Gamescom 2023 Schedule and How to Watch Day 3's Award Show

gamescom 2023 is here! Like last year, gamescom will be filled with gaming reveals, news, demos, cosplay looks, interviews, and so much more. Many big attendees will be there this year, including Nintendo and Xbox. What’s more, IGN will be an official media partner of gamescom studio.

This guide will provide everything you need to know to watch gamescom and IGN’s biggest events within, including when each event starts, a list of places you can stream them live with us, and what you can expect to see at gamescom 2023.

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When is gamescom 2023?

gamescom 2023 runs from August 22 through August 27 in Cologne, Germany.

Throughout the streams, we'll be giving away OVER 400 GAME CODES. You just gotta tune in to win!

*See giveaway terms and conditions.

How to Watch gamescom

Here’s the full list of places you can watch the gamescom stream. Keep reading for recaps of anything you may have missed so far!

gamescom Schedule

IGN has you covered for all gamescom content, including an exclusive Post-Show with extended looks, analysis, and follow-up interviews with developers for each day of the event. The TL;DR schedule lineup is:

Aug 22: Opening Night Live

Aug 23: gamescom studio Day 1

Aug 24: gamescom studio Day 2

Aug 25: gamescom Award Show / studio Day 3

Aug 26: gamescom studio Day 4

Aug 27: gamescom Cosplay Contest

See the below full schedule for gamescom including IGN's live coverage throughout the event!

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Friday, August 25

gamescom Award Show - 6am PT/9am ET/3pm CEST

Who will win?! Tune into the gamescom award Show showcasing the winners in categories such as:

  • Best Announcement / Trailer
  • Best Xbox Game
  • Best Playstation Game
  • Best Nintendo Game
  • Best PC Game
  • Best Mobile Game
  • And More!
  • Plus exclusive trailers for a ton of new games and game code giveaways in chat throughout the whole show!

Also catch Xbox @ gamescom 2023: Live From The Showfloor Day 3 at 7am PT/10am ET/4pm CEST on IGN's YouTube Channel

Saturday, August 26

gamescom studio Day 4 - 6am PT/9am ET/3pm CEST

Sunday, August 27

gamescom Cosplay Contest - 6am PT/9am ET/3pm CEST

To wrap up the event on Sunday, be sure to catch some of the most unique, creative and exciting cosplay gamescom has to offer.

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gamescom 2023 Highlights So Far

Whether you care about gameplay footage and trailers or you want to get the latest announcements from your favorite studio, there’s going to be some of everything at gamescom this year. We will be giving away 400+ game codes throughout the event*, so you'll definitely want to tune in! We'll also be hosting the annual Award show on Friday, August 25, as well as the gamescom Cosplay Contest on Sunday, August 27, which is always a fun time.

Opening Night Live (Aug 22)

In case you missed it, see everything announced at Gamescom Opening Night Live 2023, which highlighted updates including Marvel Snap is now available on Steam, while covering new gameplay, teasers and updates for the following games.

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gamescom studio Day 1 (Aug 23)

Day 1 of IGN’s live coverage highlighted new trailers, exclusive interviews, Opening Night Live recap and more. You can rewatch Xbox @ gamescom 2023: Live From The Showfloor Day 1 (aired 7am PT) found on IGN's YouTube Channel.

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gamescom studio Day 2 (Aug 24)

Day 2 of IGN’s live coverage had even more exclusives across the below titles. See the coolest and biggest announcements from gamescom day 2.

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  • Mortal Kombat 1
  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • Marvel SNAP
  • Interview with Phil Spencer
  • Tekken 8
  • Lies of P
  • Lord of the Rings: Return to Moria
  • Plus, Xbox @ gamescom 2023: Live From The Showfloor Day 2 is available to rewatch on IGN's YouTube Channel

What is gamescom?

gamescom is one of the world's largest events for computer and video games and features some of the biggest game announcements and reveals of the year. Last year, there were 13 million views from gamescom’s Twitch and YouTube streams alone. gamescom represents the entire spectrum of the gaming community; from indie to triple A, action, family, single-player or multiplayer games.

Recap of gamescom 2022

While we have yet to learn what will be confirmed in the 2023 event, last year’s event had some big announcements, including from gamescom Opening Night Live 2022.

*See Game code giveaway terms and conditions for gamescom 2023.

No purchase necessary. To claim a code in connection with the Giveaway, you must be a viewer of the Sponsor’s gamescom livestream taking place from August 22 to August 27, 2023 from roughly 6 am PST to 8 am PST each day. This Giveaway is open to anyone who is thirteen (13) years of age or older as of the day and time the Giveaway commenced at the time of entry.

What are you hoping to see from Nintendo and Xbox this year? Let us know in the comments.

Xbox Reveals Full Gamescom 2023 Livestream Schedule

Gamescom Opening Night Live may have just concluded for 2023, but when it comes to Xbox, the show is just getting started. The team is delivering multiple three-hour livestreams this week - starting today right from the Xbox Gamescom booth!

We're going to be treated to fresh looks at Stalker 2, Forza Motorsport, Payday 3 and lots more - and everything kicks off today with Starfield! Here's Xbox's full three-day schedule, which will include "developer interviews, deep-dives and gameplay" from the following titles:

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  1. Xbox Gamescom 2023 Schedule

Xbox Gamescom 2023 Schedule

Day One - August 23rd - 7am PT / 10am ET / 3pm BST

  • ID@Xbox: 10 Year Celebration
  • Phil Spencer Interview

Day Two - August 24th - 7am PT / 10am ET / 3pm BST

  • Citizen Sleeper 2: Starward Vector

Day Three - August 25th - 7am PT / 10am ET / 3pm BST

All three days will be livestreamed via Xbox's video & social channels, including YouTube, Twitch, Facebook and TikTok, and each day's stream will last for roughly three hours. Buckle up folks, there's lots of Xbox goodness coming your way this week - right from the Gamescom show floor!