9th May – Halo Reach Daily Challenges & Commentary

Today’s challenges are listed below, click on Read More to view the commentaries for these challenges:

  1. Fire When Ready – Kill 30 enemies in multiplayer Matchmaking – 1100 cR
  2. J.H. Death Machine – Kill 70 enemies in Firefight Matchmaking with the Grenade Launcher – 1250 cR
  3. Credits for Completion – Complete 5 games in multiplayer Matchmaking – 1400 cR
  4. Demon – Kill 40 Elites in Firefight Matchmaking – 1400 cR

Commentary follows after the break…

Fire When Ready – Kill 30 enemies in multiplayer Matchmaking – 1100 cR

This is over any number of games, so no stress to push for it at once. 30 should only take a few games though, Grifball and Multi-Team Battle are particularly good for getting a high number of kills in any one game, especially the objective based Crazy King and Oddball variants. Best to combine this with the weekly challenge so you can work towards that quickly.

J.H. Death Machine – Kill 70 enemies in Firefight Matchmaking with the Grenade Launcher – 1250 cR

Score Attack for this one. One of the loadouts is the Grenade Launcher, so grab that and go nuts. The waves are Grunts, Jackals, Brutes, Skirmishers and finally Elites, go nuts because the Grenade Launcher is a fun weapon.

Credits for Completion – Complete 5 games in multiplayer Matchmaking – 1400 cR

This is just completion, not wins, so easy to do. Two good options for this – play Living Dead – Infection for some really fast games, or Grifball and score with the bomb really quickly. Again, go for this with the weekly challenge since that requires a number of multiplayer games anyway.

Demon – Kill 40 Elites in Firefight Matchmaking – 1400 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.

I think Bungie may have listened to people saying there had been a lot of Campaign challenges recently, so it’s nice to have a weekly and a day of interesting ones. I quite like all these, especially J.H. Death Machine.

As usual, please put your own thoughts in the comments section.

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31 Responses to 9th May – Halo Reach Daily Challenges & Commentary

  1. Sir Galahad 63 says:

    Some Fairly hard challenges today.

    In my posts yesterday I asked if anyone knew what the problem was with my Noble map packs. I was just hoping that if I asked again today I might get some more comments.

    In the MM playlist choices, in DLC I only have the choice for “Defiant”. No Noble. In custom games, in the maps section, the defiant maps are there, but Tempest, Breakpoint, and Anchor 9 are nowhere to be seen. Also in Forge mode the map choices are the same. No Noble map packs!

    Please help, if anyone else has the same problem we can work together to find a solution. I welcome all site links, discussion and suggestions.
    Thankyou everyone

    Sir Galahad 63

    • Chris says:

      DLC choice is same for me ,for reasons given yesterday , but Noble maps are available for custom games (ie local).
      have you tried
      Guide -> account management -> download history -> defiant map pack -> download again

      just a thought

      • Chris says:

        I of course meant re download Noble, sorry

      • Scruff UK says:

        Yep, the Noble maps aren’t available in their own playlist anymore. Do you have the Defiant map pack downloaded? If so then all the Noble maps are now in the Defiant playlist. The Noble maps also show up in Team Slayer etc if everyone else in the lobby also has the map pack.

        I’m hoping that we start to get playlists that require the DLC to be honest, I want to play on Breakpoint, it’s the best map in the whole game!

        As far as the maps not showing up then as Chris says, redownload Noble. It might not have installed correctly for some reason.

      • Sir Galahad 63 says:

        Ok I will try that later, thanks Chris. 🙂

    • ZaganZee says:

      http://www.bungie.net/stats/reach/playlists.aspx yup Bungie confirms that there is no longer a noble map pack playlist, it’s simply been combined with defiant map pack playlist.

