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PSA: World of Warcraft Free Character Transfer Service Closes December 17th

Realm Swap For Free - Until December 17th

Steven Weber Posted:
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Community Manager Kaivax wants to remind World of Warcraft players that were unhappy with extended queue times on their realm, that the free character transfers provided since November 28th, will no longer be available after December 17th.

If you were on a realm that was bombarded by so many players that you found yourself stuck in queues longer than you were playing the game, than it is possible that you may have already taken advantage of the Free Character Transfer Service that Blizzard offered at the end of November. If not, and you would like to transfer realms, you have a very small window of time to do so. As of December 17th, at 2:00pm EST, free transfers will be closed.

“On November 28, we enabled the Free Character Transfer service for players who have characters on high population realms that were experiencing consistent, extended queues.

  • Free Character Transfers will be closed for all realms after 11:00 a.m. PST (2:00 p.m. EST) on Thursday, December 17. ? ?

We strongly suggest that any players who intend to use a Free Character Transfer do so as soon as possible. If this service is available on your realm, you’ll find it in the Services section of the Shop on your character selection screen for that realm."


This PSA was a message from your friendly community manager Kaivax. Keep calm and WoW on.

As you must be aware by now World of Warcraft: Shadowlands has released and Season 1 has begun. Hop on in, if you can, and if you can’t, you have until the 17th for a realm transfer!


Steven Weber

Steven has been a writer at MMORPG.COM since 2017. A lover of many different genres, he finds he spends most of his game time in action RPGs, and talking about himself in 3rd person on his biography page.