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Free WoW Classic Hardcore Character Move

We explain how you can get a free Character Move from WoW Classic Hardcore servers if you end up dying.
Free WoW Classic Hardcore Character Move

After death on World of Warcraft (WoW)'s Classic Hardcore servers, players still have some options available, turning into a ghost and chatting with friends. If you want to continue playing your character after death, then you will need to use a free WoW Classic Hardcore character server transfer option.

This guide explains how you can take advantage of the free "Character Move" featuring in WoW Classic Hardcore, continuing on your journey in a less deadly Azeroth...

Free Character Move in WoW Classic Hardcore

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You can transfer your character to a non-hardcore realm if you happen to die but want to continue playing. (Picture: Blizzard)

First up, some rules! Blizzard notes that you can transfer a DEAD character from the Hardcore Classic realm to a non-hardcore Classic Era realm. This means you can't transfer a character when it is still alive. Furthermore, there is no way to get this character back into a Hardcore realm.

To use the Free Character Move in WoW Classic Hardcore, head to the in-game shop and follow the steps below:

  1. Select the Character Transfer service and click Buy Now. (This will be a free option for dead WoW Classic Hardcore characters.
  2. Select the realm you are transferring FROM.
  3. Select the character you want to move off your realm. An estimate for how long the transfer might take will show up.
  4. Tick the Transfer Realm check box.
  5. Select the realm you want to transfer TO. The choice will be limited.
  6. Click Continue. If the button is not available, it means you didn't fill up all the fields.

Please note that you can't log in to your character until the transfer has completed, and you cannot cancel a transfer in progress. The process might take some time (normally a few hours), and when you log onto your non-hardcore Classic realm, you will find your old character. If you can't see the character, create a level 1 to refresh your selection screen.

Blizzard discusses possible ways to die and announces the free Character Move feature for WoW Classic Hardcore players:

Maybe you've grown too attached to life. Maybe your character had an unlucky encounter with Lord Kazzak after you made a wrong turn at the Blasted Lands. Maybe you just miscalculated how high that jump was. Or perhaps your character hasn't died at all, but you've decided that you're looking for a more relaxed experience. No matter the reason, if you want to keep playing your recently departed character or make sure your currently living character doesn't face a sudden mishap, you can utilize the Free Character Move service and move any character to a non-Hardcore Classic Era realm.

In case you don't know about WoW Classic Hardcore just yet or want to learn more, check out A͏s͏m͏o͏n͏g͏o͏l͏d͏'s take on this mode from Blizzard and what it means for the community below.

So there you have it, a way to use a Free Character Move/Transfer feature in WoW Classic Hardcore to resurrect your dead character on a non-hardcore realm and keep playing, alongside some caveats. If anything changes, we will endeavor to update this article with haste.


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