The bonus XP period begins in the Americas region tonight, April 4 at 5:00 pm PDT and ends on Monday, April 7 at 5:00 am PDT.
We know that quite a lot of you bought Diablo III: Reaper of Souls, so you may be excited to know that Blizzard is offering up +50% bonus XP this weekend. his bonus XP period begins in the Americas region tonight, April 4 at 5:00 pm PDT and ends on Monday, April 7 at 5:00 am PDT. The bonus will apply to all Diablo III players - even those who do not own the Reaper of Souls expansion.
Over 1.5 million players around the world have stopped Death since Reaper of Souls launched last Tuesday, March 25. To celebrate this achievement and help support your ongoing crusade against the forces of evil, all nephalem who log into Diablo III this weekend will receive a +50% bonus to XP!
Bonus XP weekends are nothing new, and something developers have been using for years to help promote their games. They are especially prevalant on shooters, such as Battlefield and Call of Duty, and MMOs such as World of Warcraft and Age of Conan. Blizzard has actually offered bonus XP for Diablo III in the past, both on its one year birthday, and during the lead up to Reaper of Souls' release date.
As an additional bonus, for those of you that haven't been checking Blizzard's hotfix page, several legendary drop rate hotfixes have been implemented over the last week, including:
- There is now an additional bonus 25% chance to find a Legendary item while in a Nephalem Rift.
- The chance for a player to earn a Legendary item from Kadala has been significantly increased.
- The drop rate for Legendary items in Torment 1-6 has been increased.