24th December – Reach Daily Challenges Commentary

No epic challenges today, lots of multiplayer to bring people together at Christmas over a roaring plasma fire with some Grunts roasting on top of it…

More than a Handful – Kill 77 enemies in multiplayer Matchmaking – 1750 cR

Multi-team will get you lots of kills quickly, particularly in Crazy King or Oddball, so stick with them to get through this as quickly as possible. Bungie are being more generous, this challenge is normally 125 kills for 1250 credits, and when it’s 77 kills it’s only 750 credits.

A Great Friend – Earn 15 assists today in multiplayer Matchmaking – 2000 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, particularly in the Multi-Team Battle variants. 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…

Light Fuse, Run Away – Kill 4 enemies with grenades in a multiplayer Matchmaking game – 1000 cR

You’re best looking at Elite Slayer where grenades are very powerful, but any map with some tight corners will help (Sword Base, Countdown, Reflection). It’s going to be a bit grenade-tastic when people are going for this challenge!

I Need Some Ammo – Complete a Campaign mission on Heroic or harder with the Famine Skull on – 2000 cR

There are two ways of doing this, either play through normally, which shouldn’t be too hard, just takes a while, or try a mission you can skip lots of. If you’re playing through, a mission with vehicles will help as they have unlimited ammo (although avoid Long Night of Solace because the Corvette section can be a pain with limited ammo). If you’re running it, Winter Contingency, ONI: Sword Base or Nightfall work really well. The only dudes you’ll really have a problem with are the Hunters in Nightfall, so get good at melee hits from behind them, most other guys you can skip (and again if you can grab a Wraith you’re good for half the mission – snipe the gunner and jump in to make the driver jump out). See my previous post on Nightfall running for help, hopefully you start with the same amount of ammo so it’s easy. Some people use Sprint, I use Active Camo, it’s up to you what you prefer really.

Almost time for Christmas, I hope you’re all wrapped up and good to spread Christmas cheer (if not, Oops!!). What do you think the challenges tomorrow will be? Something about the Moa again? Or a good Father Christmas reference maybe?

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3 Responses to 24th December – Reach Daily Challenges Commentary

  1. lonewolf says:

    can’t the kills and grenades just be done in score attack?

    • Spiderbaby says:

      I don’t think so – “multiplayer Matchmaking” seems to mean all multiplayer matchmaking besides Firefight. It confused me in the beginning as well.

      And Happy Christmas to everyone!

    • Matthew Vose says:

      Spider’s right – multiplayer involves anything where you’re playing against other humans, so Rumble Pit, BTB, MTB, Team SWAT/Slayer/Snipers and so on. I’ve never tried Firefight Versus to see what that lets you do for challenges – something to try in the new year perhaps.

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