Battlez is a game mode in Plants vs. Zombies 2 that was introduced in the 6.6.1 update. This mode can be unlocked after getting the Map of Space-Time-Ness from Ancient Egypt - Day 1 and requires to get at least six plants to unlock.

To start a match, the player has to pay one gauntlet. Gauntlets can be bought with gems. However, every four hours, the player receives a free play. Two free gauntlets per day can be obtained by watching ads.

When an opponent is found, the player needs to choose five plants, with the first slot reserved for the currently featured Weekly Premium Plant (This week, it is Lightning Reed). Once you have chosen the plants, you are set in the Last Stand format, then after setting-up, the "battle" begins. The player gains points based on the distance the zombies are away from the house. On default, 500 is the most for a single zombie and 100 being the least. However, higher scores can be obtained as the game continues.

This mode is time-based, and as the time decreases the zombies get stronger and stronger, to a point where they could be unkillable unless you either have some instant-kill plants or leveled up plants to take on this challenge. The faster you kill the harder the zombies will get.

Each week, there will be a different type of tournament that the player will have to compete in. Each type of tournament has its own way of changing the gameplay (the change can be quite minor, however). For example, a tournament can shorten the time it takes for a match to finish.

Also, this mode also has several different leagues; the player gets promoted if they place top 3. If they are placed in one of the last three spots, they will be demoted to the league before that one (This is not the case in the lower leagues, where special methods are required to be demoted). Several gems, mints and coins are rewarded in promotions.

It has been noted that this mode does appear to be lacking a "real" matchmaking feature that pairs you as the player fairly. There have been reports of people that had low-leveled plants to still be paired with a person with max-level plants or still high-level plants. Of the players with max level plants, there has been speculation and proven facts that either a bot, a cheater from PopCap, or someone who took the effort of high-leveled plants ran that through.

Promotion rewards

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League Mint Rewards Gem Rewards Coin Rewards
Jade 120 270 9000
Gold 100 210 6000
Silver 80 165 5400
Bronze 60 132 4800
Iron 50 108 4200
Brick 40 90 3600
Wood 30 75 3000
Soil 20 60 2400

Featured Power Mint

Mint Schedule Tournaments that occured within this schedule
Fila-mint2.png May 1, 2018 - May 27, 2018 Electric Peashooter's Warped Tournament

Tournament list

Tournament Special plant Restricted plants* Duration Zombies Starting sun Special mechanics Schedule
Gold Bloom's Garden Party Tournament Gold Bloom2.png N/A 3:00 Basic Zombie2.pngConehead Zombie2.png

Buckethead Zombie2.png Imp2.png Peasant Flag Zombie2.png Imp Cannon2.png Imp Pirate Zombie2.png Chicken Wrangler Zombie2.png Zombie Chicken2.png Jurassic Rockpuncher2.png Octo Zombie2.png Sloth Gargantuar2.png Yeti Imp2.png Brickhead Zombie2.png

750 N/A March 14, 2018- March 20, 2018
Caulipower's Escalating Tournament Caulipower2.png N/A 3:00 Adventurer Zombie2.pngConehead Adventurer Zombie2.png

Buckethead Adventurer Zombie2.png Peasant Flag Zombie2.png Lost Pilot Zombie2.png Barrelhead Zombie2.png Blastronaut Zombie2.png Jester Zombie2.png Surfer Zombie2.png Parasol Zombie2.png Jurassic Gargantuar2.png

750 N/A

March 21, 2018- March 27, 2018

Dandelion's Brainstorm Tournament Dandelion2.png N/A 3:00 Jurassic Zombie2.pngJurassic Conehead2.png

Peasant Flag Zombie2.png Seagull Zombie2.png Pelican Zombie2.png Jetpack Zombie2.png Blastronaut Zombie2.png Bug Zombie2.png Balloon Zombie2.png

350 Speed potions March 28, 2018-April 3, 2018
Power Lily's Garden Party Tournament Power Lily2.png N/A 3:00 Peasant Zombie2.pngConehead Peasant2.png

Buckethead Peasant2.png Knight Zombie2.png Peasant Flag Zombie2.png Zombie King2.png Dodo Rider Zombie2.png Hair Metal Gargantuar2.png Impunk2.png Torchlight Zombie2.png

750 Minecarts April 4, 2018-April 10, 2018
Wasabi Whip's Blitz Tournament Wasabi Whip2.png N/A 1:30 Imp Cannon2.pngImp Pirate Zombie2.png

