Gamescom 2022: events, parties, autograph sessions

Jasmin alias Gnu (here at the Gamescom 2018 autograph session) is one of Germany’s most successful Let’s players (Photo: KoelnMesse / Thomas Klerx)


Gamescom 2022 Week is full of events, parties, parties, concerts, and signing sessions – overview.

After two completely digital editions of Gamescom, the video game event is taking place again on-site at the Cologne exhibition center. Events also return to the cathedral city at the same time as many famous game developers – albeit often within a slightly more compact framework than in 2019. Some companies are also not official Gamescom partners and instead host their own Gamescom environmental events, be it in restaurants, bars, or hotels.

Below is an initial list of confirmed dates. The table is still in days and weeks bright grow.

This applies in particular to the instances of influencers: If you’re speculating on a selfie or signature from your favorite YouTuber or streamer, you still need to be patient. Experience shows that specific places and times are set in stone only a few days before the start of the fair. Among other things, TikTok has not yet disclosed what will actually happen at the booth in hall 7.

Please note that this time tickets are only available online in advance – there will be no box office.

The calendar below is constantly expanded and updated – subject to errors and changes. We are always grateful for tips and hints via e-mail.

Monday August 22, 2022
  • Developer Conference Devcom (separate ticket required)
Tuesday, August 23, 2022
  • Developer Conference Devcom (separate ticket required)
  • 20:00: Gamescom Opening Show: Opening Night Live in Hall 6 (Event Arena) – Separate Ticket Required (Presale has not yet started)
Wednesday August 24, 2022 (Day of the trade visitor and media day)
  • 9 clock: Opening of the Business Zone (until 19.00) – only for trade visitors, exhibitors and the media
  • 9 clock: The Entertainment Zone is open (until 19.00) – only for trade visitors, exhibitors and the media
  • 12 o’clock: Berlin-Brandenburg Reception (Hall 4) – by invitation only
  • 13 o’clock: The entertainment zone is available to private individuals with a Wild Card
  • 17 o’clock: Political opening and a trip with Minister of Economy Robert Habeck (Bündnis 90 / Die Grünen)
  • 17 o’clock: Samsung Gaming City premiere (hall 9) – by invitation only
  • 17 o’clock: ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) fan event (Dock 2) – separate ticket only (Sold Out)
  • 17 o’clock: Reception desk at the Indie Arena booth (hall 10.2) – by invitation only
  • 5:30 PM: European Mobile Drinks by Wooga (CologneSky) – by invitation only
  • 19 o’clock: Frontier Gamescom Mixer Event (CologneSky) – Invitation Only (Sold Out)
Thursday, August 25
  • 9 clock: The Business Zone is open (until 20:00) – only for trade visitors, exhibitors and the media
  • 10 o’clock: Entertainment area open (until 20:00)
  • 10 o’clock: Gamescom Congress 2022 (Congress Centrum Nord) – separate ticket required
  • 10:15: Debatt (l) e Royale – political conversation as part of the Gamescom Congress (Congress Centrum Nord) – separate ticket required
  • 19 o’clock: Metal: Hellsinger concert in hall 6 (Event Arena) – admission possible with regular Gamescom ticket
  • 20:00: Gamescom Exhibitor Party (Tanzbrunnen, Cologne) – Separate Ticket Required
  • 20:00: CD Projekt Red social event – by invitation only (app)
Friday, August 26
  • 9 clock: The Business Zone is open (until 20:00) – only for trade visitors, exhibitors and the media
  • 10 o’clock: The entertainment zone is open (until 20:00)
  • Hall 6 (Event Arena): “Creator Activations” of chip maker AMD
  • Cologne City Center: Gamescom City Festival
  • 19 o’clock: Bethesda Community Get Together (Lost Level, Cologne) – separate ticket required (details)
  • 19 o’clock: Summoner’s War Tour of Europe (Sander Restaurant, Cologne) – separate ticket required (Sold Out)
Saturday 27 August
  • 9 clock: Entertainment area open (until 20:00)
  • 15:00: The Elder Scrolls Online Tavern (Herbrand’s, Cologne-Ehrenfeld) – separate ticket required (€ 15 / details)
  • Snapdragon Pro Series mobile esports tournaments in hall 6 (event hall)
  • Cologne City Center: Gamescom City Festival
Sunday August 28
  • 9 clock: Entertainment area open (until 20:00)
  • Snapdragon Pro Series mobile esports tournaments in hall 6 (event hall)
  • Cologne City Center: Gamescom City Festival

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