Plants vs. Zombies 2 on iOS
Plants vs. Zombies 2 on iOS
Welcome to Piñata Party!
We are pleased as punch to invite our players to a party! A Piñata Party, that is, right in your own (virtual) yard.
In Piñata Party, you face the challenge of fighting zombies you may never have seen before, because zombies can come from any point in the time stream! That's right--Doctor Zomboss must have built a Penny of his own in order to wreak havoc on his all-time nemesis' home territory! You may also find unfamiliar plants in your arsenal, so use every advantage you've got against these anachronistic invaders.
You must have an active Internet connection in order to play a round of Piñata Party. If you have received a notification that a Piñata Party is available to play, please wait until you are online to launch Piñata Party.
After you launch the game and tap Play, you may see Penny and Crazy Dave appear on your map screen to invite you to the party. A countdown timer will appear to let you know how many hours you have to start your Piñata Party round. Tap the timer to start!
Pick your piñatas to plunder for prizes!
When you successfully complete a round in Piñata Party, you are offered an array of piñatas to choose from. You may select any three to smash open and see what's inside. (Don't worry--there's never an empty piñata! We wouldn't do that to you!) There will be prizes large and small, but they're all awesome!
If you didn't select the best prize that was hidden there, you'll be shown afterward where it was hiding and what it would have been. It may be a plant wearing a fancy new outfit! As you find those in Piñata Party, your plants will start to get extra-snazzy!
Test your endurance! Show your strength! Conquer the mighty Señor Piñata!
Piñata Partygoers are rewarded for repeat attendance! Play (and win) three Parties in a row* to discover the greater glory of Señor Piñata!
* There is no way to go directly from a completed round of Piñata Party to a new round. Stay tuned for the next invitation! Subsequent invitations will appear within the game itself, not as notifications on your device.
PvZ 2 & iCloud - What It Means to You
By popular demand, Plants vs. Zombies 2 makes use of the iCloud feature on your iOS device to back up your game! This is an automatic function that will allow you to preserve your progress and even maintain it across multiple devices you own!
Please note that progress in the game is uploaded to iCloud when the game is launched while you have an Internet connection. If you play in offline mode, the game will not attempt to sync your progress until you connect to the Internet and launch the game.
What steps must I take to activate this awesome feature?
Probably none, but we'll walk you through this process just in case. I say "probably" none, because the odds are you're already signed into iCloud on your device and using its automatic backup functionality. You likely set it up so long ago you have forgotten all about it, and in that case, you may be frowning and thinking, "iCloud? That's a thing I have to sign into?" Don't worry--it's very simple!
|1. Launch Settings on your device.|
|2. Look for the iCloud tab, and tap it to expand that section.|
3. At the top, you will see your email address in the Account box if you are signed in and using iCloud!
4. Below, tap the button:
5. Is iCloud Backup enabled?
If it says OFF, tap that to change it to ON.
Important: there are big red buttons that say Delete on them on several of these screens. They're red for a reason. Don't touch them!
Caution: A deletion on one of your devices is a deletion on all of them.
Let's say you have an iPad and an iPhone, and you're signed into your iCloud account on both devices. The iPhone is in your hands, and the iPad is in a family member's hands. They launch PvZ 2, and they accidentally delete your profile in the main menu. The next time you launch PvZ 2 on your iPhone, your profile will be missing.
Caution: We strongly advise against signing into other people’s iCloud accounts on your device.
PvZ 2 syncs your profile and game state to your iCloud account. If someone logs you out of your iCloud account on your device, then logs in with their iCloud account, the game will sync from your device to their iCloud account, granting that person permanent access to your profile information. This could result in their deleting your entire game!
You can log into different GameCenter and Facebook accounts on your device with no risk to your data integrity or security. It is only the iCloud login within the Settings menu that will cause these issues.
What's New in PvZ 2?
The new update to Plants vs. Zombies 2 is quite literally a game-changer! We are very excited about the improvements and new features we've added:
- Turbo! Read all about the speedy new option to ramp up your game.
- Speaking of speed, what do you say to doubling the value of each Sun drop?
- Power Snow is a new way to both stun and damage zombies!
- A simplified, linear game experience makes it easier to progress all the way through the game. No more hunting for the old Keys, and no more Gates to unlock!
- One Key to rule them all! The new World Key is so much more powerful than the old Keys, you only need one to conquer an entire World!
- Earn rewards for sharing the game with your Facebook friends...then share gifts with them too!
- Watch out for Dr. Zomboss!
