10th March – Reach Daily Challenges Commentary

Firefight Thursday, and we’re going to be spending some time playing in the sand. In case you don’t read the below through thoroughly, I recommend doing the Demon challenge on Beachhead so you get the third one, then Gruntpocalypse on Beachhead to try and wrap the rest up.

Shootin’ and Lootin’ – Kill 250 enemies in any game mode in Reach – 1875 cR

You’ll probably get this, or very close to it, through the other challenges. But if you want to do it somewhere other than Firefight your good options are:

  • Forge – make a game with players spawning in one spot and camp it
  • Firefight – Download my Firefight Invincible game type on my File Share, lots of Elites, lots of medals, lots of kills
  • ONI: Sword Base – Use the Target Designator trick (run past everyone at the beginning, grab it, turn around, fire, wait for the killing to stop and restart the checkpoint)
  • Package – There are points where you can get a checkpoint just before a number of Grunts appear in the final battle, so you can gun them down and restart

Hyper Lethal Vector – Kill 150 enemies with headshots in Firefight Matchmaking – 1125 cR

Gruntpocalypse is a great way of doing this, you should be looking to get 90 or more headshots in a game, especially if it’s on a simple map where you can line up the Grunts, like Corvette or Courtyard. If you haven’t got your kills for the last challenge then definitely do it on Beachhead first till you have that one.

Demon – Kill 50 Elites in Firefight Matchmaking – 1500 cR

Rocketfight’s usually a good one here, especially since they often up the amount of Elites you get, particularly in the Bonus Round. Fiesta Attack gave a lot more Elites than I’d seen before, but only about 25, and I think there were about 28 in the 2x Score Attack I played. Again, do this first. On Beachhead. Get this one knocked out and to within one game of Gruntpoc.

…And Recreation – Kill 150 enemies on Beachhead on Heroic in Firefight Matchmaking – 1125 cR

So as I said above… do Rocketfight or something similar on Beachhead to get your Elites. Then get your Gruntpoc on to get your headshots going. By then you should have all the kills you need. Don’t forget about the Warthog and Ghost on Beachhead so you can up your vehicle commendations whilst there.

Should be pretty easy, let us know if you have your own thoughts on the challenges.


12 Responses to 10th March – Reach Daily Challenges Commentary

  1. Edward says:

    If you play carefully, you can get this with 2 games of 2x Score Attack on Beach Head. Just did so during my lunch break. Why do I say carefully? Because the 2x damage tends to kill the Covies faster, so you don’t get a 2nd chance to line up the shots.

    Was kinda cool to get all 4 challenges popping during that 2nd game!

  2. Gareth says:

    Grab the warthog, drive it a little ways forward and then headbutt it into the wall on your left and jump on the turret. Nobody will come around the left side on the rock in the middle of the water in front of you and you can just sit on the launcher and take everybody out as they come at you. Pretty easy way to complete a score attack without dying plus getting you all the multi kills when you hit people on the 2 spawn spots near the warthog. Commendations are always high if you do this.

  3. Braythor says:

    Woo Firefight Thursday. Gonna have some fun with this before going back to Dragon Age Origins, a game I’m enjoying but I suck at RPGs, big time (except FF). Love fantasy though so…

    • Trayer says:

      I got Dragon Age Origins a while ago but haven’t started it yet. What race/class did you choose?

      Also, does anyone know if there’s a way to skip the 10 and 5 second count-downs when searching for the right map-gametype combo in Score Attack. I have terrible luck getting maps needed for challenges.

      And, if you wait through all the options and the “None of the above” disappears, the only way to back out is to sign out of Live, correct?

      • Mike says:

        Unfortunately, I don’t think there’s a way to skip these count downs. It’s just a shitty way bungie had us choose our score attack maps (it was fine before when they gave you a choice of each map once, but now every time a map pops up, it’s a random choice from the entire set of all maps).

        And yeah, you can either sign out of live, go to the dashboard, or just join the game and then immediately leave. I don’t think doing any of these over and over will cause you any sort of penalty (like getting credit banned or something). Please correct me if I’m wrong on this.

      • Boze says:

        Dragon Age – easiest to play through on is elf/mage. Warrior/human is pretty fun, though.You get a dog from the start with this one. Not terribly useful, but who doesn’t need a dog? Makes for some entertaining interactions at camp. Rogue is the weakest class. Might try it eventually just for kicks, but I wouldn’t do it on the first time through.

      • Braythor says:

        I went for human warrior. I had actually started it previously with a dwarf warrior, but struggled with it (told you I suck) and didn’t get far before being tempted by other games. Getting used to it now though and enjoying it.

        As others have said, no way to skip that and yeah it’s annoying when you lose the option of none of the above, especially when there’s a challenge related t oa special map.

        As a side note for future reference, I played 3 games and got 4 vehicles; something that hasn’t happened since they changed the modes. The best was sniperattack on Beachhead (1 wraith, 1 ghost in the final round). Will try and remember to mention it next time we get a flat tyre challenge.

  4. sam says:

    wish they would put u 10 challenges daily and maybe 2 weekly ones as i now need at least 110k each level, so i need 550k for sniper arms. will proberly give up on halo soon.

    • why though? there are plenty of people who manage to level up with the “meager” challenges offered to us now so it’s obviously possible.

      IMO if you are relying on the challenges to rank up, that’s not going to work out. the challenges are there to expose you to variety and force you outside your comfort zone (at least, in theory.), not to help you boost to the next level. there are commendations you could chase or just work on upping your k/d ratio.

    • Trayer says:

      I agree, to a degree. Or, at least, I dislike that the higher ranks are reserved for those who are able to and desire to play Halo all day, every day. It’s not even necessarily a measure of skill, but of free time. I suppose it’s good to reward dedication, but it would be nice if we common folk could realistically reach the same ranks by a means other than just spreading out the time input over more individual days.

      • so more like a Halo 3 methodology then? because people DEFINITELY didn’t care for that one. that was so convoluted and irritated people because no one understood how you could win 10 games in a row and not level up but lose one and level down.

        *I* personally think this system is WAAAAAAAAAAY better than the Halo 3. i think i’m a colonel grade 2? and i can promise you i don’t spend oodles of time online. the ranks aren’t “reserved” for anyone – they are there for ANYONE. if you don’t have the time, that’s fine. rank isn’t everything. some of the best players i know aren’t much more than generals.

        you get cR for everything you do in a game so each kill, assassination, etc. vary your kill methods, get more kills, basically, just work on taking your play to another level and you’ll get there. 🙂

      • Trayer says:

        I’m 30k from Brigadier, and I’m just recognizing the wall that is ahead with hundreds of thousands of credits between ranks. I just think it’d be cool if there were some kind of ultra-tough task that could be completed once you reached general that helped you significantly rather than … I dunno. I’m just jealous of the pretty symbols some people have next to their gamer tags. 😦

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