Blizzard have updated the Recruit a Friend rules for Dragonflight, as the account recruited now only needs to have been inactive for a year! Check out the rules and rewards below.
Recruit a Friend (Source)
Ready to make memories with your friends and share fantastic adventures with them across Azeroth and beyond? The Recruit A Friend program is the perfect way to show them the ropes.
UPDATE: New in Dragonflight, you can now recruit returning players who have not had active game time on their account for the past year (was two years).
The 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 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 year 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.
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.
Hover or tap on the image above to see the Renowned Explorer’s Tabard and the Renowned Explorer’s Tabard Rucksack isolated from the Renowned Explorer’s Attire.
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.
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 titles. Free game time earned through Recruit A Friend provides access to both World of Warcraft and WoW Classic titles.