9th June – Halo Reach Daily Challenges & Commentary

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

  1. Shootin’ and Lootin’ – Kill 250 enemies in any game mode in Reach – 1875 cR
  2. Scoped – Kill 200 enemies in Firefight Matchmaking with precision weapons – 1500 cR
  3. Survivor – Earn 5 Sprees in a Firefight Matchmaking game – 1000 cR
  4. Bulletproof – Complete 2 Rounds in a Firefight Matchmaking game without dying – 1100 cR

Commentary follows after the break…

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

If you’re still working on the weekly then that will help you along nicely here. As will the next challenge…

Scoped – Kill 200 enemies in Firefight Matchmaking with precision weapons – 1500 cR

Precision weapons are the DMR, Sniper Rifle, Focus Rifle and Needle Rifle – note not the pistol! Gruntpocalypse will get you through this challenge in two games if you stick with the DMR. As always, use Corvette since it’s such a small map and use one of the corridors off the spawn room to bottle neck and scope enemies without being too vulnerable. Your best bet is to go for any Score Attack type game and just make sure you loadout with the precision weapons and keep killing enemies.

Survivor – Earn 5 Sprees in a Firefight Matchmaking game – 1000 cR

Sprees are hard for weapons, and can be really difficult in Firefight. I reckon combine this with the last two and hit up a Gruntpocalypse game, get the 50 kills medal and you’re there. 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.

Bulletproof – Complete 2 Rounds in a Firefight Matchmaking game without dying – 1100 cR

Pick your best Firefight Arcade/Limited and play it safe. Any enemies carrying heavy weapons – Plasma Launchers and especially Fuel Rod Cannons – or charged up Plasma Pistols should be hit first. The Fuel Rod Cannon is a very effective one hit kill, and if not can kill still mess you up real good! Watch out for suicide Grunts or those throwing Plasma Grenades too.


38 Responses to 9th June – Halo Reach Daily Challenges & Commentary

  1. Sergeant Jinto says:

    Yaaay, Firefight Thursday!

    Sounds like it’s a couple games of Firefight Arcade Sniperfight for me tonight.

  2. Scruff UK says:

    Bulletproof has to be completed in one game. So any form of Score Attack is out – you HAVE to do this online. Best bet is a Sniperfight if you know some good safe locations.. If you don’t:
    Holdout – on top of the Crow’s Nest
    Glacier – on top of the crane
    Beachhead – on the cliff edge, outside and immediately to the right of the building you spawn in
    Outpost – on top of the small building with the turret on top of it
    A Sniperfight will help with the 200 precision weapon kills too.

    Though personally I won’t be going for any of these except for Shootin’ And Lootin’ which I’ll get through Campaign commendation farming. If I have any time for Halo tonight, it must be on multiplayer. After all, I only have 718 kills left to do on the Weekly! 😉

    • Sergeant Jinto says:

      The end of the far walkway on Courtyard is great too. Except for Skirmishers, every other enemy HAS to go up the ramp in the middle to get to you, and you can pick them off well before they get close to you.

    • FireySplork says:

      Scruff, we will never be on the same team 😦

      • Scruff UK says:

        I’m so used to being on the opposite team to you, that if you and I were to attempt to save Reach, we’d end up ignoring the Covenant invasion in favour of repeatedly killing each other instead. It’s so sad 😦

  3. Edward (Marshy 40) says:

    No need to die for Survivor: if you get 50 kills without dieing, you’ll be there. The Scoped challenge is for FF, so will not contribute to the weekly this time.

  4. Scruff UK says:

    As a separate issue, is anyone else finding that the FF challenges are getting rather stale? We need some new ones. Let’s all play Make A Firefight Challenge!

    – Get 15 kills in a Firefight matchmaking game with a vehicle
    – Win a game of Crashsite
    – Complete a game of Firefight Arcade without quitting out, going AFK, destroying a team-mates vehicle, or betraying your team-mate in novel and interesting ways.

    • Sergeant Jinto says:

      – Get a weapon spree with three different weapons.
      – Assassinate 5 enemies in a single game of Firefight.
      – Complete a game of 2x Score Attack without using any weapons.

    • John says:

      I’m also disappointed at how basic the FF challenges are as well as I used to look forward to FF Thursday and been hoping they’d start building up a bit or at least one decent FF challenge but sadly not.

