7th December – Reach Daily Challenges Commentary

Today should be called ‘something for everyone day’. Except the assist challenge. No one likes that.

Gunslinger – Kill 150 enemies in multiplayer Matchmaking – 1500 cR

This isn’t too hard, but can take some grinding. Multi Team battle is a great way to ramp up your kill volume, particularly in Crazy King or Oddball which are longer sessions. Go for people in the hill or going for the ball and you’ll be taking lots out. Be prepared to die. A lot.

A Great Friend – Earn 15 assists today in multiplayer Matchmaking – 1400 cR

An assist is when you do 40% or more damage to an opponent and someone else kills them within 4 seconds. There are various ways to do this, one of the best is to team up with someone and work on taking people out together. An overcharged Plasma Pistol or Sniper Rifle shot to the body do more than 40% damage straight off, so you can always snipe from a camping position (ie the loft on Pinnacle) to help take people down. Grenades are also really handy here.

Cannon Fodder – Kill 50 infantry-class foes in the Campaign today – 1000 cR

Infantry class comes in pretty much every enemy type, so you want to take out all of them. Looking at my game history, I usually get about 30 infantry kills on Winter Contingency, more if I redo the marine defence and base door defence sections. If you jump straight to Rally Point Bravo you can play through that bit  (and the base itself) several times to up this volume. Another good alternative is ONI: Sword Base (mission 3). I usually get 40-50 infantry kills in the level as a whole, again depending on how many time I replay certain sections (once you’re past the Hunters I think there are loads). A favourite play to make is to sprint past the opening enemy horde and grab the Target Designator, turn around and use it on the dudes following you. Chances are you’ll get the Killionaire medal and take out loads of infantry. Reload the level or checkpoint (if you got one at a good time) and do it again and again. Chances are you’ll have this done in 3-4 minutes.

Heroic Demon – Kill 30 Elites in Firefight Matchmaking on Heroic or harder today – 1500 cR

Any Rocketfight Matchmaking will suit you here (you only get about 6 Elites in Score Attack so that’ll take about an hour if you do it that way). Courtyard can be useful as it doesn’t take too long to get out and take people on. I quite like Overlook as it’s a fairly easy map to do hit and run attacks once the enemies get tough. I’m interested in hearing if this works on Firefight Vs. Loads of Elites to kill in that game type, but is it applicable to the challenge? Please comment if you find out this afternoon.

Have a read of the weekly challenge commentary (in useful links to the right) if you’ve not done that easy challenge yet. Some great comments being added with tips on doing Winter Contingency real quick!



4 Responses to 7th December – Reach Daily Challenges Commentary

  1. xXMaster SoulXx says:

    I honestly don’t think “Heroic Demon” challenge is even worth going for..it would take to long for the worth of only 1500cr !!! then again if your playing FireFight for a long period of time theres always commendations to work on! …I would just rather play Team Slayer and get more credits in the time it would take to get that challenge!

    • Spiderbaby says:

      “Heroic Demon” took me one game of Firefight co-op sniperfight on Outpost (25 elites) and one game of Score Attack (6 elites, I think). I got that many in the co-op since it was only me and one other person playing so you’d be pushed to get it in one Fightfight co-op match.

      My favourite way to get “A Great Friend” out of the way is to play multiteam on Countdown. I use sprint and run up and melee the shields off other players who usually get killed shortly afterwards. I get at least 10 assists in a match – at the expense of being the most annoying player in the field!

      • xXMaster SoulXx says:

        Im going to have to try and play multiteam when it comes to assists…i usually play Rumble Pit and average around 5 i would say a game! …But hey being an annoying player gets the challenges completed…and thats all that matter haha

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