Cannot Create a New Character

Updated: 3 months ago
Article ID: 11685

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, on WoW Classic Era PvP realms, you cannot create a character if you already have a character of the opposing faction on that realm.

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