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

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

Published: 7/Jun/2018 1:37 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:04

by Joe O'Brien


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.


Insane Overwatch Wrecking Ball Tracer combo obliterates enemy teams

Published: 20/Oct/2020 0:14

by Michael Gwilliam


Overwatch players looking to find some new synergy between two unlikely heroes should look no further than a lethal combination with Tracer and Wrecking Ball.

Wrecking Ball can be one of the most annoying heroes in the game to deal with, constantly booping people away while remaining in his ball form.


Meanwhile, Tracer can do very much of the same, buzzing in the backline, harassing supports and just being a general menace to deal with thanks to her Blinks, Recall and small hit box.

Together, the threat of Tracer and Wrecking Ball can really dominate uncoordinated teams, but with a little coordination on their own part, the two can destroy entire groups with a neat ultimate attack.

Wrecking Ball piledrives enemies on Junkertown
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Wrecking Ball can be a major threat in the back line.

As demonstrated by Twitch streamer ‘rene_ow,’ the Masters ranked Hammond player spotted a pack of enemies all grouped up on the Busan map.

After grappling to go in for a major boop on the four, the player’s allied Tracer blinked in and stuck her Pulse Bomb on the McCree.

With the McCree booped into the rest of the adversaries, the result ended up being a massive quad kill, with both supports and DPS heroes on the enemy team eliminated swiftly.


The insane combo was well-received by the team, which celebrated the quad kill. “That was nuts!” they cried with glee.

Perhaps the best part of this combo is that you don’t need the stick to connect. In theory, you can have Wrecking Ball knock the enemies towards Tracer or her Pulse Bomb radius to secure the frags.

This type of team play may take some serious effort to get right, but if you have a partner you synergize well with, it’s always possible that this combination can help you win Overwatch games, and rank up in style.