You’ll pick up this quest in Chapter 3, after clearing out Scrap Boulevard with Tifa. From the Weapon Shop head west to find Wymer and Chadley - the former will tell you about quests, after which the latter will actually give you a quest, in this case Chadley’s Report.

Chadley wants you to help him gather Battle Intel, which typically requires you to perform various feats and task during combat. For this quest, your first task is to use the Assess Materia (which he’ll give you) to gather intel on fiends. Two fiends, to be precise, and as luck would have it, there are two fiends in Scrap Boulevard.

Enemy Weaknesses Notable Loot
Gorger Ice --
Wererat Ice --

(1 of 2) Build up an ATB segment, target a foe and use the Assess ability.

Build up an ATB segment, target a foe and use the Assess ability. (left), This will allow you to see an enemy’s stats in detail - and satisfy Chadley’s request. (right)

Equip Assess Materia on a character, head to Scrap Boulevard, get into a fight (the first fight west of the gate should include a Wererat and Gorger) and build up your ATB gauge, then use a segment to use the “Assess” ability. Do this to scan a Gorger and a Wererat and you’ll be good to go.

Tip: Using the Assess Materia will be important throughout the game. We recommend you keep it on Cloud, as he’s the character always guaranteed to be around. Also, ensuring it maxes out quickly will save you a great deal of bother, as once it levels up it’ll automatically scan every foe in battle instead of just one.

(1 of 2) Chadley will sell you new materia as you complete his Battle Intel Reports.

Chadley will sell you new materia as you complete his Battle Intel Reports. (left), After completing this quest he’ll also allow you to reset Weapon Upgrades. (right)

After the fight you’ll get the option to return to Chadley automatically - how easy is that? Either walk back on your own or take the quick trip back, then talk to Chadely to get your rewards. First, he’ll have developed new materia for you to buy, in this case Assess Materia and Auto-Cure Materia

Chadley’s Secret Research

Item Cost (Gil)
Assess Materia 1,000
Auto-Cure Materia 100

If that’s not enough, you’ll also unlock the ability to reset Weapon Upgrades. This will set you back 100 Gil per weapon, which is honestly a trivial price for such a feature.

Not bad, Hope… err… Chadley. Not bad at all…

This will also unlock Battle Intel Reports 2-4, for you to complete at your leisure. Or rather, as the opportunity presents itself.

Battle Intel Conditions Reward
Magic Elements Pt.1 Strike an enemy’s weakness to Fire, Ice and Lightning Wind Materia
The Stagger Effect Pt.1 Use unique abilities on staggered enemies and charge the ATB gauge 10 times First Strike Materia x2
The Stagger Effect Pt.2 Stagger 15 enemy types ATB Boost Materia

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Square Enix
  • Platforms
    PS4
  • Genre
    Action RPG
  • Guide Release
    10 April 2020
  • Last Updated
    5 January 2021
    Version History
  • Guide Author
    Ben Chard, Nathan Garvin

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In the sprawling city of Midgar, an anti-Shinra organization calling themselves Avalanche have stepped up their resistance. Cloud Strife, a former member of Shinra’s elite SOLDIER unit now turned mercenary, lends his aid to the group, unaware of the epic consequences that await him.The guide for Final Fantasy VII Remake features all there is to see and do including a walkthrough featuring coverage of all Main Scenario Chapters, all Side Quests and mini games along with indepth sections on Materia, Enemy Intel and Battle Intel.

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