How do you beat Smart Cleaner in Armored Core 6? You'll find this boss at the end of the Main Mission called Infiltrate Grid 086, which opens Chapter 2. As part of our Armored Core 6 guide, we're going to reveal how to beat Smart Cleaner.

How Do You Beat Smart Cleaner in Armored Core 6?

Armored Core 6: How to Beat Smart Cleaner Guide 1
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The Smart Cleaner is slow but powerful, and the good thing for you is it's that lacking mobility that makes staying in the air the best approach for this encounter. With huge razorblades for arms and lava it can pour onto the ground, the boss has the ground and close range covered. Of course, avoid these attacks by keeping your distance and dodging at the right time.

Smart Cleaner has two points you can attack: the chimney on top of it and a small, red vent on its chest. The former is easy to reach while the latter isn't. With rockets, bullets, and melee attacks, we recommend focusing on the chimney to fill the stagger gauge, and then once it goes down in the red, land on the ground to attack the vent. This is the boss' weakest spot, so maximise your damage during this small window of opportunity.

When it's lost roughly one-third of its health, the Smart Cleaner will become a lot more aggressive. One attack to note is when it raises its two saw-like arms into the air. To dodge this attack, Assault Boost right through the middle of them. Then, continue to target the chimney to build up the stagger gauge and work on its health bar via the red vent when the opportunity opens up.

Did you find this guide for how to beat Smart Cleaner useful? For more information on Armored Core 6, including Boss Fight Strategies, check out our Armored Core 6 guide through the link.