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Armored Core 6 Assault Boost could be your key to dominating PvP

If you want to make the most of PvP battles in Armored Core 6, you're going to need to use the Assault Boost attack as a movement mechanic on Xbox and PS5.

Armored Core 6 Assault Boost PvP: an image of a mech on an orange background

FromSoftware’s Armored Core 6 may be a bit of a step away from the developer’s soulslikes when it comes to gameplay, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t going to live up to its pedigree of presenting players with some of the best RPG games out there. It also doesn’t mean that movement and agility isn’t going to be the key to success in combat; you’re just going to need to trade Elden Ring’s dodge-rolls for the Armored Core 6 Assault Boost. We know this is more of an attack in AC6, but it looks like it’s actually going to be more useful as a movement mechanic – especially in Armored Core 6 PvP multiplayer.

Ahead of the Armored Core 6 release date, for the Armored Core 6 showcase, Bandai Namco invited several content creators to its HQ to play some PvP – offering us the best look at this game’s multiplayer mode yet. Yes, this fresh look at Armored Core 6 PvP has stunned FromSoft fans, but it’s also something that has highlighted the usefulness of Assault Boost outside of directly attacking. With a jump boost available, this outside-of-the-box thinking might not be as obvious at a glance, but it really does look like it could give you the edge in combat.

As highlighted by ‘Etheox‘ on the social media platform formerly known as Twitter, explosive gameplay from content creator ‘FightingCowboy‘ shows them using the Assault Boost directly upwards to climb quicker – and it seems as though it’s more energy efficient, too. Of course, this does mean you won’t be dealing immediate damage to your opponent – so, you should still consider using the Assault Boost as intended. However, using it directly up should put you in a much better position to avoid fire and rain down all manner of attacks on your enemies.

If you want to check some of this gameplay in action, and see how it helps ‘FightingCowboy’ and his team gain a significant vertical advantage over their opponents, you can below:

Yeah, we know FromSoftware said it was making Armored Core 6 a slower AC game for an important reason, but it really doesn’t look like it. The multiplayer mode looks like chaos, where the momentum can shift at any moment. So, having a vertical advantage over your opponent really could be vital.

If you’re looking forward to Armored Core 6, you can find out all the Armored Core games you need to play before it drops here. Or, if you’re not sure about it, you can find out all the best games like Armored Core 6 here; getting a feel for this sort of game should help you judge whether Armored Core 6 is for you.

Of course, though, if you’re already convinced, you can check out the latest on all the Armored Core 6 weapons you’ll be able to take advantage of here. The Armored Core 6 trophy list features a merciless achievement you’ll need to claim, though. So, this movement mechanic might come in handy elsewhere, too.