Armored Core 6 Receives Update 1.03.1, Nerfs Several Meta-Defining Weapons

The era of Songbirds, dual Zimmermans, and Stun Needles might be coming to an end.

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  • Armored Core 6’s regulation update 1.03.1 is now live.
  • The update brings several changes according to the weight of the ACs.
  • The new update also balances several overpowered weapons while buffing many underused ones.

Bandai Namco has rolled out the regulation update 1.03.1 for Armored Core 6: Fires of Rubicon, adjusting several weapons and frame parts. The update also brings much-awaited nerfs to meta weapons, including Songbird and Zimmerman, while buffing underused weapons and frame parts. Several bugs have also been fixed as part of the new update.

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While Armored Core 6 had been receiving frequent updates about every couple of weeks since its launch, a few powerful weapons had escaped any prominent changes. Update 1.03.1 changes that and finally buff several weapons that weren’t used as frequently compared to the other options. The new update has also brought many positive changes that the fans have been looking forward to for a while.

Several changes from Armored Core 6's update 1.03.1 patch notes.
Several changes from Armored Core 6’s update 1.03.1 patch notes.

Another prominent change from the new update was that the ACS Strain, or stagger, dissipates much more quickly on lighter ACs and a bit slower on heavier ACs. Various Boost Speed rates have also been adjusted according to the weight of the ACs, positively balancing the game. EN Consumption has also been increased while hovering with Tetrapod legs.

Several bugs where the attack warning wouldn’t trigger correctly when being targeted with certain shoulder weapons were also fixed. A bug that made weapons fire unintentionally while reloading has also been fixed. The update has also buffed Expansions. The Pulse Protection Expansion now offers increased resilience, while the Terminal Armor Expansion has increased duration.

Several bug fixes from the update 1.03.1 patch notes.
Several bug fixes from the update 1.03.1 patch notes.

Armored Core 6 was launched on August 25, 2023, for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, and PC. The game was developed by FromSoftware and is published by Bandai Namco. The mecha-based game is the 16th installment in the franchise and was released about a decade after the launch of Armored Core: Verdict Day.

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