Plants vs Zombies 2 loses in-app purchases in new patch

Plants vs Zombies 2: It’s About Time has received a huge, game-changing update, that effectively kills most of the in-app purchases, making them less intrusive, but also adding improved social functionality.

Update 1.7261064 (what a mouthful!) changes the map, adds a new foe, puts in some more Party Levels, friend invites and more.

The big deal, however, is that most of the in-app purchases are gone and the Stars have been removed.

Here’s the full changelog…
• Big changes. We’ve upgraded the map to make game progression quicker and easier.

• It’s simpler to know how much you’ve done, where you’re going, and what loot you’ll get along the way.

• Play all-new Piñata Party levels to win cool prizes.

• You can invite your friends and send ‘em gifts.

• Use the Turbo button to speed up your planting – and speed up the zombies.

• Be warned: when we were upgrading the map, somebody let in the Gargantuars.

The Gargantuars are … welll … the gargantuous. Mahooosive. Enormous. Big and they’ll take a few hits to bring down.

Either way, now is the best time to check out the game. Plants vs Zombies 2: It’s About Time is now available on iOS and Android and, despite the horrendous micro-transactions, is a lot of fun!


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Ray is one of the original founders of Expansive. He is also a former Community Manager for Steel Media, and has written for a variety of gaming websites over the years. His work can be seen on Pocket Gamer,, Gfinity, and the Red Bull Gaming Column. He has also written for VG247, Videogamer, GamesTM, PLAY, and MyM Magazine,
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