1st September – Halo Reach Daily Challenges

Today’s challenges are listed below, click read more to view the commentaries:

Covenant-cide – Kill 120 enemies in Firefight Matchmaking – 1100cR

Hyper Lethal Vector – Kill 150 enemies with headshots in Firefight Matchmaking – 1125cR

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

Katanarama – Kill 5 enemies using the Energy Sword in Firefight Matchmaking – 1500cR

Commentary follows after the break…

Covenant-cide – Kill 120 enemies in Firefight Matchmaking – 1100cR

You could do this in one game of Gruntpocalypse, 2X Score Attack or some of the other variants. 2X is good because you’re likely to get slightly more than 120 so it takes account of TKs from the Covvies. But just work on the rest and you’ll get there easily.

Hyper Lethal Vector – Kill 150 enemies with headshots in Firefight Matchmaking – 1125cR

150 is a lot, but I’d say combine this with the next challenge, do Gruntpocalypse somewhere for up to 120 headshots. Then do 2x Score Attack, get the Grenade Launcher kills and then get as many headshots as possible. If you need any more then jump into a Crash Site/Generator Defense to get however many headshots you need.

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

70 is a lot, but I’d say combine this with the above challenge, do 2x Score Attack, get the Grenade Launcher kills and then get as many headshots as possible. If you need any more then jump into a Crash Site/Generator Defense to get however many headshots you need.

Katanarama – Kill 5 enemies using the Energy Sword in Firefight Matchmaking – 1500cR

The easiest way I see of getting this is playing score attack or 2x Score Attack and getting to the Elites at the end. One of them carries a sword (more than one in 2x), and will of course rush you. Once you’ve taken him out, grab the sword then go after his buddies. Fiesta Fight is your alternative, fun, option, where you may get given the sword at some point if you die and respawn.


98 Responses to 1st September – Halo Reach Daily Challenges

  1. FOREMILES says:

    Firefight night again – untainted! Challenges are not too difficult either. J. H. Death Machine could take 2-3 games though.

    The weekly will be complete tonight as well (been putting it off). Thinking of Nightfall, I saw RC Master’s LASO speedrun on YouTube last night – awesome is all I can say.

  2. MadAmericanTacos says:

    YEAH!!! No flat tire this week! It must be christmas in September lol. This is probably going to take about 3 or 4 games of Score Attack if not more so it should be fun. I have been playing my butt off and I am soooooo close to Hero, should be there by this weekend if I can keep up my current pace.

    • gans42 says:

      yeah…i think this is the first time in ages we didnt have flat tire on a thursday (or at all during the week now that I think about it). I <343

    • Woody says:

      You may have jinxed us now that you mentioned it. We’ll probably get a Flat Tire weekly challenge for next week where we have to destroy 200 occupied vehicles.

      • I dont mind Flat Tire too much. The vehicles in FF Doubles Arcade come pretty easily for me.

      • Woody says:

        I guess I just have bad luck with vehicles. Speaking of bad luck, ever since I laughed at Tacos’ misfortunate of having a drop pod fall on him, it seems to a trend for me. I just had my second death by drop pod yesterday, making it twice in less than three weeks.

      • MadAmericanTacos says:

        @Woody: HA! Yeah the drop pods will get ya!

        Oh please Halo gods and Forerunners, please have mercy on my previous comment and see fit to give us a weekly challenge other than destroying 200 occupied vehicles…

      • Zidane says:


  3. MadAmericanTacos says:

    Hey Matthew, no commentary today? Just asking cause the posts look a little lonley up there by themselves lol.

    • Matthew Vose says:

      As I put, I was in a much longer meeting than expected this morning, straight away on my first day back since last Friday! Hey ho, it was constructive so all good.

      • lolgtfoplz says:

        Dear Mr. Matthew Vose,

        Is the “Katanarama” challenge a new challenge? I am not sure if I have seen it.

