Obviously, your answer to this one is going to depend on the games you actually play. Not all MMOs actually have zones to begin with, either! Traditionally, I go for Guild Wars 2 zones; they always wow me. This year, though, I would personally give the nod to Elder Scrolls Online’s Murkmire, the zone specifically. It’s not every day that an MMO literally revolves a major update around a largely incomprehensible plotline involving lizardmen and mysterious tree spirits. The Elder Scrolls franchise has always backed away from it, and yet there’s ZeniMax, daring to make it happen. Good on ya.
What would you argue was the best new zone or area added to an MMORPG in 2018?