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Warp Pipe Pass FAQ

Starting on June 6 at 5 p.m. PT, you can sign up for a Warp Pipe Pass at experience.nintendo.com.

A Warp Pipe Pass will help reduce your wait time to demo the Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield games or the Luigi’s Mansion 3 game in Nintendo’s booth at E3 2019.

What is a Warp Pipe Pass?

What is a Warp Pipe Pass?

  • A Warp Pipe Pass is a reservation that lets you play Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield or Luigi’s Mansion 3 during a specific day and time period at E3 2019.
  • There is no cost for Warp Pipe Passes at E3 2019.

Why should I get a Warp Pipe Pass?

  • Warp Pipe Pass holders at E3 2019 will take a shortcut and gain priority access in line during their designated time to line up and play.
  • Warp Pipe Passes are great for E3 attendees who like to plan out their day in advance and reduce their wait time in lines to play.

Which games are eligible for the Warp Pipe Pass?

  • Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield
  • Luigi’s Mansion 3

Can you play both Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield and Luigi’s Mansion 3?

Yes, but you must register for each demo separately and at different time slots.

Does a Warp Pipe Pass get me into E3 2019?

No, you must have a valid E3 2019 badge to get into the Los Angeles Convention Center West Hall and to the Nintendo booth.

How do I sign up for a Warp Pipe Pass?

How do I register?

Starting on June 6 at 5 p.m. PT, you can register online at experience.nintendo.com. After you’ve successfully registered, you will receive a confirmation email from Nintendo.

Please note, you must have a valid E3 2019 badge and a Nintendo Account to sign up for a Warp Pipe Pass.

The deadline to register for a Warp Pipe Pass for a particular E3 show day is 11:59 p.m. PT the night before that show day. Warp Pipe Passes are only available while supplies last.

I don’t think I received a confirmation email with my pass. What can I do?

Please check that the pass was successfully registered by verifying it under “My RSVPs” from the navigation bar on experience.nintendo.com.

If the pass exists, you can always use your browser to print it out by clicking ‘Check In’ from the navigation bar. We will also send a copy of the pass to the e-mail address associated with your Nintendo Account. If you still can’t locate the email, be sure to check your SPAM folder.

I don’t have a Nintendo Account. How do I sign up for one?

Please go to https://accounts.nintendo.com/register in a web browser, and follow the steps. It is free to set up a Nintendo Account.

Users aged 13 or older can create a Nintendo Account. Nintendo Account users age 18 and older can create and add up to five Nintendo Accounts for children (age 17 and under) to their Nintendo Account. Users age 12 and under cannot create a Nintendo Account. They can only be created within an existing parent / guardian’s Nintendo Account. Terms apply.

What if I registered with a My Nintendo account instead of a Nintendo Account—will that still work?

Yes, you can use the information from your My Nintendo profile to sign up for a Warp Pipe Pass.

What if the Warp Pipe Passes run out? Will I be able to sign up on-site for a pass?

Same day on-site registration will not be available. However, you will be able to sign up for a pass for the following day, should there be any passes available. Only a limited amount of Warp Pipe Passes will be available for select games. There will also be a regular standby line available.

Can I register for more than one pass for the same game?

No, attendees can only register for one pass, per game, per day. Reservations with more than one pass to one game title per day may be cancelled.

When registering online, I see timeslots but am not able to select any. What’s wrong?

If all timeslots are grayed out, that means there are no more timeslots available. You can only select timeslots that are blue (available).

Will my timeslot be reserved until I finish the entire RSVP process?

Your timeslot will be held for 10 minutes only if you are logged into your Nintendo Account and have selected a valid timeslot. If you do not currently have a Nintendo Account, we highly recommend you complete this process before the Warp Pipe Passes become available.

I want to ensure that my friend and I can go at the same hour. How do I do that?

Nintendo cannot guarantee that you will both be able to secure the same time slot, but we encourage you and your friend to try and access the event site at the same time when the passes become available. That way, you’ll have the best chance to try and reserve your Warp Pipe Passes during the same designated time.

Can I register for my friend?

No, but if they are also attending E3, we encourage your friend to try and secure their own pass. If they do not have a Nintendo Account, they can sign up for one, free of charge, by visiting https://accounts.nintendo.com/register.

Users aged 13 or older can create a Nintendo Account. Nintendo Account users age 18 and older can create and add up to five Nintendo Accounts for children (age 17 and under) to their Nintendo Account. Users age 12 and under cannot create a Nintendo Account. They can only be created within an existing parent / guardian’s Nintendo Account. Terms apply.

Can I make changes to the names on my reservation or can I give my pass to a friend or family member?

No, Warp Pipe Passes are non-transferrable and can only be used once.

How does the Warp Pipe Pass work?

I arrived early for my Warp Pipe Pass window. Can I redeem my pass?

No, please come to the booth during the designated time on your pass.

What if I missed my Warp Pipe Pass arrival window? Can I still play that game?

If you miss your time slot to redeem your Warp Pipe Pass, your pass may no longer be valid for the Warp Pipe Pass entry line. However, you can still use the standby line.

What if I redeemed my pass, but got out of line to go to the bathroom or visit another booth. Can I go back in line?

Once your pass has been scanned, it is marked as redeemed, and you no longer can get back into the Warp Pipe Pass line. However, you can wait in the standby line.

Can I cancel my reservation?

We encourage you to cancel your reservation if you’re not able to attend. This will allow others the opportunity to reserve a pass.

What if I’m not able to pull up the pass on my smart device due to poor internet access on the show floor?

If there is poor internet access on the show floor, you may not be able to login or pull up your activity pass QR Code®. When you register for a Warp Pipe Pass, we will send your pass to the email address associated with your Nintendo Account. We recommend that you print this pass out in case there is no internet connectivity on the show floor.

How do I know which game my Warp Pipe Pass is for?

We can verify which game you’ve registered to play by scanning your Warp Pipe Pass on-site.

Do I need to print out my pass?

You can either show your pass to a staff member electronically or print out your pass. We recommend printing your pass if possible to ensure that it is available to be scanned upon entry.

Do you need a Warp Pipe Pass in order to play Luigi’s Mansion 3 or Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield?

No, a Warp Pipe Pass is not required to play these games, but a pass will help reduce your wait time. If you do not want to commit to a specific time, game demos will have standby lines. Warp Pipe Pass holders will have priority access over those in standby lines.

If someone doesn’t show up for their designated time, will you be taking any standby players?

Yes, there will be a standby line for attendees.

Is there a waitlist?

There will not be a waitlist available. However, there will be standby lines on-site.

General E3 questions

How do I get a Gamer Pass, Industry Pass, or Business Pass to get into E3?

Please go to https://www.e3expo.com.

What are the official days/hours of E3?

DateIndustry Pass*Gamer PassTuesday, June 1111 AM - 7 PM2 PM - 7 PMWednesday, June 129 AM - 7 PM12 PM - 7 PMThursday, June 139 AM - 6 PM9 AM - 6 PM

*Industry-Qualified Attendees, Media, Exhibitors, VIP Buyers, and Premium Pass Holders

Where is the Nintendo booth located?

The booth is located in the West Exhibit Hall of the Los Angeles Convention Center.

Can you accommodate a person with special needs? Is the booth wheelchair accessible?

Nintendo is happy to consider accessibility requests and will attempt to provide reasonable accommodations where possible. Please send an email with your request and the word Accessibility in the subject line by May 14 to E3 show management at e3expo@e3expo.com. Upon your arrival at the Nintendo booth, please check with a Nintendo staff member to share your request.