Recruit A Friend Returns - Blizzard Preview
Recruit a friend will be returning soon with a bunch of new features!

Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Ready to make memories with your friends and share fantastic adventures with them across Azeroth and beyond? The new Recruit A Friend program is the perfect way to show them the ropes.

What’s New?
The new-and-improved Recruit A Friend (RAF) program retains fan-favorite features, and it introduces a bounty of new rewards—because Azeroth is best experienced with friends at your side. Just like the previous program, you can teleport to each other with Friend-to-Friend Summoning (which works on a 30 minute cooldown) and receive 50% bonus experience when partied together.

More Recruits, More Rewards
The new Recruit A Friend program allows you to be linked with up to 10 friends, and earns 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. 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!*

  • Rikki - 1 Month
  • Game Time – 2 Months
  • Explorer’s Dunetrekker – 3 Months
  • Title: Renowned Explorer – 4 Months
  • Game Time – 5 Months
  • Enchant: Stinging Sands – 6 Months
  • Renowned Explorer’s Tabard – 7 Months
  • Game Time – 8 Months
  • Explorer’s Jungle Hopper – 9 Months
  • Renowned Explorer’s Rucksack – 10 Months
  • Game Time – 11 Months
  • Renowned Explorer’s Attire – 12 Months


Rewards shown from left to right: Renowned Explorer’s full set as shown (Attire, Tabard, and Rucksack), Rikki, Renowned Explorer’s Jungle Hopper, and Explorer’s Dunetrekker. Not pictured – Enchant: Stinging Sands.

  • Rikki—This curious monkey is ready to see the world at your side.
  • Explorer’s Dunetrekker—Traverse deserts, jungles, tundra, and beyond on this two-seater mount.
  • Renowned Explorer Title—Distinguish yourself with a unique title.
  • Enchant: Stinging Sands—Enhance the appearance of your weapons with swirling sands.
  • Renowned Explorer’s Tabard—Don this rugged tabard to show off your adventurous streak.
  • Explorer’s Jungle Hopper—Soar through Azeroth’s skies on this mount for two.
  • Renowned Explorer’s Rucksack—Always be prepared for adventure with this bustling backpack.
  • Renowned Explorer’s Attire—Look the part of a grizzled outdoorsperson with this rugged appearance.

Game Time
Every 3 months after your 12-month reward, you’ll get a game time reward.

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. Conquer Azeroth alongside your friends and you’ll both receive a 50% bonus to experience for faster leveling when partied 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.


Adventure Awaits
Recruit A Friend returns to World of Warcraft in the next few months. 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 are available to use in World of Warcraft, but not in World of Warcraft® Classic. Free game time earned through Recruit A Friend provides access to both World of Warcraft and WoW Classic.
This article was originally published in forum thread: Recruit A Friend Returns! started by Stoy View original post
Comments 218 Comments
  1. Super Kami Dende's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Assumi View Post
    Can't just bring a friend and get your reward anymore like before, gotta keep them in for at least 4 investor reports this time around, oh but don't worry we'll obliterate the exp bonus too, need to keep those boosts selling.
    This system seems way better. Since instead of just getting 1 reward you are consistently rewarded for just playing. It's finally on Par with far better RAF systems from other games like FFXIV and SWTOR where you keep getting bonuses simply by having friends play as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Laqweeta View Post
    "The set" is the main prize.

    People have been asking for backpacks/rucksacks for a LONG time too, so nice of Activison to offer it for $180 ^-^
    You could get some friends? Though your attitude makes me think that is a lot of the reason you likely don't.
  1. Laqweeta's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Super Kami Dende View Post
    This system seems way better. Since instead of just getting 1 reward you are consistently rewarded for just playing. It's finally on Par with far better RAF systems from other games like FFXIV and SWTOR where you keep getting bonuses simply by having friends play as well.

