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World of Warcraft Classic character name reservation begins next week

Update: Name registration is now live, as are details of our local, Oceanic, realms. They are Arugal (PvP) and Remulos (Normal).

Original story: World of Warcraft Classic character name registration will begin next week, Blizzard advised alongside new information of character limits in the upcoming retro title.

First, character name reservation starts from 8.00 am AEST on Tuesday, 13 August.

“Players with an active subscription or game time on their World of Warcraft account will be able to create up to three characters per World of Warcraft account and have the name(s) reserved before World of Warcraft Classic releases worldwide on Tuesday, 27 August at 8:00am AEST / 10:00am NZST,” Blizzard continued.

Realm names and types will be detailed later in the week.

Finally, Blizzard adivsed that the number of Classic characters that can be created per WoW game account will change to the following:

  • A maximum of 10 characters per World of Warcraft Classic realm.
  • A maximum of 50 characters across all World of Warcraft Classic realms in your region.
  • Only one faction per realm on PvP realms.

“There is no overlap regarding character limits with World of Warcraft, so if you have 50 characters in Battle for Azeroth you can create 50 more characters in World of Warcraft Classic,” Blizzard continued.

World of Warcraft Classic heads to Windows PC and Mac on 27 August.

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