Armored Core 6 system requirements

The Armored Core 6 PC specs suggest you won't need a modern rig to blast off as a mech-based mercenary and do battle on the frontier planet, Rubicon 3.

Armored Core 6 system requirements: a piloted mech suit races across the sands with bright lights behind it.

What are the Armored Core 6 system requirements? You don’t need cutting edge components to suit up in Armored Core 6: Fires of Rubicon, as the mecha shooter runs comfortably on older hardware. However, FromSoftware specifies you’ll need a fair amount of space on your drive to fit the whole adventure on your system.

The Armored Core 6 minimum requirements don’t ask for a top-of-the-line GPU, as you can get by with a pixel pusher on a par with the Nvidia GeForce GTX 960, AMD Radeon RX 480, or Intel Arc A380. The suggested processors are similarly old, so you’ll need to equal or better the performance of an Intel Core i5 8600K or AMD Ryzen 3 3300X, alongside 12GB of RAM. It’s fair to say you won’t need the best gaming CPU to have a blast in your mechanized killing machine.

Here are the Armored Core 6 system requirements:

Minimum Recommended
OS Windows 10 64-bit TBC
CPU Intel Core i5 8600K
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
GPU Nvidia GeForce GTX 960
AMD Radeon RX 480
Intel Arc A380
Storage 65GB TBC

Unfortunately, FromSoftware has declined to provide any Armored Core recommended specs just yet. Whether it’s planning to add them in the future or not, we don’t know. The Steam listing has a column for recommended requirements, it’s just unpopulated, so it’s certainly possible the developer is intending to add them in closer to the Armored Core 6 release date.

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If you’re hoping to pair your high-tech mecha suit with high-tech hardware, check out our guide to the best graphics card on the market right now. Upgrading your GPU is likely to give you the best return on investment if you’re looking to ensure your rig can run Armored Core 6 on medium-to-high settings without major frame rate hiccups.

However, we do know the Armored Core 6 size requirements, and they’re demanding a hefty 65GB of your storage space. You won’t necessarily need the best SSD, as the requirements suggest a hard drive is sufficient. However, if you want to future-proof your rig, we recommend picking up the excellent WD_BLACK SN850X in whatever capacity you can afford.

Typically, Armored Core games take a very different approach to Dark Souls, so we’ll be interested to see whether Armored Core 6 follows the modern FromSoftware game design philosophy emblematized in its most recent action RPGs. If Armored Core 6 sticks to its mechanized guns and follows the usual mecha shooter formula from decades past, it might not scratch the Souls-like itch you’re looking for. Why not check out the best games like Dark Souls if that’s what you’re after?

Take the Armored Core 6 system requirements test over on PCGameBenchmark to answer the question… Can I run Armored Core 6?