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

Want to befriend the wonderful wild man Linus? You're in the right place! Our Stardew Valley Linus guide has all of his heart events, gifts, schedule, and more

Stardew Valley Linus' portrait on a farm background

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. Our Stardew Valley Linus guide will help you work out exactly what to give him as a present each day, give you some details on his heart events, as well as the location of his berry-picking basket.

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Wanna get to know Stardew Valley Linus? Read on…

What are Stardew Valley Linus’ 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 7th, year one.
  • 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 standing on the shore

What are the best gifts for Linus?

Here’s what Linus loves, likes, and really doesn’t appreciate. Linus’ birthday is on Winter 3, so give him something he’ll love on that day to get extra hearts.

Reaction Gift
Loved Universal loves, blueberry tart, cactus fruit, coconut, dish o’ the sea, yam
Liked Universal likes, all milk, all fruit, all eggs (except void egg), chanterelle, common mushroom, dandelion, wild horseradish, winter root, snow yam, magma cap, morel, purple mushroom, hazelnut, ginger
Neutral Universal neutrals, all fish
Dislike Universal dislikes, foraged minerals, gems (other than diamonds and prismatic shards)
Hate Universal hates

What is Stardew Valley Linus’ schedule?

Here’s when and where you can track down Linus in Pelican Town.

Spring

Rainy days

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

Clear days

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

Summer

Rainy days

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

Clear days

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

Green rain

  • Linus stays in his tent all day

Fall

Rainy days

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

Clear days

  • 6:00 am: Inside his tent
  • 7:00 am: Exits tent, stands behind a bush to the left of his tent
  • 7:40 am: Walks to the left of the fire in front of his tent
  • 9:00 am: Walks to Spa, stands at the right side of the building
  • 2:00 pm: Walks to the left side of the lake
  • 6:00 pm: Returns to his tent for the night
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Where is Stardew Valley Linus’ basket?

On Fall 8, you 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 to the left, and through the tunnel. This will take you to a small stretch of road where the basket sits above it. Then, head on over to Linus and give him the basket, ending the quest and raising your friendship with him.

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, where to find the Stardew Valley bookseller, and who all the other Stardew Valley characters are.