Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare (Xbox 360) achievements

Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare (Xbox 360)

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There are 65 Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare (Xbox 360) achievements (45 without DLC) worth 2,648 (1,500)

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The Last Second in Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare (Xbox 360)

The Last Second53 (25)

Defuse a Gnome Bomb with Less Than 3 Seconds Remaining

  • Unlocked by 4,577 tracked gamers (29% - TA Ratio = 2.11) 15,776  

Achievement Guide for The Last Second

XI AlphaMale IX
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XI AlphaMale IX
Achievement won on 18 Apr 14
TA Score for this game: 2,069
Posted on 18 April 14 at 20:08, Edited on 24 April 14 at 17:57
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There is absolutely no way around it - this achievement will take some luck.

If you play long enough, you'll probably just eventually do this, but if you're like me, you like to blaze through achievements, this included.

You need to be in the Gnome Bomb playlist, of course. The DLC is free, so download the Zomboss DLC if you haven't already. You must disarm an armed bomb when the bomb's timer is at less than 3 seconds.

What I did was play as normal, trying to win. But when the other team planted the bomb, I moved to it, if I wasn't already there. Sometimes the other team is very coordinated and there will be a good fight during the bomb countdown. This is what you want. If a straggler arms the bomb, he'll get quickly picked off and your teammates will take care of the defusing. Good for your team, but not for this achievement.

Once it's armed, stay back! The other team will almost innately start attacking everything that touches the garden/graveyard. You want to pick off those players. I used the Peashooter for plant and Tank Commander (unlockable foot soldier alt) for zombie because of the splash damage. They're usually grouped together. Plus, you have the chili bomb or gas grenade at your disposal. Both can be very helpful here.

Do your best to take out any and all opposing players. It doesn't matter how many you take out or how many you don't, all you're waiting for is the timer to hit 10 seconds. Once it hits 10 seconds, run in and start disarming. Throw gas or a chili bomb first. Once you start disarming, you can keep shooting for extra protection. Since my right thumb is holding B, I slide my left thumb over to the right stick to aim.

Your best bet is probably with a garden/graveyard closest to your own team's spawn, as you're more likely to have backup. Try to defuse the back (facing enemy's spawn) of the garden/graveyard to stay as hidden as possible while defusing. (Comments suggest the garden closest to plant spawn on Sharkbite Shores or Suburban Flats are the easiest places to get a good spot and give you the best chance at a sneaky defusing.)

As I pointed out earlier, you're going to need luck. But I do feel this is the best way to approach this achievement to reduce the amount of luck needed. The achievement pops right after it's disarmed.
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