots will be visible to you, but you may not be able to unlock them just yet.  Is that a total tease?  Well, possibly, and we're sorry!  If you reach that point in the Road Trip where extra pots are potentially available, but you haven't levelled up yet to the point where those can be unlocked, you're making difficult choices like Jalapeno or Cherry Bomb every time you start a level.  

Zombie Invasions at Home

Zombies will invade your town at unpredictable times...because they're zombies, and they're inconsiderate that way.  Their attacks are based on the actions you've taken in town at any given time, such as planting and harvesting, building and upgrading, collecting and decorating.  

Don't worry--if you've left your game running and walked away, you won't come back to find that zombies suddenly attacked in your absence (unless a friend sent them!). The attack is triggered by actions you've taken, so it won't happen if you've wandered away from your computer for a few minutes.

When zombies are coming, you'll get a 30-second countdown to give you time to check your defenses.  Use that time to place any additional plants around any buildings or paths you're not confident of, because you can't tell which is going to be attacked at any given time!

After the attack, you'll receive Zombucks and XP.  Why not use a few of those Zombucks on clearing away the zombie messes?  It keeps the spaces clear for planting, plus it beautifies your lawn.  There's no neighborhood association to nag you about it, but still, your friends could stop by to visit anytime!  Also, clearing messes and tall grasses count as actions toward bringing on your next invasion.

Don't forget that you can always change your layout of plants and paths, too!  After an attack, if you found that the zombies entered from a spot you hadn't expected, use that information to edit your path so there's no connection to the street there, or move your plants to cover that angle.  

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PvZ Adventures Billing & Purchasing

  • Coins, Gems, & Zombucks

In Plants vs. Zombies Adventures, you will use several types of currency to progress and obtain the items you need.

 

Gems are the master currency you will use to exchange for the other types as needed.  You can also use gems to purchase certain in-game items such as additional plants, if you run out of a specific type during a battle.  Certain items in the Shop are purchased by gems as well, such as decorations that can affect coin payouts.

As the game is retiring, Gems are no longer available for purchase.

 

 

Coins are earned at the end of battles on your Road Trip.  Each plant you used in the battle will explode into coins when the battle concludes.  You also earn coins from certain buildings in your town, such as houses which pay rent at regular intervals.  Click on a house to collect the rent.  You can increase rent payouts by upgrading your house or placing certain decorations close by.

Coins are used to grow plants and to send zombies to attack your friends and neighbors.

 

Zombucks are earned for mulching zombies in battle!  You collect Zombucks on your Road Trip, and you will use them when you return to town to purchase buildings, paths, and decorations.  You will also earn Zombucks for levelling up.

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PvZ Adventures Troubleshooting

  • How to clear your browser cache & cookies

We have provided the basic steps for clearing your browser cache/cookies in most common browsers.  However, as you may have noticed, the basic steps for completing simple actions change all the time.  Software is constantly updated, and little details are altered each time. We strive to keep this updated whenever we notice the processes are changed and whenever a new browser or version is released.  If the steps for any particular browser are no longer quite what you see here, please simply check the Help menu for your browser to find the updated information.

Disclaimer: Clearing your cache may fix game issues, but may also result in the loss of automatically saved passwords and web page settings.

Internet Explorer 9 or 10:

  1. Launch your Internet Explorer browser.
  2. Click on the Tools icon at the top right corner of the browser window.
  3. Click Safety, then Delete Browsing History.
  4. Make sure Temporary Internet Files is selected.
  5. Click Delete.
  6. Close your browser and restart Internet Explorer.

Internet Explorer 8:

  1. Launch your Internet Explorer browser.
  2. Click on the Safety menu at the top of the browser.
  3. Click Delete Browsing History.
  4. Make sure Temporary Internet Files is selected.
  5. Click Delete.
  6. Close your browser and restart Internet Explorer.

Firefox for PC:

  1. Choose 'Tools' from the main menu (at the top of the Firefox window). 
  2. Click on 'Clear Recent History'
  3. In the drop-down menu "Time range to clear:" please select Everything.
  4. Select all the checkboxes other than 'Cookies,' 'Active Logins,' and 'Site Preferences.' 
  5. Click the 'Clear Now' button. 
  6. Your computer may take a minute or two to delete everything. 
  7. Now, close all Firefox windows and re-open Firefox again.

Firefox for Mac: 

  1. Launch your Firefox browser.
  2. Click on the Tools menu at the top of the screen and select Clear Recent History.
  3. In the drop-down menu "Time range to clear:" please select Everything.
  4. Click Clear Now.
  5. Close your browser window and restart Firefox.

Google Chrome:

  1. Click on the Customize menu icon (looks like three parallel lines) at the upper right.
  2. Scroll down to Tools, then to Clear browsing data in the Tools submenu.
  3. On the window that opens, you will see a checklist.  Please make sure Clear browsing history, Clear download history, Empty the cache, Delete cookies and other site data, & Clear data from hosted apps are checked.  
  4. At the top of the window, select "the beginning of time" in the drop-down menu.
  5. Click the Clear browsing data button.

Safari for PC:

  1. Click on the Gear icon at the top of the Safari window.
  2. Select Reset Safari.
  3. Make sure "Empty the Cache" is selected. (Unselect any items you do not want to reset.)
  4. Click Reset.
  5. Close all Safari windows and relaunch Safari.

