Highlights Armored Core 6 allows players to customize their mechs with different colors and emblems, offering a fun and creative aspect of customization in the game. Upgrading and balancing gear is important in Armored Core 6, with players advised to make small incremental upgrades to their mech’s armor and weapons rather than opting for the biggest parts or weapons. Experimenting with different leg parts can provide unique advantages, such as the ability to hover or change a mech’s capabilities, allowing players to adapt to different situations and earn money through replaying missions.
Armored Core 6 brings dreams to life with their use of giant mechs. Giant robots are a long way off from being real. Engineers and fans have been experimenting for years, but a working mech has yet to be produced. That’s why Armored Core 6 feels so right for many players, and why mech-based anime and games are so important to help keep the fantasy alive.
In Armored Core 6, Players can customize their mechs in myriad ways from painting them new colors to giving them a variety of weapons. These are just a few easy tips to follow which should help players make the most of the early hours of the game.6 Coloring
One of the most fun things about customization is that players can toy around with the coloring. There is a wide variety and different shines can be applied as well. Players can choose to have a mech that looks like it came from the factory or they can choose to make their mech look like they just survived four wars in a row.
Emblems can also be applied to mechs which can be designed from scratch. The best piece of advice to bestow upon players is to choose a color scheme that will stick out. A bright yellow mech, for example, will make it easy for players to track in even the dingiest of environments. Players can get cute with the name too and call this yellow beauty SpongeBob SquarePants.5 Make Those Numbers Go Up
Whether it is a piece of armor or a weapon in the ever-difficult Dark Souls, players know that bigger numbers are usually better. That’s mostly the case for Armored Core 6: Fires of Rubicon too although one shouldn’t cause their mech to be overburdened with the best gear. For the first few upgrades, it is best to stick to small incremental upgrades. Replace the arms, legs, torso, and so on to make the mech more resistant to damage.
Never go for the big parts unless the plan is to make a slow, giant mech like the Hulkbuster in the Marvel Universe. When choosing weapons, it’s a good idea to pay attention to stats beyond damage numbers. For example, one gun might be stronger than another, but the ammo count could be significantly lower which could lead to problems. The overall tip here is to be prepared to balance their mech between the most practical gear and the best gear.4 Different Legs For Different Opportunities
The best way to earn money is to replay missions. For example “Destroy the Tester AC” can be completed within a minute, and it will net players with around 79,000 COAM, that’s the money of this universe. Don’t get tempted into selling gear because sometimes old parts can become useful in new situations. For example, putting on a new set of legs can change a mech’s capabilities.
Tetrapod, for example, is a part that gives players four legs and makes their mech look kind of like a spider. Instead of jumping high, these legs can allow players to infinitely hover. Being constantly in the air can have its advantages like in the boss fight with Juggernaut. The lesson then is to experiment with leg parts, which the tutorial academy will go over in greater detail.
About halfway through Chapter One players will unlock two new features in the menu. They can fight in the Arena against specialized mechs. Doing so will earn them upgrades to their rank along with Chips. These can be used in the other unlocked feature called OS Tuning. This is basically like Armored Core 6: Fires of Rubicon’s version of a skill tree in an RPG.
One of the most useful skills can increase how much Repair Kits heal. There are a lot of options in this menu and players should tweak their OS based on their mech’s build. For example, if players choose to equip guns that use bullets, they should invest in Kinetic damage. The same is true if they want to go full melee with weapons like beam swords.2 A Safe Build
All of these tips lead to one giant thing: builds. It’s like customizing a character in another FromSoftware game, Elden Ring, as players can go heavy with a tank-like knight or be nimble as a magically endowed mage. A good build for beginners in Armored Core 6: Fires of Rubicon might sound a little boring but it is safe. The goal for this safe build is to give players a good balance in all directions.
Equip the mech with either a long-range, or mid-range gun in their right hand. In the left hand, equip a sword for up close and personal kills. Sword attacks will leave players vulnerable but they will also do the most damage. Next, the right shoulder should house some sort of missile launcher while the left shoulder holds a shield. With this build, players should be able to get through most normal missions.1 Go In Guns Blazing
The other build that will be gone over is a bit riskier. This one is for the players who like to emphasize brute force over high defense. The faster players can defeat an enemy, the faster they will be out of danger. That’s the overlying principle with designing a mech armed to the teeth like this. Give the mech a gun in each hand and make sure they are the same model.
This will make it less confusing when reloading as they should be on the same wavelength. For example, a player can equip and buy two of the MG-014 Ludlow machine guns for a barrage of bullets at a mid-tier range or they can become a better sniper with two MA-J-200 Ransetsu-RF rifles. The shoulders should be mounted with the best missile launchers that money can buy and that’s it. With this build, enemies should cower before you.
Armored Core 6: Fires of Rubicon is available on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.