3rd February – Reach Daily Challenges Commentary

Firefight Thursday is here again, so get ready to take out some Grunts…

Heroic Killagruntjaro! – Earn 10 multikills in a Firefight Matchmaking game on Heroic or harder – 1000 cR

10 multikills is easy – if you go to Gruntpocalypse on Corvette and use the DMR to snipe Grunts. Go to the platform off the left corridor as you start and you can shoot them coming out of the low room opposite, then coming down the central ramp and finally going through the centre or the further shield. Multikills do stack, so an Overkill counts as three for the double and triple kill as well.

That Pink Mist – Kill 20 enemies with a Supercombine from the Needler or Needle Rifle in Firefight Matchmaking – 1650 cR

I’m a Score Attack fan for this. You can grab a Needler from the Grunts and use it on them. In the second wave you can get a Needle Rifle from a Jackal. To get the supercombine you need to hit an unshielded enemy with about half a Needler clip, or three from the Rifle. The third wave of Brutes is excellent for this as they’re big targets and don’t dodge so much as they get close. For today I’d work through Gruntpoc for the challenge above, then if you need to jump into a Score Attack to finish it off, and keep ploughing through to get the kill volumes too. That all said though, you can do the same in Gruntpocalypse grabbing a Needler off a Grunt, don’t unload into them just fire in bursts. I’ll be recommending Sniperfight in a minute, which is great for Needler kills because of the unlimited ammo. This is across any number of games so it’ll be easy to pick up.

Heroic Holdout – Kill 100 enemies on Holdout on Heroic in Firefight Matchmaking – 2000 cR

If you do that one game of Gruntpocalypse on Holdout you can pick this up. 120 Grunts gives you ample opportunity to get this, I tend to sit in one of the lower levels and snipe from the door then let them come to me.

Flat Tire – Kill 10 enemy vehicles in Firefight Matchmaking – 1500 cR

Hmmm, Beachhead is good because of the Wraiths that are dropped, however I’m thinking Outpost for this, because there are usually a few Ghosts dropped in each game. In Sniperfight you’ll only take a couple of kills to take them out too. 10 vehicles might take a couple of games to do, unless I’ve missed some way of doing this.

As always, please add your tips to the comments section, especially your thoughts on vehicle kills.


22 Responses to 3rd February – Reach Daily Challenges Commentary

  1. Zen says:

    I just wanted to say thanks for helpful hints. I greatly appreciate this website.

  2. Tim Everitt says:

    I love Firefight Thursday.

    A couple of Wraiths drop in Corvette as well.

    • Matthew Vose says:

      That’s true, and is it Overlook where they’re dropped past the river too? I have a feeling there may be Ghosts dropped in Beachhead as well as the ones that start there, but I’m not sure. I still think the most vehicles are dropped into Outpost though, and as they’re Ghosts they’re easy to take out with the Sniper Rifle.

    • Josh says:

      Firefight rules!

  3. also, i like Courtyard over Corvette for the multikills. i think it’s easier to stand on the bridge and pick the grunts off as they come waddling around the boxes. not to mention, the ammo crates are much closer that way.

    • Josh says:

      Me too – there’s a spot across the bridge and all the way to the left (coming out of the original spawn point) where you are practically untouchable!

  4. Silver 0sprey says:

    I think Sniper or Rocket Fight on Glacier is another option. You get Wraiths and Ghosts, sometimes together. Additionally, since more and more people are using Fire Fight to boost, often you have on two people playing, sometimes just you. So the chances are much greater.

  5. JB says:

    Just done these, took 2 goes at score attack playing Gruntpocalypse, those guys are always dropping needlers and as long as you kill them all before the time runs out there’s over 100. Just going to see which is best for the vehicle one now – and then back to living dead for the quick matches and the weekly prize 😀
    Great site BTW added to my bookmarks.

  6. TheChrisD says:

    Glad to see Pink Mist back to a reasonable amount/credit ratio!

