With the official premiere of the final season just hours (!!!) away, “Game of Thrones” fans only need to know one thing before settling in to visit Westeros for the final time—just when and how much alcohol they are going to need to consume during the episode.

Thrones fans are definitely going to need a great drinking game to get them through the show this time around more than ever before. Not only will they be seeing potentially all of their favorite characters being killed off in quick succession, but there’s going to be an underlying current of sadness no matter what happens on screen because...THIS...IS...IT.

So in order to be truly prepared for the beginning of the end....and the actual end here’s the official drinking game to follow for Season 8.

Game of Thrones Drinking Game Embrace your inner Cersei (Lena Headey) with this “Game of Thrones” Season 8 drinking game. Photo: Helen Sloan/HBO

Take A Sip Of Your Drink When:

  • A woman exposes her bare chest/gets naked
  • Two characters face off in a sword fight
  • Someone says house words/a catchphrase I.e. “A Lannister Always Pats His Debts,” “The Night is Dark and Full of Terrors,” “Winter is Coming/Winter is Here” for a final time
  • A new character is introduced
  • A character pours themselves another glass of their own drink
  • Two characters engage in incestuous sex—particularly if Jon (Kit Harington) and Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) do it again before learning that they are related
  • When someone is shocked by seeing a dragon for the first time

Take A Shot When:

  • Any character who does not have the last name of Lannister, Stark or Targaryen (or who isn't the Night King) dies

Take 2 Sips Of Your Drink When:

  • Bran (Isaac Hampstead-Wright) reveals more crucial information from the past
  • Someone recounts the believed story about Lyanna (Aisling Franciosi) and Rhaegar (Wilf Scolding)
  • Sam (John Bradley) does something for Gilly (Hannah Murray) and Little Sam
  • A White Walker shows up on screen
  • We see either Nymeria or Ghost
  • If Viserion, Rhaegal and Drogon kill one another
  • Sansa potentially finds an actual love interest she wants
  • Tyrion finally finishes his “I once brought a honeycomb and a jacka** into a brother” joke

Take Three Sips Of Your Drink When:

  • Dany rides Drogon
  • Jon (or anyone else) rides a dragon
  • We see a previously dead character come back reanimated as a White Walker
  • Core characters are reunited
  • Arya crosses a name off of her kill list

Chug, Chug, Chug When:

  • The battle against the Night King happens
  • The battle for the Iron Throne occurs
  • You can’t name all the significant characters on-screen within 10 seconds
  • Jon and Dany learn the truth about Jon’s identity
  • Other characters learn the truth about Jon and Dany and act disgusted
  • Clegane Bowl happens
  • A main character dies
  • A huge prophecy is fulfilled

Finish Your Drink In One Huge Gulp When:

  • We finally find out who truly wins the “Game of Thrones.”

Please remember to drink and watch responsibly.

“Game of Thrones” Season 8 premieres at 9 p.m. EDT on HBO.