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Armored Core 6 Has Demanding PC Requirements If You Plan To Enable Its Garage-Exclusive Ray Tracing

All those fancy rays of light can only be contained in your Armored Core garage.


Armored Core 6: Fires of Rubicon is almost here, and with the game sporting some good-looking mech-on-mech action, you'll need some beefy hardware to run From Software's latest game. The first Armored Core game in over a decade, Armored Core 6 requires fairly recent GPUs and plenty of RAM on its minimum settings, although surprisingly, the requirements to run the game on recommended settings aren't that much higher.

At the very least, you'll need 60GB of storage space, at least 12GB of RAM, and a 20-series Nvidia GPU before you can start exploring Rubicon. One thing to note here is that these specs include ray tracing, but that lighting feature is only available in the garage area. The rest of the game will not launch with ray tracing supported in its levels, according to the spec sheet.

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Armored Core 6 minimum PC requirements:

  • Windows 10
  • Intel Core i7-4790K | Intel Core i5-8400 or AMD Ryzen 7 1800X | AMD Ryzen 5 2600
  • 12GB RAM
  • Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060, 6GB, or AMD Radeon RX 6600, 8 GB
  • DirectX: Version 12
  • 60GB storage

Armored Core 6 recommended PC requirements:

  • Windows 10 or 11
  • Intel Core i7-7700 | Intel Core i5-10400, or AMD Ryzen 7 2700X | AMD Ryzen 5 3600
  • 12GB RAM
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 2070, 8GB, or AMD Radeon RX 6650 XT, 8GB, or Intel Arc A770, 16GB
  • DirectX: Version 12
  • 60GB storage

If you're not planning to enable ray tracing, the minimum requirements drop dramatically:

Armored Core 6 minimum PC requirements without ray tracing:

  • Intel Core i5-8600K or AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
  • 12GB RAM
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 960, 4GB, or AMD Radeon RX480, 4GB, or Intel Arc A380, 6GB
  • DirectX12
  • 60GB storage

Armored Core 6 launches on August 25 for PC, PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, and Xbox One, and for a deep dive into how several of the game systems work, you can read up how the game balances Souls-like gameplay with involved mech assembly, how Armored Core 6 has inherited some of Sekiro's signature action, and you can check out some action-packed gameplay.

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