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BBQ Corn is the Rare fire version of Kernel Corn in Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2. The BBQ Corn looks like the original Kernel Corn, except his corn cobs are more orange in color and they have visible flames emanating from them like all fire-based plants. A large portion of his body is covered in aluminum foil stained with barbecue sauce. The BBQ Corn also wears a checkered bandanna and he has pastry brushes for feet which are also stained with barbecue sauce. He was first revealed in the gameplay of the September 2015 developer diary, and later previewed in a short gameplay of the Backyard Battleground.

Descriptions

Stickerbook description

"BBQ Corn is one spicy customer. The only thing he takes more seriously than grilling is protecting his fellow Plants. Good thing then, that the sound of crinkling aluminium foil drives Zombies crazy."

In-game description

His fully automatic Spicy Hot Shot ignites Zombies, dealing fire damage over time.

AI Health

Easy: 90

Normal: 120

Hard: 150

CRAAAAZY: 180

Abilities

Left abilities
Butter BarrageGW2
Butter Barrage
Kernel Corn tosses a Hot Potato. A massive amount of butter is deployed from the sky in an "x" shape wherever the Hot Potato lands. After a (very) short amount of time, the pieces of butter detonate dealing damage to all zombies caught in the explosions.
Bigger Better ButterGW2
Bigger Better Butter
Revealed in a live stream, it is the alternative ability to the Butter Barrage. Kernel Corn tosses a Hot Potato, but instead of multiple pieces of butter being fired, one giant piece of butter falls from the sky. it deals 200 damage. If it lands on an enemy zombie, it inflicts an extra 20 damage to that Zombie, as well as paralyzes it. The AOE is about the same as the Butter Barrage, but deals one heap of instant damage when it explodes (Butter Barrage has multiple explosions).
Center abilities
Husk HopGW2
Husk Hop
Kernel Corn leaps into the air in a straight line while firing his Cob Busters directly below him, damaging all targets below him.
Right abilities
Shuck ShotGW2
Shuck Shot
Similar to ZPG, Kernel Corn fires two big cobs straight in front of him (each one dealing 125 damage). It does massive damage and is capable of instantly vanquishing anything it hits (except for Z-Mechs), if the cobs manage to score a direct hit.
Multi-ShuckGW2
Multi-Shuck
The Multi-Shuck fires 6 corns that deal 26, 30, 25, 20, 15, 15, 10, 22 and 20 damage for a total of up to 183 damage, but the projectiles are spread apart a lot. Like the Shuck Shot, the Multi-Shuck takes 24 seconds to recharge.

Strategies

With

The BBQ Corn's primary weapon is comparable to the Fire Flower's Flame Pulse, possessing identical clip size and damage. The only thing that is different between the two plants is that the BBQ Corn is not as agile as the Fire Flower (in exchange for slightly higher health) and he does not possess the Fire Flower's self-healing power (in exchange for having more damaging abilities). As such, the BBQ Corn is ideal for attacking large hordes of zombies. A player using the BBQ Corn can keep switching between multiple targets to keep them on fire and let the fire effect chip away at their health while steadily wearing them down. As such, the BBQ Corn is also useful in Herbal Assault for harassing the zombies defending the objective and overall weakening their defense. Get to a vantage point or an otherwise good position, take potshots and jump in and out of cover to repeatedly ignite the zombies and let the fire damage wear them down. The BBQ Corn can be useful for putting up pressure on Scientists that are trying to heal their allies since if you keep on igniting the zombies and spread out your damage to the entire zombie team, the Scientists might end up with more injured zombies than what they can heal. To maximize the effect, destroy all sources of healing (Zombie Heal Station and Dr. Heals) from a range. If you can do this, the zombies will eventually fall to the fire damage, or at the very least, you will get numerous assists for your efforts.

Balancing changes

Graveyard Variety Pack DLC

  • Health increased from 125 to 150

Trouble in Zombopolis: Part One DLC

  • Magazine decreased by 5

July 2016 Patch

  • Decreased close range damage from 6 to 5.5
  • Decreased damage falloff start/end distance from 15/30 to 10/25

November 2016 Patch

  • Decreased near/far damage from 5.5/4.5 to 4.5/3.5

Gallery


Trivia

  • His legs are actually sauce brushes, which are used when grilling to apply sauce to a food.
    • You can even hear the sauce squishing as he walks.
  • He is the only fire plant variant to not have the word "fire" in his name.
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