25th November – Reach Daily Challanges Commentary

So much for Firefight Thursday. I think perhaps Thursday is actually ‘game type specific day’. Or I’m just trying to see patterns where there are none…

Blastin’ and Relaxin’ – Kill 90 enemies in any game mode in Reach – 1000 cR

Given that the rest of the challenges call for 250 kills, I suspect you’ll get this in doing them. Although if this is the only challenge you’re going for, Score Attack will see you well given there are 100 enemies in a game.

The Little Guys – Kill 200 Grunts in Campaign today on Normal or harder – 2000 cR

You’ll remember I discussed this on 17th November when we last saw it. My thoughts then are the same now, Winter Contingency, Exodus or The Package are excellent for Grunts – read through the post from the 17th for more information on them. I’d also recommend going for the next two challenges before this, as you’ll be killing Grunts whilst attempting them I bet. Gerry also suggested the opening of ONI Sword Base – go straight to the Target Designator, turn around and blast some Grunts, then reset to checkpoint. It’s a quick way of doing it, although I prefer playing through levels to up various commendations. Ryan suggested something similar on The Package, throwing a grenade just before the checkpoint so that every time you reset it goes off and takes out a few Grunts. Let me know if you have any other great suggestions.

Roast ‘em, Toast ‘em – Kill 35 enemies while jet-packing on Exodus on Normal – 1500 cR

In the same way as all jet-pack challenges, make sure you’re firing the jet-pack when you get the kill or it won’t count.  Go into Exodus Rally Point Alpha grab a DMR (and a jet-pack), get to a platform and snipe the little dudes, then go into the tunnel for Brute kills. Check out my post from over a month ago for more information.

Nature vs. Nurture – Kill 15 Moa in Winter Contingency on Normal or harder – 2000 cR

The Moa are scattered through the first two sections of Winter Contingency, one melee and they drop like the girl I once inadvertently hit with an uppercut when cheering at a song in a club a bag of stones. A few run around the corner when starting the mission so you can always just restart that, but I think you may have to sit through the Falcon flight to do so. There are some more when you first fight Elites, and then more as you drive the truck around the place. You can run them over but it’s harder, I suggest jumping out and shooting or punching them. I reckon there are 15 in the level but a quick two runs would easily get this.

So easy, which is nice for the weekly. I’m worried that they’ll get harder for the weekend, but surely Bungie wouldn’t do that.

Polls as always, and comments very welcome, I’ve had some good suggestions for the blog lately, including putting the challenge details in the commentary too – let me know what you think. And don’t forget to click Like on our Facebook page to see updates there, I’m starting to put little thoughts on the challenges as they come to me.

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4 Responses to 25th November – Reach Daily Challanges Commentary

  1. Defender77 says:

    I like this layout! Thanks!

    Ps, so the girl was a real knockout?

  2. AbandonedBeach says:

    There’s a quick and easy way to get the Nature vs. Nuture challenge. Two Moa show up right near the beginning of the level right after you investigate the burnt out ship. You get a checkpoint right before they show up so you can just reload the save a few times. This doesn’t help with commendations or anything but it’s pretty useful if you’re only missing a few after playing through the level.

  3. iam8up says:

    I couldn’t get a checkpoint before the beginning two Moa.

    I played the level up until you drive the vehicle (truck). Go straight, turn to the right a bit and then you can go left down a path or up to the right of a tree. Doesn’t matter which if you can aim well. On the other side of this tree there are 4 Moa that line up. Kill them.

    Reload the checkpoint, get in the truck, down the hill a bit and take out another 4. Four repeats max.

  4. Molitor5901 says:

    For the grunts in campaign go to youtube and check out / search the “nice arm” commendation boosting trick for winter contingency. You just keep fragging as they drop from the ship and reload the checkpoint. I was actually whacking the moa at this point also.

    L

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