1st January – Reach Daily Challenges Commentary

Happy 2011 kids and kidettes. I hope you all had fun last night and the champagne leaves you ready for some Reach today…

There Are Many Like… – Kill 100 enemies with precision weapons in the Campaign today – 1000 cR

Finally some Campaign challenges to help with the weekly. Precision weapons are the DMR, Sniper Rifle, Needle Rifle and Focus Rifle (anything that can headshot except the Pistol, which is small arms, although you don’t need to headshot for the challenge). Make sure you work through a whole mission if you still need the weekly challenge – Nightfall is good, because you start with loads and loads of ammo for the Sniper Rifle.

Short, Controlled Bursts – Kill 50 enemies with automatic weapons in the Campaign today – 1000 cR

Automatic weapons are those that fire repeatedly, namely the Assault Rifle, Plasma Repeater, Plasma Rifle, Needler and Spiker. In Campaign you want a mission with lots and lots of enemies quickly. Winter Contingency’s probably a good one as it’s not too hard, and the enemies come quickly. Stick to Normal difficulty so you don’t have to spend too long.

Above the Law – Complete a round in Firefight Matchmaking without dying – 2500 cR

You can get this in Score Attack variants, so… Gruntpocalypse, on Corvette. Use the corridor to the left of the spawn room to snipe Grunts from afar. When a wave starts go to the platform and shoot them as quickly as possible – you’re particularly looking to take out any with the Fuel Rod Cannon, then any with Plasma Launchers, then helmets. But shoot every one you see quickly. Let them come you, as soon as you venture out you run a big risk. Remember this is complete without dying, so no time element involved you can take it slow.

Un, Deux, Trois – Win 3 games in multiplayer Matchmaking – 1300 cR

If you play a Team Slayer/SWAT/Snipers etc you’ll get this easier, since only two teams gives you a higher chance of winning than the 6 person multi team (for instance).

Let me know in the comments what your resolutions for 2011 are, and what you’re doing on the first day of the new decade…

  1. There Are Many Like… – Kill 100 enemies with precision weapons in the Campaign today – 1000 cR
  2. Short, Controlled Bursts – Kill 50 enemies with automatic weapons in the Campaign today – 1000 cR
  3. Above the Law – Complete a round in Firefight Matchmaking without dying – 2500 cR
  4. Un, Deux, Trois – Win 3 games in multiplayer Matchmaking – 1300 cR
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7 Responses to 1st January – Reach Daily Challenges Commentary

  1. Alex says:

    Your posts for today aren’t showing up on the homepage of the blog fro some reason, but they can be accessed by clicking on “Challenges” and “Commentary”…just letting you know, Matthew. Thanks again for your work on the blog, though.

  2. Alex says:

    Oh yes, and I don’t believe in New Year’s resolutions. People should be encouraged to make resolutions at anytime during the year. I mean really, most people say I’m gonna get in shape and go on a diet while eating and drinking at a party at midnight…c’mon man. Today, I’m gonna work on these challenges…along with the weekly and then going to the Utah Jazz game tonight with my Dad before my family drives home tomorrow.

    • Matthew Vose says:

      Fair enough. I always make at least one resolution, which helps me focus on something I want to improve. 2009 I wanted to get over 10,000 gamerscore in the year, which I did by September but it was great at making me actually spend some time playing different games than I’d normally do.

      Last year I wanted to see several of my friends at least 4 times each in the year, and to take more chances on things. I spent more time actually seeing people around the country because of it, and won about 8 competitions, went to more events/shows etc, and joined in a flash mob in Covent Garden!

      • Alex says:

        Don’t get me wrong, there’s nothing wrong with good resolutions (and it sounds like yours are), I just think it’s stupid that most people wait for a new year to do so. You can better yourself any day of the year! Sorry though, I’ll stop being a scrooge now! Happy New Year, everyone! 🙂

  3. Russ says:

    Only struggled with Above the Law. Did it on Courtyard though :]

    • Russ says:

      Also, NYR’s…

      1: Move out
      2: Get a better job
      3: Get my VCP
      4: Go see a doctor to get my head sorted out
      5: Keep my NYR’s this year !

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