World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth - Zandalar Area Overview

World of Warcraft's upcoming Battle for Azeroth expansion will soon be upon us, sprucing the long-running MMORPG up with plenty of new content and features. It will also add a number of new areas for you to visit and explore, and this PC Gamer article argues that the new Horde area, the expansive Zandalar Isle, is well on its way to becoming one of the best, most memorable areas in the game. Here's a snippet:

World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth is out in less than a month. To prepare for the inevitable madness of reviewing it, I'm dipping my toes into the beta to spend extra time with all of its exciting new features. And so far, despite a contrived overarching plot of all-out war between the Alliance and Horde, there's a lot to like about Battle for Azeroth. But of all those things, I never expected to fall so madly in love with Zandalar, one of its new zones.

Unlike most expansions, Battle for Azeroth is really driving home the divide between Alliance and Horde by giving them each a separate continent containing three zones to explore and level up on. Once they reach the new level cap of 120, the opposing continent will become available to explore—albeit from the perspective of an invader rather than someone who is trying to help its denizens. It's a novel approach and one that, I hope, is going to pay off in a cool way.

I haven't yet had a chance to see what the Alliance's continent of Kul Tiras looks like in person because, for the beta, I opted to play a Horde character and head to the primordial jungles of Zandalar. And damn, I'm so glad I did. Zandalar makes a stunning first impression.