SQUARE ENIX today announced that the finals of the first-ever North America tournament for FINAL FANTASY VII THE FIRST SOLDIER will be broadcasted live on August 27th- 28th via SQUARE ENIX’s Twitch, YouTube, and Facebook pages, as well as on META Horizon Worlds.
Viewers will watch as the top 50 teams compete for victory. During round one, the teams will be divided between two lobbies to duke it out on the map “Midgar Undercity”. The second round is where the top 25 teams will go head to head in five final matches on Midgar Undercity to determine the overall winner. Lastly, competitors will be vying for a number of spectacular prizes:
Additionally, starting on August 31st, players can hop into the plethora of new Season 4 content:
New Areas – A new location has been added to the Midgar Plateside map, increasing the player count from 60 to 75. Private Matches on Midgar Plateside will still be capped at 60 players. Also, new Golden Saucer locations have been added to the Midgar Undercity map, featuring fun minigames to help power players up on the battlefield.
New “Trickster” Style – Tricksters use cards as weapons and utilize “decoy cards” to spawn a decoy at a set location to confuse their enemies. In addition, they can warp to a preset location when they become fatally wounded.
New Materia “Tornado” – The Tornado materia spawns a tornado sphere that knocks back both friend and foe. Tornado materia can also remove the field effects of other materia.
New Weapons “Gil Toss Machine Gun” and “Chimeric Vengeance” – Players can equip a new weapon called Gil Toss Machine Gun, which is a machine gun that uses Gil as bullets, and Chimeric Vengeance, a sniper rifle that uses magic bullets. The Chimeric Vengeance can be charged in order to shoot a high-speed laser.
New Vehicle Type “Sports Car” – Players can now zoom along the battlefield while enjoying the high speed of a motorcycle in a new sports car, Players will be able to customize their vehicle’s appearance, as well as claim additional skins.
New Battle Mode “Variant Mode” – Variant Mode is a limited-time event featuring 3v9 battles. Three players can choose to become “Variants” (bosses) to battle 9 brave SOLDIER candidates. Players can choose between various Variants, including Bomb, Bahamut, and even Sephiroth.
New Features – Players can check out new features including a Controller Button Customization option and a Chocobo Time Trials, which is a new racing mode in FINAL FANTASY® VII THE FIRST SOLDIER. This mode is planned to be released in late September, so stay tuned.