      – Earn 15 sprees in one FF round (or the maximum possible in that time). On 2xScore Attack it should be possible to get the normal sprees up to invincible, shotgun spree, sticky spree, hammer spree and sword spree?
      – survive an entire game of FF Ltd without dying
      – 50 multikills in one FF round (these ones are a joke normally, the ten multikills last time was doable in just a single clip from the DMR!)
      – assassinate 10 Elites
      – complete an FF round with 50 melee kills

      Not very creative though, I’d like some FF challenges which would encourage the game to be played a bit differently or those that actually would be a challenge rather than a grind.


    • Braythor says:

      The challenges are getting stale yes, but the new arcade format is excellent in my opinion:
      – huge boost on game complete bonus, I’m getting ~2,500cR in each game just for that, with ~4,500cR overall (and that’s without challenges)
      – finally more vehicles, plenty to make Flat Tyre easier and for the commendation
      – arcadefight might as well now be called superhypermegadeathfight, given the loadout weapons
      – more enemies per game, I think it’s around 400+ or so now

      The extra 5 minutes is well worth it given all the above.

      • John says:

        Agreed, I think the support for Reach has been excellent and I’m glad to see them making more improvement and tweaks. I just hope they keep it up now Bungie are leaving it and 343i have Halo 4 and Anniversary on the go.

        I did notice credit payouts seemed very good this evening but didn’t know if it was a general trend or not.


      • Scruff UK says:

        Yeah? Awesome. I haven’t tried the new FF yet but it sounds very good. Once I get this Weekly out of the way I’ll give it a go 🙂 Also quite excited for the Premium playlists 🙂

  5. Peggy Peggy says:

    Two games of the new Doubles playlist will probably land you this with time to spare! Also they’ve got dropships first and last round so good for the Flat Tire challenge and grounded commendation!

    Big shout out to the Grifball party I was in last night had a blast and finished the weekly.

    P.S Braythor was born with a gravity hammer for an arm! 🙂

  6. cubedude925 says:

    Here’s ,my thinking.

    According to the guide, This should kill 3 birds with one stone.
    Go to the top of the map (@scruff uk) in Glacier Sniperfight. Enemys cannot notice you unless you attack, say, a group of jackals, and then you fly up. Then you may be noticed, but you should be able to work from up top before the start of the round.
    5 kills with a sniper rifle= Snipers Spree.(1/5)
    10 kills=Killing spree-Firefight and campaign only(2/5)
    10 total snipes=Sharpshooter(3/5)
    15 total snipes=Be the bullet(4/5)
    20 total kills=Killing frenzy(5/5 yayz!)
    Stay up there for more kills and less deaths than down below.
    Or, you can kill ten enemys five times and then not get the Bulletproof challenge.

    I dont know about all of you, but Multiplayer seems the best way to get those 50 extra kills…

    Oh, one other thing.

    For those of you who know about both 4FK clan AND Bungie cracking down on AFK’ers, then here is a PSA.

    4FK does not support AFK behavior, we just have an excuse for grabbing the chips. The whole idea of not playing a full game, well, we play video games to have fun! The main excuse is for snackage and we try to do that Pre-Game or leave the lobby.

    That is all.

  7. Niisama Broham says:

    Bulletproof seems perfect for the newly added Score Attack Doubles playlist. Team up with someone locally or on your friend’s list. No worries about being “accidentally” splattered by Snip3rDud3 or constantly shot & pummeled by WootBoy123 as you try to safety snipe halfway through the 2nd round.

    • John says:

      From what I can see the Doubles Attack games are identical to their original versions which means 2x Score Attack is far too easy making it pointless (although I did see someone manage four deaths?!) and Arcade/Limited are more difficult. I know Limited is definitely possible with just two people and in some cases actually a lot better than four but I’ve not found a suitable team-mate this evening..the only ltd game I had didn’t go so well as my team-mate died four times in the first three waves then quit.

      If this top of crane thing on Glacier is just above the base where you start I think that’s cheating a bit, I saw someone up there this evening which basically seems to make them completely invincible. Seems to take the challenge out of it somewhat. I did Bulletproof on Glacier on Arcadefight leading from the front with my trusty FRG, highest score and the only one not to die despite one of my team-mates hiding on top of the base (assume he died before he got up there the first time).


