I recently received an email from Xbox where they were promoting the Xbox Live “Free Live Weekend” which takes place next weekend, in this email it also mentioned the first-ever Call of Duty: Black Ops double XP weekend.
To be honest with you the email wasn’t that clear, however from what we can see the Black Ops weekend will kick off on Friday 26th November (Black Friday) and will end on the 28th November.
Currently we do not know what time it will start and finish, nor do we know whether the double XP weekend is coming to the PS3 and PC on the same dates, however (to my knowledge) all of Modern Warfare 2′s double XP weekends previously went live across all platforms at the same time.
Because this double XP weekend occurs on the same dates as the Xbox Live Free Weekend, non Gold membership subscribers will be able to get in on the action, this is quite clever marketing in my opinion, as allowing gamers with some free Black Ops multiplayer action will undoubtedly bring in more Gold membership suscribers.
As we hear details regarding exact start and end times, along with confirmation of the PC and PS3 double XP weekend we will keep you posted.
Will you play more next weekend due to the double XP weekend? I think I will!
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