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How to Beat the Smart Cleaner in Armored Core 6: Fires of Rubicon

Learn how to beat the fearsome Smart Cleaner in Armored Core 6: Fires of Rubicon

You’ve battled your way through a tough-ish mission, and just when you think you’re done Armored Core 6: Fire of Rubicon presents you with the Smart Cleaner, a fearsome looking machine that charges straight for you. Like many bosses in the game, it can be an absolute pain to beat if your mech isn’t up to the job. So, how do you beat the Smart Cleaner in Armored Core 6: Fires of Rubicon?

A huge machine with two powerful grinding arms, the Smart Cleaner is deadly if it gets close to you. At the start of the fight, you best bet is to jump and gain some height so you can avoid its charge. After that, focus your fire on what is essentially its mouth – attacking elsewhere doesn’t seem to do much at all.

As you’ll find with all bosses in the game, staggering the Smart Cleaner is key to dealing lots of damage and eventually defeating it. For that, we recommend missiles. Lot of missiles. If your mech can carry them, equip the launchers that fire 10 missiles at a time on your shoulders. We also equipped the launchers that fire 4 missiles in each hand. Keep your distance from the Smart Cleaner and keep firing when you have a clear shot at its mouth. When it charges, jump, gain height, and fly over it. Rinse and repeat until it’s destroyed.

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