Does Armored Core 6 have crossplay & cross-platform progression?

Does Armored Core 6 have crossplay & cross-platform progression?
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Written by 

Morgan Truder


29th Aug 2023 15:30

We've got everything you need to know about crossplay in Armored Core 6, so you can find out if you can play with your friends on other networks, and whether there is cross-platform progression too.

While Armored Core 6 is not strictly a Soulslike game, it does have that classic FromSoftware emphasis on combat that will have you desperate to test your skills against your friends. The game has a few different multiplayer options and an extensive emblem and decal creator, but that might be worthless to you if you can't share those experiences with your friends on other platforms.

Thankfully, we've got all of the answers you'll need below, so make sure to continue reading to find out all about the Armored Core 6 crossplay and cross-platform progression options right now.

Does Armored Core 6 have crossplay?

Combat between two mechs in Armored Core 6
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Unfortunately, Armored Core 6 does not feature crossplay in any form, meaning that every single platform has its own dedicated matchmaking system. This extends even within the same system family, so you won't be able to connect PS5 to PS4 or Xbox Series X|S to Xbox One, for example.

There is also frustratingly no crossplay when it comes to Share ID codes either, which are what you use to upload and download emblems, decals, and AC data from other players. This is rather frustrating as they have no reason to be platform-locked, so make sure to check whether the code is from your platform before trying to use it.

Does Armored Core 6 have cross-platform progression?

Image of weapons firing in Armored Core 6
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Much like crossplay, there is unfortunately no cross-platform progression in Armored Core 6, meaning your saves are locked to the platform that they were originally played on. While this is unsurprising when it comes to migrating saves from PlayStation to Xbox or PC, it is frustrating that you won't be able to keep your saves when moving from previous-gen consoles to current-gen either.

At least that gives you a reason to start the game all over again, and perhaps go for one of the other endings that are available to you. Who knows? You might even work your way towards getting all of the achievements too.

That’s all there is to know about Armored Core 6 having crossplay or cross-platform progression. Don't let that put you off the game though, as our glowing review certainly sings the praises of FromSoftware's return to the mech series.

Make sure to also check out our Armored Core 6 homepage, as we've got loads of guides that you can read to improve your skills in-game.

Morgan Truder
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Morgan Truder
Morgan is one of the Guides Writers at GGRecon. He first started writing about games for fun whilst doing his BA (Hons) in History and Film. Since then he has turned this passion into a career and was previously an Editor at VideoGamer before joining GGRecon. Despite enjoying all sorts of games, he can often be found playing Football Manager, Red Dead Redemption 2 or Sekiro.
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