        Thanks in advance,
        (insertion of a fancy signature)

      • Matthew Vose says:

        No it’s not – first time we had it was my sister’s wedding day last November.

        If you’re ever unsure use the search box in the header to look them up. Admittedly this is only the third or so time that we’ve seen it I think.

      • lolgtfoplz says:

        Thank you very much. I have never utilized the search box, and after making this post, i came to the realization that i probably could have used that. But thanks again for your help.

    • Sir Galahad 63 says:

      If you read closer…
      “Today’s challenges are listed below, commentary to follow later when I’m out of this meeting”.

      May complete all of today’s challenes in at the least one game of gruntpoc and a game of 2x Score attack. But it will probably take more…

      I’m playing less Reach to start on AC Brotherhood, cos I’m pumped for Revelations!! Woo!!

      Also, my challenges reset yesterday after completing them, and from reading yesterday’s post it happened to a lot of people… Just a topic of interest 😐

      • SensoryFour34 says:

        I’m excited for Revelations too! The only problem is it comes out the same day as Anniversary. 😦

      • oupridefan25 says:

        Yes, it happened to me a couple of times yesterday. In fact, when my husband saw it, and when we finally ran through the weekly yesterday, he got the metaphorical dollar signs in his eyes, because it was not checked off either, but we still got the cR.

      • MadAmericanTacos says:

        Wait, so am I hearing you right when you say that the weekly reset after it was completed and even got another 30343 for doing it again??????

      • oupridefan25 says:

        You are correct sir. But then my ethics failed him, and I wouldn’t let him do it again.

  4. Woody says:

    About three games and done… easy enough. I can go back to promoting my commendations afterwards.

  5. Woody says:

    I know this is off topic, but correct me if I’m wrong about this. Do you have to be a General before the Mjolnir MK VI helmet (Master Chief) becomes available to purchase? I could’ve sworn that was the case, but I’m asking because I had a Brigadier Grade 3 on my team yesterday and he/she had the Mjolnir MK VI helmet.

    • gans42 says:

      Nope, its colonel for that. Brigadier for GUNGNIR, and General for Security

      • Woody says:

        Oh okay! I feel relieved now. That comes to show how long it has been since I had to go through all those helmet unlockings. I’m glad those days are over with. LoL

        I’m dreading the idea of buying the GUNGNIR helmet, because it’a so ugly and makes my spartan look like a walking mailbox. It’s the only helmet that I don’t have.

      • Sir Galahad 63 says:

        I thought it was brigadier for both the MJOLNIR and the crocodile helmet?

  6. 2- Gruntpocalypse, 1- 2x Score Attack and all 4 challenges should be done…Easily.

  7. SamCiphus says:

    @Woody, you get the Master Chief helmet at Brigadier for 300,00 cR.
    So, i figured it was time to post, ha, I’ve been dormant too long. I’m from Australia, so I have already done the challenges, and they kept resetting! What’s the go with that? So I knocked them over a couple of times, because I won’t get a chance to play again today. J. H. Death Machine was a lot easier than expected, one quick game of 2X SA.

  8. Tomozaurus says:

    Didn’t die once in a game of Splockets earlier, Time to top off a good day with some easy credits.

  9. SensoryFour34 says:

    It’s nice to be able to see this before it goes up to 100 or so comments. It’s also nice to not have Flat Tire. 🙂

  10. lolgtfoplz says:

    It’s Thursday, firefight Thursdays, YES. Thursday night game night, YES. Tomorrow is Friday and its the last day of the work week, YES. No flat tire, YES. What else can i YES about…. ahhhh, 76% commendation progress, YES. (4% to go till i get real life self gratification from a video game, YES!) Good luck to you all!!! (YES)

    • Noobwarrior523 says:

      80% commendation progress is pretty impressive, I’m at 69 barely, want 70 really bad so I got grenades in campaign gold to onyx…..wasn’t enough to push it to 70, guess I have to kill 700 specialists In FF(I’m running out of campaign commendations, only 5 left)

      • lolgtfoplz says:

        i have 5 left in campaign as well to onyx. (8 to onyx max) lol. i’m proud of getting vehicular to gold on ff, that was exciting. lol

    • Woody says:

      *sigh* My commendation progress is only at 64 percent. I guess I should focus on campaign for the next few days.

