Recruit A Friend - How To Recruit Yourself for Rewards
The new Recruit A Friend system is now live and brings new rewards, including two mounts, one pet, a transmog set with a rucksack and more! In this guide we're going to show you how to unlock all of these rewards by recruiting yourself.

If you want to get all the rewards then this month is the perfect time to do that, as new accounts can get a 50% discount on their first World of Warcraft subscription.

How To Recruit Yourself


To get all the 12 rewards from the new Recruit A Friend system, you will first need three active game accounts (World of Warcraft accounts) on your main Blizzard account.

You will use these three accounts to recruit several new Blizzard accounts and then purchase one month of game time on each of them via subscription.

Step By Step Guide


If you can create two World of Warcraft starter accounts on your main Blizzard account then follow this guide. If you cannot create any starter accounts on your main Blizzard account then you'll have to use a slight variation of this guide, which you can find below this one.

Step 1. Generate a Recruit-A-Friend invite link on your WoW#1 account (which is on your main Blizzard account). Use this link to recruit two World of Warcraft accounts on the same Blizzard account. These accounts are basically your RAF1 and RAF2 accounts, however, for clarity, we're going to refer to them as WoW#2 and WoW#3.



Step 2. Purchase one month of game time on your WoW#2 and WoW#3 accounts (which are on your main Blizzard account).

Step 3. Create 10 email accounts and name them something like "YourNameRAFNumber@email.com". Throughout this guide we're going to refer to these emails as RAF3, RAF4, … RAF12.

Step 4. Use the invite link from WoW#1 to recruit RAF3 and RAF4.

You will have to create two new Blizzard accounts and purchase one month of game time on them via subscription. Since these accounts are new, you can use the New Player Offer to save 50% on the first month. This will cost you $7.5/€6.5 per account.


Step 5. Generate a Recruit-A-Friend invite link on your WoW#2 account (your main Blizzard account) and use that link to recruit RAF5, RAF6, RAF7 and RAF8.

Once again, you will have to create four new Blizzard accounts and purchase one month of game time on them via subscription. Since these accounts are new, you can use the New Player Offer to save 50% on the first month. This will cost you $7.5/€6.5 per account.

Step 6. Generate a Recruit-A-Friend invite link on your WoW#3 account (your main Blizzard account) and use that link to recruit RAF9, RAF10, RAF11 and RAF12.

Once again, you will have to create four new Blizzard accounts and purchase one month of game time on them via subscription. Since these accounts are new, you can use the New Player Offer to save 50% on the first month. This will cost you $7.5/€6.5 per account.

The total amount of money you're going to spend with this method is $105/€91. You will get all the Recruit A Friend rewards.



If You Cannot Create New Accounts


If you cannot create any starter accounts on your main Blizzard account then follow this guide.

Step 1. Purchase one month of game time on your WoW#2 and WoW#3 accounts (which are on your main Blizzard account).

Step 2. Create 12 email accounts and name them something like "YourNameRAFNumber@email.com" to easily keep track of these emails. Throughout this short guide we're going to refer to these emails as RAF1, RAF2, … RAF12.

Step 3. Generate a Recruit-A-Friend invite link on your WoW#1 account (your main Blizzard account) and use that link to recruit RAF1, RAF2, RAF3 and RAF4.



Step 4. Generate a Recruit-A-Friend invite link on your WoW#2 account (your main Blizzard account) and use that link to recruit RAF5, RAF6, RAF7 and RAF8.

Step 5. Generate a Recruit-A-Friend invite link on your WoW#3 account (your main Blizzard account) and use that link to recruit RAF9, RAF10, RAF11 and RAF12.

Step 6. Purchase one month of game time on the 12 Recruit A Friend accounts via subscription. Since these accounts are new, you can use the New Player Offer to save 50% on the first month.

If you have to use this method, please note that you will pay an additional $15/€13 for game time on the last two Recruit A Friend accounts. That being said, the offer is still good, as you will get all the Recruit A Friend rewards at a great price!


Payments & Rewards Info


  • Please note that when you subscribe, the full amount of money will be put on hold on your card. Do not worry, as that is normal. After the transaction goes through, the amount of money shown on the transaction will be updated, and you will be charged for the discounted amount.
  • It can take up to three days to receive the rewards. In most cases, you will receive the rewards within minutes. However, they will only show up after you have logged in and out of the accounts.
  • If you don't intend to play on the recruited accounts after the first month of game time has passed, don't forget to cancel your subscription and/or remove your payment methods.
  • For more info about the Recruit A Friend system, eligibility, invitation process, rewards, restrictions and limitations please check this Support Article or the Recruit A Friend Page on the official website.
This article was originally published in forum thread: Recruit a Friend - How To Recruit Yourself for Rewards started by chaud View original post
Comments 176 Comments
  1. khazmodan's Avatar
    A how to recruit yourself guide...I hope mmo champion gets a kick back for this...
  1. The Stormbringer's Avatar
    Oof. $105 for two mounts, a transmog, a pet, and a toy. That's a bit too rich for my blood.
  1. Gurg's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Ielenia View Post
    Never mind, I read a little more about it in-game. 4 friends ever 30 days.
    There is a limitation to 4 linked accounts per invitation link.
    After that you will need to wait 30 days to create new invitation link.
    That being said, technically you CAN recruit 12Alt accounts to your main WoW1 account, it just takes 3 months to do so, hence you will receive your rewards then.

