Hot Off the Presses is an achievement in Plants vs. Zombies 2. It is achieved by setting a Newspaper Zombie's newspaper on fire, meaning that the player must let a fire plant (e.g. Pepper-pult) attack a Newspaper Zombie. It is worth 5 points on Game Center for iOS devices and 500 XP on Google Play Games for Android devices.


Its name is a reference to the term "hot off the presses," meaning a very recently printed news article. The "hot" in the achievement's title also refers to the literal meaning of hot, a high degree or temperature, which refers to the fire plants the player must use to unlock this achievement.


Simply go into a level with Newspaper Zombie, then choose fire plants such as Snapdragon and use them to attack the zombie. This can be done easily in Modern Day - Day 3 where the Newspaper Zombie is introduced and where more dangerous zombies aren't present. The same level also conveniently has Snapdragons.


  • The newspaper on the icon burns differently than the newspaper in the game.

See also

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Achievements in Plants vs. Zombies 2
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Ancient Egypt King Nut · Nut Un-Common · Sun Catcher · No Smoking · A-noob-is
Pirate Seas Yarr, Matey · Pirate Booty · Pat the Birdy · Broadside · Mutiny
Wild West Giddyup! · Yee-Haw! · Shell on Wheels · Fried Chicken · Pod Squad
Frostbite Caves Barrage a Trois · Meltdown! · So Thawful · Iceblockade · Run Weasley
Lost City Porter Thwarter · Lost and Found · Shovel Off · Spawn Camping · Ragweeds to Riches
Far Future Prime Mover · Drop the Boss · The Jettisons · Sun Damaged · Tile Denial
Dark Ages Hammer Time · Out of Darkness · All in Jest · Not Baaad
Neon Mixtape Tour Volume to Sixteen · Drop The Mic · Head Banger · Back From The Future 3 · Breaking It Off
Jurassic Marsh Martial Marsh Masher · Meteor, Right? · Dinos Sore · Terror Redactyled · Hungry, Hungry Dinos
Big Wave Beach Big Kahunka · Wave Goodbye · Ten Pin Kapow · Undertow · Fly Fishing Fail · Banana Storm
Modern Day Great Gargling Gargantuars · Present Perfect, Future Tense · Hot Off the Presses · Time Traveler · You're an All-Star?
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