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Armored Core 2 Cheats

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Older Cheats:

   (last update - Aug 27 2001)

First Person View
During a game, hold Triangle + Square + Start. Release all buttons, then press Start again.

Fixed camera view
For a camera fixed at the pre-location...
NA Release: Hold Circle + X + Start. The game will pause. Press Start to resume the game.
Japanese Release: Hold Circle + X + Select. Press Select to resume game.

Default view
To return to the default view, pause the game, then press Start to resume the game. For the Japanese version of the game, press Select instead of Start.

Limiter Release/Infinite Energy (temp invincibility)
During a game, press L2+R2+R3 to activate this cheat. You should see a "Limiter Released" system error message appear, and you will have infinite energy during this time. After approximately one minute, the "OB Down" system error will appear. It will last as long as the previous error, but you will not have any energy. After "OB Down" is completed, your AC will recharge and return to normal vulnerability
submitted by kakarot and ssamo

Infinite Energy
This cheat will give you unlimited generator energy (not AP) for a limited time. During a game, press L1+L2+L3+R1+R2+R3. The screen should flash a "System error" and a "limiter release" message on the left hand side, during which you will have unlimited generator energy.

Steal Arena AC's emblemssubmitted by Explosif - ave_00@mail2go.com
To steal an Arena AC's emblem the arena AC should be defeated. Now select the defeated opponent and press triangle to see the AC's stats. Now at the stat screen press select+start. If done correctly you will hear a "bleep" sound. When you're done that go to your garage and select edit emblem to view your stolen emblem.

Plus cheats
This is a complicated procedure to enable the Plus cheats:

After the Raven test you must lose the mission. Die with at least -50,000 credits, and the Plus cheats will be activated. Your game should restart at level 1 and all items should be in your inventory from the last game.

Complete this multiple times to unlock more cheats.

1st Time Enhancement: Radar
You will be equipped with a radar with range up to 260km and which also has a missile display.

2nd Time Enhancement: Laser Blade Wave
After a laser blade attack, press the X button to follow it up with a wave attack.

3rd Time Enhancement: Heat Reduction
Your AC's heat taken from attacks will be reduced by half.

4th Time Enhancement: Fire Back Unit Weapons while Standing/Moving
You can fire all back unit weapons from a standing or flying position.

5th Time Enhancement: Half Energy Use
Your booster and energy-based weapons will use half as much energy as before.

8th Time Enhancement: Double Cooling Power
Your cooling rate will be doubled.

Some hidden parts submitted by Ocelot Quebec
Here are some of the hidden parts that have been found, there should be more...

Eliminate Leos Kline: Hidden AC part:
Equip a head with a hacking of 4 or greater. Open the door on the left in the area just before Leos Kline.

Ground Based Assault: Hidden AC part:
Go to the opposite side of the map. Fly underneath the bridge to find a ledge that has a hidden AC part.

Infiltrate Radar Base and Destroy Radar Base: Hidden AC parts:
There are two AC parts in the same building on both of these levels. Get outside, then move all the way to the right to find three buildings with doors on both sides. Shoot the door on far side of the building furthest to the right to find a different part on each of those level.

Protect The Train: Hidden AC part:
Play the "Protect The Train" mission. When the train arrives, destroy the last few sections to reveal a hidden AC part.

Rescue Research Team: Hidden AC part:
Go approximately halfway through the corridor with the floating platform. Repeatedly shoot the different colored disk at that location. Fall all the way down the opening that appears to find the Moonlight.

Safeguard Secret Information: Hidden AC part:
Equip a head with a hacking of at least 4 . Turn left in the room before the elevator, then open the doors. Shoot the crates in the center to uncover a panel in the floor. Shoot the panel to find a hidden AC part.

Snow mission: Hidden AC part:
When you have to destroy the crates during the snow mission, enter the crack to the right of the starting location. Destroy part of the airplane to open a small cave. It contains a part that makes your left arm weapons or shields power up.

Stop The Surface Weapon: Hidden AC part:
Go past the weapons to find the Karasawa near some rocks.

Training room: Hidden AC part:
Repeatedly shoot the circle in the ceiling until it breaks. Enter the hidden area and follow the shaft to find a part for your radar.

Underground Railway: Hidden AC parts:
Follow the right-side branch of the tunnel to the end. Destroy the panel at that location. There is another panel in the ceiling above. Shoot the ceiling panel to find a hidden AC part.

Zio City Suppresion: Hidden AC part:
This one is pretty hard because of the speacial forces. so at the beginin tur right and rush to the other grenn urban ara the investigate it until you see a big ac part that look like a drone. Eventually don't shoot it and pick it up. You may have to re-try a couple of time before you find it. Have fun.

