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Boss Battle

Enter the Mystery Portal and Defeat a Boss Hunt on Normal Difficulty

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WARNING: In order to unlock Hard & Craaazy achievements for Boss
Hunt, you must complete the difficulty that comes before it for each individual Boss Hunt to even play on Hard or Craaazy

To get this achievement you must complete the Mystery Portal game mode Boss Hunt on Normal difficulty. Unfortunately the game mode is not always available to be played. To see when the next game mode for the Mystery Portal, keep an eye on to see when it opens again.

You will want to group up with liked minded individuals that you can communicate with for the higher difficulties, doing it with randoms is only really feasible on Normal difficulty but can still be a challenge. To group up for this game mode, you must party up in the Backyard Battleground, you cannot do it in the game mode otherwise you will be paired up with randoms.

Plant Team Strategy

Your Team setup should include at least 2 Sunflowers, the rest depends on the players.
Characters to avoid using are:
-All Chompers: As a Chomper you have no long range capabilities (except Yeti Chomper but I'd still say avoid it) and with being up close you will take enormous amounts of damage, especially on higher difficulties.
-Most Cactus characters should be avoided because when the boss has appeared you must be very mobile. Future Cactus and Bandit Cactus if you are very good with them
-Single-shot characters (excluding Peashooters): Unless you are very good with them, it is best to go for their full auto version to not get overwhelmed by the smaller enemies.
-Party variants should be avoided unless you are very skilled with and have upgrades that make them better. Too weak statistically on their own.

Character Suggestions:
-Vampire: Using this variant and with having the Elite rank level 5's Vampiric upgrade you will be practically immortal as long as you keep firing at the boss. Using this variant you could swap in Dark Flower instead of Heal Flower to have another mini-fighter helping along
Stuffy: Every time you kill an enemy they will drop health for you or a teammate to pick up. Fire very fast, has 40 clip and surprisingly accurate.
Fire/Power: Fire provides Damage over time while Power helps killing smaller enemies

Fire/Toxic: Provides excellent damage over time
Ice: Able to freeze enemies and slow the boss down a bit
Commando: Full auto firing can be very helpful

All Other Plants you can use any variant, but the elemental variants will be a lot more useful in the long run.

Sasquatch Boss Hunt
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Yeti King (Ran from January 26, 2017 - January 29, 2017)
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Zombie Team Strategy

Your team should consist of at least two Scientists, the two other characters are dependent on what they are best with.

Characters to avoid:
-Zoologist - has way too short of range to be useful
-Chemist - While very powerful, also has too short of range to be useful or becomes to risky.
-Pirates - same thing as Cactus since they are part sniper or need to be close with their Scattershot
-Tank Commander & Scuba Soldier- unless you have the reload upgrades, it will fire too slow to be useful
-Roadie Z - Need to be close up to be useful
-Party Variants should be passed over unless they are fairly leveled and have quite a few upgrades

Characters best to go for:
- Fire and Toxic variants will be helpful for damage over time for the best and some aoe depending on the variant.
-Electric variants are good for taking out groups of minions
-Ice Variants will freeze minions and slow down the boss.

Scientist tip: It's best to have the heal ball instead of the sticky explodey ball in this mode.

Spooky Squash Boss Hunt (ran fromOct 27 2016 - Oct 30 2016)
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The Brothers Gnomus (ran from November 24 2016 - November 27 2016)
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I will update this solution if there are any changes to this mode.
If you give a negative, please comment with feedback, thank you.
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Malazan Just a quick tip. When the Sasquatch is trying to burg, you will see him burrow into the ground like a Chomper. You can see where his burrowing goes and when all the hamburgers are gone you can follow him burrowing to the garden you need to raise. It's really not obvious and can be quite easy to lose in all the chaos.
Posted by Malazan on 06 Oct 16 at 11:38
Seitzz Yeah, don't even try normal with randoms. You can do everything to carry your team with a sunflower and they still suck, don't get kills, don't play the objective, and go down. Not worth it unless you are only playing to get familiar with the map.
Posted by Seitzz on 13 Feb 19 at 18:52
iBar13 So this is discontinued?
Posted by iBar13 on 22 Aug 19 at 02:28
Seitzz For the time being, yes. Although there has been rumor that there may be a possible permanent boss hunt playlist coming.
Posted by Seitzz on 22 Aug 19 at 09:03
ZiMba 4 LiFE II I just checked the schedule posted on but there is not information for the whole month only until 2nd of September
Posted by ZiMba 4 LiFE II on 04 Sep 19 at 16:48
Seitzz Someone in the thread for boss hunt mentioned they got an in game calendar and it was just a combination of super mix modes and community challenges. So nothing for September.
Posted by Seitzz on 04 Sep 19 at 17:10
Seitzz Actually, the calendar must've just gone up. Mercado posted that the calendar does indeed show a Boss Hunt from September 24-30. Let's just hope it's accurate for once.
Posted by Seitzz on 04 Sep 19 at 17:41
BADBOYBONY I hope it's true that it's coming back on September 24.
Posted by BADBOYBONY on 08 Sep 19 at 17:34
Wookiee Hairem I missed it does that mean it's done forever or will they be bringing these back again more regularly?
Posted by Wookiee Hairem on 03 Oct 19 at 01:45
Seitzz You didn't miss anything. It hasn't been here since January of this year.
Posted by Seitzz on 03 Oct 19 at 02:18
Seitzz Some people have gotten responses from the devs for PvZ 2.

"...So I then went to the PopCap team and asked them, and while they aren't ready to give an exact date, they heard you loud and clear and they will give GW2 players another chance at Boss Hunts in the next few months."

Just no definitive dates.
Posted by Seitzz on 03 Oct 19 at 02:19
Dark Gorlami Why people are so stupid about fighting the Spooky Squash Boss ? T_____T
Posted by Dark Gorlami on 05 Nov 19 at 23:45
SweetArkhane @Dark Goriami I'm amazed by how they do not understand gameplay mechanics...
First time I play this mode, it was not so hard to figure out what to do ><
Posted by SweetArkhane on 06 Nov 19 at 10:59
BONECOLLECTOR88 Question so if I join a friends game who has hard unlocked and I only have normal and do the hard mode do I get the achievement for hard?
Posted by BONECOLLECTOR88 on 06 Nov 19 at 19:14
SweetArkhane You choose the difficulty when you plant the seed (3 different seeds for each difficulty).
And you get the achievement related to the seed you planted.
Posted by SweetArkhane on 06 Nov 19 at 19:48
rippercito Trying to set a session but no one seems to know what to do. Still need the 3 cheevos add me if you can do it on Sunday. Live in europe by the way so remember, I have not created a session due to my location. GT rippercito. Send me a text about PVZ2
Posted by rippercito on 09 Nov 19 at 19:58