Ready to do some major damage in the Battlefield 3 multiplayer?  Can’t wait for the upcoming Close Quarters downloadable content?  Now you have some motivation to lock and load this weekend.  

DICE, the publishers behind the hit Electronic Arts first person shooter, has announced a double XP weekend and it’s kicking off sooner than you think.

The weekend will provide you with double experience points to help boost your ranking, and officially kicks off Saturday, May 12 at 12:01 AM PDT through Sunday, May 13 at 11:59 PM PDT.  You’ll be able to earn double XP no matter what your starting rank is – no one’s getting favoritism during this weekend of action.  

DICE is planning more weekends like this, leading up to the release of the new downloadable content sometime this summer.  And it’s not limited to particular servers or matches either.  Everyone can come in to party!

So lock and load, soldiers, and we’ll see you on the battlefield!