PopCap Games’ third-person shooter Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 has an open beta that starts today.

The open beta will be available today, January 14 starting at 9:00PM CT. You can join the beta by visiting the PvZ website and selecting the console you want to download to. The open beta will be available until Monday, January 18. Currently the open beta is only available on Xbox One and PlayStation 4. No word on whether PC will be having a beta period.
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The beta will throw players into the Backyard Battleground where they will have access to the following:
  • The King of the Hill-inspired mode, Flag of Power – Raise the Flag of Power and do everything you can to prevent the enemy from lowering it; igniting an all-out war where you’ll have to fight off wave after wave of enemies in a frantic, escalating battle.
  • Stats Room – Display all of your characters’ stats and achievements. There’s also a sticker book where you can get an overview of all the characters and accessories you’ve unlocked.
  • Quest Board – Visit the Quest Board for a list of dynamically updated challenges that will reward you for every completed event, and increase your XP multiplier.
The beta will include two maps, Moon Base Z and Seeds of Time and will include the Herbal Assault and Garden & Graveyards game modes.
Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 will be available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC on February 23. Take a look at the new Beta trailer below.



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