Armored Core fans are already playing bingo with the sequel

Armored Core 6: Fires of Rubicon
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Bingo is the hot new trend among video game communities, and now it's Armored Core 6's turn to share the love.

Earlier today, a post on the Armored Core subreddit sprang up, dedicating 24 entries to guessing some of the features that we'll find in Armored Core 6: The Fires of Rubicon when it eventually releases. And before you ask, yes - one of the spaces is dedicated to the loathsome Patches making a grand return.

Let's play Armored Core 6 Bingo when it is released. from r/armoredcore

There's also an entry for an 'escort mission,' which will either be lovely or terrible news for players depending on their personal history with video games. The bingo also dedicates a space to 'multiple endings,' which is a pretty safe bet considering every single one of FromSoftware's modern games since Demon's Souls.

Oh, and there's 'obligatory poison haze' snuck into the Armored Core 6 bingo. Here's hoping this entry is very wrong, and we aren't treated to yet another poison swamp-like area in a FromSoftware game. After over a decade of them, we think we've reached out breaking point, thank you very much.

In the responses to the bingo, one player reckons "Karasawa and/or Moonlight is waay too safe." Another Armored Core fan also thinks that "obligatory protect train mission and stop bio weapon infestation mission" are bets guaranteed to pay dividends come the final game launch.

Bingos are weirdly becoming more common now for fandoms before a trailer or launch. Earlier this year, Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom fans played bingo for a new trailer, and even last year, Bayonetta 3 hopefuls were playing bingo for the final game's features. This Armored Core 6 bingo doesn't feature any pole dances, though.

Earlier this week, what could be Armored Core 6 key art leaked online via an Xbox pre-install trick, and one player was able to glean tantalizing new artwork.

Hirun Cryer

Hirun Cryer is a freelance reporter and writer with Gamesradar+ based out of U.K. After earning a degree in American History specializing in journalism, cinema, literature, and history, he stepped into the games writing world, with a focus on shooters, indie games, and RPGs, and has since been the recipient of the MCV 30 Under 30 award for 2021. In his spare time he freelances with other outlets around the industry, practices Japanese, and enjoys contemporary manga and anime.