With the recent news that Treyarch will be revealing Black Ops 3’s second DLC pack this week and the release of Awakening on PS3, it seems the developers are in a very giving mood lately. The development team took to Twitter today to announce that on top of all of that, players will also be getting a hearty helping of double experience this weekend.

Black Ops 3 Double XP Weekend April 1st

Beginning on Friday, April 1st at 10am PST and ending Monday, April 4th at the same time – players will have the opportunity to rack up twice as much experience as normal for their characters in both online multiplayer and in the game’s zombies mode. Plus, you’ll also get the chance to rank up your weapons even faster thanks to double weapon XP being applied, too.

These weekend events are the best time to work on getting your character to higher prestige levels (or even closer to level 1000 if you’re already at Master Prestige) and to prestige your guns as well. Read and apply our tips for leveling up fast in Black Ops 3 and you’ll be well on your way to becoming one of the few players in the game to obtain the highest ranks possible.

As an added bonus, Treyarch has also announced that over this weekend players that don’t own the Awakening DLC pack will be given the opportunity to play its content for free. This is obviously a marketing ploy to hopefully persuade gamers to purchase not only Awakening, but also the upcoming second DLC, too.