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Show us your best Call of Duty plays to win a Telstra Game Optimiser gaming prize pack

By Luke Hopewell July 5, 2021

How does double XP in Call of Duty: Warzone sound? Pretty sweet, but how does a year of Telstra internet and Telstra Game Optimiser, PLUS a Call of Duty Loadout Drop Kit on top of it on us sound? Thanks to Telstra Game Optimiser, all of it could be yours.

When it comes to FPS games, players are always looking for three little letters that make a huge difference to gameplay: TTK. TTK, or time-to-kill means how quickly you can down an enemy.

But no matter what specced-up meta you’re rocking, TTK means nothing when you’re copping lag. That’s why we’ve got Game Optimiser: our new add-on that helps to give you the power to prioritise traffic to gaming devices in your home network. It helps maintain your low ping to reduce lag and improve your gaming experience.

Thanks to Game Optimiser and the recent release of Call of Duty: Warzone Season 4, we’re giving you our lag-busting service on us for a month, with double Warzone XP to sweeten the deal.

And to celebrate our Duo team-up, we’ve got a comp where one lucky Call of Duty player can win a year of Telstra nbn, 12-months of Game Optimiser and a Call of Duty: Warzone Loadout Drop Kit full of merch, including; a Call of Duty Warzone LED sign, sweatshirt, sweatpants, t-shirt, novelty stress toy rock, cap and flight bag. Promotion starts on 05 July 2021 at 12 midday AEST and ends on 15 July 2021 at 12 midday AEST.

What’s on offer

(Update: Thanks everyone for playing! We’ve got a heap of 1000 IQ plays we’ll be trying ourselves to master the Warzone. Congratulations to Marcus Smith for his high-quality clips and great plays!)

Game Optimiser subscription is on us for a month for everyone on an eligible Telstra Home Internet service to test out for themselves. After that, it’s $10 month-to-month subscription on top of your existing plan charges.

On top of that, you can share your 200 IQ plays with us and also Aussie gaming streamer, Muselk, to win a sweet grand prize.

One winner will have the opportunity to win 12 months of Telstra’s Premium month-to-month home internet plan plus 12 months subscription to Telstra’s Game Optimiser + Call of Duty Load Out Drop Kit (T&Cs apply) all you need to do is share your best Call of Duty plays, in writing, still or video content by:

  • posting a response to the Call of Duty / Telstra Game Optimiser promotional post on one of Telstra’s social channels (being Twitter) and tagging #UpMyGame in that response;
  • posting a response to the Call of Duty / Telstra Game Optimiser promotional post on Mulselk’s social channels (being Instagram and Twitter) tagging @MrMuselk, @Telstra and including the hashtag #UpMyGame; or
  • posting on your own Instagram or Twitter page, tagging Muselk (twitter) or @MrMuselk (Instagram), as well as @Telstra and including the hashtag #UpMyGame.

Multiple entries per person will be accepted, and entries are accepted at the time of receipt by us or posting.

Make sure you read the full terms and conditions that apply to this promotion, and get your entries in before 15 July.

To get started with Telstra Game Optimiser, check out how it works and get your first month on us.

Things you need to know

The Telstra Premium Home Internet plan includes Premium Evening Speed.

Speeds experienced may be lower due to factors like your in-home set-up and wiring, and will be confirmed post-connection for FTTC, FTTB and FTTN. Only available to HFC, FTTP and some FTTN/B/C customers.

100Mbps typical download speed not available to most FTTN customers.

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We’re giving away 10 Xbox Series S Game Night packs for an epic night in

By Luke Hopewell March 31, 2021

Tell us what your perfect #GameNight is and go in the running to win a big night in thanks to Telstra and Xbox.


What does game night mean to you? Footy? Board games? When I was a kid, the greatest game night in history was the LAN party. I still remember one afternoon when I installed a new graphics card bought with my pocket money into the family computer, and cart it over to my mate’s place for some all-night Starcraft action.

And when Halo came out, it only got better. I’d borrow the family car and cart my first-gen Xbox and weighty CRT TV over to a friend’s place and get ready for some hardcore system link play. Cherry cola, network cables snaked around the house and The Prodigy on the stereo until the early hours? The perfect game night.

These days, game night looks a little different. Especially with the gorgeous, all-digital Xbox Series S, which packs next-gen power into a tiny and stylish parcel, so players can jump in and out of games faster than ever and even pre-order and pre-install games so they are ready to play at the moment of launch. Carrying that bad boy around can be accomplished with just a satchel bag. No minivan required for transport to that LAN party!

