It seems that Treyarch and Activision really, really want you to play Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 this weekend.
First of all, the multiplayer component of the game is free to play on steam for this weekend, meaning that you can access all the desired playlists for the duration. This dovetails nicely with the second and third announcements.
Activision has put the game on sale on Steam for 33% off, meaning that the AAA first person shooter will cost you a mere 40 dollars on the online distribution platform.
Lastly, Treyarch has just announced via twitter that Black Ops 2 will also be having a double XP weekend. It starts from Friday, May 10, at 1 p.m. ET and runs through Monday, May 13, at 1 p.m. ET and will be available to players on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Windows PC and Wii U.
Double XP kicks off tomorrow at 10am/PDT (360,PS3/PC/WiiU) and runs through Monday 10am/PDT. What’s that? You feel a sick day coming on?
— Treyarch Studios (@Treyarch) May 9, 2013
Black Ops 2 was released back in November and is a sequel to Call of Duty: Black Ops. It was developed by Treyarch and published by Activision (Square Enix in Japan). If you’ve never heard of it before, then you must tell me your secret method of surviving life on the moon.