‘Overwatch’ Double XP Event: When Does It End?


If you’ve payed any attention to Overwatch this month, you’ve probably realized the Anniversary Event was going on. The event has given players the chance open Anniversary Event Loot Boxes with the chance of getting new legendary skins, new emotes and a handful of other items all while celebrating Overwatch’s first birthday. They grow up so fast, don’t they?

To wrap up the final weekend of the Anniversary Event, Blizzard has added in a Double XP event just for good measure. The Double XP event wraps up this Monday, June 12 at 11:59 p.m. PT/ 2:59 a.m. ET on Tuesday, June 13 for Xbox One, PS4 and PC. If you want to make the most out of your double XP and get those loot boxes, you’re best off grouping up with a friend, since more experience is gained with a group. Make sure to get on Overwatch some time this weekend if you want to collect those sweet loot boxes. Remember, leveling up means more loot boxes which means more chances for those legendary skins and emotes.

The Double XP bonus applies to the following:

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

In other Overwatch news, the ever ubiquitous Jeff Kaplan, Overwatch’s game director, announced three things on the Blizzard forums last Thursday.. He has responded to criticism regarding the Mystery Heroes mode and wants to hear feedback from the community regarding the hero composition of the mode. As it is right now, players are able to end with five D.Va’s on their team, which obviously isn’t ideal for victory.

Kaplan also said punishments are coming to players who consistently quit matches in the Competitive Play mode. A system could possibly be implemented that bans repeat offenders from Competitive Play permanently. Yeesh!

We have also learned that Lucio could have another skin on the way in the future. Revealed in The Art of Overwatch, Lucio has a skin that never reached the game but Kaplan says they might consider adding it as a skin.

Did you enjoy this year’s Overwatch Anniversary Event? Let us know in the comments.