14 May 2021 1:17 AM +00:00

World of Warcraft Burning Crusade Character Clone Explained

With WoW Classic Burning Crusade is right around the corner, and you might be wondering what WoW character clone is and how it works.

You’ve come to the right place.

Blizzard is offering a character clone service to help you either keep your character data as you enter the WoW Progression realm or stay on the WoW Classic Era realm once WoW Classic The Burning Crusade releases.

You can also pay a fee to do both, so you remain in the original server and enjoy the next round of WoW Classic content.

Getting through the process is a bit of a, well… process, but we’ve outlined what it all is and how it works below.

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What is WoW Character Clone

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Blizzard calls WoW character clones a “snapshot copy” of your existing character that the system will take before the Burning Crusade pre-release patch rolls out May 18.

It’s done automatically, so you don’t have to do anything other than have a character in existence before May 18.

Clones include inventory, mailbox, friends, and items in the bank.

However, you’ll need to recreate any guilds you had before if you stay on the Classic Era realm.

How to Activate Character Clone WoW Classic

Once the patch is live, the Battle.net app will prompt you to pick which launcher you want to use, the Burning Crusade Classic launcher or the WoW Classic launcher.

If you have more than one character, it will do this for each.

Be careful which clone you choose to activate.

The one you don’t pick will deactivate, and you’ll have to pay a $35 fee to re-activate it.

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The same $35 fee applies if you want to activate both clones and continue playing on both servers.

You also can’t deactivate a clone once it’s been activated, so it will count toward your character limit.

Update 14th May - Character clones will now cost $15.

Can You Transfer WoW Clone Characters?

Sort of. You can transfer a Progression realm character to another Progression realm, and you can transfer a Classic Era realm character to a different Classic Era realm.

However, you can’t transfer Progression to Classic.

Activating a character transfer does cost a fee, as usual.

Finally, you can’t transfer progress between Progression and Classic Era realms, including Burning Crusade Classic’s two new classes.

[Source: Blizzard]