Here’s how the Game of Thrones special effects team created the White Walkers battle scene

The series five massacre made for some of the most visually brilliant scenes in the show so far. Here's a look at how it was all done...

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There have been a fair few breathtaking visual moments in Game of Thrones but the Hardhome battle in series five might have been one of the best so far.

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As the White Walkers and their undead wights took on The Night’s Watch and the Wildlings, the epic fight scene felt so real, we almost expected those ice ghouls to swarm out of the TV and into our living rooms…

This brilliant video shows how HBO’s special effects team created the battle in such impressive, minute, spot-on detail, from the smashing of a White Walker’s head to the giant stomping across the ice. It also shows how the colossal scale of the whole thing was achieved.

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Watch the visual effects breakdown here to re-live the Hardhome shock and awe…