Recruit a Friend In-Game Bonuses

Updated: 3 months ago
Article ID: 11009
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Common Problems

  • I cannot summon my friend
  • I didn't receive the big backpack 
  • I don't see the option to grant levels to my friend
  • My friend and I are not receiving any bonus experience 

For information on how to link accounts, visit our Recruit A Friend article.

Friend Summoning

You can summon a friend who plays on your same realm and faction once every 30 minutes, with the following restrictions:

  • Your account must be correctly linked.
  • You cannot summon a character that is above level 49.
  • You cannot summon a character that has not yet completed their starting zone quest lines. This includes Death Knight, Demon Hunter, Goblin, Worgen, and Pandaren characters still in their starting zone, and any character in the Exile's Reach.

To summon your friend, invite your friend to a party, then right-click their character portrait and select Summon Friend.

Extra-Spacious Knapsack

Recruits receive an Extra-Spacious Knapsack (30 slot backpack) which can be claimed from the character's mailbox.

  • On newly created characters that are leveling in Exile's Reach, recruits will be able to claim the knapsack after leaving Exile’s Reach, since there are no mailboxes in Exile's Reach.
  • On characters that existed before accepting the Recruit a Friend invitation, the knapsack will be sent after reaching level 50.

Note: Players who were recruited prior to the release of the Shadowlands pre-expansion patch are not eligible for the Extra-Spacious Knapsack.

Bonus Experience and Granting Levels

Unlike the previous Recruit a Friend program, the current Recruit a Friend program does not enable bonus experience and does not allow granting levels to your friend.