10th December – Reach Daily Challenges Commentary

Don’t shoot the messenger, the assist challenge should be much easier today for a good return. And with over 8000 credits on offer today is a good challenge day (shame I’m out tonight for Christmas party – maybe tomorrow morning)…

Shootin’ and Lootin’ – Kill 250 enemies in any game mode in Reach – 2500 cR

Once you’ve got the below, if you’ve not hit your 250 either hit up Score Attack (100 kills) or Gruntpocalypse (120 kills) on Corvette for a lot in 10 minutes, or download the Firefight Invincible from my file share for a load of kills, medals and points in 10 minutes.

Helping Hand – Earn 10 assists today in multiplayer Matchmaking – 1600 cR

Much easier, 10 in total so you’ll get this just playing normally. As I’ve said all week, assists are much easier when you buddy up with someone and run around shooting everyone, one of you gets the kill and the other should get an assist. The Plasma Pistol overcharged is a good way of doing lots of damage quickly, as is a Sniper Rifle shot to the body.

Inclement Weather – Complete a Campaign mission on Heroic or harder with the Thunderstorm Skull on – 1500 cR

We’ve seen something similar to this as ‘Just a Shower’, when it was any mission on Normal. My advice still applies – Winter Contingency (which you should be pretty good at now) and run as much as you can. When you get to the marines just stay in the jeep and drive back and forth across the landing zone mowing down Covvies (I always clip the burnt out Warthog to give myself a better straight line on subsequent runs). Then in the courtyard just hide in the door and let Kat do her thing. Once in the base you’re looking at DMR shots and Grenades to take out the packs of Grunts and Jackals as you make your way through. Pick up a Plasma Pistol on your way, then in the last chamber snipe the Grunts, overcharge DMR into the Elite with a Sword and headshot him to take him down, and the same on the last Elite if you didn’t get him at the beginning of the level. Easy Peasy.

A Solid Outing – Earn at least 15 kills in a multiplayer Matchmaking game – 3000 cR

3000 credits. Awesome. Best ways to get lots of kills in one game:

  • Multi Team Battle – Particularly the variants of Oddball or Crazy King as you can take out people going for the objective, but normal Slayer works well in this mode as well
  • Invasion – Depends on your skill level, but the games are long so it’s quite possible to get a lot of kills
  • Team Slayer/SWAT – Again depends on your skill level, and that of your team, but it’s definitely possible to get 15 in a game without too much stress

Have fun with these guys, I’ll still be posting this weekend, although I’m also attending the Angry Birds meetup in London so might be via my phone!


8 Responses to 10th December – Reach Daily Challenges Commentary

  1. Silas45 says:

    What does the Thunderstorm skull do again? Thanks!

    • Matthew Vose says:

      It upgrades all enemies. Useful for leader challenges too.

      • xXMaster SoulXx says:

        what is Matt Vose’s gamertag so i can get the firefight Invincible from his fileshare?

      • Alex says:

        Actually, just to let you know, Thunderstorm isn’t useful for leader challenges.

        Grunt = Infantry
        Jackal = Specialist
        Elite/Brute = Leader
        I’m not sure about Hunters / Buggers.

        But yeah, just be aware that Thunderstorm upgrades them from say ‘Infantry Class’ to ‘Specialist Class’ to ‘Hero Class’, not ‘Infantry Rank’ to ‘Specialist Rank’.

  2. Justin Lauria says:

    I assume it’s Loreweaver based on the picture on the right side of this website

  3. Riley says:

    His GT is Loreweaver, as seen on the right sidebar of this website.

  4. Riley says:


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