After years of clinging desperately to the squarish 4:3 aspect ratio, Blizzardâ€™s World of Warcraft team finally let go, diving deep into glorious, modern monitor filling 16:9 for all of Legionâ€™s loading screens.
Itâ€™s a bit jarring, really. As of the previous expansion pack, 2014's Warlords of Draenor, the only time a widescreen image was presented on loading were map screens upon entering a new continent. Otherwise, it was this:
But now, thanks to the magic of it being about damn time, Legionâ€™s individual zones all get glorious widescreen, wallpaper-ready loading images.
If itâ€™s all too much to take in, do not fret. The older areas, many of which must be revisited for Legion quests, are still embraced by that reassuring void.