Ace Combat 6: Fires Of Liberation

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  • Completion bonuses

    Successfully complete Campaign mode on any difficulty setting to unlock the "Music Player", "Scene Viewer", and "New Game SP" options, and the Expert difficulty setting.

  • Ace mode

    Successfully complete Campaign mode on the Expert difficulty setting to unlock the Ace difficulty setting.

  • Ace Of Aces mode

    Successfully complete the game 100%. Then, successfully complete the newly available downloadable content to unlock Ace Of Aces mode.

  • Bonus aircraft

    Successfully complete the indicated task to unlock the corresponding aircraft:

      A-10-2 Thunderbolt: Successfully complete mission 4 on the Normal difficulty setting.

      CFA 44 Nosferatu Fighter: Successfully complete the game on the Hard difficulty setting to unlock the CFA 44 Nosferatu Fighter for purchase at your hangar for $229,500.

      EU Typhoon: Successfully complete mission 12 on the Normal difficulty setting.

      F-117 Nighthawk: Successfully complete mission 10 on the Normal difficulty setting.

      F-14D Tomcat: Successfully complete mission 6 on the Normal difficulty setting.

      F-15E Strike Eagle: Successfully complete mission 9 on the Normal difficulty setting.

      F22A Raptor: Successfully complete mission 13 on the Normal difficulty setting.

      F-2A: Successfully complete mission 6 on the Normal difficulty setting.

      FA-18 Super Hornet: Successfully complete mission 6 on the Normal difficulty setting.

      Mirage 2000: Successfully complete mission 4 on the Normal difficulty setting.

      Panavia Tornado: Successfully complete mission 5 on the Normal difficulty setting.

      Rafale M: Successfully complete mission 9 on the Normal difficulty setting.

      Sukhoi 33 Flanker: Successfully complete mission 8 on the Normal difficulty setting.

      Sukhoi 47 Berkut: Successfully complete mission 13 on the Normal difficulty setting.

  • Alternate aircraft colors

    Successfully complete the game on the Normal difficulty setting to unlock the Estovokian scheme.

    Every mission on the Hard difficulty setting or higher has an ace aircraft. Destroy these named aircraft to unlock their special colors. Note: Strigon and Pasternak do not count.

    To unlock the third color scheme for the CFA-44, have all "S" ranks in all missions from the Easy through Ace difficulty settings, earn all Operation Medals, have at least 15 Service Medals, have all Enemy Records, and have all Friend Records.

  • SP Gamerpic

    Get an "S" rank on all Ace difficulty missions to get a Gracemerian Emblem Gamerpic.

  • Easy money

    Use the CFA-44 Nosferatu's ADMM in the "Liberation of Gracemeria" mission on Ace difficulty setting. There are a lot of targets and enemies worth a large number of points. You can get a lot of money this way for each completion.

  • Easy Gold Ace medal

    Use the CFA-44 Nosferatu's ADMM in the "Liberation Of Gracemeria" mission. There are a lot of targets to destroy. This mission should give you a boost in enemy kills.

  • Easy Gold Marksman medal

    Play the first mission "Invasion Of Gracemeria" for easy gun kills.

  • Easy Needle's Eye medal

    Play any mission that allows you to capture an enemy airport, then repeatedly land in the airport that you have just captured ten times. Then, successfully complete the current mission.

  • Accurate missiles

    When using the standard missiles, fire when the "Shoot" icon appears on the HUD. When used in dogfights, the missile will fly in a straight line to where it will make contact with the plane, rather than fly at it 6 o'clock and turn to stay behind them. If the targeted plane is flying right and you fire when the "Shoot" icon appears, the missile will fly off to the right, intercepting it along the target's flight path. The missile will also immediately adjust its flight path if the targeted plane veers off of their line. This works very well against evasive enemies, such as Strigon and Drones. You must aim the nose of your plane to where you can hit your target with your gun or lead the enemy (even if it is out of range) in order to get the "Shoot" icon. Even though it does not guarantee a hit every time, it will greatly increase the chances of making contact against mobile enemies.

  • Handling the CFA-44 Nosferatu

    The CFA-44 Nosferatu is very unstable. Using High G is useless as that will stall it out quickly. To prevent this from happening, never use High G. The best way to handle this plane is by using the throttle up and down separately.

  • Avoiding XLAAs in Team Battle mode

    A good thing to do against XLAA users is to attack them from above. These users are always at or near surface level. Use this to your advantage by going above 24,000 feet in altitude and strike from above. If you are using the CFA-44 Nosferatu, use its EML Cannon to take the XLAA users out from a distance.

  • ESM advantage in Team Battle mode

    If you have ESM control, have all of your battles be placed within the ESM range. Having ESM increases your missile capabilities and reduces theirs slightly.

  • Preventing ESM in Team Battle mode

    If you are in a tight spot because the opposing team is using ESM, concentrate all of your fire on the ESM user. Do not worry about the other planes around you. As for the missiles, flying out of the ESM range will reduce its capabilities.

