PopCap Vancouver announced Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2 will host a public access multiplayer beta beginning January 14th and running through the 18th. The multiplayer beta will be available for both PS4 and Xbox One giving players a chance to test out the game before its release on February 25th.

To participate in the beta, simply download it via PSN and Xbox Live Marketplace once available on January 14. Some features of the beta will include:

  • Limited access to Backyard Battleground. Players can explore or jump into the action right away with the King of the Hill-inspired mode, Flag of Power.
  • Six new playable character classes along with timed variants such as the Grass Effect Z7-Mech.
  • Classic and brand new game modes with 24-player multiplayer battles, including Garden and Graveyards, and the new Herbal Assault featuring plants on the offensive.
  • Four new maps

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More than 8 million players have experienced the original Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare since it launched in 2014,” said Justin Wiebe, Creative Director, Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2. “That level of engagement is incredible, and that’s why we’re so excited for players to jump into the next PvZ adventure with the Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2 multiplayer beta. This game builds on the crazy fun people loved about the original and adds tons of new ways to play. We can’t wait for people to jump in and start having fun.