AC test mode in garage: Secret radar part
Go to the AC test mode in the garage. Look up at the little octagon in the middle of the ceiling and shoot it. It should take about 50 hits with your stardard rifle to destroy. Once it's gone, fly up to it (you may have to disconnect your override by pressing R2, R3 and L2) You will land in a little room with a radar part.
submitted by Matthew (mat77904@aol.com)

Tips

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easiest way to get 50000 debt

all ya need to do is you need to buy the dual grenade launching arms and then you need to go to the mission "eliminate informant" and then just waste the ammo by shooting off into the distance. you only have to enter the mission twice. this is the easist way to do it i find.

have fun
Verified by: Demon Speed Submitted by: korense on November 03, 2006

Easiest way to win in Arena

I used this to get up even up through the Rankers.

Buy the back part that is the double (both shoulder) vertical-fire missile pack, it fires 2 missiles per pack which split up into 4 to 6 warheads each, the launcher is light blue in color. And buy some of the missile support packs for Extentions. Ones with most damage. Also buy some optional parts that have to do with missiles. Like the one that extends the missile lock on range, one that increases the size of the sight. And most important the one that automatically fires missles upon lock-on (this makes it much easier for you)..

Now challenge whoever you want to fight in the arena, and play on the map Abandoned Highway. this gives you a great advantage cause you are on a high building. Your opponent starts off far away and usualy will Over boost to get to you.. But when they get in range they will stop going forward and shoot at you. By Now, they should also be in range of your missiles, so just lock on to them (and dont forget your extentions!) and it will automatically fire as soon as it gets locked on to the enemy, so all you have to do is keeping them in your sights. You wont believe the power of these missiles and how fast they can PWN your opponent. And whhats nice is since they are vertical missiles, even if your opponent goes right underneath your building trying to figure out how to shoot you, you can still pitch down and shoot at them, and your missiles will go up and then drop down onto their head!!!

Sometimes they will figure it out and fly up onto your building, but this doesnt seem to happen very often, and in case it does you should be sure to have a nice close range weapon/laser sword to finish them off.
Verified by: Demon Speed Submitted by: Shinobi_razor on March 09, 2005

Easy Way To Beat The Arena

(This will only work if you have 2 legs, meaning no tanks or hover crafts for your legs) There are several ways to beat everyone in the arena but the easiest way, I found out, is to get the back piece that is two things in one that fires warheads. After you get that (and maybe some extra things to put in your slots to help you) go to the arena and challenge who ever is next on your list. When selecting the arena to fight in, pick the one with 2 huge pillars (not one) that have a bridge connecting them. Once in battle jump up onto the little wall / building and then fly up all the way to the top of the pillar. Once there, walk onto the the bridge until your are about in the middle. From there, your opponent shouldn't be able to hit you, all their gun fire and missiles will hit the bottom of the bridge. Now get out your warheads. These warheads will superheat your opponent, taking away their AP quickly. Your opponent will go back and forth under the bridge, so you have to be quick. The sooner you hit them in a row with the warheads, the sooner their temperature will go up.

Sorry if this is confusing in anyway, but it really works.
Verified by: this cheat is unverified Submitted by: John on July 25, 2009

Quickly Force An Enemy System Error

A good way to give your opponent in the Arena a "system error" is to use the machine gun arms. Keep shooting them continuously and they will quickly get a "system error." It works well with the lower opponents. Good in missions too, but be careful not to use up all of your ammo. And have a backup shoulder weapon in case you do run out.
Verified by: this cheat is unverified Submitted by: pooldude_95 on April 12, 2010

Really easy way to win in the arena!

Go to highway when you challenge them. Have a vertical missile launcher and grenade arms, which are powerful just in-case the vertical missile launcher doesn't kill them. I've used this tactic and so have my brothers if done CORRECTLY IT DOES WORK

Have fun =)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Verified by: this cheat is unverified Submitted by: CHEATGOD on May 27, 2008

Cheats

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Fixed camera view

While playing a game, hold Circle + X + Start. The game will pause. Press Start to resume the game with the camera fixed at the pre-location. For the Japanese version of the game, hold Circle + X + Select.

Verified by: Demon Speed Submitted by: G Suit Unit X01 on August 06, 2003

Lots Of Cheats

Human Plus
Drop to -50000 credits and an experiment will be done on you. You need to do this multiple times to get the full benifit. This will restart the game.

1st time: Automatic Radar

2nd time: Ability To Throw The Laserblade

3rd time: Have Heat Taken Away From Attack

4th time: Ability To Walk While Shooting Back Weapons

5th time: Use Half Of The Energy

6th time: Double energy

Steal Your Enemies Emblem
In the single player Arena mode you can steal your defeated opponent's emblem. To do this you of course have to beat an opponent in the Arena, then once beaten you can go back to the opponent selection screen where everyone is ranked by number. Highlight and select someone you have defeated and then press START + SELECT and you should hear a sound. Press the two buttons again and again until you hear the sound. Once you hear the sound go to the Edit Emblem screen and the emblem selected will be the one you just took from your opponent. You can then edit it or just wear it as your own.

