Just bought the game today for my 5 year old daughter. I am having the same problem that these people had over 3 years ago. So I do have an internet connection. But not an XBox Gold account. Why can’t I play the solo mode with just internet connection only?
It looks like ya’ll recognized and fixed the problem/issue when you came out with Plants Vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2
Can I play on my own?
For the first time, we’re introducing a unique solo play experience where you can play every single game mode either by yourself against AI, or with the help of a friend in local split screen. We’ll have more details on what else you can expect from solo play very soon!
Will I need Xbox Live Gold or PS+ to play the game?
You will not need Xbox Live Gold or PS+ to play the game. All local play features (solo play and local split screen), can be experienced with an internet connection only. If you want to jump online to play with friends you will require Xbox Live Gold or PS+.
So if you can acknowledge the foul-up for that and fix if for the future games. I think since the product is still on the market EA needs to make it right for the rest of community that puts money in EA pockets by patching or whatever you need to do to give the original Plants Vs. Zombies Garden Warfare game the ability to play single player just as the Part 2 can.