Character Transfer Information and Restrictions

Updated: 2 days ago
Article ID: 83440
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Common Problems

  • How much does a Character Transfer cost?
  • What happens to quest progress, items, achievements, collections?
  • How can I move a character? Can I move it to a different account?

The Character Transfer service allows you to move characters to other realms, different World of Warcraft accounts, or from one Blizzard account to another. You can purchase a Character Transfer in the World of Warcraft in-game shop. Each type of transfer has a shared three-day cooldown. WoW Classic character transfers have a three-month cooldown.

Note: WoW Classic Characters cannot be transferred between accounts.

This service takes up to 24 hours to complete. If you log in before the transfer is complete, it may fail and your character will be locked.

If you also selected a faction change, please review the Faction Change effects.

If you are looking for information about free migration, please review the Free Character Migration Eligibility and Limitations.

Select the type of transfer you are interested in to see a full list of specifications and limitations:

Note: WoW Classic Character Transfers within 24 hours of the weekly reset may lead to loss of the previous week's PvP data due to an ongoing issue that is currently under review. Please wait 24 hours after the weekly reset to ensure the previous week's data is saved prior to any transfer. Games played during this week, prior to transfer, may be lost.