A post was made by developers about the refer-a-friend program closing in SWTOR on April 27, 2021. If you’ve ever seen a player spamming their referral link or trying to ‘sell’ it in general chat on the Fleet ingame, that will be coming to a close soon as the system was never intended to be designed to be used that way.
I HIGHLY recommend clicking anyone’s active referral code during this time, as it may be your ‘last chance’ to get free goodies if your account is eligible, and you can help get some free stuff for the other player whose link you click. There is NO DOWNSIDE to clicking someone’s link, either you get free stuff or nothing happens. I have made a tool to help you find a SWTOR Content Creator support if you do not have a subscribed friend whose link you want to click.Referral Links (CLICK HERE!)
Official developer post:
Here’s is a ton of additional info if you need it:
What is a referral code?
A referral code (or a ‘referral link’) is a way for players to invite friends and other Star Wars fans to the game, and when used properly, gives rewards to both players.
Is there any downside to clicking that link above?
NO! Either nothing will happen or you get free stuff and a randomized fan content creator gets free stuff.
What does the person clicking the referral link get?
If they are a player who does not even have an account yet and creates an account using a referral link, they will receive a free jumpstart bundle of items.
If they are a player who has subscribed in the past to the game, but is not currently subscribed, they will receive a bundle of really handy items a SEVEN FREE DAYS OF SUSBSCRIPTION! These 7 days includes everything subscribers have except unlocking the expansions and unlocking higher levels for their characters.
If a player is a current subscriber, they aren’t supposed to get anything, but they often get the same bundle of items former subscribers get.
If a player is currently free-to-play or preferred from buying cartel coins, they got nothing.
What does the person who owns the referral link get? (in the link above, the player is Sith Lord Britt)?
If the clicker subscribes within 14 days of clicking it, the referrer (in this case content creator Sith Lord Britt if you used the link above) will get 500 Cartel Coins for free, plus a bonus 100 cartel each month you stay subscribed!
If the clicker is a CURRENT subscriber… the referral link is not supposed to work. However, it often still does, giving the referrer free Cartel coins.
If the clicker is currently free-to-play or preferred and doesn’t subscribe within 14 days… it’s not supposed to reward anything to the referrer, but sometimes it still works, so you might as well click it and see if it goes through!
Why should I click a referral link before APRIL 27, 2021?
On April 27th, 2021 the Refer-a-Friend program is being removed. However, any referrals made before this date will still apply – so you can support a creator by clicking the link before then. It will also be your last chance to get your “7 free days” if you are a former subscriber, as this free week-long subscription option will no longer be available in the future!
Whose referral link should I use?
If you have a close friend who is also subscribed to SWTOR, I would recommend you ask them for their referral link, which they can find by logging into their account at swtor.com. Free-to-play and preferred players do not have a functioning referral link to share.
Otherwise, I highly recommend to use the referral link I have shared above. This way, your referral link will go to supporting one of the man fans who create content about the game like guides, podcasts, livestreams, community events and more!
What are my options for creators links?
If your favorite creator is not on this list make sure to message them and ask for their link before April 27th!
The referral link didn’t work?
The referral link system is finicky and does not always work. Here are some common issues which will cause it not to work for sure.
- You are completely free-to-play, never paid for anything
- You are preferred, but you never subscribed (ex you bought cartel coins or an expansion instead)
- You have been referred too recently within 90 days.
- You are currently subscribed (this sometimes works though)
- You have subscribed already too recently within 90 days (this sometimes works though)
- You are a new player, but already had an account then used the link. You need to make your account ON THE LINK, not have it beforehand. When we found this bug me and my friend just made a brand new account so he could use it
Who made this page?
Swtorista cus she has too many Cartel Coins and wanted to support her fellow creators.