A closed beta test for Final Fantasy VII The First Soldier will take place June 1 to June 7, 2021. This beta test will provide players with a firsthand experience in the upcoming battle royal title. Signups for the beta are immediately available, and will close on May 27. Players can register for the Final Fantasy VII The First Soldier closed beta through Google Play in North America.
Square Enix revealed this date, alongside new gameplay information, in a May 7, 2021 video presentation. New gameplay footage shared during the broadcast included a look at a single-player mode, and a team-based mode. The team-based mode will sort players into teams of three to take on other players.
Additionally, as Final Fantasy VII The First Soldier beta players can see for themselves, monsters will appear on the field. This includes the Guard Scorpion and Tonberries. First Soldier players will take on monsters to increase their levels and obtain powerful weapons and armor. Materia is also utilized in the game. Players are able to use powerful magic to summon comets. An archived version of the broadcast with English translations is available to watch through the official Square Enix Twitch account.