Blizzard has shared today that it is planning on celebrating Overwatch’s first anniversary with a double XP weekend this coming weekend.
From June 8th till June 12th (9th for us in the UK) every activity on Overwatch will award players with double the experience. This also coincides with the Anniversary loot boxes being removed from the ingame store once the event ends, so this is your final chance to unlock those anniversary skins for your favourite hero.
The official statement from Blizzard reads:
Your power grows stronger…
It’s been an incredible year, and we’re so thankful you were a part of it. To celebrate our first Overwatch Anniversary together—and the community that made it all possible (that’s you!)—all players who log in this weekend on PC, PlayStation 4, or Xbox One will receive double experience.
This 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
It will also stack multiplicative with existing group and IGR bonuses. The only experience it will not affect is your First Win of the Day bonus—which will remain at 1500 XP.
The event is due to kick off in the UK at 01:00 on June 9th