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For details on the major 1.7 update, see Plants vs. Zombies 2/Version 1.7.

This page records all the updates in Plants vs. Zombies 2. The game may be updated at any time, opening new features and fixing or adding glitches that can be encountered during the game.

2012

  • August 20: Plants vs. Zombies 2 was announced.

2013

  • January 16, A release date was announced: June 30, 2013.
  • May 6. A new release date was announced: July, 2013. The name Plants vs. Zombies 2: It's About Time was revealed and the first trailer was released on YouTube.
  • June 3: Another YouTube trailer was made, which let people find out that PopCap was making the game to be released first on iOS and Android, and on other platforms later on. The said trailer featured Crazy Dave preparing to go back in time.
  • June 13: Three "secret transmissions" from the game were publicly revealed, one for each area (Ancient Egypt, Pirate Seas, Wild West)
  • June 26: PopCap Games announced that Plants vs. Zombies 2 will be delayed to later in the summer. The first Behind the Brainz video - What's New was released.
  • July 9: PopCap soft released the game to Australia and New Zealand.
  • July 24: The fourth secret transmission has was released, introducing the Power Ups to the game.
  • August 2: The first update for the game, the 1.1 update, was released.
  • August 5: The second Behind the Brainz video - New Worldz was released.
  • August 7: The fifth secret transmission was publicly revealed, yet again featuring the Wild West world.
  • August 8: An update for the app was released, adding a teaser for Far Future.
  • August 10: Started development under Far Future.
  • August 13: The third Behind the Brainz video - New Plants was released.
  • August 14: The fourth Behind the Brainz video - New Zombies was released.
  • August 15: The game was released worldwide for iOS devices.
  • August 26: The 1.2 update for the app was released to fix some bugs.
  • September 10: The 1.3 update for the app was released to fix some bugs.
  • September 12: PopCap soft released the game for Android to China and says that the game will come out for Android (worldwide) the coming fall.
  • October 23: The 1.5 update was released for iOS, adding improved graphics, Piñata Party, and introducing a victory theme for the Ultimate Battle sound track.
  • October 23: The game was released for Android devices worldwide.
  • November 8: The 1.6 update was released for iOS and Android, tweaking Piñata Party alerts.
  • December 3: A soft release of the 1.7 update was released for some users only.
  • December 11: The 1.7 update was released worldwide for iOS and Android devices, which added a new map design, Turbo Button to speed up the game, Gargantuars, and changed gameplay speed and sun values. This was so far the biggest update in the game.
  • December 23: The 1.8 update was released for iOS translating the Piñata Party alerts.
  • December 24: The 5 Days of Feastivus began, with a new Piñata Party level every day (from 12/24 through 12/29) with a winter theme.

