World of Warcraft – A Character with That Name Already Exist Bug

World of Warcraft: Dragonflight

World of Warcraft Dragonflight has been one of the better expansions released so far by Activision-Blizzard in the past decade. However, all good things don’t always come flawless. For example, a smooth launch is something nearly all MMORPGs struggle with, and World of Warcraft is no exception. A minor expansion patch was released today (patch 10.05) and the A Character With That Name Already Exist login failure issue is already plaguing my warrior.

Blizz Bug Report

Let’s show some love to get Blizzard’s attention: on the bug report in their official forums. Unable to log in – A Character with that name already Exist – Support / Technical Support – World of Warcraft Forums


The game disconnects and prompts the error “A character with that name already exist” making you unable to play the selected character. This issue does not seem to be account-bound as other characters on the same account are able to log in without issues shown in the video below.

Wow DF - A Character with that name already Exist Error
A Character with that name already Exist Error

The video below will show you a demonstration of the login issue and that other characters are able to log in without problems.

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