Armored Core 6 Players Are Making Animations Using Decals

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There was a very real risk that Armored Core 6 might be lost in the shuffle, launching between Game of the Year contenders Baldur’s Gate 3 and Starfield. Thankfully, that hasn’t happened. Hardened fans of the series and newcomers alike are committed to the game with some of the more artistic among you using its in-depth decal creator to knock up some pretty impressive artwork. Some of that artwork is even animated.


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That’s right, if you thought the Minecraft Steve mech and Ghostbusters logo were impressive, wait until you get a load of this. Shared by sanzui104 on X, the Armored Core player has created 30 somewhat similar decals so that when you quickly scroll through, it looks like the character in them is running toward the camera. That character happens to be Gundam’s Orga Itsuka. Not connected to Armored Core in any way, but certainly not the most out-there decal I’ve seen in the game so far.

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The whole point of decals is so you can make your mech look as unique to you as possible. Despite the sheer number of ways you can do that, the decal creator might well be the deepest customization option available. Each decal can include up to 100 elements, hence the ability to create just about anything with them. However, I’m not sure FromSoftware ever envisioned the game’s decal creator being used to make a short animation.

Considering the limited time Armored Core 6 has been on the market – it hasn’t even been two weeks yet – this is almost definitely just the first step on a long and impressive journey. It took less than 24 hours for people to make an astonishingly accurate replica of the Elden Ring logo, so it was only going to be a matter of time until Armored Core’s decal makers got bored of the inanimate options and cranked things up to the next level. Sort of like when you think speedrunners have done everything they could possibly do with a game and then they pop a blindfold on.

Armored Core 6 falls into that category in more ways than one. Not only have people already started making animations using its decals, but it took two days for someone to beat the game using nothing but their fists. If Armored Core, in typical FromSoftware fashion, has been a little challenging for you so far, there’s a mod for that. A mod that adds an easy mode to the game. There have also already been hints more Armored Core is on the way. Hopefully there won’t be an 11-year wait between installments this time.

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