In a revelation that can only be described as Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, From Software’s latest mech action game, Armored Core 6: Fires of Rubicon, upped the staggering scale of its signature boss fights. One of its bosses, an imposingly massive walking mining rig mech called the Strider, is actually half the size of The Lands Between open-world map seen in Elden Ring as it towers over the landscape.
As revealed by prominent From Software YouTuber Zullie the Witch, the Strider from Armored Core 6 is an insane 4,953 metres long, though it’s divided into three segments each ranging from 1,300 metres and up. When placed on Elden Ring‘s map, it covers a sizeable portion of the land. If spawned at Castle Morne, the Strider would reach all the way to the Erdtree, essentially covering half the continent.
Players encounter this massive rig in Armored Core 6‘s opening missions, requiring them to essentially break and dismantle each individual part of the mech to bring it down, scaling it from cannons to control hub. It’s less of a traditional From Software boss and more of a moving level on its own that can be traversed.
Here's the rough representation of the Strider's total length. Along with showing how big the Strider is, it also gives an impression of the size of Armored Core 6's maps. pic.twitter.com/rf9flC79le
— Zullie (@ZullieTheWitch) October 2, 2023
Zullie explained to GamesRadar that placing the Strider in Elden Ring was a simple task since Armored Core 6 uses the same engine as the award-winning action-RPG. They affirmed that “everything in Armored Core 6 is modeled accurately to scale” since metres is the default measurement unit in both games. They explained in a tweet:
“The Tarnished in Elden Ring is 1.7 units, the default AC in AC6 is 10 units tall, etc. and that just translates 1:1 with metric. The map in an open-world game should usually be proportionally smaller, just so it’s not a chore to walk around it. Armored Core 6 maps are more like the size you’d expect from actual locations, because you don’t have to travel them on foot.”
If you are planning on picking up Armored Core 6, at least on PlayStation, be aware that the PS4 Pro version of the game runs better on PS5 than the native PS5 version.
Armored Core 6: Fires of Rubicon is now available for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S and PC.
Source: Zullie the Witch