Final Fantasy 7 Remake - Chapter 1: The Destruction of Mako Reactor 1 Walkthrough

A complete walkthrough and guide for Chapter 1: The Destruction of Mako Reactor 1 in Final Fantasy 7 Remake. Included also are list of characters, items, enemies, and strategies.

FF7 Remake - Chapter 1: The Destruction of Mako Reactor 1 Walkthrough

Chapter 1: The Destruction of Mako Reactor 1

FF7 Remake - Chapter 1: The Destruction of Mako Reactor 1

Final Fantasy 7 Remake Walkthroughs

Story Objectives

Here is a summary of objectives needed to be accomplished in this chapter:

Objective Summary
Enter the Reactor Grounds Cloud escort’s AVALANCHE to reach Mako Reactor 7 Utility Access
Infiltrate the Reactor AVALANCHE avoids the security and successfully infiltrates Mako 7 Reactor interior.
Follow Barret Follow Barret’s lead in pushing deeper into the facility.
Breach Security After inputting the passcode acquired by Jessie, push further into the reactor’s facility.
Reach Mako Storage Reach the heart of Mako Reactor 7 by fighting through its security network.
Follow Jessie Follow Jessie’s lead to reach the reactor core.
Set the Charge Set the timer of the bomb and defeat the Scorpion Sentinel boss enemy.
Escape from the Reactor Cloud and Barret escapes the reactor core.
Rendezvous with Barret Cloud accompanies Jessie in escaping the facility. Then, reunites with Barret.
Sprint to Safety After taking out the reactor, Barret ordes everyone to run away and get back to their hideout.

Characters

Here is are the characters playable in this chapter:

Characters
Final Fantasy 7 Remake / FF7R - Cloud StrifeCloud Final Fantasy 7 Remake / FF7R - Barret WallaceBarret

Obtainable Items

Here is a list of items that can be acquired in this chapter:

Sector 1 Station Items

Item Holder
Potion x2 Shinra Chest
Grenades x2 Shinra Chest
Mako Shard x1 Shinra Crate
Potion x1 Shinra Crate

Mako Reactor 1 Grounds Items

Item Holder
Ether x2 Shinra Chest
Moogle Medal x1, Potion x1, Mako Shard x1 Shinra Crate
Potion x2, Mako Shard x1 Shinra Crate
Moogle Medal x1 Shinra Crate
Potions x2 Shinra Chest
Mako Shard x1 Shinra Crate
Phoenix Down x1 Shinra Chest

Mako Reactor 1 Interior Items

Item Holder
Mako Shard x1 Shinra Crate
Phoenix Down x1 Shinra Chest
Potion x2, Mako Shard x1 Shinra Crate
Mako Shard x1 Shinra Crate
Potion x2 Shinra Chest
Ether x1 Shinra Chest

Mako Reactor 1 Core Items

Item Holder
Potion x1, Mako Shard x1 Shinra Crate
Phoenix Down x1 Shinra Chest
Mako Shard x1 Shinra Crate
Potion x1, Mako Shard x1 Shinra Crate
Ether x1 Shinra Chest
Mako Shard x1 Shinra Crate
Mako Shard x1 Shinra Crate
Potion x2 Shinra Chest

Return to Mako Reactor 1 Interior Items

Item Holder
Potion x1, Mako Shard x1 Shinra Crate
Potion x1, Mako Shard x1 Shinra Crate
Potion x1, Mako Shard x1 Shinra Crate

Enemies

Here is a list of enemies encountered in this chapter:

Enemy Location
Security Officer Sector 1 Train Station, Mako Reactor 1 Grounds
Guard Dog Mako Reactor 1 Grounds
Sentry Ray Mako Reactor 1 Interior, Mako Reactor 1 Core
Monodrive Mako Reactor 1 Interior, Mako Reactor 1 Core
Sweeper Mako Reactor 1 Interior
Shock Trooper Mako Reactor 1 Interior
Scorpion Sentinel Mako Reactor 1 Core

Chapter 1: The Destruction of Mako Reactor 1 Walkthrough

Sector 1 Train Station

FF7 Remake - Sector 1 Train Station

1 Watch a cutscene.
2 Defeat the security officers encountered. You can obtain EXP, gil, and potions by defeating them. (Use □ Button to attack, ○ Button to evade, and R1 Button to guard.)
Game Controls
3 Proceed upstairs and open the chest. (Hold △ Button to interact with objects.)
4 Approach the Avalanche team members at the doorway. You can trigger cutscenes by approaching them.

