17th January – Reach Daily Challenges Commentary

A great mix of challenges today, all of which are pretty easy to accomplish…

One Spartan Army – Kill 400 enemies in Firefight Matchmaking – 2000 cR

You get 120 Grunts in Gruntpocalypse, about 100 enemies in Score Attack and something like 330 in a Firefight Matchmaking game (although split between up to 4 people). I recommend 3 Score Attack and one Gruntpocalypse, since you don’t always get the full amount in each game (usually Grunts and Brutes kill each other by accident with grenades), and Score Attack gives you a good way to up various commendations with the variety of weapons and enemy kills.

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

10 in total so you’ll get this just playing normally. 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. Rumble Pit can be a good way of getting assists depending on the map, preferably a close quarters type of area like Sword Base.

Hyper Lethal Vector – Kill 150 enemies with Headshots in Firefight Matchmaking – 3000 cR

150 headshots isn’t possible in one game of Gruntpocalypse, so run through it twice quickly. 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, but with two games you should have plenty spare to go around.

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

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). Nightfall is good, because you start with loads and loads of ammo for the Sniper Rifle, as is Winter Contingency from Rally Point Bravo which has DMRs in the base and lots of guys dropped off to shoot at you. I think ONI Sword Base also starts off with the DMR as well.

A nice way to start the week. Don’t forget to use the useful links on the right to find anything like my weekly challenge commentary, and for regular updates when these commentaries are available join the the Facebook group, follow me on Twitter or subscribe via email.

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4 Responses to 17th January – Reach Daily Challenges Commentary

  1. Jeff m says:

    Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Been using your blog for a few weeks now and it has helped to clarify how to complete some of the challenges (maps, weapons,campaign,etc) much quicker than I was. Keep ’em coming!

  2. Ian says:

    This is the fastest way I find to do ‘There are Many Like’

    Package, rally point Bravo.

  3. Defender77 says:

    Got the firefight ones done but might skip the campaign one. Not enough credits vs time for me. Maybe I’ll chase down some more grunts with a ghost on beachhead.

  4. Defender77 says:

    Thanks for the tip and vid link. That works really well. Got like 8 or so killamajaros and done all in under 10 minutes.

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