Skip to main content

How to increase friendship levels in Marvel’s Midnight Suns

Who doesn’t want to be best friends with a superhero? We’ve had plenty of opportunities to fight as, and alongside, many of our favorite heroes in various games, but none besides Marvel’s Midnight Suns lets you just hang out and get to know them. While that may not sound like the most exciting thing to do in a game, raising your friendship levels with these heroes gives you a tangible benefit when fists start flying. Here’s how to become be_st buds with all your favorite heroes in Marvel’s Midnight Suns.

See more

What are friendship levels?

Spider-Man lands in front of other heroes in Marvel's Midnight Suns.

Aside from getting insight into these iconic characters, and seeing some otherwise hidden sequences, raising friendship levels will give you a major advantage when you enter a battle. Individual heroes will benefit from new-and-improved passive abilities, combo abilities, better stats, and new ability cards.

The benefits don’t end there. Raising friendship levels high enough among the entire cast will increase your team friendship level for even more bonuses. These include access to more combo abilities, opening the Gift Shop, and the option to give compliments.

How to raise friendship levels

Marvel's Midnight Suns' hunter interacting with Ms. Marvel.

Hang Outs

After every main mission, you will have the option to take one hero out on a Hang Out. You can pick between multiple things do with each hero, so you need to choose the thing that they will like doing or you might risk losing friendship XP with them.

Dialogue options

Occasionally, you will be given some different dialogue choices when speaking to the other characters. These can happen at any time you have a chance to speak to other characters, so always try talking to everyone when you get a chance. You will usually want to pick the “nice” answer and agree with them to boost friendship levels, but some characters respond better to other options.


Another thing you can spend your daytime hours in the Abbey doing is sparring in the Training Yard. Whoever you choose to spar with will get some easy friendship XP, but also get a buff if you take them along on your next mission. You can only do this once per day, and it does cost credits, but is an easy way to get consistent friendship XP.


Once you unlock the ability to give compliments, which is a weird thing to even say, the option will appear when approaching heroes in the Abbey. Just don’t go overboard complementing a hero too much too quickly or you will eventually stop earning XP for it.


Havens are a lot like Hang Outs, only instead of going to do a specific activity, you invite a hero to a different location around the Abbey to chill out. You are only able to use each Haven once with any hero But, for that price, you get double the normal friendship XP from Havens as normal.


After unlocking the gift shop, purchase some nice gifts for your superpowered friends. There are a ton of gifts, and you can even find them laying around, but every hero has different tastes in gifts. To know which gift they will like best, refer to our Marvel’s Midnight Suns Gift Guide.

Going on missions

Finally, nothing builds friendship like good old teamwork. Just by bringing a hero out on a mission, they will earn a small amount of friendship XP at the end.

Editors' Recommendations

Jesse Lennox
Jesse Lennox loves writing, games, and complaining about not having time to write and play games. He knows the names of more…
After its indefinite delay, Marvel Midnight Suns is actually coming out this year
marvel midnight suns release date scarlet witch

After being indefinitely delayed, Marvel Midnight Suns finally has a definite release date. Although it was speculated to launch in 2023 thanks to the pushback, the game is still dropping before the end of the year with a release date of December 2. However, only the Xbox Series X, PS5, and PC version of the game will launch on that day. The PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch versions will not release that day and no date has been set for them yet.

The Hunter Gameplay Showcase | Marvel’s Midnight Suns

Read more
Marvel’s Spider-Man suit list: breakdown of every suit in the game
spider man accessibility options feature marvel s 4

Throughout his many incarnations, Spider-Man has served us some fascinating looks. From Sam Rami’s interpretation of a fighting Spider-Man to the Stark Suit featured in Avengers: Endgame to some, well, creative outfits from the comics, Spider-Man boasts an impressively varied wardrobe. Insomniac Games took that into consideration when they created Marvel’s Spider-Man, outfitting the hero with 42 unlockable suits. This article will tell you how to collect all of them. 

Before you start, you should update your game to the most recent edition and begin every DLC episode if you have them. Just the initial update will get you five suits, and starting every episode will get you another three. This only applies to the base PlayStation 4 version, however. If you're playing on PS5 or PC, everything is already packaged together. Read on for our tips on getting every suit in Marvel’s Spider-Man. 

Read more
Marvel’s Midnight Suns delayed, moving it out of a busy October
Spider-Man and Ghost Rider fighting Venom in Marvel's Midnight Suns.

The Avengers and every other Marvel hero set to assemble in Marvel's Midnight Suns are taking a raincheck. The 2K and Firaxis Games tactical role-playing game starring Marvel's cast of heroes is being delayed once more, likely into 2023.

Marvel’s Midnight Suns | “Darkness Falls” Trailer

Read more