If you've been playing for a while, you've probably earned plenty of Stars and Keys. Don't worry--they'll be converted to Coins and Costumes for your plants! Levels you have played, unlocked, or beaten will be identifiable by their colors:
|Blue level icons indicate levels you have already completed.|
|Green level icons indicate levels you have unlocked but not beaten.|
|Grey level icons indicate levels you have yet to unlock. Beat each level to unlock the next!|
|Red level icons indicate the Gargantuar battle within each world! Beat these special levels to earn a World Key!|
|Levels with swirly icons are levels that don't use the standard seed chooser, like mini-games or the old Brain Buster challenges.|
|It is possible to have unlocked and unbeaten levels behind your current position on the path. These may be Star challenges you skipped originally, for example.|
Basic Troubleshooting for iOS Games
If your game is crashing on your iOS device, try the steps below:
Restart your device.
Your iOS device is a computer, and just like any computer, it sometimes needs to be turned off and on. This simple step will resolve many issues! To power down, press and hold the Power button until the red slider bar appears on the screen. Then drag the slider to confirm you want to turn your device off. Wait a moment before you press and hold the Power button again to turn it back on.
Reset your device.
Press and hold the Power button and the Home button at the same time, holding for more than 10 seconds. Don't release until the Apple logo appears.
Uninstall and reinstall the game.
Just like your device is a computer, your app is a piece of software, so the same basic steps can be useful. "Uninstall and reinstall" is a simple troubleshooting measure.
You can uninstall an app by pressing and holding the app icon until it wiggles, then tap the "x" on it. Reinstall through iTunes or the App Store. A wi-fi connection may be required to download the game.
If you have backed up PvZ2 through your iCloud account, your game progress should automatically be restored after you reinstall the app.
If you need further assistance with your game, please click Contact Us below!
How do I open the fourth world?
If you've already completed Ancient Egypt, the Pirate Seas, and the Wild West, excellent job! We have more worlds to come, so watch for updates to the game. We have already announced that the next world will be the Far Future, but we promise you'll see it before the actual far future!
How do I get more Coins?
Random zombies drop Coin rewards when they are defeated. Tap on (or swipe over) the rewards to collect them to your bank. You'll use the Coins to purchase extra Plant Food and Power Ups!
|Silver Coins are worth 10 Coins.|
|Gold Coins are worth 100 Coins.|
|Gems are worth 1000 Coins.|
At the end of each level, you will receive a bonus of ten Coins for each lawnmower that was not triggered. Certain levels and mini-games will also award bonus Coins at the end. Coins are also among the prizes you may win when you complete a Piñata Party.
Additionally, Coin bundles are available for purchase. Visit the game’s Store to check out the latest deals! You can also access the Store from within the game by tapping the plus sign beside the Coins display.
|Power Snow hits zombies with both force and freezing power at the same time! Slow down the hordes and deal serious damage with just your fingertip!|
|Power Toss will send zombies flying! You can knock them back several rows or all the way off the screen with sufficient force!|
|Power Zap burns zombies to ashes! You can take them out in a chain formation if your hands are steady and your aim true!|
I made a purchase and the items were not delivered.
If your in-app purchase was not successfully delivered, we deeply apologize for this error. We recommend powering your device off and back on, then tapping the Restore button in the game's Shop if your items have still not appeared.
If the Restore button does not resolve this error, please click Contact Us below, and include the details regarding your purchase.
- What device are you using to play the game?
- What specific item/s were you attempting to purchase?
- Were you connected through wifi, 3G, or 4G at the time of the order?
- Have you ever made an in-app purchase in the past, and was it successful?
Thank you for whatever details you are able to provide.
New in PvZ 2: Unleash the Power of Turbo!
|Activate Turbo at any time by tapping this button! Tap it a second time to return to normal speed. If the button is greyed out, that means Turbo is currently active.|
At the start of a level, you can use Turbo mode to speed through the early sun collection and initial planting.
If you're new to PvZ 2 but have played plenty of the original, and you want to take the training wheels off from the start, or if you're starting the game over again under a new player profile, you might use Turbo to time travel a bit into the game!
Short on time but want to get a level or two in? Turbo will help you fit a round of PvZ 2 into your busy schedule!
- Turbo also may simply appeal to some players as a form of Expert mode, because hyperspeed zombies definitely add to the challenge!
Plant Food: It's Awesome. Get Some!
|Glowing zombies carry Plant Food. When you destroy one, a unit of Plant Food will be released. Touch the Plant Food to collect it to your bank. Be quick, though! Plant Food disappears if it is not gathered up. If your bank is full, hurry and use some so you can make room!|
Meet the Zomboss
The progress bar along the top that usually tracks Zombie waves is now Dr. Zomboss' health meter! Wear him down to take him out!
