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Suburbination is a game mode in Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare, Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 and Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville. It was released in the Suburbination DLC update.

In Suburbination, both teams are pitted against each other to capture three command posts and to gather 100 points. The first team that reaches the score limit wins. 

The command posts will start as neutral and will appear as either Gardens or Graveyards, depending on which faction controls them. 

The more gardens or graveyards a team has, the more points they score. 

Command posts controlled by the opposing team can be neutralized (reverting them to neutral) and captured for your team by clearing out all opposing team members and then staying near the command post and holding off enemies until it caps. The neutralization process and the capture process take 8 seconds to complete each, and if a player enters the capture radius while an opponent is within it (or vice versa), the timer will freeze, and it will remain frozen until ether team is driven off. 

If either team controls all 3 command posts at the same time, it will trigger a "Suburbination!" effect and all players on that team will gain 10 coins every 2 seconds. In addition to that, the team's score counter will start to go upwards at a progressively faster rate, prompting the opposing team to stop the Suburbination quickly or else their adversaries will win.



Capture the three gardens scattered around the map. Holding a garden gives your team points!

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Players compete to raise tombstones and gardens and try to suburbinate the other team. Fireworks appear when suburbinating.

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This game mode is similar to the "Domination" game mode in popular FPS games where both teams needed to capture all three points to win the game.

The name of the game mode is a portmanteau of "suburbia" and "domination."


Sound Description
Plant Suburbination Music
Zombie Suburbination Music

Related achievement

Suburbination Domination
Capture 20 Gardens in Suburbination



  • If one listens closely, some parts of the soundtrack sound like Plants vs. Zombies 2's boss music, except some parts have a Christmas feel in it.
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Game modes and activities in Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2
Multiplayer Portal Gardens & Graveyards · Herbal Assault · Turf Takeover · Welcome Mat · Team Vanquish · Vanquish Confirmed! · Gnome Bomb · Suburbination · Mixed Mode · Infinity Time
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Game modes and activities in Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville
Multiplayer Garden Ops · Graveyard Ops · Turf Takeover · Team Vanquish · Vanquish Confirmed! · Gnome Bomb · Suburbination · Battle Arena
Weekly events Battle Arena · Back-up in Arms · Boss Team Vanquish · Boss Turf Takeover · Collision Course · Cool Explosions Only · Don't Call it a Comeback · Double Trouble · Garden Warfare · Harm, Help, Hinder · Lunchtime at the Lab · Minion Madness · Movers and Shakers · My Turf, My Rules · Oops! Too many Players · Power Team Vanquish · Rando Confirmed · Rando Ops · The Reinforcements · Satellite Takeover · Space Nuts · Suburbination Isolation · Team Vanquish · Turf Takeover Tactical · Up-close & Impersonal
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Regions Neighborville · Town Center · Mount Steep · Weirding Woods
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