There’s a lot to love about Soul Calibur 6. From Libra of Souls to the online stage of history, SC6 is one of the best entries in the franchise in a long time.
But one bugaboo that’s got veteran plays riled up is the fact that, well, the venerable fighting game doesn’t have all that many options when it comes to armor. Whether they’re wanting to change the default outfits of their favorite fighters or kit out their custom character creations, it’s painfully obvious that options are limited.
So can you unlock armor in Soul Calibur 6? Well, kind of.
As you play through Libra of Souls, you’ll unlock quite a bit for the museum, and as you play through Chronicle of Souls, you’ll unlock Inferno as a playable character.
But armors? Yeah, that’s no dice, my friend.
The only caveat here is that you’ll get 100 extra pieces of armor for Create a Soul (CaS) if you buy the season pass (you can also “unlock” Tira this way). That armor piece number a bit less than the 183 found in Soul Calibur 5 but more than the amount found in Soul Calibur 4. Currently, the armor pieces aren’t available.
You can also “unlock” armor in CaS with Soul Points. However, you’re not finding new armor in any of the game’s modes, but instead accessing armor that’s already available in CaS. While technically, yes, you’re unlocking armor, we all know how we really want to get new items for character creation.
Even as a casual player, I find it a bit disappointing that the game’s two story modes don’t unlock any additional items or armor for CaS (that’s aside from my overall qualms with the mode which is the topic of another article entirely).
Part of the fun of playing through Libra of Souls and Chronicle of Souls is unlocking items. The museum is cool and all, but that’s not the draw here. And while it’s unlikely Bandai Namco will “patch” in unlockable armors (I chuckle at the thought), it’s a nice pipe dream to have.