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A Double-XP Weekend Will Close Out the Overwatch Anniversary Event

by Joe O'Brien

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A double-experience weekend is coming up for the final days of the Overwatch Anniversary event.

Overwatch players on all platforms will earn double experience from Friday, June 8th at 11:00am PDT until Monday, June 11th
at 11:59pm PDT.

Blizzard has been celebrating two years since the release of Overwatch in a number of ways, but the most significant for players themselves has been the anniversary in-game event.

The event brought with it a host of both old content and new, introducing new skins and a new map, as well as bringing back Brawls from previous events.

The event, which kicked off on May 22nd, is coming to a close on June 11th, but to close it out Blizzard is also adding a double-experience weekend so that players can get the most out of the final days of the Anniversary.

The double experience bonus will apply to nearly all forms of experience gain, including:

  • Time spent in a match
  • Completing a match
  • Completing consecutive matches
  • Winning a match
  • Backfilling a match in progress
  • Earning medals

In addition, the bonus will multiply with other certain other bonuses, such as group bonuses and IGR bonuses (those applied to games played from gaming hubs like PC bangs). The only major source of XP that won’t receive the double XP bonus is the first win bonus, which will remain at 1500XP.