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'Garden Warfare' introduces 'Tactical Taco Party Pack' as latest free DLC

Screenshots of the Tactical Taco Party Pack DLC for Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare.
Screenshots of the Tactical Taco Party Pack DLC for Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare.

Publisher EA and developer PopCap games introduced the latest free DLC for "Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare" Monday, titled "Tactical Taco Party Pack," for current Xbox systems and PC.

The free Plants vs Zombies DLC takes players south of the border.
Photo courtesy of EA, used with permission.

Set to be released tomorrow (July 1st), "Tactical Taco Party Pack" offers an all-new map, game modes, and upgrades for players to dig their teeth into. Jewel Junction is the name of the fiesta-themed map, where Dr. Zomboss finance his war efforts with gems mined from the area. Players are tasked with causing as much damage as they can to Jewel Junction mines, in order to hurt Dr. Zomboss' where it matters the most: His pocket book. According to Xbox's Major Nelson, Jewel Junction will have a few EA Easter eggs for players to find, such as an appearance by Commander Shepard of "Mass Effect."

"Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare" comes with a new gameplay mode, "Vanquish Confirmed," bringing the total available in the game to five. In "Vanquish Confirmed," players are only given credit for kills if they can pick up their fallen enemies' dog tags, or "crazy orbs," as the game puts it. For PC players, "Vanquish Confirmed" will launch on July 8th.

An all new 8v8 mixed mode playlist will also be available in the game, to further spice up online matches. Additionally, players will receive two new custom character variants, the Citrus Cactus and Berry Shooter, with their own special appearances and abilities sponsored by Aquafina FlavorSplash. Somewhat similar to the Mercedes-Benz DLC scheduled worldwide for "Mario Kart 8."

"Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare" is available on PC, Xbox One, and Xbox 360. In August, the game will launch on PS3 and PS4, with a possible PS Vita version on the way. Back in March, PopCap’s senior franchise marketing manager Gary Clay said there were no plans to bring microtransactions in "Garden Warfare." However, Pop Cap acknowledge things could change, based on feedback from the players. In late April, a microtransaction system was included in the game.

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