Following the attacks of recent weeks the organization of Gamescom announced extra safety measures.
The new safety measures apply to all visitors attenting Gamescom. Visitors are advised to leave unnecessary bags and extra luggage home.
The organization still encourages cosplayers to come dressed for the fair, but fake weapons and other accessories that resemble weapons
are not welcome at the fair and around Cologne, Germany. Accessories that do not comply with the rules will be confiscated at the entrance.
Because of these security measures the organization warns for longer waiting times at the entrance of the event.
Gamescom takes place from 17th to 21st of August 2016 in Cologne, Germany.