FF7 Rebirth: How to skip Chapter 1 Nibelheim Demo Portion

There's an option to skip the Nibelheim section (Chapter 1) in FF7 Rebirth. Here's how players can avoid playing the demo again.

FF7 Rebirth How to skip Chapter 1 Nibelheim Demo Portion

Going right into the full version of FF7 Rebirth after playing the demo, you might find yourself itching to skip the start of the Nibelheim chapter to get on to the new stuff. The demo’s Chapter 1, “Fall of a Hero,” is a critical part of the story. Even so, it’ll feel redundant when you inevitably return to it. As such, this guide will walk you through the process of skipping this section and how to claim your rewards for playing the demo.

How to skip the Nibelheim section in FF7 Rebirth

How to skip the Nibelheim section in FF7 Rebirth

To skip the Nibelheim portion of FF7 Rebirth and resume from village, follow these steps:

  1. Start the Game and access the main menu.
  2. Select the “Bonuses” option from the main menu.
  3. Select the “Check Saved Data” option to import your demo save into the main game. This step is important as it signals the game that you’ve completed the demo.
  4. Start a New Game in FF7 Rebirth. This will then recognize your demo completion and offer you a skip option once you;
  5. Progress Until Prompted: Get Tifa to join your party by playing through the initial part of the game. A prompt with the choices “Yes” and “No” will appear shortly after. Pick “Yes” to bypass the demo and go straight to the village part.

Keep in mind that the full version of FF7 Rebirth has a few additional scenes and minor alterations, so you can’t just skip Chapter 1. During the Nibelheim flashback, after the opening prologue, you will see a message that will tell you when you can skip to the new content.

Demo and DLC Rewards in FF7 Rebirth

For players who have completed the demo, FF7 Rebirth offers rewards such as the Kupo Charm and a Survival Set. Here’s how to claim them in FF7 Rebirth:

  1. Access the System Menu by pressing the [☰] button on your controller and select the “System” option.
  2. Navigate to “DLC / Bonuses” section.
  3. You’ll see a list of available DLC and bonuses. Press the [X] button to claim your rewards.

Even though you can skip the demo if you want to, you should know that the Nibelheim flashback is a vital part of the plot of the Final Fantasy VII story. New players or those wanting a refresher on the game’s lore may still find it worthwhile to experience this chapter in full.