Does Armored Core 6 run on the Steam Deck? Steam Deck verification status & more

Does Armored Core 6 run on the Steam Deck? Steam Deck verification status & more
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Written by 

Morgan Truder


27th Aug 2023 17:14

Armored Core 6 on Steam Deck is an appealing prospect for fans who own the powerful pocket PC. Armored Core 6 is a revival of a classic From Software franchise, and after Elden Ring became the poster child for the Steam Deck, it's no surprise players are looking to do the same.

The Steam Deck is an ideal way to play a game like AC6 with quick, individual missions that can be completed in minutes. Here is everything you need to know about Armored Core 6 on the Steam Deck, including if it is Steam Deck certified.

Does Armored Core 6 run on the Steam Deck?

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Armored Core 6 is Steam Deck verified. Looking at the system requirements, fans were right to assume that the game would be playable on the handheld.

From Software's most recent game before Armored Core 6 was Elden Ring, a game that famously worked very well on the Steam Deck. It stands to reason that Fromsoftware would want to continue that success and ensure that their new game also runs on the machine.

In some ways, Armored Core 6 is the perfect game for the Steam Deck. The game plays out one mission at a time, with players assembling and changing their mechs between missions. The structure of the game is ideal for pick-up-and-play, but there are aspects of the game that are less suited to the small screen.

First of all, the Steam page does point out that, while the game is fully functional on the Steam Deck, some text may be small and difficult to read. Also, the game is extremely fast and frenetic, meaning there may be times when the wild action gets a bit harder to parse on the smaller screen.

That is it for our Armored Core 6 Steam Deck guide. For more on the game, head to our Armored Core 6 homepage, or check out our Armored Core 6 best builds guide.

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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