Stardew Valley Linus gifts, heart events, schedule, and basket

A comprehensive guide on Stardew Valley’s Linus

Stardew Valley's Linus standing on the shore

Linus is a solitary villager in Stardew Valley. He lives in a small tent near the mines to the north of Pelican Town and is generally considered to be an outcast. You will find him in or around his tent on most days.

Our Stardew Valley Linus guide will help you work out exactly what to give him as a present each day, and also give you some details on his heart events. You’re able to give Linus two gifts per week, plus one on his birthday, meaning there are plenty of opportunities to become closer with this villager. We’ll also cover all of Linus’ heart events, his schedule so you’ll always know where to find him, as well as the location of his berry picking basket.

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What are his heart events?

Linus may be a solitary man, but that’s all the more reason to try and warm up to him. Here’s everything you need to know about his heart events.

Zero hearts

After you have 50 friendship points with Linus, head into town between 20:00 and 00:00 on a day without rain.

It’s worth noting that this event will not trigger before spring 7, year 1.

Three hearts

Linus will send you a sashimi recipe in the post when you reach three hearts.

Four hearts

Head to the mountain area near his tent between 20:00 and 00:00 on a day with no rain.

Seven hearts

Linus will send you a fish taco recipe in the mail when you reach seven hearts.

Eight hearts

Leave Robin’s house between 09:00 and 17:00 on a day with no rain.

Stardew Valley's Linus introducing himself

Stardew Valley Linus gifts

What does Linus love?

To make his day really special, give Linus one of these items.

  • Every universal love
  • Blueberry tart
  • Cactus fruit
  • Coconut
  • Dish o’ the sea
  • Yam

What does Linus like?

Linus will appreciate receiving any of the following items as a gift.

  • Every egg other than void eggs
  • Every fruit other than cactus fruit and coconut
  • All milk
  • Every universal like other than foraged minerals, gems, diamonds, and prismatic shards
  • Chanterelle
  • Common mushroom
  • Daffodil
  • Dandelion
  • Ginger
  • Hazelnut
  • Holly
  • Leek
  • Magma cap
  • Morel
  • Purple mushroom
  • Snow yam
  • Spring onion
  • Wild horseradish
  • Winter root

What is Linus neutral about?

Feel free to give Linus any of these gifts, he won’t mind either way.

  • Every fish other than carp and snail
  • Every universal neutral

What does Linus dislike?

Linus does not want any of this boring junk.

  • Every foraged mineral
  • Every gem other than diamond and prismatic shard
  • Every universal dislike other than fish and spring onion

What does Linus hate?

You will offend Linus if you offer him these items. Why would you want to do that?

  • Every universal hate

Stardew Valley Linus schedule

Spring

Rainy days

  • 6:00am: Inside his tent
  • 9:30am: Exits tent, stands behind bush to the left of his tent
  • 10:10am: Returns to his tent
  • 3:00pm: Exits tent, stands under tree left of his tent
  • 7:00pm: Returns to his tent
  • 11:30pm: Goes to bed

Regular Schedule

  • 6:00am: Inside his tent
  • 6:30am: Exits tent, stands behind bush to the left of his tent
  • 7:00am: Walks to left of fireplace in front of his tent
  • 9:30am: Walks to left side of lake
  • 2:00pm: Walks to left of fireplace in front of his tent
  • 7:00pm: Returns to his tent
  • 11:00pm: Goes to bed

Summer

Rainy days

  • 6:00am: Inside his tent
  • 9:30am: Exits tent, stands behind bush to the left of his tent
  • 10:10am: Returns to his tent
  • 3:00pm: Exits tent, stands under tree left of his tent
  • 7:00pm: Returns to his tent
  • 11:30pm: Goes to bed

Regular Schedule

  • 6:00am: Inside his tent
  • 6:30am: Walks to cliff overlooking lake, to right of his tent
  • 9:40am: Walks to south of fence, left of lake
  • 1:00pm: Walks further south, left of lake
  • 4:00pm: Walks to left of fireplace in front of his tent
  • 8:00pm: Walks behind the bush to the left of his tent
  • 8:20pm: Returns to his tent for the night

Fall

Rainy days

  • 6:00am: Inside his tent
  • 9:30am: Exits tent, stands behind bush to the left of his tent
  • 10:10am: Returns to his tent
  • 3:00pm: Exits tent, stands under tree left of his tent
  • 7:00pm: Returns to his tent
  • 11:30pm: Goes to bed

Regular Schedule

  • 6:00am: Inside his tent
  • 7:00am: Exits tent, stands behind bush to the left of his tent
  • 7:40am: Walks to left of fireplace in front of his tent
  • 9:00am: Walks to Spa, stands at right side of building
  • 2:00pm: Walks to left side of lake
  • 6:00pm: Returns to his tent for the night

Stardew Valley Linus Basket

On Fall 8, you will receive a letter from Linus saying he lost his blackberry picking basket, and would really appreciate your help in finding it. The basket is in an odd location, but remains the same through the following seasons if you forget to hunt it down.

To get the basket, simply head to the bus stop outside your farm, then follow the road a the top of the screen to the left and through the tunnel. This will take you to a small stretch of road, where the basket sits, waiting to be returned to its owner. After that, just take a visit to Linus – you’ll raise your friendship with him too.

That’s everything you need to know about Linus. We also have a guide full of information on every Stardew Valley fish available to catch.

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