26th June – Halo Reach Daily Challenges & Commentary

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

  1. Light Fare – Kill 100 enemies in any game mode in Reach – 1000 cR
  2. Survivor – Earn 9 Sprees in a Firefight Matchmaking game – 1000 cR
  3. Deathless Alexandria – Complete New Alexandria on Legendary without dying – 2100 cR
  4. Just a Shower – Complete any Campaign mission on Normal or harder with Thunderstorm on – 2000 cR

Commentary follows after the break…

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 other challenges) 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. But don’t sweat it, the rest of today will be good for this…

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

Sprees are hard for weapons, and can be really difficult in Firefight. 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. I like hitting up Gruntpoc then getting the 5 killing sprees, dying then getting them again.

Deathless Alexandria – Complete New Alexandria on Legendary without dying – 2100 cR

This can be a really difficult mission to do on Legendary, especially without dying (whatever you do, don’t ask Snickerdoodle about jet-packing Elites). So chances are you’ll want to use the trick of playing through the level as normal, then at the very last checkpoint save and quit, resume Campaign then you’re good to go. For advice on playing the Campaign, I always recommend using Tyrant’s Mythic guide, since it’s so good for Legendary playthroughs. Plus if you’re daring throw on Thunderstorm to help you with…

Just a Shower – Complete any Campaign mission on Normal or harder with Thunderstorm on – 2000 cR

Thunderstorm ups the rank of enemies, so Grunts usually have helmets, Elites are smarter and so on. As usual with a Campaign challenge go for Winter Contingency if you want to play a quick level, or Nightfall if you want to speed run through and use the Forklift trick to do it super quick. And as I said just put it on and do New Alexandria for the above challenge plus 4200 tasty tasty credits!

Don’t forget it’s the final day for your Firefight Weekly Challenge if you’ve not already got it. What will the new weekly be? Suggestions of back to Campaign in yesterday’s comments, perhaps we’ll see ‘complete a mission in Legendary on co-op’, or something similar?


32 Responses to 26th June – Halo Reach Daily Challenges & Commentary

  1. Nice easy Sunday challenges… well apart from Alexandria! Snicks should lend some tips for that lol! 😉

    Does anyone know if the All Stars jackpots a daily thing like the Super 27k ones? Or are they randomly awarded?

    And me thinks there is increasing activity on RDC ;D

    • Sir Galahad 63 says:

      It’s a Monday where I am… So school for me, then Pilot lessons (almost got my full pilots license!) so not much Reach…

      I played and completed Ratchet and clank 1 & 2 yesterday! Oh the memories from when I was in primary school! I’ll do 3 & 4 next weekend lol 😀

      • Chris (Insanity Boy) says:

        Awk at least you can prerend you are flying a Pelican or Falcon 😉

    • Scruff UK says:

      All Stars jackpots are constant, aren’t they? You’re just as likely to hit 9,000 cR every match as you are to hit 3,000 cR in any other mode. If not moreso.

    • Matthew Vose says:

      Sadly there are fewer hits coming through, although comment volumes seem to be going up (certainly my email inbox is testimony to that!).

      • You’ve done a damn fine job regardless 😀
        Its great to see a lot of regulars like Scruff and John too!
        I feel like I’m coming quite the regular myself!! 😀

    • John says:

      Glad they’re fairly easy and quick as Top Gear is back on, F1 was on (although not worth watching, valencia is such a rubbish track) and need to do a DV tape conversion for someone. I do laugh at the credit values. 2000 for doing a level on normal with Thunderstorm on and 2100 for doing new Alexandria on legendary despite the latter being just a little more tricky.

      On an unrelated note some of the FF phrases amuse me as well…after riddling a Brute full of bullets with the DMR ‘quick and painless’ despite being neither quick or painless although I admit I haven’t had my body riddled with DMR fire but it doesn’t look pleasant. Then ‘Silent and deadly’ after pummeling someone with the grav hammer, ok definitely deadly but possibly one of the noisiest way to kill someone.


