Overwatch’s birthday celebrations continue on in spectacular fashion, with Blizzard announcing a double XP event this coming weekend. Starting on Thursday evening (US time), and lasting through until Monday, players will benefit from this increased rate to allow you to climb up the levelling ladder a bit faster. This is particularly good news considering that the Legendary loot drops are actually far rarer than they have been previously, as you’ll be finding yourself opening the next one much quicker than you may be used to.
The bonus applies to practically all sources of in-game XP including:
- Time spent in a match
- Completing a match
- Completing consecutive matches
- Winning a match
- Backfilling a match in progress
- Earning medals
It will also stack with existing group and IGR bonuses, leaving the only source not boosted as the First Win of the Day bonus. The launch is simultaneous worldwide, and those of us not in the Americas will have to stay up quite late on Thursday to enjoy the launch but will also have more play time on Monday to enjoy it.