World Of Warcraft Classic: How To Reserve Names For Your Characters

Up to three character names per WoW account can be reserved before the game's official release.
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Title card for World of Warcraft Classic.
Title card for World of Warcraft Classic. Activision-Blizzard

In just about three weeks’ time, we will finally see the official release of World of Warcraft Classic after months of preparation, beta testing, and stress testing. There’s still two days to go before the launch of the global stress test on August 8, but this does not mean that the news and hype train for World of Warcraft Classic is beginning to halt – in fact, we now have more information, this time regarding arguably one of the most important aspects to World of Warcraft and MMOs: naming your character.

During the game’s official announcement a few months back, Blizzard already stated that they will be holding a character name reservation period for World of Warcraft Classic. In a community post on the Blizzard forums, community manager Bornakk provided some details regarding the character name reservation, starting off with a date – players with an active subscription or game time on their World of Warcraft account will be able to join the character name reservation opening next week, Monday, August 12 at 6:00 p.m. EDT. Up to three characters per World of Warcraft account can be created, with the names for these characters being officially reserved before the game’s official worldwide release on August 26 at 6:00 p.m. EDT.

The post also mentions that details regarding realm names and types will be released later this week, so you can look out for any updates on the official World of Warcraft Classic forums here. This should allow some time for players who have friends to coordinate their efforts with regards to realms a few weeks before the game officially releases. Of course, seeing as some realms will inevitably see more influx and traffic than others due to various reasons, Blizzard will be posting warnings about potentially long queues for those realms to allow for some time to choose an alternate one. It’s also worth noting that character creation will also be limited to one faction per realm for PvP realms.

Following the game’s official release on August 26, here is the official number of World of Warcraft Classic characters that can be created per World of Warcraft game account:

  • 10 characters per World of Warcraft Classic realm
  • 50 characters across all World of Warcraft Classic realms in your specific region
  • One faction per realm on PvP realms

For players who have reached the character creation limit in World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth, there is no overlap regarding limits when it comes to World of Warcraft Classic. This means that your character count for World of Warcraft Classic differs from World of Warcraft itself.

For more details on the character name reservation, check out the thread here.

World of Warcraft Classic will be released for PC on August 26.

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