gamescom: 24.–28.08.2022 #gamescom

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General

When will gamescom 2022 take place?

gamescom 2022 will take place in Cologne and online from 25 to 28 August.

What does it mean that gamescom will take place digitally?

We are currently planning to provide you with an exciting gamescom experience both on-site in Cologne and online. On-site, our security concept will allow you to try out the latest games from our exhibitors. Online, as in 2021, you will get news, announcements, demos, interviews and much more around the clock on gamescom now, in our gamescom shows and from various partners.

How is an event on site compatible with the current Corona situation?

In view of developments around vaccinations, tests and containment measures, and taking into account our #B-SAFE4business security concept, we currently assume that we will be able to hold a gamescom in Cologne at our fair grounds in August. In order to make the trade fair experience during the Corona pandemic as safe and successful as possible, Koelnmesse has developed a host of measures in accordance with the provisions of the corona protection ordinance of the state of North Rhine-

Westphalia and in close coordination with the authorities in Cologne. These measures work together seamlessly and regulate the interaction at the fair grounds. These measures entail among others hygiene and distancing rules, regulations on stand construction as well as solutions that ensure a safe everyday trade fair routine such as digital management at the stands for instance.

How safe can a gamescom on site in Cologne be?

In order to make the trade fair experience as safe and as successful as possible in corona times, Koelnmesse has developed a series of measures in accordance with the requirements of the Corona Protection Ordinance of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia and in close coordination with the authorities in Cologne, which are seamlessly interlinked and regulate interaction on the trade fair grounds. These measures cover, among other things, hygiene and distance rules, regulations on stand construction, and solutions that ensure safe day-to-day trade show operations, such as a digital queue management system at the exhibition stands.

What can I expect on site in Cologne?

At gamescom on site in 2022, we're putting a clear focus on the best possible experience for gaming superfans. Details about areas and next year's supporting program will be communicated over the coming months via our social channels, newsletter and gamescom.global.

Will I be able to meet up with all my friends again on site?

Taking into account the safety, hygiene and distance rules that will apply in August, we still want to make it possible for you to experience the community feeling you are used to at gamescom in 2022 as well.

How many people will you let into the fairgrounds?

Taking into account the safety, hygiene and distance rules that will apply in August, we still want to make it possible to try out new game titles for as many fans as possible.

Am I able to test games online?

The design of the content presented on gamescom now is entirely in the hands of the partners.

Tickets

How much are the tickets for gamescom 2022?

We will communicate the ticket prices in time before the opening of the Ticket Shop, which is currently scheduled for the early summer 2022.

When can I buy tickets?

The Ticket Shop will open in early summer 2022.

Will there be (paid) digital tickets or will all content be freely accessible?

We will communicate the ticket types in time before the opening of the Ticket Shop, which is currently scheduled for the early summer 2022.

What is the situation with the wild cards?

Since gamescom 2021 will be held digitally, the wild card promotion is cancelled this year. The next wild card promotion is planned for 2022. We will announce the start of the promotion in due course via the newsletter and social media.

What is about the winners of Wild Card 2020?

As promised, purchasers of a wild card in 2020 who won the wild card prize draw will be given the chance to purchase a wild card for gamescom 2022 before the drawing. We will notify these persons in due course.

gamescom EPIX

What is gamescom EPIX?

During gamescom EPIX in 2021, the community was able to put the evil bug FEARTURE behind bars and gain epic loot. He will never be able to break out of prison again, right? RIGHT?

Will there be gamescom EPIX in 2022, again?

During gamescom EPIX in 2021, the community was able to put the evil bug FEARTURE behind bars and gain epic loot. He will never be able to break out of prison again, right? RIGHT?

gamescom Shows

All questions about shows

An exciting show program awaits you in 2022 as well. Details will be available in the coming months via our social channels, newsletter and gamescom.global

Areas/Themes

What areas there be in 2022?

In 2022 there will be the cosplay village, retro area and family & friends again.

What genres will be represented at gamescom 2022?

As always, gamescom represents the entire spectrum of the gaming community. From indie to triple A, action, family, single-player or multiplayer games – everything is represented on gamescom now.

What kind of program will there be for cosplayers in 2022?

In 2022, the cosplay village will once again offer a varied programme with everything that makes the cosplay heart beat faster. Besides illustrators, musical acts, shows and live casts, the event would of course not be complete without the legendary gamescom cosplay contest!

Further information will be available soon at www.gamescom.global

How will the winner of the cosplay contest be determined?

A jury known in the cosplay scene will choose the winners.

What prizes do the winners receive?
Who is on the jury for the cosplay contest?
Where can I find information about the winners?

gamescom congress

When will the gamescom congress take place?

The exact date will be announced soon.

Where will the gamescom congress take place?

The gamescom congress will take place in Cologne and online.

In which languages will the gamescom congress take place?

The gamescom congress will take place mainly in German. However, there are also English programme items.

Will the gamescom congress cost me anything?

The digital gamescom congress 2021 was completely free. Information on the 2022 event is yet to be announced.

Do I have to register to attend gamescom congress?

Info on the 2022 event is yet to be announced.

Will there be a Debatt(l)e Royale again in 2022?

Info on the 2022 event is yet to be announced.

Press & Creator

Where can I find content that is relevant for media representatives?

As gamescom, we bundle all our press information as well as image and video material on www.gamescom.global in the "Press and Creator" section. During the event, you'll find information on and from our various partners online on gamescom now and at the fair grounds.

I would like to film in a Koelnmesse hall. Is that possible?

We'll decide on a case by case basis. Please direct requests to the gamescom press team .

I am a journalist/content creator. What are the advantages of accreditation and registration via gamescom now?

When gamescom 2022 takes place again physically in Cologne, you as a registered journalist/creator will have the opportunity to visit the event for free, test the latest games on site, and talk directly with developers and publishers. We are already working on providing you with some digital advantages to make your work easier, too. Stay tuned!

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