PopCap reveals the launch window and details surrounding its next free major update for Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 known as Trouble In Zombopolis.

After launching earlier this year, Plants vs Zombies : Garden Warfare 2 has proven to be a significant improvement over its predecessor. The third person online shooter expanded upon a number of core concepts, introduced a number of new character heroes like the versatile Captain Deadbeard or mystical Rose, and added a major single player component for those players who may not want to venture online to battle against other players. The world of Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 will soon be expanding once again as PopCap readies its next major update for folks still battling it out in the Backyard Battleground.

Known as Trouble in Zombopolis: Part One, the update will add in two additional hero variations for some of the newer heroes in the franchise, the rolling orange Citron, and the undead superhero known as Super Brainz. Toxic Citron adds in a poison variant that does damage over time to enemies with his normal attacks, while Breakfast Brainz appears to be wearing a toaster on his head and has a cape made of bacon. No additional details were given regarding how else these characters play differently from their normal variants.

Plants vs Zombies Zombopolis

The update also adds a new map to the popular Herbal Assault mode called Zombopolis. Popcap has confirmed that this is the largest map it has ever created and also features a new-mini boss battle against a giant Mega Zombot. Over 1000 more customization items are also being added, increasing the already robust amount of options in the main game. Lastly, the update also brings a number of bug fixes, character balances, and general enhancements including leaderboard improvements, updates to the Boat Blast Mini-Game, AI enhancements, and other quality of life improvements.

No specific date was given for when the content update is scheduled to arrive outside of this summer, but just like they’ve done in the past, this one will be completely free.

The downloadable content also continues to advance the overarching story where the Zombie faction was successful in taking over suburbia and turning it into an undead community known as Zomburbia. While Crazy Dave and his army of plants work to take back the land, this latest DLC takes players into the big city where Dr. Zomboss and his army plot to destroy the plants once and for all by creating and then charging up the Mega Zombot.

With the glut of online shooters hitting the market recently, are you still playing Garden Warfare 2 or have you moved on to other things? What would you like to see PopCap add next time? Let us know your opinions in the comments.

Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 is available now on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.

Source: Plants Vs Zombies Website