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.
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Comments 176 Comments
  1. Gurg's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by The Stormbringer View Post
    Yeah, I forgot about the months of time, but that's still pretty dang pricey in my opinion.
    Completely agree. My OCD kicked in and i wanted to have that backpack. Just backpack. Not interested much in rest of the rewards.
    Slept on it and decided that 1 cosmetic item is not worth 40euros. Thats even shadowing EA's surprise boxes.

    Quote Originally Posted by Azmoden View Post
    This has got to be the most blatant shilling for Bli$$ard I have ever seen on this crap site, and I've seen a lot of it...
    Its not Blizzard. Its not for quite some time. Its Activision. Which on its own doesnt have any ongoing gaming IP that brings revenue in.
    So they are pressuring blizzard to do so for them. Which results in something like this.
    This was nicely planned campaign. Launch new RAF with UNIQUE reward - a backpack, first in 15y history. And lock it behind a paywall.
    But do a black friday sale to make it more accessible.
    That also inflate's WoW numbers for Q4 2019.

    The fact that blizz didnt do anything about this method nor they had any official statements on this kinda backs that this might be their planned campaign.

    Quote Originally Posted by Unholyground View Post
    Well the first backpack tmog they add which is very unique is purchasable only to me that is a travesty.
    True, that was my point also. Its annoying to have FIRST ever backpack locked behind RAF system and, at best, cost of 40e(45USD)
  1. apples's Avatar
    the fact that blizzard charges money for things is absurd. i dont understand how the people who work at blizzard havnt been jailed yet because what they are doing is beyond illegal. if you want to make a video game, thats FINE. but the instant you charge money for it then youre literally HITLER, how is this so hard to understand?
  1. Unholyground's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Gurg View Post
    True, that was my point also. Its annoying to have FIRST ever backpack locked behind RAF system and, at best, cost of 40e(45USD)
    Yep, and I know Wrathion gives you one in 8.3 but still, seems pretty bs.
  1. Scathbais's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by apples View Post
    the fact that blizzard charges money for things is absurd. i dont understand how the people who work at blizzard havnt been jailed yet because what they are doing is beyond illegal. if you want to make a video game, thats FINE. but the instant you charge money for it then youre literally HITLER, how is this so hard to understand?
    They are running a successful business model and there is nothing "beyond illegal" about it. The only way they could get in trouble is if they sold you the software without disclosing that there are additional subscription costs.

    Hitler "literally" was responsible for the death of millions of human beings. Blizzard makes video games that have a monthly subscription, plus they offer the option to purchase additional content for cash or in game gold. Thanks for pointing out how similarly evil they both are. I "literally" missed it.
  1. david0925's Avatar
    We know WoW largely runs off FOMO now with their collection system. It's kind of sad from a game play perspective, but if people buy it, I see no reason for them to stray away from it.
  1. Kyphael's Avatar
    $45 for a camel with Mr. Ed teeth, an Indiana Jones plane that won't thematically fit with ANY class and a pet? Not worth the trouble. Literally the only cool thing is the back pack transmog, a variation of which I'm sure they'll implement down the line. Everything else is same old shit, different skin so definitely pass for me, guide or no guide.
  1. daedelusikarius's Avatar
    THIS entire article and the process described is ABSOLUTELY RIDICULOUS EXTREME and it's frankly sad that people would go through this for digital properties that could go poof at any moment. BUT if this is how someone decides to spend their time then so be it. What I don't get is why MMO Champion would place this article here and sanction this kind of gameplay. For some reason I thought Blizz was making changes to the Recruit A Friend system so that it couldn't be exploited like this as the original was. But apparently not. BIG F'in Sigh.
  1. rhorle's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Sconners88 View Post
    They obviously aren't getting a lot of people biting so they sent a guide out to their most trusted fan-sites.
    WoWhead has had a guide on how to do the same thing for longer then MMO-Champion. Stop living in a fantasy world and stop creating/believing conspiracies. Blizzard did not send any one a guide.
  1. rhorle's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Sconners88 View Post
    Reading comprehension. Fansites. Plural.
    Okay so what is your expert reasoning on why they delayed dates they sent it to the fan sites? And just how many sites has it been sent to? Lets truly see how deep this conspiracy goes. Could it simply be that the fan sites know their users want to save money and get rewards at a discount? Solo or gaming recruit a friend and scroll of resurrection has been a thing in the past.
  1. rhorle's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Sconners88 View Post
    Tell me. Why do you think they specifically delayed the RAF system to after Classic launched?
    Because they wanted to? That also has nothing to do with your conspiracy that Blizzard sent guides to fan sites in order to get players to game the system.
  1. joebob42's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Sconners88 View Post
    Tell me. Why do you think they specifically delayed the RAF system to after Classic launched?
    Maybe because they were working on Classic? I don't work for Blizzard, so I don't know how they allocate their development resources.
  1. Armakus's Avatar
    I was able to start two new starter edition accounts under my main WoW account but am not getting offered the 50% off my first month. Am I missing something?
  1. Unholyground's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Sconners88 View Post
    This isn't even remotely true or confirmed so stop spreading misinformation.

    There is a datamined model for a backpack in 8.3. For all we know Wrathion wears it and players can't obtain it.
    If I remember someone was saying it was flagged in a way in which it is most likely going to be obtainable by players.
  1. NostalgiaForInfinity's Avatar
    I revived this dead account to post this, because it was obnoxious as hell to figure out and hopefully I can save someone the trouble.

    If you want to recruit yourself, note that the total cost people have been throwing around so far is wrong. The first two accounts you recruit (Step 2 in the guide) DO NOT get the new player discount. Meaning that the total cost if you recruit yourself using this method is $60/54 Euro (as of today's conversion value).

    The breakdown is (these numbers are rounded because I can't be assed to figure out exact tax):

    $30 (two full-price 1-month subscriptions, for WoW1 and WoW2)
    $80 (ten half-price 1-month subscriptions for the recruited accounts)
    -$60 (value of the four months of game time the main account receives)

    Basically, you're paying full price for two mounts and $10 for the other crap.

    Just a tad too much, imo. If the process was simpler and the price $15-20 less they'd have gotten me. I don't mind recruiting yourself for in-game stuff in theory, but I do mind making it such a convoluted mess to do so, and getting shafted by making the two mounts full price.
  1. Unholyground's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Sconners88 View Post
    Yet you can't provide this information, at all.
    Front page man, don't be a dick because I know things that you don't.
  1. tankbug's Avatar
    I wonder who actually feels that these things are worth 91 euros.

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