WoW Classic Name Reservations Works
WoW Classic name reservations are now open! Anyone with an active subscription, or any active game time on their account, can create up to three characters per account. Times for name reservation are 6p ET and 3p PDT today, before WoW Classic releases worldwide on Monday, August 27 at 00:01 CEST.
When you reserve a name, you’ll also choose the realm you will play that character on. There are a few additional things to keep in mind as you make your choice:
Players who choose to play on a PvP realm will only be able to create characters within the same faction. This means that if you create an Alliance character, all further characters on that realm must also be Alliance characters.
After WoW Classic is live, you’ll be able to create up to 10 characters on any given realm and can create a maximum of 50 characters across all WoW Classic realms. This character count does not impact the number of characters you can create on the current World of Warcraft realms.
Characters that were created for the WoW Classic beta or stress tests will not be available to use in WoW Classic.
To create a character and play WoW Classic, you will need to download and install the client first.
Open the Battle.net desktop app and select World of Warcraft in the game selection menu.
Under the Version menu, select World of Warcraft Classic. If you have more than one World of Warcraft account, you’ll see a second dropdown for Account. In that column, select the active account you want to play on.
Click the Install button. You’ll see an installation progress bar that will show you when the installation is available to play.
Once the installation is complete, click the Play button.
You’ll need to select the realm you want to play on then select Create New Character. You’ll be able to choose your faction, class, and race, as well as fully customize your new character and name them. If you change your mind about a character and have already created your three, you will need to choose a character to delete. Please note, the name associated with the character deleted will be immediately available again to be claimed.
Before you put your plans too firmly in place, we encourage you to gather your allies together to select your new home realm. If you’re looking to reconnect with your old friends and guildmates, be sure to check out our Classic Connections forum.
Available Realms for Europe
Name Type Language
Golemagg PvP English
Hydraxian Waterlords RP English
Mirage Raceway Normal English
Pyrewood Village Normal English
Shazzrah PvP English
Zandalar Tribe RP-PvP English
Auberdine Normal French
Sulfuron PvP French
Everlook Normal German
Lucifron PvP German
Chromie Normal Russian
Flamegor PvP Russian
Once you’ve created your new character, all that will be left is to synchronize your chronometer with your friends and allies and prepare for your world (of Warcraft) domination! We’ll see you in Azeroth at 00:01 CEST on August 27!