Armored Core: Nexus

Strategy Guide/Walkthrough/FAQ

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  • First person mode

    Reach a 100% completion rating in the Revolution Disk. Then, pause the game, hold Select and press Start to resume in a first person view.

  • Completion bonuses

    Successfully complete the game in EVO mode to unlock the "Free Arena" and "Free Missions" options and Left Hand Karasawa when your cleared save game is loaded. Note: Three Free Missions will only appear by failing a certain mission, as follows:

      Free Mission 4: Intentionally fail the Missile Efficiency Test mission, then play the next Kisaragi mission.

      Free Mission 5: Intentionally fail the first two Mirage missions, then play the next Mirage mission.

      Free Mission 22: Intentionally fail the Remove Kisaragi Investigation Unit mission, then repeat that mission again.

  • Bonus emblems

    Earn an "A" rank in all missions in the indicated episode to unlock the corresponding emblem:

      Crescent Moon: Episode 4
      Danger: Episode 9
      Dark Rider: Episode 12
      Fefnir: Episode 8
      Fenrir: Episode 5
      Milicona: Episode 13
      Necron: Episode 14
      Nineball: Episode 2
      Pink Cat: Episode 3
      Rave: Episode 11
      Tofuku-Go: Episode 6
      Shadow: Episode 10
      Silver Wolf: Episode 7
      Sledge Hammer: Episode 15

  • Hidden part in Training Exercise Versus AC mission

    Win the fight against Genobee to get the Finger (for barrel machine gun) for the right arm.

  • Hidden part in Attack Mirage Transports mission

    Destroy every transport to get a wide and shallow FCS.

  • Hidden part in Eliminate Rogue Engineer mission

    Go to where the majority of the MTs are located, then fly up onto the first "bridge". Go to the right side and press Circle to get the part. Note: You must be on a slightly lower elevation than the part in order to grab it. Additionally, go past the MTs into the canyon. On the bridges above you will find the CR-WH98GL Arm unit R. It is a small grenade rifle that can be hangered.

  • Hidden part in Ruga Canyon: Destroy All Enemies mission

    To get the CR-WH98GL (R arm small grenade rifle), go forward until you see the three MTs. You will also see two pipes above you. One of them has this part. A good booster AC is required.

  • Hidden part in Ruga Canyon: Destroy OAE Investigation Team mission

    To get the CR-WR81R52 (R-arm rapid fire sniper rifle), go in the direction that the monorail is traveling. On the other side of the bridge (the one the monorail is on and the direction it is going; and it is also on the top part of the bridge), you will see the part.

  • Hidden part in Ravens Ark: Test With A Crest AC (Genobee) mission

    To get the WHO3M-FINGER (R arm quad shot machine gun), defeat Genobee in 55 seconds or less.

  • Hidden part in Ravens Ark: Missile Test (Kisaragi) mission

    To get the JITEN (L arm solid shield), dodge as many missiles as possible.

  • Hidden part in Ravens Ark: New Model MT Efficiency Test mission (Crest)

    To get the CR-WH69H (L arm pistol), survive the test with three minutes or more then let the MTs destroy you. Note: If you hide for three minutes it will not count. Use a mobile AC.

  • Hidden part in Abex Plain: Guard Mirage Aircraft mission

    To get the HOHSHI (inside ECM part), on the other side of the aircraft you will see two piles of metal boxes. Destroy the one on the left and collect the part.

  • Hidden part in Abex Plain: Support OAE Invasion mission

    To get the E0SMG-ROE2 (extension, ammo for right arm laser rifles, 24 ammo total), destroy the hangars (small black buildings) until you find it.

  • Hidden part in Bayload City: Remove Special Force mission

    Note: This is the mission in which you meet Genobee. To get the CODON (optional part, increases turning speed), face northwest and look up. On the wall, you will see two doors. The one with white lights above it has the part.

  • Hidden part in Bayload City: Eliminate Crest AC (Red Star) mission

    To get the WB31B-PEGASUS (back boosters), destroy the AC in 50 seconds or less.

  • Hidden part in Bayload City: Secure Escape Route mission

    To get the L arm, enhanced blade wave part, by the first pillar (the things that are like arches above the road), you will see two destroyed transports. Destroy the yellow one and get the part.

  • Hidden part in Bayload City: Infiltrate Warehouse mission

    To get the A04-BABOON (good defense arms), successfully complete the mission.

  • Hidden part in Bayload City: Remove City Defense (In Sewer) mission

    To get the IWATO (extension energy shields), successfully complete the mission, make sure Mirage points are low, and do not do a lot of Mirage mission up to this point.

