Arctic Trooper is a zombie in Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare and Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2. He is the Super Rare ice variation of the Foot Soldier. The Arctic Trooper uses the Frozen Z-1 Assault Blaster, a weaker variant of the Z-1 Assault Blaster that can slow and freeze enemies.

Descriptions

Stickerbook description

The Arctic Trooper spent last winter assigned to the Zomboss Arctic H.Q. where he learned survival tricks and ate a bunch of snow.

In-game description

The Arctic Trooper's icy shots slow, and eventually freeze Plants in their tracks!

AI Health

  • Easy: 75
  • Normal: 100
  • Hard: 125
  • CRAAAAZY: 150

Primary weapon

The Frozen Z-1 Assault Blaster is the primary weapon of the Arctic Trooper. The facts below apply to a fully upgraded weapon.

  • The base close range damage per hit is 7 and the critical is 8.
  • The max DPS at close range is 72.7.
  • The base middle range damage per hit is 6 and the critical is 7.
  • The max DPS at middle range is 63.6.
  • The base long range damage per hit is 4 and the critical is 5.
  • The max DPS at long range is 45.5.
  • The weapon deals no splash damage.
  • The weapon has an ice effect; when a hit is made it slows the target. If around 15 hits are dealt, the target will be frozen.
  • The ammo in a clip is 30.
  • The reload time is 2.1 seconds.
  • The projectile speed is medium.
  • The weapon is full auto.
  • The bloom is medium.

Abilities

Left abilities
Zombie Stink CloudGW1.png
Zombie Stink Cloud
Zombie Stink Cloud arcs a gas grenade in front of the zombie; any plants inside the gas suffer damage. The gas is also extremely helpful for cover. It requires a 20-second recharge after use.
Super Stink CloudGW1.png
Super Stink Cloud
An alternate ability of Zombie Stink Cloud, Super Stink Cloud lasts shorter but does more damage than the Zombie Stink Cloud.
Center abilities
Rocket JumpGW1.png
Rocket Jump
Rocket Jump will launch the zombie high into the air. It is very useful for gaining an elevated advantage. It requires a 20-second recharge after use.
Rocket LeapGW1.png
Rocket Leap
An alternate ability of Rocket Jump, the Foot Soldier will go a further distance, but will not jump as high. Rocket Leap also has two uses. This ability is good if you want to get around places faster.
Right abilities
ZPGGW1.png
ZPG
ZPG fires an extremely powerful projectile that explodes on impact. It requires a 25-second recharge after use.
Multi-RocketGW1.png
Multi-Rocket
An alternate ability of ZPG, the Foot Soldier will launch four rockets to attack plants upon using the Multi-Rocket.

Left abilities
Zombie Stink CloudGW2.png
Zombie Stink Cloud
Zombie Stink Cloud arcs a gas grenade in front of the zombie; any plants inside the gas suffer damage. The gas is also extremely helpful for cover. It requires a 20-second recharge after use.
Super Stink CloudGW2.png
Super Stink Cloud
An alternate ability of Zombie Stink Cloud, Super Stink Cloud lasts shorter but does more damage than the Zombie Stink Cloud.
Center abilities
Rocket JumpGW2.png
Rocket Jump
Rocket Jump will launch the zombie high into the air. It is very useful for gaining an elevated advantage. It requires a 20-second recharge after use.
Rocket LeapGW2.png
Rocket Leap
An alternate ability of Rocket Jump, the Foot Soldier will go a further distance, but will not jump as high. Rocket Leap also has two uses. This ability is good if you want to get around places faster.
Right abilities
ZPGGW2.png
ZPG
ZPG fires an extremely powerful projectile that explodes on impact. It requires a 25-second recharge after use.
Multi-RocketGW2.png
Multi-Rocket
An alternate ability of ZPG, the Foot Soldier will launch four rockets to attack plants upon using the Multi-Rocket.

Upgrades

Garden Warfare

ArcticTrooperUpgrade.png

Less Frozen Reloader

The reloader sometimes gets iced up, but the less frozen one is great! The reload time has reduced for sure!

Arctic Ammo Pouch

Ammo capacity increased through clever use of arctic pockets.

Harder Ice Pellets

Harder Ice Pellets naturally do more damage.

Garden Warfare 2

Health Regeneration Delay.png
Health Regeneration Delay Upgrade

This upgrade decreases the delay before health regeneration begins!

Zoom Upgrade.png
Zoom Upgrade

This upgrade increases the zoom distance of your primary weapon!

Health Regeneration.png
Health Regeneration Upgrade

This upgrade increases how quickly your health regenerates!

Speed Upgrade.png
Speed Upgrade

This upgrade allows you to move faster!

