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FF7R Intergrade Fort Condor Guide

This guide covers everything you need to know about how to play FF7R Intergrade's Fort Condor minigame. Here you can learn the rules of Fort Condor, tips for beating Chadley and Hard Mode, and see the best loadouts for all to help you get the Game, Set, Master and Condor Queen trophies.

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Fort Condor Rules and How to Play

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FF7R Intergrade Fort Condor Board Game

Fort Condor is a new minigame featured in FF7R Intergrade. In the original Final Fantasy 7, Fort Condor was a minigame in which the player would select their units and watch them go to battle. FF7R Intergrade's version of the minigame is now a board game where you are able to use both units and maria, where the objective is to win by either taking out the opponent's tower, or by dealing more damage by the time the game ends.

ATB System

When playing Fort Condor, both the player's and opponent's ATB Gauge will appear at the top of the screen. Similar to the main combat system of FF7R Intergrade, the ATB Gauge is used to perform commands such as summoning units to the field or casting spells. Other than a few exceptions, units will move around automatically, battle with whatever enemy units they encounter, and deal damage to the enemy side.

Pay close attention to both your ATB Gauge and your opponent's to know when and how to strike.

Selecting Units

In the Fort Condor minigame, there is an ATB cost to summon units. More powerful units have a higher ATB cost, so the player is constantly choosing between using fewer high-value units, or many low-value units.

Materia

Each board has a set of Materia, which can be used once per battle. These spells can be either offensive or defensive, and are best saved for critical moments to help turn the tides of battle!

List of Materia

Spell Description
Fire ImageFire Flies straight ahead and deals damage upon landing.
Cure ImageCure Heals allies within a certain area.
Blizzard ImageBlizzard Flies straight ahead and deals damage some time after landing.
Aero ImageAero Draws units inward while dealing damage.
Thunder ImageThunder Descends upon a location, dealing damage.
HP Up ImageHP Up Increases the HP of units on the board.
Barrier ImageBarrier Conjures a ward that reduces the damage taken by allies that enter it.
Haste ImageHaste Conjures a ward that increases the movement and attack speed of allies that enter it.
Regen ImageRegen Conjures a ward that continuously heals allies that enter it.
Poison ImagePoison Conjures a ward that continuously damages enemies that enter it.
Slow ImageSlow Conjures a ward that decreases the movement and attack speed of enemies that enter it.
Stop ImageStop Conjures a ward that stops time for enemies that enter it.

Unit Types and Weaknesses

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There are three roles which a unit can be: vanguard, ranged, or defense. Each of these roles will be effective against another one, so keeping track of which enemy units are active is important. Knowing which units are in an opponent's loadout and adjusting accordingly will help ensure a smoother victory!

Checkmark.pngWalkthrough Point The type triangle is always displayed on the loadouts screen, as well as in battle, so you don't need to worry about forgetting.

Time Limit

Your battles in Fort Condor are timed! Become familiar with each of the mechanics of this minigame to clear the objective within the time limit. Use your ATB Gauge efficiently, as it takes time to charge up!

Tips for Winning at Fort Condor

Gather more units and strengthen your loadout

In order to beat more powerful opponents, you first need to get better units. Units can be received from opponents as a reward after beating them in Fort Condor, or purchased for Condor Coins from Old Snapper. If you want to be the top Fort Condor player, you'll need to beat opponents and start gathering units and Condor Coins!

Edit your loadout to include more advantageous units

At the start of a battle, you'll be able to see your opponent's loadout, giving you a chance to edit your own loadout to include more advantageous units. In many cases, opponents will only include units of one or two types, so include only units that will be effective against them to ensure an easy victory.

Make sure you are not only using high cost units

Unit Costs.jpg

More powerful units will have higher ATB costs, and if your loadout only has high costs units, you will be unable to quickly deploy a low cost unit to save you in a pinch. While it does also depend on the opponent's loadout, it's generally a good idea to have a mix of both higher and lower cost units.

Be sure to understand your units' special characteristics

Each unit has special properties, such as attacking from the air, or being quick but fragile, etc. You can view the characteristics of your units when editing your loadout, so pick your units wisely, being mindful of what type of units your opponent intends to use.