      • lolgtfoplz says:

        it doesn’t take long, though i was doing small arms and almost gagged at 3k kills for silver. blah

      • Noobwarrior523 says:

        It actually depends what commendation, splash damage and war machine are jokes…..now…..super soldier….(one of my more recent onyxd commendations) if I didn’t get a checkpoint RIGHT before the missiles hit I would never of had the tolerance to reset

      • lolgtfoplz says:

        i think i’m just going to do oni sword base for the rest of my super soldiers

      • Scruff 815 says:

        ONI Sword Base on Heroic or Legendary with many, many skulls on + target designator + the checkpoint by the doors that open to the Wraith section + a grenade at your feet + sticky tape on your left trigger + save/quit/resume = Super Soldier AFK in no time at all.

      • lolgtfoplz says:

        another dollar for me 😛 scruff, thanks for that, i never thought of doing that, just always reset, but i like that afk method. so set TL to go off, and throw nade at feet before checkpoint yea? how did you get the headshot one? and precision weapon, those seem to be like they are going to be most challeging, did u just do nightfall?

      • MadAmericanTacos says:

        Damn Scruff you really have those AFK boosts down don’t you?

        Personally I have been working on my FF commendations, I play gruntpoc for headshots, multikills and infantry class. Then I switch over to skirmagedon to get specialized insteaad of infantry. I think right now I have about half of them maxed and like two others on onyx, the reast are at least gold or silver.

        The tough ones are going to be in MM like Rear Admiral and the Spree commendation, not sure how long it will take to get those up but I am sure it won’t be easy or fast.

      • Shane says:

        @Tacos: The Rear Admiral and Spree commendations aren’t the worst depending on what you play – sprees come easily enough with Grifball (2 at a time for hammer sprees) or Invasion if you’re a chicken (i.e. wingman!) and also with Living Dead which I’m not a fan of. Multi-team is great for Rear Admiral but all you need is some opponents with no situational awareness. Hockey was great for assassinations before they nerfed it :-(. I’m on Gold with both and halfway to Onyx on average with them.

        The main one I doubt I’ll ever get to Onyx is the Downshift commendation. PAINFUL. I pick some up in Rocket Hog Race when it comes up but more often than not you get stuck with lemons. The best strategy I’ve seen is one person driving while the passenger snipes.

      • Scruff 815 says:

        @lollongusername – you need to get the checkpoint after firing the target designator, before throwing your grenade. Then just sticky tape your LS so you throw a grenade at your feet every time you respawn.

        As for precisions / headshots, yes I did Nightfall, but later in the level on the forklift bridge, using boxes to line up all 4 Grunts, thereby saving myself 75% of the time involved in maxing those commendations out.

      • lolgtfoplz says:

        @Scruff (and some numbers) boxes to line them up?

      • Shane says:

        @lollapalooza: The headshot and precision commendations can be gotten more easily (IMO) on The Package, Rally Point Bravo:


        Get them lined up, get a nice checkpoint, and turn the TV on.

  11. Scruff 815 says:

    I personally think that 16″ is far too big for a standard pizza size.

    • Tom Brunansky says:

      I must disagree, partially. I think it is just the perfect amount of cheesy goodness on a regular crust pizza. now, if you are talking chicago style, it’s a bit much. But here in STL, a 16″ Imo’s pizza is the most amzing thing next to sliced bread.

    • Woody says:

      OMG!! I’m sitting here starving to death and I didn’t need to see a post about pizza. LoL

      Oh well… I now know what I’m having to eat this evening.

