For other uses, see Foot Soldier (disambiguation).

Foot Soldier is a playable Zombie class in Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville. He is an PvZ BfN Attack Class Icon.png Attack class and specializes in attack versitility.


In-game description

Foot Soldiers are highly versatile attackers. They can hit targets at far ranges, provide cover, and eliminate the largest foes with their ZPG.

Primary Weapon

Rapid-fire assault pellets

In-game description

Foot Soldier's primary weapon is the Z-1 Assault Blaster, which fires paintball pellets that deal 6 damage each (7 for crits) and fires at a rate of 550 RPM (rounds per minute). Foot Soldier can fire 40 paintballs at a time before needing to reload.


Left abilities
Super Stink CloudBfN.png
Super Stink Cloud
Throw a gas bomb to block enemy-but not your team's-vision.
Center abilities
Rocket JumpBfN.png
Rocket Jump
Leap into the air.
Right abilities
Launch a highly explosive rocket.


Perk Cooldown.png
Perk RoleIcon Attack.png
Faster refresh time for all abilities by earning multiple vanquishes rapidly.

Reduces ability cooldown by 100% (10 seconds) for earning multiple vanquishes.
Perk Cooldown.png
Refreshing Revive
Faster refresh time for all abilities by reviving an ally.

Reduces ability cooldown by 100% (10 seconds) when a teammate is revived.
Perk Health.png
Rough Patch
Spawn with more health after suffering multiple vanquishes in a row.

After dying three times in a row, spawn with the maximum amount of overhealth for the currently used class after respawning or being revived.
Perk Health.png
Low Life
Perk RoleIcon Attack.png
Gain health by earning a vanquish when at low health.

Grants 11 health over 3 seconds upon vanquishing an enemy at 20% HP or lower.
Ammo Thing-A-Ma-Bob
Increased ammo capacity for Z-1 Assault Blaster.

Increases the Z-1 Assault Blaster's magazine size by 18 rounds.
Smelling Salts
Super Stink CloudBfN.png
Allies get revived faster when inside Super Stink Cloud.

Reduces the time to revive an ally by half when inside Super Stink Cloud.
Increased zoom when aiming.

Increases zoom by 25% (not true after last update), decreases zoom by 10%.
ZPG explosion knocks enemies away.

ZPG explosion knocks enemies 10m (32.80 ft) upward and 10m (32.80 ft) backward.
Perk Health.png
Perk RoleIcon Attack.png
Regenerate health when near multiple enemies.

When near one-four enemies within a 10m radius, regenerate 1-4 HP every 0.5 seconds.
Perk Cooldown.png
Critical Blow
Faster refresh time for all abilities by earning a critical vanquish.

Reduces ability cooldown by 5.5 seconds upon critically vanquishing an enemy.
Rapid Fire
Increased rate of fire while using the Z-1 Assault Blaster.

Z-1 Assault Blaster's rate of fire increases by 6 RPM per shot and tops out at 680 RPM (requires at least 24 shots to reach the max rate of fire). Fire rate resets upon releasing the fire button.
Rocket Leap
Rocket JumpBfN.png
Distance increased for Rocket Jump.
Perk Mobility.png
Move faster, except when sprinting.

Increases walking speed by 12.9032%.
Super Stink CloudBfN.png
Super Stink Cloud sticks to enemies and surfaces.
Perk Health.png
Perk RoleIcon Attack.png
Gain health by earning a vanquish.

Grants 14 health over 3 seconds upon vanquishing an enemy.
Perk Utility.png
Leveling Up
Earn XP faster.

Earn 10% more XP.
Perk Handling.png
Ready Up
Perk RoleIcon Attack.png
Use weapons and abilities faster just after sprinting.

Reduces sprint exit delay by 41.6875%
Faster flight speed of ZPG.

Increases ZPG's projectile speed to 500 m/s (1640.42 ft/s).
Z-1 Assault Blaster gains ammo for every vanquish.

Adds 22 rounds to the Z-1 Assault Blaster upon vanquishing an enemy.
Rocket JumpBfN.png
Cause an explosion at launch when using Rocket Jump.

Using Rocket Jump causes an explosion with the following stats: (1.) 50 blast damage; (2.) 2.75m (9.02 ft) inner blast radius; (3.) 4m (13.12 ft) blast radius; (4.) 10 shockwave damage; (5.) 5m (16.4 ft) shockwave radius.

Related achievement

One-Boot CampBfN.png
One-Boot Camp
Earn 200 vanquishes as a Foot Soldier.



