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Get twice as many anniversary loot boxes in Overwatch this weekend


Overwatch has had a terrific first year and Blizzard feel like celebrating. Accordingly, their all-conquering hero shooter will close out its Anniversary event with a double XP weekend, and it kicks off tomorrow.

Here’s the lowdown on Overwatch’s Anniversary event.

“Nearly all sources of in-game XP” will be doubled, say Blizzard. That includes:

  • Time spent in a match
  • Completing a match
  • Completing consecutive matches
  • Winning a match
  • Backfilling a match in progress
  • Earning medals

The bonus will also stack with current group bonuses. The only XP that won’t be affected is your first win of the day bonus, which remains at 1,500 XP.

The bonus XP weekend starts on Thursday, June 8 (tomorrow) at 17:00 Pacific time (that’s 01:00 Friday in BST) and ends on Monday, June 12 at 23:59 Pacific (07:59 on Tuesday, BST).

Here’sBlizzard’s announcement, which has some more precise start times. Happy payload-pushing!