Marvel's Midnight Suns Gift Guide: Best Gifts, Hangouts & Havens For Each Hero

If you want to get the most out of your heroes in Marvel's Midnight Suns, gifts, hangouts and havens will help you to increase your friendship level with each member of your team. In this guide, we will show you how these mechanics work and what the best ways are, to increase your friendship with each hero in the game.

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A big part of Marvel's Midnight Suns is about hanging out with all the superheroes in your team. You can raise the friendship level with every member of your illustrious team, which offers "powerful" rewards for you and your superhero buddies. These include skins, passives, abilities and even upgrades for the Abbey. You will also need to max out the friendship level for each hero to unlock their legendary Midnight Suns outfit and special ability.

So it's really worth being nice to Nico, Captain Marvel, Iron Man, Spider-Man, and all the other heroes in tights. In order to do this, you should take different heroes to missions with you, as that will give them friendship XP. But the ultimate boosts to your friendship are the right gifts and hangouts for the right person.

Marvel's Midnight Suns: Gifts, Hangouts & Havens Explained

Every hero in Midnight Suns has different tastes, and those affect how many friendship points you get for gifts and activities. So you can't just go stargazing with Blade and give him a coloring book, you won't get very far with that.

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To know the best ways to increase your friendships, we will show you everything you need to know about gifts, hangouts and havens and which hero has which interests and tastes.


The Perfect Gifts For Each Hero

In Midnight Suns, gifts are small items that you can give to one of your teammates at the end of a hangout. These can be books, snacks, candles, anything really. The key here is, that giving the right gift to the right person gives a massive boost to your friendship XP.

This applies to certain types of gifts. A lighthearted person like Spider-Man will look at you sideways, if you give him a skull or goblet. A brooding downer like Magik will love those things though. The right match between person and gift is especially important for legendary gifts, which will make you new best friends in no time.

Here's a list of every Midnight Suns character and the perfect gifts for them:

CharacterGifts
BladeThe Unauthorized Biography of Captain Marvel, Human Anatomy: Volume IV, Music Box (Do It With Style), Music Box (Transcendental Chimes), Snack Box (Meat-o-phile), Tomb of Dracula #10
Captain America

Snack Box (Premium MREs), Avengers #4, Lessons in Leadership by Lt. Colonel James Rhodes, Music Box (O Danny Boy), Premium Sketchbook

Captain MarvelCandle (Jet Fuel), Snack Box (Premium MREs), Lessons in Leadership by Lt. Colonel James Rhodes, Captain Marvel #1 - 2012,
Doctor StrangeDealing With Difficult Coworkers, Strange Tales #110, Music Box (Transcendental Chimes), Human Anatomy: Volume IV, Candle (Bone)
Ghost RiderSerenity: Calming Your Inner Demon, All-New Ghost Rider #1, Candle (Bone), Candle (Beachy Waves), Candle (Grave Dirt), Candle (Sports Car Interior), Music Box (Do It With Style)
Iron ManTales of Suspense #39, Iron Man Fanfic Anthology, Candle (Sports Car Interior), Lessons in Leadership by Lt. Colonel James Rhodes, Multidimensional Cyphers in Graviton Theory, Music Box (Do It With Style), Music Box (Face It Tiger), Snack Box (Luxury Bites), The Unauthorized Biography of Captain Marvel
MagikSnack Box (World's Grossest Candy), Candle (Bone), Candle (Grave Dirt), Human Anatomy: Volume IV, Music Box (Do It With Style), Music Box (Face It Tiger), Music Box (O Danny Boy), Music Box (Transcendental Chimes), Nineteenth Century Russian Poetry, The Unauthorized Biography of Captain Marvel, The Uncanny X-Men #160
NicoDark Beauty: A Gothic Coloring Book, Snack Box (Luxury Bites), The Unauthorized Biography of Captain Marvel, Runaways #1, Music Box (Do It With Style), Candle (Grave Dirt), Candle (Beachy Waves)
Scarlet WitchMusic Box (On the Slopes of Wundagore), Music Box (Transcendental Chimes), The X-Men #4
Spider-ManMusic Box (Face it Tiger), Multidimensional Cyphers in Graviton Theory, Amazing Fantasy #15, Advanced Photography
WolverineSnack Box (Root Beers of Canada), Candle (Bone), Madripoor in Pictures, Music Box (O Danny Boy), Snack Box (Meat-o-phile), Snack Box (Premium MREs)

How To Get Gifts

You of course need to find these amazing gifts first. There are two ways to get new gifts in the game. The first one is to literally just pick them up while exploring the Abbey. Some things will lie around in the main building or the yard, but others are spread around in the big grounds, which you can explore between missions.