Mako Reactor 1 Grounds

FF7 Remake - Mako Reactor 1 Grounds

5 Enter the doorway and defeat multiple security officers and guard dogs (Hold R3 Button to lock on targets. Swivel R3 Button or use L/R Directional Buttons to switch between multiple targets.)
6 Pick up a bottle of ether from a Shinra chest on the far left corner of the grounds. Then, Look for the Avalanche team members upstairs.
7 Fight another group of security offers and guard dogs while catching up to them.
8 Lift the lever to raise up the elevator leading to the T-intersection bridge.
9 Watch a cutscene.

Mako Reactor 1 Interior

FF7 Remake - Mako Reactor 1 Interior

10 Enter the security area and defeat security officers.
11 Watch cutscenes.
12 Barret joins your party. You can assign a Fire spell to Cloud and a Thunder spell to Barret through their command shortcuts. (Use L/R or U/D Directional Buttons to switch between party members. Use the L1 Button to setup abilities or spells. Use L2/R2 Buttons to issue commands to allies.)

Tip: Fire magic works well against human and “organic enemies” while Thunder is effective against machines.

13 Switch to Barret to destroy Sentry Rays. Switch to Cloud when facing Monodrives.
14 Proceed downstairs and proceed to the pathway lead by Jessie. Make sure that you avoid getting hit by the lasers. (Use R1/R2 Button to dash or press L3 Button once to keep on dashing.)

Tip: Be careful of the fifth and last laser barriers as they have deceptive timing.

15 Break crates to obtain a potion and a mako shard.
16 Go downstairs again and open a chest to obtain 2 potions.
17 Reach the lower dock and defeat a Sweeper. Assign Cloud (either in Operator or Punisher Mode) to deal a barrage of physical attacks to the Sweeper in order to stagger it. Then, make Barret use Thunder on it. (Don’t spend all of your MP on it.)

Tip: Use Cloud’s Focus Thrust and Barret’s Focus Shot to quickly fill-up the enemy’s Stagger gauge.

18 Proceed to the Reactor Core entrance.

Mako Reactor 1 Core

FF7 Remake - Mako Reactor 1 Core

19 Watch the cutscene.
20 Reach the reactor core by going down through steel ladders and platforms. Also, don’t forget to pick up items from the crates and chests encountered.
21 Defeat Monodrives and Sentry Rays on the first steel platform.
22 Head down to the first platform. Pick up a mako shard and a moogle medal from Shinra crates. Pick up a tuft of phoenix down from a Shinra chest.
23 Proceed to the second platform. Pick up a potion and another mako shard from the Shinra crates.
24 Go the third platform and defeat multiple Monodrives and a Sentry Ray.
25 Move to the fourth platform and battle four Monodrives. Don’t forget to acquire a bottle of ether from a Shinra chest near them.
26 Land on the last platform. Make sure Cloud and Barret’s HP and MP are fully recovered. Also, double-check if Cloud has a Fire spell and Barret has a Thunder spell in their respective command shortcuts.
27 Approach the Reactor Core. Set-up up timer by choosing between 20 minutes or 30 minutes. A boss battle against Scorpion Sentinel will follow afterwards.

Tip: The timer does not actually run during the fight, so you can set the bomb’s timer to whatever you like.

28 After the cutscene, get ready to battle the Scorpion Sentinel. Don’t forget to use R3 Button to lock on the enemy boss and use potions or Cure to heal.
29 After defeating the Scorpion Sentinel, the detonation timer will activate. Before leaving the Core, make sure Cloud is fully healed.
30 Go back to the steel ladder and climb upwards. Run back on the same path and battle out remaining Monodrives along the way.
31 Watch cutscene and follow Jessie’s pathway. Don’t forget to pick up extra potions and mako shards from Shinra crates and chests encountered along the way.
32 Once you reach the reactor entrance, there will be a battle against security officers and monodrives. Then, another battle will occur against a lone sweeper at the lower dock.

Return to Mako Reactor 1 Interior

Final Fantasy 7 Remake - Chapter 1 Walkthrough

33 Head back to the Utility Access and reach the upper floor. Pick up items from crates and prepare for enemy encounters, including the Shock Troopers.
34 After reaching the upper floor, enter the elevator. Then, watch the cutscene.
35 Starting at the security area, dash towards the T-intersection bridge.
36 Watch multiple cutscenes.