  • Hidden part in Bayload City: Destroy Mirage Transports mission

    To get the COWRY (wide and shallow FCS, good targeting but slow lock on time), do not let a single transport survive.

  • Hidden part in Bayload City: Eliminate Crest AC (Genobee) mission

    To get the CR-WA91MSM (micro missile arms), defeat Genobee in 70 seconds or less.

  • Hidden part in Lectus Plain: Defend Fuel Base missions

    To get the LNO1-SEAL (hover legs), make sure all the fuel tanks survive. Use an accurate and powerful weapon. To get CF-LF71 (small biped), you must have high Crest points.

  • Hidden part in Lectus Plain: Destroy Crest Rebels mission

    To get the CR-A88FG (arms, lightest in existence), clear the mission. Make sure you have a strong AC and a lot of ammunition. You must face three ACs.

  • Hidden part in Lectus Plain: Destroy OAE VIP mission

    To get the CR-WR88RS3 (R arm, high power sniper rifle), complete the Attack Crest Supply Convoy mission, then you can do this mission. Make sure you have night vision.

  • Hidden part in Kolios Lake: Payback mission

    Note: This is an Ark mission; destroying Mirage base after Mirage betrays you. To get the KUJAKU (generator, high heat, but good energy, and heavy), take out four missile launchers and ten enemies. The missile launchers are the black gun-like objects.

  • Hidden part in Marea Desert: ECM Phenomenon mission

    To get the LN04-WALRUS2 (hover legs, enhanced seal legs), the AC must be there and clear the mission (which includes destroying the AC).

  • Hidden part in Nucleo Area: Destroy Power In Mining Facility mission

    To get the CR-H9SEE (head, good radar, and light), when you destroy the first generator, find the room where the second one is located. When you enter the room, you will see a pile of boxes on a platform (the one beneath you as soon as you enter the room). Destroy the boxes and get the part.

  • Hidden part in Nucleo Area: Prevent Weapon Initiation mission

    To get the WHO4HL-KRSW (L-arm Karasawa, high power laser rifle), defeat the Nineball AC/MT in 30 seconds or less. A mobile AC with power is required.

  • Revolution Disc hidden parts

      Episode 1: Reverse Side

      CR-194DD2 (inside decoy): Make sure non of your allies die.

      Episode 2: Extend Side

      YMH07-DRAGON (R-arm laser rifle, the first AC in the Lost Field in Another Age uses this, or Stinger): Successfully complete the mission.

      Episode 2:Extend Side

      CR-B8STP (CBT fleet equivalent, booster): Get under the platform. You will see it on one of the pipes.

      Episode 2: Remake

      CR-WR93RL (R-arm linear rifle, oracle uses this): None of the torpedoes can hit the submarine. A hover sniper AC is recommended.

      Episode 3: Extend Side

      WHO3M-FINGER (left arm quad shot machine gun): Destroy all bombs that are falling from the sky.

      Episode 3: Reverse Side

      KANGI (optional part, increases ECM counter): Make sure none of the gun emplacements are destroyed.

      Episode 4: Extend Side

      YWL03LB-TAROS (L-arm linear blade, the first Lost Field AC uses this in Another Age, or Stinger): Clear the mission as fast as possible.

      Episode 4: Extend Side

      ANANDA (good radiator): After entering the second room, turn left. In that room, the part is on the other side. It is near the pipes on floor.

      Episode 5: Extend Side

      WR28R-SIREN4 (heavy back radar): The transport cannot take any damage.

      Episode 5: Remake

      WHO6PL-ORC (L arm small plasma rifle): Go to the last room. On the other end, there are two floors with a lot of explosive barrels. Destroy the ones on top to get the part.

      Episode 6: Extend Side

      YHO6-LADYB (head that the enemy AC is using): Destroy the enemy AC in 90 seconds or less.

      Episode 6: Reverse Side

      FUNI (extension)-: Destroy the AC in 30 seconds or less.

      Episode 7: Extend Side

      (Extension, missile confuser): At begging of mission, you will see three black towers in a row. Behind the middle one is the part.

      Episode 7: Remake

      CR-YH7OS2 (head that the enemy AC is using): Destroy the AC in 30 seconds or less.

      Episode 8: Extend Side

      YA10-LORIS (arms, the first Lost Field AC uses these in Another Age, or Stinger): Complete the mission as fast as possible.

