MechWarrior 5 Launch Party and Piranha Games 20th Anniversary!

by Matt Newman in [ Announcements ] on, Oct 4, 2019 8:00 PM UTC 49  comments


MechWarrior 5 Launch Party and Piranha Games 20th Anniversary!

Greetings MechWarriors,

We are very excited to announce the MW5 Launch Celebration Party! 

We would like YOU to celebrate with us!   There are limited tickets available for MechWarriors.  Get your tickets now!

This event is for developers, family, and friends to come together to celebrate the release of MechWarrior 5 Mercenaries and the Piranha Games 20th anniversary.


What is happening at the Launch Party?

We're celebrating the launch of MechWarrior 5 Mercenaries and the 20th anniversary of Piranha Games!

  • Mingle with the PGI Developers in a deluxe party venue, overlooking a spectacular view of the North Shore!

  • Enjoy a catered dinner, an open bar, and evening snacks!

  • Groove to the tunes spun by a DJ

  • Play MechWarrior 5 Mercenaries single-player on demo stations or in the Super Pods

  • Other fun activities to be announced


Where is it taking place?

  • Vancouver Convention Center - 1055 Canada Pl, Vancouver, BC

  • The party is on the 3rd floor, follow signs or ask the concierge for directions to "the Piranha Games MechWarrior 5 Launch Event"

When is the event happening?

  • Friday December 20th from 5 PM to 1 AM

How can I attend?

Tickets will be 25 USD and include:

  • A catered buffet dinner and evening snacks.

  • Free drinks (soda, water, open bar).

  • Access to all the evening activities.

  • MechWarrior 5 T-Shirt*

  • Free coat and bag check.




Can I bring my Family?

  • Kids 13 and under can be brought as an additional guest for free.

  • Up to 2 children per adult.

  • If you want a shirt for them you will have to purchase an additional ticket.

Ticket Refunds Policy

  • We will be able to issue refunds up to November 30th.

  • We will not be able to ship out t-shirts to anyone who bought a ticket but is unable to attend.

  • We have a limited number of tickets available. Only purchase if you can commit to attending the event.

Read the FAQ below for more details on tickets.


Traveling to Vancouver

It's your responsibility to get to the event and back home safely!

Here are two handy resources for directions to get from the Vancouver Airport to Downtown using transit.

You can also call a cab in Vancouver.

  • Use this number (604) 871-1111 for the Vancouver Taxi company
  • Use this number (604) 681-1111 for the Yellow Cab company
  • Keep in mind, it will be a busy time for cabs so on a Friday evening close to the holidays.
Unfortunately, Vancouver does not currently have UBER or LIFT, we do however, have KATER



Here's a google search of hotels in Downtown Vancouver.

Or check out Air B'n'B

We are attempting to secure special rates with select hotels nearby.  Details will be provided soon.



  • Reservations ID: PIRA1219 (Please quote to the Reservations Agent)
  • Reservations Direct Phone: 604-662-3223
  • Reservations Direct Fax: 604-895-2469
  • Toll-Free Numbers: 1-800-663-1515 (Canada)/ 1-800-937-1515 (USA)
  • E-mail:
  • Passkey:
  • Rates: $199 Deluxe / $239 Harbourview / $329 Pacific Club

***Reservations are accepted based on availability.***
Please note that this is a courtesy block and we are not holding a block of rooms. We are anticipating a very busy holiday season, so please book early to guarantee your room.


  • Group Name: 2019 Piranha Games (Please quote to the Reservations Agent)
  • Reservations Direct Phone: 604-689-9211
  • Toll-Free Numbers: 1-844-3373118
  • E-mail:
  • Passkey:
  • Room Rates: City Side $169 Single, Double / $199 Triple / $229 Quad
  • Rate effective Dates: Dec 19th, 2019 to Dec 21st, 2019
Please note, the link will close on November 26th, 2019 so the attendees will need to book before this date.

Tips and Tricks

  • Before you buy tickets, make sure you can take the time off work to travel.

  • Make sure you are eligible to travel to Canada.

  • Book your hotel - this is an expensive time of year.

  • Know where you are going by using online resources.

  • Vancouver has some specific areas that are best left unexplored, please research if you plan on touring.

  • Keep your phone charged no guarantees there will be charging available at the venue.

  • Cannabis is legal in Canada but there are rules. Obey the law.




Is Cosplay OK?

  • Sure thing! You can cosplay.

  • Keep in mind social norms for appropriate attire.

  • Props will be safety checked.

  • No Metal prop Items.

  • Use common sense.


Can I post Photos or Stream on Social Media

  • Yes! If you come to the event, taking photos and posting online is OK as long as you are being respectful.

  • Sure, you can post videos if you have asked permission of those in the video, otherwise keep it local.

  • Don't post compromising photos or videos in bad taste. We realize the world rewards controversy but we're just trying to have a good time.

  • We won't have a dedicated public Wifi or wired internet so use your data at your own risk. 



  • This is a fun event and overt negativity is not welcome.

  • Children maybe present, no excessive swearing, please.

  • Respect each other's personal space.

  • Drink responsibly.

  • No smoking in or around the venue except for designated areas.

  • Follow venue rules.

  • There will be security present.

  • You maybe asked to leave and be escorted out by security at their or the venue's discretion.


This is not MECH_CON.

  • We will not be live-streaming the event on twitch.

  • It's not a convention atmosphere, its a party.

  • There will be no displays.

  • No queued demo stations (the demo stations will be casual and on a first-come, first-serve basis).

  • No Autograph Sessions.

  • No Developer presentations or Q&A's.

  • No Tournament or Competitive play.



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