Item Locations

Below are the in-game locations of the obtainable items in this chapter.

Sector 1 Train Station

In-Game Location Item and Location
FF7 Remake - Chest Location 1 Potion x2
Sector 1 Train Station
FF7 Remake - Chest Location 2 Grenades x2
Sector 1 Train Station
FF7 Remake - Crate Location 1 Mako Shard x1
Sector 1 Train Station
FF7 Remake - Crate Location 2 Potion x1
Sector 1 Train Station

Mako Reactor 1 Grounds

In-Game Location Item and Location
FF7 Remake - Chest Location 3 Ether x2
Mako Reactor 1 Grounds
FF7 Remake - Crate Location 3 Moogle Medal x1, Potion x1, Mako Shard x1
Mako Reactor 1 Grounds
FF7 Remake - Crate Location 4 Potion x2, Mako Shard x1
Mako Reactor 1 Grounds
FF7 Remake - Crate Location 5 Moogle Medal x1
Mako Reactor 1 Grounds
FF7 Remake - Chest Location 4 Potion x2
Mako Reactor 1 Grounds
FF7 Remake - Crate Location 6 Mako Shard x1
Mako Reactor 1 Grounds
FF7 Remake - Chest Location 5 Phoenix Down x1
Mako Reactor 1 Grounds

Mako Reactor 1 Interior

In-Game Location Item and Location
FF7 Remake - Crate Location 6 Mako Shard x1
Mako Reactor 1 Interior
FF7 Remake - Chest Location 5 Phoenix Down x1
Mako Reactor 1 Interior
FF7 Remake - Crate Location 7 Potion x2, Mako Shard x1
Mako Reactor 1 Interior
FF7 Remake - Crate Location 8 Mako Shard x1
Mako Reactor 1 Interior
FF7 Remake - Chest Location 6 Potion x2
Mako Reactor 1 Interior
FF7 Remake - Chest Location 7 Ether x1
Mako Reactor 1 Interior

Mako Reactor 1 Core

In-Game Location Item and Location
FF7 Remake - Crate Location 9 Potion x1, Mako Shard x1
Mako Reactor 1 Core
FF7 Remake - Chest Location 8 Phoenix Down x1
Mako Reactor 1 Core
FF7 Remake - Crate Location 10 Mako Shard x1
Mako Reactor 1 Core
FF7 Remake - Crate Location 11 Potion x1, Mako Shard x1
Mako Reactor 1 Core
FF7 Remake - Chest Location 9 Ether x1
Mako Reactor 1 Core
FF7 Remake - Crate Location 12 Mako Shard x1
Mako Reactor 1 Core
FF7 Remake - Crate Location 13 Mako Shard x1
Mako Reactor 1 Core
FF7 Remake - Chest Location 10 Potion x2
Mako Reactor 1 Core

Return to Mako Reactor 1 Interior

In-Game Location Item and Location
FF7 Remake - Crate Location 14 Potion x1, Mako Shard x1
Mako Reactor 1 Core
FF7 Remake - Crate Location 15 Potion x1, Mako Shard x1
Mako Reactor 1 Core
FF7 Remake - Crate Location 16 Potion x1, Mako Shard x1
Mako Reactor 1 Core

Tips and Strategies

Coming soon

Scorpion Sentinel Boss Strategies

Chapter 1’s boss battle revolves around recognizing the Scorpion Sentinel’s attacks and unique mechanics during each phase of the fight. Cloud will also regularly give advice on surviving against the boss, such as using debris for cover against its tail laser and attacking it with Thunder magic.

FF7 Remake - Scorpion Sentinel Boss

Scorpion Sentinel Boss Guide

Arguably the most frustrating part of the fight is when the Scorpion Sentinel activates its Field Generator. This creates a powerful barrier around it that make it near impenetrable, as well as nullifying Thunder attacks against it. Focus all of your attacks on the Field Generator by locking-on to it and attacking with abilities and magic. Once the barrier is destroyed, you can get back to dealing damage to the boss itself.

If you find yourself struggling at just staying alive, you can try to use Cure magic instead of potions to heal yourself. MP regenerates slowly over time, so it is somewhat more cost-effective to cast healing magic instead of using items. You should, however, use items to prevent either Cloud or Barret from getting knocked out if you are still waiting for enough MP to cast Cure again.

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