Hard Mode is a gamemode in Plants vs Zombies 2: It's About Time (GMXX Version). It is unlocked after completing every level in the game, and can be accessed from the main menu. Beginning a game in Hard Mode will put that game in a seperate profile.

Differences From Normal Mode

Hard Mode increases the difficulty of Plants vs Zombies 2 dramatically. Below are some differences between it and the normal mode of the game.

  • Sun falls less often.
  • Zombies start coming much faster, and come in larger groups.
  • The amount of zombies needed to kill to obtain upgrades are much higher.
  • The amount of keys needed to unlock a key gate is much higher.
  • Plants cannot be leveled up.
  • Plant Food disappears almost immediately if not picked up.
  • Plant Food is much rarer.
  • All levels have an extra flag added to them.
  • All Zombots have an additional phase.
  • World Keys are obtained after the Boss Battles.
  • Everything in the shop costs twice as much.
  • Lawnmowers do not kill Gargantuars.
  • Coin Bags contain silver coins.
  • Lawnmowers drop silver coins.
  • Plants on the lawn at a level's start do not give sun when shoveled.
  • Day X of each world also requires 10,000 coins to access.
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