Armored Core 6: Moonlight Sword [Unlock Guide]

This guide will tell you everything you need to know about the Moonlight Sword in Armored Core 6.

Armored Core 6 Moonlight Sword
Armored Core 6 Moonlight Sword

Moonlight Sword in Armored Core 6 is an influential weapon players can acquire through exploration. This recurring weapon has been featured in almost every FromSoftware game. All the previous Armored Core titles have featured this sword in various shapes and forms.

Key Takeaways

  • The Moonlight Sword is a light wave blade developed by the Rubicon Research Institute.
  • The blade combines laser and Pulse technology, releasing light waves at the enemy.
  • The Moonlight Sword is an excellent weapon against many enemy types you may encounter during your playthrough.
  • It has higher damage and speed than other close-range weapons in the game.

List of Moonlight Swords in the Armored Core Series:

Armored Core LS-99-MOONLIGHT
Armored Core 2 LS-MOONLIGHT
Armored Core 3 MLB-MOONLIGHT
Armored Core: Nexus WL-MOONLIGHT
Armored Core 4 07-MOONLIGHT
Armored Core 5 LB-66 Moonlight
Armored Core 6 IA-C01W2: MOONLIGHT


First, playing through the campaign until Chapter 4 will unlock a Mission named Reach the Coral Convergence; in this mission, Players will travel to Institute City.

Picture of Insitute City
Institute City (Image Credit: Gamesual)

Secondly, halfway through this Mission, players will come across a wide open area filled with water and a bridge spanning it. Furthermore, the Moonlight Sword is at the end of the bridge directly below it in a chest guarded by six-wheel-type mech enemies.

Moonlight Sword Location
Moonlight Sword Location (Image Credit: Gamesual)

Combat Tips

  • Go to the end of the bridge and catch the enemies of guard from above.
  • Do not use melee weapons.
  • Attack from a distance.
  • Make sure not to get surrounded.

Furthermore, once the enemies have been cleared out, approach the chest and claim IA-C01W2: MOONLIGHT, also known as the Moonlight Sword.

Weapon Type Laser Blade
Attack Power 615
Consecutive Hit 2
Impact 495
Weight 2200
EN-Load 544
Normal Attack 2 Hit Combo
Heavy Attack Charge Type

Unlocking Process

Chest Lcoation For the Moonlight Sword
Chest Location (Image Credit: Gmaesual)

Simply claiming the weapon doesn’t mean it’s unlocked. The player must complete “Reach the Coral Convergence” by defeating the Cel 240(Boss Fight) at the end of this mission.

Cel 240(Boss Fight)
Cel 240 is a fast-moving flying mech that uses its mobility to attack the player with ranged beam and heavy sword attacks. Furthermore, this Boss fight comprises two phases.

Weapon Guide

Normal Attack: This attack can target enemies close to 300m, and two consecutive hits mean players can damage two enemies at a time if they change targets before the second hit.

Heavy Attack: By holding the melee attack button, the player can make a charge attack to target enemies at 200m. Furthermore, this attack can damage multiple enemies directly in front of the player. Hence, this attack takes a few seconds to deploy and can be canceled anytime.

Staggered Enemies: Using the blade attacks against staggered enemies is the most effective way of using this weapon. A charged attack on a normal enemy will most likely annihilate it.

Combat Tips

  • Use an offensive play style.
  • Use the lock-on feature to counter Cel 240’s speed.
  • Dodge the beam attack at the last possible second.
  • Continuously strafe left or right to avoid most of the attack.
  • Mobility is critical, so be as light as possible.

We hope you liked this guide for the Moonlight Sword in Armored Core 6. If so, please make sure to give our other guide a read as well:

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