MechWarrior Online double XP weekend incoming

You're stomping around merrily in MechWarrior Online's new Spider mech, jumpjetting away and running circles around slower mechs, what could be better? Well, double XP wouldn't be bad. As luck would have it, the free-to-play mech 'em up is doubling all XP earned this weekend, jolting players further along their tech trees.

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You're stomping around merrily in MechWarrior Online's new Spider mech, jumpjetting away and running circles around slower mechs, what could be better? Well, double XP wouldn't be bad. As luck would have it, the free-to-play mech 'em up is doubling all XP earned this weekend, jolting players further along their tech trees.

MWO's first double XP weekend will kick off at 10am Pacific on Friday, then run until 10am Pacific on Monday, January 21. Developer Piranha recommends stacking up XP boosters to milk the weekend of every last drop of XP it can give, and to give it a little more cash too.

"After a much-needed break over the holidays, we're raring to go with exciting 2013 content updates," creative director Bryan Ekman said in the announcement. "The addition of community-focused features such as the Double XP event, new Mechs and performance tweaks lets us kickoff the New Year in a big way. This is just the beginning of a huge year for MechWarrior fans."

One piece of new content raring to go on the starting line is a new Commando Hero Mech packing four medium lasers, the Death's Knell. It'll hit on January 22.

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    January 16, 2013 8:15 AM

    Alice O'Connor posted a new article, MechWarrior Online double XP weekend incoming.

    You're stomping around merrily in MechWarrior Online's new Spider mech, jumpjetting away and running circles around slower mechs, what could be better? Well, double XP wouldn't be bad. As luck would have it, the free-to-play mech 'em up is doubling all XP earned this weekend, jolting players further along their tech trees.

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      January 16, 2013 9:22 AM

      Awesome. I still have my free day of premium from PC Gamer stashed away, so this will be perfect.

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      January 16, 2013 10:04 AM

      The unfortunate reality is that XP isn't at all desirable compared to cash, so frankly I don't see the purpose of doing this event at all.

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        January 16, 2013 12:42 PM

        This was my thought. I guess it will help you unlock mods faster, but you still have to pay for them. I might take advantage of it to blow through leveling up the Spider though.

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      January 16, 2013 2:32 PM

      I didn't even realize this game was out.....

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        January 17, 2013 8:46 AM

        Still in open beta, but definitely worth checking out if you're a fan of the series.