Elevator or Stairs: Which Should You Take? | Reach for the Skyview Hall Quest | FF7 Remake

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This is a guide to the Chapter 16 Quest: Reach the Skyview Hall in Final Fantasy 7 Remake (FF7R). Read on to know if you should choose to climb up the emergency staircase or just take the elevator to reach the 59th floor!

Reach for the Skyview Hall Quest

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After you manage to obtain the Shinra Keycard on the main hall during Chapter 16, you will be given two choices on which route to take to get to the 59th floor.

Click the link below for a full walkthrough on Chapter 16!

Chapter 16: The Belly of the Beast Story Guide & Walkthrough

Should You Take the Stairs or the Elevator?

Elevator or stairs?

Choice Consequence / Effect
Elevator ・2 battles with Elite Security Officers
Stairs ・No Effect

Stairs Route


Choosing to climb the Emergency Staircase will have the party climb up each floor through the stairs - no shortcuts, no skips - until you reach the 59th floor.

It will take some time to reach the Skyview Hall through this route and your movement will slow down during the last floors even if you try to sprint.

You get to witness some funny dialogues between the party members, though, which will make it somehow worthwile.

Elevator Route


Taking the elevator would make it much faster and easier for you to reach the 59th floor. However, you will need to defeat 2 Elite Security Officers on the 10th floor and 3 more on the 20th floor, which should not take too much time.

Dialogue Choices and Consequences

Route Effects

Whatever route you choose will not affect the flow of the story so feel free to check the events above and choose the route that you want to take.

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