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Is Armored Core 6 Open World? – Answered

Can you explore the world at your leisure, or are you confined to missions?

After 10 years on the back burner, Armored Core is roaring back to life with the latest installment in the franchise, and fans couldn’t be more excited. However, with the success of newer titles like Elden Ring, fans may be wondering if Armored Core 6 is going to be a radical departure for the franchise by following in its big-brothers footsteps or if it’s going to be a more traditional experience more akin to its predecessors. Let’s strap into our motorized machines and find out what kind of gameplay Armored Core 6 is bringing to the table.

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Is Armored Core 6 Open World Or Mission Based?

For fans familiar with the franchise, a cheer of joy can be heard as Armored Core 6 will stick to its guns and follow a zoned environment rather than a fully open world. While some may view this as a drawback compared to previous FromSoftware games, Armored Core still offers plenty of exploration opportunities, all within its smaller, more detailed zones.

Related: Does Armored Core 6 Have Crossplay? – Answered

With the faster-paced action that Armored Core 6 brings to the table, keeping it refined to zones feels more natural than a massive open world like we saw with Elden Ring. As the action takes place on both the horizontal and vertical plains, it would be hard to imagine how out-of-control fights could be if we were given a large world to explore alongside the already crazed action unfolding before our eyes.

However, if you’re hoping to take this action on the go with your Steam Deck, you’ll be glad to know that it functions just as well as other FromSoftware games. Since the world is slightly smaller, you may even be able to get more done before your battery drains out, as long as you’ve got your reflexes on point. Be sure to check out our Armored Core 6 section below to get your hands on plenty of helpful tips and tricks to make you the best Mech warrior around.


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