2014

  • January 28: Info about the Dr. Zomboss fights was released.
  • January 29: The 1.9 update was soft released, adding the Dr. Zomboss level in Ancient Egypt.
  • February 5: The 1.9 update was officially released in the Google Play Store and the App Store.
  • March 6: The 2.0 update was released, bringing back Dr. Zomboss in Pirate Seas.
  • March 27: The 2.1.1 update along with Far Future world was released. Zen Garden also returned in this update.
  • April 30: Far Future Zomboss level was released. Some Zombies got new birthday costumes.
  • May 1: The 2.2 update was released. Birthdayz Parties began, with a new Piñata Party everyday until the end of May and had a birthday party theme, and the release of the Far Future Zomboss.
  • May 29: The 2.3 update was released with bug fixes and "polishing up" for the game.
  • June 10: Dark Ages: Part 1 gameplay footage was released, along with photos leaked from vandal.net.
  • June 19: The first Dark Ages Piñata Party became available, as well as the addition of the premium plant Hypno-shroom.
  • June 20: PopCap started development under Big Wave Beach.
  • June 24: The 2.4.1 update along with Dark Ages: Part 1 was released.
  • June 26: Magnet-shroom was confirmed to make a reappearance.
  • July 1: Advertisements for Dark Ages: Part 2 were released.
  • July 22: A new premium plant: Pea-nut, was released in the store.
  • July 24: New Piñata Parties were released, featuring plants and zombies from Dark Ages: Part 2.
  • July 24: Dark Ages: Part 2 trailer and Dev Diary videos were released.
  • July 25: The 2.5.1 update was soft released on some Android devices.
  • July 29: The 2.5.1 update along with Dark Ages: Part 2 was released worldwide.
  • August 1: The 2.6.1 update was released along with improving game stability.
  • August 27: A video about the upcoming, returning from Plants vs. Zombies game mode called Vasebreaker was released.
  • August 28: The 2.7.1 update was soft released for some Android devices, which features Vasebreaker.
  • September 2: The 2.7.1 update, which added Vasebreaker to the game, was officially released in Google Play and the App Store.
  • September 25:The 2.8.3 update was released only for iOS, containing fixes, improvements, and support for iOS 8.
  • September 30: PopCap announced an upcoming new Dev Diary.
  • October 4: Big Wave Beach: Part 1 trailer was released, featuring the return of the Chomper and seven new zombies.
  • October 7: Chomper became available in the in-game store to start off the teasers for Big Wave Beach starting the day after.
  • October 8: The Big Wave Beach: Part 1 teaser Piñata parties were released.
  • October 9: The 2.9.1 update was soft released on some Android devices, along with the release of Big Wave Beach.
  • October 13: A Dev Diary about Big Wave Beach Part 1 was released.
  • October 14: The 2.9.1 update was officially released on the App Store and Google Play Store. This version brings in the Big Wave Beach Part 1, a costume-changer, and a limited-time premium plant, Ghost Pepper.
  • October 24: The Lawn of Doom Piñata Parties were released.
  • November 2: Big Wave Beach: Part 2 trailer was released, featuring new plants and new zombies.
  • November 4: Ghost Pepper was removed from the in-game store, and replaced with Homing Thistle, which costs 109 gems.
  • November 5: A new Dev Diary, featuring Big Wave Beach Part 2, was released through a video of Part 264 of Zack Scott's gameplay on Plants vs. Zombies 2. The 3.0.1 update was also soft released on some Android devices.
  • November 6: The Big Wave Beach: Part 2 teaser Piñata Parties were released, featuring Homing Thistle.
  • November 11: The 3.0.1 update was officially released on the App Store and the Google Play Store, with Big Wave Beach: Part 2 and the special-edition gem premium plant, Sweet Potato.
  • November 22: Big Wave Beach Part 2 Piñata Parties ended. Costumes for Lily Pad, Tangle Kelp, Bowling Bulb, Ghost Pepper, Homing Thistle and Guacodile were made available to be obtained.
  • November 26: The Food Fight Piñata Parties began, featuring Sweet Potato.
  • December 2: The Food Fight Piñata Parties ended. The 3.1.1 update was soft released on some Android devices, featuring Sap-fling.
  • December 3: The 3.1.1 update was released worldwide for Google Play and iTunes.
  • December 19: 18 Days of Feastivus Piñata Parties began.

