World of Warcraft, or WoW, is the popular massively multiplayer online role-playing game from Blizzard Entertainment that lets you play the part of a character from the Warcraft series of games. In World of Warcraft, players begin as young characters who must develop their skills and acquire gear to be able to challenge famous heroes and villains from the series as well as new challenges created for the fantasy setting of Azeroth. WoW requires an account for each player.
Things You'll Need
- Internet access
- Internet browser
- Valid email
Visit the Account Sign Up page for World of Warcraft listed below. This is the main center for free account creation.
Follow the setup process. You must fill out the contact information fully. This information is used for verification if you have problems with your account in the future.
Access your email account and click the link in the email from Blizzard to confirm the address. A valid email address must be tied to your account to process free account registration.
Download the WoW client from your new account page. The client is the tool that runs the game and allows you to interface with the game servers.
Log in to World of Warcraft using your account. You will be able to use your account for play once the latest patch download is complete.
Tips & Warnings
- Free accounts come with 10 days of play time. If you wish to play after that, you must add a retail key from the purchased version of World of Warcraft.
- Free accounts are restricted to prevent abuse. They cannot trade items or gold directly with other players and are not allowed to use some features of the in-game mail system.
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