Balance is an electronic balance you can use to purchase games and services from the Shop.

Adding Balance

You can add Balance up to a maximum of $350/€250/£200, or $110/€110/£100 if you do not have an Authenticator linked to your account. Balance caps vary depending on your currency.

From the Shop

You can purchase Balance from the Shop using our Accepted Payment Methods. The minimum purchase of Balance is $1/€1/£1.

To ensure the security of every Balance transaction, there may be a delay of up to 24 hours before Balance becomes available for use after purchase. During this time, your order status will show as Pending.

Claiming a Code Balance code cards can be purchased from physical retailers. To find out if your local retailer stocks Balance cards, please contact the retailer directly. Codes can be claimed in Account Management.

Using a WoW Token Balance can be obtained by choosing the Balance option when using a WoW Token purchased for gold in Modern World of Warcraft. In Wrath of the Lich King Classic WoW Tokens can only be consumed for Game Time, not for Balance.

Using Balance

You can use Balance to purchase most products and services in the Shop.

The currency of your Balance must be the same as the currency displayed in the Shop to make a purchase. For example, if your Balance is in Dollars, you will not be able to use it in the European Shop because the European Shop charges in Euro. You can change the Shop region by scrolling down and clicking on the language dropdown.

Note: Additional taxes may apply to purchases made with Balance.

Gifting Balance

You can gift Balance directly to a friend, or use your own Balance to gift a product from the Shop to a friend.

Limitations Balance cannot be...
  • converted into cash
  • transferred to another account
  • combined with another payment method to make a purchase
  • used for World of Warcraft subscriptions (but can be used for Game Time)
  • used in:
    • Blizzard Gear Store
    • PlayStation Store
    • Xbox Marketplace
    • Nintendo Store
    • Apple App Store
    • Google Play
    • Amazon Appstore