Cannot Create a New Character

Updated: 2 months ago
Article ID: 11685
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Common Problems

  • Can't create a character on WoW Classic realm
  • Error: You already have the maximum number of characters allowed on this account
  • I deleted my Alliance characters to switch to Horde, but now I can't create a Horde character

You can have the following maximum number of characters across all realms on a single WoW account:

  • 60 in Modern WoW
  • 50 in WoW Classic Era
  • 50 in Wrath Classic 

In addition, in WoW Classic Era realms only, you can have a maximum of 10 characters per realm and, on a PvP realm, you cannot create a character if you already have in it a character of the opposing faction.

Some realms are considered over-populated and are locked for character creation. For details on what realms are locked, visit the forums.