  7. MJOLNIR Tester says:

    For multikills, Gruntpocalypse Score Attack on Beachhead. Fill up on ammo from the locker, stand at the top of the stairs and thin out the grunts as they come up the stairs. When it quiets down go through the hallway and down the back stairs to the Rocket Hog, making sure the coast is clear before hopping aboard. Drive the Rocket Hog a short distance to the Access Road, then man the turret. You now have long clear sightlines and can spam rockets at the grunts from long distances. Be prepared for reinforcements as they sometimes spawn nearby and you have to kill them quickly. If you start to get overwhelmed at close range hop off the Hog and take them out with the DMR so they won’t wreck your hog with sticky grenades. After they are dead (or you are killed and respawn) you can get back on the turret.

    I have been able to kill all 120 grunts with no deaths. I played this three times last night and got a total of 50 double kills, 11 triple kills, and 2 overkills. I also advanced my Firefight Vehicular commendation to silver level. http://www.bungie.net/Stats/Reach/PlayerGameHistory.aspx?player=MJOLNIR%20Tester

  8. Oki Chobee says:

    Corvette is a nice place for Pink Mist since you can draw the grunts close to you on the side ramps, kill a bunch, grab a needler, then run into the middle area and fire away when the wave is not full force. Courtyard works well too since you can just grab a needler and sit on the bridge and wait for them to come to you.

  9. michael says:

    I have already gotten all the daily challenges done with the exception of the flat tire challenge. That one will probally take me a while to finish. Since im pretty sure you cant do it on Score A ttack, doing it in firefight matchmaking seems like it would be pretty hard to get, seeing how as soon as the vehicle comes in everyone else in the game will go crazy to get to it. lol. i guess i will try to boost this one with some of my friends when they get off work. Oh and by the way thanks for this website, it has really helped me out alot and its also nice to be around others who also like doing the challenges and trying to help others with them. Thanks again!

  10. Darth Malber says:

    I loathe the Firefight challeneges and only do them because I have to. Gruntpocolypse is a fun diversion and I love hearing the birthday pop, but otherwise I can’t understand why Bungie keeps trying to promote the most boring and unchallenging part of the game. Oh yeah, and bring back Griffball!!!

    • michael says:

      I definately agree with Darth Malber, BRING GRIFFBALL BACK! At first i didnt like it but now i hate that its gone. Does anyone know if they are thinking about bringing it back?

  11. Steve says:

    Beachfront + Sniperfight + Jet Pack to the hills to the right of the main base, almost every round a vehicle drops on the beach to the far right… 5 or 6 sniper shots and it is yours. Got all 10 in one match. Great site BTW!

    • Steve says:

      Beachhead, it’s been a long morning

      • Oki Chobee says:

        Can you pick beachhead sniperfight in the score attack menu? If so, that would mean not having to compete against others for the vehicle kills + long FF games.

  12. Riley says:

    TIP: If you have a buddy to play with and are loading up firefight matchmaking and don’t want to play with two other people, set all three search parameters (skill, connection, language)…since the game will have a hard time finding other people reasonably quick you are almost guaranteed to play alone. I don’t like having four person firefight matches as there is almost ALWAYS bad lag. PLUS now there are more vehicles and kills for each person, obviously.

    • dukemeiser says:

      You don’t even need a buddy. If you have an extra controller, just log it in as a guest and increase your search restrictions. Only you and your extra controller will enter the game. Keep looking for a map with vehicles and snipers. Sign out if you don’t get one. Depending on your sniping skills and the map you should get at least 5 vehicles per game. It will take awhile since you are the only one doing the killing, but at least you don’t have to share kills.

      • Shane says:

        Again, be careful with this. If the other controller is idle all the time, you could get banhammered for full party boosting. I’m not sure whether Bungie bother to check whether both controllers are idle at the same time so you may be able to keep switching between the two.

        That said, you’ll probably be okay since there are so many AFK players on Firefight anyway (which is incredibly annoying on any other day – but not on Firefight Thursday :-)) and few if any of them seem to get reset since I keep meeting ending up with people on my avoid list. /rants off into the distance…

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