Armored Core 2 FAQ

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                                          By: Jason Best
                 E-mail: Replace the # with the @ sign
                                          Made 11/21/2000
                                            Version 1.4
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Version History
Build My AC
Arena Competitors
Secrets, Codes and Cheats
Legal Stuff


Armored Core 2 is the 4th in the Armored Core Series. There is Armored Core, Armored Core:
Project Phantasma, Armored Core: Master Of Arena, and Armored Core 2. There are more parts
then ever and better graphics, harder missions, and more cheats! One bad thing, you can't
use your old AC's in the new one. They still have the one weapon that has stuck through
all of the Armored Cores, The Karasawa! That is, in my opinion, the best weapon in the game.
And yes, the Moonlight has also stuck in it.

=Version History=

V 1.0-Got all Missions up, most of the Arena done, all Secret Parts done, all Secrets
Cheats and Codes done, and the build my AC.

V 1.1-Got all of the arena done, added the AC Test in the Garage, made a cool design
around the different sections, checked my spelling, put up an cool ACSII intro.

V 1.2-Added the Fixed Camera view cheat, the First Person Cheat, and the Return to
Default View Cheat, and I also change my AC to the best on I have played with.

V 1.3-Deleted the Fixed Camera Cheat, the First Person Cheat, and the Return to Default
cheat because they don't work. Added the names of the hidden parts. Added a FAQ because
I get so many repeated questions.

V1.4-Changed my e-mail address. Be sure not to send e-mail to AOL anymore!

=Build My AC=

Head: ZHD-2000/SV
Arms: EAW-MG-03
Legs: ZLB-3322/OP
Boosters: ZBt-Z1/ARTERE
Generator: Hoy-B999
Radiator: RPS-MER/SA
Inside: --
Extensions: BEX-BRM/04
Back Unit L: ZWM-M24/IM
Back Unit R: ZWC-LQ/2552
Arm Unit L: --
Arm Unit R: --

Optional Parts:

SP-S/SCR - Less shell damage.
SP-ENE-SCR - Less energy damage.
SP-CIR-K - Increases turning speed.
SP-CIR-K - Increased turning speed.
SP-CBRK - Increases braking capacity.
SP-VIECH- Longer lock on range.

With this design I stay in the air throughout the battle. If you ask how I do this,
here is your answer: The recharge is quick on the generator so I let go of the X
button for about half a second and then start flying again. Do this very frequently
and you can stay up there for the whole time of the bout. If the opponent has no counter
missile extentions, I use the ZWM-M24/IM combined with the BEX-BRM/04 to deal out major
damage. If they have counter missile extentions, then I use the machine guns. I use those
until they run out (which doesn't happen often). If they are still alive, I pound them
with the ZWC-LQ/2552 until they go down. If they are still alive when I hit them with the
ZWC-LQ/2552(which has never happened yet), then I use the Missles as a last resort because
the extensions will usually block a lot of them. I have beaten all of the Arena people with
that stratagy, and I also have beaten the Phobos mission with the gun arms only (with about
100 shots left to boot). The only AC I have not beaten is Matthias. I have gotten him into
the red, but then he just destroys me. Sometimes, if the opponent has missles, I go with
any counter missle extension. Anyways, here are few pointers on how to fight.

1.) Circle the opponent: This is accomplished by strafing left or right and moving in the
other direction. (In example: Strafe right and turn left). This will let you dodge most of
their attacks and also give you a better shot at them. If you are having problems, boost.
Use short taps of the X button to go fast for the tank legs and the hover legs. For all
others just hold down X. It is also possible to overboost and still circle although it is
really hard to aim.

2.) Learn to fly: Fly over the enemy. Hold X to fly and them aim at them. This makes it
really hard for the computer to hit you, and gives you the perfect shot. If you strafe
left to right, you will dodge most of the really powerful and slow weapons (like a grenade
launcher). You will dramstically reduce the AP that is shaven off you by using this tactic.

3.) Get the lead: Don't shoot right away when you lock on, you will almost always miss. Wait
for youe FCS to get the lead. You will hit much better and wast a lot less ammo. If you are
close to the enemy, you won't have to worry about this.