  12. you all have NO IDEA what you’re missing out on when it comes to pizza.

    i get the best pizza in the world, hands down.

    I WIN.

    • oupridefan25 says:

      What kind of pizza would that be, snickers?

      • i live in Naples, Italy. birthplace of pizza.

        FRESH dough, fresh sauce, real mozzarella di bufala, all made as you watch and cooked in about 3 minutes.

      • oupridefan25 says:

        Uh…yum, thanks snicks…I just woke up, and am now starving thanks to you 😉

    • Zidane says:

      Only you could say “I win” and get away with it 😉

    • lolgtfoplz says:

      ^^^^ has been to naples, Italy, and has had said pizza, very delicious. Also, i cry everyday, because you just can not get gelato in the states like you can over in Italy. -sadface-

      • oh did i leave out the gelato? and the cafe?

        oh yes. for all it’s faults Naples does have some perks. 😉

      • oh and the CHEESE! dear goodness how could i forget the cheese???

      • oupridefan25 says:

        Oh cheese…I am a cheese whore, it is literally my downfall when it comes to food…now I must go and get some breakfast…

      • lolgtfoplz says:

        eh, i was not too big of a fan of the Cafe. i dont really like coffee in the states, and to see how small the cup was and hear how strong it was, no way. lol. i specifically remember one of these – http://www.flickr.com/photos/ruthbruin2002/255296862/ – but it was not in siena.

      • ahh see i am a coffee-holic. looooove my coffee. and i LOVE the cappuccinos and espressos you can get here! best stuff on earth.

      • Ive always wondered what the liquid was that the mozzarella balls were in. LoL! What is that stuff?

      • that’s just the water/whey mixture. my dog loves it on his food! 😀

      • FOREMILES says:

        There a place in Phoenix that has pizza as close to Italian as we can create in the States:
        La Piazza al Forno.
        Excellent pizza!!!

        As for gelato, there’s a place just outside of Baton Rouge that has it (owner is from Rome; he grew up right outside of the Vatican). Only problem is finding similar ingredients to that in Italy. Outstanding gelato!!!

      • Shane says:

        I met an American once who claimed that the best pizza in the world was in NYC o.O.

        Man, super thin-crust pizzas that melt in your mouth… I miss you, Italy and Spain.

    • Woody says:


      How dare snickerdoodle comes on here, rightfully bragging about having the best pizza. LoL

      • Beermit says:

        Everyone needs to shut up about pizza! It’s makin me hungry lol

  13. Scruff 815 says:

    16″ is still too big for a pizza. That’s a meal for two people.

    Now coffee, there’s something I can get on-board with. There is no such thing as a ‘too big coffee’. Also that is terrible English.

    • the more coffee the better! as long as there’s no caramel or sugar in it, i’ll drink it! 😀

      • Scruff 815 says:

        One coffee + two sugars + milk + MASSIVE MUG = 😀

      • i like “Boston coffee” – coffee and some half and half, no sugar.

        when i visit my parents i spend a small fortune on Dunkin’ Donuts coffee since we can’t seem to be stationed near one. 😕

      • Matthew Vose says:

        Get your damn milk and sugar away from my lovely coffee. And if you can minimise the water you dilute it with I’ll be even happier!

      • erm. trying to slurp down some mud isn’t exactly what i call delicious. especially not muddy instant coffee either. 😕

      • Scruff 815 says:

        Milk and sugar are an essential part of what is commonly known as ‘a coffee’. Asking for a coffee without these essential ingredients is like asking for a pizza with no cheese, sauce, or toppings.

  14. lolgtfoplz says:

    just placed my order for a pizza. hell yeah!

    • you know, as good as our pizza is….some days, i reallyreallyreally want a piece of pizza hut pizza. grease and all.

      but i can wait.

