Armored Core 6: BEST Early Weapons (Top 8)

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The early game of Armored Core 6 has not been forgiving for some fans, thanks to its brutalizing difficulty. Hence, players looking for all the help they can find must also know about all the Armored Core 6 BEST Early weapons that can give them an extra edge in battle.

Key Takeaways

  • The DF-BA-06-XUAN- GE, Iridium, and HI-32: BU-TT/A are three of the best close-range weapons in the early game of Armored Core 6.
  • The MA-J-200 RANSETSU-RF, DF-GA-08 HU-BEN, and VVC-760PR, on the other hand, can be considered the best long-range weapons in the early game.
  • Shifting attention to the back units, the VP-60LCS and BML-G1 P31DUO-02 deserve to be called the best.
  • Some of these parts in Armored Core 6 are available to purchase from the get-go, while others can only be unlocked after completing specific missions.

BEST Early Weapons In Armored Core 6

I have prepared a table enlisting the stats of all the Armored Core 6 BEST Early Weapons.

Name Attack Power Impact Total Rounds/ Consecutive Strikes EN Load Weight
DF-BA-06-XUAN- GE (Bazooka) 895 980 78 240 5480
Iridium 1090 991 20 290 2020
MA-J-200 RANSETSU-RF (Burst Rifle) 194 245 375 158 4210
DF-GA-08 HU-BEN (Gatling Gun) 25 25 1300 425 5800
VVC-760PR (Plasma Rifle) 936 384 90 490 3360
HI-32: BU-TT/A (Pulse Blade) 963 710 2 213 1800
VP-60LCS (Laser Cannon) 925 500 32 683 5190
BML-G1 P31DUO-02 (Missle Launcher) 122×4 76×4 124 182 1900

1. DF-BA-06-XUAN-GE (Bazooka)

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DF-BA-06-XUAN-GE (Image Captured by eXputer)
Attack Power 895
Impact 980
Total Rounds 78
Weight 5480
EN Load 240

Let me start my list with a bang(literally) with the DF-BA-06-XUAN- GE Bazooka. The Bazooka is an absolute powerhouse in close-range combat and is the best weapon I used quite a lot in the early game of Armored Core 6 because it provides heavy impact damage that makes enemies stagger much more quickly.

  • In certain scenarios, I even equipped this weapon on both hands and blew up the opposing mechs left and right. 
  • At other times, I kept a burst rifle equipped in my right hand, which I will get to in a while.

Players can purchase the DF-BA-06-XUAN-GE from the Parts Shop of the Garage for COAM 70,000 , making it one the best and least costly early-game weapons in Armored Core 6.

2. Iridium (Grenade Launcher)

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Iridium (Image Credit: eXputer)
Attack Power 1090
Impact 991
Total Rounds 20
Weight 2020
EN Load 290

Players can consider the Iridium as the Bazooka but better. However, unlike the Bazooka, it doesn’t have a complicated name and will not unlock as early as the Bazooka. It is also quite expensive, so if you wish to use explosive weapons, then you should keep using the Bazooka until you have unlocked the Iridium and have enough COAM to purchase it.

While the Iridium has less round capacity than the Bazooka, its attack power and blast radius are nothing to scoff at. Players can purchase the Iridium from the Parts Shop of the Garage for COAM 214,000.

3. MA-J-200 RANSETSU-RF (Burst Rifle)

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MA-J-200 RANSETSU-RF (Image Taken by Us)
Attack Power 194
Impact 245
Total Rounds 375
Weight 4210
EN Load 158

The MA-J-200 RANSETSU-RF is a burst rifle that consumes kinetic ammo. I mostly used this weapon alongside my Bazooka in the very early game for long-range combat. 

  • It is a reliable weapon for both damage and Impact.
  • It can be charged to fire burst rounds.

The Burst Rifle and Bazooka combination certainly made the early game missions a bit more manageable as it allowed me to shoot my enemies as I approached them, and when I got close enough, I just blew them up with my Bazooka as the cherry on top. Players can purchase the MA-J-200 RANSETSU-RF at the part shop of the Garage for COAM 105,000.