4.) Learn to aim: I did this by taking an AC with nothing but rockets and go to the test area.
This will help you when you use a lock-on weapon. You will be able to keep the lock on for
a lot longer then if you wouldn't have trained your aiming abilities. Trust me, this helps
a LOT.


D-PAD-Moves you in the direction that you push.

CIRCLE BUTTON-Attacks with a laser blade or makes you use the shield. Circle also
opens doors and pushes buttons when close.

X BUTTON-Makes you jump, except tanks and floating legs. Hold it down to boost up.

TRIANGLE BUTTON-Switches the current weapon. You can see which one is activated by
watching it move and get ready to fire.

SQUARE BUTTON-Fires the current weapon.

L1/R1-Makes you strafe right or left.

L2/R2-Moves you're lock sight up and down.

L3-This is used by pressing down the left analog stick on the analog controller.
Switches on or off your extension.

R3-This is used by pressing down the right analog stick on the analog controller.
Makes you over boost.

SELECT-Brings up the map if you have one in your head.

START-Pauses the game. Press Select to quit the mission or arena fight.


AC Test in the Garage-Part
Requester: You!
Pay: Knowing how your AC works
Location: In a small dome
Enemies: The two flying MTs
Objective: Destroy those MTs

Just destroy those two flying things. Not very tough.

The ZRL-774/WH hidden part: Shoot the center of the ceiling until it blows up. Fly up there
and get the radar. If you are having trouble, look at the cheat section for the Unlimited
Energy Code.

Raven Test
Requester: Nerves Concord
Adv: 0
Pay: 0
Location: Zio Satellite City
Enemies: Rebel Army
Objective: Destroy All MT's.

This isn't much of a mission. It's the one you do to be registered in the arena as a raven.
This mission shouldn't be too difficult. Just stay in that tunnel and blast the MTs.
If you're having trouble, try moving side to side with L1 and R1. The last MT is twice
as tough, but should still be pretty easy.

MT Suppression
Requester: Zio Matrix
Adv: 0
Pay: 27000
Location: Bundle MT Factory
Enemies: None
Objective: Destroy all MT's

This one might prove to be a little more difficult. The MTs have shotgun like fire and
they always almost hit you with at least one shot. My suggestion is to stay in the hallway
as long as you can, shooting the MTs outside. When you have to go out, duck back in after
a couple of shots. When you kill all the ones in the hallway, go back the way you came and
keep going through 3 doors. You'll be by another hallway, do the same tactics there. When
you get finished with those, go right of where you came in to a door with a C above it.
Go in there and then you'll be in a room, not a hallway this time. Destroy the MTs in there
and you'll be done with that mission.

Eliminate Informer
Requester: LCC
Adv: 0
Pay: 30000
Location: Phalna Crater
Enemies: Emeraude Corporation
Objective: Destroy the traitor

There will be about 5 MTs attacking you. May not sound like much, but they have missiles.
All you have to do is find the truck. He is always guarded by 2 MT. It's shouldn't be too
hard to find him. If you having trouble, destroy some MTs along the way, that will make
your search easier. Also, if you have enough money, buy a missile interceptor as an extension.

Defend The Bridge
Requester: LCC
Adv: 0
Pay: 28000
Location: Bridge Gate
Enemies: Zio Matrix
Objective: Destroy all corporate forces

When you start out, run side to side to avoid their machine gun fire. Shoot all that
are in your range. Fly to the second part of the bridge and fire all within your range
again. Fly to the last part and watch out because the bridge falls apart in two places
on that part. Kill everyone there and you're done.

Attack Rektena Installation
Requester: Emeraude
Adv: 0
Pay: 34000
Location: Hellas Plane
Enemies: Zio Matrix
Objective: Destroy the power plant and solar collectors

Destroy all of the planes from where you stand, but be sure not to let them knock you out
of the area. After all those are done, destroy the guns that are on the rocky ledges.
After you destroy all of those, then this mission will be easy as pie. If you destroy a
little bit of the base then you get 3,200 as a special bonus. The MTs will usually take
care of that for ya though. There are 6 solar devices. One you should have seen and
destroyed when you first start the mission. Another one is to the left of the starting
point. 2 are by the base, and one is to the left of the base behind that rocky ledge.
Then the last one would be on the outskirts of the mission area. Now you're done.

