A guide for how to play Plants Vs Zombies Battle For Neighborville in split-screen with your mates.
Plants Vs. Zombies Battle For Neighborville has just been released, and a number of fans are confused as to how to play one of its most attractive features, split-screen.
Following on from Plants Vs. Zombies Garden Warfare, Battle For Neighborville is the latest instalment in the EA published franchise on consoles. Kotaku has praised its early launch and Polygon has regarded it as a fine battle against binge culture, but fans who are just getting their hands on it are tearing their hair out over how to play split-screen multiplayer.
So, in order to help the bemused, a guide for how to play split-screen can be found below.
How to play Plants Vs. Zombies Battle For Neighborville in split-screen
Plants Vs. Zombies Battle For Neighborville can only be enjoyed in split-screen on PS4 and Xbox One. The game is available on PC too, but Electronic Arts’ official website specifically notes that couch co-op split-screen can only be experienced on consoles.
With the PC conundrum now out of the way, it’s time to discuss how console gamers can actually enjoy the game in split-screen while in the same room as their family, mates and significant others.
You’d expect enabling the mode to be extremely obvious, but there are a dozen Reddit forums asking if split-screen even exists.
The mode does in fact exist, and all you need to do is connect another PS4/Xbox One controller and hold the square/X button.
Unlike Garden Warfare, players have reported not being able to play co-op with guest accounts. This means you will need more than one PSN and Microsoft profile on your PS4 and Xbox One.
Some users have also reported issues with the split-screen failing thanks to there being “no space in the group,” but there hasn’t been a solution shared for this dilemma as of yet other than creating a new account.
Plants Vs. Zombies Battle For Neighborville multiplayer modes
Now that you know how to play Plants Vs. Zombies Battle For Neighborville in split-screen on PS4 and Xbox One (sorry PC users), we may as well briefly discuss some of the game’s primary attractions.
As the newest instalment in the Plants Vs. Zombies franchise, Battle For Neighborville includes 20 fully customisable character classes with new plants such as Night Cap, Snapdragon, and Oak and Acorn.
There’s also new zombie characters to experience as well as returning originals, and these can be pitted against plants in six multiplayer modes. These modes include Turf Takeover, Team Vanquish and 4v4 elimination-based Battle Arenas. There’s of course three more in case you can’t count.
Plants Vs. Zombies Battle For Neighborville is now available on PS4, Xbox One and PC.
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