Finding Linus’ blackberry basket is a quest in Stardew Valley. If you’re stuck on the quest and wondering where is Linus’ basket in Stardew Valley, here is a complete walkthrough for the quest. Linus is an outcast living in a tent and offers some quests from time to time.
Despite being an outcast, Linus functions similarly to other villagers in Stardew Valley, and he can be gifted items and has exclusive heart events. Once you get the blackberry basket quest from Linus after talking to him near Robin’s house, here is what you need to do.
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Who is Linus in Stardew Valley
The people of Pelican Town do not treat Linus well, which is why he considers himself an outcast and stays away from everyone else. According to the dialogue in the game, Linus’ only friend is the Wizard, who is seen with Linus during the Spirit’s Eve Festival.
During Festivals, players will usually notice Linus away from others. If you have multiple friendship hearts for Linus, he will reveal that his tent was destroyed in the past, leading to Linus being distrustful of others. Talking to Emily on Tuesdays during Summer reveals that she wants others in Pelican Town to accept Linus.
Finding Linus’ Blackberry Basket
The quest for Linus’ blackberry basket hunt is not reliant on his relationship level. As soon as you hit Fall 8 in Stardew Valley, you will receive a letter from Linus asking you to help him find his blackberry basket. All you need to do is find the blackberry basket and bring it back safely to him.
The basket is hiding in plain sight, but it can be challenging to track down as the Fall season turns everything bright orange and brown, making it difficult to see the basket. Once you trigger the quest in Pelican Town, here’s what you need to do:
Exit the farm and head north towards the bus station
Navigate through the paved road into the west part of town (north of your farm)
Before you reach the next tunnel, look for blackberry bushes.
Linus’ blackberry basket is located next to the blackberry bushes in the area.
Return the basket to Linus at his tent or the lake by the mountains.
Unlike most other quests that offer players money, completing Linus’ quest does not provide monetary benefits. Instead, you will get only one friendship heart. But if you do get other quests from the NPC in the future, it is worth picking them up. Linus’ other quests like Help Wanted, or Community Cleanup offer gold in addition to his affinity points, which makes them worth completing.
Increasing Linus’ Friendship Level
Unlike the blackberry basket quest, some of the other quests offered by Linus require friendship hearts. If you want to unlock more friendship levels, here are some items that you can gift Linus:
Dish O’ The Sea
Gifting items to Linus on his birthday (Winter 3) will have 8x the effect and unlock unique NPC dialogue. Linus is a unique character in Stardew Valley, and he chooses to live life differently from others.
Linus Friendship Events and Rewards
Here are all of the events and rewards you can unlock by increasing Linus’ friendship level:
Zero Hearts: You need 50 friendship points with Linus and enter Pelican Town between 8 pm and 12 am when it is not raining. This event cannot trigger before Spring 7, Year 1.
Three Hearts: Unlocking the third heart will award you the Sashimi recipe.
Four Hearts: You need to enter the mountain area near Linus’ tent between 8 pm and 12 am. He shows you how to craft Wild Bait during the event.
Seven Hearts: Linus sends you the Fish Taco recipe in the mail.
Eight Hearts: If you get his eighth heart, the people of Pelican Town open up to Linus and are more welcoming. Robin offers to make Linus lunch once you complete all friendship heart events, and Gus treats him to a meal.
With other NPCs being rude to him, he does not open up to the player too quickly. You have to gain friendship levels with Linus to unlock all quests and friendship events, and having a high friendship level with Linus will also make others in Pelican City be more welcoming towards him.
Once you maximize your friendship with Linus, you can invite Linus to your farm. He refuses the offer saying that he appreciates the request, but he chooses to live alone, in harmony with nature. This does not affect your friendship, and you will retain all friendship hearts. After the conversation, Linus runs off to the wild to pick wild berries for himself.