Remove Disorder Units
Requester: LCC
Adv: 0
Pay: 46000
Location: Underground High Speed Railway
Enemies: Disorder Units
Objective: Destroy all enemy units

All you have to do is destroy the robots that inhabit that tunnel. I suggest a machine
gun for this, because there are a lot of 'em. Run side to side and they'll miss you
almost every time. After you kill them all, you're done! Easy!

Capture Cargo
Requester: Emeraude
Adv: 0
Pay: 42000
Location: T-20 Highway
Enemies: Zio Matrix
Objective: Destroy the transport and capture the cargo

Take a high damage, solid ammo weapon for this one. When you start the mission hit over
boost and follow the vehicle, pelting whatever you're gun locks onto. After the cutscene,
run side to side to avoid the lasers this thing has. Pelt it with your high damage weapon
and it should go down before you.

Defuse Explosives
Adv: 0
Pay: 43000
Location: Howard Sea Base
Enemies: Unknown
Objective: Defuse all explosives

First off, look to your right, see that hump with the bomb on it? Grab it. There are 3
more Humps like that. One to the NW, one to the NE, and one on the high level in the NE.
And then, in the middle of the base, there is a tower. There is a bomb on there. Then
you're done!

Defend Arden River Lab
Requester: Zio Matrix
Adv: 0
Pay: 40000
Location: Arden River
Enemies: Zio Matrix
Objective: Destroy the forces before they cross our lines of defenses

For this mission take a head with an area & place name memory. You'll also want to take a
radar. Look at the map and find point B and boost over there. Destroy everything that is
there, the planes and the little robots. Then wait for something to appear on your radar.
When it does, blow it up. There are 3 of those little ships that you saw in the mission
information to kill. If one of them gets by quickly boost up to point A and kill it. If
it gets past point A, it's all over. This is one of the hardest missions for me.

Spaceport Escort
Requester: LCC
Adv: 0
Pay: 48000
Location: Vilhul Spaceport
Enemies: Unknown
Objective: Protect the lift pad.

At the start of the mission you'll get a cutscene and then some planes will attack. Destroy
all of 'em, but theirs a lot of them. After about 3 a big bomber will come in and attack
the place. Guard those raised platforms. If both of those raised platforms blow up, your
mission is over. Try standing on them, that will redirect most of the damage to you.
If you are running low on ammo, then go to those little robots on the sides of the mission
area and hit O. They will reload you.

Assist Melea Base
Requester: Zio Matrix
Adv: 0
Pay: 38000
Location: Malea Base
Enemies: Disorder Units
Objective: Destroy all units.

More of those disorder units. These Disorder Units are tougher than before. Take a high
ammo machine gun and a moderatly armored AC and just destroy all of 'em.

Escort Train-Part
Requester: Balena
Adv: 0
Pay: 45000
Location: Schiaparelli Railroad Terminal
Enemies: Emeraude
Objective: Protect the train and it's cargo.

First, attack the planes that will come in. After you kill all of those, an AC will
come and attack both you and the train. Kill him before he kills you or the train.

The BEX-BB210 hidden part: In the second to last car there is a part. Destroy the car and
get it. This will make you lose the mission though.

Guard Secret Information-Part
Requester: Emeraude
Adv: 36000
Pay: 0
Location: Talent Underground Factory
Enemies: LCC
Objective: Rendezvous with Emeraude AC

There are robots with shotgun-like fire. Destroy all that you can even though your
communication says not to. This will make it a lot easier. When you reach a room with
2 doors take the one in front of you. Go through and when you get to an elevator,
go down it. Go to the room on the left when you get down. A cutscene will occur and
you'll finish the mission.

The DOX-ALM hidden part: You will want to take the head with the highest hacking rating
(5). When youget to the room with the 2 doors, take the one on the left. You will see
some containers, blow them up. When all of em are gone, you can see a grate. Blow that
up and fall down. The part is down there.