      • Scruff UK says:

        …Is it cheating though? You’re still in the game, it’s not like one of those AFK spots where you can hide for the whole game without being killed and without you having to do anything. You can kill loads of stuff from up on that crane – and you’re not completely untouchable. If anything gets to the base of it then they can attack you.

        Granted, it might be exploiting the system a little, but I see no problem with it. Eventually Bungie will probably add a soft kill zone there, like they have on other maps. It’s only cheating as much as using the ‘save & quit’ trick on the LASO challenges is, or using the Target Designator on ONI to get some kills / multikills quickly.

      • John says:

        The spot the guy was sitting in on the game i saw was completely untouchable, even the dropships couldn’t seem to hit him and certainly nothing at the base could either because he was shielded by the structure he was on. To me that’s cheating although I don’t do the target designator trick either on swordbase.


      • Niisama Broham says:

        Haven’t actually had the chance to play a Double yet. A friend and I will likely do that later today.

        2X Score Attack is easy as hell with one player, so I figured for 2 people, the games would be a set (3 rounds) rather than just 1 round and 5 waves. Don’t tell me it is still just a round?! With 2 people? Crazy if so and bad design.

        If Doubles is a set however, though it may be easy, it gets the challenge done with less hassle. And that may be what some people all looking for.

        I actually got BulletProof done last night playing FF Arcade. First two games I died at the beginning of the 10th wave both times. Aggravating…

        …and yeah, the crane on the Glacier map is an exploit lol

  8. Sergeant Jinto says:

    Well, I’m glad I got my Flawless Skirmigeddon game out of the way a few days ago. It is DEFINITELY nerfed now.

    • ZaganZee says:

      http://www.bungie.net/Stats/Reach/GameStats.aspx?gameid=641237590&player=ZaganZee There are no words to express my frustration. I almost beat you. So close and yet so far. But I had a flawless game so. That’s a start.

    • michael (DR HIGGLESTEIN) says:

      What do you mean by nerfed?

      • John says:

        Previously the skirmishers had their attributes set high (such as shootiness) so they were stupidly fast and accurate with their weaponry, they’ve been put back to standard now I believe which is about time.


      • michael (DR HIGGLESTEIN) says:

        Sounds good. A little off subject, im pretty proud of myself because i got over 65,000 points in a Firefight Doubles Arcade game. I know that score isnt awesome or anything but im proud of it. LoL. 😉 But yeah, those skirmishers are wild as hell!

  9. kenny says:

    How about instead of the old kill 500 grunts or 50 elites they do something like kill 777 skirmishers?
    cuz they do love their 7S

    • niisamabroham says:

      That would be fun and a change. I think I mentioned a challenge like this before. – “Finish a Game of Skirmigeddon in FF Matchmaking without dying”

      Roughly 7 games of Skirmigeddon-hell to kill 777.

      I guess the challenge could be “Kill 777 Skirmishers in Skirmigeddon FF Matchmaking” or just “Kill 777 Skirmishers in FF Matchmaking”. Lots of Skirmigeddon sounds more like a hair puller though.

  10. Headshot says:

    Anyone interested in playing grifball tonight to try and get closer to the weekly?

    • Scruff UK says:

      Why not, I’ll humiliate myself for the benefit of others. Me and my terrible Grifball ways will be on around 8.15 UK time for an hour or so. If that’s alright for you then add me if you haven’t already and we’ll try and get a party going, though I don’t intend on boosting to the point where we’re not even playing properly. Other folk should join in too. The more the merrier 🙂

    • ptb says:

      I’m up for this any night this week really. Though not a total “boost.” I’m with Scruff in that I’d still want to play the game. gt is ptb.

    • Bah Bodenkurk says:

      That’s what I’m planning on doing. I’m no Reach monster, but I like Grifball, and I’m not too bad at it. It’s so simple (as in basic, not as in I’m the best at it…) and that’s what makes it fun.

  11. Pillar of Fire(Lex) says:

    Ok I’m a bit confused. I just got 18000 on the Jackpot and it’s only thursday. Did they start super jackpot weekend early? Did anyone else experience this today? O and I was playing BTB when it happened.

  12. Westsideoc says:

    I finally got to a inheritor ik ik that u guys think im a loser but i have a house a wife and a job so yeah and i need couple of people to be in play clan it westsideoc is my gamertag

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