Armored Cores are titanic mechs capable of accomplishing mammoth feats. There is very little that these almost invulnerable can’t accomplish. To add a bit more challenge to the mix, Armored Core 6 features something called EN Load. This is a unique mechanic that is intended to add a balancing element to the gameplay.
EN Load in Armored Core 6 is basically the total power capacity of your Mech. This is an important stat around which every working aspect of your mech revolves. Learn how to download Decals & Share Codes to power up your customization.
How does EN Load work in Armored Core 6?
EN Load is the total amount of power generated within your core. This determines how many parts you can add to your mech and what kind. All the components of your mech collectively must have a consumption stat that is within the EN Load. So, it is paramount to find a mech composition where the total consumption is less than the EN Load. If any part of your mech goes beyond the EN load, it fails to work within and therefore adds to the current load stat as a penalty.
The penalty is that your Mech becomes much slower than usual with, of course, the part in question exceeding the EN Load limit being a redundant aspect of your composition. This mechanic in essence is quite similar to ‘fat-rolling’ in FromSoftware’s Soulsborne games. This situation in Armored Core though is referred to as ‘EN Shortfall’. Heavier components tend to consume more power as well, so weight balancing is yet another aspect that needs to be addressed when building your mech.
What the EN Load actually does is limit the number of parts that can be used on your core. This presents a greater challenge as you go into battle. The emphasis, of course, is on finding the right combination that is both energy-efficient and effective in combat, thereby highlighting the crafting and customization mechanic.
How to increase the EN Load?
With each chapter in Armored Core 6 spawning progressively tougher enemies, you’ll need to create a mech that can handle higher levels of challenge. At times, even the possibility of having an OP mech can become tempting. The best way to accomplish this is, of course, by increasing the EN Load. Generators are the primary pieces of equipment that determine the EN Load.
Generators also determine the energy regeneration rate. So, it is essential to find a generator that is capable of handling all the components of your desired mech. There are certain drawbacks to using some generators, so finding the right balance again is crucial.