How do you beat Strider in Armored Core 6? You'll encounter this boss in a Main Mission in Chapter 1 called Destroy the Weaponized Mining Ship. As part of our Armored Core 6 guide, we're going to reveal how to beat Strider.

How Do You Beat Strider in Armored Core 6?

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The best thing about this boss encounter is you've already taken off more than half its health since you destroyed the sub-generators earlier in the Mission. Therefore, this fight becomes a lot easier, but it's still no pushover. You're essentially fighting a huge eye that comes equipped with a laser beam and missiles, both of which you'll want to avoid. You're going to need to get fairly close to the boss in order to lock on and start shooting bullets and missiles, so tread carefully, either dodging in the air or using the ducts in the ground for cover.

Since you need to cover a large distance to even get close to the boss, we strongly recommend using missiles instead of any melee weapons to deal damage. Pop missiles off as soon as they reload and you shouldn't have too much of a problem downing this boss. As long as you pay attention to its laser beam and missiles, avoiding them as much as possible, then it'll go down soon after.

Even if you fail, you'll actually be in a better position than last time. You've got a checkpoint right at the start of the encounter, and your AP and Repair Kits will have been refilled. If you want to make this boss really easy, simply die straight away and then you've got access to more health than you'd ever need.

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