Overwatch Double XP event this weekend: Here’s when it starts in your region Overwatch Double XP event this weekend: Here’s when it starts in your region
Overwatch players can cap off the game's one-year Anniversary event with a Double XP weekend kicking off in a few days. Overwatch Double XP event this weekend: Here’s when it starts in your region

Overwatch players can cap off the game’s one-year Anniversary event with a Double XP weekend kicking off in a few days.

This will be the first time a Double XP event has taken place for Overwatch, and comes after a long campaign by the community to bring such a feature to the game.

Overwatch‘s Double XP weekend will reward you double XP — obviously — throughout the match. This will help you work towards Anniversary loot boxes and those awesome dancing emotes, which unfortunately are locked to the event itself: once it ends, you won’t be able to find them in loot boxes.

XP is doubled rather broadly: each specific statistic is doubled before a total doubled tally is finalised.

The bonus will apply to nearly 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

Only “First Win of Day” bonus isn’t doubled, which makes sense considering that’s already a very generous 1500 XP.

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Here’s when the Double XP weekend takes place in your part of the world.

North America

 

  • 5:00 p.m. PDT on June 8
  • 6:00 p.m. MDT on June 8
  • 7:00 p.m. CDT on June 8
  • 8:00 p.m. EST on June 8
  • 8:00 p.m. AST on June 8
  • 9:00 p.m. BRT on June 8
  • 9:30 p.m. NDT on June 8
  • 8:00 a.m. SGT on June 9
  • 10:00 a.m. AEST on June 9
  • 12:00 p.m. NZST on June 9

Europe

  • 01:00 BST on June 9
  • 02:00 CEST on June 9
  • 03:00 MSK on June 9

Asia and Australasia 

  • 10:00 a.m. AEST on June 9
  • 08:00 a.m. CST on June 9
  • 09:00 a.m. KST on June 9
  • 09:00 a.m. JST on June 9

Gaetano Prestia Editor in Chief

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