How to upgrade weapons in Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth – upgrade system explained

How to upgrade weapons in Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth – upgrade system explained
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Are you wondering how to upgrade weapons in Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth? The upgrade system in this game took a turn from what it was in Final Fantasy 7 Remake. Now, it requires the use of SP and Folios to apply new abilities and passives to your weapons and increase your stats.

If you are looking into weapon upgrades, you might also be interested in knowing the best Materia in Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth. You can also check out how to level up fast in Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth. This guide will show you how to upgrade weapons in Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth.

Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth weapon upgrade system explained

Square Enix has changed the upgrade system from Final Fantasy 7 Remake. Upgrading your weapons in Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth, requires you to use gain SP, level up the weapon, and spend SP on weapon upgrades at Maghnata Books. Doing this will allow you to unlock new weapon skills, get stat boosts, and enhance your abilities.

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Once you have SP, you can head over to a Maghnata Books store or to a Maghnata Automat near any bench to purchase new upgrades. Here, you can select which character you want to upgrade, allowing you to access their Folio. Inside their Folio, you can select new abilities, skills, and passives that enhance your character and their weapon. As you level weapons, you will get more SP and unlock more nodes.

Now that you have these passives and abilities, access the main menu using the options button. Once there, select the Materia & Equipment option. In this menu, select a character. With the character selected, press triangle and select the bottom row beneath the Materia to choose upgrades for their equipped weapon. This bottom row is also known as the weapon skill slot. You can also access this menu directly from the weapons upgrade option in the main menu.

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Auto-upgrade your weapon

You can change your auto-upgrade settings by going into the character menu and pressing the options button. From here, you can select if you want to manually upgrade your weapon or have the game do it for you. You can have the game make a balanced build, prioritize attack, or prioritize defense. This is set to manual by default.

You can further enhance the weapons of Tifa, Barret, Cloud, Cait Sith, Aerith, Yuffie, and Red XIII by placing Materia in Materia Slots on the equipped weapons. Each weapon and accessory has different Materia Slots that you can use.

How to get Skill Points (SP) in Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth

SP is the lifeblood of weapon upgrades and is required to get new bonuses for your party members’ weapons. You can get SP in FF7 Rebirth by completing side quests, using your weapon in combat to enhance its level, and purchasing Manuscripts from the Moogle Emporium.

Each upgrade requires SP with later upgrades getting more expensive as you progress through the tree. Near the end, you will need to spend 15 SP per upgrade that you purchase in the Folio menu. These upgrades will increase your HP, Magic Attack, Physical Attack Power, ATB Gauge, and even grant you new skills.

That is everything you need to know about upgrading weapons. Be sure to also check out our Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth tips and tricks to help you get further in the game. You can also check out the max level in Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth.

Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth upgrade weapons – FAQ

Where you can purchase Manuscripts in Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth?

You can purchase new Manuscripts from the Moogle Emporium. You can also get them by completing side quests.

How many weapon skills can you have on a weapon at one time in Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth?

You can have up to three weapon skills at one time. This amount increases as you level up the weapon.