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'Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2'

How to Unlock Torchwood and Hover Goat 3000

Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2

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Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2

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Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2

Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 is a third-person shooter game, developed by PopCap Games, created for Xbox One, Playstation 4, and Microsoft Windows. The game, released February 25th, 2016, is the sequel to Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare. There are many extras in this game, plus community challenges that make this game even more fun! This article is about how to unlock arguably the two most coveted characters in the Garden Warfare 2 world: Torchwood and Hover Goat 3000.

Torchwood and Hover Goat 3000

Torchwood is a plant class that is playable in Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2. He has the highest health at 275, excluding the Z-Mechs and Infinite Robots in the game. 

Hover Goat 3000 is a zombie class that is playable in Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2. His weapon contains 30 ammo and has a very fast firing rate.

To unlock the Torchwood and Hover Goat 3000, there are five locks on each chest that contain the characters. Each lock is 15 rainbow stars, which is 150 rainbow stars in total. To win these two characters, you must beat the Trials of Gnomus, located deep in the sewers.

Trials of Gnomus

The Trials of Gnomus must be completed in order to obtain Torchwood or Hover Goat 3000. There are four Trials of Gnomus to complete (yellow, green, red, and blue), and each key costs 50 rainbow stars, making the total number of stars to receive each key 200. Rainbow stars are the currency you use to unlock the 50 rainbow star chest in the Town Hall, which holds the keys you need to unlock each Gnomus Trial. You can obtain rainbow stars by competing in weekly challenges in the Town Hall portal, or you can trade seven regular stars for one rainbow star to the seagull located inside the Town Hall.

I am going to show you each trial and the best strategies on how to beat them as well as unlocking Torchwood and Hover Goat 3000. After you defeat each trial, jot down the code at the end of the trial. Go into the portal that just opened, open the chest, and jot down the code (NOTE: NOTICE WHERE THE EMPTY SPACES ARE). Then go back to the beginning half of the Gnomus Trials to drop down into the second level of the ruins and put in the code that you just jotted down at the end of each trial into the lever puzzle room. 

Blue Trial of Recollection

The Blue Trial of Recollection consists of you having to go from platform to platform remembering the symbols from each archway. I have to admit that I cheated horribly on this trial. My husband took a picture of each archway and recalled the symbols for me. It took me a few tries, but after using The Kernel, Peashooter, and finally the Imp, I was able to defeat this trial.

Red Trial of Hot Doom

The Red Trial of Doom consists of making it across rows of hot plates that interchange and become red, which means it's hot. This trial isn't the hardest one to me; however, it is quite challenging. With practice (maybe even your first try), the imp could beat this trial for you.

Green Trial of Balance

This is the Green Trial of Balance, opened with the Green Key of Agility. The object of this trial is to bounce from platform to balance beam within the allotted time. I used the imp on this trial and was able to beat it in one try. Don't forget to copy the code at the end of the completion of the trial and keep it handy!

Yellow Trial of Shooty Shooty

The Yellow Gnomus Trial key, the Yellow Key of Precision, may not be your last key, but this is where we're going to finish. The Yellow trial is called the Trial of Shooty Shooty. There's archways that have symbols that you have to shoot before the time runs out. It could be one target or two or more targets per archway, but after you clear them, you finish the Yellow Trial of Shooty Shooty.

Torchwood and Hover Goat 3000

After you defeat each color Gnome King, I hope you wrote down or took a picture of each code at the end of each trial. When you go into the portals where the codes have two symbols missing, you have to piece together the puzzle. In order to piece together the puzzle, you take each missing symbol and put them all together to make one code. So, for instance, if you have the first and third symbols missing in the red portal's code, and the second and fourth symbols are missing from the yellow portal's code, that means that whatever symbol that is missing goes into its corresponding place in the final code.

After you get your unique final code, you drop back down to where you fought the Gnome King and have to defeat what is called The Rainbow Gnome King. After you defeat him, the statue from the ruins will burst and another portal will appear. Inside this portal are two chests wrapped in five locks that can only be unlocked with fifteen rainbow stars each. This is the Torchwood and Hover Goat 3000's chests. Once you open them, you'll have your characters! Happy gaming!

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