      • lolgtfoplz says:

        PIzza hut, has some pretty good pizza. though i hate it when they put the PEPPERONI under THE CHEESE…

      • Zidane says:

        I’ll have to have pizza now, quite like Domino’s. Coffee is a must, I can’t achieve anything until my 3rd one 🙂

      • Tom Brunansky says:

        think i might order a p’zone from them for lunch today. not TERRIBLE for a mass-market calzone.

      • i haven’t had one of those. but that reminds me, i haven’t really seen calzones around here either. hmm. may have to head over to sorrento this weekend.

      • SANTAANAS says:

        Was the pizza thread started by yesterday’s mention of standard American Pizza sizes? Oh, and if you want to get some heavenly pizza on the Gold Coast, Zachary’s Pizza in Oakland, CA is to die for.

      • lolgtfoplz says:

        Santa you going to be on today?

      • SANTAANAS says:

        Yessir. Call me Fohn.

  15. LA says:

    For Katanarama, Arcadefight has a sword loadout if I remember correctly. Can easily get the sword kills, Grenade launcher kills, and then work on headshots.

  16. gans42 says:

    okay…lately there have been sooooo many comments that just take forever to read through lol…glad to see the site is growing. what i did was i did a 2x with the GL, once i hit 70 i switched to DMR. first sword i found i used until i got 5, then back to the dmr. finished it off with a game of gruntpoc

  17. 'Cos says:

    All this pizza talk has me wanting to share my story from Tuesday night. I posted this under “GameNight’ also simply because i have recieved a few messages about this, and i want to clear up any misunderstandings :

    Also, and this is quite important :

    Yes…my house (kitchen) caught on fire Tuesday evening at the same time people were showing up for our footall fantasy draft. NO…our house did not burn down. In essence…One roommate gets done using stovetop. Another roommate immediately comes into kitchen and puts pizzas for said party down on hot stove eyes. I randomly go into kitchen about 3-4 minutes later and see 2.5 foot flames dancing across our stove and across the countertops. Yes…we were about 1-2 minutes away from having an ‘Entourage’ moment…as we all stood outside the house, watching it burn down and wondering what hotel to move into. It was close, for sure. But, in the end, we are all ok (including the 4 dogs!) and the draft party continued. Although, 3 days later and the house still smells of fire…

    Thanks for the concern. Honestly. I look forward to killing you all later today then to show you how thankful i really am. See you in a bit…

    • Zidane says:

      Glad it turned out ok Cos!!!!! Could have been so much worse!!!!

    • Woody says:

      Well, it was a good thing that you all were okay and that things didn’t get worse.

      • 'Cos says:

        Thanks Zidane and Woody. Sincerely. We are okay, and laughing about “what could have been”…now.

        Sorry Zidane about the party misunderstanding today. i was in a big party myself and wasn’t prepared to leave just yet. Having too much fun i suppose, and going back for more after a quick bite. Just no pizza please”)…

  18. Peter says:

    I observed the same problem today, as yesterday. I just played one FF game and completed 3 of the daily challenges. I signed out then signed back in and saw all 4 challenges were incomplete. I played another FF game and completed the 3 challenges for the second time. Can anyone else verify they are experiencing the same thing? If this is not fixed and with today’s challenges, it is very easy to boost up the daily challenges, let alone the total credit score.

    • it’s a common issue apparently. i haven’t really seen any mention of why or how to fix it but don’t take advantage of it. people have been reset for “resetting” their challenges intentionally. i realize that’s not the case now but just saying.

    • Scruff 815 says:

      A lot of people are having that problem – witness all of the comments from today and yesterday.

      Also, don’t repeatedly do the challenges over and over again or you risk being banned.

    • porottaja says:

      Yea, mine have reseted two times today already.

  19. Zidane says:

    Game night starting at 8? And who’s on 🙂

  20. Zidane says:

    What is Snicks gt

  21. Beermit says:

    Ugh, Firefight Thursday! I was itchin to get done with class today so I could play.

    I’m curious tho, did anyone else’s weekly challenge reset? Because mine did 🙂
    Another easy 30000 cR here I come!!!

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