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Trophy: Onetime Gig
Complete "The Destruction of Mako Reactor 1". Bronze

Cloud, a mercenary, is hired by a group named Avalanche to help them blow up Mako Reactor 1. Their goal is to stop the Shinra Electric Power Company from destroying the planet.


The Destruction of Mako Reactor 1 is the first chapter in Final Fantasy VII Remake, taking place in Mako Reactor 1. The chapter comprises the events at the beginning of the game, as Cloud Strife is hired to help Avalanche, a group led by Barret Wallace, to destroy the Mako Reactor 1, ran by the Shinra Electric Power Company. The two must reach the power core to destroy the Shinra Electric Power Company's reactor, and then flee before the bomb detonates.

This sequence is the subject of the entirety of the playable portion of Final Fantasy VII Remake Demo.

Completing the chapter will unlock the bronze trophy Onetime Gig.


Spoiler warning: Plot and/or ending details follow. (Skip section)

A team of eco-terrorists from Avalanche, led by Barret Wallace, attack Mako Reactor 1 to stop it from draining the mako from the Planet. The team, comprising Barret, Biggs, Wedge, and Jessie, board a train to the reactor grounds to bomb the reactor, while Cloud Strife, a hired mercenary, helps them get past the Shinra Electric Power Company's defenses. Cloud defeats the guards, but has a few brief flashbacks that cause him psychic disturbance.

As they successfully infiltrate the reactor, Heidegger and President Shinra make note of their presence, and recognize Avalanche as the group that made an attempt on the president's life recently. Eventually, Barret and Cloud reach the core of the reactor and plant the bomb, before Scorpion Sentinel attacks. The two defeat it, and flee the reactor along with Avalanche.

The bomb successfully disables the reactor. However, from orders by President Shinra, the reactor's Sentry Rays and sweepers fire on the core further, causing more devastation and exasperating the explosion. As Avalanche successfully flee the scene, the explosion causes massive destruction and causes a power outage for the entire sector of the city.

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"The Destruction of Mako Reactor 1" comprises ten quests, all of which take place in Mako Reactor 1. The player controls Cloud Strife for the majority of these quests, but Barret Wallace joins from the quest "Breach Security" and onwards. The quests all pertain to destroying and fleeing Mako Reactor 1, and are generally linear quests with combat encounters. At the end of "Set the Charge", a boss battle takes place against Scorpion Sentinel.

The chapter does not contain any sidequests.

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