Make use of the different boards

Along with editing your loadout, you also have the option to select the board for a game, which determines things such as your starting ATB, as well as the Materia spells at your disposal. Materia in particular will have a large effect, since it can grant use to powerful attacks and support, and using these spells at the end of battle can help you secure a victory. Note that spells can only be used once per battle, so the timing of when to use them is crucial!

List of Boards

Board Name
How to Obtain
Details
Starter Board
Obtained from Polk in Avalanche HQ.
Total Units: 6
Materia: Fire, Cure
Max ATB: 8
Starting ATB: 4
Speed: 1
Headquarters: HP 600/ATK 80
Outposts: HP 500/ATK 80
Sorcerer Board I
Received for completing the Fort Condor tutorial with Polk.
Total Units: 6
Materia: Blizzard, Aero
Max ATB: 6
Starting ATB: 3
Speed: 1
Headquarters: HP 600/ATK 80
Outposts: HP 500/ATK 80
Sorcerer Board II
Purchase from Old Snapper after defeating Rank 1 opponents. Can also be obtained for free if you defeat Johnny after Kyrie and Shinra Middle Manager.
Price: 2 Condor Coins
Total Units: 5
Materia: Fire, Blizzard, Thunder
Max ATB: 9
Starting ATB: 4
Speed: 1
Headquarters: HP 600/ATK 120
Outposts: HP 400/ATK 140
Battalion Board I
Purchase from Old Snapper after defeating Rank 1 opponents. Can also be obtained for free if you defeat Kyrie after Shinra Middle Manager and Johnny.
Price: 2 Condor Coins
Total Units: 7
Materia: Thunder, HP Up
Max ATB: 8
Starting ATB: 2
Speed: 1
Headquarters: HP 750/ATK 80
Outposts: HP 625/ATK 80
Battalion Board II
Purchase from Old Snapper after defeating all Rank 2 Opponents. Can also be obtained by defeating Roche after Jessie.
Price: 3 Condor Coins
Total Units: 7
Materia: Cure, Barrier, Haste, HP Up
Max ATB: 8
Starting ATB: 6
Speed: 1
Headquarters: HP 900/ATK 100
Outposts: HP 750/ATK 100
Battalion Board III
Received after defeating Wedge (Rank 3).
Total Units: 8
Materia: Regen, Poison, Barrier, HP Up
Max ATB: 8
Starting ATB: 5
Speed: 2
Headquarters: HP 900/ATK 140
Outposts: HP 750/ATK 140
Assassin Board I
Purchase from Old Snapper after defeating Rank 1 opponents. Can also be obtained for free if you defeat Shinra Middle Manager after Kyrie and Johnny.
Price: 2 Condor Coins
Total Units: 6
Materia: Fire, Haste
Max ATB: 7
Starting ATB: 3
Speed: 2
Headquarters: HP 600/ATK 100
Outposts: HP 500/ATK 100
Assassin Board II
Purchase from Old Snapper after defeating all Rank 2 Opponents. Can also be obtained by defeating Jessie after Roche.
Price: 3 Condor Coins
Total Units: 5
Materia: Blizzard, Aero, Aero, Slow
Max ATB: 9
Starting ATB: 5
Speed: 2
Headquarters: HP 600/ATK 120
Outposts: HP 500/ATK 120
Assassin Board III
Found in a chest while chasing Zhijie.
Total Units: 8
Materia: None
Max ATB: 10
Starting ATB: 10
Speed: 3
Headquarters: HP 840/ATK 140
Outposts: HP 700/ATK 140
Grandmaster Board
Purchase from Old Snapper (After defeating Chadley).
Price: 5 Condor Coins
Total Units: 5
Materia: Thunder, Aero, Stop, HP Up
Max ATB: 5
Starting ATB: 5
Speed: 3
Headquarters: HP 900/ATK 140
Outposts: HP 750/ATK 140

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How to Beat Fort Condor on Hard Mode

Checkmark.pngYou must take out enemy Headquarters to win in Hard Mode

Checkmark.pngPressing ahead quickly is vital

Place Guard Dogs on the front line after advancing

Checkmark.pngTanky units like Armored Shock Trooper and Blast-Ray are very useful

Victory only comes from taking out the Headquarters

Unlike Normal and Easy mode, where you could win by taking out more outposts before time ran out, you have to take out the opponent's Headquarters in order to win on Hard Mode. Winning by stalling out the opponent will not work here, so focus on beating them through sheer firepower.

