There’s a double XP weekend taking place proper now in Overwatch 2, the first of three deliberate occasions supposed as an apology for the sport’s troubled launch.
The sport’s first double XP weekend is live proper now, and can run till 7PM BST on October 24. The occasion will reward gamers with double XP, to stage their means up by means of the sport’s considerably controversial battle move. The double XP will solely be awarded for match completions, nonetheless.
If you don’t have time for Overwatch 2 this weekend, don’t fret. The subsequent double XP weekend is simply across the nook, working from October 28 to October 31. If that doesn’t work for you, there’s an extended wait for the third and last apology occasion which runs from November 24 to November 28. As with this weekend’s occasion, they are going to start and finish on the identical time – 7PM BST.
The double XP weekend leads fairly properly into the sport’s first seasonal occasion, Junkenstein’s Revenge: Wrath of the Bride, which begins on October 25 and brings a brand new four-player PvE mode in addition to seasonal skins.
Overwatch 2 developer Blizzard beforehand introduced that it might be working three double XP occasions as an apology for the sport’s remarkably rocky launch. Since the sport first launched on October 4, it has been plagued with points – from DDoS assaults stopping gamers from logging into the sport within the first few days after launch to Blizzard having to quickly disable a number of heroes to be able to handle bugs within the sport. Players have additionally complained about each the sport’s monetisation mannequin in addition to its cell verification system.
The developer has needed to do fairly a little bit of apologising as it really works to stablise the sport. Blizzard is additionally providing gamers freebies as a means of constructing amends, providing them a free weapon appeal and legendary pores and skin. Anyone who logs into the sport between October 25 and the tip of season one will obtain a model new Cursed Captain Reaper legendary pores and skin in addition to a well being pack weapon appeal.
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