You can recruit a friend who does not have a World of Warcraft account or who has an account that is fewer than 30 days old. Players who created an account more than 30 days ago and are returning to the game are not eligible unless they create a new account.

  1. Log in to World of Warcraft on the character you want to play with your friend. Your recruit will be directed to join that character’s faction and realm.
  2. Open your Friends List and click the Symbol Recruit A Friend icon in the upper-right corner.
    • The icon may not appear for up to 72 hours if your game account was recently upgraded from the Starter Edition.
  3. Enter your friend's email address to send the email invitation, which will be valid for seven days from the time it is sent.

Symbol Note: If you live in Australia and you're trying to recruit a friend, you'll get the email invitation in your own mailbox. You'll need to forward it to your friend.

Linking Accounts

As soon as your friend accepts your email invitation, their game account will be linked to yours, which qualifies characters on both accounts for Recruit A Friend benefits. If your friend does not receive the email, have them check their spam or junk folder, and their email filters.

Note: The link period can only last until 90 days after your friend's account was first created. For example, if your friend created their Starter Edition account 15 days before you invited them using the Recruit A Friend feature, the account link will last for 75 days.