Accompanied with developer commentary, this scripted battle demo is taken from work-in-progress code and depicts a clash between the forces of the Empire led by Emperor Karl Franz and a Greenskin horde led by Orc Warboss Grimgor Ironhide.

The Battle of Black Fire Pass served as this year’s Total War: Warhammer E3 press demos, and offers a glimpse of the tremendous diversity of battlefield units, spells, war machines, monstrous creatures and fantasy environments that will appear in the final game.

As a Quest Battle available specifically to Karl Franz, it represents one of many bespoke, optional encounters players will unlock as they progress through a campaign with their chosen Legendary Lord.

Watch Total War: Warhammer in-engine cinematic trailer based on the Battle of Black Fire Pass below:

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