Keywords: Balance is an electronic balance players can use to purchase Blizzard Entertainment games and services.


You can purchase Balance with credit cards and a variety of other payment methods depending on your region. Use the button below to get started and find out which options are available for you.

  • If you are not using a Authenticator, you will be limited to a specific balance.
  • Mouse over any grayed out options to learn more about your regional currency limit, and consider getting an authenticator for an added level of security.

You can view your Balance, including your full transaction history, using the drop-down menu that appears alongside it in Account Management: Balance is the default payment method, if there are sufficient funds, when purchasing any of the following: 

  • Blizzard Games (Digital Purchase only)
  • World of Warcraft Game Time
  • World of Warcraft Character and Guild Services
  • In-game shop items
  • Hearthstone cards

You are not required to use Balance in the shop, and will have the option to choose another payment method (such as a credit card or PayPal) before completing any purchase. If you want to prevent Balance from being used for in-game purchases, you may disable it in your Payment Options.

Currency Options

Your currency option[s] depend on your account region. In EU, for example, players can use Euros, GBP, and RUB. In certain regions where game realms and servers are shared by players in multiple countries, you have the option to choose a preferred currency.

Different currencies are loaded separately, and cannot be transferred, converted, or used interchangeably.  To see which currency options are available in your region, log in to to add balance.

There are limits to how much you can store in your Balance. You will receive an error if your Balance purchase would take you over that limit.

Limitations and Restrictions

Payment and Fees

From the Balance drop-down menu in Account Management, select the Balance History to see a list of your Balance transactions.

  • We do not currently allow Balance to pay for recurring World of Warcraft Subscriptions, but you can use Balance to purchase game time from the Shop.
  • Balance cannot be combined with another payment method to make purchases.
  • Blizzard Entertainment does not charge additional fees to add to your Balance or to use it to buy Blizzard Entertainment products.
  • As with any payment method, local taxes may apply to purchases made with Balance.
  • You cannot make partial payments with Balance. If you don't have sufficient balance to cover the purchase, you must add additional Balance funds or use another method of payment.

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