FF7 Rebirth: How To Upgrade Weapons & Get Weapon Skills

Here is how to upgrade your weapons after the upgrade system overhaul introduced in Rebirth

Weapons add a very crucial aspect to your gameplay in Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth, and there is a system for upgrading these weapons. FF7 Rebirth has added a new way to enhance your arsenal, which is why knowing how to upgrade your weapon is important. I learned it a bit after my first experience with Chapter 2, and I will tell you how to upgrade your weapons in FF7 Rebirth.

Key Takeaways
  • FF7 has a new system for upgrading weapons.
  • You can upgrade weapons via the Menu and by going to the weapon upgrades section.
  • Weapon Skills are unlocked after a weapon level-up to get increased abilities and stat boots.
  • Upgrading your weapons is really important since you get to personalize your characters according to their respective abilities.

Don’t forget to check out eXputer’s brief video guide on upgrading weapons:

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How Do You Upgrade Weapons In FF7?

Weapon Upgrade Section In Game
Weapon Upgrade Section In The Menu Of FF7 Rebirth – (Screenshot Captured by eXputer)

I upgraded my weapons by going into the game Menu and then the “Weapon Upgrades” section to select my weapon. 

  1. Chapter 2: After waking up in the village Inn of Kalm, you will be led to Maghnata Books.
  2. Learning Tutorial: After explaining Customizing Skills, you will be directed to Selvacarsa Weapons.
  3. Selvacarsa Weapons: A tutorial will teach how to upgrade weapons in FF7.
  4. Upgrade Weapons: Menu: The easiest way to upgrade your weapon is to head to Upgrade Weapons In Menu.
  5. Choice Of Weapon: Select the weapons you want to upgrade for any of your characters here.
  6. Weapon Skills: After selecting the weapon, just press Triangle” to show available “Weapon Skills.”
  7. Ability Enhancement: Weapon Skills provide Ability Enhancements that give you any sort of Damage, Movement, or Team Attack Boosts. 
  8. Stat Boost: While you get ability enhancements, you also get Stat Boosts that increase different attacks or improve some attacks. 
  9. Weapon Levelling: To get more weapon skills, you must level up your weapons via “Skill Points.”
  10. Skill Points: As you level up your party and character, you will gain SP points, which can be used to level up your weapon and gain new weapon skills.
Important: If you don’t want to manually input your weapon skills, you may just want to Auto-Upgrade since FF7 allows you to automatically allocate your weapon skills as you unlock them!

Is Upgrading Your Weapon Necessary? 

The New Weapon Upgrading Via Unlocking Weapon Skills By Levelling Up – (Image Captured by Us)

Yes, you will face many powerful bosses after a while, and it is important to face each character upgrade!

  • Increased Combat Effectiveness: Upgrading weapons enhances the combat effectiveness of characters, allowing them to deal more damage, cast spells more effectively, and resist elemental damages. 
  • Personalization: In my opinion upgrading your weapons gives you the personalization to tailor your character’s abilities and playstyles.
  • Strategic Depth: The process of upgrading weapons lets players experiment to make informed decisions about which weapons to prioritize, which abilities to unlock, and how to allocate resources effectively.
  • Progression And Growth: As I personally invested time and effort into upgrading my weapons, I saw incredible improvements in my character’s abilities and performance in battle. 
  • Adaptation To Challenges: When facing tough bosses, upgraded weapons provide players with the versatility to win battles.
  • Enhanced Engagement: The process of upgrading weapons helped me to feel more connected to the FF7 world and its characters.
  • Character Growth And Development: Upgrading weapons helps the overall growth and development of characters, both story and skill-wise.
  • .Rewarding Exploration and Progression: Upgrading weapons rewards players for their exploration and progression. 

You have now learned how to upgrade your weapons in Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth and how easy it is. My advice would be to manually input your weapon skills and upgrade your Party’s weapons accordingly. Characters like Cloud and Aerith require special care to enhance their weapons!

Players love the new feature to upgrade their weapons in Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth. Do check out our recently published review of Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth, written by Syed Hamid Ali Shah. 

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Hamid Ali is a Guides Writer & Editor on eXputer who occasionally covers Game Codes. He is a huge Doom fanatic and loves to melt his stress away in titles such as God of War games and Elden Ring. With a Bachelor's degree in Journalism, Hamid’s been writing and updating about the majority of games for several years. Hamid's gaming experience can be verified on his Steam and PSN profiles.

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