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    You could get some friends? Though your attitude makes me think that is a lot of the reason you likely don't.
    All of my friends are playing Classic wow/private servers. So goodluck getting them to RaF for BfA, aint gonna happen :3
  1. Felnoire's Avatar
    Only problem is all the people I'd invite, already play so I really need to kidnap more people.. I mean make new non wow playing friends. Or brainwash those I already know who don't have wow.. either way this is going to deplete my duct tape supplies.
  1. dacoolist's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Laqweeta View Post
    All of my friends are playing Classic wow/private servers. So goodluck getting them to RaF for BfA, aint gonna happen :3
    First off, from your signature "RIP BFA 8/27" it sounds like you're a retail hater - which is fine - but why are you arguing about recruit a friend when none of these perks work in classic to begin with?

    If your friends are playing private servers, go for it, why even play classic? You get to play Vanilla wow without layering like a real men on them private servers
  1. Sluvs's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Firedemon View Post
    Timing was actually carefully planned to make sure that rewards wouldn't be claimed through new subs for classic or subs that would be returning for classic anyway, dooh.
    To me, it looks like it was sloppily delayed. RaF would be a great incentive to keep your friends subbed and would probably offer more monetary gain for Blizz if it was released with classic.
  1. xuros's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by THEORACLE64 View Post
    So what if someone just buys a year sub - does that instantly grant all the rewards?
    Worked that way with the old plan so I'd assume it will with this as well.
  1. Ihavewaffles's Avatar
    What happened with the old rewards? The golden piggy battle.pet?

    Can one "recruit" another account one owns?
  1. Axaion's Avatar
    Ah yes, gating stuff like this behind having to use friends as a commodity.

    go f yourself blizzard.
  1. Daemos daemonium's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Axaion View Post
    Ah yes, gating stuff like this behind having to use friends as a commodity.

    go f yourself blizzard.
    They’re about 15 or so years late to F them selfs as RAF has been around for a long long time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ihavewaffles View Post
    What happened with the old rewards? The golden piggy battle.pet?

    Can one "recruit" another account one owns?
    Wow accounts and Battle.net accounts are two different things so you proabbly can.
  1. ojblade's Avatar
    its one thing to bring this out, BUT WTF?!?! to bring this out AFTER the drop of Classic when everyone has already came back for Classic?
  1. jiih's Avatar
    absolute brilliant business idea
    absolute disgusting for the game

    hey its me im a retard and dont want to actually play the game and earn my rewards let me take the creditcard
  1. baskev's Avatar
    yeah a other lets f my wish up.....been waiting for years for the plane mount to come ot the game......ffs....
  1. Queen of Hamsters's Avatar
    All these armchair experts and nerdragers. *sigh*

    If they release it now rather than in relation to Classic, there's a reason. And RAF systems are decade old, this at least makes it better than it used to be.
    As for all those ragers out there: You can RAF yourself. I got a feeling that's some people's only option.
  1. Adamas102's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by MrKnubbles View Post
    You can bring veterans back into the game but all the veterans returned for Classic. >_<
    No, we didn't. This won't bring us back either, though.
  1. kamuimac's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Benomatic View Post
    Surely these items should have been archaeology profession related discoveries?
    should have been - but activision strikes again

    why put stuff in game when you can put it in game shop .

    its an ultimate dick move because they know pefeckly well that 99% wont bring in anyone to game but will ust pay 120 euro at once.
  1. Tokurei's Avatar
    This is actually insane... You can really feel the "okay make sure we have enough rewards to cater to ALL the collectionists out there" in this reward list. I used RaF in its early form to try to get friends and new people playing. All of them quit pretty early on, and that's when the game still felt fun. Now it really seems like Actiblizzard is BEGGING veteran players who still log on retail to bring in new subs, and if it's not to keep a single other person interested in the game for 12mo, it's some kind of weird pyramid scheme to recruit 12 different people for 1mo each... Like what...
  1. bowlink's Avatar
    So i have second dead account that i havent used since wrath so i could get my hands on the twoseat rocket that you could eject people from and drop them to their deaths. Can i just reinvite that account buy it 12 months game time claim the rewards and be done with it?
  1. Magodelagua's Avatar
    u.u i want to come back but im too poor...

    since legion... xd

    So the recruit dont get any rewards? (only teleport/50% exp?)

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