The other way is to buy gifts at the gift shop. You unlock it by increasing your overall team friendship level to level 2. Every day you will get a new selection of gifts, which you can buy with Gloss. Subsequent level ups will increase the quality of gifts.

Best Hangouts & Havens

After most missions, you're asked to hang out with a hero of your choice. They don't love every activity equally though, so you should check which ones are available for the heroes and which are the best ones for them.

You will get different amounts of friendship XP, depending on whether the hero loves (+7), likes (+5) or dislikes (0) the activity you chose for them.

CharacterLovesLikesDislikes
BladeFishing, Having a Drink, Meditation, Working OutBird Watching, Exploring the Grounds, Foraging for Mushrooms, Painting, Picnic, Playing Cards, Playing Video Games, Pool Lounging, Reading by the FireDeep Conversation, Stargazing, Watching a Movie
Captain America

Deep Conversation, Painting, Playing Cards, Reading by the Fire, Working Out

Birdwatching, Exploring the Grounds, Fishing, Foraging for Mushrooms, Meditation, Picnic, Stargazing, Watching a MovieHaving a Drink, Pool Lounging, Playing Video Games
Captain MarvelPicnic, Reading by the Fire, Stargazing, Working OutBird Watching, Deep Conversation, Exploring the Grounds, Foraging for Mushrooms, Having a Drink, Painting, Playing Video Games, Pool LoungingFishing, Meditation, Watching a Movie
Doctor StrangeDeep Conversation, Exploring the Grounds, Foraging for Mushrooms, Meditation, Reading by the FireBird Watching, Fishing, Having a Drink, Painting, Picnic, Playing Cards, Stargazing, Watching a MoviePlaying Video Games, Pool Lounging, Working Out
Ghost RiderFishing, Playing Video Games, Pool Lounging, Watching a MovieBird Watching, Deep Conversation, Foraging for Mushrooms, Having a Drink, Painting, Picnic, Playing Cards, Stargazing, Working OutExploring the Grounds, Meditation, Reading by the Fire
Iron ManPicnic, Playing Cards, Playing Video Games, Pool Lounging, Reading by the FireBird Watching, Deep Conversation, Fishing, Foraging for Mushrooms, Painting, Stargazing, Watching a Movie, Working OutExploring the Grounds, Having a Drink, Meditation
MagikHaving a Drink, Meditation, Painting, Reading by the Fire, StargazingBird Watching, Exploring the Grounds, Fishing, Foraging for Mushrooms, Picnic, Playing Cards, Pool Lounging, Watching a MovieDeep Conversation, Playing Video Games, Working Out
NicoDeep Conversation, Picnic, Pool Lounging, Stargazing, Watching a MovieBird Watching, Exploring the Grounds, Foraging for Mushrooms, Having a Drink, Meditation, Painting, Playing Cards, Reading by the FireFishing, Playing Video Games, Working Out
Scarlet WitchDeep Conversation, Exploring the Grounds, Foraging for Mushrooms, Meditation, Pool Lounging, Reading by the FireBird Watching, Fishing, Having a Drink, Painting, Picnic, Playing Cards, Stargazing, Watching a MoviePlaying Video Games, Working Out
Spider-ManBird Watching, Deep Conversation, Foraging for Mushrooms, Painting, Picnic, Playing Video Games, Stargazing, Watching a MovieFishing, Having a Drink, Pool Lounging, Reading by the Fire, Working OutExploring the Grounds, Meditation, Playing Cards
WolverineBird Watching, Exploring the Grounds, Foraging for Mushrooms, Fishing, Having a Drink, Playing Cards, Pool LoungingPainting, Picnic, Playing Video Games, Watching a Movie, Working OutDeep Conversation, Meditation, Reading by the Fire, Stargazing

You can not just hang out with your favorite heroes after missions, you can also invite them to havens. Havens are special hangouts, which you unlock by exploring the Abbey. You can use each Haven only once throughout the game and invite each hero only once to any haven.

Once you invite a hero to a haven, a list of available spots will pop up. Each one of those will have a symbol next to it, showing you which activity you'll embark on with Wolverine and such. Havens give you twice as much friendship XP as normal hangouts, so make sure you pick the right activity for each hero.

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