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

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17 Anonymous3 months

Didn't know that you can change characters using the D-pad. Thought it's just the L2 and R2. Thank you for this!!!

16 Anonymous3 months

>>15 During the laser tail attack, the other party member gets behind the debris automatically but during any other part of the battle, they still get hit by some attacks

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      This prove the game is still in the very early stage of development.
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