- Armored Core 6 patch v1.02 has nerfed three of the most challenging main bosses.
- Fans aren’t happy with these nerfs and are glad that they were able to fight the pre-nerf versions of these bosses.
- Fans are also expressing their disappointment regarding the nerfs over social media.
The latest Armored Core 6: Fires of Rubicon patch v1.02 has sparked some controversy by nerfing three of the main bosses: BALTEUS, SEA SPIDER, and IB-01: CEL240. The majority of the fans aren’t too happy with these recent adjustments and have taken to social media to express their opinions about the changes in difficulty.
First the nerf for Starscourge Radahn being too hard of a optional boss fight in Elden Ring and now we have Armored Core 6 patch nerfing three of the bosses of Chapter 1,2 and 4. Honestly I'm not surprised Fromsoftware go with this because the criticism but its just "Skill Issue" pic.twitter.com/wp04TLndX2
— F2P Majin🔞 (New Season) (@nicholaswoodes1) September 12, 2023
FromSoftware also nerfed Radahn, an optional boss fight from Elden Ring, a while after its launch. The pre-nerf Radahn was an exhilarating, intense, and difficult fight. However, after the nerf, the optional boss became much less difficult and less challenging, making fans who had fought him pre-nerf slightly disappointed with the overall changes. But FromSoftware released an update afterward, making the boss a challenge once again.
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dude im so ******* pissed, it sucks being broke and having to get new games a bit late because I didn't get to fight pre-nerf radahn, and Now I don't get to fight balteus as he was originally designed. I don't like this new direction From is taking with outright nerfing bosses https://t.co/3DmwSvJWX0
— Aphelia (@vocaphelia) September 12, 2023
Armored Core 6’s bosses weren’t difficult without reason. The infamously huge difficulty spike BALTEUS helped by preparing players for further difficult challenges that were yet to come. Besides BALTEUS, the SEA SPIDER and IB-01: CEL240 were also fun and challenging fights pre-nerf. However, with the right build, you could still thrash these bosses with ease.
I love how there are exactly 3 legit really hard bosses in armored core 6 (relative to your progression on your first run) and the first official patch nerfed two of them and made one that was already easy, easier
— JD (@josdabayona) September 11, 2023
While many fans were disappointed with the recent changes, some were grateful for the nerfs as it made it easy for them to progress through the story. This also raises another question of whether toning down the difficulty of the game and making it more accessible for the audience was the right move by FromSoftware or not.
Armored Core 6 was released on 25 August for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X, and PC. Armored Core 6, developed by FromSoftware and published by Bandai Namco, comes about a decade after Armored Core 5 and features excellent customization options for fans.
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