And with Xbox All Access from Telstra, you’ll also carry with you access to 100+ games on Xbox Game Pass Ultimate ready to go.

Together with Xbox, we want to make the game night of your dreams come true so you can party with your squad like it’s 2001.

All you’ll have to do is jump on social and tell us what your perfect #GameNight looks like (mostly because we’re after ideas for our next one!)

You’ll be in the running to win one of our exclusive Xbox All Access Game Night Packs, which includes an Xbox Series S with white Xbox Wireless controller; 24 months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate membership; extra controller (for Player Two); luxe Crumpler backpack (to cart your new console around in); customised Xbox All Access hoodie, and more.

How to enter

(Update: Thanks everyone for playing! We’ve been blown away by your #GameNight ideas. Needless to say that Friday at our place won’t be boring for the next few months! We will be contacting the winners and posting their names shortly.)

We have ten Game Night packs to give away, thanks to our partnership with Xbox for Xbox All Access, each valued at over $1200 (inc GST). All you have to do to be in the running to win one is to share with us, in writing, still or video content, what your perfect game night would be by:

  • posting a response to the Xbox Series S Game Night promotional post on Telstra’s social channels (including Twitter and Facebook); or
  • posting on your own Instagram, Twitter or YouTube page or account, tagging @telstra and including the hashtag #GameNight in that post.

Entries open on 31 March 2021 and close on 13 April 2021, and you can check out the terms and conditions here. Eligibility requirements are set out in the terms and conditions. This is a game of skill and chance plays no part in the outcome.

Xbox Series S on Xbox All Access

Telstra and Xbox All Access, the all-inclusive way to get a next gen console and Game Pass Ultimate, for one monthly price. The Xbox Series S is an all-digital next-gen console designed to deliver faster load times, higher frame rates, and richer, more dynamic worlds in our smallest Xbox ever. Its speeds will help you enjoy more gaming and less waiting.

Experience next-gen gaming with no upfront cost, available in-store and online, the Xbox Series S is bundled with Xbox Game Pass for Telstra post-paid customers for $33/month*. With the Xbox Series S you can also play some of your favourite games from the previous generations of consoles including Xbox One, Xbox 360, and Original Xbox titles with backward compatibility and many of these games will look and play better than ever.

To find out more about Xbox All Access from Telstra for your next game night, check out Telstra.com.

Things you need to know

* Min cost $792 when you stay connected for 24 months plus your data plan charges. Eligibility criteria apply. You can only order one next-gen console per customer.

Entertainment |

Share your gaming rituals to win one of our $2000 gaming grants

By Luke Hopewell January 20, 2021

We’ve been sharing rituals used by pro gamers that help secure the big W. Now it’s your turn: share your pre-game rituals with us to win one of our Gaming Grants, thanks to Telstra Game Optimiser.

Whether it’s a lean in; dim the lights; a special seating position or a special beverage, most of us have rituals when it comes to playing games. Our pre-game rituals can help power the comeback when you are 2-0 down, or ensure that you dominate from the start of a match. Whatever you do to secure a win, it could net you one of our $2000 Gaming Grants to help further improve your performance.

You could spend it on a new gaming or streaming set-up; a better TV or monitor; a pro-gaming coach to help you level up or even a custom fridge full of energy drinks and snacks. It’s yours to spend it however you want to up your game.

The Gaming Grants come courtesy of Telstra Game Optimiser: our new add-on that gives you the power to prioritise traffic to gaming devices in your home network. It helps maintain your low ping to reduce lag and improve your gaming experience.

How to enter

We have THREE (3) $2000 Gaming Grants to give away thanks to Telstra Game Optimiser.

All you have to do to be in with a chance to win one is to share with us, in writing, still or video content, your most creative ‘ritual’ for preparing to play video games by:

  • posting a response to the Telstra Game Optimiser promotional post on Telstra’s social channels (including Instagram, Twitter and Facebook); or
  • posting a response to the Telstra Game Optimiser promotional post on iamfallfromgrace’s social channels (including Instagram and Twitter); or
  • posting on your own Instagram, Twitter or YouTube page or account, tagging @telstra and including the hashtag #UpMyGame in that post

Multiple entries per person will be accepted, and entries are accepted at the time of receipt by us or posting. However, you are only eligible to win one prize.

Make sure you read the full terms and conditions that apply to this promotion, and get your entries in before 29 January 2021.

To get started with Telstra Game Optimiser, check out how it works and get your first month on us.