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2023
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EE BECOMES OFFICIAL PARTNER OF CALL OF DUTY®: MODERN WARFARE ® III FOR THE UK

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  • EE launches Beta code sign-up site – providing up to 150,000 Call of Duty fans access to Modern Warfare III Beta ahead of full game release, regardless of their network
  • Customers that pre-order Modern Warfare III via EE will have access to the EE calling card, charm and emblem that feature the Kawaii Killers, only available via EE, redeemable in game 
  • The Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III partnership forms part of EE’s ongoing ambition to become the no.1 destination for gaming in the UK

EE today announce it is an official partner of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III for the UK.  The partnership forms part of EE’s ongoing ambition to be the UK’s no. 1 destination for gaming and will see Call of Duty fans, regardless of their network, receive a range of benefits in the run up to and at launch.

Beta Access, Calling Cards, Charms and Emblems 

EE has launched a new sign-up site which will allow 150,000 fans, regardless of their network, access to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III’s Multiplayer Beta. Beta access will be available exclusively on PlayStation for the first weekend*, and on the second weekend, across all other platforms. It will feature a variety of maps – both a selection of Core maps from the modernized 16 originals in Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® 2 (2009), as well as new experiences in Ground War – modes, and a litany of new loadout options to choose from.

EE will also be offering pre-orders of the game on the new EE Game Store. All customers that pre-purchase Modern Warfare III via EE will have access to EE’s calling card, charm and emblem that feature the Kawaii Killers, only available via EE, redeemable in game.  

Mobile and broadband built for gaming

EE provides Full Fibre, the UK’s most reliable fibre technology, which is the perfect accompaniment for gamers wanting the best online experience. With lightning-fast speeds, and low latency and jitter, EE’s service offers an exceptional online gaming experience, perfect during those clutch moments, when quick responses are crucial and every millisecond counts. Meanwhile, independent testing by RootMetrics also found EE’s mobile network to be the UK’s most reliable for mobile gaming. 

EE also offers a new EE Game Store – great for anyone looking for the latest video games and gaming products. Available to anyone no matter what mobile or broadband network they’re with, the online store offers bespoke gaming bundles, deals, interest-free flexible payment options and packages.

Sam KempDirector of Gaming EE, commented: “As part of our ambition to become the number one destination for gaming in the UK, we’re partnering with some of the biggest gaming brands in the world. Call of Duty is an undeniable fan favourite in the UK, and our partnership will allow UK consumers to not only get early free access to the game - but have the option to take out one of a number of great bundles that will help excite and support those playing it.”

“We’re pleased to work with EE to offer early access to Modern Warfare III for UK fans. We look forward to seeing how EE brings our new gaming experience to life for UK gamers.” said Jim McMullin, Managing Director at Activision Blizzard EMEA."

For further information, customers should visit: ee.co.uk/callofduty

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Note to editors:

*Weekend One - PlayStation® Exclusive

Available on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5, the first Beta weekend is scheduled to begin on Friday, October 6 at 6 PM BST and end on Tuesday, October 10 at 6 PM BST.

  • PlayStation Early Access: Those who pre-ordered the game on PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5, can begin playing the Beta on Friday, October 6 at 6 PM BST.
  • PlayStation Open Beta: The rest of the weekend, from Sunday, October 8 at 6 PM BST to Tuesday, October 10 at 6 PM BST, is accessible to all PlayStation players regardless of pre-order status.

Weekend Two - Crossplay

The second Beta weekend is for all platforms, and is scheduled to begin on Thursday, October 12 at 6 PM BST and end on Monday, October 16 at 6 PM BST.

  • PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5: This is a free Open Beta weekend for all PlayStation 4 and 5 owners, regardless of their pre-order status.
  • Xbox and PC Early Access: Those who pre-ordered the game for Xbox Series X | S or on Xbox One, or who pre-purchased for PC via Battle.net or Steam, can begin playing the Beta on Thursday, October 12 at 6 PM BST.
  • Xbox and PC Open Beta: The rest of the weekend, from Saturday, October 14 at 6 PM BST to Monday, October 16 at 6 PM BST, is accessible to Xbox and PC players regardless of their pre-order status.
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EE runs the UK's biggest and fastest mobile network, offering superfast connections in more places than any other operator. EE brought the first 4G network to the UK in October 2012 and launched the UK’s first 5G network in May 2019.

EE’s mobile network has received extensive independent recognition, including being named the UK’s no.1 5G network by RootMetrics® in 2020 and 2021, and the UK’s best overall network by RootMetrics® every year since 2014, as well as being named Network of the Year at the 2022 Mobile Industry Awards.

As well as delivering mobile services to consumers, small and medium businesses, corporate customers and Government programmes, EE also provides home and business broadband using both 4G and fixed line connections.

EE is committed to being number one for service in the industry and has nearly 600 shops across the UK. EE remains the only mobile provider to answer 100% of customer calls in the UK and Ireland and was recognised as the UK’s Best Large Contact Centre by the UK Customer Experience Awards 2018 and Welsh Contact Centre Awards 2019. EE was awarded The Sunday Times’ Best 100 Companies to Work for in 2018 and 2019, as well as being named Best Employer 2018 by the European Contact Centre & Customer Service awards.

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