  2. mickoboy90 says:

    I dont think i will bother will new alexandria,as i would rather go for super jackpots.but tge rest are easy

    once i managed to get killtacular with one sniper bullet in firefight..i was amazed lol

    and double headshot in matchmaking 🙂

  3. mickoboy90 says:

    Not really,why??

    • Sir Galahad 63 says:

      Well it’s really cool and I was hoping some people would watch it:

      http://www.bungie.net/Stats/Reach/FileDetails.aspx?fid=18881162&player=Sir Galahad 63

      • mickoboy90 says:

        ill watch it later when i get on reach today and ill let you know what i think of it..

      • Sir Galahad 63 says:

        Thanks, I appreciate it 😀

      • mickoboy90 says:

        Hey,sorry but didnt get chance to watch ur video,cos i was tryin get super jackpot..i think it took me about 20 games till i got it..but tomorrow i have all day to me so ill check it out then for sure..

        anyway,i might actually bother puttin a few videos on youtube finally,for example i got unfrigginbeliavable in hockey,killionaire in halo ball extreme and couple of exterminations..

        could anyone help me with some tips or somethin??im only usin a camcorder..dont have capture card

  4. Scruff UK says:

    Hahaha Deathless Alexandria. Not likely. Still, the other three are well easy, though personally I was hoping for a bit more emphasis on FF today, since I’ve saved up a few games today to finish up the Weekly. Ah well, it’s all cR whichever way you look at it, and more time for the absolute joy that is Team Doubles! 😉

    If anyone wants some of that later btw, hit me up. Except you, Pimpdaddylovemuffin. Team Doubles is always more fun with people you know!

  5. Niisama Broham says:

    Pretty dry challenges today. 3 and 4 could have been combined (some Legendary Shower level) to free up an extra FF challenge. And with all the FF/Campaign action, the Light Fare challenge should have at least been “Blast’n and Relax’n” for 180 enemies. Oh well, lazy Sunday I guess.

  6. Brightside says:

    I’ve done all of the challenges apart from “Deathless Alexandria” today and I finished off the weekly challenge.

  7. Shobaleader One says:

    Visit http://www.highspeedhalo.com for an easy way to do new alexandria, missing out pretty much every encounter – i followed their guidelines to get the LASO done

  8. Matthew Vose says:

    Thanks for all the support earlier guys. It wasn’t cool what they did, but they’ve apologised and corrected it (although as the great John Crichton once said ‘I figure the right thing starts at the beginning of the day. Not after you’ve been caught.’).

    If I could I’d fist bump all of you.

    You might be interested to know that a grand total of 13 clicks were made to their site. So that tells you how worthwhile their attempt was! 😀

    Out of interest, did anyone do anything over on their site?

    • John says:

      What happened?

    • John says:

      I’m a bit lost as I’ve clearly missed something, what happened?

      • The comments have been deleted now I think but basically somebody who also decided to do a daily challenge blog tried to advertise here but the RDC community rallied against him 😀

        Turns out that he had a joint account with another guy who was much friendlier lol!

        I think that#s the general idea of it, from what I understood anyways! xD

      • Sir Galahad 63 says:

        Yeah I clicked a few times to go and spam bad things on his threads, but it wouldn’t let me comment :/

    • We got your back Matthew 😀

    • Niisama Broham says:

      John Crichton. Now that’s a name I haven’t heard in a while. Man. Myth. Legend. He always had the best lines about everything.

      Anyway, yeah, I think three of those clicks were mine. It was a nice laugh. That guide was a bad mix between this one and Ender Xer0’s. The commentary (what little I read) and the pictures/videos were nonsense. Really seemed like something someone threw together in 15 minutes

      I was about to get on his gravatar but I let it go. Its Sunday after all. That stereotypical kind of stuff pisses me off though.

    • Pillar Of Fire (LEX) says:

      How dare they try to spread their filth!!! lmaooo RDC ALL Day!!…………P.S. It sucks living on the west coast, I sleep in today and miss a whole days worth of juicy RDC commentary.

  9. Pillar Of Fire (LEX) says:

    May I also suggest BTB All Stars playlist as one of the playlist we do on Gamenight!!!

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