World of Warcraft at gamescom 2018

August 21st by Blizzard Entertainment

World of Warcraft will be heading back to Cologne, Germany this summer for gamescom 2018! Celebrate the launch of Battle for Azeroth with us from August 21 – 25, with lots of exciting activities. Stop by the World of Warcraft booth in Hall 7 to take part in the fun!

Battle for Azeroth: Cosplay Showcase

To celebrate the release of Battle for Azeroth, we’ve invited some talented cosplayers to come along and show off their latest creations. Don’t miss the showcase on the Blizzard Main Stage at 18:15 CEST on Friday, 24 August or watch the event live on our gamescom stream!

The following cosplayers will be taking to the stage to showcase their costumes and discuss all things World of Warcraft and cosplay:

Warbringers: Azshara

Immediately following the Battle for Azeroth: Cosplay Showcase on Friday, 24 August, we will be revealing the much-anticipated and final instalment in the Warbringers series, Warbringers: Azshara! You won’t want to miss a moment of this animated short as it’s revealed on our live stream.

Video Games Live

Video Games Live will once again be performing on the Blizzard Main Stage. Live concerts will be held on the Blizzard Main Stage at 18:00 CEST on Wednesday, August 22, and Thursday, August 23. These concerts will also be the first time that the sea shanty from Warbringers: Jaina will be performed live!

Battle for Azeroth: Island Expeditions Showcase

Top German guilds Aversion and Set Sail For Fail will face off in Island Expeditions live on stage during three rounds on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.

Playable Content

Visitors will be able to try out one of the new features from Battle for Azeroth, Island Expeditions. Team up with two other players and venture to an uncharted island in search of Azerite—but beware; you’re not alone! NPCs from the other faction will be there trying to beat you to the plunder.

Visitors also have the option to play through the Siege of Lordaeron event that kick-starts Battle for Azeroth.

Darkmoon Faire

Stop by the Darkmoon Faire area for some fun-faire themed fun! Mount-up for your photo opportunity on top of a lifesize X-53 Touring Rocket, show your faction pride with a selection of airbursh make-up designs, and get your fortune read at the Fortune Teller’s booth – the most fortunate may even win a prize!

Popular European World of Warcraft streamers will also be streaming live from the Darkmoon Faire, showcasing Battle for Azeroth as well as fun events happening at the booth. For details of who is streaming when, see our dedicated blog.

Dance & Cosplay Contests

We will once again be hosting our famous Dance & Cosplay Contests. The Dance Contest will take place on the Blizzard Main Stage at 15:30 CEST on Thursday, August 23, with the epic Cosplay Contest featuring some of the best cosplay at gamescom closing out the week on the Blizzard Main Stage at 17:00 CEST Saturday, August 25. Make sure you catch the Cosplay Contest live on our gamescom live stream!

And more…

All of Blizzard Entertainment’s other franchises will also be attending gamescom 2018. For full-details, head over to our official gamescom website. See you in Cologne!