8th April – Reach Daily Challenges Commentary

Lots of multiplayer that you can hammer out in a game or two (almost literally for a couple of them)…

Light Fare – Kill 100 enemies in any game mode in Reach – 1000 cR

If you want to do this specifically (as you’ll probably getting it just playing for the others) then jump into something on Score Attack, maybe Gruntpocalypse, 2X Score Attack or Fiesta Attack to get it done quickly and rack up the kills.

Single Wield – Earn 30 kills with small arms weapons in multiplayer Matchmaking – 1250 cR

Team SWAT – Magnums will be a good way of doing this. The Plasma Pistol also counts as Small Arms, so think about using that to take guys down, it’s good for stripping away shields, but the Magnum is better for unshielded guys. Infection is good too – you can snipe the zombies using your pistol and get a few kills that way, esp in Cage, Courtyard  or Pinnacle where you can see Zs coming.

…Got a Triple Double – Earn 3 Double Kills in a match in multiplayer Matchmaking – 1500 cR

Here I always recommend Grifball if you have your eye in, or Team SWAT, particularly somewhere like Sword Base. Lots of teams work together in the killing area at the top of the green lift, so if you can either hold that or attack it cleverly you’ll quite often be able to take out 2 guys at a time (in previous games I got at least one Execution and a couple of Overkills). If you’re looking for alternatives, Multi Team is good, particularly Crazy King or Oddball so the round goes on longer and you can take out guys going for the objective.

You Want This, Don’t You? – Earn 14 kills with precision weapons in a multiplayer Matchmaking game – 2000 cR

This is fairly easy in Team SWAT. Precision weapons are the DMR, Sniper Rifle, Needle Rifle and Focus Rifle (anything that gives a headshot bar the Pistol). So in SWAT you can easily kit up the DMR and just play the game. 14 in one game is a little tough, but should be attainable. Other options are Rumble Pit and grab something lying around, or a Team Snipers game.

And yes I still smile at the Star Wars reference and end up watching the entire scene (my favourite moment in all the films is  ‘I am a Jedi like my father before me’).

As per usual if you have your own tips or thoughts please add them into the comments.


32 Responses to 8th April – Reach Daily Challenges Commentary

  1. michael says:

    If your like me and the 3 double kills dont come naturally in a regular game i would recommend Halo BallXtreme. Thats the gametype im going for this in since its really easy to smash your way to 3 double kills since alot of the time the opposite team is going for the balls. Just make sure its Xtreme and not just regular Halo Ball since the latter has a barrier to where you cant get any kills at all, I really dont understand why they did this. lol. Good luck everyone!

  2. Coolguy says:

    Easy today…guess ill get them done and work on long night of solace….ugh. impossible laso=unhappiness

    • wbs Skatanic says:

      Seriously man, check out Tyrant’s Mythic guide for the level and refer to it throughout, and remember to Save & Quit the second you die, if you die, then resume campaign at the last checkpoint. Took me about 4 hours in one go. At least using Save & Quit you can finish and return to it another time.

      Guide: http://halo.bungie.org/gameplay/reach_mythic/lnos.html

  3. Scruff UK says:

    Definitely looks like a few games of SWAT will be the best way of getting these, though good luck trying to convince people that Magnums is a good idea! 😉

    Won’t actually be getting on the Xbox at all today anyway, but hey…

  4. DCSimian81 says:

    Argh! I fear stepping back into Team SWAT…I have a heavy thumb 😦

    By the way, I added several of your GTs this morning. Remember…DCSimian81 = cool :p

    …except when it comes to SWAT…argh!

  5. EyeOhYou (Andrew) says:

    Very easy challenges today. As Matthew mentioned, you can easily get about 3 of these in two or three games of SWAT, Which I did quite easily. My SWAT skills were a bit rusty though… maybe I need to go back to playing that more haha. After the few matches of swat I had somewhere along the line of 60 kills, so I jumped in a quick 2x Score Attack to get my 100 kills for the day.

    Good huntin’ everyone!

  6. docdiver315 says:

    I hear you DC..am heavy on left thumb and index. I remember watching my daughter’s boyfriend play SWAT with my other daughter…she had 9 kills, he had 41 (the other two players had dropped out)…a sight to behold. I’m lucky to get out of the single digit kills in SWAT. I did try the HaloBall Extreme once…thanks Michael, I’ll try to give that one a shot for the challenge.

  7. Darth Malber says:

    Luke: I am a Jedi like my father before me
    Emperor: So be it, Jedi.

    If you spread 50 kills in SWAT evenly over four people, you’re looking at 12.5 kills each. So on average you should be getting between 12~13 kills in a given game unless you’re reallying hurting in the skills area. 14 means you just have to try a little harder. What makes it truly difficult if you’re in with a really good player on your team who’s hogging all the kills and getting in the 25-30 kill range.

    Definitely looks like a SWAT day with at least one round of Griffball.

    • Chris says:

      I dream of SWAT games were connection quality allows all players to get double figures , usually makes for a close game.Had a couple of 50 v 49 games , more usual a couple of players have too much advantage and the game is basically sh1t …. but most seem happy as long as they win … such is life.

