Rifles are a fairly standard type of weapon that appear in Armored Core, typically appearing in earlier AC designs before upgrading to different, more powerful weapons like the Pulse or Laser Rifles. However, in many cases, Rifles can hold their own in combat and can quickly take down enemies even ACs, especially in mid range combat.
Technically Rifles consist of many different types and species but for the solid variant there are only a few
- Assault Rifles: Firing in short bursts much like their real world counterparts, Assault Rifles are something in between a Machine Gun or a Rifle, slower and more accurate than the former, weaker and less accurate then the latter.
- Sniper Rifles: Stronger, longer ranged but having a small lock box and low ammo, Sniper Rifles are only effective at longer ranges.
- Linear Rifles: Somewhere between the Bazooka and the Rifle, Linear Rifles pack a strong punch, stun and ammo capacity that makes them effective against almost anything.
- Grenade Rifles: Powerful weapons which are the counterpart to the Grenade Launcher, Grenade Rifles are extremely powerful but have poor shot velocity and low ammo.
As mentioned above, Rifles are extremely versatile making them fair at everything but they don't excel at anything either. They are still quite effective in the right hands and can quickly deal damage. They aren't the most powerful of weapons but they shouldn't be overlooked either.