Creating a New World of Warcraft Account

Updated: 2 months ago
Article ID: 11555
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Common Problems

  • I'm new to the game, how do I create a free trial?
  • I already have a WoW account but want to have another one, do I need to create a new Blizzard account?

Don't have a WOW Account

I want to try the game for free

If you do not have any World of Warcraft account yet, the Blizzard Battle.net Desktop App can create an account for you:

  1. Download the Battle.net Desktop App
  2. Log in to the app
  3. Choose World of Warcraft on the panel on the left
  4. Over the Play button, use the Version and Account drop-down menus to select your preferred region

This will create a free Starter Edition account.

I want a Standard account

If you do not have any World of Warcraft account yet, buying game time in the Blizzard Shop will create a Standard account for you.

If you have a Starter Edition, adding the game time to it will upgrade it to Standard.

A Standard account does not include the latest expansion. If you would like to have access to the latest content, we recommend buying the World of Warcraft:Complete Collection.

 

Already have a WoW account

You can have up to 8 World of Warcraft accounts in the same Blizzard account.

You can add new accounts in the Blizzard Shop.

  1. Go to the Blizzard Shop
  2. Select World of Warcraft game time (not recurring subscription)
  3. Click Buy Now (no charges will be applied yet)
  4. Click Create a New Account. This will create a new Starter Edition account
    • If you want your account to be Standard, you must complete the purchase
    • If you want your new account to remain a free Starter Edition, exit the shop

The next time you launch the Blizzard app, use the drop-down menu on top of the PLAY button to select the World of Warcraft account you want to log into.