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Final Fantasy VII Rebirth

Hustle and Grind Quest Walkthrough

Shane Williams

Hustle and Grind is a side quest that takes place in chapter 12 of Final Fantasy VII Rebirth. It’ll require you deal with a variety of fiends as a part of a job set up by some local thugs. On this page, we’ll navigate you through the necessary steps to taking down the Grasslands Wolves, "Bandit" iconBandits and Devil Riders!

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How to Start the Hustle and Grind Side Quest - FFVII Rebirth

The Hustle and Grind Side Quest can be unlocked via the noticeboard, which is located in the "Grasslands" iconGrasslands at the start of chapter 12. However, this won’t be available if you haven’t tracked down the locations of all four protorelics in the Grasslands. Throughout this quest you’ll have to deal with some Grasslands Wolves, Bandits, and Devil Riders so we recommend that you spend some time completing world Intel activities until you’re at least level 43 before tackling this quest.

Defeat The Fiends

Once you’ve accepted the side quest, you’ll need to deal with some fiends, so fast travel over to the Kalm Outskirts Tower and head along the bridge to the east until you come across several Grassland Wolves. These shouldn’t cause you too much of a problem as they can be taken down relatively quickly as long as you use ice based attacks against them, such as Blizzaga or Snow Flurry (Yuffie). As for attacks, you’ll want to keep an eye out for Throat Clamp as if this connects, then that character won’t be able to move for a while and their health will gradually deplete.

(1 of 2) Watch out for the Throat Clamp Attack.

Watch out for the Throat Clamp Attack. (left), Use Fire Based Attacks against the Grassland Wolves. (right)

With the Grassland Wolves out of the way, you’ll now have to deal with two Bandits and Devil Riders. We recommend that you deal with the bandits first as they have a lot less HP (Health). You can do this by striking them with fire-based attacks, such as Firaga or "Firebolt Blade" iconFirebolt Blade (Cloud). Unfortunately, the Devil Riders aren’t so easy to deal with as they’re constantly on the move at high speeds, so you’ll want to generate Aerith’s ATB by repeatedly using the Spellbound Arts Synergy Skill (Aerith + Yuffie) and then strike them with Thundaga to pressure them.

(1 of 2) Build up ATB with Synergy Abilities

Build up ATB with Synergy Abilities (left), and use Thundaga against the Devil Rider. (right)

Use this opportunity and hit them with any of the character’s focused attacks to stagger them and then use any strong weapon abilities like "Infinity’s End" iconInfinity’s End and Limit Breaks to finish them off before they get back up. After you’ve dealt with all of the enemies, a short scene will play out and the mission will come to a close, rewarding you with Sharpshooter’s Companion Vol. VI and 5,000 EXP.

More Final Fantasy VII Rebirth Guides

Rebirth has a large variety of side quests on offer and some of them can be rather tricky, so be sure to check out the links below for tips on how to complete them!

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  • Publisher
    Square Enix
  • Platforms,
  • Genre
    Action RPG
  • Guide Release
    15 February 2024
  • Last Updated
    11 July 2024
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The second in a trio of games, Final Fantasy VII Rebirth continues with the epic retelling of the original Final Fantasy VII story. Follow Cloud Strife and company, as they chase Sephiroth, after the events that unfolded in the city of Midgar. Final Fantasy VII Rebirth will contain the same action-based combat system introduced in Remake, with additions to keep it fresh. To help you along the way, this guide plans to contain the following content:

  • Breakdown of gameplay elements and combat mechanics
  • Detailed guides on how to play every playable character
  • Boss strategies for those who might be struggling
  • Walkthroughs for the harder-to-complete Side Quests
  • Locations of any and all Collectibles
  • Extensive list of all Minigames, with thorough guides on all of them
  • Roadmap and guide on how to unlock the coveted Platinum Trophy

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