Plant Food is your friend when fighting Dr. Zomboss! Plant Food is always a good friend to have, but in these battles, it can really save your bacon.
- Don't forget about Power Ups either! Use Power Toss to gently nudge zombies into different lanes, especially if you've just lost your defenses in the lanes they're occupying!
How does purchasing work in the PvZ 2 store?
The plants you find in the store are only available there and cannot be unlocked in the game through any other means. Once you purchase a plant, it is yours forever! It will be unlocked for all player profiles on your device*.
Any Upgrades you purchase will be added across all player profiles on your device*.
Bundles include specific combinations of Plants, Upgrades, and Coins. The Plant and Upgrade in any purchased Bundle will be unlocked for all players on your device*; however, the Coins will be available only on the profile in use at the time of the purchase.
Plants and Upgrades are one-time purchases. If you have already purchased the Upgrade included in a particular Bundle, buying the Bundle will not double the effect of the Upgrade.
There is no way to substitute the items offered in the Bundles.
* To unlock Plants and Upgrades on multiple profiles, please use the Restore button in the game's store.
Travelling Between Worlds in PvZ 2
Even with a time machine for a sidekick, you still have to navigate the time stream. Every time traveller knows that there are rules! You don't step on butterflies, you don't try to meet your ancestors, and you beat Gargantuar before you move on to the next World! (Okay, that last one's a little specific, but it's still totally true.)
Level 8 of each World in PvZ 2 is a Gargantuar battle, and your reward for completing it is a World Key that allows you to open another World of your choosing!
|The World Key lets you move from any World to another in PvZ 2!|
|Within any World, tap this button to return to the World chooser.|
So I can just skip from Ancient Egypt to the Wild West if I want?
Sure! Once you beat level 8 in Ancient Egypt, you've got a World Key that can be used to unlock either Pirate Seas or the Wild West. Don't forget, though, you'll only have the plants and Upgrades you've earned so far!
The Sun Bonus Upgrade increases your starting sun on every level by +25.
If you were starting each level with 50 sun before this Upgrade, you will now start each level with 75 sun.
Earning the Sun Boost in Ancient Egypt plus purchasing the Sun Bonus in the Store will allow you to start each level with 100 sun!
The Shovel Bonus Upgrade allows you to recoup a percentage of the Sun you spent on the plant you're digging up!
Earning the Shovel Boost in Ancient Egypt plus purchasing the Shovel Bonus in the Store will allow you to recoup an even greater percentage of sun! Watch for the Shovel Perk in Wild West to increase your percentage yet again!
The Plant Food Bonus adds one more storage slot to your Plant Food bank.
If you were previously able to store three units of Plant Food, you can now store four. The Plant Food still doesn't carry over from level to level (except in Challenge Zones), so don't forget to use it!
Earning the Plant Food Boost in Ancient Egypt plus purchasing the Plant Food Bonus in the Store adds two slots to your bank!
The Bonus Seed Slot allows you to take an additional plant with you at the start of each level.
Earning the Extra Seed Slot in Pirate Seas plus purchasing the Bonus Seed Slot in the Store adds two seed slots to your game!
|Wall-Nut First Aid allows you to plant any defensive plant directly on top of a damaged plant of the same kind. If you have a partially eaten Wall-Nut, you don't just have to wait for it to be devoured or take the time to dig it up! Once you have unlocked this Upgrade, you can repair it without losing ground.|
|The Instant Recharge lets you use a unit of Plant Food to refresh a seed packet, immediately ending its cool-down phase. Drag a unit of Plant Food from your bank to the seed packet you want to refresh, then release. You must choose a seed packet for which you have sufficient Sun.|
Trouble hearing game sounds or music since updating to iOS7?
The recent upgrade to iOS7 has reset some basic system options to their defaults. If you had previously chosen to use the side switch for its "Lock Rotation" function, upgrading to iOS7 has restored its default "Mute" function.
You can alter your preferences again in the Settings app.
Facebook Gifting and Rewards in PvZ 2
There's so much to love about Plants vs. Zombies 2, and we've got a way for you to share the love! Invite your Facebook friends to join you in the game, and you will be rewarded for each new friend who accepts your invitation to connect to Facebook in the game.
If you invite a friend who is already playing PvZ 2 and has already signed into Facebook in the game, those invitations do not count toward your goals for the reward. But any players who connect to Facebook in the game for the first time from your invitation will help you to earn rewards!
Once you and your friends are connected through Facebook within the game, you can send each other a free gift every day!
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