Ground Based Attack-Part
Requester: Emeraude
Adv: 6000
Pay: 42000
Location: Terrana Mountains Great Bridge
Enemies: LCC forces
Objective: Destroy all units

All you have to do is destroy all opposing forces. They will come right in front of you,
all you have to do is attack. If you're having trouble, try strafing.

The EHD-GN-92 hidden part: Boost all the way down to the end of the bridge. Stop before the
last support brace. Fly under the bridge and go in that little pocket. Grab that.

Save Water-Generation Plant
Requester: LCC
Adv: 0
Pay: 52000
Location: Pax Water Generator
Enemies: Unknown
Objective: Destroy plants main control device

You will find four strong MTs when you begin. Destroy all of them and then go into the
crevasse on the right. Go to the left, fall down the shaft and look out. The panels in
the floor fall down to reveal lave. Go to the left and activate the emergency cooling
system. Exit to find 2 more strong MTs. Kill them and go forward. Activate the cooling
again and exit. 2 more MTs await your presence. Kill them and go right. Kill the 2nd to
last of the strong MTs. Go forward and you will find 2 disorder units. Kill them and go
forward again. The last MT is siting there just waiting to be killed, so do it! When
you're done with him go right and you will find the end, and also a disorder unit. Kill
him, which might be a challenge, and then destroy the little ball thing. That's the end
of the mission. If you destroy any of the cooling systems, you will get downed 1,000c.

Assault Underwater Base
Requester: Emeraude
Adv: 0
Pay: 57000
location: Leeble Underwater Base
Enemies: LCC

This is one of those missions where you destroy whatever you want. The more you destroy,
the more money you get. All you have to do for this mission is go through all of the
doors and destroy everything you see. When you get to a room with huge things hanging
from the ceiling, blow all those up, even though your AC is getting drained of its AP.
When you are finished blowing everything up, you will get a message saying to return
and a cutscene. Then, go back to the beginning and you will see a AC waiting for you.
Destroy it fast,  because your AC probably took a beating. Then the mission is finished.
You get money for everything you destroyed.

Rescue Research Team-Part
Requester: Zio Matrix
Adv: 0
Pay: 46000
Location: Alca Special Environment Zone
Enemies: Disorder Units
Objective: Rescue research team and recover pod

Gall down the shaft and skip the disorder units. Go NE and ride the cool elevator to
a cool looking door. Open that and then open the door second on the left. The mission is
done. Easy, huh. You can finsh this mission without even firing a single shot.

The LS-MOONLIGHT hidden part: When you get to the elevator, look on the floor. Wait until
you see a different colored panel from the rest. Blow that up and the Moonlight wait there
for you.

Arden River Invasion
Requester: Emeraude
Adv: 0
Pay: 0
Location: Arden River
Enemies: Helicopters, MTs
Objective: Attack defending Forces

All you have to do is destroy everything you can. You get a bonus for each thing you kill
and that's how you get your money. If you get a message saying that you should abort, don't.
Kill some more stuff and then you will get a cutscene and the mission will be done. I earned
105,000c this way. That's a lot of money for that mission.

Infiltrate Radar Base-Part
Requester: Belena
Adv: 0
Pay: 48000
Location: Zamda Military Base
Enemies: Emeraude Forces
Objective: Destroy the radar array

When you start off go NW then follow the path around. Go right again then go NW, right and
follow it around. Open the door that you'll come up on soon and go forward. Open the door.
There will be lasers on the ceiling. Blow those up by strafing right, shoot, then strafe
left to avoid unnecessary damage. Go through the door at the end of the hallway and OB to
the next hallway. More lasers there, take care of 'em. Go through 2 doors to find more
lasers. You know what to do. Go forward and into the elevator. You will get re-supplied.
Kill everything out there and then destroy all of the radars and then you're done.

The ZBT-GEX/3000 hidden part: On the far right you will see 6 storage containers. Blow up
the openings to find the piece.

Destroy Radar Base-Part
Requester: LCC
Adv: 0
Pay: 54000
Location: Zamda Military Base
Enemies: MTs
Objective: Destroy main computer

Kill all the enemies you find outside. Then you will get re-supplied and be on your way
inside the complex. There will be 3 MTs waiting for you. Kill them and then go up then
right. More of the same. In the next room there are strongerMTs and laser on the ceiling.
Kill all in there or just skip and go right. Then you'll come to an elevator. Going down?
There will be more lasers and a MT when you get down there. Open the door at the end and
be prepared for a fight against a fellow Raven. Then just destroy the things on top of
the ball.

