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Plants vs. Zombies- Garden Warfare
Hot Rod Chomper
Hot Rod Chomper GW1
Health 100 (125 if upgraded)
Variant of Chomper
Primary
weapon
Hot Rod Chomp
Abilities Goop
Burrow
Spikeweed
Super Sticky Goop
Sprint Burrow
Spiky Spikeweed
Cheesy Goop
Chesterweed
Rarity Super Rare

Plants vs. Zombies- Garden Warfare 2
Hot Rod Chomper
Hot Rod Chomper GW2
Health 125
Variant of Chomper
Primary
weapon
Hot Rod Chomp
Abilities Goop
Burrow
Spikeweed
Super Sticky Goop
Sprint Burrow
Spiky Spikeweed
Chomp Cannon
Rarity Super Rare

Hot Rod Chomper is a Super Rare variant of the Chomper in Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare and Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2. He is a playable character which acts as a melee class with a secondary ability to speed up for a limited time after eating a zombie. In exchange for less health than most Chompers, he has the fastest movement of them all.

Descriptions

Stickerbook description

The Hot Rod Chomper is the fastest Chomper in Suburbia. Equipped with a heavy duty blower, port-and-polished heads, and a lightweight frame, he can race in on the unsuspecting Zombies.

In-game description

Hot Rod Chomper gets a temporary speed boost every time he eats a Zombie. Cool beans!

Appearance

Hot Rod Chomper differs from the normal Chomper with his shiny black paint job accented with purple flames, a chrome mouth, and tongue. Upon jumping or chomping, the Hot Rod Chomper makes motor-like noises.

Variant perk

Being Hot Rod Chomper, speed is a definite benefit. Upon swallowing an enemy zombie, the Hot Rod Chomper gains a temporary speed boost of five seconds to help close in the space between him and another enemy zombie. He also quickly recharges the Goop ability to slow down zombies. The only major disadvantage about Hot Rod Chomper is that its health is only 100 (125 if upgraded), instead of the normal 150. Also, zombies can easily spot him because of the constant noises he makes.

Primary weapon

Hot Rod Chomp is the primary weapon of the Hot Rod Chomper. Once a zombie has been eaten, he will gain a speed boost for five seconds.

Abilities

Goop

Goop is Chompers' only "ranged" attack, purple goo is spit out. If an enemy is directly hit, they will take light amounts of damage over time, obtain lower speed (including turning around), and preventing the use of their abilities, making the zombie an easy target to chomp.

Burrow

Burrow allows the Chomper burrows underground to cover a large distance quickly or to ambush zombies. Can easily be countered by Engineer's Sonic Grenade. While burrowing, the time remaining in burrow mode is displayed in a meter at the bottom of the screen, called Dig Power. Not moving will reduce the rate at which the Dig Power is consumed. The player may remain motionless once activating Burrow for approximately 15 seconds before being forced back to the surface.

Spikeweed

Chomper deploys a Spikeweed, which snare zombies that step on it, making it defenseless from its adversaries and hung upside-down (deals 25x2 damage) for a short period of time or until being vanquished. Any zombies using improvised armor will have their armor destroyed by being caught in a Spikeweed, leaving them vulnerable. The Spikeweed can be damaged and destroyed by zombies. The player can have three Spikeweeds.

Super Sticky Goop

An alternate ability of Goop, Super Sticky Goop renders an enemy zombie unable to move, with the same reduced turn speed as normal goop. The downside is that the cool down is twice of the normal goop and its damage is halved.

Sprint Burrow

An alternate ability of Burrow, Sprint Burrow is just like Burrow, but faster and leaves the player underground with a shorter time.

Spiky Spikeweed

An alternate ability of Spikeweed, Spiky Spikeweed does increased damage to zombies caught for a total of 70 damage (35x2 damage). The downside is that only two can be stockpiled at a time, versus the regular three.

Cheesy Goop (GW exclusive)

An alternate ability of Goop that is orange in color, Cheesy Goop does double damage but recharges half as fast.

Chesterweed (GW exclusive)

An alternate ability of Spikeweed, Chesterweed is identical to Spiky Spikeweed except for its orange appearance. The player can only have two Chesterweeds.

Rainbow Warp (GW2, Unicorn Chomper only)

The Unicorn Chomper dashes forwards quickly, similar to the Scientist's Warp. It is exclusive to the Unicorn Chomper and replaces the Burrow ability.

Chomp Cannon (GW2 Exclusive)

The Chomp Cannon does not goop zombies, but rather deals a great amount of damage. This is useful for attacking Foot Soldiers on the rooftops.


Weapon Upgrades

HotRodChomperUpgrade

Description about the Hot Rod Chomper's weapon upgrades

Supercharged Turbo

Movement speed increased due to addition of a supercharged turbo.

Super Combustion Intestines

Digests Zombies in a very Hot-Roddy manner, allowing for faster digestion.

Reinforced Chassis

A reinforced chassis boosts the health of Hot Rod Chomper.

Strategies

As

You can use the extra speed to make a quick getaway to a Sunflower or to quickly chase a player down without the use of Burrow. Try to take advantage of speed such as dodging bullets side to side however do not try this while running from a Engineer. The speed also allows you to get almost as fast as Peashooter's Hyper.

Against

Try to use abilities that can help you go faster such as, Scientist's Warp, Foot Soldier's Rocket Jump or Rocket Leap, Engineer's Turbo Jackhammer or Jackhammer or the All-Star's Sprint Tackle or Ultra Tackle. However Sprint Tackle is not recommendable as the Hot Rod Chomper can possibly live and end up getting knocked back to safety.

Gallery

Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare

Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2

Trivia

  • He appears in a promotional image as seen above. The "Need for Seed" in the image is a pun for Need for Speed, a racing game developed by Electronic Arts.
    • The origin of the pun was from a fan that wondered what was next for a plant-based pun on June 2013, and PopCap replied that it was a brilliant idea.
  • He is the only plant based on a car, and one of only two based on machines. The other is Future Cactus.
  • He is one of the five Chomper variants whose stem and leaves have different colors. The others being Count Chompula, Armor Chomper, Chester Chomper, and Chomp Thing.
  • His speed boost makes him as fast as a Peashooter using Hyper, making him the fastest plant without using any abilities.
  • His Chomp has a special sound effect similar to Armor Chomper.
  • Hot Rod Chomper is redesigned in Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2. His appearance is mostly the same except for his mouth. It now has a black chrome color with the teeth not being chrome but white instead.
  • Hot Rod Chomper was given a new movement animation along with Disco Chomper, this animation can be seen when either of these Chompers achieve the condition that makes them move faster than normal. The player can also see this animation done by other Chompers by activating the Speed Boost Craziness option in a private match.
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Abilities
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Sunflower
Chomper
Cactus
Citron
Rose
Kernel Corn
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Abilities
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