Armored Core 6 Reportedly Puts Elden Ring’s Performance “To Shame”

Battling mechs may not burst your PC into flames after all.

Armored Core 6 is only a couple short days away, and select press and content creators have already gotten their hands on the game. These people have remained pretty tight-lipped on the whole thing as is common courtesy, but one YouTuber has divulged some promising details. According to the YouTuber FightinCowboy, Armored Core 6 performance puts From Software’s previous title, Elden Ring, to shame.

The news was first shown through a Reddit post by r/ZeroBae, revealing some Discord messages from FightinCowboy that paint a very promising picture. According to them, framerates are much more consistent than Elden Ring which is already a huge step up, but even the Steam Deck is getting surprisingly great performance. Through their testing, the game was running at 50 FPS on High with the Steam Deck, something unheard of for a modern AAA title.

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Other comments mentioned how the game was limited to 60 FPS, but their recordings were in 4K 120 FPS. We’re unsure how this translates to the full game, but it’s promising nonetheless. It’s much stronger framerates than Elden Ring, which often struggles to hit 60 FPS on PC even with some higher-end hardware. Needless to say, this is all very promising for PC players.

Armored Core 6 is releasing on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S on August 25. It’s the first entry for the series in over a decade. In the game, you customize a mech and delve into dozens of fast-paced, challenging missions as you and other corporations battle over a powerful new energy source. You can also enjoy some PvP, if tearing other people apart online is more your style. If you want to be caught up on the story, check out our guide on the Armored Core story so far.

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