2015

  • January 6: 18 days of Feastivus has ended, but the Frostbite Caves teaser parties began, along with the Dev Diary posted. Hurrikale was available in store.
  • January 7: A new trailer of Frostbite Caves was posted on the channel.
  • January 8: Soft release of 3.2.1 was available on some Android devices.
  • January 13: Frostbite Caves was officially released to Google Play and iTunes.
  • February 3: PopCap posted Valenbrains trailer on their channel.
  • February 4: The Valenbrainz Piñata Party event begins.
  • February 14: The Valenbrainz event ends.
  • February 17: Fire Peashooter became available in the in-game store for 109 gems. Also, Hurrikale changed prices from 129 gems to 99 gems.
  • February 18: Frostbite Caves Part 2 Piñata Party starts. The trailer for Frostbite Caves Part 2 was released.
  • February 19: Frostbite Caves Part 2 was soft released to the Google Play store and Android devices.
  • February 24: Frostbite Caves Part 2 was officially released to Google Play and iTunes. Prior to this update, plants that need real life money or gems to be bought now have a gold lock or a gem on its seed packet instead of a normal metal lock.
  • March 10: The Luck O’ The Zombie Piñata Party event begins. Also, the special edition plants are back for sale until the end of these Party events.
  • March 11: The store was redone, adding the limited time plants and a new tab to purchase costumes.
  • March 19: The Luck O’ The Zombie event ended.
  • March 20: The 3.4.4 update was soft released to certain devices.
  • March 24: The 3.4.4 update was officially released on Android and iOS. The Springening Piñata Party event began, with the new plant, Dandelion.
  • April 9: The Springening Piñata Party event ended.
  • April 15: A Piñata Party event sponsored by the insurance company Progressive began.
  • April 30: A Dev Diary was released to showcase the Travel Log.
  • May 5: The Birthdayz Piñata Parties began. The 3.5.1 update was also released, including the Travel Log.
  • May 14: The Birthdayz Piñata Party event ended.
  • May 22: The Lost City Part 1 trailer was released, featuring new plants and new zombies.
  • May 26: The Lost City Part 1 Sneak Peek Piñata Parties started, along with the premium plant Lava Guava.
  • May 27: The Lost City Part 1 Dev Diary was released, showcasing many new features in the Lost City Part 1 update.
  • May 28: The soft release for Lost City Part 1 became available to Android users.
  • June 2: The 3.6.1 update, featuring Lost City Part 1, was released worldwide.
  • June 21: Lost City Part 2 was announced and its trailer was released.
  • June 23: The 3.6.2 update was released with minor changes for some iOS devices only and a new premium plant, Toadstool was released for all devices. Also, the Lost City Part 2 Dev Diary was released.
  • June 25: Lost City Part 2 was soft released to Android devices.
  • June 30: The 3.7.1 update with Lost City Part 2 was officially released on Android and iOS.
  • July 7: The limited-time plants returned for a limited time. Pinata Parties were designed for each one of them.
  • July 25: The 3.8.1 update was soft released to Android devices.
  • July 28: The 3.8.1 update featuring the Summer Nights Piñata Parties and the new premium plant, Strawburst, was officially released on Android and iOS. Also, costumes for Pepper-pult, Tall-nut, Repeater, Winter Melon, Lightning Reed, Stallia and Gold Leaf were released. Finally, new repeatable quests for Wild West, Far Future and Dark Ages were released.
  • August 17: The Summer Nights Piñata Party event ended.
  • August 18: Neon Mixtape Tour Side A Sneak Peek Piñata Parties were released, along with the return of Cactus as a premium plant. In addition, Imitater was made purchasable for 159 gems for a limited time until August 25th and Strawburst was taken out of the store.
  • August 20: Neon Mixtape Tour Side A was soft released to Android devices.
  • August 22: The trailer for Neon Mixtape Tour Side A was released.
  • August 24: The Dev Diary of Neon Mixtape Tour Side A was released.
  • August 25: Neon Mixtape Tour, Side A, was released worldwide to Android and iOS devices. Premium plants got new seed packets and a new background. In addition, Squash was made purchasable for 159 gems for a limited time until September 1.
  • September 1: Torchwood was made purchasable for 179 gems for a limited time until September 16.
  • September 15: A video showcasing Electric Blueberry was released, also featuring two unreleased seed packets (Pirate Seas on Spikeweed and Dark Ages on Sun-shroom and Puff-shroom).
  • September 16: The Dev Diary for Neon Mixtape Tour Side B was released.
  • September 17: The Neon Mixtape Tour Side B sneak peek Pinata Parties were released. Neon Mixtape Tour Side B was soft released for some Android users.
  • September 22: The 4.0.1 update, along with Neon Mixtape Tour Side B, was officially released on iOS and Android.
  • October 6: The Progressive Pinata Party event started, giving x2 prizes (coins and gems) and 1 free replay.
  • October 13: The Progressive Pinata Parties ended.
  • October 15: The 4.1.1 update was soft released for certain Android users, including Lawn of Doom Pinata Parties and Jack O' Lantern. Also, plants gained from worlds outside Player's House gained their own seed packets with world-based backgrounds.
  • October 20: The 4.1.1 update was officially released to Android and iOS devices, bringing Jack O' Lantern, the recall button, the world-based seed packets, and new zapped sprites for Octo Zombie structured zombies.
  • October 21: The Lawn of Doom 2015 event began.
  • November 1: The Lawn of Doom 2015 event ended.
  • November 10: The new premium plant Grapeshot was added to the store, and Jack O' Lantern was removed.
  • November 11: The Jurassic Marsh Part 1 Piñata Parties began, featuring Grapeshot.
  • November 12: The Jurassic Marsh Part 1 update was soft released for certain Android users.
  • November 16: The Jurassic Marsh Part 1 Dev Diary was released.
  • November 17: Jurassic Marsh Part 1 was released.
  • November 18: Jurassic Marsh Part 1 Piñata Parties ended and Food Fight began.
  • December 1: Food Fight Parties end.
  • December 9: Jurassic Marsh Part 2 Piñata Parties began, featuring Cold Snapdragon.
  • December 15: Jurassic Marsh Part 2 was released, along with the Feastivus update.

