Thanks to an XP boost from Epic Games, players can increase their power level faster than normal this weekend. A pickaxe will also be given to anyone who has been affected by recent holiday disruptions.
Fortnite has been having a tough time lately. As many gamers know, the game had an unusually prolonged downtime on December 29th that left them trapped and not playing. Fortnite players were unlikely to jump into the game for six hours, and hours on either end were also hit by stability issues.
It did so at an inconvenient time, when gamers were off from work and school, and many looked forward to using their recently-unboxed console gifts. It’s almost the worst moment that the game’s stability is compromised.
Epic Games, however, recognized the inconvenience and tried to compensate people left in the dark.
Epic Games announced in a tweet that the game would receive an XP boost this weekend. It runs on all platforms from January 7 at 7 p.m. ET through January 10 at 7 p.m. ET. Players receive a 2x XP multiplier, which allows them to complete battle passes faster and complete tasks faster. If you’ve postponed earning incentives, now is the time to do it.
As a thank you for everyone’s patience during the registration problems in December, we are starting a power leveling weekend on January 7th. at 7 p.m. until January 10th at 7 a.m. ET and give everyone who signed up during the Winter Festival the new pickaxe of the half-moon mushroom – it arrives in the shop later! pic.twitter.com/d2xiIDnyl2January 5, 2022
Epic, on the other hand, isn’t just a make-good company. The Crescent Shroom Pickaxe would be given to players who logged into the game during the Winterfest event, it also said. This way, players who have recently been active can get the item for free before it goes up for sale to others.
As always, these types of service interruptions are inconvenient. With people having free time and new things to play with, this is probably the worst time of the year. However, Epic Games was under no obligation to compensate the players for the failure so it’s nice to see them benefit from it. A double XP weekend is not to be sniffed at, especially since it is still early in the season and many players will work their way through their Battle Pass.
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