19 May 2021 9:10 AM +00:00

New WoW Classic TBC Error Takes Players Offline

The WoW Classic TBC Pre Patch has arrived after 7 hours of delays, and while players finally got on live servers to try out the new changes, a new error code has taken players offline.

If you're seeing the "A character with that name already exists" error message - you aren't alone. Here's what it means in WoW Classic TBC.

WoW Classic TBC: "A character with that name already exists"

The launch of the WoW Classic TBC Pre Patch has been a bumpy ride so far, and some new server problems have taken players offline once more.

When trying to log back in, many players are receiving the "A character with that name already exists" error code.

This error code has shown up plenty in WoW's history - especially most recently with the launch of Shadowlands.

This error code is a sign that servers are experiencing issues, and it may not be one that's solved any time soon.

READ MORE: WoW Classic TBC: No Servers Are Currently Available Error Message


Server Status

While WoW Classic TBC servers are live, and some players can get through, many players are having disconnection issues and error messages.

This is typical of a World of Warcraft launch, and should be cleaned up through Wednesday.

For all the latest updates on the WoW Classic TBC servers, stay tuned with us here.

READ MORE: What Class Should You Play in WoW Classic TBC: Class Rankings, DPS, Healers, Tanks

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