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This is a guide to the Shinra Combat Simulator in Final Fantasy 7 Remake (FF7R). This guide will explain how to unlock the combat simulator, as well as obtainable rewards. If you are having trouble beating battle challenges, read on for tips and strategy!
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The Shinra Combat Simulator is a facility inside of the Shinra Building that allows you to take on successive battles in order to receive various rewards. Of these rewards, the EXP Up Materia and Gil Up Materia are very useful, so we highly recommend going after them.
All battles inside of the Combat Simulator become available after clearing the main story of FF7R. After clearing the game, you'll also have access to Chapter Select, which you can use to go to Chapter 17 and find the Simulator near the beginning.
After completing a battle in the Combat Simulator, you can take it on again to receive EXP and Gil. Since the Gil Up and EXP Up Materia are both found here, you can equip them to rake in even more gil and EXP while you take on these challenges.
|Any 3 Members||Mega-Potion|
The Cutters you will have to fight is weak to Lightning based magic, so be sure and equip the Lightning Materia. If you can stagger it and then unleash Thundara or Thundaga on it, it will drop in no time.
All of the Cutters' attacks come from their front. If you can position both characters on either side of one and aim to constantly attack from the rear, you'll have a much easier time.
How to Beat Three-person Team vs. Mayor Is Best
|Any 3 Members||Gotterdammerung||Hard Mode Only|
|How to Unlock|
|・Clear all battle challenges at the Corneo Colosseum
・Clear all battle challenges at the Shinra Combat Simulator
・Complete all Battle Intel Reports
How to Beat Three-Person Team Vs. Top Secrets
|Any 3 Members||Gotterdammerung ×2||Hard Mode Only|
|How to Unlock|
|・Complete the INTERmission DLC in FF7 Remake Intergrade|
Players who purchased the INTERmission DLC for the PS5 upgrade to FF7 Remake and completed both chapters will unlock a fight with Weiss, a character returning from Dirge of Cerberus.
This is one of the toughest battles in the game, and once again only available on Hard difficulty. Don't go into it unprepared!
Weiss Boss Guide and How to Unlock
|Three-Person Team vs. Mayor is Best||Mega-Potion|
|Battle #1||Cutter ×2|
|Cloud vs. SOLDIER Trainees||Cog Bangle|
|Barret vs. SOLDIER Trainees||Supreme Bracer|
|Tifa vs. SOLDIER Trainees||Rune Armlet|
|Aerith vs. SOLDIER Trainees||Geometric Bracelet|
|Two-Person Team vs. High Flyers||Gil Up Materia|
|Three-Person Team vs. Team Ragbag||EXP Up Materia|
|Battle #1||Sahagin Prince ×1|
|Battle #2||Phantom ×1|
|Battle #3||Grungy Bandit ×1|
|Battle #4||3-C SOLDEIR Operator ×1|
|Battle #5||Cutter ×1|
|Battle #1||Bugaboo x1|
|Battle #4||Elite Helitrooper ×2|
|Battle #5||Rust Drake ×1|
|Battle #1||Abzu Shoat ×1|
Sweeper Prototype ×1
|Cloud vs. 3-C SOLDIER CANDIDATES||The Art of Swordplay Vol. XIII|
|Barret vs. 3-C SOLDIER CANDIDATES||Sharpshooter’s Companion Vol. XIII|
|Tifa vs. 3-C SOLDIER CANDIDATES||Way of the Fist Vol. XIII|
|Aerith vs. 3-C SOLDIER CANDIDATES||Telluric Scriptures Vol. XI|
|Two-Person Team vs. Dynamic Duos||Refocus Materia|
Unknown Entity ×1
Enhanced Shock Trooper ×1
|Battle #2||Zenene ×1|
|Battle #4||Armored Shock Trooper ×1|
|Battle #5||M.O.T.H. Unit ×1|
Elite Shocktrooper ×1
Elite Helitrooper ×1
Grungy Bandit ×1
3-C SOLDIER Operator ×1
Queen Grashtrike ×1
|Three-Person Team vs. Monsters of Legend||Refocus Materia|
|Battle #1||Bomb ×1|
|Battle #2||Tonberry ×1|
|Battle #3||Type-0 Behemoth ×1|
|Battle #5||Malboro ×1|
|Three-Person Team vs. Top Secrets||Gotterdammerung|
|Battle #1||Shiva ×1|
|Battle #2||Fat Chocobo ×1|
|Battle #3||Leviathan ×1|
|Battle #4||Bahamut ×1|
|Battle #5||Pride and Joy Prototype ×1|
|How to Beat Yuffie & Sonon vs Shinra's Dark Secrets||Enfeeblement Ring|
Security Officer ×3
Riot Trooper ×3
Elite Grenadier ×1
Deepground SOLDIER ×2
|Battle #3||3-C SOLDIER Operator ×3|
|How to Beat Yuffie & Sonon Vs. Midgarian Monsters||Enfeeblement Ring|
|Battle #1||Bugaboo ×16|
Horned Cripshay ×1
|Battle #3||Type-0 Behemoth ×1|
|FF7 Remake Links|
|Walkthroughs||Boss Battles||Side Quests|
|Beginner's Tips||Characters||Battle Reports|
|Shinra Combat Simulator||Corneo Colosseum||Choices|
Shinra Combat Simulator Guide and Rewards
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