4. DF-GA-08 HU-BEN (Gatling Gun)

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DF-GA-08 HU-BEN (Image Credit: eXputer)
Attack Power 25
Impact 25
Total Rounds 1300
Weight 5800
EN Load 425

The Gatling Gun is one of the heavy hitters on this Armored Core 6 BEST Early weapons list. Don’t let its low damage and impact damage fool you, though, as it quickly adds up thanks to its overwhelmingly rapid-fire performance. The only tip I’ll give is to go wild with this weapon.

However, this weapon will not be available to unlock from the get-go as players would first need to finish the Attack The Waypoint mission from Chapter 1. Once that is finished, players can purchase it from the Part Shop for 170,000 COAM.

5. VVC-760PR (Plasma Rifle)

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VVC-760PR (Image Taken by eXputer)
Attack Power 936
Impact 384
Total Rounds 90
Weight 3360
EN Load 490

This is one of my personal favorite rifles and early-game weapons in Armored Core 6. Equipping the VVC-760PR plasma rifle on both hands can turn you into a force to be reckoned with, as it enables you to melt away the opposing mech’s health with ease. 

  • Aside from that, charging this weapon can allow your plasma fire to scatter, creating multiple explosions.
  • The plasma explosion also creates an area of effect where the opposing mechs will gain damage for a brief amount of time.

In order to unlock this Plasma Rifle, players would need to complete the chapter 1 missions- Attack the Dam Complex and Destroy the Weaponized Mining Ship. Then, it will be available for purchase at the Parts Shop for 202,000 COAM.

6. HI-32: BU-TT/A (Pulse Blade)

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HI-32: BU-TT/A (Image Credit: eXputer)
Attack Power 963
Impact 710
Consecutive Hits 2
Weight 1800
EN Load 213

The Pulse Blade is for the melee enthusiast of Armored Core 6. It is your standard melee weapon that can be considered a powerhouse in close-range combat if you are comfortable with getting really close to your enemies. But, with Attack Power higher than the Bazooka, the HI-32: BU-TT/A is not a weapon to be underestimated.

This weapon is given to the players automatically at the beginning of Armored Core 6.

7. VP-60LCS (Laser Cannon)

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VP-60LCS (Image Captured by Us)
Attack Power 925
Impact 500
Total Rounds 32
Weight 5190
EN Load 683

The VP-60LCS has enough potential to cause havoc in the early game when used correctly and is deserving of the title of one of the best early weapons of Armored Core 6. Equip two VP-60LCS cannons on the back alongside the VVC-760PR on both hands, and you got yourself a mech every enemy will fear in the early game.

Players can also charge the Laser Cannon to further amplify its power, and it can be purchased from the Parts Shop of the Garage for COAM 147,000.

8. BML-G1 P31DUO-02 (Missile Launcher)

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BML-G1 P31DUO-02 (Image Taken by Us)
Attack Power 122×4
Impact 76×4
Total Rounds 124
Weight 1900
EN Load 182

The BML-G1 P31DUO-02 is a back unit like the VP-60LCS Laser Cannon. It is a fantastic missile launcher with the ability to multi-lock and is an ideal missile launcher for lightweight builds in the early game.

Back to the point, thanks to its pincer trajectory, your enemies are going to have a hard time evading the missiles. Players can purchase the BML-G1 P31DUO-02 from the Part Shops for 144,000, a bit pricy but well worth it.

And with that, my guide on the best early-game weapons in Armored Core 6 comes to an end. We have guides prepared on Smart Cleaner, Cel240, Ice Worm, HC Helicopter, Sea Spider, and Balteus in case you are struggling with one of these bosses. Or consider reading this subreddit post where players are sharing what are their go-to weapons. But that is all from me.

If you think I’ve missed a weapon worth mentioning, then let me know in the comment section below.

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