The first World of Warcraft achievement in the exploration of Eastern Kingdoms requires you to travel to Alterac Mountains, the relatively empty zone located directly north of Hillsbrad Foothills. Far less populated compared to other zones, it has become a zone with quite a bit of lore – however many players never quite finish exploring it, if only because there has never been a reason to previously! Use the following guide to exploring Alterac Mountains to obtain the achievement quickly and with ease.
Explore Alterac Mountains Guide
The easiest way to start this zone is to come in from the south or from Chillwind Point (74,48). You will need to get to the Chillwind Point location on the far eastern side of the map then head west for the rest of your exploration points.
The southern border of the map have five distinct locations to explore, many of them very close together, meaning you will need to do some careful walking. Starting with Sofera’s Maze (59,66), then going on to Corrahn’s Dagger (48,70), the Headland (39,80), and Gavin’s Naze (33,82), you will travel in and out of a series of finger-like protrusions or rocks.
The last point on the southern part of the zone is Lordamere Internment Camp (20,85). After this, travel north to the Dalaran Crater (14,65), followed by Growless Cave (37,67), Gallow’s Corner (32,56), the Ruins of Alterac (38,50), and Crushridge Hold (49,41). The Misty Shore (30,32) and Dandred’s Fold (38,18) are next and then there are the Uplands (50,19) and Strahnbrad (62,43).
A quick loop of the zone will take around 30 minutes and the Explore Alterac Mountains WoW achievement can be gotten easily as long as you play it out correctly!