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Armored Core 6: A Deep Dive into the Mecha-Action Adventure

FromSoftware, the renowned studio behind the iconic Dark Souls and Bloodborne titles, is set to mesmerize gamers once again with their upcoming mecha-action adventure, "Armored Core 6: Fires of Rubicon." With the game's release on the horizon, let's delve into what we know so far and what fans can expect from this highly anticipated title.

Armored Core 6 robot
Armored Core 6

Engine and Technical Aspects

Same Engine as Elden Ring and Sekiro

One of the most intriguing revelations about Armored Core 6 is its shared engine with two of FromSoftware's recent masterpieces: Elden Ring and Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice12. This commonality not only speaks to the technical prowess behind the game but also opens up a realm of modding possibilities. Imagine the thrill of seeing Elden Ring bosses in an Armored Core landscape or vice versa!

System Requirements and Graphics

While Armored Core 6 shares many technical similarities with Elden Ring, it has its distinctions. For instance, AC6 slightly reduces the CPU specifications but demands a higher graphic memory3. This suggests that players can expect visually intricate and stunning mecha designs. However, those looking forward to a game-wide Ray Tracing experience might find it limited to the "garage area" of the game3.

Gameplay and Features

A Return to Mecha-Action

Armored Core 6 promises an exhilarating mech-shooter journey, a departure from the mystical realms of Dark Souls and Elden Ring3. The game introduces high-paced 3v3 and 1v1 mecha duels, emphasizing the importance of mastering movement, range, and weapon synergy3.

Steam Deck Compatibility

For those eager to experience Armored Core 6 on the go, the game has been rated as "Steam Deck Playable," ensuring a smooth experience on Valve's handheld device4. However, there might be minor issues with in-game text size, which is hoped to be addressed by FromSoftware4.


Armored Core 6: Fires of Rubicon is shaping up to be a must-play title for both fans of the series and newcomers alike. Whether you're drawn to the allure of mechs, the thrill of PvP encounters, or simply the craftsmanship of FromSoftware, this game promises not to disappoint.


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