How to Change Characters (Switch Characters) | FF7 Remake

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This is a page on how to change which character you control while playing Final Fantasy 7 Remake (FF7 Remake). Check out the below for more information on switching up characters in battle!

How to Change Characters (Switch Characters)

On the Field

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Outside of battle it is not possible to change the playable character at this point in time, leaving Cloud the only option.

In Battle

Once you enter a battle, however, simply pressing a direction on the D-pad will allow you to switch to one of 3 other playable characters. As each character has a different playstyle, for example Barret is best used against enemies typically out of reach of other characters, choose the best character for the current situation.

Issuing Commands

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If you would prefer to stick to one character but have someone else execute a specific command, opening the Command menu with circle.png and pressing either the
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or
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buttons will allow you to tell your other party members what to do without switching characters.

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