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The Starter AC is the AC given to the player at the start of each Armored Core game.


In most games, a single starter AC is given to the player whenever a new game is started. Said starter ACs are usually composed of the weakest/cheapest parts available and usually vary from game to game. From Armored Core 4 onward, more than one starter AC is available. Until Armored Core 4 all starter ACs were middleweight bipedal ACs equipped with a back radar, small missile launcher, rifle and laser blade. They are always depicted with an all gray-bluish paint job with red applied to the detail parts.


Armored Core/Project Phantasma/Master of Arena[]

Armored Core 2/Another Age[]

Armored Core 3/Silent Line[]

Armored Core: Nexus/Nine Breaker/Last Raven[]

Armored Core 4[]

In Armored Core 4, the player is able to choose one of six default schematics as their starter AC:

Armored Core: For Answer[]

In Armored Core: For Answer, the player's AC is one of four titled "Strayed" each one corresponding to a certain company. It was designed by Serene Haze, their operator. The available designs are:

Armored Core V/Verdict Day[]

In Armored Core V/Verdict Day the player has no less than four ACs at their disposal, and they can use all of them since they possess all the necessary parts. These parts are rusty, degraded, low quality versions of standard model parts and cannot be sold. The designs are:

  • Mid-Weight Biped
  • Heavyweight Biped
  • Reverse Joint
  • Quad-Leg (Tetrapod)
  • Tank


In Armored Core 6, the player starts out with a lightweight scout AC named "LOADER 4", made by a Rubiconian company called: Reuse and Development. The rest of Handler Walter's hounds are seen piloting the same AC with varied loadouts, and 621's AC comes with an assault rifle, pulse blade, and 4-shot homing missile pod.

The AC is part of the C-2000 series by RaD and seem to indicate that its made up of parts originally specced for civilian-grade ACs, modified by RaD for combat use. The rest of the parts are last-gen and outdated parts from various companies, which are serviceable, but are easily outclassed by their later contemporaries.

The LOADER 4 can be customized and renamed after the first mission.