      Now if Xbox Live could guarantee 4 or 5 back to back games that are even for every player they’d be on a winner , as it stands I still believe connection quality will beat skill every time.

      Here endeth the first lesson ….. 🙂


  8. Cash says:

    14 Kills in a game is not hard at all. Unless you aren’t very good…

    • Scruff UK says:

      Play nice 😉

      To those people who aren’t big fans of SWAT, you could try and get the Precision Weapon kills in either Slayer DMRs or, preferably, Invasion on Breakpoint.

      When you’re defending, run up the stairs to the back of the base, grab the DMR, and continue along until you’re at the edge of the ledge. From here you’re overlooking one of the objectives, and also have an excellent view of the icy areas that the Elites jump down to get to you. With the DMR frequently respawning to top up your ammo, it’s *easy* to rack up 15-20 kills with the DMR from here, usually without being killed yourself (though watch out for plasma grenades). All the Elites on ground-level should be busy fighting the rest of your team, or at the very least standing still while they try and claim their first objective. Easy headshots. Then you’ve got all the Elites coming down from the ice, and if they make the mistake of jumping down (rather than just falling), you can kill them before they’ve even hit the ground.

      You could also try, when attacking as an Elite, to grab the needle rifle and top up your kills by hanging back and taking out the Spartans around the objective area(s).

      • Darth Malber says:

        You could do it in Rumble Pit or Team Slayer with Slayer Pro as the selection as the Needle Rifle is also considered a precision weapon. The problem is that you have to make sure you avoid the habit of using grenades. It goes a bit more quickly in SWAT with the lack of shields, grenades, and armor abilities.

      • Shane says:

        Rumble Pit is a good suggestion with the DMR or Needle Rifle loadouts. I’m going to do this on Invasion as well though. Guaranteed precision weapons from stage 2 onwards and only 7 kills per round. If you get Spire then you can try taking out some banshees or pelicans with the sniper as well.

    • Chris says:

      So you average +14 kill’s in every Swat game ?

      • Darth Malber says:

        I think with decent play and everyone on an even par with each other, 14 kills should be the average. A couple people with 15~14 kills and the others with 9~10 kills is a very normal game.

      • Chris says:

        My reason for asking was I was hoping you had found some network setup/matchmaking technique that gave you the consistent gaming I’m looking for .
        But checking some of your recent games its much the same as I thought. If your the RED server xbox you can get 20+ kills with players 3 and 4 luck to get double figures on both sides if they stick it out till the end. Its because of the one shot/one kill nature of SWAT that the inequality of connection is highlighted .IMHO


  9. Daniel says:

    Fairly new to this, so what does “kit up the DMR” mean?
    And thanks for the challenge tips, they’ve helped alot.

  10. EyeOhYou (Andrew)(mobile) says:

    Also, if swat isn’t your cup of tea, why not give invasion a shot? If I remember correctly, there’s plenty of spaces on a map like Breakpoint where you can set up with your DMR or Needle Rifle. The typical length of an invasion game should give you a great deal of time to get 14 precision kills 🙂

  11. blech. SWAT magnums is the worst.

    • Darth Malber says:

      Nah, it’s a lot of fun. The great thing about SWAT is that everyone’s on equal terms with regards to weapon selection. It’s not about who can get to the energy sword/shotgun/concussion rifle the quickest and then run the table. Magnums may not have the stopping power of the DMR, but they have a higher rate of fire and do headshots equally well.

      • i guess it’s personal preference? i just know that every.single.time. i end up in a S.M. game, i do awful. and i’m not horrid at SWAT. (now people are going to read more into that than there is, ha!)

        now, i DO enjoy using the pistol in regular games though. go figure.

      • Braythor says:

        Yeah I’m a fan of swat too, I find I’m actually pretty good at it. It’s all about taking your time with one shot rather than holding the trigger down. Saying that, with magnums it’s worth remembering that they can fire very rapidly if you twitch your trigger finger enough and they don’t have much recoil; until I realised that, I was not a fan of swat magnum games.

    • michael says:

      I am absolutely horrible at Team Swat whether its swat magnums or regular. Now my son on the other hand used to play it alot and did really good but here lately he wont play it. I guess i will have to talk him into doing it again just so we can get the challenge.lol. 🙂

  12. Braythor says:

    Mmm, might have a game of grifball and one of swat, now I’ve had my fill of glorious sunshine. But I also bought Enslaved today too, so likely will give that a try. Anyone know if it’s any good (I’m hoping it’s at least a bit above average…)?

    • michael says:

      I tried the demo of Enslaved and found it wasnt for me. I just didnt care for it too much. If you havent tried it yet, Crysis 2 has a really good campaign but the multiplayer isnt as good as Reach. Definately a game worth trying out though.

      • Braythor says:

        Cheers Michael. I was looking at Crysis 2 but couldn’t really spare the £40 for it, though once it comes down in price I will certainly look into it; I’m more of an old school, offline/campaign person, don’t really go for mulitplayer (except in Reach of course) so it should be my kind of game.

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