Piloting a hulking mech decked out with guns on every part of your metal body, there’s a lot of Armored Core 6 weapons and weapon types to test out. In typical FromSoftware fashion, picking the right weapon for the job is crucial, so we’ve prepared a list of all the AC6 weapons and guns we’ve seen so far so you can be prepared as you start your next brutal and unforgiving journey.
Players will undoubtedly have their favorite Armored Core 6 weapons, after all, every weapon type is unique, but there’s an added layer of complexity in AC6. With all equipment costing money to fix and resupply, you’ll be using a variety of different weapons throughout the Armored Core 6 length and Armored Core 6 missions. This is especially true when fighting the Armored Core 6 bosses, which continue FromSoftware’s penchant for equally dramatic and deadly combatants that will require a complete understanding of the tools at your disposal.
Armored Core 6 weapons and guns list
Here are all 21 Armored Core 6 weapons we’ve seen so far:
- MG-014 Ludlow (arm machine gun)
- PB-033M Ashmead (arm pile bunker)
- HI-32: BU-TT/A (arm pulse blade)
- Vvc-760PR (arm plasma rifle)
- DF-GA-08 HU BEN (arm gatling gun)
- MA-T-222 Kyorai (arm napalm bomb launcher)
- VP-66LR (arm laser rifle)
- VP-66LS (arm laser shotgun)
- SI-24: SU-Q5 (left-back pulse shield)
- BML-G1/P20MLT-04 (left-back missile launcher)
- RF-024 Turner (arm assault rifle)
- DF-GR-07 Gou-Chen (arm grenade launcher)
- Iridium (arm grenade launcher)
- VP-60LCS (right-back)
- BML-G1/PD1VTC-04 (left-back)
- Vvc-770LB (arm laser blade)
- MA-J-200 Ransetsu-RF (arm burst rifle)
- LR-036 Curtis (arm linear rifle)
- HG-003 Coquillett (arm handgun)
- DF-BA-06 Xuan-Ge (arm bazooka)
- BML-G1/P31DUO-02 (right-back dual missile launcher)
There are already plenty of AC6 weapons spread across the various weapon types and equipment slots, and there’s bound to be plenty more to get to grips with as you progress. With four-main weapon slots spread across the arms and back, you’ll be a walking (and flying) fortress capable of mass destruction.
A lot of these Armored Core 6 weapons and weapon types can be seen in action in this preview video by ‘Iron Pineapple’, and you’ll see several images below from this video showcasing each weapon:
While handheld weapons can be equipped in either arm, such as a grenade launcher or assault rifle, it’s yet to be seen whether all the back weapons like rocket pods are limited to either slot. Nevertheless, you’re encouraged to mix and match weapons to cover all types of engagements.
For example, the HI-32: BU-TT/A pulse blade is great for close-quarters combat, but you’ll need to pair it with another ranged weapon, particularly if you want to stand a fighting chance against bosses.
It’s also important to remember that each Armored Core 6 weapon will cost differing amounts. While being decked out with the most expensive rockets sure sounds like a blast, you’ll be paying for it when you die or use up all your ammo and need to resupply.
We recommend thinking clearly about your Armored Core 6 loadout very carefully before and during a mission, weighing up the power of a weapon with its cost. And don’t be afraid to change your loadout mid-mission, this new quality-of-life feature is there for a reason.
Read on below to learn more about each of the individual weapons we’ve seen so far so you can start build-crafting already.
MG-014 Ludlow – machine gun
The MG-014 Ludlow is a machine gun that can be equipped in either arm that boasts a rapid rate of fire, able to unload a volley of projectiles down-range. To balance this speed, the MG-014 Ludlow lacks firepower. Nevertheless, when paired with another, more damaging weapon, the MG-014 can be a great addition thanks to its consistency. It will shine in Double Trigger builds, either dual-wielding this weapon or by pairing it with a more potent weapon.
PB-033M Ashmead – pile bunker
Developed by Balam, the PB-033 Ashmead is a pile bunker that can be used as an arm-type weapon. With a rather large spike, the pile bunker will pierce your enemies in close-range, obliterating the target. The weapon can also be charged to enable enhanced explosive attacks.
HI-32: BU-TT/A – pulse blade
The HI-32: BU-TT/A is a pulse blade equippable to either arm that can dish out heavy slashing attacks in close-range. It can be charged to increase damage with heavier attacks. While a melee weapon can be a risky choice, this pulse blade will reward your bravery with great damage output.
Vvc-760PR – plasma rifle
The Vvc-760PR plasma rifle can be equipped to the arms to create plasma explosions that cause damage-inflicting zones for a short period of time. Additionally, charging the weapon results in a more scattered pattern with multiple explosions. This can be great for packs of enemies or dealing consistent damage to a single foe.
