•   Thursday, May 23, 2024
World of Warcraft

WoW: Pure goosebumps - the Lich King in Unreal Engine 5

With Shadowlands, we saw the final demise of arguably the most popular and iconic WoW character of all time. To the chagrin of many players, this moment wasn't nearly as epic as life and deeds would have warranted. The talk, of course, is of Arthas Menethil - the Lich King. The fact that he truly never plays a role again doesn't stop the fans from appreciating him anyway. Sometimes in ingenious cosplays and sometimes content for short movies.

Meanwhile, user MikeTheBees has linked the Lich King to another trend that has been going on for quite some time. Namely, the circumstance of rebuilding all sorts of things in Unreal Engine 5 and thus raising them to a completely new, visual level. Among other things, Orgrimmar, the capital of the Horde, could recently be admired in graphical splendor


Lich King in Unreal 5

This time, however, it is not an animated model. This makes it much easier to create, but that doesn't detract from the result. Above all, the appropriate music here underlines the ingenious atmosphere that has made WotLK the most successful WoW expansion of all time.

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By the way, if you like the video, you can also find the motif from Unreal Engine 5 worked out as wallpaper here. Even if we prefer the great artworks as wallpapers.

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Now that the Lich King has finally met his end, is Arthas Menethil enough? Or do you still want the iconic villain back somehow? And if not within WoW (buy now )

, then maybe on the big screen? After all, the servers of WotLK Classic will start in the foreseeable future - so everyone will get the full Lich King experience! to the start page Jump to comments (6) Philipp Sattler

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