  • Named aircraft

    In Co-op Stage 2, there is a F-22A flying around after destroying half of the enemy forces. Its name is CERES.

  • Defeating Pasternak's CFA-44 Nosferatu

    If you are trying for an "S" rank, take the time to use Allied Attack and Cover to take out some of the UAVs that Pasternak uses to attack you and your squadron. After you have killed about five of the UAVs, concentrate your fire on Pasternak. He is always visible with ESM. This should give you an advantage. Later his ESM will disappear. Pay attention to your radar and use the Right Analog-stick to look around for him. If you are not trying for an "S" rank, use Allied Attacks directly on Pasternak so that your squadron keeps him busy while you take the shots on him. He always stops to fire his ADMMs; use that as an advantage to your Allied Attacks and missile attacks.

  • Defeating Strigon Team

    In Co-op Stage 1, after you have eliminated the ships out in the sea, a carrier should release the Strigon team. Use this time to have you and your wingmen take them out from the front or back. If you let them go, the fight will be a lot longer and difficult.

  • Achievements

    Accomplish the indicated achievement to get the corresponding number of Gamerscore points:

      All Medals (50 points): All medals attained.
      All Aircraft (30 points): Attain purchasing ability for all aircraft.
      Clear Campaign (20 points): Clear Campaign Mode.
      10 Operations (10 points): Complete 10 operations.
      All Operations (30 points): Clear all operations.
      10 Frontline Landings (10 points): Complete 10 total frontline landings.
      Aerial Defense (10 points): Destroy 50 enemies using airborne allied support.
      Ground Defense (10 points): Destroy 50 enemies using ground force allied support.
      Electronic Support System (10 points): Destroy 100 enemies while receiving electronic support.
      10 Named Aircraft (30 points): Destroy 10 Named Aircraft.
      1000 Enemies (30 points): Destroy a total of 1000 enemies.
      All Colors (10 points): Attain purchasing ability for all aircraft special colors.
      Original Aircraft (10 points): Attain purchasing ability for original aircraft.
      Allied Assault Record (20 points): Attain complete Emmerian assault record.
      Enemy Assault Record (20 points): Attain complete Estovakian assault record.
      Mission 1 (10 points): Successfully retreat from the fallen capital Gracemeria.
      Mission 2 (10 points): Prevent the aerial bombardment of Vitoze.
      Mission 3 (10 points): Attain victory at Sipli Field.
      Mission 4 (10 points): Destroy Bartolomeo Fortress, and recapture Khesed Island.
      Mission 5 (20 points): Ensure the success of allied ground forces Anea mainland landing.
      Mission 6 (10 points): Rescue allied ground forces cornered in Silvat.
      Mission 7 (10 points): Rescue allied forces amidst Aigaion attack.
      Mission 8 (10 points): Capture the Cavallia Air Force Base, and establish an Aigaion attack point.
      Mission 9 (20 points): Destroy the heavy command cruiser Aigaion.
      Mission 10 (10 points): Capture the Ragno Fortress.
      Mission 11 (10 points): Attain victory in the Moloch Desert invasion.
      All Secrets (30 points): Unlock all hidden contents.
      Battle Royale (10) (10 points): Win 10 Battle Royale matches.
      Battle Royale (30) (20 points): Win 30 Battle Royale matches.
      Battle Royale (50) (30 points): Win 50 Battle Royale matches.
      Battle Royale (100) (40 points): Win 100 Battle Royale matches.
      Team Battle (10) (10 points): Win 10 Team Battle matches.
      Team Battle (30) (20 points): Win 30 Team Battle matches.
      Team Battle (50) (30 points): Win 50 Team Battle matches.
      Team Battle (100) (40 points): Win 100 Team Battle matches.
      CO-OP Stage 1 (25 points): Clear Stage 1 of CO-OP Battle.
      CO-OP Stage 2 (35 points): Clear Stage 2 of CO-OP Battle.
      Siege Battle (10) (10 points): Win 10 Siege Battle matches.
      Siege Battle (30) (20 points): Win 30 Siege Battle matches.
      Siege Battle (50) (30 points): Win 50 Siege Battle matches.
      Siege Battle (100) (40 points): Win 100 Siege Battle matches.
      Online Kills (50) (20 points): Shoot down 50 total other player aircraft online.
      Online Kills (100) (30 points): Shoot down 100 total other player aircraft online.
      Online Kills (200) (50 points): Shoot down 200 total other player aircraft online.

    Additionally, there are five secret achievements:

      Pasternak Defeated (20 points): Enemy Strigon squadron leader Ilya Pasternak defeated.
      Mission 12 (10 points): Weapons of mass destruction destroyed in transport.
      Mission 13 (20 points): Capital recaptured and liberated.
      Mission 14 (10 points): Capital successfully defended from enemy cruise missile attack.
      Mission 15 (20 points): The Chandelier destroyed, and the war brought to a close.

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