Activision and Treyarch announced Double XP weekend for Black Ops 2 this weekend. How are you going to maximize your weekend?
Our tips for maximizing your XP will have you levling, prestigeing, and unlocking in no time! Following our tips is as easy as One, Two, Three!
1 – Make a Double XP Weekend Plan
Start by checking out https://elite.callofduty.com/career/playercardops2. Take a minute to enjoy that great career record, level, and (of course) kill death ratio. Then click over to the Challenges section.
You can pick an area that you really enjoy leveling up, or an area where you feel like you want the next several hours of gaming to be useful. If you want to get the most out of this Double XP weekend, find a category or several categories that are the closest to completion–percentage complete is the default sort order for challenges, so that should make it easy. Click the little target icon next to a challenge to add it to your tracked challenges, and check back regularly throughout the weekend of play.
2 – Scorestreaks for Maximum XP
Scorestreaks are great sources of XP. But this Double XP Weekend, take a tip from some of our previous posts and go with a mix of streaks that will maximize your kills with weapons and equipment. Sure the AGR and Dragonfire are awesome scorestreaks. But they net you a fraction of the XP that you get with your weapons. Opt for a mix of two “supporting” streaks and one kills streak–preferably your top streak. We suggest something like UAV, CUAV/Guardian, Hellstorm or (if you’re just the bomb…if so, come play with us) UAV, Stealth Chopper, Orbital VSAT. Again, the goal is to maximize your XP from kills. Your weapon or equipment kills will get you that this Double XP Weekend.
3 – Focus on Double XP
Keep an eye on your tracked challenges. Set up each of your classes to target a specific challenge or a set of challenges. Are you really close to unlocking cammos for the M8A1 and you need to unlock EOTech Optics reticles? Set up a class with the M8A1 and EOTech. Are you a few kills short of the Lightweight 500 kills mark? Swap Hardline out of the first perk slot for a little while, or pull a second Perk 1 wildcard. Take 20 minutes or so to mix up your classes a bit for this weekend. You will be unlocking challenges and leveling up in no time!
As an added bonus, focus on objective gametypes that will award you multiple non-kill XP and will boost special kills with additional XP. Ground War gives you Kill Confirmed (+50 pts for kills if you collect the tags) and Domination (+pts for capturing domination points, defending points or getting kills while capturing a point). Other objective game types will award you points as well, so try out something fun like Demolition, Hardpoint, or Capture the Flag.
So take some time this weekend to make a plan and mix up your classes and scorestreaks. If you make maximizing Double XP Weekend a priority, you will be greatly rewarded!
Keep leveling up… we will be!