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For a similar looking zombie in the online version of Plants vs. Zombies, see Giga-Football Zombie.
Blitzer

A Blitzer in-game

Blitzer (Berserker in Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare) is a zombie in Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare and Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2. He has a similar appearance to the All-Star, except his helmet, shirt, gloves and shoes are black, he has spikes on his shoulder plates and he has horns on his helmet. He appears in Garden Ops, serving as very tough support in boss waves or special waves. He rarely appears in normal waves, but the chances of him appearing will rise on higher difficulties.

Unlike the All-Star, the Blitzer does not wield any weapon. His main attack is using Sprint Tackle, an All-Star ability. However, he can use Sprint Tackle infinite times and knock players away making it hard to face multiple Blitzer. He also can use Zombie Hurt on the player, an attack that most forms of Browncoats also use. He has much more health than the All-Star, requiring more focused firepower to be taken out.

Health

The Blitzer has less than or equal to 550 health.

Strategies

If you see a Blitzer facing towards you, you had better escape fast, as each tackle deals a whopping 75 damage to you, has no cooldown, and propels you into the air unrooting you.As mentioned earlier, his tackle does not have the cooldown of a playable All-Star, so it is possible to get shoved in a corner and killed by one or two Blitzer. As Peashooter, you can use Hyper or Super Pea Jump to escape him. As a Chomper, use Burrow or Sprint Burrow to escape. Additionally, you can chomp him, but beware that you need to be fast, as he can still tackle you out of the Burrowing mode. As a Cactus, you can place Tallnut Battlements to block him. It is also good to use the Garlic Drone from a safe distance from this zombie.

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Trivia

  • He has his own special wave called Tackle Dummies.
    • He also appears in a Super Gargantuar Wave, and the All-Star wave in Power of the Flag game in Backyard Battleground.
  • He has the ability to jump very high, making them able to get to high places.
    • When he jumps like this, the Foot Soldier's Rocket Jump sound can be heard. This is most likely an oversight on the developer's part, as they probably coded the Blitzer's high jump using the code for the Foot Soldier's Rocket Jump.
      • The Blitzer has an animation for this, where he crouches down, and then springs upward, in a football pose.
        • When the Blitzer jumps like this, it appears that moon gravity is applied while he is sailing upwards and going down, as he drifts down very slowly, unlike other zombies.
          • This is slightly ironic, as one would think due to his football gear, he would fall faster due to the weight of it.
  • He appears in reinforced hordes.
  • He may be very heavily inspired by the Giga-Football Zombie.
  • This character may be a reference to the Berserker from the Gears of War series.
  • When the player looks at his back, they can see his name "Berserker" on it, in a similar way to the All-Star and his variants. This was not changed in Garden Warfare 2, even though his name was changed in said game.
  • They are counted as All-Stars because when a player has a quest for defeating All-Stars, defeating Blitzers count towards that quest.

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