Armored Core 6 Smart Cleaner boss fight: How to beat & best build
The Armored Core 6 Smart Cleaner fight is a tricky battle early in Chapter 2. Armored Core 6 has a wide variety of bosses, while some are incredibly tough, others can be blindingly fast.
The Smart Cleaner is an imposing enemy, but one with some glaring weak spots. Here is our guide for the best build and how to beat the Armored Core 6 Smart Cleaner.
- Find out more about bosses with our full list of Armored Core 6 bosses in order
How to beat Smart Cleaner in Armored Core 6: Strategy & tips
The Smart Cleaner is a giant bulldozer-like bot with massive grinders and smokestack like a volcano on its back. It is large and aggressive, and also incredibly tough. Thankfully, its thick armour has weak points that we can exploit.
If you have ever played a video game before, you might have already spotted the weakness in the Smart Cleaner before the fight even begins. Yes, everything that glows gold is a weak spot, meaning that is where you need to shoot. The opening in the front, the opening at the top of the chimney on its back, and even the grinders themselves are all worthy targets.
The Smart Cleaner's primary offence comes from the grinders, meaning so long as you keep your distance you are fairly safe. It has ranged attacks, like spitting molten material out of its stack, but for the most part it is ineffectual at range.
As such, our recommendation is to take to the skies and rain death from above. It can do almost nothing to you in the air, and one of the best ways to do damage is to fire missiles directly down its chimney.
- Check out our list of the best builds in Armored Core 6 for more tips
Best build for Smart Cleaner fight in Armored Core 6
Here are the parts that you'll want to equip if you're looking for the best mech for Smart Cleaner in Armored Core 6:
|R-ARM||DF-BA-06 (Rocket Launcher)|
|L-ARM||DF-BA-06 (Rocket Launcher)|
|R-BACK||BML-G1/P20MLT-04 (Missile Launcher)|
|L-BACK||BML-G1/P20MLT-04 (Missile Launcher)|
|HEAD||HC-2000 FINDER EYE|
For this build, we recommend going with the Tetrapod legs. They allow you to float almost endlessly in the air, keeping you out of almost all danger from the Smart Cleaner.
With those, you can just rain down shots from your rockets and missiles until the Smart Cleaner bites the dust.
That is it for our Armored Core 6 Smart Cleaner boss fight guide. For more on the game, head to our Armored Core 6 homepage, or check out our Armored Core 6 Ibis boss fight guide.