Character Name Reclamation Coming to World of Warcraft

Names of long-disused World of Warcraft characters will be released and made available for use in the upcoming patch 6.0.2, the Warlords of Draenor pre-expansion systems update. Characters who have not logged into Blizzard’s venerable MMORPG since 13 November 2008 will have their names reclaimed for use by new characters or those who pay for the game’s Character Name Change service.

To preserve the names of any idle characters, Blizzard directs players to loving to each character whose name they wish to retain before patch 6.0.2 is released. There has not yet been an official release date for that patch, however, so players may wish to check on their stable of characters sooner rather than later.