The EWM-S612 hidden part: When you begin, you will see the same storage containers as you
did in the last mission. Get the part in the same storage container, sweet!

Stop the Surface Weapon-Part
Requester: Belena
Adv: 0
Pay: 74000
Location: Barreld Desert
Enemies: SRBIA
Objective: Disable the SRBIA

Hard Mission. You have to kill all of the weapons that thing has before it reaches a
radar base. My suggestion is take the grenade rifle and use that against him. It
blows stuff up in one to two hits, but not a lot of ammo.

The KARASAWA-MK II hidden part: If you go to the outskirts of the mission area you will see
an item laying there. Go straight ahead and over the tanks. Pick it up. The best weapon,
in my opinion, in the entire game.

Guard HQ Rooftop
Requester: Zio Matrix
Adv: 0
Pay: 54000
Location: Zio Matrix's Mars HQ
Enemies: Unknown
Objective: Destroy all enemy forces

Fly up that huge thing and land on the top. Blow up any and all plans you see. After
you destroy 2 fleets, 2 MTs will attack you. Fall down to the bottom and attack them,
that simple.

Attack Research Team
Requester: Strung
Adv: 65000
Pay: 0
Location: Falna Crater
Enemies: Unknown
Objective: Destroy all enemy forces

In this mission Strung will accompany you. Destroy Holy Mother as quickly as possible
because when you do, Strung will attack you. That's right, he has turned on you. Kill
him fast because you will most likely have had a lot of damage from Holy Mother.

Destroy Containers-Part
Requester: Zio Matrix
Adv: 57000
Pay: 0
Location: Arsia Mountains
Enemies: Unknown
Objective: Destroy all containers

There will be boxes lying around that you have to destroy. After about 3 minutes of
searching for the boxes, a fleet of MTs and planes will attack you. Kill them all,
and then some Frightners will attack. Kill those as quickly as possible. When you're
done with them, continue to search for the containers.

The SP-BLS hidden part: In one of the crevasses there is a hole blocked by ruble. Destroy
the ruble and there will be a part just waiting there to become part of your arsenal.

Recover Stolen Files
Requester: Zio Matrix
Adv: 0
Pay: 64000
Location: AC Laboratory
Enemies: MTs
Objective: Plant Bomb and Escape

There are two routes. Take the one on the right of where you start. If you take the
other one, you'll get spotted, regardless of what you do. Enter and take the elevator
down. Go in the door behind you and destroy the two MTs. Look up after you have done
that and you will find two bustable panels, destroy the one furthest away from where
you entered. You will fall down a hole when you are out of the tunnel. Go opposite of
where the lasers are and enter the door. Kill the two MTs that are in the door. Go
forward again and then kill two more. Then jump up where the red button is and press O.
If you do it right you should get a cutscene. You have 5:00 to leave. That is plenty of time.
Kill those two ACs and you're home free.

Escort Submarine
Requester: Zio Matrix
Adv: 0
Pay: 70000
Location: Starlight Ocean Route
Enemies: Unknown
Objective: Escort Submarine

This mission is HARD!! First you have to protect the sub from a battle ship AND flying
airplanes, and if you survive that then you have to fight an enemy battle cruiser. All
while trying not to land in the water or letting the submarine blow up. Ok, a little
hint. Shoot as many planes as you can before the battle ship comes. Then fly over and
land somewhere on it. Destroy all of the weapons it has on it fast. Then fly back over
and protect the submarine again. When the battle cruiser comes, fly over to that and
destroy all opposing forces there. Then destroy some more planes and then the mission is
done. If you survive all of that, give yourself a pat on the back, all that money and
start saying hallelujah! You have beaten, by far, the hardest mission. I think it is harder
that Phobos.

