World of Warcraft Classic Character Transfer Guide

World of Warcraft Classic Character Transfer Guide

Need some help with that World of Warcraft Classic character transfer? This guide goes through that process, as well as its limitations.

Since World of Warcraft Classic launched back in August, there were numerous features players were asking for. Some of those “missing” features were actually just old design flaws that were later streamlined throughout its 15-year life-cycle. However, there were some that really could have been added, even if it meant harming the sanctity of the product. This is where the World of Warcraft Classic character transfer comes in. Now available, you can now transfer your characters to a different realm, and this guide will show you how.

How to bring your World of Warcraft Classic character to a different realm

The World of Warcraft Classic character transfer process is pretty simple. All you have to do is visit the Shop found on the character select screen. From there, there should be a choice for a paid character transfer. Yes, you will have to pay for a character transfer with real money. Specifically, you will need $25 if you are in the US. There are a few limitations that Blizzard details, which are listed below:

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  • Each transfer has a 90 day (3 months) cooldown.
  • The amount of gold you can transfer varies for certain level ranges.
  • Characters can’t transfer from a PvE to PvP realms. RP realm characters can’t transfer to RPPVP realms.

Probably the most notable limitation here is how much gold you can carry over with you to another realm when you transfer. Blizzard also details specifically what those limitations are:

  • Level 1-30: Up to 100 gold
  • Level 31-50. Up to 500 gold
  • Level 51-60. Up to 2000 gold

The World of Warcraft Classic character transfer service may take up to 24 hours to complete. If you do try to log in before it is complete, your character may lock until it is fully transferred. So, make sure you have something else to play for at least a day.

Can you transfer a World of Warcraft Classic character between accounts?

No, you cannot transfer a character from one Blizzard account to another. This may be frustrating, but as someone who has gotten their account stolen a couple of times, I understand why you can’t just transfer characters from one account to another.

As such, you will only be able to transfer a character to different realms. This may have been more useful when World of Warcraft Classic initially launched back in August, considering the number of realms were being filled. But, better late than never I suppose.

My take on WoW Classic character transfers

It makes sense why character transfers are being implemented into World of Warcraft Classic. As someone who played during that launch period, trying to get a whole guild of friends to join the same server was a mess. Blizzard was not necessarily at fault, but I’m not quite sure if their projections on how many people would actually be interested were off. Now that some time has passed, giving players the option to change realms is a solid addition.