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.
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.
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.
- 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.
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.