- Author: Luxrah
- Date: March 8, 2023
- Expansion: World of Warcraft
Recruit A Friend has been reconfigured, with several new rewards and a few returning ones. Blizzard promises a shorter reward cadence, with the possibility to recruit four players every 30 days for a total of 10 linked accounts.
Rewards include a pet, a mount, and several cosmetic items, as well as game time. Players are also able to summon their recruits and take advantage of party sync to quest together.
Blizzard has a helpful support article that explains how to recruit a friend and lists some of the limitations.
Ready to make memories with your friends and share magical adventures with them across Azeroth and beyond? The Recruit A Friend program is perfect for showing them the ropes. Earn the latest goblin tech with a shorter reward cadence when you recruit new players or returning players in good standing who have not had active game time on their account for the past two years.
The Recruit A Friend (RAF) program retains fan-favorite features, and it introduces a bounty of brand-new rewards. Like the previous program, you can teleport to each other with Friend-to-Friend Summoning (which works on a 30-minute cooldown)—because Azeroth is best experienced with friends at your side.
MORE RECRUITS, MORE REWARDS
The Recruit A Friend program allows you to be linked with up to 10 friends and earn game time and other unique rewards—like mounts, pets, and more—the longer they play. Players new to WoW and veteran players who have not purchased game time on their account in the past two years can be enlisted in this program. Recruit four players every 30 days, and each time one of your recruits adds game time to their account, you’ll earn progress toward a new reward. The more friends you invite, the faster you’ll earn the rewards, as one friend adding multiple months of game time earns the same rewards as multiple friends adding one month of game time each.
See all the rewards you can get below!*
Volatile Self-Driving Toolbox Pet – 1 Month
Shredderizing Glove Cosmetic Item – 2 Months
Sappy Buddy Cosmetic Item – 3 Months
30 Days Game Time – 4 Months
S.C.A.N.N.E.R. Mk3 Cosmetic Item – 5 Months
Rocket Shredder 9001 Mount – 6 Months
|Volatile Self-Driving Toolbox—Teaches you how to summon and dismiss this companion.|
|Shredderizing Glove—Cosmetic fist weapon not recommended for those whose love language is physical touch.|
|Sappy Buddy—A cosmetic buddy that goes where you go; be very wary of making them emotional.|
|S.C.A.N.N.E.R. Mk3—You won’t just be cool with the Scanning Contraption Armed with Nightsight, Neuro-reading, and Encasing Reticle, you’ll look cool too.|
|Rocket Shredder 9001—Way better than 9000, by one. Teaches you how to summon this mount. This mount changes depending on your Riding skill and location.|
Every 3 months after your 6-month reward, you’ll be rewarded with 30 days of game time.
Recruiters must have active game time to earn and claim rewards.
GO IT TOGETHER
Time flies when you’re having fun, and it goes even faster when you and your recruits play together. You can also summon each other once every 30 minutes. Furthermore, our new Party Sync feature makes it easier than ever to level with friends. When activated, everyone in the party becomes aligned to the same quest state and phase. You’ll also have access to a “replay quest” feature that allows players who’ve already completed certain quests to replay them with their friends for rewards that are appropriate to their current level, regardless of the quest’s original level. Quests can be replayed for rewards once per day.
If you’d prefer to play with your friend using a current character rather than starting a new one, you now can. By using Party Sync, you can choose to have your level adjusted so you can quest and experience outdoor content with your friends as they level up. And, If you want to queue for instanced content (such as Battlegrounds and dungeons) in their level range, you can choose to join them by having your level scaled down.
Please note that unlike Timewalking, when your level is scaled, you will temporarily lose access to abilities and powers (such as Azerite Traits and over-level spells, abilities, talents, and trinket effects) with requirements that exceed your reduced level.
LEAD WITH CONFIDENCE
To help you help your friends, we’ve created a brand-new RAF panel in-game to help you know when to expect your next reward and given your access to Party Sync. The RAF panel also lists special activities available to players who participate in the program. Complete these in-game challenges with your recruits to earn even more rewards.
START YOUR JOURNEY
The new Recruit A Friend lets you generate a custom link in-game that you can send to your friends. This link will help you and your recruit connect in-game, and you’ll be able to see if they’ve purchased game time, which will lead to rewards for you! For each month your recruits have active game time, you’ll earn a new reward, such as unique pets, mounts, game time, and more. These rewards unlock each month and scale with the amount of time your recruits have subscribed for. And, of course, with Party Sync, you’ll be able to journey with your friends on any of your characters.
When you’re ready to bring your friends to Azeroth, simply log in to WoW and generate an invite link through the Recruit A Friend interface, then send that link to your friends. Up to four friends can use it to link their accounts to yours. To recruit more friends, you’ll need to generate a new link, which you can do once every 30 days.
*In-game rewards not available in World of Warcraft® Classic titles. Free game time earned through Recruit A Friend provides access to both World of Warcraft and WoW Classic titles.
Are the current rewards going away then?
Blizzard hasn’t clarified that yet, but it seems likely.