World of Warcraft: Shadowlands has been big boon for player numbers with World of Warcraft. But that success has raised some issues. Players on the high-population servers were very congested. Now, the enormous influx of players has caused these problems to be even more common. But yes, there is a solution. And no, it’s not a bunch more servers.
Activision-Blizzard has been working on a solution, and that’s free character transfers. These free character transfers were set up to help reduce the population on congested high-pop servers. Players could freely move their characters to a low-pop server. This helps save on server costs for Blizz and makes it so players don’t’ have to pay for the privilege. Players were encountering a lot of queue times, so tons of players took advantage of the free character transfers.
If you have a character on an eligible high-population realm, you can move them over to a destination realm. Just log into your Blizzard account on the main website and check for the Free Character Transfer service in the Services section of the Shop. You can then go through the process.
The free variant of the services will end on Thursday, December 17, at 2:00 PM PST. The normal cost to transfer a character is $25 USD. So if you wish to take part, you better do it soon, as the slots are about to cost a lot of money, at least compared to free. SO anyone eligible for transfers, again check your account page in the shop, should get on that.