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Updated: Bonus Weekend and Beta Event Roundup

Updated Sat, Mar 15, 2014 by Martuk

There are so many games wanting attention this weekend that it’s maddening. We have everything from bonus XP to bonus loot to betas to alphas. There’s no way that we can play them all, so here’s a list of some of the many events that you can join in on this weekend across several MMOGs.

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Allods Online
From Friday, March 14th until Tuesday, March 18th, Allods Online players can get into the spirit of Saint Patrick's Day with a new festive green hat and costume. Additionally, the devs are also throwing in 2 hours of “Lucky Moment” if the page reaches 200 Facebook Likes. So be sure that you hit that up if you want to free the reward hostage.

Defiance
Defiance turns up the XP, loot, and weapon skill gains by 25% this weekend. The bonus event runs from Friday, March 14th through Sunday, March 16th.

Dungeons & Dragons Online
DDO Bonus Days returns this weekend to provide players with a +1 Loot and +20% Challenge Rewards bonus through Monday, March 17th.

Infinite Crisis
looking for a little hero-laced MOBA this weekend? Turbine has you covered. Infinite Crisis hit open beta today and is now available for all.

Marvel Heroes
This weekend Gazillion hosts its Lucky & Legendary Weekend in Marvel Heroes. Here’s what’s on the books.

  • Daily Legendary Pieces – We all stay up to get… daily gifts! Catch a Legendary Piece of Rainbow in the daily gift or as a loot drop for crafting into the Legendary Pot of Gold of Cassidy Keep. The Pot of Gold recipe is available at the Crafter at Rank 1, at the top of the Misc. tab.
  • Lucky Random Costume Box – Sick of your current threads? Try your luck with our Lucky Random Costume Box, only through this weekend!
  • St. Patrick's Day Themed Drops – Credits have become gold coins and festive hats, four leaf clovers, and the above mentioned Legendary Pieces of Rainbows also have a chance at dropping from enemies!
  • Two New Costumes – We've also added Squirrel Girl GLX and Rocket Raccoon Office Attire (complete with Automatic Staple Guns) as to the Marvel Heroes Store.
  • ...and more!

RIFT
Trion Worlds ramps up XP and Favor by 50% in RIFT this weekend with an extended Carnival of the Ascended celebration through 11:59PM PT Sunday, March 16th, 2014. During that time you can take part in the new Steepes of Infinity Conquest map, earn rewards from the Carnival of the Ascended, and also earn a few rewards by indulging in a little mechanized mayhem.

Star Trek Online
Star Trek Online’s Mirror Invasion event is currently live and will remain available until Thursday, April 3rd, 2014. The event is aimed at level 50 players and a chance at some hefty rewards.

From now until Thursday, April 3, 2014, around 7AM PDT or the beginning of weekly maintenance (whichever is first), level 50 Federation, Klingon and Romulan players can queue up for this remastered, cross faction 5-captain event to defeat the Mirror Universe forces and earn Multidimensional Transporters. After collecting 14 of them, players will be able to run a new Event Reputation project to be rewarded with 50,000 Dilithium Ore, 500 Fleet Marks, 250 Marks of Your Choice and a unique Very Rare Duty Officer!

SWTOR Double XP Weekend
BioWare turns up the XP by 100% this weekend for Star Wars: The Old Republic. The event runs from Friday, March 14th, 2014 at 11AM PT. During that time, you’ll earn twice the XP until the event concludes at 12AM PT on Monday, March 17th, 2014 and comes with a promotional option to subscribe before the event ends to get a Lucky-77 Swoop speeder.

The Elder Scrolls Online Final Large-Scale Beta Test
Zenimax is hosting the final mass beta test for The Elder Scrolls Online this weekend before its official April 4th launch. For the final beta event, players will have the chance to play as any race for any faction as well as try out the Imperial race, which is currently exclusive to the Imperial Edition of the MMORPG.

The Lord of the Rings Online
Turbine has added a Double XP Weekend for players starting today and running through Monday, March 17th.

The Secret World
Get a weekend of bonuses, perks, and more during The Secret World’s first Scenario Weekend event starting this Friday. During the event you can get 50% more Aureus of Initiation in Scenarios, a stack of five Venetian Exemptions, which removes all current cooldown timers, and a discount sale on Funcom Points. But there’s more to the event and you can read all the details here.

The Year of EverQuest

If you’re looking something EverQuest related this weekend you won’t be left out.

EverQuest
SOE recently added the option to claim a free level 85 Heroic Character in EverQuest along with new race/class combos with the Froglok Monk and the Wood Elf Beastlord. If that’s not enough, there’s also an assortment of in-game events to celebrate the long-running MMORPG’s 15th anniversary.

Update: EverQuest has added reduced Lockout timers and bonus XP to this weekend's list of festivities.

EverQuest II
There’s still time to take part in the Brewday festivities before they come to an end next week.

EverQuest Next Landmark

Update: Patch notes are now available.

If you haven’t been keeping tabs of the latest news over on EQHammer, EverQuest Next Landmark will be dropping a new update today loaded with goodies to occupy your time this weekend. Just a few things on the alpha patch agenda include new claim permissions, changes to wood harvesting, and much more in what Senior Producer Terry Michaels calls a “meaty patch.”

I hope that you're stocked up on snacks. It's going to be a long weekend.


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