The first batch of DLC for Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare rolled out last week, and it seems the Garden Variety Pack was a bit of a mixed bag. On one hand: Free! Adds cool stuff! …on the other: Breaks the game! Happily, PopCap is busily working to fix the second of those, while leaving the first one alone.
For some gamers, the launch of the new DLC heralded a new age of gaming, where Garden Warfare crashed and took down the entire console. PopCap, understandably, is not too pleased with the situation, and has been working overtime to fix the issue.
An official statement from publisher EA explains:
With the launch of Garden Variety content last week, some players reported experiencing stability and connectivity issues with PvZ Garden Warfare. As of late last week the team had deployed fixes to address many of these issues on both Xbox One and Xbox 360. However, Wallnut Hills and Driftwood Shores Gardens & Graveyards maps remain disabled on Xbox 360 while the team works on resolving a stability issue specific to those maps. We are expecting to be able to bring these maps back online in the very near future.
The Xbox One version was reportedly (mostly) fixed late last year, but the Xbox 360 issues still run rampant.
Justin Wiebe, creative director at the studio, has been playing tech support via Twitter, and his latest update is hopeful:
Got word the X360 patch is approved and sounds like it will be deployed tonight. By tomorrow morning all should be well!
Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare is out now on Xbox 360 and Xbox One, with a PC version in the works. For our review on the game, stay tuned to Player Attack!