Bug Bot Imp2.png Imp Monk Zombie2.png Imp Mermaid Zombie2.png Dodo Rider Zombie2.png Yeti Imp2.png Lost City Imp Zombie2.png Impunk2.png Jurassic Imp2.png

1500 T. Rex|2} April 11, 2018-April 17, 2018
Explode-O-Nut's All-Out Tournament Explode-O-Nut2.png Hypno-shroom2.pngShrinking Violet2.png

Witch Hazel2.png Caulipower2.png

3:00 Tomb Raiser Zombie2.png Pyramid-Head Zombie2.png

Swashbuckler Zombie2.png Pirate Captain Zombie2.png Prospector Zombie2.png Disco-tron 30002.png Disco Jetpack Zombie2.png Jester Zombie2.png Wizard Zombie2.png Blockhead Zombie2.png Weasel Hoarder2.png Ice Weasel2.png Parasol Zombie2.png Hair Metal Gargantuar2.png Impunk2.png Sunday Edition Zombie2.png

5000 Slider tile, frozen Wizard Zombie2.png (2) April 18, 2018-April 24, 2018
Bombegranate's Garden Party Tournament Bombegranate2.png N/A 3:00 Mummy Zombie2.pngConehead Mummy2.png

Buckethead Mummy2.png Pyramid-Head Zombie2.png Explorer Zombie2.png Camel Zombies2.png Tomb Raiser Zombie2.png Pharaoh Zombie2.png Mummified Gargantuar2.png Imp Mummy2.png

750 Dark Ages gravestones, Ancient Egypt gravestones April 25, 2018-May 1, 2018
Electric Peashooter's Warped Tournament Electric Peashooter2.png Sunflower2.png

Twin Sunflower2.png Sun-shroom2.png Sun Bean2.png Toadstool2.png Primal Sunflower2.png Moonflower2.png Gold Bloom2.png Solar Tomato2.png

3:00 Gargantuar2.pngImp2.png

Tomb Raiser Zombie2.png Imp Cannon2.pngImp Pirate Zombie2.pngBarrel Roller Zombie2.png+Jester Zombie2.png Surfer Zombie2.png Hunter Zombie2.png- Excavator Zombie2.pngTurquoise Skull Zombie2.png+

3000 Dark Ages gravestones, Ancient Egypt gravestones, occassional mass-sun drop May 2, 2018-May 8 2018

*Plants that are normally restricted, such as Gold Leaf and Lily Pad are excluded.

+ and - : They swap everyday.


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  • When tapping on the Battlez icon, the Dark Ages Zomboss Battle intro plays, along with the boss music.
  • The player gets five crowns for winning and one for losing.
    • No extra crowns are given for obtaining higher scores or beating your opponent by ???%.
  • If the player breaks a streak, they can pay ten gems to retain/fix it, with the cost increasing by ten per retain.
  • This is the only mode in the game where zombies cannot eat your brains. This is because when a lawn mower is activated, it is automatically regenerated. If a zombie somehow manages to reach your house, it will get instantly killed.
  • All upgrades, except for Wall-nut First Aid, Instant Recharge and Mower Launch, are disabled on Battlez.
    • Also, plants that are boosted in the Zen Garden will not have the boost in this mode.
  • The player does not get points for the zombies destroyed by lawn mowers.
    • However, it scores points when it destroys a Surfboard.
  • World exclusive plants can’t be used in this mode.
    • Wasabi Whip’s Blitz Tournament is one of the four levels/battles where dinosaurs appear outside of Jurassic Marsh. The others are Modern Day - Days 12, 26 and 29.
      • Perfume-shroom still can’t be used in those levels/battles even knowing there’s dinosaurs in them.
  • According to a PopCap community manager (referred to Haemophilus EA on Reddit), the player is not actually fighting against other players in real-time, rather, just "ghosts". The score progression seen in gameplay is just a replay of the "ghost" player's previous Battlez round.
    • Other affirmations that support this are:
      • You can spend infinite time on the pause menu, Choose Your Seeds screen, and the Last Stand defense preparation stage.
      • The Turbo Button can be used.
      • There is no feature in which time must be synchronized with the other player due to lag, pausing the game, or the Turbo Button.
    • A list of over 9900 names for these "ghost" opponents may also be found here.
  • In the textures for the trophies that identify for each league, there appears to be an unused crystal-like trophy.
  • Potions from Dark Alchemy also appear in Dandelion's Brainstorm Tournament.
  • The setting in this mode is the same as Player's House and Modern Day worlds, but in the style of Dark Ages.
  • Removing armor and destroying gravestones can score you points.
  • If you manage to defeat all the zombies before the time runs out, the results screen will pop up, despite the amount of time remaining.
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