Dr. Chester is a Scientist variant in Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare. His Cheese Blaster deals 30 damage and has a short-ranged attack, like the Chemist, but it can shoot at a very fast speed. It has eight ammunition. He is obtained by opening the Dr. Chester Character Pack.

Stickerbook description

Most Zombie Scientists choose to specialize in Neurology. They’re not really good at it, but it means they don’t have to pack a lunch when they go to work. Dr. Chester is different. He has a PhD in Cheeseology. How delicious is that?!

Primary Weapon

The Cheese Blaster is the primary weapon of the Dr. Chester. It has a very limited range and is fully automatic. It has an 8 ammo clip and deals 30 damage for every shot.


Sticky Explody Ball

Sticky Explody Ball is an explosive ball which explodes when an enemy plant is within a meter radius. It deals 50 damage.


With Warp, the player teleports to a location in preferential vision. The player deviates upward to go up stairs, small fences, etc.

Zombie Heal Station

The Zombie Heal Station heals all zombies within its radius.

Mega Heal Bomb

An alternate ability of Sticky Explody Ball, Mega Heal Bomb is a huge ball like the Sticky Explody Ball with a bigger radius. Heals all zombies in its radius by 50 health.

Energy Warp

An alternate ability of Warp, Energy Warp allows the Scientist transferred into a pure energy that travels with the ability of invincibility. The Scientist is able to travel freely but can neither jump nor attack. It also gains a small speed boost.

Armored Heal Station

An alternate ability of Zombie Heal Station, Armored Heal Station heals at a slower rate than the Zombie Health Station, and self-destructs the same time as the Zombie Heal Station. Its incredible size allows players to jump on it to get to most buildings.

Sticky Cheetah Ball - GW1 Only

An alternate ability of Sticky Explody Ball, Sticky Cheetah Ball is orange in color with black spots, deals 75 damage.

Cheesy Warp - GW1 Only

An alternate ability of Warp, Cheesy Warp has the same use as Warp but deals 30 damage to all plants after reaching its destination.

Cheetah Heal Station - GW1 Only

An alternate ability of Zombie Heal Station, Cheetah Heal Station heals at a faster rate, but also self-destructs faster.

Weapon upgrades


Crunch Capacitor

An accelerated crunch capacitor has improved reload times in ways he can't quite comprehend.

More Cheesy Cheese

Unprecedented advances in cheese compression technology have resulted in increased ammo capacity.

Energized Energy

A new, extra-energized energy conversion technique for increased damage.


Originally, the player had to buy a specially marked package of Cheetos at a Target store and redeem an included code. However, everyone who owned the game on September 5, 2014 can get him and Chester Chomper, as well as their abilities for free.

Update History

Legends of the Lawn DLC

  • Increased ammo by 2
  • Increased damage




  • In Garden Warfare 2, the Zoologist is a re-skinned Dr. Chester, with 6 ammo instead of 8, without the unique abilities and with more range.
  • He is the only promotional zombie variant, as all of the others are variants of plant classes.