Black Ops 2 offers double weapon XP in exchange for your bullets all this weekend


I used to think I could recognise all the correct symptoms of a rainbow – a bright afternoon peppered by showers, a black cat crossing the path of a lain-down cow – but too many conspicuously empty skies have blackened my reputation as a soothsayer. Now I only predict Black Ops 2 double XP weekends – much easier, as they’re far more frequent. And on a week that also sees the PC release of the new Uprising DLC? Inevitable.

“Don’t even think about resting those thumbs,” read a demanding Message of the Day in-game early this week. “Because Double Weapon XP weekend is coming this Friday.”

The event begins at 6pm GMT / 10am PDT this evening, and runs all the way through to 6pm GMT / 10am PDT on Monday.

It’s probably the most tangibly rewarding way to play Uprising’s four new competitive maps – Encore’s deserted London arena, Magma’s doomed Japanese village, Vertigo’s Indian mega-structure, and Studio’s Hollywood backlot. To ensure best results, you’d probably better listen to excitable Treyarch man David Vonderhaar bellow his way through some tactical advice:

Right. Have you assimilated enough of that info to make a go of it this weekend?

Thanks, VG247.