How do you beat Juggernaut in Armored Core 6? This boss is situated at the end of the Main Mission called Operation Wallclimber in Chapter 1. As part of our Armored Core 6 guide, we're going to reveal how to beat Juggernaut.
How Do You Beat Juggernaut in Armored Core 6?
The fight against the Juggernaut kindly gives you an Ally to battle alongside... for about half of the encounter. The Juggernaut can only take damage from its back, so for the first half of the fight, allow your Ally to take aggro while you land bullets, missiles, and melee attacks on its back. This phase of the encounter should go by relatively smoothly as long as you allow the Juggernaut to put its attention on your partner.
The problem is your Ally leaves halfway through the encounter as they're needed elsewhere. Now, with the boss' focus entirely on you, it's a lot harder to get around it and deal damage to its back. We recommend fully locking on at this point as the Juggernaut will speed around the battlefield at pace, making it impossible to track on your own. Try and stick really close to it, getting melee attacks in when you can. Another really useful weapon for this encounter is a Vertical Missile Launcher, as the missiles circumvent the Juggernaut's armor on the front entirely to deal damage on top. If you don't already have one, you unlocked one for purchase in the Parts Shop just before starting Operation Wallclimber.
When the boss has roughly one-third of health left, it'll start deploying mines on the ground. Evade these by taking to the air and continuing to dodge its missiles. They're not especially hard to avoid; the difficulty in this boss fight is simply getting yourself into a position where you can deal damage. Once you've got that figured out, it's a pretty easy encounter.