DF-GA-08 HU BEN – gatling gun
The DF-GA-08 HU BEN is a large gatling gun that can dish out some serious firepower. Boasting an overwhelmingly rapid fire rate, the gatling gun is perfect for sustained damage against large foes.
MA-T-222 Kyorai – napalm bomb launcher
The MA-T-222 Kyorai is a arm-slot napalm bomb launcher developed by BAWS that launches incendiary rounds that scorch the point of image. This is great for limiting the manoeuvrability of ground-based enemies and dealing consistent damage to larger foes.
VP-66LR – laser rifle
The VP-66LR laser rifle is an arm-slot weapon developed by Arquebus. As one of the most commonly-used laser weapons in the game’s universe, you can always count of the VP-66LR. It can even be charged to deal bonus damage.
VP-66LS – laser shotgun
Another of Arquebus’ reliable weapons, the VP-66LS laser shotgun can be equipped in either arm. As a laser shotgun, this weapon boast slightly more range than you might expect. Additionally, changing the weapon will produce a high-energy explosion.
SI-24: SU-Q5 – pulse shield
The SI-24: SU-Q5 is a left-back pulse shield that can be used to block attacks. Developed by Takigawa Harmonics, this pulse shield is on the cheaper end but balanced for a low Energy (EN) build, requiring very little Energy to equip. Furthermore, it’s also got a generous Initial Guard time making it easier to use. If you’re willing to trade a firepower for a defense option, then the SI-24: SU-Q5 is a good choice.
BML-G1/P20MLT-04 – missile launcher
The BML-G1/P20MLT-0 is a left-back missile launcher that will likely serve as your special, high-powered weapon early on. The BML-G1 is a four-cell missile capable of tracking enemies, even boasting multi-lock capabilities to track several targets at once. So, whether you’re taking down a group of enemies or one strong boss, you can’t go wrong with the BML-G1 missile launcher.
RF-024 Turner – assault rifle
The RF-024 Turner is an assault rifle that can take either arm weapon slot which balances rate of fire and damage to offer a cheap and reliable weapon that can adapt to almost any scenario. It’s likely to be one of the best weapons on a budget, especially early on.
DF-GR-07 Gou-Chen – grenade launcher
The DF-GR-07 Gou-Chen is a grenade launcher equipabble to the arm gear slot that is capable of dishing out great damage as a secondary weapon. While it’s not quite as agile or consistent as the likes of a machine gun, the DF-GR-07 grenade launcher is great for staggering tougher enemies.
Iridium – grenade launcher
There’s also the Iridium grenade launcher, a compact option developed by Melinite. With a limited number of rounds but a great blast radius and power, the Iridium is certainly worth considering for your build.
Vvc-770LB – laser blade
The Vvc-770LB is a laser blade that can be equipped in either arm that deals energy-based slash attacks in close-range. Like the HI-32: BU-TT/A pulse blade, this weapon can be charged to increase potency, though with this weapon it also activates powerful combo attacks that sweep the surrounding area.
MA-J-200 Ransetsu-RF – burst rifle
The MA-J-200 Ransetsu-RF is a burst rifle usable in either arm and capable of reliable albeit relatively weak damage. However, this weapon can be charged to fire in burst shots that will let it be a bit more competitive in the damage department. This weapon is best paired with a high-powered weapon like the DF-GR-07 Gou-Chen grenade launcher.
LR-036 Curtis – linear rifle
The LR-036 Curtis is a linear rifle that fires high-speed bolts using electromagnetic propulsion from either arm gear slot. Charging this weapon will unleash even faster and more damaging bolts. Given the high damage potential, this weapon can be great for taking down tougher enemies, including bosses.
HG-003 Coquillett – handgun
The HG-003 Coquillett is a handgun that takes up either the left or right arm gear piece to provide a close-range damage option. With high stopping power, the HG-003 Coquillett handgun is nothing to scoff at, despite its understated appearance. If you’re using a melee weapon like the Vvc-770LB laser blade, this weapon would be a good fit for a close-range build. It’s also very cheap if you’re on a tight budget.
DF-BA-06 Xuan-Ge – bazooka
The DF-BA-06 Xuan-Ge is a bazooka that can be equipped in either arm that delivers high-powered explosive payloads. Plus, with more rounds than most of the competition, this Dafeng Core Industries bazooka is capable of much more sustained damage. No doubt, this weapon will excel at taking down elite enemies and bosses.
BML-G1/P31DUO-02 – dual missile launcher
The BML-G1/P31DUO-02 is a dual missile launcher that can be equipped on your back. Unleashing two powerful missiles that attack enemies in a pincer trajectory, this weapon is great for shutting down enemies’ escapes, especially with multi-lock capabilities.
And that covers all the Armored Core 6 weapons and guns we’ve seen so far. With so much variety in combat, and the jaw-dropping stages to explore, Armored Core 6 could join Elden Ring among the best RPG games, or even one of the best games of all time. In the meantime, why not play one of the best games like Armored Core ahead of the latest release?