We had a 100% bonus experience weekend just prior to release of Reaper of Souls and now we have a +50% bonus from Friday to Monday.
Due to time zone differences, the bonus started 5 hours earlier on the EU server than on the US server, which led to some worries that it was a bonus even only for Europe. Not to worry!
…This bonus XP period begins in the Americas region tonight, April 4 at 5:00 p.m. PDT and ends on Monday, April 7 at 5:00 a.m. PDT.
So if you have suffered an unfortunate hardcore loss recently due to the recent connection and lag issues this weekend will be a welcome leg up. Anyone planning to do some major grinding to take advantage of this buff?
Note that it’s not 50% multiplying your total EXP. It’s just another 50% of the sort you get from going up in difficulty levels. So now you’ll get 250% instead of 200% for Master, 350% instead of 300% for Torment 1, etc. That value does get multiplied by your +EXP gear (such as Hellfire Rings and Ruby helms) and the multiplayer bonus (10% per player) though, so it can add up to a considerable bonus.