WoW Classic Name Reservations Now Open! *Updated 8/23
WoW Classic
August 12th by Blizzard Entertainment

WoW Classic name reservations now open! Players with an active subscription or game time on their World of Warcraft account can create up to three characters per WoW account before WoW Classic releases worldwide on Monday, August 26 at 3:00 p.m. PDT.


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.

  1. Open the Battle.net desktop app and select World of Warcraft in the game selection menu.
  2. 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.
  3. Click the Install button. You’ll see an installation progress bar that will show you when the installation is available to play.
  4. 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 North America

Name

Type

Time Zone

Atiesh

Normal

Pacific Time

Mankrik

Normal

Eastern Time

Myzrael

Normal

Pacific Time

Pagle

Normal

Eastern Time

Blaumeux

PvP

Pacific Time

Faerlina

PvP

Eastern Time

Fairbanks

PvP

Pacific Time

Herod

PvP

Eastern Time

Skeram

PvP

Eastern Time

Stalagg

PvP

Eastern Time

Thalnos

PvP

Eastern Time

Whitemane

PvP

Pacific Time

Bloodsail Buccaneers

RP

Eastern Time

Grobbulus

RP PvP

Pacific Time

*Update 8/23: We will remove the three character limitation per WoW account on Monday, August 26 at 10:00 a.m PDT. Once the restriction is lifted, players will be able to create up to 10 characters per Classic realm., for a total of 50 characters across all Classic realms per WoW account.

Additional new realms will also open on Monday, August 26 at 10:00 a.m. PDT as follows:

Name Type Time Zone
Bigglesworth PvP Pacific
Incendius PvP Eastern
Old Blanchy Normal Pacific
Westfall Normal Eastern

Available Realms for Oceania

Name

Type

Time Zone

Arugal

PvP

Australian Eastern Time

Remulos

Normal

Australian Eastern Time

Keep in mind that players on RP realms will need to follow the Role Play Naming Policy.

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 3:00 p.m. PDT on August 26!

WoW Classic
Global Release In
Now Live Worldwide
Days
Hours
Mins
Secs