Armored Core 6 Balteus Boss: Tips and Tricks
Are you struggling against the Armored Core 6 Balteus boss? The main villain of the first half of the game, Balteus is a formidable opponent that can tear through your AC in a couple of hits. Its mobility, effectiveness at any range, and shield make it a tricky foe to beat.
Balteus is far from the only boss you’ll face in the free PC game, but it’s arguably the toughest. If you’re struggling against this Balteus boss fight, here are some tips and tricks to help you beat it and continue your journey through the first half of the open-world game.
How to Beat the Balteus Boss
Balteus is highly mobile, effective at any range, and has a pulse shield that needs to be broken before you can damage it. As such, the best way to fight it is to focus on aerial combat and avoid any weapons that hinder your movement.
For this fight, we recommend the Vvc-760PR Plasma Rifle. This long-range weapon does high damage and has high mobility, two things you’ll need for this fight. We’d also recommend equipping homing missile launchers on your shoulders for additional damage.
Other weapons that will work well against Balteus include:
Balteus has a variety of attacks, and you’ll need to avoid or counter them if you want to take it down. It’s also worth noting that it will unleash a Giant Energy Pulse around half of its health, and you’ll need to keep your distance.
Here are all of Balteus’ attacks:
Strategies to Evade Balteus’ Attacks
During Missile Barrage, burst towards Balteus to avoid the missiles.
Stay mobile to dodge shotgun blasts.
Dash when Balteus uses its Shoulder Cannon. You can also use the Pulse Blade to counter after dodging.
When Balteus flies high and stops, it’s about to unleash a Flamethrower Attack or Flaming Scissors. Keep your distance and dash around if necessary to avoid.
Balteus’ fire-based attacks can be ideal to attack while airborne, but you’ll need to dodge first. Jumping can also help you evade any attacks.
That’s everything you need to beat the Armored Core 6 Balteus boss. For more tips on taking on other bosses in the game, check out our guides to the Armored Core 6 Goliath boss and the Armored Core 6 Titan boss.