Foot Soldier is a good all-around attacker. His high rate of fire allows him to frequently hit the enemy. Rooted Plants, such as Peashooters in Pea Gatling and Sunflowers in Sunbeam can be instantly killed with ZPG. Just make sure to aim right, and as they can't move, they will get vanquished. If enemies try to get close to you, use Rocket Jump to evade their fire and possibly retreat. Rocket Jump can also be used to get you a height advantage and allow you to provide cover fire for your team. Stink Clouds can be used to help your team capture objectives by repelling opponents or damaging them while decreasing their vision.

Soldiers are not the best against small enemies, such as Acorn and Night Cap. They are hard to hit as it is, but with Night Cap's double jump and Acorn's Acorn Dash, they become very tricky foes. If possible, try to retreat and get backup, particularly an Engineer. If not, try to use Stink Cloud to encourage them to leave you alone or ZPG to damage or even vanquish them.

Equipping the Rapid Fire upgrade helps significantly in raising his damage per second output. This makes him more suitable for a "spray and pray" playstyle or a highly offensive attacker as you need to hold the fire button for the rate of fire to increase to its maximum.


One of the best characters to use against Soldiers is the Snapdragon. Snapdragons do massive damage at close range, where the Soldier will have no advantage. Snapdragon's Flame Blower can still hit the Soldier if he uses Rocket Jump, or if the Soldier tries to flee, Flare Ball could be used, or better, Blue Blazes. If the Soldier starts shooting you from far away, use Swoop Slam to get closer and Flame Blower to finish them off.

Tips & Tricks

The Super Zombie Stink Cloud can hide you from Kernel Corns Butter Beacon if you stand in the cloud, it is useful for helping your team do a sneak attack in Butter Beacon. 

Balancing changes

October 2019 patch

  • Z-1 Assault Blaster damage increase 3.95 - 4.4
  • Z-1 Assault Blaster rate of fire increased 520 - 550 RPM
  • Super Stink Cloud initial velocity increase 22 - 35m/s
  • Rocket Jump windup delay decreased 0.15 - 0.1s

November 2019 patch

  • Adjust spawn location and trajectory of Super Stink Cloud to be better aligned with center screen

December 3, 2019 TTK patch

  • Increase Z-1 Assault Blaster damage 4.4 - 6.1
  • Increase Z-1 Assault Blaster ammo capacity 40 - 45
  • Decrease Z-1 Assault Blaster camera recoil
  • Decrease Z-1 Assault Blaster projectile spread when jumping

January 2020 patch

  • Decreased velocity and drag distance of Z-1 Assault Blaster
    • Decreased projectile speed from 850 m/s (2788.71 ft/s) to 450 m/s (1476.38 ft/s)
  • Increased recoil of Z-1 Assault Blaster
    • Increased spread increase per shot from 0 to 0.275
    • Decreased spread yaw multiplier from 1 to 0.75
    • Increased maximum vertical recoil while unzoomed from 4.5 to 12
    • Increased vertical recoil increase per shot while unzoomed from 0.115 to 0.15
    • Increased minimum horizontal recoil increase per shot while unzoomed from -0.12 to -0.13
    • Increased maximum horizontal recoil increase per shot while unzoomed from 0.12 to 0.13
    • Decreased recoil decrease factor while unzoomed from 18 to 16
    • Increased maximum vertical recoil while zoomed from 4.5 to 15
    • Increased vertical recoil increase per shot while zoomed from 0.115 to 0.159
    • Increased recoil decrease factor while zoomed from 18 to 50
    • Increased recoil multiplier while zoomed from 0.3 to 0.4
  • Rapid Fire Upgrade – Decreased fire rate speed up and max fire rate
    • Decreased fire rate increase from 8.6666 RPM per shot to 6 RPM per shot and max rate of fire from 780 RPM to 700 RPM

March 2020 patch

  • Super Stink Cloud
    • Decrease refresh time 29->20 sec
    • Decrease active time 15->10 sec
    • Refresh timer doesn't start until gas dissipates
    • Adjust trajectory to be more center screen aligned
  • ZPG
    • Refresh decrease 24->23.75 sec

May 2020 patch

  • Decrease damage 6.1->5.67
    • Decrease accuracy when moving and jumping
    • Increase gravity -10->-36 m/s
  • ZPG
    • Increase blast radius 3->5 m
    • Decrease shockwave radius 7.5->5.25 m
  • Upgrade Liftoff
    • Decrease blast radius 4->3 m
    • Decrease shockwave radius 5->3.25 m
  • Rocket Leap
    • Decrease equip cost 3->2
  • Upgrade Rapid Fire
    • Decrease max rate of fire 700->680
    • Decrease increase rate per shot 6->5

