Can’t Get Past the Ice Worm in Armored Core 6? Here’s Everything to Know to Win the Boss Fight

Published 09/05/2023, 10:32 AM EDT

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Armored Core 6 is taking the internet by storm. The latest entry to the mecha-combat franchise by FromSoftware has been released 11 years after Armored Core 5. Despite many fans complaining that the game is incredibly difficult to pick up, that hasn’t slowed down its sales. Fans have already spent hundreds of hours in Armored Core 6 trying to master the game’s dynamics. While the game is very different in style, the signature FromSoftware gameplay is very much present in Armored Core 6.

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It hasn’t gone past players that the game feels a lot like Elden Ring, last year’s Game of the Year by the same devs. Hence, it’s no surprise that the boss fights in Armored Core 6 are also proving to be very difficult for players. Defeating the Ice Worm boss has proven to be an arduous challenge for players. Here, a detailed guide is provided to aid in conquering this wriggly boss from Armored Core 6.

The Ice Worm: A Mighty Adversary

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In Armored Core 6, every boss has multiple strategies for victory, granting players the flexibility to adapt their chosen approach. Additionally, while most bosses have vulnerabilities throughout their body, the Ice Worm, in contrast, appears to only succumb to damage when its facial area is struck. Encounter with the Ice Worm boss occurs within Chapter 3, unfolding as part of the “Destroy the Ice Worm” mission. It’s imperative to arrive prepared with beefy armaments and a suitable setup before you face off against the writhing worm; failure to do so could put a stop to your advancement in the game.

First of all, you’ll need to have the VE-60SNA Stun Needle Launcher in Armored Core 6 when you face the Ice Worm. But lucky for you, completing the prior mission will ensure the weapon is unlocked by the time you’re fighting the boss in Chapter 3. The Stun Needle is your best bet to make sure the Ice Worm is disoriented as you try to get more damage on the slithery monster. So, have it equipped. Also, make sure you have more high-damage weapons in your arsenal, or else your chances against this boss are slim. High-damage weapons are the only way the Ice Worm will fall before your feet.

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Now, let’s move on to how you should subdue the Ice Worm after having it stunned. Remember, like any vermin, the Ice Worm is also fidgety and won’t stay still for too long. So take your time and wait for it to stop moving. Once it has decided to take a rest, shoot it straight in the face with the Needle Launcher. The Launcher takes a while to get warmed up after you’ve activated it. So leading your first few shots is a good idea. Get that massive piece of metal on your shoulder, aim for the Worm’s face and blast through its shields.

This specific mission of Armored Core 6 has a damage check. You will automatically fail the mission if the game decides your weapons aren’t up to the task of defeating the Ice Worm. But on the other hand, the good thing about the mission is that you won’t be distracted by the Ice Worm’s minions: you’ll have your own pawns who will take care of them.

What to do after getting the shield down?

Once you’ve cracked that Ice Worm’s icy defenses in Armored Core 6, brace yourself for some assistance from your buddies on the mission! One of your trusty pals will unleash a jaw-dropping railgun blast right at the Ice Worm, causing the colossal creature to do a little freeze dance of shock. Now’s your chance to shine, my friend! Take careful aim and let those shots fly straight into the worm’s astonished mug.

Remember, this is the golden moment for boss-bothering, as it’s the only time this slimy behemoth feels the sting. Just keep in mind, this amazing railgun redux is a thrice, maybe four-times tops, deal. So, make each shot count like it’s the last slice of pizza at a party!

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Use your high-damage weapons to bring the fight to the Ice Worm in Armored Core 6. All the while you’re trying to beat the mission, make sure your only target is the beast’s face. You’ll also have more than enough ammo for the mission. So make sure every shot counts since the Needle Launcher does bring pretty hefty damage with its shots.

So, that is all about getting past the Ice Worm in Armored Core 6. In case you feel like your current weapon doesn’t have a significant effect on your foe, you can always head over to the shop to get yourself a bigger one. Having a higher damage output weapon in your arsenal is always a good thing. Furthermore, since some players are already comparing the game to the likes of Elden Ring, we do believe having something destructive to you during the mission will ultimately be a good thing.

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If you’ve already been playing Armored Core 6, share your thoughts on the game so far with us in the comments.

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