To make up for the holiday slowdown, Fortnite is providing an XP Boost weekend and a pickaxe

Players will be able to power level quicker than normal this weekend thanks to an XP Boost from Epic Games. A pickaxe will also be given to anyone who was afflicted by the recent service interruptions during the holidays.

Fortnite has having a difficult time recently. As many players are aware, the game had an abnormally extended downtime on December 29th, leaving them trapped and unable to play. Fortnite players were unlikely to get into the game for six hours, and hours on either end were also impacted by stability concerns.

This happened at a bad moment when gamers were off work and school, and many were looking forward to utilizing their recently unwrapped console presents. It’s almost the worst possible moment for the game’s stability to be jeopardized.

Epic Games, on the other hand, has recognized the inconvenience and is attempting to compensate people who have been kept in the dark.

Epic Games stated in a tweet that the game would get an XP increase this weekend. It will run from January 7 at 7 p.m. ET through January 10 at 7 p.m. ET on all platforms. Players will get a twofold XP multiplier, allowing them to speed through combat passes and finish tasks more rapidly. If you’ve been putting off earning incentives until later, now is the time to do it.

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Epic, on the other hand, isn’t just a make-good company. The Crescent Shroom Pickaxe would be given to players that logged into the game during the Winterfest event, it was also stated. This will allow players who have been active recently to get the item for free before it is available for purchase by others.

These kind of service disruptions are, as always, inconvenient. With people having free time and new stuff to play with, it’s almost likely the worst time of year for it to happen. However, Epic Games was under no obligation to compensate gamers for the outage, so it’s nice to see them benefitting from it. A double XP weekend isn’t to be sniffed at, particularly since it’s still early in the season and many players will be working their way through their Battle Pass.

If you’re looking to add to your existing squad, here’s a list of all the skins that have recently arrived in Fortnite. There’s a lot to choose from here, from Tom Holland’s Spider-Man to Boba Fett and a whole lot more, to represent your own fandoms.