17th April – Reach Daily Challenges Commentary

Another mix, and I think the Gold Elite might be becoming a standard challenge…

Blastin’ and Relaxin’ – Kill 180 enemies in any game mode in Reach 1350 cR

There was some debate yesterday about achieving kills in any game type quickly. Today you’re likely to get this in the other challenges so no worries there, however if you wanted this on it’s own what’s the best way? You’ve got a few choices for doing this really easily and quickly…

  • 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

Golden Opportunity – Find and kill the Gold Ranger-class Elite in any Campaign mission on Heroic or harder – 2500 cR

Your best bet is Winter Contingency from Rally Point Alpha. Follow this excellent guide to find the Gold Elite on all levels, or this comment from MJOLNIR Tester previously about finding him quickly on WC. We’ve also had lots of discussion on one particular Gold Ranger in New Alexandria.

Survivor – Earn 9 Sprees in a Firefight Matchmaking game – 1000 cR

Sprees are hard for weapons, and can be really difficult in Firefight. I reckon a Gruntpocalypse game, get the 50 kills medal, then die and do another 50. You get 120 kills in Gruntpoc so it’s an easy way to do it. If you can get kills using weapons (ie 5 grenade sticks, a shotgun, sniper rifle etc) then you get nearer the total – use Score Attack to get a range of weapons. Beachhead is quite good as you can use the vehicles to get more sprees – and now on Firefight Arcade you’ve got a good chance of using a variety of weapons, lots of killing sprees and grenades and the like.

Streaky Shooter – Earn 5 sprees in Multiplayer Matchmaking – 1250 cR

This should apply to any spree, not just kills. So you can get sprees using:

  • Hammer
  • Shotgun
  • Sniper Rifle
  • Plasma Grenade sticks
  • Sword
  • Vehicles (two here – kills in vehicle where you do the killing, and kills as driver with passenger killing)
  • Spartan Laser
  • Assists
  • Some for specific variants of Juggernaut, Invasion and Infection

See the list on Halopedia for everything, especially as you can get 3 spree medals for each type. My recommendation – go for a weapon that allows you an easy spree, personally a Shotgun or Sword work for me. If you can take out 5 dudes you should get two sprees – one for 5 kills and one for the weapon. If you can get to 10 you’ll have 4 so almost done, or rinse and repeat on the next game. Infection can be excellent for the number of medals you get per Zombie kill so if you can defend one position on your own or in a team you’ll get this easily.

As ever please post any tips, thoughts or questions in the comments.


21 Responses to 17th April – Reach Daily Challenges Commentary

  1. Jauffre says:

    For the Streaky Shooter challenge do all the streaks have to be in one game or can they be over a few games?

  2. Hierakles says:

    Since it doesn’t say “In a matchmaking game” like the firefight one does, that usally means it can be sread across multiple matches.

  3. Babydel says:

    I’d say for Survivor score attack with sniper attack is a lot easier way to do it, surviving the entire round you’ll get 3 sniper sprees and 6 generic sprees. Though if you’re not gonna survive the whole round you can just go for 3 sniper sprees and then some of the generic, die and repeat.

  4. Mark says:

    Yeah, easiest is the WC Alpha, first house for the golden elite, restarted once and he appeared.

  5. V4lkyrie246 says:

    You could get survivor very easily in gruntpocolypse by getting killing frenzys then during and using the sniper to get another spree too. Then golden opportunity can be done quickly on winter contingency shown in the posts a few days ago by spawning at rally point alpha then heading to the three locations to splatter him.
    Sneaky shooter can be done in any MM lobby if you have the time but grifball and living dead are your beat shot at making this in a game or two.

    By then you will have blastin and relaxin. GL everyone

  6. Sergeant Jinto says:

    I got Survivor in one match of 2x Score attack by using the Shotgun to get the Shotgun Spree, Open Season and Buck Wild Sprees, then used my pistol to finish out the round without dying and getting the other six killing sprees to get all 9 I needed.

  7. Clone 066 says:

    I’ll probably do 2x SA to get the 3 shotgun sprees, die and then get 3 more, repeat. Also for the “Bob” challenge–I guess that’s his name– I found a ranger elite on the hill to the left at the first tyrant gun on Tippy. He shot at me with the concussion rifle so I stopped trying. I was playing it just to get level done.

    As for the MM sprees grifball for sur very few people are actually good enough to take me down before I get to their spwan. Thats not tobsayvi can get a killing spree easily, but ivusally get 1/2 per game.

  8. Tom says:

    Not sure what the problem with Survivor is… I thought it was piss easy. Streaky Shooter is annoying me though, I’m about 10 games deep and have only 2 of the 5 sprees. With so, so many streaks of 4 as well.

    • michael (DR HIGGLESTEIN) says:

      Try Halo Ball Xtreme Tom. Im not good at Grifball but in Halo Ball Xtreme i can rack up the killing sprees pretty easily. If anyone does try this method remember there are 2 types of Halo Ball, regular Halo Ball has a barrier between your team and the other so no one can kill each other. You just sit there and hit the balls in which isnt too fun. But Halo Ball Xtreme doesnt have the barrier so you can get the sprees going and smash the other team.

      • Tom says:

        Thanks. I have been playing Action Sack but Xtreme hasn’t been picked yet. Just got another spree in Hockey. 2 more to go, hopfully Halo Ball Xtreme will be chosen soon…

      • michael (DR HIGGLESTEIN) says:

        Your welcome. I usually leave the sprees up to my son. He loves playing Infection and was able to get all 5 in 1 game. Saved me the trouble! lol.

  9. Jamie Campbell says:

    For the golden elite one, spawn The Package on Rally point Alpha, and just head up the slope and turn left. The golden elite will be on this platform 🙂 Just melee him

  10. Jamie,
    I tried twice to find that Gold Elite, and he wasn’t there for me today.

    I killed him 4 times on Nightfall (twice under Heroic, and twice under Legnendary) and never got the challenge.

    I tried 3-4 times on Winter Contigency, and he never appeared.

    I read somewhere on WC, do not kill the 2 Moa’s. I didn’t know which two they meant, so I avoided them all. I actually started on Alpha level.

    Sure enough, there he was. One splatter with my truck. Vehicle kill and Daily Challenge complete.

  11. iam8up says:

    The best way to do Golden Opportunity is to follow this guide. I suggest you start watching at 1:30. If you watch this video, it will only take 5 minutes.

    I mean no offense, but all other information (regarding this challenge) from this article has been useless to me. I found it of no value. The video linked above was everything I needed.

    • Chris says:

      Bless , I love the uTube generation , you remind me of my grand nephew .He likes to look at the pretty pictures rather than read the big words , he is only 5 years old though !!!!


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  13. michael (DR HIGGLESTEIN) says:

    I have a question. I know its not been confirmed but since we think that tomorrows new weekly challenge is Exodus (LASO), if i play like 3/4 of the way through it now and save and exit then tomorrow finish it, will it still count for the weekly even though i didnt do the whole thing that day? Just wondering since i will probably be tied up with the GOW3 beta. 🙂

  14. Jason says:

    Quite easy today. Got the firefight spree challenge in one game on score attack on unearthed.

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