Shears’ Counterattack is part of an alternate line of side quests in Chapter 9 of Final Fantasy 7 Remake.
Your task is to participate in another match at the colosseum and defeat Sam’s robot.
Here’s a walkthrough of Shears’ Counterattack in FF7 Remake.
How to unlock Shears’ Counterattack
- During Sam’s dialogue, you need to choose “She’s great at handling the books” when describing Tifa.
- Also, don’t talk to the guy in front of the inn nor the receptionist.
- Ignore the Johnny Discovery Event where you see him running away.
- When flipping the coin with Sam, choose “tails”. We chose “tails” but others may have chosen “heads” and still got the quest.
- Pick the massage ‘Luxury Course’ for 3,000 Gil.
- When Aerith asks about her outfit, we chose “It’s alright” but others who chose “Looks comfortable” also got the quest.
- Finish the Underground Colosseum story matches.
Head to the unknown marker
In your map, you should see the “???” quest. It’s the same place where Aerith is getting dressed up.
Go towards the area.
You will be stopped by the Gatekeeper who tells you that there’s another match at the colosseum.
Head to the colosseum
Go back to the colosseum.
Speak to the Gatekeeper there to start the match.
Choose “Special Match”.
You have to defeat Cutty, one of Sam’s robots. It’s quite a straightforward fight.
After winning the battle, you will see Madam M waiting outside. She’ll talk for a bit.
The quest ends here.
If you complete all the side quests, including the alternate quests in your second playthrough, you will get a silver trophy.