30th December – Reach Daily Challenges Commentary

Firefight Thursday is here again. I’m surprised by the lack of Campaign challenges so far this week.

A Friend in Need – Earn 5 assists in Firefight Matchmaking – 1300 cR

Courtyard all the way, especially on the Elites and Brutes. If you do 40% or more damage and someone else kills the enemy in 4 seconds you get an assist. So when you start seeing Elites and Brutes start hammering them (particularly using an overcharged Plasma Pistol on Elites) when there are other people clustered around you.

A Satisfied Thirst – Kill 250 Grunts in Firefight Matchmaking – 1800 cR

For today, I think go into a full Firefight Matchmaking and play through the game, making sure to get your assists. Then see how many Elites, Headshots and Grunts you need to get. You’ll be left with probably one Score Attack and one Gruntpocalypse round needed (220 kills in all, but only 6 Elites) to get the rest, but that’s a play time of about 35-40 mins for all the challenges.

Demon – Kill 10 Elites in Firefight Matchmaking – 1250 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. The last few times we’ve seen this the number of Elites has been upped in the Firefights, particularly the bonus round. If you can, grab a Needle Rifle from a downed enemy and get a few headshots too.

Hyper Lethal Vector – Kill 100 enemies with headshots in Firefight Matchmaking – 2000 cR

100 headshots is possible in one game of Gruntpocalypse. Take your time, even when you shoot a Grunt in the body they usually won’t die so you can then re-align your shot and hit the head. You know it’s a headshot because you get the birthday explosion, which makes it a happy occasion! Be careful of using grenades, and Grunts throwing grenades, as they’ll whittle down your available headshots.

Kinect has finally come, so I’m all set for New Years now. Which is good because I’ve managed to leave the drums for Rock Band at the house we stayed in over Christmas! D’oh.

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2 Responses to 30th December – Reach Daily Challenges Commentary

  1. R.T. says:

    Another good way to get assists is to get sniper fight and take the first shot on the Phantoms’ cannons. It takes two hit to take one down.

  2. xXMaster SoulXx says:

    Yes R.T. is correct me and my brother did this and your guaranteed to get an assist everytime the phatom drops the covy off! 2 Thumbs up for R.T. posting this!!!!

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