Final Fantasy 7 Remake DLC is currently free via the PlayStation Store. The five armor pieces were previously gated behind codes in chocolate bars.
Five pieces of DLC armor for Final Fantasy 7 Remake are free and available to download now on the PlayStation Store. The recent remake expands the scope of the classic 1997 RPG, turning a single story into what will be a series of full-featured, 30-plus hour adventures. Despite the changes to the game’s narrative, the remake respects the original, offering a jumping-on point for new players and additional content for long-time fans. Director Tetsuya Nomura has made comments indicating that he views Final Fantasy 7 Remake more as a companion to the original than a recreation.
After years of rumors and delays, Final Fantasy 7 Remake‘s first chapter released to resounding critical and financial success in 2020. Players started clamoring for an update of Final Fantasy 7 nearly 15 years ago, after a PlayStation tech demo showed Cloud rendered with Final Fantasy 7: Advent Children-inspired visuals. The project hung in rumor limbo for nearly 10 years until Square Enix formally announced the remake at the 2015 Sony E3 press conference. Nothing is currently known about Final Fantasy 7 Remake part two, but if its predecessor is any indication, fans may have to wait a few years.
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The official Final Fantasy 7 Remake Twitter account announced the free DLC, providing links to each item’s PlayStation Store download page. The DLC includes the Midgar Bangle, Shinra Bangle, Corneo Armlet, Superstar Belt, and Mako Crystal, five accessories providing various stat boosts and damage resistances. The gear is free to download and is currently available, with no word on how long it will remain free.
The five armor pieces aren’t new to the game. Previously, Final Fantasy 7 Remake players could acquire the DLC via an unlikely source: candy. A percentage of specially labeled Butterfinger, Baby Ruth, and Crunch chocolate bars contained codes for the various pieces of gear, which prompted avid gear collectors to buy the bars in bulk. The promotion ran started March 3rd and ended May 14th, rendering the packed-in loot inaccessible until now.
Gamers, no matter how loot hungry, would benefit from some extra patience. Final Fantasy 7 Remake‘s candy bar tie-in ended less than two months ago and the content is already widely available. Big brands frequently pair up with major publisher to hawk their wares, tucking DLC codes for in-game armor, weapons, and bonus experience points in bags of chips or on soda bottles. Despite the hype and illusion of scarcity, promotional gear often ends up in a game several months later, free of charge and wasted effort. Patience is a virtue in gaming – almost every $60 game becomes much cheaper and almost all seemingly exclusive DLC becomes widely available eventually.
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