If you’re diving into the world of Armored Core 6, you’re bound to encounter an array of challenging AC6 bosses that demand strategy and skill.
In this guide, we’ll walk you through the list of AC6 bosses you’ll face during the campaign and provide optimal tactics to take them down.
All AC6 bosses: How to beat each boss in Armored Core 6
While Armored Core 6 might not fit the “soulslike” mold, it retains the essence of intense boss battles that FromSoftware has made famous. The core of the game centers around your customizable mech, but the battles against these formidable opponents are integral to your journey.
Despite the relatively modest number of AC6 bosses, as highlighted in our AC6 review, many of them present formidable challenges. To bolster your chances against these mechanical behemoths, it’s essential to explore all available AC6 leg types to build the ultimate AC6 setup. Nevertheless, knowing the attack patterns of the AC6 bosses is the most crucial aspect of figuring out how to beat them, so let’s figure that out!
The lineup of all AC6 bosses
Below, you can check out the list of all AC6 bosses that you’ll confront in the game:
- AH12 HC Helicopter
- HA-T-102 Juggernaut
- AA P07 Balteus
- EC-0804 Smart Cleaner
- AA-602 CATAPHRACT
- IA-02: Ice Worm
- AA P03 Enforcer
- IB-01: CEL 240
- IB-C03: HAL 826
- IB-07: SOL 644
- Eliminate V.III
With the list out of the way, let’s take a more detailed look at each of the AC6 bosses and check out how you can defeat them without pushing yourself too hard.
AH12 HC Helicopter
At the culmination of your initial mission, the AH12 HC Helicopter awaits, presenting a true trial. To claim victory, ascend the skies and unleash your blade weapon upon the adversary. As the gap narrows, synchronize your shoulder weapon with your firearm. In a subsequent confrontation, armed with charged laser shots or the agility of tetrapod legs, you can maintain a strategic aerial advantage.
The HA-T-102 Juggernaut epitomizes relentless force, relying on its penchant for charging and explosive tactics. The key to triumph lies in elevation; ascend to the skies and fixate on its exposed rear. Dual shotguns combined with well-timed missile barrages are your arsenal for quick staggering, enabling precise strikes against its vulnerable backside.
AA P07 Balteus
Deceptive in its complexity, the AA P07 Balteus demands strategic preparation for victory. Equip yourself with two shotguns, complemented by a shoulder-mounted laser to breach its shield. Swiftly stagger the behemoth to thwart its offensive maneuvers. Evade its horizontal swipes with nimble sidesteps, then capitalize on a mid-air strike during its descent for a calculated counterattack.
EC-0804 Smart Cleaner
Behold the EC-0804 Smart Cleaner, boasting arm-mounted grinders for devastating smashing maneuvers. Sidestep with agility to evade these assaults. Employ the deadly combination of dual shotguns and mounted lasers, directing your fire toward the vulnerable core at its center. Persistence is your virtue until the behemoth falters under your relentless barrage.
Similar to its mechanical counterparts, the AA-602 CATAPHRACT exposes its weakness in the center. However, the boss’s speed demands an adaptive approach. Dodge its swipes and onslaughts, all the while pinpointing the exposed core. Swiftly transition between evasion and offense to secure your victory.
IA-02: Ice Worm
The IA-02: Ice Worm event is more than a mere battle; it’s a test of precision. Align your sights to the exposed face machinery and unleash a direct strike with the Stun Needle launcher. Upon shattering its shield, seize the opportunity to deliver punishing rail gun blasts. Beware the electrical tempest in the final phase, evading by leaping with caution and strategic timing.
AA P03 Enforcer
Engaging the AA P03 Enforcer demands a balanced blend of caution and aggression. Whether engaging from a distance or in close quarters, remain vigilant against its bladed attacks. Anticipate its thrusts and sidestep deftly. When it revs up for a sweeping blade assault, promptly retreat to avoid the danger zone.
IB-01: CEL 240
Within the realm of challenges, the IB-01: CEL 240 stands as a testament to endurance. Evade its relentless beam attacks with agile sidesteps, and deftly leap over its charges. Seize moments of vulnerability as it charges past and unleash your arsenal. Swift, unpredictable movement is your shield against this high-speed adversary.
IB-C03: HAL 826 (Ending 1 boss)
Without unveiling all the secrets, the IB-C03: HAL 826 and its counterparts await as ultimate foes. While the specifics remain a mystery, your expertise gained from prior encounters will serve you well. Employ time-tested strategies, and let your mastery guide you through these climactic showdowns.
IB-07: SOL 644 (Ending 2 boss)
In the face of IB-07: SOL 644, a careful dance of agility and precision is your path to triumph. The boss employs ranged sword slashes, crafting deadly projectiles. Beware its charged slash projectile, requiring a well-timed jump to evade. Your prowess in timing and evasion will determine the outcome of this duel.
Eliminate V.III (Ending 3 boss)
As you approach the culmination of your journey, the Eliminate V.III presents a multifaceted challenge. Armed with two health bars and a retinue of helpers, this final boss introduces a complex dynamic. Employ circular strafing, precise boosting during attacks, and deliver impactful blows to stagger your opponents. With relentless determination and swift execution, navigate through this ultimate test.
In your pursuit of victory across the landscape of Armored Core 6, these extended descriptions will serve as your guiding light. Equip yourself with a diversity of strategies, adapt to each unique foe, and let your ingenuity and reflexes shine. The challenges are formidable, but with each triumphant battle, you edge closer to mastering the art of defeating these imposing adversaries.
Meanwhile, if you ever have issues with the game, make sure to check out our article on how to fix AC6 launch issues.
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