Gamescom 2022: Activision Blizzard is not there

Kein Call of Duty in Köln: Anders als 2019 wird Activision Blizzard nicht an der Gamescom 2022 teilnehmen (Foto: GamesWirtschaft)

No Call of Duty in Cologne: Unlike in 2019, Activision Blizzard will not be taking part in Gamescom 2022 (Photo: GamesWirtschaft)


who is on Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 in Cologne must be very strong now: Activision Blizzard will not be present at Gamescom 2022.

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Just a few minutes after the exhibition halls opened, long lines had formed at the Sony PlayStation stand in Hall 7: Call of Duty Modern Warfare was one of the undisputed highlights of Gamescom 2019. A few weeks later – on October 25th – the shooter was launched.

The timing is similar this year: For October 28, 2022 is Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 announced (appears for PC, PlayStation and Xbox*) – Last week, manufacturer Activision showed the first game scenes from a mission as part of the Summer Game Fest.

But unlike three years ago, this time there is no opportunity to play the new one yourself Call of Duty in Cologne: Because when asked by GamesWirtschaft, Activision Blizzard has confirmed that the publisher will not be attending Gamescom 2022 (August 24th to 28th in Cologne).

Boris GojicTerritory Marketing Manager DACH/CEE: “After a thorough examination, we have decided that unfortunately we will not be taking part in Gamescom this year. We continue to support the efforts of the association and the games industry in Germany – and we will continue to look for opportunities to participate in Gamescom in the years to come. We are happy that the fans will meet again in Cologne in August for great entertainment. We are already very excited about the innovations and attractions of the fair.”

Since last Thursday are Gamescom tickets in advance available via online shop; For the first time, no tickets will be offered at the box office. There is no official list of exhibitors yet. On request, Bandai Namco Entertainment, THQ Nordic and Koch Media, among others confirmed their participation; mit Take-Two, Nintendo and Wargaming have simultaneously canceled three of the biggest Gamescom 2019 exhibitors.

You can find more information about Gamescom 2022 (opening hours, tickets, hotels, etc.). in our Gamescom section.


Anyone who was looking forward to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 in Cologne must now be very strong: Activision Blizzard is foregoing its Gamescom 2022 appearance.

Long queues had formed at the Sony PlayStation booth in Hall 7 just a few minutes after the exhibition halls opened: Call of Duty Modern Warfare was one of the undisputed highlights of Gamescom 2019. A few weeks later – on October 25 – the shooter was launched.

The timing is similar this year: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 has been announced for October 28, 2022 (to be released for PC, PlayStation and Xbox*) – last week, publisher Activision Blizzard showed the first gameplay from a mission as part of Summer Game Fest.

But unlike three years ago, this time there will be no opportunity to play the new Call of Duty in person in Cologne: On GamesWirtschaft’s request, Activision Blizzard has confirmed that the publisher will forego Gamescom 2022 (August 24-28 in Cologne).

Boris Gojic, Territory Marketing Manager DACH/CEE: “After careful consideration, we have decided that we unfortunately will not have a presence at gamescom this year. We remain committed to game and industry efforts in Germany, and will continue to explore participation at gamescom in years to come. We’re delighted that fans will be back in Cologne this August to experience great entertainment, and look forward to all the news and excitement coming from the show.“

Gamescom tickets have been available in advance via the online store since last Thursday; for the first time, no tickets will be offered at the box office. There is no official exhibitor list yet. Upon request, Bandai Namco Entertainment, THQ Nordic and Koch Media, among others, have confirmed their participation; with Take-Two, Nintendo and Wargaming, three of the largest Gamescom 2019 exhibitors have cancelled at the same time.

More information about Gamescom 2022 (opening hours, tickets, hotels, etc.) can be found in our Gamescom section.


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