Armored Core VI is From Software’s latest test of skill, and players have wasted no time finding unique ways to overcome its challenges. The mech action game has only been out for a few days, but already someone has completed it using only punches and kicks.
In a game filled with dozens of weapons to choose from, ranging from swords to bazookas, YouTuber ZeroLenny (via Eurogamer) decided it might be fun to see if it’s possible to complete Armored Core VI without using any of those things. The whole idea came about when ZeroLenny learned that you can load into a mission in Armored Core VI without weapons. Weapons will also be discarded automatically when they run out of ammo and can even be manually discarded (if for some reason you wanted to do that). This results in your fists being the only weapon you can rely on.
As it turns out, primarily relying on giant metal fists is a surprisingly effective tactic, albeit a tedious one. Punch attacks actually charge at enemies and can be used without stamina, but can overheat like an energy weapon if used too often.