2016

  • January 1: Feastivus Parties ended.
  • January 5: Modern Day Part 1 Piñata Parties began, featuring Shrinking Violet.
  • January 7: Modern Day Part 1 was soft released for certain Android users.
  • January 12: Modern Day Part 1 was released.
  • February 2: Valenbrainz Parties started.
  • February 11: Modern Day Part 2 was soft released for certain Android users. (4.5.1)
  • February 16: The Valenbrainz Parties ended and Modern Day Part 2 was released. (4.5.2)
  • March 8: Luck O' The Zombies 2016 Piñata Parties started and Jack O' Lantern returned to the store for a limited time.
  • March 17: Luck O' The Zombies 2016 Piñata Parties ended.
  • March 19: The 4.6 update featuring Epic Quests was soft released for certain Android users.
  • March 21: The 4.6 update was released worldwide. Springening Piñata Parties and Dandelion returned to the store for a limited time. Epic Quests were also released to the public.
  • March 22: Jack O´Lantern was removed from the store.
  • April 4: Springening Piñata Parties ended and Dandelion was removed from the store.
  • April 19: The 4.7 update was soft released for certain Android users. Also, the Birthdayz Piñata Parties has started.
  • April 26: The 4.7 update was released worldwide.
  • May 13: The 4.8 update was soft released, bringing the Wasabi Whip and the Time Twister event. In addition, the Birthdayz Piñata Parties have ended.
  • May 16: The 4.8 update was released worldwide.
  • May 21: The 4.9 update was released exclusively for the iOS devices in response to the bug with no content available in the in-game store.
  • June 16: The 5.0 update was soft released on Android, featuring the new plant Explode-O-Nut.
  • June 21: The 5.0 was officially released worldwide.
  • July 7: The Summer Nights 2016 ended.
  • July 21: The 5.1.1 update was released for Android, introducing Kiwibeast and putting Imitater and Dandelion on sale.
  • July 27: The 5.1.1 update was officially released worldwide, featuring Kiwibeast, Beghouled Beyond parties until August 10th, and the Aloe, Salut! Epic Quest.
  • August 10: Kiwibeast and Beghouled Beyond Parties have ended.
  • August 27: The 5.2.1 update was soft released for certain Android users, introducing Bombegranate.
  • August 30: The 5.2.1 update was released for Android.
  • September 23: The 5.3.1 update was soft released on some Android devices, introducing Apple Mortar.
  • September 27: The 5.3.1 update was released for Android.

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