Best Loadout for Hard Mode

Board
Grandmaster Board
Armored Shock TrooperArmored Shock Trooper Guard DogGuard Dog
Blast-RayBlast-Ray Sentry RaySentry Ray
Shock TrooperShock Trooper -

Using this loadout, you should be able to reliably take nearly out all opponents on Hard Mode. As the Guard Dog is low cost and will go straight for the tower, you can lay it on the front line of battle to help win quicker. Units like Armored Shock Trooper and Blast-Ray will act as tanks for slowing down the enemy.

Checkmark.pngWalkthrough Point Other units can be swapped out for Sentry Ray and Shock Trooper as deemed fit, but low cost units with good attack support are best here.

Fort Condor Video Strategy Guide

Note: The following videos have the language set to Japanese, although the strategy for each opponent should be the same.

Normal Mode Hard Mode

Normal Mode

How to Beat Jessie (Rank 2)

Loadout We Used
Assassin Board I
Elite Security OfficerElite Security Officer HelitrooperHelitrooper
Shock TrooperShock Trooper GrenadierGrenadier
Elite GrenadierElite Grenadier Blast-RayBlast-Ray

How to Beat Roche (Rank 2)

Loadout We Used
Assassin Board I
Riot TrooperRiot Trooper Elite Riot TrooperElite Riot Trooper
Shock TrooperShock Trooper Elite Security OfficerElite Security Officer
Elite GrenadierElite Grenadier Blast-RayBlast-Ray

How to Beat Wedge (Rank 3)

Loadout We Used
Battalion Board II
Riot TrooperRiot Trooper Elite Riot TrooperElite Riot Trooper
HelitrooperHelitrooper Elite HelitrooperElite Helitrooper
Shock TrooperShock Trooper Grenadier BarracksGrenadier Barracks
GrenadierGrenadier -

How to Beat Chadley (Rank 4)

Loadout We Used
Battalion Board II
Armored Shock TrooperArmored Shock Trooper Elite Riot TrooperElite Riot Trooper
HelitrooperHelitrooper Elite HelitrooperElite Helitrooper
Shock TrooperShock Trooper Grenadier BarracksGrenadier Barracks
GrenadierGrenadier -

Protecting the Armored Shock Trooper is the key

From the start, Chadley will send units to the left route, so place the Armored Shock Trooper on this route, and make use of both Barrier and Cure to raise the defense of it and other units that follow. As your ATB fills, continue throwing units to the left side, and you will be able to obtain a swift victory.

Very few units will be sent to the right side, and when one appears, simply deploy a ranged unit over there to stop it in its tracks.

Checkmark.pngWalkthrough Point For the most part, you only need to worry about the left side, so throw your tough units over there. Powerful units will continue to appear even after arriving at the tower, so if you don't time your summons and spells right, you could see a sudden comeback from Chadley.

Hard Mode

How to Beat Shinra Middle Manager (Rank 5)

Loadout We Used
Grandmaster Board
Armored Shock TrooperArmored Shock Trooper Guard DogGuard Dog
HelitrooperHelitrooper Sentry RaySentry Ray
Shock TrooperShock Trooper -

How to Beat Johnny (Rank 5)

Loadout We Used
Grandmaster Board
Armored Shock TrooperArmored Shock Trooper Guard DogGuard Dog
Blast-RayBlast-Ray Sentry RaySentry Ray
Shock TrooperShock Trooper -

How to Beat Kyrie (Rank 5)

Loadout We Used
Grandmaster Board
Armored Shock TrooperArmored Shock Trooper Guard DogGuard Dog
Blast-RayBlast-Ray Sentry RaySentry Ray
Shock TrooperShock Trooper -

How to Beat Jessie (Rank 5)