September 2020 patch

  • Z-1 Assault Blaster
    • While not zooming
      • Increased recoil per shot from 0.15->0.16 degrees
      • Decreased recoil recovery factor from 16->10 degrees
    • While zooming
      • Decreased the maximum recoil from 15->12 degrees
      • Increased recoil per shot from 0.159->0.165 degrees
      • Increased horizontal recoil per shot from 0.12->0.13 degrees
      • Decreased recoil recovery factor from 50->7 degrees
    • Adjust base camera location to fix issue with target preservation
    • Increased recoil overall
    • Decreased ammo capacity from 45->40
  • Upgrade Ammo Thing a ma bob
    • Increased ammo gain 16->18
  • Upgrade Bottomless
    • Increased ammo gained from 7->22
  • Upgrade Sticky!
    • Enemies that are stuck will now be able to see spotting icons and health bars of nearby enemies so that they aren’t totally incapacitated
  • Upgrade Rapid Fire
    • Increased equip cost from 3->4
  • Upgrade Shockwave
    • Increased knockback force magnitude from 8.6->13.89
  • Upgrade Propellant
    • Decreased equip cost from 3->2
  • Upgrade Liftoff
    • Increased inner blast damage from 40->50
    • Decreased equip cost from 4->2
  • Upgrade Smelling Salts
    • Fixed issue where the revive multiplier would only last 1 second


Plants vs. Zombies Wiki has a gallery for Foot Soldier.
Foot SoldierBfN.png
Visit this page to see it.
Foot SoldierBfN.png

See also

V · T · E
Zombies (Shooter games)
Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville zombies
Playable Classes
PvZ BfN Attack Class Icon.png Attack Foot Soldier · Imp (Z-Mech) · Super Brainz · 80s Action Hero · Electric Slide
PvZ BfN Defend Class Icon.png Defend Captain Deadbeard · All-Star · Space Cadet (Space Station)
PvZ BfN Support Class Icon.png Support Scientist · Engineer · Wizard
Swarm TV Head
Foot Soldier Super Stink Cloud · Rocket Jump · ZPG
Imp Gravity Grenade · Robo Call · Impkata
Z-Mech Missile Madness · Explosive Escape · Bionic Bash
Super Brainz Turbo Twister · Hyper Jump Thump · Super Ultra Ball
80s Action Hero Dynamite Dodge · Rocket Ride · Can't-Miss-ile
Electric Slide Funky Bouncer · Outta Fight! · Disco Tornado
Captain Deadbeard Barrel Blast · Parrot Pal · Anchor's Away
All-Star Imp Punt · Sprint Tackle · Dummy Shield
Space Cadet
Space Station
Space Cadet
Solo Gravity Smash · Station Inflation · Big Bang Beam
Passenger Asteroid Shield · Escape Pod · Hands-On Torpedo
Space Station Space Force · Escape Pod · Crater Maker
Scientist Sticky Healy Thingy · Warp · Healing Hose
Engineer Bullhorn Swarm · Heavy Helper · Double Time
Wizard Zee-lixir · Spell Disaster · Co-Star
TV Head Commercial Break · Yeti, Set, GO! · Overheated Dinner
Spawnable Zombies
Range Rocket Bot · Gatling Bot · Hide-n-Shoot Bot · Mr. Electro
Support Dr. Heals · Loudmouth Bot
Melee Boxer Bot · Explody Bot · Breaker Bot
Melee Buckethead Zombie · Outhouse Zombie · Screen Door Zombie
Range TV Head · TV Buckethead
Support Heal Zombie · Yeti Imp
Battle Leaders Basecoat Bert · Captain Cozplay · Cap'n Sharklunch · Charnado · Dr. Spork · Just Brad · Red Janet · Rolleeta · Sgt. Plaid Attitude · Shadez 2 Cool · The Advertiser · Woofzy
Bounty Hunt
Town Center Byte Knight · Captain Featherbrainz · Shock Wheelz Crew
Mount Steep Bomby Dearest · Ninjimp · Tiny
Elusive Foes
Town Center Fantastico · Pack Rat · Squiddy Shaw
Mount Steep Dig Wig · Mag Pete-O · Safety Stan
Bosses Baron von Bats · Disco Zombie · Gargantuar · Major Problem · Mech Gargantuar · Olds Cool · Treasure Yeti · Yeti Zombie · Zen Sensei · Zombomb
Quest NPCs Bart Barian · Big Boy Gang Leader · Brainstorming Zombies · Brick Fistmissile · Cleatus · Cookie · Dr. Nurse Doctor · Dr. Real Doctor · Dummy · Hugh D. Votee · Izzy · Monkey · Norm Alguy · Otto Do · Peg Legpuller · Power Cora · Seabasstian · Tim · Winston
Others Browncoat Zombie · Conehead Zombie · Goat · Miner Problem · Robo-Zombie · TV Conehead · Exploding Imp
Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.