      Episode 8: Remake

      CORAL (inside, improved flame rocket), go down to the two lowest pipes under the building. One of them has the part. This one is connecting the two buildings. There are four pipes in all.

      Episode 9: Reverse Side

      CR-LH79L (small biped legs, Shade in Silent Line uses these): Protect all four generators.

      Episode 10: Remake

      JIREN (extension): Turn around completely when you start the mission. Boost forward to the dead end. Look to left and you will see the part.

      Episode 11: Extend Side

      WHO4HL-KRSW (R arm, Karasawa, high power laser rifle): Destroy three or more units than the prototype.

      Episode 11: Reverse Side

      KARURA (back 9 missile launch micro missile): When the mission begins, turn around and you will see a building to your left. Enter the building and get the part.

      Episode 12: Extend Side

      MIROKU (FCS, wide and shallow): Destroy all enigmas and get the bombs before 1:00 to 1:25.

      Episode 12: Remake

      CR-LRJ84M (legs): Avoid destroying any of the generators in the facility.

      Episode 13: Extend Side

      YHO8-MANTIS (head used by the first Lost Field AC in Another Age, or Stinger): Clear the mission.

      Episode 13: Extend Side

      YWH07-Dragon (L arm laser rifle, same one as AC is using, except left arm): Destroy the MTs in 20 seconds and destroy the AC (the Lost Field AC) in 45 seconds.

      Episode 13: Remake

      NIOH (R arm blade): After the elevator, go to the fourth or fifth room. In the room, you will see a large vent on the wall. Destroy it and you will enter a passageway leading to a large room. Boost up and you will see another vent. Destroy it, enter, and turn around completely. On the other side of the same large room, there is yet another vent. Destroy it, enter the passageway, and get the part.

      Episode 14: Remake

      WL-MOONLIGHT (L-arm blade, most powerful): Clear the mission as fast as possible.

      Episode 15: Extend Side

      YCO7-CRONUS (core, the first Lost Field AC in Another Age uses this, or Stinger): Successfully complete the mission.

      Episode 15: Extend Side

      CR-YH85SR (head used by the AC): Defeat the AC in 30 seconds or less.

      Episode 15: Remake

      (Extension, ammo for right arm rifles): Destroy massive MT in 30 seconds or less.

  • Special parts

      HO9: SPIDER (heavy head): Get rank 1
      MFO5: LIMPET: Get rank 10
      CR: 083ES+: Get rank 20
      CR: I79DD: Get rank 1 in the Arena (inside decoy)
      CR: H9TXS: EYE (the head Genobee uses): High Crest mission success rate

  • Dragon Custom AC

      Pilot name: Anateus
      HII-QUEEN (70% weight, 30% ECM)
      CR-C98E2 (100% weight)
      CR-A92XSC (100% weight)
      LHO0-COUGAR2 (100% max leg weight)
      CR-B83TP (10% weight, 90% booster heat)
      CR-F69
      CR-G91(100% EN OUTPUT)
      ANANDA(100% COOLING
      (no inside)
      FUNI
      CR-WB87GLL
      MAGORAGA
      CR-WR93RL
      YWLO3LB-TAROS

    Optional parts

      001-AMINO
      CR-069E5
      CR-06955
      KISSYOH
      CR-079L+
      007-PRIMER
      CR-086R+
      MARISHI
      KANGI

    Colors

      R: 10, G: 40, B: 27
      R: 100, G: 100, B: 100
      R: 0, G: 0, B: 0
      R: 0, G: 120, B: 200
      R: 10, G: 27, B: 65

  • Illusion Custom AC

      Pilot name: Eidolan
      Head: HII-QUEEN
      Core: C98E2
      Arms: A92X5
      Legs: LH09-COUGAR2
      Booster: BO3-VULTURE2
      FCS: MONJU
      Generator: KONGOH
      Radiator: CR-R92
      Inside: 1050-MEQUSA
      Extension: CR-E02RM3
      Back Unit R: KINNARA
      Back Unit L: CR-WB9ILGL
      Arm Unit R: WRIIRS-GARUM
      Arm Unit L: WLI4LB-ELF2

    Colors

      R: 130, G: 130, B: 130
      R: 30, G: 30, B: 30
      R: 0, G: 0, B: 0
      R: 0, G: 110, B: 200
      R: 80, G: 56, B: 0

    Note: This AC can defeat anyone in the Arena and is very good at missions. However, for the last mission when you face Nine Ball again, use hit and hide tactics. A skilled pilot is recommended. Optional parts of our choice are recommended. This unit is made for mid- to long-range, but it can be used in close range if necessary.


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