This is a guide and walkthrough to Chapter 17: Deliverance from Chaos, a story chapter in the game Final Fantasy 7 Remake (FF7R). Read on to learn locations of items, rewards for completing this chapter, as well as useful tips and strategies for getting through this part of the story.
Inside the fourth room to your right is a chest with a Phoenix Down.
You will find another chest past the rooms. Open it to get an Ether.
Follow Red XIII along the path. Take advantage of the rest area in the final room and press the elevator switch on the far-left wall to ride the elevator.
Follow the others ahead until a cutscene begins. You'll fight four Unknown Entities.
Take the staircase directly ahead and go through the door on the right, then left. Continue ahead to the elevator and hit the switch.If you come back again with Chapter Select after beating the game, you can find Chadley here. Go straight into the next room and turn left to find the Shinra Combat Simulator with new challenges.
68th Floor - Hojo's Laboratory: Restricted Area
Go along the path and across the path until a cutscene begins. After the cutscene, Aerith and Tifa will leave the party.
Classified Research - The Drum
Head to the right and pull the lever at the end. Run across the tops of the pods that come out and down the stairs. You'll fight two Monodrives ahead.
Next, two Unknown Entities will emerge from their pods. Battle them.
Last, you'll fight a more powerful enemy, M.O.T.H. Unit. Use Lightning attacks and stay out of the range of its blades.
Go through the gate that opens. The door will close and lock behind you. Go up the stairs and to the left.
At the bottom of the staircase to the left is a chest with Twin Stinger, Cloud's final weapon.
Press Triangle to have Red XIII run across and hit the switch. Run across the tops of the test pods.
Go around the room Aerith and Tifa are in and interact with the Terminal. After the cutscene, select Yes. to switch parties.
After running across the pods, enter the room to your right and open the chest to obtain 3,000 Gil.
You'll be controlling Tifa with Aerith in your party. Run up the stairs and go out the door. Continue along the stairs and up the path until you reach the gate labeled 03. Use the Terminal to the right to call Cloud.Take advantage of the rest area next to the Terminal.
Pull the lever on the left side wall and hop across the test pods to find a chest with an ether here.
You'll be controlling Cloud with Barret and Red XIII in your party. Run across the test pods to the left and fight a Blast-Ray and two Shock-Rays. Pull the lever to reveal a bridge to the central platform. Pull the switch labeled 03 and interact with the Terminal.
Go to the left side of the central platform to get a Time Materia.
You'll be controlling Tifa with Aerith in your party. Go inside the gate labeled 03.
The Drum - 3rd Ward
Go through the door and pull the switch. Go into the next room and fight three Unknown Entities.
Go through the gap in the gate ahead. Go along the path and through the door at the end.
At the fork, go back behind the boxes to find a chest with a Mega-Potion.
Go right and into the next door. At the end of the path, you'll fight six Bloodhounds. Duck under the obtacles ahead.
Go into the next room. At the end of the path, you'll fight a Zenene.
Outside the room with the Bloodhounds, go left and open the chest containing 5,000 Gil.
Go in the door and follow the path. Pull the switch at the end to open the door.
Go through the door and up the stairs inside. Walk across the pipe in the next room.
The pipe will collapse and Tifa and Aerith will fall. Fight the two Zenene.
Go right instead and down the stairs for a chest containing an Ether.
Climb the ladder and go to the end of the path. Pull the lever on the left side. Hop across the test pods and call Cloud on the Terminal.
You'll be with Cloud, Barret and Red XIII again. Pull the lever labeled 02. Go off the central platform and to the left. Hop across the pods and go into the gate labeled 02.
On the platform with the Ward 2 Gate, you'll find a chest with a Mega-Potion.
The Drum - 2nd Ward
Continue ahead. You'll fight two Zenenes.
After the cutscene, go through the door to the right, then to the left at the fork.
Go right around the boxes instead to find an Astral Cuff.
Go left into the next room toward the M.O.T.H. Unit on the far left side. You'll fight the M.O.T.H. Unit and three Shock-Rays.
After the cutscene, go through the door to the right, then to the left at the fork.
Go left into the next room. After the cutscene, fight three Sledgeworms.
Duck under the gate and follow the path. After the cutscene, go left an up the stairs.
Go right and open the chest in the 2nd room to obtain 2 Remedies.
