Gamescom 2022 Schedule Guide: All Gamescom Conference Dates and Times Explained

Those who couldn’t make it to Cologne in person this time can still keep up with the news by watching the live streams.

As in previous years, the Future Games Show will feature a headlining stream presented by Geoff Keighley of The Game Awards fame, an Xbox showcase, the reveal of Destiny 2, and more games.

You can get a sense of what to anticipate this year at Gamescom if you’ve followed our annual schedule guide in the past; in addition to dates and times, we also provide some background reading.

Gamescom 2022 Conference Schedule at a Glance

Don’t miss Opening Night Live on Tuesday if you want to see all the action from the beginning of the program. The rest of the week is packed with activities as well.

At a glance, here are the times that each conference at Gamescom 2022 will be broadcast live:

Gamescom 2022 schedule Conference Date (UK) UK time (BST) EU time (CEST) East Coast US time (EDT) West Coast US time (PDT)
Destiny 2 Showcase Tuesday, 23rd August 17:00 18:00 12:00 09:00
Opening Night Live Tuesday, 23rd August 19:00 20:00 14:00 11:00
Future Games Show Wednesday, 24th August 19:00 20:00 14:00 11:00
Xbox Gamescom 2022 Thursday, 25th August 13:00 14:00 08:00 05:00
Nintendo Treehouse Live Thursday, 25th August 17:30 18:30 12:30 09:30
Awesome Indies showcase Friday, 26th August 16:30 17:30 11:30 08:30
EEK3 2022 Friday, 26th August 23:00 00:00 (Saturday) 18:00 15:00

One-by-one, here are the major streams to catch during Gamescom week:

Destiny 2 Showcase Times – Tuesday, 23rd August

  • UK: 5pm (BST)
  • Europe: 6 pm (CEST)
  • East Coast US: noon (EDT)
  • West Coast US: 9 am (PDT)

Bungie’s upcoming Destiny 2 showcase will unofficially kick off a week of Gamescom streaming.

The upcoming expansion teased to be titled Lightfall and centered on the story’s newly emergent threat, The Witness, will be the big news.

As a result, we need to know what Bungie has planned to keep us occupied until then, such as the premiere and rapid release of Season 18.

In conclusion, keep in mind that the main reveals will begin at the aforementioned timings, but that there is a pre-show beginning an hour beforehand. Details on what is included in the pre-show have not yet been verified.

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Gamescom 2022 opening night live times – Tuesday, 23rd August

  • UK: 7 pm (BST)
  • Europe: 8 pm (CEST)
  • East Coast US: 2 pm (EDT)
  • West Coast US: 11 am (PDT)

Gamescom’s main event this year will be a marathon of over 30 games over two hours, moderated by Geoff Keighley of The Game Awards.

There will be new trailers for Sonic Frontiers and Return to Monkey Island, as well as gameplay demos for The Callisto Protocol and Telltale’s The Expanse game, Goat Simulator 3, and Justin Roiland’s High on Life. Unknown Worlds has also announced a whole new sci-fi strategy game.

There has been no announcement regarding a pre-show, therefore until further notice, the above timings should be reserved for the main show.

Future Games Show times – Wednesday, 24th August

  • UK: 7 pm (BST)
  • Europe: 8 pm (CEST)
  • East Coast US: 2 pm (EDT)
  • West Coast US: 11 am (PDT)

The Future Games Show, hosted by God of War voice actors Christopher Judge and Danielle Bisutti, will be back at Gamescom to feature more than 50 games for PC and consoles.

That is, what can we anticipate? There’s “exclusive stuff” for Goat Simulator 3, plus more on Deliver Us Mars, A Little to the Left, The Last Case of Benedict Fox, Stray Blade, and The Chant, among other titles.

Xbox Gamescom 2022 stream times – Thursday, 25th August

  • UK: 1pm to 7pm (BST)
  • Europe: 2 pm to 8 pm (CEST)
  • East Coast US: 8 am to 2 pm (EDT)
  • West Coast US: 5 am to 11 am (PDT)

For the Xbox One, we have a six-hour webcast covering the most anticipated titles of the next year, which is a slightly more relaxed take on a publisher showcase than usual.

What we can expect is the following (copied verbatum from Microsoft), including fresh gameplay and developer interviews for chosen titles:

Of course, there could be further surprises beyond this, though it’s probably preferable to keep them low. In any case, we’ll be watching for additional updates to the Flight Simulator series.

Nintendo Treehouse Live stream times – Thursday, 25th August

  • UK: 5:30pm (BST)
  • Europe: 6:30pm (CEST)
  • East Coast US: 11:30 am (EDT)
  • West Coast US: 8:30 am (PDT)

A first for Gamescom this year, a Nintendo Livestream! This will be less of an announcement-filled event and more like E3’s Treehouse streams, with a focus on new gameplay and details for two titles: Splatoon 3 (looking at a single player and “stages and strategies” for the Splatfest World Premiere demo) and Harvestella (first gameplay), a fantasy life simulation game coming to PC and Switch later this year.

Awesome Indies showcase times – Friday, 26th August

  • UK: 4:30pm (BST)
  • Europe: 5:30pm (CEST)
  • East Coast US: 11:30 am (EDT)
  • West Coast US: 8:30 am (PDT)

Gamescom’s indie-centric exhibition returns for another year thanks to its development with IGN.

Over 40 titles, “exclusive trailers, gameplay, and a unique arrangement,” and who knows if it will move from the massive Koelnmesse convention halls in Cologne to Venice Beach in Los Angeles again.

EEK3 2022 showcase times – Friday, 26th August

  • UK: 11pm (BST)
  • Europe: noon (Saturday, CEST)
  • East Coast US: 3 pm (EDT)
  • West Coast US: 6 pm (PDT)

The indie throwback horror exhibition EEK3 was initially slated for the 19th, but now it’s during Gamescom week so you can watch it then. The odd, low-resolution horror fans of the PlayStation 1 era will enjoy this.

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