Though much of the action is based on the ground, boss mode allows a player to take control of an overworld view of the battlefield (a mode similar to Battlefield 4's Commander Mode). The boss can provide aid for teammates or even drop an airstrike to wipe out the enemy.
Garden Warfare is mainly focused towards multiplayer, whether that be a mass 24-player competitive brawl or a 2-player split-screen mode. Memorable characters from the Plants vs Zombies series make an appearance. The Peashooter and Sunflower return for the plants whilst zombies such as the football zombie will return as the 'All-Star'.