Overwatch Anniversary Event Concluding With A Double XP Weekend

Even though Overwatch’s huge anniversary event is soon drawing to a close, Blizzard is making [...]


Even though Overwatch's huge anniversary event is soon drawing to a close, Blizzard is making sure that it goes out with a bang, as it's announced a big double XP weekend to close out the ceremonies.

The publisher confirmed that it will be holding this double XP weekend event starting tomorrow, June 8th, and running through Monday, June 12th. During this time, you'll be able to earn double XP across a number of scenarios, such as spending time in a match, finishing up a match, finishing consecutive matches, winning a match, joining in a match in progress and earning medals. You'll also be able to stack up various bonuses with existing group and IGR bonuses. But not First Win of the Day bonuses, since you'll be earning enough through those as it is.

The event starts tomorrow at 5 PM PDT and runs through the 12th at 11:59 PM PDT. That gives you ample opportunity to not only clean up on XP, but also on those Anniversary Loot Boxes that you may have missed out on, if you didn't pick them all up already.

To help let you know just when the event will be starting in your area, Blizzard has posted this handy road map that marks just when your times begin in certain areas, including New York, Los Angeles, Sao Paulo, Paris, London, Moscow, Seoul, Taipei, Singapore and Sydney. Considering its worldwide popularity, it just makes sense to see it broken down like this, so you don't have to wait and see when you can earn some extra double XP.

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The past few weeks have been a whirlwind for Overwatch fans, with the launch of the anniversary event and the introduction of a new map called the Horizon Lunar Colony, which is currently making the rounds through the PTR server. It hasn't been announced for public play just yet, but with E3 around the corner next week, we could get more details soon.

In the meantime, enjoy a few rounds of Overwatch weekend and stock up on that XP. You want those loot boxes, don't you?

Overwatch is available now for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.