A new action game based on the concept of the ARMORED CORE series that uses the knowledge gained from FromSoftware's recent action game development.

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24 August, 2023 – CraigBGP Team

Armored Core 6 - Everything you need to know!

Armored Core 6 wins awards, receives high ratings. Just like FromSoftware. The mech action game is released tomorrow and here is everything you need to know about the game.

What is Armored Core 6: Fires of Rubicon?

No swords, no horses, no spells - and yet Armored Core 6 is a true FromSoftware game. Just without the fantasy stuff, but with all the more sci-fi tech. The blatant change of setting does not harm a game by FromSoftware, on the contrary. With IGN's review, it's clear that the gameplay is fun, even if not everything lands. It was given an impressive 8/10 "Great" score.

Your steel colossi, which are on average 10 metres high, jump onto the parquet with unusual agility and dare to dance with no less large mech opponents every few metres. Once again, the last resources are at stake after devastating wars. On Rubicon 3, a remote planet, the coral substance has been discovered, which is probably not only useful as a source of energy. It is clear that several corporations and resistance fighters are now fighting over the coveted resource. In the midst of the conflicts, you stand with your completely customisable Armored Core (AC for short).

Battles with ordinary opponents are relatively easy to master, but the boss fights are much bigger, tougher tin cans that FromSoftware can live out its sadism DNA. Tough mech fights that once again demand all your skills. Quick evasive manoeuvres, tactical action and extensive tinkering with different weapon systems and armour parts. In Armored Core 6, it very often takes several attempts to level boss mechs to the ground. If you want to play through the entire game with just one equipment loadout, you won't stand a chance.

The fears that Armored Core 6 will not be well received after all of FromSoftware's successes with completely different game settings have not been confirmed so far. On Metacritic, AC6 currently has an average rating of 87%. Eurogamer even awards full points for the mech action in their review. Games with fast mechs are less appealing to the masses than, for example, Elden Ring - that's for sure. But those who live for typical FromSoftware gameplay and challenging battles don't even have to be a Sci-Fi fan to be happy with Armored Core 6.

Armored Core 6: Fires of Rubicon - the best trailers

Can you take on FromSoftware's aggro mechs? We've picked out the best Armored Core 6 trailers for you - get an idea of the action that awaits you:

Armored Core 6 PC launch times

Armored Core 6 will be released globally on August 25th at 00:00 CEST. For those in the UK this means you can start playing from 11pm BST on August 24th, while US gamers get to play from 3pm PDT. Take a look below at the launch times for each region.

  • Start time: August 24th at 3pm PDT / 11pm BST (August 25th at 00:00 CEST)

Armored Core 6 PC system requirements

The mechs are already well oiled, hopefully your PCs are well ventilated: On August 25th, Bandai Namco will release Armored Core 6 - and this is the hardware on which the mech game will run cleanly.

Ray tracing can be optionally switched on in Armored Core 6, so that it should run well on relatively weak systems without RT - gamers with thick PCs can look forward to high-end graphics with fine ray tracing effects.

When specifying the minimum requirements for Armored Core 6, publisher Bandai Namco very deliberately distinguishes between a requirements scenario with ray tracing and one without RT. All official information on the system requirements for Armored Core 6 can be found here.

Before you push the missiles of your mechs into your enemies, please remember to install the latest drivers for your graphics card for the release. AMD / Nvidia.

Without Raytracing

Minimum Requirements

  • CPU: Intel Core i7-4790K / Intel Core i5-8400 or AMD Ryzel 7 1800X / AMD Ryzen 5 2600
  • RAM: 12GB
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1450 4GB or AMD Radeon RX 480 4GB
  • Storage: 60GB
  • Operating System: Windows 10

Recommended Requirements

  • CPU: Intel Core i7-7700 / Intel Core i5-10400 or AMD Ryzen 7 2700X / AMD Ryzen 5 3600
  • RAM: 12GB
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 6GB, AMD Radeon RX 590 8GB, or Intel Arc A750 8GB
  • Storage: 60GB
  • Operating System: Windows 10 or 11

With Raytracing

  • CPU: Intel Core i7-4790K / Intel Core i5-8400 or AMD Ryzel 7 1800X / AMD Ryzen 5 2600
  • RAM: 12GB
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 6GB or AMD Radeon RX 6600 8GB
  • Storage: 60GB
  • Operating System: Windows 10

Recommended Requirements

  • CPU: Intel Core i7-7700 / Intel Core i5-10400 or AMD Ryzen 7 2700X / AMD Ryzen 5 3600
  • RAM: 12GB
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 8GB, AMD Radeon RX 6650 XT 8GB, or Intel Arc A770 16GB
  • Storage: 60GB
  • Operating System: Windows 10 or 11

Buy Armored Core 6 - on Gamesplanet with pre-order bonuses

Armored Core 6: Fires of Rubicon will be playable from August 25th and you can now pre-order different editions on Gamesplanet with 10% discount, start the preload directly - these pre-order extras are included with us:

  • MELANDER C3 G13 Special Customization “TENDERFOOT”
  • MELANDER C3 parts set (early unlock*)
  • Emblem (early unlock*)
  • Exclusive AC Decal

*Early Unlock: The parts set and the emblem can also be obtained by progressing through the game.

Will Armored Core run on the Steam Deck?

According to the Steam info, AC6 should run on the Steam Deck, but with small restrictions. The yellow info icon gives it away: "Some text in the game is small and may be difficult to read." This is probably why the game runs on a ROG Ally from ASUS.

Problems with Armored Core 6? Our support team rushes over

We are more than happy to help you if you have technical problems with Armored Core 6 or questions about purchasing and activating it. For this purpose, we have created a First Aid Box. You can also contact our lovely support team via [email protected]

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