How 'Game Of Thrones' Created The Battle Of Winterfell

  • Published: 04 May 2019
  • The Battle of Winterfell was the biggest battle in “Game of Thrones” history. A crew of over 750 people worked in freezing temperatures over the course of 11 weeks to bring it to life. Find out how they bring dragons and giants to life, and what sets Arya’s action scenes and stunts apart.


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    How 'Game Of Thrones' Created The Battle Of Winterfell
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Comments • 90

  • BigBroLittleSis1
    BigBroLittleSis1  4 months back

    Yes very epic. I never feel more invested when almost everyone and their mother has plot armor so thick that they can be absolutely swarmed by the undead, sometimes four separate times, and not die... give me Helms Deep any day.

    • Anna Luisa Rossini
      Anna Luisa Rossini  4 months back

      Waiting for episode 5 now.... 😱

      • Brianna
        Brianna  4 months back

        I don’t think this was the best fight scene was def the most anticipated though. The white walkers just ran through everybody World War Z style. Not much fight choreography involved

        • Sonny Steven
          Sonny Steven  4 months back

          Why u ruining urself? Stop making dis kind of sh*t.

          • Lokesh R
            Lokesh R  4 months back

            Well, they didn't.

            • TheChosen2030
              TheChosen2030  4 months back

              The battle of the castle black. Hard home, blackwater and battle of the bastards was far better

              • Abhimaneu KJ
                Abhimaneu KJ  4 months back

                *Why does he sounds dead inside?*

                • cloud flores
                  cloud flores  4 months back

                  Most epic doubt it but its a good scene

                  • Marcos Sanchez
                    Marcos Sanchez  4 months back

                    Shitty video as well as the chapter

                    • Lioss Granda
                      Lioss Granda  4 months back

                      The question is how they deal with cersei after this

                      • Shark with freakin' laser attached to his head

                        You mean most dissapointing episode? That's what others say tho, I don't really care 🙂

                        • Tini Tono
                          Tini Tono  4 months back

                          The worst battle i've ever seen.
                          I can't see anything, even my P30 pro camera can do better.
                          And the ending so ridiculous, the night king died with only one stab.

                          • JhudielTheOne
                            JhudielTheOne  4 months back

                            i really love the battle of the bastards.

                            • Jaskirat
                              Jaskirat  4 months back

                              This episode was Darker then the dc universe

                              • Chetan
                                Chetan  4 months back

                                Epic Battle in TV history? LOL. Clearly you haven't watched other shows.

                                • sugreev2001
                                  sugreev2001  4 months back

                                  Battle of the Bastards was miles better than the Night King battle. The last episode was a damp squib.

                                  • Aakanksha Jain
                                    Aakanksha Jain  4 months back

                                    This is a bullet point list of the 40min video by hbo. I thought it would tell me something different! 🙄

                                    • wktr
                                      wktr  4 months back


                                      • José de la Cruz
                                        José de la Cruz  4 months back

                                        Smh I'm not sure we watched the same episode. The one aired was crap. Not my proudest wank tho.

                                        • Enea Milani
                                          Enea Milani  4 months back

                                          Most epic battle in TV history 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

                                          • Arthur Condor
                                            Arthur Condor  4 months back

                                            Everyone complaining about the lights but the military tactics, or lack of them, was the worst part for me

                                            • Caio Araujo
                                              Caio Araujo  4 months back

                                              yes me too, they just let the dead climb the wall without problem, it was ridiculous.

                                          • Batto Otoko
                                            Batto Otoko  4 months back

                                            Top GoT battles.
                                            1) Battle of Bastards
                                            2) Hardhome
                                            3) Watchers on the wall
                                            4) Loot Train Attack
                                            5) Battle of Blackwater
                                            6) Battle of Winterfell

                                            • Angus Ewing
                                              Angus Ewing  4 months back

                                              Watchers on the wall was the best overall battle imo, immense build up, deaths of characters you really cared about and a great use of wide angles and well lit shots around castle black. Bastards was great until the actual battle which wasn't nearly as good as the dramatic build up with Ramsay and the Stark target practice. Also knights of the Vale as Deus ex machina was a bit lazy and suddenly propelled Sansa from being the most naive character in GoT to being a self declared hero even though she stupidly didn't tell Jon and could've saved his whole army, not just the stragglers.

                                            • devraj changkakati
                                              devraj changkakati  4 months back

                                              I saw the battle of winterfell with a brighten TV and I loved it

                                          • WellWisher
                                            WellWisher  4 months back

                                            Unreal BS

                                            • Channa Taylor
                                              Channa Taylor  4 months back

                                              They created very DARKLY!!! 🤬

                                              • Harry Kane
                                                Harry Kane  4 months back

                                                Superb episode..

