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Warhammer 40K Kill Team Goes LIVE

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Warhammer 40K Partnered with Battlefield Sports to Create a Live-Action Kill Team Experience

Imagine Orks. Imagine Imperial Guardsmen. Imagine testing your best war cry!

warhammer laser tag experience

For the first time in the United Kingdom players can experience a live-action version of Kill Zone at Warhammer Fest this April.

At this gaming convention, UK gamers can role-play as the stoic imperial guardsmen or as the bloodthirsty Orks.

All players needed to dominate the battlefield. They vie for victory in a multi-point domination game.


Battlefield Tech + Cosplay

Games Workshop employed Battlefield Sports live-action gaming technology SATR3 to power the live-action gaming experience. 

Cosplay prop maker, Shawn Thorsson from Thorsson & Associates Workshop in California, USA, made the gun cases.

From Mini to Macro: each laser tagger was housed in a bespoke enclosure.

Each gaming gun had its own characteristics.

  • checkerboard features
  • oversized bullets

  • claw marks

  • and more.

Gamers At Kill Team LIVE

Lasguns, Shootas & Custom Scoreboard

Last year, as part of the release of Warhammer's Kill Team, gamers at the PAX Unplugged event could live the game.

The live-action experience was in Philadelphia, PA.

The live-action gaming experience was free for Warhammer+ subscribers.

lasgun and custom scoreboard

Warhammer Fest

Warhammer Fest in Manchester UK is this year's biggest Games Workshop convention. 

The event's website says "Get ready for the greatest Warhammer convention the world has ever seen – Warhammer Fest 2023. 

This incredible three-day spectacular is your chance to join fans from all over the world in experiencing the Warhammer universe like never before – with exciting tournaments, the world-renowned Golden Demon painting competition, breathtaking displays, live entertainment, model reveals, and more.

It will be the players' opportunity to experience a real-life Spec Ops mission with the Kill Team Live laser tag. 

warhammer laser tag


This is the first time Warhammer Laser Tag is in the UK. 

Participants can get hands-on with full-size replica lasguns as they embark on a daring mission pulled right from the pages of Kill Team, capturing objectives and scoring points for their teams, without a botched attack roll in sight.  

Their blog reported: "Guardsmen and Orks are skirmishing over vital tactical objectives at Warhammer Fest in the incredible Kill Team Live. The finest men and women of the Astra Militarum have been doing their best to drive off the Waaagh! with their reliable, standard-issue lasguns, but mobs of Orks have been tagging ’umies left, right, and centre with ramshackle shootas, which pump out a ridiculous amount of dakka. We wonder who will have control of the killzone when the smoke clears…"

warhammer laser tag at Warhammer FEST

Pax Unplugged

Before Warhammer Fest, there was PAX Unplugged. PAX is a tabletop gaming-focused event specifically tailored to lovers of board games, RPGs, miniatures, cards, and more.

The event featured:

  • thought-provoking panels
  • a massive expo hall filled with the best publishers and studios

  • new game demos

  • tournaments, and

  • a community experience unlike any other.

The Pax tour includes Boston, MA, Seattle, WA, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, and Philadelphia, PA.

Each event attracts around 15,000 to 20,000 attendees.

The Philly event had more than 150 exhibitors, including Steven Jackson Games, the Society for Creative Anachronism, and of course, Games Workshop.  

custom gaming gun

Kill Team Octarius: Kill Team Warhammer Live-Action Gaming Experience

Kill Team Octarius was launched amid high expectations.

As well as a board game, Warhammer 40,000: Kill Team is a top-down shooter game with twin-stick control, set in the Warhammer 40k future fantasy universe.

Using SATR3 technology, the team created the fantasy combat test, which was exciting and the gamers loved. People queued for this experience.

"Got to play Killteam LIVE - and it was awesome playing as a Kriegsman killing some Orks!" said TaTenk via Reddit.com.

"It was an event held at PAX Unplugged which is Kill Team laser tag. They have the lasers modelled as lasguns or shootaz," he said.

As well as the live-action gaming experience, the Warhammer crew also had a booth, a store, demo games, and painting opportunities.

kill team mission briefing

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For more information about the latest live-action gaming technology contact your local Battlefield Guru.