Final Fantasy 7 Remake - Shinra VR Combat Simulator Guide

A guide on Shinra VR Combat Simulator in Final Fantasy 7 Remake. Included are information on each battle challenge, enemies, and rewards.

Final Fantasy 7 Remake - Shinra VR Combat Simulator Battle Challenges

Final Fantasy 7 Remake Shinra VR Combat Simulator

The Shinra VR Combat Simulator lets you take on a variety of different enemies using one or more characters from your party. It is similar to the Corneo Colosseum but pits you against foes from Shinra.  The combat simulator can be accessed upon reaching Chapter 16 in the main story.

Corneo Colosseum

FF7 Remake - Shinra Combat Simulator Guide

Ranks 1 to 4 battle challenges can be undertaken upon reaching the combat simulator. Ranks 5 and higher can only be accessed in Hard Mode. These challenges restrict the use of items, making them very difficult to complete. Clearing them, however, allows you to obtain better rewards compared to lower rank challenges.

How to Unlock Hard Mode

Battle Challenges

Name Cost (Gil) Enemies Reward
Three-Person Team vs Mayor is Best 0 1: Cutter x2 Grab Bag

Rank 4

Name Cost (Gil) Enemies Reward
Cloud vs SOLDIER Trainees 400
  • 1: Sahagin Prince
  • 2: Phantom
  • 3: Grungy Bandit
  • 4: 3-C SOLDIER Operator
  • 5: Cutter
Cog Bangle
Baret vs SOLDIER Trainees 400
  • 1: Sahagin Prince
  • 2: Phantom
  • 3: Grungy Bandit
  • 4: 3-C SOLDIER Operator
  • 5: Cutter
Supreme Bracer
Tifa vs SOLDIER Trainees 400
  • 1: Sahagin Prince
  • 2: Phantom
  • 3: Grungy Bandit
  • 4: 3-C SOLDIER Operator
  • 5: Cutter
Rune Armlet
Aerith vs SOLDIER Trainees 400
  • 1: Sahagin Prince
  • 2: Phantom
  • 3: Grungy Bandit
  • 4: 3-C SOLDIER Operator
  • 5: Cutter
Geometric Bracelet
Two-Person Team vs High Flyers 400
  • 1: Bugaboo x10
  • 2: Slug Ray x2, Byobapolis x2
  • 3: Terpsicolt x2, Monodrive x4
  • 4: Elite Helitrooper x2
  • 5: Rust Drake
Gil Up Materia
Three-Person Team vs Team Ragbag 400
  • 1: Abzu Shoat
  • 2: Varghidpolis x2, Trypapolis
  • 3: Bloohound x2, Hellhound
  • 4: Ringmaw x2, Smogger
  • 5: Blast-Ray, Sweeper Prototype
EXP Up Materia

Rank 5 (Hard Mode Only)

Name Cost (Gil) Enemies Reward
Cloud vs 3-C SOLDIER Candidates 500
  • 1: Enhanced Shock Trooper, Unknown Entity
  • 2: Zenene
  • 3: Sledgeworm
  • 4: Armored Shock Trooper
  • 5: M.O.T.H. Unit
The Art of Swordplay Vol.XIII
Barret vs 3-C SOLDIER Candidates 500
  • 1: Enhanced Shock Trooper, Unknown Entity
  • 2: Zenene
  • 3: Sledgeworm
  • 4: Armored Shock Trooper
  • 5: M.O.T.H. Unit
The Sharpshooter’s Companion Vol.XIII
Tifa vs 3-C SOLDIER Candidates 500
  • 1: Enhanced Shock Trooper, Unknown Entity
  • 2: Zenene
  • 3: Sledgeworm
  • 4: Armored Shock Trooper
  • 5: M.O.T.H. Unit
The Way of the Fist Vol.XIII
Aerith vs 3-C SOLDIER Candidates 500
  • 1: Enhanced Shock Trooper, Unknown Entity
  • 2: Zenene
  • 3: Sledgeworm
  • 4: Armored Shock Trooper
  • 5: M.O.T.H. Unit
Telluric Scriptures Vol.XIII
Two-Person Team vs Dynamic Duos 500
  • 1: Ghost, Phantom
  • 2: Elite Shock Trooper, Elite Helitrooper
  • 3: 3-C SOLDIER Operator, Grungy Bandit
  • 4: Zenene, Hellhound
  • 4: Queen Grashtrike, Sweeper
Refocus Materia

Rank 6 (Hard Mode Only)

Name Cost (Gil) Enemies Reward
Three-Person Team vs Monsters of Legend 600
  • 1: Bomb
  • 2: Tonberry
  • 3: Behemoth
  • 4: Bomb, Tonberry
  • 5: Marlboro
Refocus Materia

Rank 7 (Hard Mode Only)

Name Cost (Gil) Enemies Reward
Three-Person Team vs Top Secrets 700
  • 1: Shiva
  • 2: Fat Chocobo
  • 3: Leviathan
  • 4: Bahamut (summons Ifrit at half HP)
  • 5: Pride and Joy Prototype
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22 Comments

  1. There are guides on youtube with strats, did all of them on the first attempt! The best guide for pride and joy is the set up in the 34 min video. Good luck!

  2. I’m trying to beat the moth unit. I’ve paired elemental with lightning. The elemental is rank 2. Still taking damage from high voltage and it is one shotting me. I don’t understand why I’m still taking damage

    • Aerith has to be with you aka Chapter 17 before you go to the Drum or Chapter 9 right after you beat Hell House boss in the tourney.

  3. Hi, any tips for the other three characters doing the 3-C SOLDIER Candidates challenge? It is mainly with the MOTH unit for those three.

    • Set up your Armor & Weapon to Lightning Elements. Use Thunder on Moth to make him stop spinning when needed. As long as you have Elemental rank 2, you’ll take no damage from his special attacks that would typically deal 4-5k damage.

  4. Hello, have you passed the last round against the summons? That if it is really difficult, it is impossible. Any suggestion please

  5. I have a MAX level 50 Cloud with weapons MAXED. Cloud vs 3C Soldier (HARD)
    is impossible. He kills me in under 20 seconds from full 6000+ HP.
    And I can’t do squat, ATB takes too long to fill, I die before I can heal or issue a command. utterly rediculas. put me right off the game.
    No hope in hell of getting the platinum.

    • Hey dude, I’ve done this. What exactly is killing you?

      If it’s the ultra high voltage in the last part, link an elemental with a lightning materia to stop that killing you, also block. What part is it, I can help.

    • Definitely doable man. Just start looking at the right materia to use for each sequence of fights. It makes it a brainless cake walk.

      • Hello, have you passed the last round against the summons? That if it is really difficult, it is impossible. Any suggestion please. thanks.

      • Hello, have you passed the last round against the summons? That if it is really difficult, it is impossible. Any suggestion please

      • Hello, have you passed the last round against the summons? That if it is really difficult, it is impossible. Any suggestion please

    • I managed this one quite easily after ranking Elemental Materia to rank 2 and paired it with Lightning Materia. However when I actually got to the final battle, I had enough MP to spam Thundaga a few times which won me the fight. MOTH Unit did not even have time to use its powerful attacks. I also recommend closing the distance and using Punisher mode to counter his melee attacks, just hold block and you can get two counters in, roll away and use high tier lightning magic. Heal when you need. His long range saw attack is not too hard hitting if you need to run away for a cure spell.