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Mission icon Defeat Unknown NEXT
"Defeat Unknown NEXT"
General information
Client Algebra
Area Richland Agricultural Plant
Objective Defeat Enemy NEXT
Reward 600,000c
Real world information
Game Armored Core: For Answer
Music "I Can See All"

"Defeat Unknown NEXT" is a mission in Chapter 2 of Armored Core: For Answer.


Lets review your mission

The client is Algebra Corporation. Your objective is to eradicate the NEXT occupying the Richland Agricultural Plant.

We don't have too many details on the target. We know it's not affiliated with Collared, but it appears to be a two-legged heavy. A tough nut to crack.

Of course, the client expects you to cooperate with other Lynx for the operation. Overall battlefield strategy is up to you, but please, don't try to be a hero. You have allies. Use them.

Briefing complete.

This is an excellent opportunity to strengthen your relationship with the Algebra Corporation. It might open some doors too.


The NEXT is an ORCA Rank 12 NEXT- Ferrum Solidus piloted by Luster 18. He is armed with a Plasma rifle, a bazooka, a grenade launcher and a Missile launcher. Ferrum Solidus can be a hard opponent if you are not equipped for a good NEXT fight. His craft is extremely versatile and can bring down your AP very fast if you are not careful. The Missiles that he has equip is a MSAC PLATTE missiles which can be very annoying as they will hone onto you and damage you. 

Hard Mode Differences: The Normals present in the mission arena are hostile to the player.




Serene Haze:Commence mission. Destroy the unidentified NEXT.

CUBE:Fellow Lynx. Even for I alone, this operation presents a low risk of failure. You are welcome to turn back at anytime. Operation underway.

Canis:Savage Beast, in the field. This beast will knock you out right good.

Dario Empio:An Irregular? Looks like many of Collared's NEXTS have gone down here. Hmph. This won't be a waste of time after all.

Serene Haze (If No Supporting Next Selected):Don't be intimidated. He may be skilled, but he's just another Lynx, like yourself.

Luster 18:Whose peon is it this time? Perfect timing. I was getting tired of Arms Forts.

Luster 18:Doomed to obscurity forever... what I deserve for not taking this more seriously.

Serene Haze:Confirmed. Unidentified NEXT destroyed.

CUBE:Is this it? What a boring operation.

Canis:Damn! I'm awesome!

Dario Empio:What, you're done already? (Laughs)

Serene Haze:Mission complete. It looks like you're improving out there.



Armored Core For Answer Defeat Unknown NEXT

Strategy is going to depend on how well you play and your play style. 

This strategy is for the guys who use rifles, missiles and blades. IF your NEXT is built to be extremely fast and can evade his missiles. Close in on him and use your laser blades on him. Be warned that he can be a pain in the ass with plasma rifle and his missiles. His missiles are extremely accurate and flares do not do too much to help. So you need to either OB(Recommended in Regulation 1.15) or have some pretty decent missile evasion skills to not take too much damage. If your rifle skill is impressive you should be able to just destroy the missiles before they reach you. Attacking him with PM, SPREAD or AS Missiles is a good choice or even taking his own MSAC PLATTE missiles on him is okay too. The missiles will wear him down, but you need to be careful of his OGOTO grenade launcher as it will not only damage you, but keep you stunned for a few seconds. If you are just using rifles then you will have to take a while to defeat him, blades will take the fastest. 

This strategy is for the snipers. Alright guys, to be honest I tested this one out and it is not the best but it works. Equip some flares, get two sniper rifles on arms, a sniper cannon(lightest) and a PM missile for a biped. If you are at a play-style which is similar to Long range sniping with extremely heavy sniper rifles, then go ahead, just be sure to be ready as you will be an easier target for his missiles. If you can put a few good shots onto him, then he will be an easier to fire way with the sniper rifles. Be sure you have a decent AP, or you can be killed easily. 


-The words used by your Consorts in the mission, when they get too much damage do not match what is seen in the subtitles.