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Final Fantasy VII Rebirth’s Latest Update Has Added More Performance And Visual Improvements


Square Enix has dropped a new version 1.020 update for Final Fantasy VII Rebirth, offering up further improvements to the game’s visual quality and performance profiles – two things that the development team has been working on refining since launch – as well as a number of gameplay tweaks and bug fixes.

Interestingly, the game will now allow players to opt for a “Sharp” or “Soft” presentation when playing in the Performance Mode, which is something we’re yet to test but presumably changes or tweaks the scaling methods used to produce the final image from the mode’s lower base resolution.

Here are all of the changes as of the 1.020 update for Final Fantasy VII Rebirth (via Gematsu), which is out now.

Final Fantasy VII Rebirth Version 1.020 Update Patch Notes

  • Fixed typos and omissions in some text.
  • Fixed a bug that occurred on the map under certain conditions when controlling a character.
  • Fixed a bug in battle in which Red XIII’s abilities “Lunatic High” and “Watcher’s Spirit” could be easily canceled.
  • Fixed a bug in battle in which enemies would stop moving under certain conditions.
  • Fixed a progress bug that occurred during quests under certain conditions.
  • Improved frame rate and overall game stability.
  • Added “Sharp” and “Soft” options to the Performance Mode display settings.
  • Improved the graphics quality.
  • The camera’s reverse setting is now applied when controlling a gliding Chocobo.
  • The camera’s reverse setting is now applied to the sharpshooting mini-game camera.
  • Enhanced guidance support while climbing the ivy in the “Mythril Mine” location.
  • Added difficulty settings to the customization screens for the mini-games “Fort Condor” and “Gears and Gambits.”
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We gave Final Fantasy VII Rebirth a huge 9/10 in our review, with Harry saying, “Final Fantasy VII Rebirth is an immense and expansive middle chapter of this ambitious remake trilogy. A reimagined and redefined behemoth of a game that simultaneously plays on nostalgia and forces you to question your memories of the original. While it suffers from some rote open world elements and a few technical issues, Rebirth is another magnificent entry into the gilded halls of Final Fantasy.”