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Final Fantasy 7 Remake – How To Upgrade Weapons

Make your Weapons stronger by infusing new abilities.

Final Fantasy 7 Remake has multiple characters who can join the fight. For example, Cloud and Batter fought together against the Scorpion Sentinel Boss. Depending on their different abilities and weapons, you can utilize the characters for causing max damage. Upgrading Weapons is a crucial aspect of FF7 Remake. After completing the first chapter when you unlock Sector 7 Slum you will soon unlock the Upgrade Weapons section. In this section, you can upgrade weapons for each character, and we will start with Cloud to understand how really Weapon Upgrades work in Final Fantasy 7 Remake.

How to Upgrade Weapons in Final Fantasy 7 Remake?


Tifa will take you to various places in the Sector 7 Slum. The last meeting is with Weapon Vendor, and then you will follow the lady to volunteer Neighborhood Watch. Biggs will ask Cloud to share his weapon for a while which unlocks the Upgrade Weapon menu of FF7 Remake.

Upgrading Weapons requires Skill Points. SP or Skill Points are rewarded as you progress through various missions and level up. All enhancements can be purchased using SP that add special power to the weapon. These enhancements are special skills induced in weapons. So once unlocked they will remain permanently remain active. The first weapon is Cloud’s Buster Sword, you can use this to learn how to upgrade weapons in FF7 Remake.

FF7 Remake Upgrade Weapon


From the Main Menu go to Upgrade Weapons section. The next method is to select the character and then the Weapon. You will also see the current Weapon Level of each character in this section. Select the weapon to access the Skill Tree. Buster Sword will have four available skills.

  • Enhanced Punisher: Cost 4 SP, increase Strong Attack damage by 5%.
  • ATK UP: Cost 4 SP, increase Attack power by +5.
  • MATK Up: Cost 4 SP, increase magic power by +5.
  • Max HP Up: Cost 4 SP, increase Max HP by +100.

If you are confused what to choose, then press Triangle for list of automated settings that help you to choose the best upgrades.


What it is important to upgrade Weapons?

The two core aspect of upgrading a weapon is boosting the Weapon Stats that make it stronger and increasing Materia slots. Upgraded weapons will help you to deal with stronger enemies, skill the soldiers faster and progress with less grinding. Also, new skills unlock new powers infused to the weapons.

You can Acquire Weapon Abilities


Tifa will take you to a spot where you will deal with some creatures and ask you to return to the Weapon Vendor. He will reward you with Iron Blade Sword. In the end of conversation you will see a new unlocked option. You can now acquire Weapon abilities as your own. For this you have to achieve maximum proficiency in a weapon ability. After which the ability becomes your own and you can use it even if you are not using that weapon.