Black Ops 3 Double Cryptokey Weekend Details

The January Black Ops 3 Double XP weekend is not happening, but instead there is an even more exciting event for many gamers. Starting today there is a Black Ops 3 Double Cryptoky weekend, or 2X Cryptokey weekend as the company calls it.

This is the third type of Double XP style weekend that we’ve seen in Black Ops 3, and it will allow players to earn Cryptokeys faster, which they can use to unlock Supply Drops that contains camos, taunts and more.

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We’ve seen Black Ops 3 Double XP weekends that help you level up faster, Black Ops 3 Double Weapon XP weekends that help you level your weapons up faster, and now Treyarch makes it possible to unlock visual perks faster with a #2XCryptokey weekend in January.

The Black Ops 3 Double Cryptokey weekend starts today, Friday January 15th at 10 AM Pacific and lasts until Tuesday January 19th at 10 AM Pacific. This spans the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday that takes place Monday, and allows some gamers to use an extra day off to play.

What you need to know about the Black Ops 3 2XCryptokey weekend that comes instead of a January Black Ops 3 Double XP weekend.

What you need to know about the Black Ops 3 2XCryptokey weekend that comes instead of a January Black Ops 3 Double XP weekend.

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To take full advantage of this January Black Ops 3 Double XP style event, there are some things you need to know. Here’s how you can earn Cryptokeys faster in Black Ops 3.

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  • Play a full match — no quitting.
  • Win a match — you will earn more Cryptokeys.
  • Play shorter matches — this allows you to earn Cryptokeys faster.
  • Play game modes you are the best at.

With those tips in mind, a lot of people want to know what game mode to focus on this weekend. There is a lot of discussion about this, but the modes we will be playing to load up on Cryptokeys this weekend are;

  • Hardcord Kill Confirmed – Fairly fast matches, and its a favorite.
  • Free For All – These matches are fast and you can earn a lot of Cryptokeys fast
  • Uplink & SafeGuard – Users report high earn rates in these game modes

Ultimately you will earn more when you win, so even if you need to play longer games, it may be worth it if you consistently win.

With the special Double Cryptokey weekend in January you can earn the in-game currency twice as fast as normal. These are the in-game currency, and it is exciting to see that Treyarch was able to deliver this now that there is also an option to buy Call of Duty Points that allow you to buy Supply Drops instead of earning Cryptokeys.

Use Cryptokeys for Supply Drops.

Use Cryptokeys for Supply Drops.

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This is likely why David Vonderhaar, Studio Design Director of Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 for Xbox One, PS4 and PC recently told gamers that Treyarch was negotiating for new Double XP events. Vonderhaar exclaimed, “Can’t even tell you how many messages I sent you trying to get this done.” on Twitter, announcing the event.

When you are ready to spend your Cryptokeys, the best use is on Rare Supply Drops, which offer a better return than Common Supply Drops.

Also this weekend Treyarch is raising the Team Death Match score limit to 100, which could influence the game mode you choose to play during the Double Cryptokey weekend.

The event comes as we are still waiting for a major January Black Ops 3 update that could fix map rotation issues and just ahead of the Black Ops 3 DLC release for PS4.

Black Ops 3: 5 Things to Expect for the Rest of 2016

Black Ops 3 Updates & Fixes in 2016

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Black Ops 3 Updates & Fixes in 2016

Treyarch is committed to finding and fixing issues in Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 and to making the game better. While you may not get your every wish, the team behind the game consistently rolls out small, targeted hotfixes and massive updates. 

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In April we saw the biggest Black Ops 3 weapons changes in history with over 18 changes to balance weapons, upgrades for scorestreaks, specialist changes and more. 

Instead of letting the game stagnate and letting issues fester Treyarch is great at fixing problems and getting out ahead of the major issues that we run into. 

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Sure, there are still some lingering issues and problems with lag and unbalanced teams, but the company is clearly working on issues that the community discovers. 

We expect to see Black Ops 3 hotfixes continue to roll out directly to your console at a high-speed and to see bigger Black Ops 3 updates bring in major fixes and changes to keep the game balanced and interesting through the rest of the year. 

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