Plants vs Zombies 2 Key Farming Strategy

Getting more keys is important to unlock additional areas and brain teasers that unlock the gates to various boosts and “secret” plants. In this key getting guide, we will discuss the various ways that you can get the keys in each of the world as well as the best maps to farm them. With this guide, we will teach you how to obtain the extra keys.

Guide Index
How to Farm Keys
Yeti Key Farming

Farming for More PvZ2 Keys

The best way to farm keys is by killing higher level enemies in each of the worlds. In general, you can keep you playing the last level of each world as a quick way to do keys farming. The last stage usually features special delivery type of stage where you do not have to setup, and the enemies usually come in droves.

However, there are more stages where you can get more keys easily. The secret to get your Plants versus Zombies 2 keys lie in the “last stand” stages. Although we have provided the easiest way to farm for keys, it’s still farming and may take time. We estimate that you are able to get 1 key for every 4 attempts on average based on our own keys grinding sessions.

It should be noted that this the methods mentioned in this post is also the best way to farm for coins as well. Now we will list out the various “key farms” that you can take advantage of in the game. With these strategies, we are able to unlock all of our gated bonuses without spending any money with one afternoon of play (while writing these guides).

Ancient Egypt Keys Farm
The best stage to farm for keys is Ancient Egypt Last Stand level 1. You can setup two rows of bloomerang and 1 row of wall-nut. And you can leave the stage pretty much hands free to pick up any keys that drop. You may still have to be semi afk to buff up your wall-nuts with plant foods.

PvZ2 Ancient Egypt Last Stand 3 Freeze

Pirate Seas Keys Farm
To farm the pirate seas keys, you will head out to Pirate Seas Last Stand level 3. Last stand 3 only has two types of enemies, the swashbuckler zombie and the imp cannon. You can easily play this stage “hands free” by setting up an entire board of spikeweeds.

You can farm the keys while being semi afk, let all the imp cannon explodes on themselves while you collect the keys.

Pirate Seas Last Stand 3 Setup

Wild West Key Farm
The place stage to farm keys in Wild West chapter is through Wild West Last Stand Level 3. The reason is that the previous two stages require too much micromanagement to make sure that you move your rail road carts around. In stage 3, you really only have to control one to take down the pianists that are getting too close.

PvZ2 Wild West Last Stand 3 Victory

Yeti Key Farming

Always head over to the yeti “events” whenever they appear in the worlds. The yetis have a really high chance of dropping the items. The most important factor is to be able to kill yetis faster and efficiently. Never let yetis escape from your hunt.

Last Tip

Our last comment is that you should only start farming for the keys after you have gotten three star mastery in all the stages of the world. Most of the stages can be beat without the additional boosts from the locked gate stages.

Now if you really do not want to farm for the extra keys, you can always purchase the gate unlock with cash. After all, the developer has made it into a “free to play” game. Consider it as a tribute to the game developer. Although, if you have limited budget, we would really recommend to spend your money on the premium cash plants instead of unlocking the gates.

It isn’t hard to do simple key farming while watching tv or studying after all.


Comments

Plants vs Zombies 2 Key Farming Strategy — 15 Comments

  1. Just to clarify if anyone is still wondering; you don’t have to tap the key during the game. If you let it disappear, it will still add it to your total at the end, so once you set up you don’t need to keep your eye on it, except for the purpose of actually beating the level of course. 😛

  2. Tried Farming for Keys on the Pirates Last Stand 3, played it 20 times NO Key, only Silver Coins. Used your Method each time. Any Other Tips. I’ve collected All the Stars except for the the ones Locked behind Keys needed to Open. Thanks

  3. Does anyone know if keys will be lost if you don’t click on them? I am wondering how closely I have to watch and am not willing to lose a key to find out…

  4. Just a note about Pirate Seas Last Stand 3. Instead of all Spikeweeds, you can use two rows of Bloomerangs at the back, 1 row of Snapdragons, then a row of Wall-nuts up front. It’ll get you through the level quicker, and I find silver coins are dropped more frequently, though I have yet to see any keys.

    • Three Bomerangs do the job as well, instead of wallnuts and dragon etc.
      Also two rows of spikeweed is more than enough, !!!placed the first two rows in front of thr mowers!!! When the canon explode, imps get shot to the third row, so keep that in mind!!! Instead one row of the rockweed or how its called is fine too. Than u have a bit of money of if you get bored, you can plant while playing to experiment

  5. Ass Tony and Nevan just said, played the” pirate seas last stand lvl 3 ” over and over and over.. About 30 times now, not a single Key was dropped. It’s easier to wait for Pinata-party to win a key or a tressure Jeti, which can drop a bunch of Keys.

  6. I just found a cheat , change your time to 3 days advance and yeti will appear play it go to menu go to your settings advance the date in your settings and yeti will appear , just got 12 keys past hour magicall I spend 6 – 8 hours gameplay to get 1 but now I completed map 1 2 and now heading to last map nearly done

  7. done a cheat

    just advance your phone 3 4 days in settings
    yeti will appear , chance to get 3 keys

    then go to menu
    then go to settings advance your calendar setting to 3 4 days again’
    go back in game yeti challenge again i got 12 keys today withing an hour

    i used to get one every 2 3 days
    now i done act1 and act2 now act3 left

    thanks

  8. READ ABOVE HOW TO GET YETI EVENT AFTER YETI EVENT AND GET THE KEYS FAST

    THANKS GUYS REPLY IF USEFULL

    I DONE THIS ON MY IPHONE GGG

  9. 4RTH WORTH NOT UNLOCK ABLE YET??? I GOT LIKE 40 KEYS IN ACT1 GOT LIKE 5` KEYS IN ACT2 MISSING 9 KEY IN ACT3 BLOODYYETI APPEARS IN ACT1 AND ACT2 FOR HOURS GOT BORED

  10. Umm since I’ve started playing this on an iPod I have never seen any stars. Would this cost me my chances to unlock more keys?

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