E3 Lays Out Security Guidelines for This Year’s Show

Things have gotten a little more strict when it comes to security on the show floor of this year’s E3.

Backpacks will no longer be allowed on the show floor unless you are part of the media or an exhibitor at the show. Anyone else attending the show, including those with a Gamer Pass, can bring a small bag that doesn’t go over the 12″ x 15″ x 6″ limit.

Swag bags collected on the show floor can be used as well, but once they leave the convention center they cannot be brought back in. Every bag and backpack will be searched before entry, something that hasn’t been done in years past. Bringing a mesh or clear bag can help speed up the process.

Cameras and tripods are also restricted, unless you have a media badge. Food and snacks must be left outside the show floor and you must be able to power on all your devices during your bag search. Cosplay weapon props need to be inspected and approved at the designated E3 weapons check. You can find a full list of regulations here.

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