Loadout We Used
Battalion Board II
HelicopterHelicopter Elite Riot TrooperElite Riot Trooper
HelitrooperHelitrooper Elite HelitrooperElite Helitrooper
Shock TrooperShock Trooper Grenadier BarracksGrenadier Barracks
GrenadierGrenadier -

How to Beat Roche (Rank 5)

Loadout We Used
Grandmaster Board
Armored Shock TrooperArmored Shock Trooper Guard DogGuard Dog
Blast-RayBlast-Ray Sentry RaySentry Ray
Shock TrooperShock Trooper -

How to Beat Wedge (Rank 5)

Loadout We Used
Grandmaster Board
Armored Shock TrooperArmored Shock Trooper Guard DogGuard Dog
Blast-RayBlast-Ray Sentry RaySentry Ray
Shock TrooperShock Trooper -

How to Beat Chadley (Rank 5)

Loadout We Used
Grandmaster Board
Armored Shock TrooperArmored Shock Trooper Guard DogGuard Dog
Blast-RayBlast-Ray Sentry RaySentry Ray
Shock TrooperShock Trooper -
How to Beat Chadley (Hard)
Checkmark.pngThe strategy revolves around Armored Shock Troopers, Blast-Rays, and Guard Dogs.

Do your best to make sure these three units are always active

Checkmark.pngDeploy the Guard Dog towards the sides so it can avoid enemy units

Checkmark.pngUse the Armored Shock Troopers and Blast-Rays to lure enemies to the center

Checkmark.pngUse Materia against dense groups of enemy units

Keep the points listed above in mind while battling Chadley. Leave taking out the tower to the Guard Dogs, and use Armored Shock Troopers and Blast-Rays to distract the enemy units deployed.

If you have ATB to spare, spawning other low cost units for support is okay too, but at the very least, always prioritize getting out these three main units.

List of Fort Condor Opponents and Rewards

Obtain rewards for each opponent

Kyrie.png

Certain NPCs can be battled against in Fort Condor, and by winning against them, you will receive a specific prize (units or Condor Coins). NPCs that can be battled against will have a Fort Condor icon above their head, and the number that appears expresses how strong that NPC is.

NPC (Level) Reward
Shinra Middle Manager
(Rank 1)
Elite Grenadier (Ranged)
Condor Coin ×2
Johnny
(Rank 1)
Elite Riot Trooper (Defense)
Condor Coin ×2
Kyrie
(Rank 1)
Elite Security Officer (Vanguard)
Condor Coin ×2
Jessie
(Rank 2)
Grenadier Barracks (Ranged)
Condor Coin ×3
Roche
(Rank 2)
Elite Helitrooper (Vanguard)
Condor Coin ×3
Wedge
(Rank 3)
Armored Shock Trooper (Defense)
Condor Coin ×3
Chadley
(Rank 4)
10,000 Gil
AP Up Materia
Condor Coin ×4

Note: By defeating all of the available NPCs, NPCs of the next rank will appear

How to Unlock the Game, Set, Master Trophy

bronze trophy.png Game, Set, Master
Become the Fort Condor grandmaster.

Beating all opponents from Rank 1 to Rank 4 on either easy or normal will earn you the Game, Set, Master Trophy. For help with beating all opponents, see our load outs and video strategy guides for each opponent in the section below!

How to Unlock the Condor Queen Trophy

silver trophy.png Condor Queen
Become the Fort Condor grandmaster on Hard difficulty.

Beating all Rank 5 opponents on Hard difficulty will earn you the Condor Queen Trophy. In order to play on Hard mode, you will first need to complete both the game and DLC.

For help with beating all opponents, see our load outs and video strategy guides for each opponent in the section below!

How to Unlock Fort Condor

Polk.jpeg

Fort Condor is unlocked after arriving at Avalanche's HQ in Slums Sector 7 and speaking with Polk. Polk will give you a starter set, and from there, the tutorial will begin.

Checkmark.pngWalkthrough Point If you forget the rules of Fort Condor, you can view them anytime in the game by checking from the manual, so if you just want to try it out without reading too much through the tutorial, you can always revisit the in-game info.

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