What games are played at altLAN?
A wide range of games are played at altLAN. The usual big names will have a showing, such as Overwatch, PUBG, Destiny, Rainbow Six Seige and League of Legends, but we really do go round a huge number of games over the event. Our event plan will show you a lot of what we have planned and when, follow us on Facebook to see that when its available. Some of which does not require you to even have the game as it could be being held on the Stage or in the Arcade.
If there’s a game which you want to play, you should be able to quickly round up a few others from the event to join you. If you need help with this come speak to the organisers at the event and we’ll try our best to help get it going.
Is there an age limit?
We are an over 18’s event. This is a break away from the everyday and a chance to let your hair down so to speak and we cannot cater for any youngsters because of this.
When can I arrive?
altLAN officially begins at 2pm on the Friday. Please do not arrive before then unless you would like to help with the setup :)
Can I bring my own food and drink?
You are permitted to bring in your own food and also your own alcohol into the venue. Limited catering facilities are available, such as hot water and Tea / Coffee. No kitchen available.
We include breakfast on Saturday and Sunday mornings with every ticket and also have snacks available from the tuck shop.
What washing facilities are there?
There will be shower facilities on site, as well as gents and ladies loo's in the venue itself.
Where can I sleep?
We've got outdoor camping this time around, so you'll need a tent, or arrange to share with others. And with the time of year, we'd recommend a few extra layers to keep you warm through the night.
There's plenty of room on the camp site, so no restrictions on the size of tents etc.
Can I bring my dual monitors?
No, sorry. We just do not have enough space. We ask that you keep your TV / monitor to 37” or below.
Can I bring my mini fridge?
No. We just do not have the spare power to run your fridge.
Plugging in mini fridges may overload the system and knock out the whole LAN.
How much is it?
The tickets are £85 each. Every ticket is a full weekend ticket and gives you a space at the LAN tables, camping space, a big breakfast on Saturday and Sunday morning and entry to all events, challenges and the quiz.
What is your refund policy?
If the event is cancelled or doesn't go ahead for some reason, full refunds or tickets to future events will be offered. We cannot however offer refunds on an individual basis under normal circumstances.
Will my stuff be safe?
We have been running these style of gaming events for many years now and we are pleased to say we have never had any issues regarding missing equipment etc.
Of course you can never say never and we hope that by having all attendees registered and by having event admins always present and the fact that a few people are always awake even in the very late hours your equipment will be safe.
Can I park near the event?
Yes, we have a carpark as part of the event grounds, also the unloading area on Friday will be managed to make sure you can park right by the door to get your equipment inside before moving your car over to a parking space.
Are there any tournaments or competitions?
Absolutely! altLAN is different from other LAN gaming events because we feel an important part of the weekend is getting everyone involved in what's going on. We have at your station - these are events that you can take part in from your chair on your device. Stage - these are held at the front of the venue for all to see and you will be asked to get join us. Arcade - in the arcade we have some consoles setup or retro games for other types of team events that you will be entered into.
You can always say no but we hope you will enjoy them.