Warcraft: game references in the Film

Warcraft: The First Encounter of Two Worlds is a movie based on the classic video game Warcraft: Orcs & Humans, of Blizzard, which is currently known for its version of World of Warcraft. The game has dense plot and full of conflicts, with many remarkable characters. Check out the franchise references that will be in the film.


The history of the Warcraft film is set at the beginning of the saga of games. Also encompassing elements of the second game of the series, well before the launch of World of Warcraft at the time when humans did not yet know the orcs, their main enemies. The story begins with the side of the orcs, living in the world of Draenor and, through a forbidden magic, reach the lands of Azeroth, starting the conflict with other races.

Through a portal, the orcs coming to Azeroth and begin the war against the humans. The eternal conflict Horde vs. Alliance begins until a splinter group of creatures that came from the portal vote for its closure, creating a schism between the orcs. Virtually the entire story of the first game is covered in the film, of course with an extra dose of drama and character development.


Several remarkable characters of the saga Warcraft are in the film. Some of them are present in the history of the game and alive today as Gul'dan, warlock who died in Warcraft 2, but returned to Azeroth from the time travel present in World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor.

Many other characters appear in the plot, as Sir Anduin Lothar, Durotan, Grommash Hellscream, Orgrim Doomhammer, Medivh and Khadgar.


Although only based on the first game of the series, the Warcraft film has its visual totally inspired by the MMO World of Warcraft. This is easy to understand, since the intention is at the same time, attract the younger fans who know the saga only the MMORPG, and also the classic, reminiscent of the original story.

Known Easter eggs

Not to spoil the surprise, just a few Easter eggs of the film were revealed by producer and director Duncan Jones. In one of the trailers, for example, two screams coming from the war crowds: "For the Horde" and "For the Alliance". These screams were recorded by Jones during BlizzCon 2014 directly with the audience, shouting to his request.

For those who don’t know, BlizzCon is an annual convention where Blizzard joins his fans to celebrate the releases and news, as well as demonstrate their games - including World of Warcraft.

Horde and Alliance are the two main factions in WoW, represented by the various races: humans, goblins, orcs, dwarves, draenei, pandaren, elves, among many other in the game. The story of the Horde and Alliance will also be shown in the film.


In addition to Draenor and Azeroth, the two most famous worlds of Warcraft saga, other universe known by the players must also appear, as Wind Bravo, a city that not only serves as the basis for humans, but also as a basis for the Alliance itself.

Dalaran, the floating city of the Magi, is also another major highlight of the film, as well as in games. It is Dalaran characters that come as Jaina Proudmoore, Antonidas, Ansirem Runeweaver, among others.

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