Someone calls Geoguessr god Trevor Rainbolt (opens in new tab) because the World of Warcraft version of the game makes me wonder what I was doing with all those hours in Blizzard’s MMO.
Lostgamer.io dropped it WoW Geoguessr (opens in new tab) and I swear I wasn’t that bad at finding my way around Azeroth in-game. The card-based game covers most of WoW’s geography, including the planet Draenor and the alternate timeline Draenor. One of the makers, The Eden Child (opens in new tab), said the team used specialized tools and “about 3,000,000 images” to create it. And they expect Dragonflight to take another million.
The game works just like the real world Geoguessr. You’re given a first-person Google street view of the location and must try to mark it on the map before the timer runs out. If you need more information, you can also move around the map. Points are awarded for how close you get to the specific coordinates.
As an on-and-off WoW player, you’d think the classic zones are the easiest to guess – that’s where I spent most of my time before the game had flying mounts and other fast travel options. But somehow they are still hard for me. Did they move the Caverns of Time? I thought it was at the bottom of Tanaris. Apparently it isn’t, and that mistake cost me my high score and my WoW Geoguessr speed runner (opens in new tab) career. However, the Barrens, an old quest area from the early game, is etched in my mind. I spent so much time there in 2006 as a new player and the changes to it in the Cataclysm expansion weren’t substantial enough to render those memories useless.
The expansive zones of the most recent expansions are much more difficult, but if you know a thing or two about how Blizzard designs environments you can get pretty close. WoW areas are obviously not as big as real world countries and they often have pockets of NPCs and buildings for quests to narrow it down. The hardest ones to guess are when you’re dropped in the middle of a forest and there aren’t even any nearby roads to pinpoint the exact location.
Lostgamer.io’s WoW Geoguessr isn’t the first to come out. You can also play Where in Warcraft? or view TikTok user The Vignox show what it’s like to be geographically gifted. Someone is bound to get so good at this new WoW Geoguessr that they can only do it with the ground textures, sort of like Rainbolt did.