Reload.png
Reload Upgrade

This upgrade decreases your reload time!

Ammo Upgrade.png
Ammo Upgrade

This upgrade increases the number of times you can fire before reloading!

Ice Upgrade.png
Ice Upgrade

This upgrade allows you to freeze enemies faster!

Health Upgrade.png
Health Upgrade

This upgrade increases your maximum health!

Strategies

The Arctic Trooper is good for players that can reliably stay focused on their target as landing around 15 consecutive hits with the Arctic Trooper will freeze the enemy solid, fully immobilizing them and rendering them unable to use any abilities. If you wish to use the Arctic Trooper effectively, you need to be able to reliably land your hits as missing too many shots may cause you to empty your entire magazine without freezing your opponent. Once you do freeze it though, it gives you enough time to do one thing, this can be, for instance, reloading your weapon so you have a full magazine ready by the time your opponent unfreezes, activating the ZPG and trying to shoot it before it gets free or use the time given to escape if you are severely injured. Do not try to do more than one thing while your opponent is frozen though, as you will run out of time since three seconds is not much.

Balancing changes

Trouble in Zombopolis: Part Two DLC

  • Magazine capacity was increased from 25 to 30.
  • Increased ammo upgrade from 30 to 35 magazine capacity.

June 2017 Patch

  • Decreased freeze rate by 10%

Related achievements

Garden Dioxide PSN.png
Garden Dioxide
As a Soldier, vanquish 2 players with a single ZPG strike
Rocket Man PSN.png
Rocket Man
Vanquish 10 players and 10 Plant Pots with the Soldier's ZPG
Hunting Season PSN.png
Hunting Season
Vanquish 100 Soldiers, 100 Scientists, 100 Engineers and 100 All Stars

Gallery

Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare

Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2



Trivia

  • In the Great White North map, near the first garden, there are ice blocks which have Arctic Troopers in them.
    • An Arctic Trooper can also be found frozen in an ice sculpture by the second objective point.
      • In fact, there are multiple Arctic Troopers found stuck inside of the ground in various different maps. Some of these maps include the Great White North, Frosty Creek and the academy in Zomburbia .
  • Despite being an ice variant, he can still be frozen. This is also the case with all ice variants.
  • In Garden Ops, they usually appear during a Super Yeti Wave, serving as support enemies.
    • On Crazy difficulty however, they can spawn in place of a normal Foot Soldier.
  • His appearance is greatly reminiscent to that of an Inuit.
V · T · E
Zombies (Shooter games)
Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare zombies
Playable Classes
Foot Soldier Camo Ranger · Super Commando · General Supremo · Tank Commander · Arctic Trooper · Sky Trooper · Centurion
Engineer Welder · Painter · Mechanic · Electrician · Plumber · Landscaper · Sanitation Expert
Scientist Chemist · Physicist · Dr. Toxic · Astronaut · Marine Biologist · Archaeologist · Dr. Chester · Paleontologist
All-Star Baseball Star · Rugby Star · Hockey Star · Cricket Star · Goalie Star · Wrestling Star · Golf Star
Boss Mode Dr. Zomboss
Abilities
Foot Soldier ZPG · Rocket Jump · Zombie Stink Cloud · Multi-Rocket · Rocket Leap · Super Stink Cloud
Engineer Sonic Grenade · Zombot Drone · Jackhammer · Proximity Sonic Mine · Rocket Drone · Turbo Jackhammer
Scientist Sticky Explody Ball · Warp · Zombie Heal Station · Mega Heal Bomb · Energy Warp · Armored Heal Station · Sticky Cheetah Ball · Cheesy Warp · Cheetah Heal Station
All-Star Imp Punt · Sprint Tackle · Dummy Shield · Long Bomb · Ultra Tackle · Shield Decoy
Boss Mode Superb Zomboss Radar · Zomboss Healing Station · Cone Strike · Reviving Brainz BBQ
Spawnable Zombies Browncoat Zombie · Conehead Zombie · Buckethead Zombie · Flag Zombie · Newspaper Zombie · Screen Door Zombie · Coffin Zombie · Outhouse Zombie · Exploding Imp · Map Pirate · Barrel Pirate · Backup Dancer · Vampire Zombie · Heal Zombie · Yeti Imp
Garden Ops
Bosses Disco Zombie · Yeti Zombie · Gargantuar · Giga Gargantuar · Baron von Bats
Normal Chieftain · Berserker · Giga Imp · Zombomb · Pirate Zombie · Conehead Pirate · Buckethead Pirate · Screen Door Pirate · Imp Pirate · Treasure Yeti
Others Zombot Turret
Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.