Investigate Murakumo Dome
Requester: Zio Matrix
Adv: 72000
Pay: 0
Location: Murakumo Dome
Enemies: Unknown
Objective: Investigate Murakumo Dome

Kind of hard. You will have to defeat two ACs. This may prove a little difficult. They
have missiles, so get missile protection if needed. This is a huge place, with many
buildings to hide behind. Just take a high damage weapon and let 'er rip.

Underground Railway-Part
Requester: Zio Matrix Earth
Adv: 0
Pay: 74000
Location: Underground Railway
Enemies: Unknown
Objective: Destroy all enemy forces

Take a high damage weapon. First, there will be a little bit of those blasted disorder
units. Just skip 'em by flying over them. Then you will come to a hole which has been
blasted with something. Go down there and a long hallway will be there with some
disorder units. Skip or kill them and then when you get to a dead end, look below
to find a blastable panel. Blow it up and fall down, go through 2 doors and a HUGE
disorder unit will be there waiting for you. Blast it with that high damage weapon
while strafing left and right to avoid most of its fire.

The ZES-99/MIRROR hidden part: When you get to the blastable panel on the floor, look
up, a part will be waiting inside that blastable panel.

Abort Missile Launch
Requester: Zio Matrix Earth
Adv: 0
Pay: 98000
Location: Quire Missile Station
Enemies: Unknown
Objective: Stop the Missile Launch

In the beginning, go through a series of doors, and then blow up the grating at the
end. Fall down being a close to the wall as possible to dodge the mine planted there.
Blow up another grating and you'll fight Infinity. You can skip him, but I'd kill
him. He gives you an added bonus of 6,000c. After you do that, go through the
blastable panel opposite of where you came in. Fly over the mine and then make your
way through the twists. When you come to a fall, stay as close to the wall as
possible again. Then follow till you fall down. Blow the grating and fight Red Fury.
6,000c for her as well. Now, look at the one door. Turn around and see those really
big doors with the panels next to them. Those are the launch devices. Blow up 1, 3,
and 5 starting from the left and the mission is done. It took me a while to figure
this out, but it happened finally.

VIP Escort
Requester: LCC
Adv: 76000
Pay: 0
Location: Vilhul Spaceport
Enemies: Unknown
Objective: Guard the Spaceport

In this one you are told that you will be paid to sit there and look pretty. Not
the case. The special forces will revolt and it's your job to stop them. These
things are fast and have that rapid machine gun. Take a tough AC armed with some
powerful weaponry. That will take them down quickly. Destroy them all and a
cutscene will take place, telling you the mission is over.

Zio City Suppression-Part
Requester: Earth Government
Adv: 0
Pay: 78000
Location: Zio City
Enemies: Special Forces
Objective: Destroy all enemy forces

Here you have to destroy to laser firing special forces people. Kind of hard. Again,
take a high damage and a high AP and energy defense person for this. They will be
very fast since they both have floating legs. They will be in the air a lot, which
for me, makes it a LOT tougher. Just kill them and the mission is over.

The ZWX-FO4/ORBIT hidden part: In a maze of green buildings, not the one to your left
or right but northeast, is the Orbit Canon. This may be hard to find since you have
two guys pelting you on the back while you are searching for the part. Take a shield
if you're having trouble.

Underground Lab
Requester: Earth Government
Adv: 0
Pay: 75000
Location: Old Laboratory
Enemies: Special Forces
Objective: Eliminate Special Forces

Some disorder units await you. Kill them or skip. Some Mts are in the next hallway. Do the
same to those. More disorder units there. you know what to do. Then some laser canon firing
robots will attack you. Kill them and then go through 2 huge doors. I suggest you overboost
past all of the enemies. Follow the path around and then kill the disorder unit and you
are done.

Spacestation Assault
Requester: Earth Government
Adv: 0
Pay: 76000
Location: Hammerhead Space Station
Enemies: Special Forces
Objective: Destroy all enemy forces

Take a powerful weapon for this one. Destroy or skip everything that awaits you. Go through
the door by destroying the thing on the right. Go through some more doors and meet more MTs.
Skip those and fly around the huge generator and through the door on the opposite side. An
AC and lasers are ready there. I suggest you destroy those. Go right after you have done
that and a huge disorder units is there. Kill it with that powerful weapon, and then a
cutscene will take place. Turn around and go through the door you came from. Go right then
and you will be finished with the mission. Easy.

