Returning Player’s Guide

We’re glad that you’ve decided to play again! We’re here to make your return simple and straightforward. Let’s get started.

Account Status

If you haven’t visited Azeroth since November 11, 2009, you need to convert your account to a Blizzard account. While you’re there, we recommend you also attach a free Blizzard Authenticator to your account.

For more account security information, visit the Account Support site.

Account Status

If you haven’t visited Azeroth since November 11, 2009, you need to convert your account to a Blizzard account. While you’re there, we recommend you also attach a free Blizzard Authenticator to your account.

For more account security information, visit the Account Support site.

Playing with Friends

You can now add friends to your list using BattleTag or Real ID, allowing you to keep in touch with them across Blizzard games! Bring your friends to World of Warcraft with Recruit-A-Friend, which confers several benefits on both of you, from additional experience gains to free game time and epic in-game mounts. To start, simply open your friends list (hotkey "O") and send them an invitation. 

Playing with Friends

You can now add friends to your list using BattleTag or Real ID, allowing you to keep in touch with them across Blizzard games! Bring your friends to World of Warcraft with Recruit-A-Friend, which confers several benefits on both of you, from additional experience gains to free game time and epic in-game mounts. To start, simply open your friends list (hotkey "O") and send them an invitation. 

Achievements, Mounts and Titles

Most of your mounts and titles are now shared among all characters attached to your Blizzard Account. The Achievements (hotkey “Y”) system has also been updated. In many cases, some achievements are now account-wide. Shared achievements show up with a blue header within the Achievement interface.

Achievements, Mounts and Titles

Most of your mounts and titles are now shared among all characters attached to your Blizzard Account. The Achievements (hotkey “Y”) system has also been updated. In many cases, some achievements are now account-wide. Shared achievements show up with a blue header within the Achievement interface.

Collections

Several collectible items (such as heirlooms, pets, toys, and mounts) are now accessible in a single interface shared among all of your characters in the same account. Simply open the collections interface (hotkey “Shift+P”) and navigate through the tabs on the bottom of the screen to check it out.

Collections

Several collectible items (such as heirlooms, pets, toys, and mounts) are now accessible in a single interface shared among all of your characters in the same account. Simply open the collections interface (hotkey “Shift+P”) and navigate through the tabs on the bottom of the screen to check it out.