                                                • Nani Shamoon
                                                  Nani Shamoon  4 months back

                                                  I have never watched game of thrones

                                                  • iReal
                                                    iReal  4 months back

                                                    Too Dark

                                                    • SuspiciousX
                                                      SuspiciousX  4 months back

                                                      This was far from the most epic battle in TV history. There was an outstanding lack of strategic military planning in its conception, the entire cast was dripping with plot armor aside from those who were predictably expendable and who’s blood was necessary to feed that plot armor, and it was a literal technical disaster: I couldn’t see what was happening for at least half the screen time the battle spanned because it was too dark. See the battle of the bastards and reflect on the difference. During the battle of the bastards, every grueling second of action was painfully clear to the eye, there were stakes because I had no idea who was going to live or die because all the right concerns were introduced preemptively (for instance, Jon wondering whether he was raised from the dead only to die again in this battle), and the entire battle was constructed on the basis of the spatial positioning, size, mentality, and tactics of either army. The battle of the bastards payed close attention to each and every shot in the episode to ensure that what was on the screen was effectively advancing the battle and, by extension, the story, in original and poignant ways. The battle of winterfell had none of this. It was just good and evil throwing bodies at each other until somebody was defeated. Just because it was the longest in history, and just because it’s been hyped up by everyone including the show itself doesn’t mean it was any good. IMO this battle did the series a disservice. This was the army of the dead we’re talking about here. Your plan to defend yourself against the army of the dead doesn’t just work out perfectly. The army of the dead doesn’t just get defeated without taking Daenerys, Sansa, Davos, Brienne, and Jaime with it. The army of the dead WINS this battle and remains a threat forever afterwards, the main cast only surviving by the skin of their teeth and regrouping elsewhere.

                                                      • Jj W
                                                        Jj W  4 months back

                                                        How they created it: They turned off all the lights.

                                                        • Mugon Gaiaphage
                                                          Mugon Gaiaphage  4 months back

                                                          Great, you summarized the HBO video and called it your own. Bit below Insider standard imho

                                                          • Jeslyn Chau
                                                            Jeslyn Chau  4 months back

                                                            i thought the guy in the thumbnail was antonio garza

                                                            • Arkonite Babe
                                                              Arkonite Babe  4 months back

                                                              Yip and all filmed down the road from me in Northern Ireland!

                                                              • Ssgt Griggs
                                                                Ssgt Griggs  4 months back

                                                                not sure, if we watched the same episode, Insider ...

                                                                • Sindiso Ncube
                                                                  Sindiso Ncube  4 months back

                                                                  Most epic no
                                                                  most expensive yes

                                                                  • deno steen
                                                                    deno steen  4 months back

                                                                    it was so epic that i couldn't see anything but darkness half of the time

                                                                    • DIK KID
                                                                      DIK KID  4 months back

                                                                      *They didn't.*

                                                                      • UnusualxD
                                                                        UnusualxD  4 months back

                                                                        Stop using red arrows as click bait in your thumbnails.

                                                                        • aotero u
                                                                          aotero u  4 months back

                                                                          Why? I like the red arrows

                                                                        • Adil Saju
                                                                          Adil Saju  4 months back

                                                                          Damn annoying it is

                                                                      • Zuzu
                                                                        Zuzu  4 months back

                                                                        You know what would be more epic?

                                                                        More lighting so we can see the actions clearly *+100 epic*

                                                                        • sugreev2001
                                                                          sugreev2001  4 months back

                                                                          Robert Kelly Yeah, I had no trouble watching on my 4K TV. My issue was that it was a dull episode compared to battles depicted in past episodes.

                                                                        • Robert Kelly
                                                                          Robert Kelly  4 months back

                                                                          Buy a better or high end LED or OLED TV.

                                                                      • Juan V.
                                                                        Juan V.  4 months back

                                                                        This whole video is just a shitty ripoff of the actual behind the scenes video from HBO lol

                                                                        • Ananay Garg
                                                                          Ananay Garg  4 months back

                                                                          Give credits to the HBO BTS, insider. This is not cool.

                                                                          • Ruel Vazquez
                                                                            Ruel Vazquez  4 months back

                                                                            Never liked how some of these videos just end so abruptly

                                                                            • World Patriot
                                                                              World Patriot  4 months back

                                                                              terrible written episode. nothing made sense logically, it was too dark, they ruined the white walker story arc and no major character deaths.

                                                                              • Dean Bliek
                                                                                Dean Bliek  4 months back

                                                                                The long night battle and the final battle from avengers endgame where the most legendary fights ever

                                                                                • Batto Otoko
                                                                                  Batto Otoko  4 months back

                                                                                  Oh please! Long Night was a complete joke. It's no where near Battle of Bastards and Hardhome.

                                                                                • Jay
                                                                                  Jay  4 months back

                                                                                  Nothing comes close to LOTR sorry

                                                                              • be happy
                                                                                be happy  4 months back

                                                                                I had NO issue seeing everything in the episode. It must be people's TV's. What an amazing show and episode.

                                                                                • Matthias Eating Show
                                                                                  Matthias Eating Show  4 months back

                                                                                  She is not a real marvel fan if she is wearing a Robin Hood shirt

                                                                                  • crispy bee
                                                                                    crispy bee  4 months back

                                                                                    stop putting spoilers in the thumbnail/tile plz

                                                                                  • Gaming_ Element
                                                                                    Gaming_ Element  4 months back

                                                                                    Honestly episode 3 was underwhelming

                                                                                    • Sebastian Alba
                                                                                      Sebastian Alba  4 months back

                                                                                      I love how they brightened the shots as well the meta is real