14th July – Halo Reach Daily Challenges & Commentary

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

  1. One Spartan Army – Kill 250 enemies in Firefight Matchmaking – 1875 cR
  2. Killagruntjaro! – Earn 7 multikills in a Firefight Matchmaking game – 1000 cR
  3. Be Their Huckleberry – Kill 100 enemies in Firefight Matchmaking with the pistol – 1250 cR
  4. Survivor – Earn 7 Sprees in a Firefight Matchmaking game – 1000 cR

Commentary follows after the break…

One Spartan Army – Kill 250 enemies in Firefight Matchmaking – 1875 cR

You get 120 Grunts in Gruntpocalypse, 100 enemies in Score Attack, 120-130 in 2X Score Attack, and something like 330 in a Firefight Matchmaking game (although split between up to 4 people). So jump into some sort of Score Attack variant to get this really quickly, especially an easy one like 2X Score Attack or Gruntpoc, over two or three games.

Killagruntjaro! – Earn 7 multikills in a Firefight Matchmaking game – 1000 cR

In Gruntpocalypse or 2x Score Attack this is so easy. The Grunts come out of the doors/dropships/appear in groups of 4 or 5, and you can easily shoot 3 or 4 of them straight away. Multikills do stack so an Overkill counts as 3 – double, triple and 4 kills. Therefore just play the game and take them out when you see them together.

Be Their Huckleberry – Kill 100 enemies in Firefight Matchmaking with the pistol – 1250 cR

Try and get a Gruntpocalypse game in so you can stick to just the pistol, take out the little methane breathers as quick as possible then back in the menu to get it done. Some maps are definitely better than others, Corvette and Courtyard are small and easy to see across to take them out.

Survivor – Earn 7 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.

So two or three games in Gruntpoc or 2X Score Attack should net you all these. Nice huh?

Thanks to everyone who joined in last night. We had a great hour trying out the new Grifball variants – Jetpacks level it up really nicely so I’d thoroughly recommend voting for them when you see them (and will be good if we get x kills whilst jetpacking type challenges in MPMM). We also tried out a couple of new maps in SWAT and Slayer, which were good, though there seem to be a lot of contained building type maps now (admittedly I’ve not yet played them all). Hopefully we’ll see some more Forge World land based ones soon too.


27 Responses to 14th July – Halo Reach Daily Challenges & Commentary

  1. Woody says:

    Not bad for 25-30 minutes of challenges. That should give me plenty of time to do other game types before I have to surrender my playtime. Oh, if anyone joins me, if you want a guaranteed 4-on-3 match, then select Shotty Sniper, because I played it for the first time yesterday and I suck. My team still won, but no thanks to me with my two kills. I have never been good with a sniper rifle during any of the Halo series.

    • sapEEE says:

      same here 😀 usually on swat i get about 15-30 kills per round but sniper yuck, i suck too!

    • Project SHAVE says:

      Same boat as you both! When I’m playing BTB or Slayer, I’ll secure the Sniper rifle just so I can give it to my buddy because he is spot on with it. Team Swat though, I’m a beast.

      I don’t get it.

    • Woody says:

      Yeah, I’m okay in SWAT, though I’m average when it comes to headshots with DMRs. A lot of times, I just get lucky with the headshots. Once again, sniper rifle is my enemy… there’s no luck, no success, no hope for me with that thing. I have better chances of getting struck by lightning than getting four kills with a sniper rifle.

      • Joshua (mr per0) says:

        DMR is just an awesome rifle with a scope, sniper is a specialist weapon. Sadly, I am about as much of a specialist with it as Church is…and I am also pretty sure that will never change. Love me some DMR on SWAT though.

  2. Starmage008 says:

    No one voted for the Jetpack variants of Grifball in my handfull of games last night. Seems a bit easier to kill people when playing as elites. Perhaps they have bigger hit boxes or something.

    Blargball. Such a funny name. 🙂

    • Woody says:

      Well, we should have trade variants, because I had too much jetpacking in grifball, yesterday. Personally, I’m not too fund of it, but that’s only because I’m not used to jetpacking in any game mode, so I tend fly over my targets.

      • CrestOfFire says:

        Jetpack Grifball? Seriously? What is the world coming to…

      • 'Cos says:

        …agreed! Leave grifball alone…

      • t-rOY (tROYnHI) says:

        I haven’t played any Jetpack Grifball, but then again I don’t vote for Grifball Evolved either so I probably won’t enjoy it. Blargball seems ok but Grifball classic is still my fave.

  3. Sean says:

    Not a bad set of challenges but this is the 4th “Huckleberry” challenge since July 4th.

  4. Niisama Broham says:

    How many times do I have to be Huckleberry?

  5. Project SHAVE says:

    I noticed that as well. Apparently 343 wants us to double Onyx our pistola kills. Oh well, 3 games of 2x score attack and I’ll be done with these challenges. My firefight commendations are getting SLAYED.

  6. Chris (Insanity Boy) says:

    No Flat Tire challenge!! 😀

  7. HC Sangheili says:

    No Flat Tire challenge. 😦

  8. deviouskyle251 says:

    Two games of Gruntpacolypse (because I got disconnected from Xbox Live during the first one! Argh!) for the pistols, sprees, and multikills, a round of Arcadefight on Glacier, and then topped it off with 5 kills on Crashsite. Add to that two commendations leveled up and a 3,000 jackpot on the Arcadefight and I’d say today was a pretty good day!

  9. 'Cos says:

    Can i play with y’all? I LOVE the sniper, and would appreciate the ‘gift’! As opposed to being betrayed because i got to the sniper first. Happens all the time.

    I’ll be on in a bit if anyone wants to play.

    @ woody…i added you as a XBL friend yesterday, thanks for the invite.

    @ everyone…’Tacos’ and i will be going for the weekly tomorrow night if anyone else wants to tackle it. I finished solo in 1.5 hours having never tried before. I imagine co-op will take 1.5 – 2.5 hours. We got room for two more if interested. Hit me up. My credentials in the link below. Good luck to all, have a great day, and happy Haloing…

    – seventh dawg

  10. Wunschkind89 says:

    Meh, not a bad set of challenges. Might onyx Dome Inspector with this set list too — can’t complain about challenges that work towards your commendations.

    No Flat Tire? I love you i343.

    • 'Cos says:

      …but flat tire also goes towards commendations!

      just kidding, i know it’s a royal pain in the ….

  11. JCOD AshCeltic (GT) says:

    I finally left JCOD today I created a clan called D4RC msg me if ur interested in joining

  12. I am Gozer24 says:

    Would someone kindly explain to me how you accomplish a firefight matchmaking challenge in gruntpocalypse? I have had this game since it came out and at no point have I ever been able to get a challenge for firefight matchmaking in gruntpocalypse. Perhaps because it specifies matchmaking… if someone knows something I do not please indulge me.

    • Chris (Insanity Boy) says:

      Are you picking Gruntpoc. in the Score Attack mode??

    • Matthew Vose says:

      When you go to Matchmaking you get Competitive, Cooperative, DLC and Community. Any game played in these will count towards relevant Matchmaking challenges. In Cooperative there is an option for Score Attack, and one variant this gives you when voting is Gruntpoc.

      • I am Gozer24 says:

        @Matthew Vose Thank you very much I will try this the next time I do it, I was very confused on this!

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