Armored Core 6’s Fastest Money Farm Is A Rookie Murder Spree

A mech head displays a red laser light.

Image: FromSoftware / Bandai Namco

A key aspect of Armored Core VI is earning cash to unlock new guns and mech parts. Once you complete a mission you can replay it as much as you want for extra pay, and players have now found one of the fastest money farms in the entire game: brutally murdering a rookie test pilot in under a minute, dozens of times in a row.

The mission is called “Destroy the Tester AC” and it’s exactly what it says on the tin. You load into Southern Belius in the Contaminated City, locate an enemy Armored Core nearby, and waste him as quickly as possible. The job nets you 95,000 credits minus whatever you waste on ammunition, it’s super easy, and only takes 30 seconds to a minute depending on your build.

Two mechs face off on a metal platform.

Screenshot: FromSoftware / Kotaku

That makes it a perfect fast cash farm (“Wallclimber” is also great, but not as mindless). However, unlike most missions in Armored Core VI that see you going toe-to-toe with giant helicopters, difficult bosses, or massive facilities filled with enemy cannons, the tester AC mission only has one enemy, and it’s a student pilot who’s never been in the shit before. “I’ll deal with the merc!” he says like a true anime red shirt. “I’ve been training for this!”

Not well enough, sadly. He talks to you throughout the fight as you mercilessly beat his ass. “The Redguns need this AC…I…I can’t fail this mission!” he stammers. He even thinks he’s winning at one point. “My training is paying off,” he says after landing a hit, only to scream a few seconds later, “Damn it! I can’t die like this!”

Gif: FromSoftware / Kotaku

Players have now killed him millions of times just so they can afford a ton of extra guns they’ll probably almost never use because double Zimmermans and Songbirds are completely OP. It’s absurd, hilarious, and tragic in a way that feels almost like FromSoftware planned it this way. The Armored Core community is already full of tips pointing new players to the easy payday and memes celebrating the Dafeng Student Pilot’s ongoing ritual sacrifice, his last words seared into their brains.

“I…I just…I just wanted a callsign of my own…” he manages, before his AC explodes. Fans have decided he deserves to get one. The current frontrunner is “Yamcha”.


Twitch Star Hasan Piker Raised A Bunch Of Money For Palestine

Twitch streamer Hasan “Hasanabi” Piker often gets hate from detractors who claim that there’s an inherent hypocrisy between his own accumulation of wealth and his constant advocacy for workers and disenfranchised communities, despite the fact that he routinely walks the walk in addition to talking the talk. Now, the Twitch star and his community have raised over $840,000 to aid Palestinian children and refugees affected by Israel’s airstrikes and military assaults on Gaza, with Piker himself kicking at least $75,000 into the total.

As ABC News reports, Israeli officials state that more than 1,400 people have been killed in Israel and more than 3,400 have been injured in the days following a surprise attack by Hamas on October 7. Meanwhile, according to BBC, health officials report that Israel’s retaliation, which has included air raids that have reduced much of Gaza to rubble, has killed around 3,000 Palestinian people. The Israeli government also cut off electricity and most water in the region, and hospitals are overflowing with thousands of displaced Palestinians in dire need of medical aid.

Although Twitch is primarily a place for folks to watch their favorite streamer play a video game for hours on end, Piker is using his platform as the seventh most-watched streamer on Twitch to share his perspective on the conflict and to raise funds to help Palestinians suffering as a result of it.

Read More: As Palestine Suffers, A Call For Action

On October 14, Piker announced that he’d set up a fundraising campaign to support The Palestine Children’s Relief Fund, American Near East Refugee Aid, Medical Aid for Palestinians, and the Palestinian Red Crescent Society. Just 40 minutes into Hasan’s stream, which typically runs for eight hours, Hasan and his community had already raised $180,000 through his Tiltify Impact Fund. By October 16, Hasan’s community had raised more than $700,000 for Palestinian communities. And because Hasan has periodically matched his viewers’ contributions, that total reflects $75,000 of Piker’s own money.

“We closed out the day at $488K,” Hasan wrote on his official Twitter account after October 14’s stream. “I am so proud of this community!” The campaign continues on Hasan’s Twitch channel, and as of this writing, over $845,000 has been raised.

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