Use overweight AC Units
Once you finish the entire game the first time and you see the credits, the next time you start a game using the final save (the one you make after the credits) you can buy equipment and parts that would normally make your mech overweight. You will then be able to use your overweight mech the next time you play.

Debt of 50000:
You have to go in debt of 50000 six times to unlock these cheats:

1. Automatic radar
2.Ability to throw laserblade
3.nothing that i know of
4.shoot back weapons while walking
5.nothing that i know of
6.double energy

Easy way to win in arena:
If you are having a lot of difficulty in the arena, there is an easy way to beat just about anybody. It helped me get all the way to rank 9. There is a level you can choose in which you start off on top of a tall building, if you just sit there, then the enemy usually flies out of the ring.

Secret Weapon:
The weapon is hidden in the mission against Emeraude to destroy the surface weapons. Right when the mission starts, fly over the surface weapons and look over to the rocks where there is a small hill. Somewhere around there lying down is the karasawa mk-II(the weapon one the AC has on the cover). Press circle to pick it up. This is a laser weapon that is extremely powerful with 50 ammo. I think it is one of the best weapons in the game.

Another way to win arena:
The way to do it is to buy the back part that shoots 2 multiple warhead missiles its expensive but you'll make it. Then go to the Etal Base and from the beginning fly to the platform all the way in the air and then there is a pole in the middle. Fly on top of that. That's all use the multiple warhead missile and no matter where he is they can track ure enemy.


Verified by: Rustedknight Submitted by: sic on April 20, 2002

Lots Of Cheats

Human Plus
Drop to -50000 credits and an experiment will be done on you. You need to do this multiple times to get the full benifit. This will restart the game.

1st time: Automatic Radar

2nd time: Ability To Throw The Laserblade

3rd time: Have Heat Taken Away From Attack

4th time: Ability To Walk While Shooting Back Weapons

5th time: Use Half Of The Energy

6th time: Double energy

Steal Your Enemies Emblem
In the single player Arena mode you can steal your defeated opponent's emblem. To do this you of course have to beat an opponent in the Arena, then once beaten you can go back to the opponent selection screen where everyone is ranked by number. Highlight and select someone you have defeated and then press START + SELECT and you should hear a sound. Press the two buttons again and again until you hear the sound. Once you hear the sound go to the Edit Emblem screen and the emblem selected will be the one you just took from your opponent. You can then edit it or just wear it as your own.

Use overweight AC Units
Once you finish the entire game the first time and you see the credits, the next time you start a game using the final save (the one you make after the credits) you can buy equipment and parts that would normally make your mech overweight. You will then be able to use your overweight mech the next time you play.

Debt of 50000:
You have to go in debt of 50000 six times to unlock these cheats:

1. Automatic radar
2.Ability to throw laserblade
3.nothing that i know of
4.shoot back weapons while walking
5.nothing that i know of
6.double energy

Easy way to win in arena:
If you are having a lot of difficulty in the arena, there is an easy way to beat just about anybody. It helped me get all the way to rank 9. There is a level you can choose in which you start off on top of a tall building, if you just sit there, then the enemy usually flies out of the ring.

Secret Weapon:
The weapon is hidden in the mission against Emeraude to destroy the surface weapons. Right when the mission starts, fly over the surface weapons and look over to the rocks where there is a small hill. Somewhere around there lying down is the karasawa mk-II(the weapon one the AC has on the cover). Press circle to pick it up. This is a laser weapon that is extremely powerful with 50 ammo. I think it is one of the best weapons in the game.

Another way to win arena:
The way to do it is to buy the back part that shoots 2 multiple warhead missiles its expensive but you'll make it. Then go to the Etal Base and from the beginning fly to the platform all the way in the air and then there is a pole in the middle. Fly on top of that. That's all use the multiple warhead missile and no matter where he is they can track ure enemy.


Verified by: this cheat is unverified Submitted by: sic on April 20, 2002

Overweight cores

Successfully complete mission mode and allow the credits to complete to be able to have cores that are overweight.
Verified by: this cheat is unverified Submitted by: G Suit Unit X01 on August 06, 2003

Temporary invincibility

While playing a game, press L2 + R2 + R3. If you entered the code correctly, a "Limiter Released" system error message will appear, and you will have infinite energy during this time. After approximately one minute, the "OB Down" system error will appear. It will last as long as the previous error, but you will not have any energy. After "OB Down" is completed, your AC will recharge and return to normal. Make sure you finish off your enemy before you become vulnerable.
Verified by: shadowslayer011 Submitted by: G Suit Unit X01 on August 06, 2003
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