New information about the combat system in Armored Core 6: Fires of Rubicon has recently been made public. The Game was first unveiled at The Game Awards 2022, where Elden Ring, another highly anticipated title from the same studio, won the Game of the Year award. Given FromSoftware’s reputation for creating the Souls series, fans have been keen to know more about how combat will work in the new Armored Core game.
First, it is crucial to understand the basics of Armored Core combat. Players take control of a customizable mech, called an “Armored Core,” and battle against other mechs or enemies. Combat takes place in various locations, such as cities, deserts, and space stations, and players must use their mech’s weapons and abilities to defeat their opponents.
In Armored Core 6, combat will continue to revolve around the player’s mech and abilities. However, some significant changes have been made to the combat system. One of the most notable changes is adding a new system called the “AD System.”
The AD System is a new feature that allows players to adjust the performance of their Armored Core during combat. The system has three components: AD Memory, AD Parts, and AD Tuning. AD Memory is a currency that can be earned by completing missions and used to purchase AD Parts and Tuning.
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AD Parts can be added to an Armored Core to enhance its performance. There are three types of AD Parts: Boost Parts, Armor Parts, and Weapon Parts. Boost Parts increase the speed and maneuverability of an Armored Core, while Armor Parts increase its defense. Weapon Parts add new weapons and abilities to an Armored Core.
AD Tuning is a system that allows players to fine-tune their Armored Core’s performance. This includes adjusting the sensitivity of the controls, changing the targeting system, and modifying the behavior of the AI that controls the Armored Core.
Another significant change in Armored Core 6 is the addition of a new type of mission called “Contract Missions.” These missions are longer and more complex than standard missions, requiring players to complete a series of objectives to succeed. Contract Missions are also more complicated than standard missions and require players to use all their skills and abilities to complete them.
To help players succeed in these more challenging missions, Armored Core 6 introduces a new system called the “Weapon Customization System.” This system allows players to customize their Armored Core’s weapons and abilities better to suit their playstyle and the mission. Players can choose from various weapons and abilities, including machine guns, missiles, lasers, and energy shields.
In addition to the Weapon Customization System, Armored Core 6 introduces a new type of weapon called the “Pile Bunker.” The Pile Bunker is a large, melee weapon that can be used to devastating effect against enemy mechs. It requires careful timing and positioning to use effectively but can damage an opponent’s armor.
One aspect of Armored Core combat that has remained relatively unchanged is the importance of strategy and tactics. Players must carefully consider their Armored Core’s loadout and abilities before entering a mission and must be able to adapt to changing circumstances during combat.
To help with this, The game introduces a new system called the “Tactical Menu.” The Tactical Menu is a tool that allows players to access and use their Armored Core abilities during combat quickly. This includes changing weapons, activating abilities, and issuing orders to AI-controlled allies.
Finally, Armored Core 6 also introduces a new type of multiplayer mode called “Cooperative Play”. The game has introduced a significant feature called Cooperative Play, which enables players to team up with their friends or other players online to take on demanding missions and challenges. This addition has added a new layer of excitement to the series, allowing players to team up and take on missions that may need to be easier for a single player to complete.
This mode is significant for players who want to take on Contract Missions, which are designed to be more challenging than standard missions.
Players can join a Cooperative Play session by selecting the mode from the Game’s main menu. From there, they can join an existing session or create their own. Once they have joined a session, they can select a mission and play with their teammates.
In Cooperative Play, players can communicate with each other using in-game chat or voice chat. This allows them to coordinate their actions and strategies, essential for success in more difficult missions. Players can also share their Armored Core load outs and abilities, which can help them better understand their strengths and weaknesses and plan accordingly.
One of the most exciting aspects of Cooperative Play in Armored Core 6 is the potential for players to create their custom missions. The Game’s mission editor allows players to create their missions, complete with objectives, enemies, and terrain. These custom missions can then be shared with other players, allowing an almost unlimited variety of missions.
The Armored Core 6 is an exciting addition to the series, with significant changes to the combat system and new modes like Cooperative Play. Fans of the series will no doubt be eagerly anticipating its release and looking forward to seeing how the new features and mechanics will enhance the Armored Core experience.