Character Not Found Error When Adding a Friend

Updated: 3 months ago
Article ID: 15254
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Common Problems

  • I get an error when adding a friend in WoW
  • I used to be friends with this person but now it says "Character not Found"

You will receive "Character Not Found" when a character with the name you are typing in does not exist in your realm.

This will typically happen if: 

  • You are entering your friend's name incorrectly
  • Your friend belongs to the opposite faction
  • Your friend deleted the character
  • Your friend is in another realm

You cannot be friends with characters on other realms, but you can be BattleTag friends and play together in cross-realm party.