Eliminate Leos Klein-Part
Requester: Earth Government
Adv: 86000
Pay: 0
Location: Raptures Core
Enemies: AC
Objective: Destroy enemy AC

Take a machine gun and a really powerful weapon for this. When you start out follow the
path till you find a elevator. Go down and follow another path. You will find lots of
mines. Destroy them with one hit from your machine gun. Follow the path that the mines
lead to and you'll find Leos Klein waiting for you. He is pretty powerful, but your
really powerful weapon should do the job. Make sure though, not to damage the red towers.
If you do, then you will get downed some bucks. I have never had the whole Rapture thing
blow up on me, so...

The HOY-BV2500 hidden part: You will need the highest hacking rating for a head (5). When
you get to a hallway with the mines and two doors, take the one on your left. There will
be a generator waiting right there for ya.

Infiltrate STAI Battleship
Requester: Earth Government
Adv: 0
Pay: 100000
Location: Vezel Desert
Enemies: Unknown
Objective: Stop the SRBIA

At first you have to protect yourself from attacks until they get the door open. Once they
do, find the door and you will get reloaded. Go through the door and your friend will die.
Turn right and kill the disorder units. Follow the path until you get to what looks like
a dead end. Turn right and you will find a door. Go through it. Destroy the flying MTs
and go right. Over Boost past all of the enemies, and then go straight through the door
and Boyle will attack you. Kill him and go through the door. Klien will attack you. He
is pretty difficult. Blow him up and that's the end!!

Requester: Earth Government
Adv: 120000
Pay: 0
Location: Phobos
Enemies: Unknown
Objective: Eliminate Klien

Take the heaviest armored AC you can afford for this one, cause it's HARD!! I suggest the
large-6800 damage-missiles or the middle missile that fires 4 missiles and the extension
that fires four missiles. When you begin, there will be a long hallway. When you get to
the end, there will be some lasers on the ceiling. There will also be that disorder
unit that you had to beat in the Capture Cargo stage. When you kill all those, don't use
your powerful stuff, destroy those things that make the shield.  They look like little
towers. Then go in the center and go down the cool elevator. When you get down, there will
be some more of those lasers. I suggest skipping them. Fall down the hole in the center
and skip what's down there and go in the door. Then comes the hard part. There will
be a huge disorder unit waiting for you. Lock onto it with that powerful thing I told
you to bring and then open the door, fire, then retreat. If you did it right, you
should've only gotten hit with a little bit of machine gun fire. Keep on doing that
until he dies, then open and overboost to the other end. Open the door at the end
and go down the long hallway. You'll be reloaded with ammo and you'll get a cutscene,
and then you should go forward. Klein will be waiting there for you. Shoot him with
that powerful thing until he goes down. You will get another cutscene, and get reloaded.
He will still be alive, shoot him with that powerful thing some more and he will go down.
Congratulations, you have killed Klein, but don't celebrate yet. You now have to go behind
him and open that door, go down the cool hallway and then destroy the huge control system.
Now, celebrate, cause you beat the game!

_NOTE_: If you can't lock on to Klien or anything else, take the ZHD-2000/SV head. You
will be able to lock on then.

=Arena Competitors=

Pilot Name-AC Name
Prisoner No. B-74715-Apocolypse
Lion Heart-Black Knight
D. Sebastian-Crescendo
The Animal-Death Penalty
Isotope-Dues Ex Machina
Rose-Queen of Hearts
Merciless-Black Scythe
No. 1111-Count One
Brazen-Azure Sky No. 5
Ken Hayabusa-Model D
Suave-Pussy Cat
Everfighter-Holy Mother
Higher Force-Bipolar
Helios-Red Fury
Super Sonic-Laser Blade
Divine Bloom-Sweet Eden
Blood Striker-Bullet Dragon
Cruel Justice-Catastrophe
Dr. Simon-Element125
Time Keeper-Infinity
Castor-Universal Star
Funnel-Earth Rize
Death Merchant-Demo
Pollux-Cosmic Star
The Engineer-Full Metal
Living Dead-Debtor
Hustler Two-Eight Ball
Light Seeker-Breakthrough
Chris Miura-Vex
Lost Lamb-Stray Sheep
Scarlet-Wild Honey
The Veteran-New Dawn
Riot-Gallows Bird
Matthias-Funeral Mask

If you cant beat any of these people, Nathan Manzella has a good FAQ on Arena Battles.
Go to and go to the AC2 section. You will see the FAQ there.

