26th July – Halo Reach Daily Challenges & Commentary

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

  1. Light Fare – Kill 100 enemies in any game mode in Reach – 1000 cR
  2. Watersports – Kill 100 enemies on Waterfront on Heroic in Firefight Matchmaking – 1000 cR
  3. Clip It. Share It. – Make a clip from your Local files and upload it to your File Share – 1250 cR
  4. Oops! All Kills – Earn 5 Multikills in multiplayer Matchmaking – 1000 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.

Watersports – Kill 100 enemies on Waterfront on Heroic in Firefight Matchmaking – 1000 cR

This is really easy, so jump in whatever Firefight variant you enjoy and blast some dudes. One of the Score Attack or Gruntpoc games to help with the first challenge will be definitely worth doing here.

Clip It. Share It. – Make a clip from your Local files and upload it to your File Share – 1250 cR

One of the Reach achievements is to recommend a video (note – a clip, not a picture) to someone, this challenge is pretty similar. Press Start, go to Files and Local Store. I had one in there which was the one I’d recommended, so I picked ‘upload to File Share’ from the file info section and voila. If you need to make a clip you can frankly do a whole game, but have a play with theatre mode to capture a good kill or interesting moment in a game then upload that.

Oops! All Kills – Earn 5 Multikills in multiplayer Matchmaking – 1000 cR

Grifball is one of your top options here, one game should get it pretty quickly. These will stack, so an Overkill (4 people) counts as 3 multikills. The objective variants are helpful because you can aim for people who are going for the objective (ie in the hill in Crazy King) where a natural firefight usually opens up.

Game Night is on Thursday this week, themed around a variety of Custom Games being run by our very own Snickerdoodle. Click on the Game Night hub page to view the details for it.


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

  1. Centurion 47th says:

    Today is simplest!

  2. Chris (Insanity Boy) says:

    What a good day to arrive back on! Easy challenges!

    I just about got a chance to read everybody’s name origins :mrgreen:

    Scruff! Glad you got your name changed, now you just gotta change that helmet and we are sorted 😉

    • Scruff 815 says:

      Thank you, thank you… Now leave my helmet alone. I have a beautiful shiny helmet, I think you’ll find.

  3. MadAmericanTacos says:

    Waterfront? Looks like Bungie/343 figured out that people hate that map and avoid it like the plague. This must be thier way of boosting interest (no reference to yesterdays thread about boosting) in the map and at least making people play it once in a while.

    Easy day!

    oh t-Roy can you tell me how to save games to your usb/memory unit? that would save me soooo much time on setting up some of my *ahem* commendations *ahem*

    • Woody says:

      LOL – I was thinking the same thing about Waterfront. I hate that crazy map, because of those stupid Jackles with focus rifle, standing over the cliffs. You’re just minding your own business, shooting up Grunts, Brutes or whatever and then out of no where a laser beam smacks you from above. I feel so violated when those ugly critters do that. lol

      • MadAmericanTacos says:

        I think they have counseling for that type of thing lol. Plus the whole map is so spread out that it can take forever to kill everyone. Personally I hang out on the cliff just on the left of the main courtyard, lots of people spawn from there and you can rack up a pretty good amount of points just by camping that spot.

    • gans42 says:

      yeah, whenever they notice something is played or done less they give challenges to bring that up (as we all know RDC’s personal favorite is flat tire).

      anyways thanks for the info matthew

    • t-rOY (tROYnHI) says:

      Lol. Ok just run through Nightfall or Winter Contingency with any skulls u want & on Legendary or Heroic. Get a checkpoint at the very end of the mission. Save & quit. Push xbox guide button go to settings then select system settings and select yes. Insert memory unit or thumbdrive & select memory. Select Har Drive then select Games. Scroll down to select Halo Reach. Scroll down to find a file that has your gamertag on it. Select that file & press the ‘a’ button to bring up options. Select copy, then select memory unit or thumbdrive. Now ur saved game will always be on the memory unit or thumbdrive. Whenever u ‘want’ to use it just insert the memory unit or thumbdrive into the xbox while in the lobby for Reach. U should be prompted on which device to play from. Select the memory unit or thumbdrive for your saved game. One key note, never save & quit when playing from the memory unit or thumbdrive. This will overwrite your saved game on that unit. Sorry for taking up so much space. Hope this helps.

      • MadAmericanTacos says:

        Wow! Sounds pretty easy, so this wont mess with your commendations or anything? It just keeps updating your profile as long ans you are connected to XBOX Live?

