Blizzard is kicking off the first Double XP weekend event of the year with Overwatch 2 to promote the all-new Battle for Olympus game mode.
Blizzard plans to kick off the new year with its first official event Overwatch 2 Double XP weekend 2023 to celebrate the launch of a brand new game mode: Battle for Olympus. Fans of the popular online shooter should find out that it will help them a lot in completing the Season 2 Battle Pass.
This will be the fourth Double XP Weekend event since the free-to-play launch date in October 2022. At the time, Blizzard started the event as a way of apologizing to players for Overwatch 2mess on the day of release, such as server disconnections caused by a huge number of players trying to log in, coupled with multiple DDoS attacks.
Fortunately, this time there are no such problems. According to Blizzard, the Double XP Weekend will run from January 6 – 11:00 PDT to January 9 – 11:00 PDT. As a result, Overwatch 2 players will only have a few days to take advantage of all the attractions of the event. However, please note that any Challenge XP or Recommendation XP will remain the same as only XP earned from playing matches will be doubled.
This Double XP event is used to celebrate and promote the latest Overwatch 2 game mode titled Battle for Olympus. From January 6 to January 19, a free-for-all matchup featuring seven champions, each with special skins inspired by Greek mythology and ultimates. Players will also have a chance to immortalize a champion of their choice as long as they achieve the highest overall kill count of the event. To commemorate their epic victory, a hero statue will be placed on the arena map in the Ruins of Ilios. Players can also complete special challenges to claim free rewards such as new titles, voice lines, and even skins.
Special events like these are always beneficial as they can encourage players to spend more time playing the game while allowing them to skip a significant portion of the required grind to max level Overwatch 2Battle Pass. Hopefully, this event will allow players to progress faster towards unlocking all of the season’s available goodies, including the Mythic Zeus Junker Queen Skin, which is available as a reward for reaching Tier 80 of the Premium Battle Pass.
Overwatch 2 is available on PC, Playstation 4, Playstation 5, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S.
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