Map Navigation Guide | FF7 Remake

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This page teaches the player about the UI (User Interface) elements of the game Final Fantasy 7 Remake (FF7 Remake). Read on to learn more about all the visual guides, functions of the minimap, and other visual cues to easily navigate the game.

Map Navigation Guides

The Tracker and Minimap

The Tracker and the Minimap are two visual aids that can guide the player to their destination. They can be swapped by using the L2 button.

Tracker

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The tracker shows the icons that can be found near your area. The center of the Tracker shows the direction your character is facing. It ignores walls and other hazards but is incredibly useful if you want to look around the area without a map blocking your sight.

Minimap

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The Minimap is a more detailed guide than the Tracker. It shows a small area with the character's location as the center. It darkens untraversable areas and is incredibly useful in maze-like places.

The Map

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The Map shows the entire area you are currently in. To use the map, simply press the touchpad.

Navigating the Map

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You can also use the left analog stick to move the cursor and highlight several legends on the map. Using the circle button will bring up more details about the chosen legend.

Show Different Areas

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You can browse known locations with the directional pad. By using the up and down buttons, you can view previously visited and unvisited areas.

Checking the Story

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This can be done by opening the Map function then pressing the L2 button. This will bring up the scenarios the player have encountered and can be used to check past events. You can also use the L1 and R1 buttons to navigate the chapters or use the Square button to bring up the chapter list.

Performing Actions Automatically

There are several visual cues in the world that will make Cloud do specific actions. The first example encountered in the game is by making Cloud jump by following the arrow sign on the ground. Keep your eyes peeled for these signs.

Interacting / Talking

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Cloud Interacting with the Elevator

Whenever the Triangle symbol appears, you can press the Triangle button to make Cloud interact with people or objects around him. Talking will, of course, initiate dialogues and can be required to proceed the story. It is also used to open treasure chests and operate machines.

Boxes of Shinra Property

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Boxes with the Shinra logo can be destroyed to obtain several items like Potions, Mako Shards, and rare Moogle Medals. Destroy Shinra! Or their boxes, at the very least.

Gameplay Manual Links

All Manuals & Game Mechanics

Playing the Game
Basic Controls
Camera Controls and Camera Settings
Map Navigation Guide
How to Change Difficulty
What is Classic Mode?
Menu & Equipment
Weapon Upgrade Guide | How to Learn Weapon Abilities
Character Stats
Battle Icons Guide
Status Effects and Ailments
Combat & Battle System
Battle System Guide and How to Fight
How to Stagger Enemies to 200% and 300%
Understanding the ATB Gauge
How to Change Characters
How to Get Unbound
How to Use Items
How to Restore HP and MP
How to Run Away
How to Summon
How to Use Shortcuts
Game Mechanics for Advanced Players
How Do Critical Hits Work?
How Does Stunning Work? | Enemy Interruption
How to Recover MP in Hard Mode
Can You Break the Damage Cap?

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15 Anonymous7 months

They really went out with remaking the UI. It looks so slick than the other UI they made so far.

14 Anonymous7 months

I always get lost in FF games. And, a very detailed map saves the day.. but i'd appreacite a detailed guide too.

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