Annoying Final Fantasy 7 Music Bug Fixed on Switch and Xbox One

Annoying Final Fantasy 7 Music Bug Fixed on Switch and Xbox One

Other minor bugs have been fixed as well.

Final Fantasy 7 on Switch is better than ever after a new 1.01 update that fixes the annoying looping music bug, as well as some other issues. The update was rolled out today for both the Nintendo Switch and Xbox One versions of the game.

The newly launched port of Final Fantasy 7 on Nintendo Switch and Xbox One retained a long-running audio bug that reset the music after every random encounter. That means that each time you fight an enemy and return to the overworld, the music will have reset itself.

We talked about the music bug at length, and how it's an annoying holdover from the Steam PC version of Final Fantasy 7. There's a chance that if you're new to the game you won't notice the bug at all, but for anyone with fond memories of the original PS1 version, it's a major oversight.

Today's update finally fixes the problem once and for all. Multiple Final Fantasy 7 players on the Switch are reporting that the bug has indeed been removed. Another benefit of the update is that the transitions between cutscenes and gameplay also seem to have been fixed. And the screen no longer flashes black when transitioning between the two.

While players are rejoicing, the whole incident seems to be mirroring what happened with the Chrono Trigger PC port. The initial launch was mired with bugs, but over the months Square Enix fixed and updated the version to become a more playable game.

There are still some reported bugs in the Switch version of Final Fantasy 7 that haven't been addressed, most notably a reported game breaking bug that prevents players from progressing further. We reached out to Square Enix to ask if this bug will also be resolved in a future update.

Either way, a major Final Fantasy 7 bug for some longtime fans has been resolved today. So, you can continue to revisit the game as Square Enix preps their Final Fantasy 7 Remake. Check out our Final Fantasy 7 Remake guide for more coverage.

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Matt Kim

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Matt Kim is a former freelance writer who's covered video games and digital media. He likes video games as spectacle and is easily distracted by bright lights or clever bits of dialogue. He also once wrote about personal finance, but that's neither here nor there.

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