Marvel’s Midnight Suns is here, and to beat back the forces of Lilith, you’re going to want to know how to upgrade cards faster. A big part of the new strategy game is the new card-based combat. While the system may seem a bit basic at first, as you progress deeper into the game, you’ll find your upgraded cards make your team of heroes a force to be reckoned with.
Marvel’s Midnight Suns begins with some slow opening hours, introducing you to the game’s systems. While this is a helpful start to get your feet wet in the game’s, it can be hard to remember everything. So, if you simply don’t remember how to upgrade at all, we’ll be able to help you with that, too.
Marvel’s Midnight Suns: How to Upgrade Cards
To get your skills and attacks enhanced, you’ll need to visit The Yard. Go to the sword in the stone right near the entrance, and choose to interact with it. You’ll be greeted with a menu with all your available heroes, and are able to select any with upgradable skills. For a card to be upgradable, you’ll need the following things:
- Two copies of the card
- Enough essence of the card’s respective type (attack, skill, heroism)
In nearly all cases, upgrades add a new effect and don’t improve damage. Damage will scale up as your heroes increase in level. Also keep in mind that cards can only be upgraded once. You can preview what the upgrade will do to any card by holding L1/LB when viewing it in your heroes menu.
How to Upgrade Skills & Attacks Faster in Midnight Suns
One thing you’ll want to do to make your attacks upgrade faster is to focus on a select few heroes. The reward that you get at the end of most missions, Gamma Coils, gives you a choice from a pool of cards for the heroes you brought on the mission. So, by using the same heroes on all of your missions, you’re bound to get more duplicate cards to use for upgrades. Keeping the pool of about 5 heroes is a good strategy, so you have a variety of decks to turn to for different missions.
Another thing to keep in mind is to be aware of excess cards. If you are locked into using a lesser-used hero for a story mission, and you get a reward for them from your Gamma Coil, consider scrapping it. This gives you some of the valuable essence you need to upgrade cards. It may be tempting to just upgrade any card you can, but this will make you run out of essence quickly. Focus on your few heroes, and let any other excess cards be fodder to juice up your main rotation.
Those are the best ways to upgrade your cards quickly in Marvel’s Midnight Suns! Use these tips to strengthen your heroes and take down Lilith.