  2. Scruff UK says:

    I think 2x Score Attack will be best for the two FF challenges actually; you still get the grenade launcher as an option, the Covenant die very easily in 2x, and there are usually loads of Elites dropped off at the end of the game. Doubt you’d get 40, but you can always top up with another quick Score Attack. For this one it’s not worth trying a Crashsite because of how long it takes until the Elites show up.

    Not sure if I’ll have time for any/many of these today but we shall see. My priority will be the MM ones so I can get going on the weekly as well. SWAT’s the way forward today – nice quick games and all those Revenges will contribute to your weekly total.

    Any plans for a game night this week? 🙂

    • Edward (GT: Marshy 40) says:

      Agree, 2x Score Attach is the quickest here. For J.H. Deathmachine, Holdout is great. The hall you initially spawn in is a great choke and funnel. Of the 122 kills I got, 100 were multi-kills, the most of them due to the grenade launcher. In the small hallway, you can get kills from the impact of the grenade, and outside, the detonations do the rest.

      • Sean says:

        Agree 100% – I did this this morning and was done with the challenge 3/4 of the way through the round. By the time it was complete I also had 24 of my 40 Elite kills 🙂

  3. mickoboy90 says:

    im just gonna play ff arcade,as u can get nade fight,with noob tubes, and unlimited lives 🙂 for the matchmaking ones, just play team swat,also good for weekly 🙂

  4. i’d be up for something scruff! maybe some noble map games/exploration and then some matchmaking or something?

    • Scruff UK says:

      Sounds good! Can’t be tonight though as I likely won’t be on for long/at all, so really it’ll be tomorrow and/or Wednesday 🙂 Just wondering if Matthew has anything up his sleeve, after talking about making the RDC get-togethers a weekly thing…

      • Matthew may or may not have given me a sneak peek 😉

      • Matthew Vose says:

        Hey Scruff, I’ve been working on it, and I just want to make sure it’s implemented properly (I’m a logistician by nature so it’s important to me). Your ideas last week were on the money for what I want, and I’m work with Snicks just to get it done right.

        But for this week – are you still okay being a party leader? I’ll be doing a post later/tomorrow about it, and might actually remove myself as PL this week.

      • REvOfEv EcHELoN says:

        Hey Matthew let me know if you need any more party leaders I’ll be up for it but I need a heads up on the night we do it on.

      • Rev – we’re thinking Wednesday night again, like last week. not 100% sure on the rest of the details yet. still working on them 🙂

      • Matthew Vose says:

        Thanks Rev that’d be really good – you okay for this Wednesday night?

      • michael (DR HIGGLESTEIN) says:

        If you all are planning on playing this Wed. i could probably join in. Just let me know around what time your doing it. If anything im friends with a few of you on here and if i see that a bunch of you are playing together i will just join if thats ok.:)

      • REvOfEv EcHELoN says:

        Yes I can definitely do it on Wed night Matthew…………just let me know a time because it will most def be around 12pm-1pm west coast if we do it 8pm UK :] …………sorry about the repost i post it below by mistake……(why do you constantly fail me iPhone lol)

      • Scruff UK says:

        Awesome sauce! Assuming it’s Wednesday then yeah, I’ll be fine being a party leader. Not exactly sure when I’ll be online yet but it’ll be 8pm at the latest, and I’ll be able to hang around for an hour/two hours before passing the party leader position onto someone else in the lobby. Looking forward to it 🙂

      • Matthew Vose says:

        Nice one, thanks. I’ll put you down in the third group doing BTB, Invasion, 4v4 or challenge grinding (kind of the ‘non themed’ group).

  5. EyeOhYou (Andrew) says:

    Crazy easy yet fairly entertaining challenges today. I always like rocking some Covies with the grenade launcher. 🙂

    Goodluck all!

  6. Max says:

    xbox360 achivements has discovered a way to boost the heavy weapon commendation using the grenade launcher,

  7. REvOfEv EcHELoN says:

    Yes I can definitely do it on Wed night Matthew…………just let me know a time because it will most def be around 12pm-1pm west coast if we do it 8pm UK :]

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