Before you go up the stairs, check the far right side of the room for a Chain Bangle.
At the end of the path, the door will close ahead of you and you'll fight a Brain Pod. Partway through the battle, it will divide into 12 Brain Pods. Defeat them all.How to Beat Brain Pod
Go through the now-open door. The door will close and lock behind you. Go up the stairs to the right and follow the path to the gate labeled 04.Go through the door next to the Ward 4 Gate for a rest area.
Go down the stairs to the right. Press Triangle to have Red XIII jump across and pull the lever. Fight two Unknown Entities that come out – only Cloud and Barret will be there to fight.
After the battle, Red XIII will be knocked down to a lower level. Run across the test pods and interact with the Terminal.
You'll be controlling Tifa and Aerith. Just across the test pods and fight two Sledgeworms.
Go down the ladder and you'll fight two Enhanced Shock Troopers. Duck under the test pods on the opposite side and fight four Unknown Entities. You'll reunite with Red XIII.
Go down the stairs on the opposite side. Ask Red XIII to run across and pull the lever. Run across the test pods and pull the lever opposite the central platform. You'll fight two Shock-Rays and two Slug-Rays.
A bridge will expand allowing you to continue to the central platform. Pull the laver labeled 04 and interact with the Terminal.
You'll be controlling Cloud and Barret. Go back to the gate labeled 04.
The Drum - 4th Ward
Go up the stairs and into the pipe, then turn right. Pull the lever at the end.
Go to the left in the pipe. At the end, you'll find a chest with 2 Mega-Potions.
Go through the door and down the ladder. Climb up the ladder on the opposite side and go into the pipe.
After the cutscene, a battle with Swordipede will begin. Partway through the battle, Swordipede will leave the room and go to where Aerith and Tifa are, and you'll finish it off with Aerith and Tifa. At the end of the fight, Red XIII will join you.How to Beat Swordipede
As Aerith and Tifa, go across the bridge and the door to the end of the pipe. Pull the lever to open the door and reunited with Cloud and Barret.
You'll be controlling Cloud with Aerith and Tifa in your party. Go to the end of the pipe ahead and through the door on the right. Interact with the button of the left side of the door at the end to open the elevator.
On the next floor, you'll watch a cutscene. Follow the trail of ooze into the elevator to the roof and select Yes. to head for the roof.
Continue following the trail into the next room and through the 69th Floor - Executive Suite area.
70th Floor - President's Office
You'll hear a voice calling out for help. Go out the door on the right side.Use the rest area outside the President's Office before going to help him.
After the battle, you'll be controlling Cloud. Aerith and Tifa will leave the party. Go around the opposite side of the building. Climb up the ladder here.There's a rest area on the opposite side of the building as well.
After the cutscene, you'll immediately start a fight with The Arsenal, controlling Barret and Aerith with Red XIII assisting.During the cutscene before the fight, there will be a point where you can hold the Square button to opt to access the menu at the end of the cutscene. This will allow you to arrange Barret and Aerith's equipment.How to Beat The Arsenal
After a final cutscene with Heidegger, the chapter will end.
After beating the game, use Chapter Selection to visit Chapter 17 again, and you'll find Chadley in Hojo's Lab near the start of the chapter. He'll allow you to use the Shinra Combat Simulator from Chapter 16, in addition to new challenges which are only available to fight on a Hard difficulty setting. Because it's very close to the start of the chapter, using the Combat Simulator here is much more convenient than going through Chapter 16 to meet Chadley on the 64th floor.
One thing to note is that there is no requirement to play the chapter on Hard difficulty to fight the Hard-only challenges. You'll be able to choose the difficulty from the Combat Simulator menu regardless of what difficulty you chose to play the chapter on.
During the cutscene before fighting the Arsenal, for a short time, a Square button's image will appear in the bottom left. Hold the button down to access the menu before the boss fight. Otherwise, you'll be forced to fight The Arsenal without being able to change out Barret and Aerith's equipment and Materia.
Boss Strategy Guide
Where it Appears
President Shinra's Office
How to Defeat Jenova Dreamweaver - Key Points
Avoid Magic attacks and focus on Physical attacks
Cripple its tentacles and Silence it to disable it
Use Tifa to knock out the Phase 2 & 3 Tentacles fast
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