The Character Transfer service allows transferring characters between realms, World of Warcraft accounts, or accounts.

In mid 2006, Blizzard Entertainment began the Paid Character Transfer Service, which is sometimes referred to as PCT. The Paid Character Transfer feature allows you to move characters to other realms as well as between two accounts where you are the original registered owner, subject to certain restrictions. The cost of each paid character transfer is $25 / 20€ / £17 / ₩24,000.[citation needed]

Initially, there was a 6 month cooldown between character transfers. In late February 2008, the cooldown was reduced to 1 month. In July 2009, the cooldown was reduced to 3 days.[citation needed]

In early 2016, tutorial videos were posted on how to use this service. In August 2017, the FAQs were deleted and the support help pages were renamed to just "Character Transfer" and combined for account, World of Warcraft account, or realm transfer.



Realm-to-Realm limitations
  • Characters can only transfer between realms and accounts in the same region.
  • Certain realms are not eligible transfer destinations.
  • You can't transfer to a realm where your character list is full.
  • If your character's name is taken on the destination server, you can change its name after the transfer.
  • The character must be at least level 10. Death Knights must be at least level 60.
  • Starter Edition accounts can't transfer characters.
  • Active auctions or mail will prevent a transfer.
  • Characters holding WoW Tokens cannot transfer.
  • Characters with caged pets in their inventory cannot transfer.
  • Characters are ineligible for realm-first achievements for the first 60 days after transferring.
  • Raid lockouts transfer with your character.
  • You cannot continue mythic raids started prior to the transfer.
  • Item Restoration cannot restore items deleted, vendored, or disenchanted prior to the transfer.
  • The following gold limits apply to all characters.
Character Level Max. Gold
10-30 300g
31-50 1,000g
51-70 5,000g
71-80 20,000g
81-99 50,000g
100+ 250,000g

World of Warcraft account

World of Warcraft Account Limitations

In addition to the realm limitations:

Note: These apply even if you stay on the same Blizzard account.
  • Your character's name is locked for 90 days, and you will need to select a new name after the transfer completes
  • Characters cannot be transferred to or from a suspended, disabled, or closed account. Otherwise clean accounts without an active subscription are able to use the Character Transfer service normally.
  • Characters cannot transfer to a lower expansion level game account.
  • Characters are not able transfer to another realm for 30 days after an account transfer. account

Blizzard Account Limitations

In addition to the realm limitations:

  • Both accounts must be registered under the same name.
  • Items in the Collections tab are account-bound, and will not transfer to a different Blizzard account. Pets or mounts associated with a character-specific achievement will transfer, but only for the character that unlocked the achievement.
  • Character-specific achievements will transfer to the new account, but most other achievements won't.
  • PvP Arena ratings may change after transferring to a new realm. This can affect end-of-season rewards if you transfer before they are sent.
  • Your user interface settings will not transfer to the new account.
  • In-game friend and ignore lists are reset after transferring to a different Blizzard account.



Blizzard Entertainment Customer Support Videos

See also

External links

Old FAQs
Old Restrictions