Here are some of my Frequently Asked Questions. Please look at this before e-mailing me.

Q. Where do I find (insert part here)?

A. By the mission name in the walkthrough, I will have, if a part is in that mission, a
"-part" by the name. Then scroll down to the end of the mission and I will name the part.
If that's not the one keep looking.

Q. Where do I get the legs Prisoner has?

A. Complete all of the missions for Zio Matrix. You should then get an e-mail saying they
have added a new part to their line-up at the shop. Go and buy it then.

Q. I have only completed (insert %) of the game, but I have finished it all and gotten all
the hidden parts.

A. Look under Secrets, Codes, and Cheats and look for Easy 100% Walkthrough. That will tell
you where you went wrong.
=Secrets, Codes, and Cheats=

Infinite Energy:
This one is real handy if you're using an energy weapon that uses a lot of energy and you
want to boost. Press L2, R2, R3 together at the same time without pausing.
If you did it right, a system error message will come up that says "Limiter Release".
You will get infinite energy for about a minute, then the downside. After that minute
you will get an error message saying "OB Down" OB is Over Boost. That means that you can't
use your over boost, your regular boosters and any energy weapons. Still, if you're real
good, you can destroy your opponent in that time. I did this trick on my brother. In
the Orbital Ring Vs. Stage, I fell off the end. He and I knew I wouldn't make it back
up there, so I did that trick while falling and flew back up and killed him.

Plus Enhancements:
If you fall below -50,000c then you will get a cutscene. After that you will have to start all
over. The good thing about that is that you get a radar. A radar built in. If you fall
below again and again here is what you'll get:

1st time- Radar-260 click
2nd time- Laser Blade wave (press O to use the blade, then quickly press X)
3rd time- Head Reduction-hits take away half as much heat.
4th time- Fire Strong Back Weapons While Standing or Moving
5th time- Half Energy Use For Boosters and Energy Weapons
8th time- Double Cooling Power.

Overweight AC:
If you beat the game (complete the Phobos mission), then you will be able to use an overweight
AC. It will still say overweight, but you'll be able to battle with it. You can also have your
arms overweight and still play.

Arena Emblem:
When you beat an arena competitor, go back into the screen where you see the AC. Then hit
Start and Select at the same. If you do it right you will hear a sound, if you didn't keep
hitting Start and Select till you hear that sound. Go to your garage and choose edit emblem,
then you will see the emblem of the person you selected. Cool!

3 sword projectiles:
First get the 2nd Human Plus and then take the second laserblade. When you use the laser blade
wave, you will fire 3 instead of 1. Thanks to [email protected]

Easy 100% Walkthrough:
1) Fight in the Arena up to rank 2, making sure not to kill Ares.
2) DO NOT  get the part in the Protect the Train mission until you finish the Phobos
3) Whenever an AC is killed in mission mode, make sure you've beaten him/her in the
   Arena first.
4) Whenever an AC is killed by you or anyone else in mission mode, check the Arena bottom
   to fight the newcomer(s).
5) Get all the hidden parts (except the one in the train mission) the corporate "gifts" from
   beating several missions, and the rewards from beating people in the Arena before fighting
6) On the mission where you must destroy the missile silos, kill both Infinity and Red Fury.
7) After beating Ares, do the Phobos mission again (making sure you have 98% before you do.)
8) Get the hidden part on the train mission after beating Phobos for the second time.

Thanks to [email protected] for this 100% achievment walkthrough.

=Legal Stuff=

This is all done by Jason Best. None of it was takin from anywhere. A lot of people have
permission to use this FAQ. If they did not get a written form, then they are stealing 
this FAQ. If you would like to put it somewhere else, please e-mail me. This is 
Copyrighted by Jason Best. Armored Core 2 Copyright of Agetech.

Extra special thanks to Revolution reader Jason Best!