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FF7 Rebirth Can’t Stop Won’t Stop fix is coming for PS5 trophy hunters

The Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth Can’t Stop Won’t Stop bug has prevented trophy hunters from achieving Platinum in the Gold Saucer on PS5.

Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth Can't Stop Won't Stop: Cloud fighting on his motorcycle, next to Cait Sith wearing a red cape and tiny golden crown

Trophy hunting is the lifeblood for many PS5 players. Few things really get them going like the ability to flex their gaming mastery over their PlayStation peers. However, a dastardly disservice has been dealt to Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth players, as the bugged FF7 Rebirth ‘Can’t Stop Won’t Stop’ sidequest currently stops them from achieving the game’s coveted Platinum. Fortunately, developer Square Enix has cottoned on to the problem and will deploy a fix with the next update.

“We’re aware of an issue stopping progress in the ‘Can’t Stop Won’t Stop’ sidequest,” Square notes on Twitter. “This is scheduled to be fixed in the next patch. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience this has caused.” Though the studio hasn’t stamped a date on the RPG game’s update just yet, we expect it to arrive towards the back end of April based on the release cadence for its previous patches.

So what’s going on with the sidequest that’s messing with trophy progress in the PS5 exclusive? ‘Can’t Stop Won’t Stop’ is the final unlockable sidequest in the open-world game, requiring you to beat the Shinra Middle Manager’s high scores in five minigames, before winning a 1v1 against the man himself in a round of 3D Brawler. Currently, the G-Bike minigame refuses to register high scores, halting your Platinum grind in its tracks.

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Right now, there’s only one available workaround, and it’s a bit of a pain. Firstly, it requires you to have a physical copy of the game, and secondly, you’ll need to downgrade your game version back to v.1000. If you’ve been affected, here are the steps to get back to the base patch for now:

  • Uninstall FF7 Rebirth, but keep your saved data
  • Disconnect your PS5 from the internet in the settings
  • Turn off Automatic Updates (Settings > Saved Data and Game/App Settings)
  • Reinstall FF7 Rebirth using your physical disc

Though it’s a less-than-ideal solution, it’s the best we’ve got for now. Thankfully, Square has now acknowledged the issue in its tweet so, hopefully, it’ll put its best foot forward and get a patch out as soon as possible. Though, as previously mentioned, we can imagine we’re at least a couple of weeks away from the time of writing.

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