How to Skip Chapter 1 in FF7 Rebirth

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Skip to the good bits.

If you enjoyed FF7 Rebirth‘s demo and are just getting started in the full game, you may want to push on to pastures new without re-treading old ground. Well, you’re in luck. In this guide, we explain how to skip Chapter 1 in FF7 Rebirth, which delves into Cloud’s history with Sephiroth in Nibelheim, and get straight to the heart of the action.

How to Skip Chapter 1 in FF7 Rebirth

Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to skip Final Fantasy Rebirth‘s Chapter 1 if you’ve played through the demo:

  1. Complete the Demo: Ensure you’ve played through the Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth demo to the end.
  2. Save Data: Your demo save data must be on your PS5. The full game will look for this save data to verify your completion of the demo.
  3. Start the Full Game: Boot up the full game. The game will automatically scan your console for the demo save data.
  4. Play Until Nibelheim: Progress through the prologue until you reach Nibelheim. Explore the town as usual, following the game’s prompts.
  5. Meeting Tifa: After you’ve explored the town and met Tifa, who will guide you to the reactor, the game will offer you the option to skip the rest of the Nibelheim chapter.

Points to Note If Skipping Chapter 1

It’s important to note that even if you choose to skip, you’ll still need to play through the final segment where Sephiroth sets fire to the town. This is because the demo concluded around this point, so you’ll need to experience this section before advancing to the open-world portion of the game. And if you’re worried about missing out on any content by skipping Chapter 1, rest assured that there are no items or cutscenes exclusive to this section if you’ve already played the demo.

While it might seem disappointing to still have to explore the town and visit landmarks like Tifa’s house and the water tower, it’s only a brief detour before you can continue with the rest of the adventure. It also sets you up well for the rest of the game’s story.

So, there you have it: a guide on how to skip Chapter 1 in FF7 Rebirth and get into the open-world action more quickly. If you’re starting to explore Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth‘s glorious open world and want to get around more quickly, check out our guide on all Chocobo types and their locations. And if you’re trying to decide who to have in your party, we’ve given our thoughts on who’s best.