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Diablo 4 developer Blizzard has announced a bonus XP weekend in an effort to bring in more players to their latest ARPG installment. Unfortunately, the promotional event may not end up being all that effective as fans have pointed out that it coincides with the highly-anticipated Starfield early access launch.
Even though this is a welcome development ahead of the Diablo 4 Season 2 release date, its simultaneous occurrence with the Starfield early access start date has prompted some players to bluntly comment that they’ll be too busy playing the Bethesda open space RPG to join in on the rewarding Sanctuary affair. One frustrated Twitter user even said: “It’s frustrating if this is the idea to get players to login again, and it’s not enough to get me to do so.”
According to Blizzard, the Diablo 4 bonus XP weekend will take place from September 1 at 10 AM PT to September 5 at 10 AM PT. During this time, players that log-in to the game will be able to earn XP and gold at a 25% increased rate, so those attempting to grind their seasonal characters to level 100 should have an easier time doing so. These perks will also be applied towards both the Eternal and Seasonal realm as well as all World Tiers, meaning your overall ARPG experience should be more gratifying.
The 25% increased bonus to experience also stacks with the 5% boost you can acquire by consuming elixirs and partying up with others, so we suggest capitalizing on these features to make leveling up even easier. Finally, the developers noted that “a new in-game icon beside your potion count” will signify the XP and gold boost once the weekend rolls around.
As always, you can check out the Blizzard’s announcement through their official blog post. Alternatively, you can take a look at our Diablo 4 Season 1 Spirit Boons, Diablo 4 gems, and Diablo 4 quests instead, so you can learn more about the game.