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WoW Classic Name Reservations Open Today

Poorna Shankar Updated: Posted:
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As previously reported, WoW Classic name reservations are open today.

Anyone with an active subscription, or any active game time on their account, can create up to three characters per account. Times for name reservation are 6p ET and 3p PDT today.

First, make sure you have the right client installed, as outlined by Wowhead:

  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.

Wowhead also provides some information regarding name reservation:

  • 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.

Check out the full post for full details, including realm information, here.


Poorna Shankar

A highly opinionated avid PC gamer, Poorna blindly panics with his friends in various multiplayer games, much to the detriment of his team. Constantly questioning industry practices and a passion for technological progress drive his love for the video game industry. He pulls no punches and tells it like he sees it. He runs a podcast, Gaming The Industry, with fellow writer, Joseph Bradford, discussing industry practices and their effects on consumers.