    This guide is written in mind to get all RAF rewards in.. 1hour or so.
  1. JacobusRex's Avatar
    I'm saddened, truly, by what Blizzard has done with locking these rewards behind a paywall and by people's capitulation with giving them money for them. It's tragic, it really is tragic.
  1. -Etna-'s Avatar
    Why is there no "...or you can just click here, pay one price, and get all this stuff!" button?
  1. Gurg's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by The Stormbringer View Post
    Oof. $105 for two mounts, a transmog, a pet, and a toy. That's a bit too rich for my blood.
    correct, but you also get 4 FREE months on your main account after passing 2, 5, 8 and 11 months in RAF ladder.
    So its $105 - $60 (4 free months) = $45 for whole process.

    Quote Originally Posted by -Etna- View Post
    Why is there no "...or you can just click here, pay one price, and get all this stuff!" button?
    Technically you can do that. You can fork out ~$180 to get all rewards by recruiting only one ALT account trough RAF.
    $180 - $60 (4 free months) = $120.
    So, total process of "less hustle" is $120 while following this guide its $45 since its taking advantage of "new accounts" sub offer for %50 fee ($7.5)
  1. 4justice's Avatar
    just lol...
  1. shadowmatrix's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by JacobusRex View Post
    I'm saddened, truly, by what Blizzard has done with locking these rewards behind a paywall and by people's capitulation with giving them money for them. It's tragic, it really is tragic.
    Your saddened by such an old sales tactic? It is no different then "Sign up for cable service now and only pay $20 a month. (Promotion is only available to new customers and only for the first 6 months of service.) Nothing we have not seen before in other industries.
  1. Gryzvwald's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by 4justice View Post
    just lol...
    I know right? None of them seem to see the obvious. Just LOL.
  1. Gurg's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Gryzvwald View Post
    I know right? None of them seem to see the obvious. Just LOL.
    Well, its obvious that this is simple money grab and Sub inflation for WoW for their Q4 2019 report.
    On top of that insanely overpriced Cosmetic set which is sold at a price which even EA is not insane enough to sell their "surprise boxes".

    BUT.. WoW is a drug, addictive drug. we all know that.
    Some people are willing to fork out that cash even if they have to use food money.
    This is targeted at Blizzard "whales" and those WoW addicts.
  1. Nerph-'s Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Gurg View Post
    If i understood this correctly - yes, your main account would get 4 extra months of game time when they pass those marks.
    By doing this method you will get these extra months as soon as you finish process in the guide as extra months are added when "refereed" accounts pay for sub which sums those marks, in this case - instantly.

    This whole process takes €91, now since you get 4 extra months on your main account (4x €13 = 52) this actually takes about €39 total (91-52=€39)
    Think I might just go ahead and do this then, seeing as the 4 months of game time will go towards Classic too, which is what I'm currently playing, and I'd get the mounts, pet and transmog for retail for when I return in the future. Thanks for the reply.
  1. Super Kami Dende's Avatar
    I like how People are saying this is just Blizzard Money grubbing, when it is just literally all cosmetic shit no one actually needs and is rewards for bringing others into the game.

    TBH I think most of the anger is just coming from the usual Poor people with no friends that usually complain.
  1. JohnnyTheCherriesLover's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by JacobusRex View Post
    I'm saddened, truly, by what Blizzard has done with locking these rewards behind a paywall and by people's capitulation with giving them money for them. It's tragic, it really is tragic.
    I can't say if you're trolling or are you just pigshit stupid, I assume it's the latter.
  1. Aleaa's Avatar
    How much payed?
  1. De Lupe's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by -Etna- View Post
    Why is there no "...or you can just click here, pay one price, and get all this stuff!" button?
    Because it's not about the money (well, it is, but it's not the goal with this system.) The goal with the RaF is to increase the sub count.
  1. fatgunn's Avatar
    Are people really this desperate for a mount and a backpack? There is no way it's worth this amount of hassle and money.

    Also, the people mad at Blizz..... This is not the intended way to get these. It's like being mad at Blizz for somebody using an exploit.
  1. Nerph-'s Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by fatgunn View Post
    Are people really this desperate for a mount and a backpack? There is no way it's worth this amount of hassle and money.

    Also, the people mad at Blizz..... This is not the intended way to get these. It's like being mad at Blizz for somebody using an exploit.
    When you calculate the fact you get 4 months game time included in this, the other rewards come to €39 which I find fair enough. Personal preference of course.
  1. Gurg's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by fatgunn View Post
    Are people really this desperate for a mount and a backpack? There is no way it's worth this amount of hassle and money.

    Also, the people mad at Blizz..... This is not the intended way to get these. It's like being mad at Blizz for somebody using an exploit.
    Short answer - NO.
    BUT! (Yea, one of those) - look at math this way, im EU side so ill calculate in euros:

    Whole deal costs 91e
    You get 4 months free 52e

    This calculates down to 91 - 52 = 39euros
    -----

    Mounts cost 25euros on the store. In this pack you get two UNIQUE mounts so its 50e.
    So.. for 39e you actually get atleast 50e worth of ingame items.

    For mount collectors and collectors overall this is way worth it.

    For all others - its just worth anyway.
    BUT (again) its down to personal choice will you buy it or not.
  1. Nnyco's Avatar
    The forever alone-guide.
  1. Suggs's Avatar
    I like collecting mounts and stuff but ill stick to logging in and trying to have fun farming them than doing this abomination.
    Enjoy your mounts transmog pets and money saved to all that do it though

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