Armored Core 6 difficulty settings

If you’re getting your mechanized butt handed to you more often than not, you’ll want to know whether you can change the Armored Core 6 difficulty settings.

Can you change the Armored Core 6 difficulty settings? FromSoftware games are hard. The creators of Dark Souls appear to take pleasure in just how difficult their games can get, giving players full autonomy over whether to take on a fight or come back when they’re much stronger. Will Armored Core 6 be the same, or can you turn it way down to easy from the beginning?

Now that the Armored Core 6 release date is here, some of the more timid ones (us) are wondering whether we’ll be able to get out of the starting area. There’s no shame in being a little afraid of the Armored Core 6 bosses we’ll face on the way – we’re just hoping that every other game like Dark Souls prepped us for what we’re going to come up against.

Armored Core 6: a mech with a single red laser coming from its neck area.

Can you change the difficulty in Armored Core 6?

Armored Core 6 only has one difficulty setting which cannot be changed. There’s no option to change the difficulty from a menu to make the game easier or more difficult.

In an interview at the Taipei Game Show, producer Yasutaka Ogura stated that the changing of your mech parts, and the customization of your build “is the key to overcoming difficulties within the game.” Previous Armored Core games had a system whereby the difficulty would automatically adjust if you died a few times attempting the same section, or boss, but we don’t know if Armored Core 6 will implement the same feature.

Well, in time-honored tradition, it looks like we’re all going to have to get good if we want to overcome what looks to be a pretty serious Armored Core 6 difficulty level. One thing you can beat this early on is the Armored Core 6 system requirements, and if you’re crafting your mech builds, we have every Armored Core 6 leg type here. Last but not least, it might be worth trying to get your head around the Armored Core 6 story before you find yourself in the middle of a war. If you need some extra help, don’t forget to check out our Armored Core 6 best builds to create an unstoppable mech.