Killzone 3 Welcome Back Bonus Bolsters Player Ranks

May 19, 2011 Written by Tyler Minarik

After over 3 weeks of PlayStation Network downtime there’s no doubt players have been excited to hop back online and shoot some more Helghast, and Guerilla Games is happy to provide a bonus welcoming players back.

All that downtime can really lay some stress on a gamer. Three full weeks of turning on the PS3 only to be greeted by the “PlayStation Network is currently down for maintenance” message. Three full weeks of owning one of the greatest multiplayer shooters to date, and being unable to wreak havoc on your online enemies. I’m sorry if I’m bringing up painful memories here, but know that you’re not alone. Guerilla Games feels your pain, and has decided to help you make up for lost time by providing players with a double experience weekend, starting tomorrow:

To celebrate the return of the PlayStation Network and welcome you back to Killzone 3’s online battlefield, we’ve got a Double XP Weekend lined up! Starting this Friday, May 20 at 17:00 PM UK time, and lasting until Monday, May 23 at 10:00 AM UK time, all XP you earn in Killzone 3’s multiplayer matches will be doubled.

If there was ever a great way to celebrate the return of the PlayStation Network, it’s exactly this. It’s time to put that rebuilt network to the test, by jamming the servers with as many Killzone 3 competitors as humanly possible. Couple that with the free copy of Killzone Liberation you can get for PSP when the PlayStation Store comes back online, and we have a solid Killzone welcome back package. If that wasn’t enough, the Killzone blog claims there will be more on the way, but they didn’t give any clue about what that would be. We’ll be keeping our eyes peeled though for more information on that, as well as on the screen while brutal melee kills are being burned into our retinas. Will you be getting a taste of the overflowing cup of sweet, sweet experience this weekend?