Forced to Change My Character's Name With A Transfer

Updated: 2 months ago
Article ID: 13859
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Common Problems

  • I moved realms and I was asked to change my name, I wanted to keep it
  • The name of my character is taken by someone else in the other server, can you release it in there for me?

When the name of your character is already being used by another player in the realm you are transferring to, the game will ask you to change your character's name upon log-in. This name change is, of course, free of charge. 

If you were looking to keep the same name, Game Masters cannot release or take the name from the other player for you. We do have a system in place, however, that automatically frees up character names that belonged to inactive WoW players. Learn more about it in our That Name is Unavailable article.