When it comes to CG cinematics there are only a few companies in the world that can rival Blizzard’s quality. Yesterday, the company released a new gorgeous World of Warcraft cinematic which features Varok Saurfang and Thrall, a former warchief of the Horde.

WARNING: World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth story spoilers ahead!

The cinematic begins with Saurfang showing up in Outland, a remnant of the orc homeworld Draenor. There he finds Thrall, who is apparently enjoying the peace and has some quality farming time far away from the conflict between the Horde and the Alliance.

The two orcs reunite talking about the current warchief of the Horde, Sylvanas, and the things she’s done. Then suddenly two undead rogues ambush them. Thrall gets mad thinking that Saurfang led the assassins to his safe haven but Saurfang reveals that he was the one following the assassins back here, he also warns Thrall that two of them don’t get the luxury to hide.

Indeed they don’t. So far, World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth expansion’s story has been nothing but controversial. Sylvanas Windrunner has already shown that she has a different vision for the Horde – doing everything in her power to win the war against the Alliance (including occasional burning of a city, blighting her troops, and more minor war crimes). So, the Horde player base is divided and Thrall might be the one to unite everyone once again.

It’s worth mentioning that World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth’s story is getting its fair share of criticism, it is argued that Blizzard is retelling the story of Garosh Hellscream, another warchief that became ‘evil’ and was taken down by… well, Thrall. However, Blizzard is aware of this and we might expect a major twist in the story soon.

The new World of Warcraft patch Rise of Azshara 8.2 is just a couple of weeks away so we might expect to see further story bits revealed in the game. While the main storyline of the new patch will focus around the home of Naga in Najatar, as far as Sylvanas is concerned, the faction war is still going on strong and Thrall might as well get to play the key role in it.

Sounds interesting? You still have a few weeks to catch up with the story!