There has been a bit of confusion regarding the update to the Recruit a Friend promotion so we wanted to take a moment and cover some basics.
As the patch notes state, all Recruit a Friend benefits are now extended to level 80, up from level 60.
What does this mean?
It means that any active Recruit a Friend links now can receive the in-game benefits, such as the triple experience bonus, up to level 80.
This also means that characters on the recruited account will continue to earn one level, that they may grant a qualifying character on the Veteran account, for every two levels they gain.
Please note that any levels gained between 60-80, prior to Patch 4.2 will not have counted for the character and we are unable to retroactively apply them. Only levels gained after 4.2, beyond level 60, will earn grantable levels.
Recruit a Friend FAQ
My RaF link expired, does this change extend the time we're linked?
- No, the Recruit a Friend link only lasts for 90 days. After that you will no longer receive in-game benefits from this promotion.
The account will still be able to earn the upgrade/subscription rewards(30 days of game time and special mount) after the link has expired though.
I already started the Recruit a Friend program before patch 4.2, do my benefits end at level 60?
- Absolutely not, these benefits have been retroactively applied to all Recruit a Friend accounts, if your link is active you will receive those bonuses up to level 80.
I received a Free copy of World of Warcraft, can that be used with the Recruit a Friend promotion?
- Yes, treat the Free copy of World of Warcraft that qualifying Veteran accounts received as a normal retail version of the game. It can be used to upgrade a Recruit a Friend trial as if you purchased it from a store or a digital purchase through the Blizzard Store.