Safari for Mac: 

  1. Launch your Safari browser. 
  2. Click on the History menu at the top of the screen. 
  3. Click on Clear History from the drop-down menu. 
  4. Click Clear.
  5. Close your browser window and restart Safari.

Internet Explorer 7:

  1. Launch your Internet Explorer browser.
  2. Click on the Tools menu at the top of the browser.
  3. Click Delete Browsing History.
  4. Click Delete All.
  5. Close your browser and restart Internet Explorer.

Internet Explorer 5.x and 6.x: 

  1. Launch your Internet Explorer browser. 
  2. Click on the 'Tools' menu at the top of the browser. 
  3. Click on 'Internet Options' from the drop-down menu. 
  4. Click on the 'Delete Cookies' button. 
  5. Click on the 'Delete Files' button. 
  6. Click 'OK'. 
  7. Close your browser and restart Internet Explorer.
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  • Basic troubleshooting steps for free online games

Most games work in multiple browsers but will still exhibit better performance in some than others.  If you are having difficulty with your online game performance, we strongly recommend trying alternate browsers.

In order to play the free online games, certain components need to be installed and activated on a computer through its browser. Depending on your computer and the browser you are using, you may need to install or update Flash. If the necessary add-ons are not installed through the computer's Internet browser, our free online games will not operate properly. Please refer to your computer's help articles or your browser's help articles for further help installing and activating these components.

Other possible issues that could cause blocking of our Online games may be firewalls and virus scanners. We recommend you add our site to your list of "Safe" or "Trusted" Sites for your browser, firewall and virus scanners. Please refer to your software's help articles regarding adding safe/trusted sites.

Further instructions on resolving online games issues:

1. Clear your Internet cache.

Clearing your Internet browser cache/cookies can fix many common issues with pages failing to load. Some browser components may need to have their cache cleared as well. We have provided steps for most common browsers here.

Restarting your computer after following the above steps can also help the performance of the game.

2. Update Flash.

You may need to install or update to the latest version of Adobe Flashplayer.

http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/

If you need assistance installing the latest version of flash, you may find instructions on the page: 

http://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/productinfo/instructions/

3. Security Concerns.

Some antivirus or personal firewall applications incorrectly identify our products as viruses and disrupt or block the software from downloading or registering. Please be assured that products that come from PopCap Games are virus free. We recommend that you visit your AntiVirus Software website for the latest virus definitions to allow the component to load properly. 

Still having trouble?

If you require further assistance, please click on the "Contact Us" button below and provide us with the following information so we can assist you:

  • What is the name of the game you are having a problem with?
  • Important: What Operating System (OS) and Web Browser (Name and version number) are you using?
  • Describe the problem you are experiencing. Does the online game window partially appear? Is it opening and stalling?
  • Please describe the exact steps you are taking when trying to access the game. (including the exact button/link you are clicking on).
  • Are you having the same problem with any of our other online games?
  • Did you receive an error message? If so, what did the error message say?

Thank you in advance for providing these details.

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  • Chrome users: Is your cursor missing or in the wrong place?

Many players are suddenly having issues with online games in Chrome.  You might be experiencing one or more of the following issues:

  • I can't click on the buttons
  • I can't see my cursor
  • My cursor isn't where it should be on the screen
  • I try to click on one button, but another button or link is activated instead
  • The game is slow and laggy

We are happy to say there is an easy way to fix this!

Copy and paste the following into your address bar in Chrome:

chrome://plugins

I know that doesn't look like what you're used to typing or pasting into your address bar!  But trust me, this is how it should look:

Your plugins console might load with expanded view already open, or it might load in simplified view.  Look all the way over on the right hand side of the page, where the word Details appears. 

See the little + sign there?  That means you are seeing the simple view.  Click the + sign to expand to detailed view of the plugins console.  

Your detailed view may look like this:

If so, you can fix this issue right now!  See how there are two plugins listed under Adobe Flash Player, and one is grayed out?  That's what's causing the problem with your games. Just click Enable in the grayed out section, and then close Chrome.  When you launch it again, you shouldn't have any further trouble!

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  • Error message: "The following plug-in has crashed: Shockwave Flash"

If you are playing in Chrome and receive the error message "The following plug-in has crashed: Shockwave Flash," that may indicate there are two or more versions of Flash running in conflict with each other.  Follow the steps below to check under the hood!

Copy and paste the following into your address bar in Chrome:

chrome://plugins

I know that doesn't look like what you're used to typing or pasting into your address bar!  But trust me, this is how it should look:

Your plugins console might load with expanded view already open, or it might load in simplified view.  Look all the way over on the right hand side of the page, where the word Details appears. 

See the little + sign there?  That means you are seeing the simple view.  Click the + sign to expand to detailed view of the plugins console.  

Your detailed view may look like this:

See how there are two plugins listed under Adobe Flash Player?  That's what's causing the crash.  It's important that we disable the right version to resolve the error.  Look carefully--they're both called Shockwave Flash, but they are in very different file locations.  

The file in your C:\Windows directory is the primary version of Flash that you manually downloaded and installed at some point in the past from the Adobe website.  Leave that one alone, and let it do its thing!

The file in your C:\Users\<your name>\AppData directory, however, is a secondary version of Flash that comes with Chrome.  It's called PepperFlash.  Flash and PepperFlash usually work companionably together, but sometimes they get territorial, and one needs to be put on time out.  

Just click Disable under PepperFlash, and then close Chrome.  When you launch it again, you shouldn't have any further trouble!

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