It looks like the rewards for Destiny’s recently revealed Refer-A-Friend program may have been revealed, including all of the usual goodies we’ve come to expect from such a promotion like shaders, emotes, emblems and more.
Announced last week, no details for the Refer-A-Friend program were revealed outside of the fact that they would encourage players to get their online buds into the game and help introduce them to Destiny’s various systems in some way. We don’t officially know when the program will kick off, what it will entail or what those rewards might actually be.
As of today, the Quest isn’t active. More details to come!
Maybe you have a friend who will be getting Destiny as a gift this season. Perhaps their gift-giver will even be picking it up for them at a holiday sale coming to a store near you. If you intend to show them the way to the mountaintop, we’ll have new rewards aimed at recognizing your service to the Kinderguardian. Right now, we’re putting the finishing touches on the program. We’ll unpack the full and final details very soon.
Unofficially, however, it looks like players who utilize the program will activate a quest line named A Tale of Two Guardians which starts with Our Own Story at The Speaker; he might give you an item to “link” you and a friend with, then you can go on various activities to earn rewards:
- Comrades in Arms
- Forged in Fire
- Pushing Back the Darkness
- High Five (reward)
- PUSHING BACK THE DARKNESS
- BasicQuest Step
- Complete the Daily Heroic Story mission with a Linked Friend.
- "The galaxy is more dangerous than ever. Fight as one, and together you will triumph against the Darkness." —The Speaker
- High Five +1
- Primary Telemetry +3 (reward)
- Heavy Telemetry +3 (reward)
- Special Telemetry +3 (reward)
- Heroic Challenges
- Duo Dance (reward)
- Lighting the Night
As you can see, doing so looks like it will unlock a collection of goods for both players. Those items include the High Five emote, a Duo Dance emote, the EV-34 Vector Infinite Sparrow, an Infinite Link Shader and an as yet unnamed emblem.
The shader pattern can be seen above, with that sweet-looking Sparrow on display below. Seriously, that thing looks like a Light Cycle from Tron btw.
This seems like a pretty great way to get even more people playing Destiny and even encourages the cooperative adventuring that beats at the heart of the game. One of the biggest hurdles keeping me from joining certain coop-focused games is not knowing if any of my friends play it and, even then, if they’d be willing to help a beginner jump in and learn the ropes. Destiny’s Refer-A-Friend program basically gets rid of that barrier, offering incentives to old-school players to encourage their pals to jump in and, more importantly, help introduce them to the game.
The structure of Destiny is also great for these kinds of situations. While your beginner pal probably won’t want to join you in high level events, many of the game’s rewards come from tackling challenges that can completed in just about any situation. If you’re looking to kill a bunch of Hive and score some headshots, you might as well do it while chaperoning a friend through missions they’re having trouble with.
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