How to Change 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

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

FF7 Demo Issuing Commands

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 L2.png or R2.png buttons will allow you to tell your other party members what to do without switching characters.

Gameplay Manual Links

List of Gameplay Manual Pages
Basic Controls Character Stats
How to Stagger Enemies How to Run Away
Map Navigation Guide Understanding the ATB Gauge
How to Change Characters How to Get Unbound
How to Change Difficulty -

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14 Anonymous2 days

>>13 This also opens up more strategies for certain enemies that can't be defeated by normal means!

13 Anonymous3 days

This feature is nice to have. I think this is one upgrade from the turn-based system. I like the power they gave us, the freedom to choose. Which character should attack next? Comparing to the turn-based, you don't have the choice to do that. The means of attacking will go around from the first, second to the third character or more and the chain repeats.

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      Thank you for giving me hope! I didn't know it was coming out on xbox! But maybe at that point you might as well wait for a PS5 version and play with a PS5?

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      I believe some European countries as well. Yes, bro. They are damn lucky.

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