      • t-rOY (tROYnHI) says:

        Sorry for the long delay. I went to sleep after the other post & now I’m at work =P

        @MadAmericanTacos-I believe that is a yes

        @Starmage008-weird thing is you can have multiple saved games on either your Hard Drive or Memory Unit/thumbdrive, but I think the Xbox will only load the most recent saved game on either device. For my sanity I just keep one saved game each on my Xbox, my wife’s xbox and the memory unit.

        btw I’m not sure why, but my wife’s campaign progress, emblem, and armor got reset. Her armory marked everything she unlocked as new (but thankfullly it was still unlocked). It sucks since she’ll have to play through campaign again to get back to Pillar of Autumn. Anybody else have this problem and were you able to retrieve your campaign progress?
        I’ll check back 4 hours from now (lunch break).

      • MadAmericanTacos says:

        One last question then I promise to shut up, if you dont save and quit, are you supposed to just shut the system down or go to the dashboard to get out?

      • Scruff 815 says:

        @t-ROY – probably just a network blip. Similar things have happened to me about 3 times in the last month. Everything usually comes back within a game or two.

      • t-rOY (tROYnHI) says:

        well usually I just play through the mission and it takes me to the lobby. However if you have to leave before you can complete the mission then yes go to dashboard or switch to a different game via the xbox guide menu.

        @Scruff 815 – its actually a more severe glitch than that. This reset occurred 3 days ago, and its been that way ever since. She had Solo Legendary completion for all but 2 missions (TotS, & PofA). She was able to skip completing TotS, because we unlocked a lot of the missions by playing Co-Op with someone else who did the whole campaign. I just hope it doesn’t happen to me or anyone else, becuz I like being able to jump into various rally points to complete specific dailies

    • Starmage008 says:

      So, you can really only have n+1 specific saves, where n = number of memory units and the 1 is your harddrive save?

      Or could you copy multiple saves to the jumpdrive and just swap the one you want back onto your harddrive when you need it? Maybe they’re not distinguishable?

  4. Sly says:

    easy day and nice pay too

    • MadAmericanTacos says:

      Speaking of nice pay, I think its great how the eaiset challenge has the highest payout today.

  5. Project SHAVE says:

    Good thing it’s only one quick game of 2x Score Attack or Gruntpoc on that most unsavory map. Those jackals are Satan!

  6. 'Cos says:

    Hello all…top of the mornin’ to ya! (Or at least here in the states, that is)

    Just finished the challenges for the day, including my ‘clip’ for the day. Thought i would share if you care. Link below for a laugh…

    @ Scruff : Sorry for my semi-misplaced praise yesterday. Nice job. And i like the name.

    Have a good day to all, and happy haloing!


    – seventh dawg

  7. Scruff 815 says:

    Well these were easy, though Waterfront gave me hell. First run on Score Attack, it didn’t come up at all. Hello, Crashsite. Second run, I got it, and got stuck with either Score Attack (regular), Skirmigeddon or Mythic Attack. One game of Score Attack later, I get 99 kills. Argh.

    Anyway, now that I can actually upload clips (!!!), please see here for the promised “how to farm the Campaign assists commendation by yourself with two controllers and some sticky tape” guide.


    Have a look at both players, move the camera around to get a better idea of what’s happening, and read the file description for the instructions. Forgot to mention that you pause when you get the checkpoint, THEN apply the sticky tape, but it should be pretty obvious otherwise 😀

    • 'Cos says:

      By the way, i think it’s worth noting here :

      You can QUIT out of score attack games without being ‘suspended’. Don’t ask how i know this, but yes, it’s the only game type i will quit out of…ever. Don’t like what you got stuck with? Quit out ’till you get what you want. Trust me. No worries. This will save you a bunch of time playing a game that will not benefit your numbers at all. For your information…

      • Woody says:

        I will co-sign with you on the message. I’ve been a proud quitter of many score attack variants.

      • 'Cos says:

        To be more specific, only SOLO score attack does not get you suspended. Probably why, too. Only hurtin’ yourself i guess.

      • SnuK evoX says:

        Sometimes I sign out of XBL if I get a lane game type. This way you don’t have to wait for the game to start and end.

      • gans42 says:

        i personally just quit to the dash

  8. Marc says:

    More easy challenges for today then. A quick game of Gruntpocalypse on Waterfront and I should get the Lightfare and Watersports challenge down. I don’t mind Waterfront on FF Arcade but on Score Attack, it sucks since the map is so large and enemies are widespread.

  9. SG Leroy Brown says:

    So easy today. 1 game of frg fest on waterfront, and 1 clip from said game, boom 3 challenges done. Got the weekly done yesterday, so I should play some MM to get the last daily. Instead I will jump into FF arcade, since that is what I love the most ^^

    • SG Leroy Brown says:

      thought you had to get 5 multi’s in 1 game, and was gonna pass. Figured out does not have to be 1 game, and got 2 3k jackpots in the process.

  10. 'Cos says:

    I am a bit baffled. “Maximum online daily Cr total reached.” First time ever for me, and i know there have been days i got more. Anyways. Question is…When do the daily credit totals get reset? Anyone. I do hope it’s not 6 am. I was on a roll…

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