How to farm EXP in Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth

Joaquín Frere
Yuffie in FF7 Rebirth.

Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth features a wide range of terrifying monsters and leveling up can help you take them down with ease. So, here are the best ways to farm XP in Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth, ranging from side quests to Chadley’s World Intel.

Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth is loaded with tons of objectives which include the main campaign missions as well as side quests. This time around, you can use the backtracking feature as well to go back in chapters and complete any missed side content.

Even if you’re only interested in the main story that revolves around finding Sephiroth, you’d want to level up to not be overwhelmed by the bosses. There are many ways to gain experience, ranging from exploration to beating special monsters, and choosing the right methods is essential for smooth progress.

So, here are the best methods to farm EXP in Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth.

FF7 Rebirth: How to get EXP fast

To get EXP fast in Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth, you should focus your gameplay on Side Quests and Chadley’s World Intel. There are no penalties for straying away from the Main Story a bit and focus on secondary objectives to get some extra EXP.

Some of these can take time, so here are the quickest methods that you can easily finish while you get huge amounts of EXP:

Kill Classified Intel creatures

In all the available World Intel objectives from Chadley, the Classified Intel creatures are special boss fights hidden within each region. When killed, they net tons of EXP, as well as unique materials to craft special accessories or complete certain Side Quest objectives.

FF7 Rebirth Boss.
Quetzalcoatl is your first though challenge in the game.

Quetzalcoatl will be the first Classified Intel available to tackle in The Grasslands. Before heading into the swamp for the Midgarsormr boss fight, be sure to beat the giant bird to get the hang of FF7 Rebirth’s boss fights and tons of EXP.

Finish Divine Intels and beat Summons fast & easy

Beating Summon Materia in Chadley’s Combat simulator nets tons of EXP, but the FF7 Rebirth Summons are hard. To lower their difficulty and also its attack power once obtained, you need to finish Divine Intel objectives, which are scattered across the region.

FF7 Rebirth Titan Summon.
Titan is the perfect early game Summon Materia, as it deals non-elemental damage.

Each Divine Intel completed will lower the stats of the Summon, making it a much easier fight while earning the same bonuses when defeated.

Always have Chadley’s Combat Simulator up to date

By finishing the World Intel side objectives in FF7 Rebirth, you will earn new fights against the special enemies in Chadley’s Combat Simulator. They net a fair amount of EXP, more than any monster in the open world, and also new Materia options.

FF7 Rebirth combat sim.
FF7 Rebirth features a Combat Simulator just like Remake and Crisis Core.

Leave no Side Quest behind

All Side Quests in FF7 Rebirth net a great amount of EXP, and not only do they have a better narrative than the ones found in Remake, but they also put you against bosses and tough enemies. They will also deepen your relationship with every party member, as well as net party EXP.

Side Quests Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth.
Side Quests are a vital part of Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth world’s narrative.

Each Side Quest EXP reward is designed for the region’s recommended level, so be sure to tackle all you find on your way as soon as possible. This way you can take advantage of their rewards and the party and character EXP bonus.

And those were the best ways to farm EXP in Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth! We’ll update this guide as soon as we find out more methods, but for now, be sure to check out the rest of our content:

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