Armored Core 6 Overburdened: How To Increase Weight Load

If you want to remain mobile and use your full speed in Armored Core 6, you need to maintain your weight load in the game and not be Overburdened.

When playing Armored Core 6, you may encounter a situation where the game tells you you’re overburdened and cannot fight. This slows you down considerably and reduces your effectiveness in combat. If you’re struggling with this, you’re at the right place.

In this guide, we’ll go over what being overburdened means in Armored Core 6 and how you can tell when you’re nearing this point. Additionally, we’ll also go over some ways in which you can effectively manage your weight.

Armored Core 6 Overburdened Weight Mechanics Explained

In Armored Core 6, being overburdened is when you have equipped more weight than you can carry, which lands some penalties on you. When you’re overburdened, your speed isn’t as fast as before, making you vulnerable to damage and slowing the game down considerably.

You need to consider two stats when putting together your mech of mass destruction: Current Load and Load Limit. The former outlines the weight you are currently carrying. Aside from your legs, everything you have equipped contributes to the Load. The latter is a bar that tells you the total weight you can carry, given your current stats.

Your mech will only function and be able to Sortie if your Current Load is below the Load Limit. The game will mark you as overloaded and out of commission when you go beyond that.

How to increase your Weight Load in Armored Core 6

There are several ways to increase your Weight Load in Armored Core 6, including getting stronger legs, shedding some weight, or getting a Weight Control OS upgrade. We have discussed all three in detail below:

Upgrade your legs

Legs are responsible for carrying all of that steel around. They serve as the foundation of your mech, and if they aren’t strong, you’ll often find yourself low on Weight Load.

You must pay for a stronger set of legs to increase your load limit. Upgrading your legs will give you the strength you need to carry more weapons.

Different legs have different weight classes. Some will be able to withstand more weight than others. Consider the following legs for increased Weight Limit when crafting your mech in Armored Core 6

LegWeight Limit
Legs and Weight Limits in Armored Core 6

Shed some weight

The best way to reduce the Current Load and jump back into action is by equipping lighter weapons in Armored Core 6. You can choose four different weapons—two for each of your shoulders and two for your hands to carry around.

Just pick ones that don’t make you exceed the limit. You can still build fairly decent if you manage your weight wisely.

Something to help you with the process is weapon stats. Every weapon you can equip has a weight stat. Generally, you want to equip weapons and parts that are considered light and have a lower weight class.

Weight Control OS Upgrade

This workaround is more limiting because it only restores you to full functionality while in combat. Outside of it, you’ll still be limited.

If you do not want to upgrade your legs or reduce weight, head straight for the OS Tuning Workshop. Pay a small fee to get the Weight Control OS upgrade. This will allow you to take your mech into the battle without worrying about exceeding your weight limit.

Don’t jump the gun and go for the choice. Being overburdened with an OS Upgrade might seem like you hacked it, but we have not. Now, moving around with weak legs and all that weight will only tire you sooner than you want with an additional cost of slowness.

Shavez Arif is a senior writer at He is caffeine-dependent, not-so-hardcore gamer who for some reason loves every FPS game with a toxic fanbase - Rainbow Six Siege and Valorant to name a few.