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Refer-A-Friend for Destiny 2: Forsaken
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As of August 21, 2019, this promotion is no longer available and no new referral links can be made.

Refer-A-Friend Participation Requirements

Refer-a-Friend is a special promotion for Destiny 2: Forsaken, where Veteran Players can invite friends to purchase Destiny 2: Forsaken and unlock special quests and rewards in-game. Both the Veteran Player and the New Player are eligible for rewards, and both players must own a full copy of Destiny 2: Forsaken.

General Requirements

In order to participate in Refer-a-Friend, all players must meet the following requirements:
  • Must own base Destiny 2 and Destiny 2: Forsaken on the participating platform account (PS4, Xbox One,
  • Must have an applicable platform membership (PS+, Xbox Live) to join Fireteams and participate in matchmade activities
  • Must have an appropriately linked account

Please follow this link for more information on Destiny 2: Forsaken purchase options.

Veteran Player Requirements

A Veteran Player is any player who owns Destiny 2: Forsaken. Veteran Players may invite New Players for the Refer-a-Friend promotion.

New Player Requirements

A New Player is any player who does not own Destiny 2: Forsaken, or has owned it for less than 7 days. Once a player has owned Destiny 2: Forsaken for longer than 7 days, they are no longer eligible to be referred for the Refer-a-Friend promotion. The 7 day eligibility window begins after a New Player first signs in to Destiny 2: Forsaken after purchase.

Starting a Refer-A-Friend Link on

Veteran Players must refer New Players by sending them a referral link generated on Once the New Player accepts the invite, they will become linked for the Refer-a-Friend promotion.

Veteran Players

Veteran Players must generate an invitational URL and send it to their intended referee. Referral codes can be generated by visiting this link. Veteran Players will receive notifications when the New Player has accepted their invitation and when the New Player confirms the Refer-A-Friend linked.

New Players

New Players must receive and accept an invitation from a Destiny 2: Forsaken Veteran Player. Once the invitational link has been created and sent by the Veteran Player, the New Player will need to follow the link and complete the referral process.

Important Note: New Players and Veteran Players must be logged in to their account, or must create an account if one has not already been created. Players who are encountering issues with their account should visit this help article.

Refer-A-Friend Quest in Destiny 2: Forsaken

Once players have become linked by following the steps listed above, they will each receive the Refer-a-Friend quest the next time they log in to Destiny 2: Forsaken. Additionally, they will receive the Blessing of Friendship buff when playing in the same Fireteam, which provides a boost to XP earned by players under the Destiny 2: Forsaken level cap.

The Refer-a-Friend Quest

Listed below are quest steps for linked players to complete to earn Refer-a-Friend rewards:
  1. This is Our Story - Complete a Story Mission with a linked friend.
  2. Guardians United - Complete 3 Public Events with a linked friend.
  3. Our Crucible - Complete 3 Crucible matches with a linked friend.
  4. Count to One Hundred - Reach level 50 and then return to the Tower to talk with Hawthorne.
  5. All Right, All Right - Win a Gambit match with a linked friend.
  6. Two Flames in the Dark - Complete a Weekly Nightfall Strike with a linked friend.

Important Note: For the All Right, All Right and the Two Flames in the Dark quest steps, New Players may progress these steps with clan members or with their linked friends. Veteran Players can only complete these steps with their linked friend.

Vital Information and Known Issues

Please see below for a list of vital information and known issues with the Refer-A-Friend promotion.

  • October New Player Grace Period: Players that purchased Destiny 2: Forsaken between October 16 and October 30, 2018 will be eligible to participate in the Refer-A-Friend promotion as a New Player until November 7, 2018.

  • Full Inventory Prevents Quest Pickup: Players that have a full Pursuits inventory will not be able to pick up the Refer-A-Friend quest in Destiny 2 until they have made room in their Pursuits inventory.

  • Veteran Players with Multiple Referrals: Veteran Players who refer multiple New Players to Destiny 2: Forsaken will receive additional rewards each time one of their linked friends completes the Our Crucible step of the Refer-a-Friend quest. Once the referred player has completed the Our Crucible step, the Veteran Player will need to return to and confirm it by tapping complete on that link. Please note that rewards for multiple referrals may be awarded on a delay, as game services must sync with to validate quest completion. Once this process has completed, Veteran Players will receive a reward package at their Postmaster in Destiny 2: Forsaken.

  • Destiny Guardians: Players that own Destiny Guardians can only use the Refer-A-Friend promotion to refer other Destiny Guardian players.
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