Five Things You Should Know Before Playing Armored Core VI Fires of Rubicon | Gaming



  • Xbox Wire shares some great tips and tactics to help you get prepared for Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon.
  • Combining FromSoftware’s longstanding expertise in mech games with their signature action gameplay, Armored Core 6 Fires of Rubicon brings a brand-new action experience to the series.
  • Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon launches Friday, August 25, on the Xbox Store for Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S with support for Smart Delivery and Optimized for Xbox Series X|S.

Armored Core fans have been eagerly awaiting a new entry in the series for over a decade and that time is nearly here — Armored Core VI Fires of Rubicon will be available tomorrow, Friday, August 25, for Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S!

We’ve covered the game frequently for most of this past year, from going hands-on to getting a deep dive on the game’s high level of customization, and each time we’ve come away impressed by its striking visual design, fast-paced epic action, and incredibly challenging gameplay.

Which leads us into what we want to share with you here today, as many of you will soon get your first chance to jump behind controls of your very own Armored Core mech. There’s a lot to unpack as you journey across planet Rubicon, so we’ve highlighted a few key things we think will help you enjoy your time with AC6 in the early going.

Learning to Boost Before You Can Run

For starters, give yourself some time to adjust to playing an Armored Core game. Unlike most action games, AC6 takes place in a full 3D space requiring you to master a mix of both air and ground combat. This “omni-directional combat” can all feel a bit much at first and mastering this will take time, so don’t get discouraged if it doesn’t “click” for you immediately.

One of the most helpful things to get a handle on early is understanding how your Boosts work, as it can seem overwhelming looking over your controller layout and seeing the word ‘Boost’ listed…

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