Armored Core 6 Trophy Guide & How to Get Platinum

Armored Core 6 Trophy Guide & How to Get Platinum

Armored Core 6 has had players hooked since its initial release. But despite all of the hype that has surrounded the latest installment of the iconic series developed by FromSoftware, there are quite a fair number of trophies to work on for my fellow platinum hunters out there. There’s more to just building your AC for the perfect mech.

In this Armored Core 6 Trophy Guide, we’ll tell you everything you need to know about getting the Platinum trophy for the third-person mech shooter title. However, do note that the context below contains some spoilers pertaining to the game’s story, missions, and collectibles.

There are 30 trophies to collect in Armored Core 6 Fires of Rubicon:

  • 1 Platinum Trophy
  • 5 Gold Trophies
  • 10 Silver Trophies
  • 14 Bronze Trophies

Armored Core 6 Trophy List

Platinum Trophy

  • Armored Core: Acquired all trophies

Gold Trophies

  • Stargazer: Cleared all missions
  • The Perfect Mercenary: Cleared all missions with an S Rank rating
  • Master of Arena: Cleared all Arena programs
  • Tuning Expert: Performed all OS upgrades
  • Asset Holder: Obtained all parts

Silver Trophies

  • The Fires of Raven: Reached ending: “The Fires of Raven”
  • Liberator of Rubicon: Reached Good ending: “Liberator of Rubicon”
  • Alea lacta Est: Reached True ending: “Alea lacta Est”
  • Weapon Collector: Obtained all weapon parts
  • External Parts Collector: Obtained all frame parts
  • Internal Parts Collector: Obtained all inner parts
  • Expansion Collector: Obtained all Core Expansions
  • Combat Log Collector: Obtained all combat logs
  • Data Log Collector: Obtained ten data logs
  • Testing Complete: Cleared all combat aptitude evaluation programs in the Arena

Bronze Trophies

  • Illegal Entry: Cleared mission: “Illegal Entry”
  • Operation Wallclimber: Cleared mission: “Operation Wallclimber”
  • Contact: Cleared mission: “Attack the Watchpoint”
  • Ocean Crossing: Cleared mission: “Ocean Crossing”
  • A New Threat: Cleared mission: “Attack the Old Spaceport”
  • Ayre and the Coral: Cleared mission: “Destroy the Ice Worm”
  • Into Unknown Territory: Cleared mission: “Underground Exploration – Depths 3”
  • Re-education: Cleared mission: “Reach the Coral Convergence”
  • The Floating City: Cleared mission: “Take the Uninhabited Floating City”
  • MIA: Cleared mission: “MIA”
  • Training Complete: Cleared all training programs
  • Hardware Engineer: Assembled an AC
  • Software Engineer: Upgraded your AC’s OS
  • Graphic Designer: Changed the coloration of your AC

Aiming for Platinum in Armored Core 6 can be a time-consuming process, as some trophies require you to do multiple playthroughs, with some being exclusive to the game’s New Game+ and New Game++ features.

The game consists of 59 unique missions, some of which feature branching storylines that can lead to one of three different endings. Picking one of the various missions to play will lead you to select the kind of ending you wish to see; doing so will make the other choices unavailable to you. You specifically need three playthroughs in order to clear all missions and unlock the gold Stargazer trophy, including most of the bronze mission-clearing trophies.

There are several trophies in the game as well that call for collecting a variety of AC parts. This includes the Asset Holder, Weapon, and Parts Collector trophies, which are tied to one another. These parts are usually hidden inside containers or chests that are spread across the various missions from Chapter 2 onward. You can either use our guide to reveal the location of all hidden parts in Armored Core 6 or equip a head part with high scan distance stats to find them one by one.

Armored Core 6 also features combat logs and data logs. None of these collectibles are missable since you have the privilege to replay missions and get back to most areas on New Game+. Certain opponents hold combat logs, and only by defeating them can you gain access to the logs. To earn credit towards the Combat Log Collector Trophy, you must complete the mission afterward. Meanwhile, data logs can be collected from destroyed ACs, and this gets you the Data Log Collector Trophy (which only needs 10 to unlock). If you manage to complete Mission 15, you will have received ten logs from the story that you can scan to reveal a text log containing bonus story content.

Other trophies, such as Master of Arena, Testing Complete, and Training Complete, are related to a system in the game called programs, which are unlocked automatically as you progress through the story. You basically have to complete the training mission programs to obtain the Training Complete trophy. When it comes to arena programs, you’ll have to fight against a wide range of opponents on an arena across multiple playthroughs.

You can also earn OS upgrades by defeating opponents in arenas. The Tuning Expert and Software Engineer trophies, for example, require this. However, completing the first run won’t earn you enough currency to buy all of the upgrades. After completing New Game+, you’ll get access to a new arena vital to completing the final set of OS upgrades. These enhancements should not be ignored, since they pave the way toward earning S-Rank ratings on all missions, provided the appropriate AC build is used.

Armored Core 6 Trophies

And that’s everything we have right now on getting the Platinum trophy for Armored Core 6. You might as well do an entire playthrough of the game using our Top 10 Best Armored Core 6 Builds in mind. Good luck out there, trophy hunters.

Armored Core 6 is now available on PC, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.