Thursday Blizzard said that it is now offering free character moves in World of Warcraft until December 22. The company said the free offer was the result of an influx of new and returning players due to the recent release of Cataclysm, the MMORPG's third expansion.
"By initiating one of these transfers you will be moving your character to a new realm and home," Blizzard said. "This is a one-time, one-way move. You will need to use the paid transfer service to move your character elsewhere."
The character move will be limited to 25 specific, highly populated "source" servers including Area 52, Stormrage, Khaz'goroth, Sargeras, Stormreaver and more. Character movement also locked to specific destinations, meaning those residing on Proudmoore can only move to Darrowmere, and those on Mannoroth can only move to Anub'arak or Anetheron.
"Please be aware that due to the unpredictable nature of free transfers we may close down any Free Character Moves at any time and without warning if the target realm becomes full," Blizzard said. "If you plan to move with friends or your guild, we suggest that you coordinate the effort to reduce the chance of any stragglers being left behind."