24th September – Halo Reach Daily Challenges & Commentary

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

  1. Covenant-cide – Kill 120 enemies in Firefight Matchmaking – 3200 cR
  2. Helping Hand – Earn 10 assists today in multiplayer Matchmaking – 2000 cR
  3. Single Wield – Earn 77 kills with small arms weapons in multiplayer Matchmaking – 2800 cR
  4. Storm’s Comin’ – Complete a Campaign mission on Heroic or harder with Mythic and Thunderstorm on – 3500 cR

Commentary follows after the break…

Covenant-cide – Kill 120 enemies in Firefight Matchmaking – 3200 cR

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.

Helping Hand – Earn 10 assists today in multiplayer Matchmaking – 2000 cR

Note, this is not in 1 game, so I reckon just play as normal and you’ll get there. As ever with an assist challenge, tell your team you’re going for it, and if possible pair up with someone. In Sniper game types this is very powerful as you can try to both shoot the same person in the body and one of you should get an assist.

Single Wield – Earn 77 kills with small arms weapons in multiplayer Matchmaking – 2800 cR

Team SWAT – Magnums will be a good way of doing this. The Plasma Pistol also counts as Small Arms, so think about using that to take guys down, it’s good for stripping away shields, but the Magnum is better for unshielded guys. Infection is good too – you can snipe the zombies using your pistol and get a few kills that way, esp in Cage, Courtyard  or Pinnacle where you can see Zs coming.

Storm’s Comin’ – Complete a Campaign mission on Heroic or harder with Mythic and Thunderstorm on – 3500 cR

I’m giving exactly the same advice as every optional Campaign mission challenge – run Nightfall, get this done in 10 minutes, tops. As a guide to Nightfall speed run I’ve picked this video off Youtube randomly, but there are hundreds like it. In fact we have further options and details on the time we did it in LASO on this Weekly Challenge page and comments. There are other levels you may be more familiar with, but honestly, you can do this in 5-6 minutes with minimal stress.


27 Responses to 24th September – Halo Reach Daily Challenges & Commentary

  1. Braythor says:

    I really need to get on with these, I’ve only done 4 this week… Perhaps the Nightfall run and a FF game, can’t be bothered with assists and certainly not pistols…

    • Zidane says:

      I would try and do one more because if there is a stupid hard one tomorrow your stuffed.

    • John says:

      A crazy king game in multi-team should easily net you the ten assists which I’d do as that means you don’t need all four tomorrow which is a big risk if they put a vicious campaign one in. I agree with you about the pistol though, 77 kills with it seems crazy for the payout unless you play a lot of those gametypes.


    • Paul says:

      Man, you really need to not get a life!

  2. Zidane says:

    11.5k there not slowing down, numbers low on reach still, it’s taking a lot longer to get a group loaded

    • Paul says:

      Long term, is there any indication of how long the Reach servers will run for? Another year, two or more? Or will a decision be made by 343 when the maximum online fails to regularly achieve a certain threshold. Is it tied into the overall Halo experience as 3 is stll very live for MM. “I think we should be told.”

      Maybe the Title Update will bring ’em back… as I understand it there will be new game types which means new challenges which means new input for RDC. Yay!

      • Scruff 815 says:

        Well Halo 3 is still running and that’s been out over 4 years. Halo 2 only got turned off a few months ago, and that ran on an old console. So Reach will probably be running for a looooong time yet.

      • crazybydefault says:

        CEA will tie into Reach, so I’d say Reach will still be going strong into the next 4 or 5 years.

        That’s just my opinion though 😛

  3. Noobwarrior523 says:

    It’s a real shame i havent been able to get on since I got the weekly, look at all those credits!!!

    • Sir Galahad 63 says:

      You feel bad! Imagine how I feel! I only need one more daily challenge for the weekly, and I can’t get near my Xbox for 2 weeks!! All these beautiful payouts plus the weekly, I’m tempting suici….

  4. Danny says:

    Wait, did the Title Update disable where in Nightfall you can go through the wall? Im assuming they didnt though…

    • HC Sangheili says:


    • Paul says:

      If you mean the gate and forklift, it didn’t – used it earlier today (although to be honest I’m not sure if I have the title update – have downloaded the new zero bloom but it’s unclear if this is it)

      Anyone know how to tell if the update is applied?

      • Scruff 815 says:

        Can you connect to play MM? If yes then yes, it applied.

    • Sly says:

      Nah, it didn’t i did it earlier at like 12pm gmt

    • crazybydefault says:

      Nope, just did it today! 😀

  5. HC Sangheili says:

    GOW 3 is shit.

    • If you mean GOW3 is THE shit, then i completely agree. If you mean it IS shit, then i would have to say that you, sir, are wrong. Nah, JK. Everyone has their own opinions and mine would be that GOW3 is an awesome game. Do i think it has the staying power like Halo Reach? No. But it is an awesome game with an awesome story and i will be playing it for a long time. Right now im just playing Reach for the challenges, then its back to GOW3. 🙂

      • HC Sangheili says:

        Yeah I was being inflamatory 😉

        It’s a good game with low replay value.

  6. Mister X says:

    Guys, after the title update, I won the achievement of Noble Map Pack, but I didn’t have the DLC!

    • ITS ZAPHOX says:

      Me too, thought it was kind of odd.

      • Scruff 815 says:

        If you have either of the DLC packages, you can get the achievements for both. The only thing is that some of the achievements can only be unlocked on specific maps (e.g. You Blew It Up) whereas others can be done on ANY map (Cross-Mappin’).

  7. 100thgear says:

    I am trying to get the “Covenant-cide” since morning. I tried Grunt-poc twice, Firefight, classic – to no avail. All I get is “This challenge cannot be completed at this time”. WTF?
    Anyone else get this – anytime before? Help please! I need one more to get my weekly – was to finish this off today!

    • TheOneInYellow says:

      Isn’t FF Classic not part of FF multiplayer? If you are still in time, just do Score Attack quickly and you will be fine (try Gruntpocalypse and just shoot Grunts in the head. Use either Armour Lock for protection, Active Camo for taking some respite if things get tough, or use the Hologram to fool the stupid Grunts).

    • Scruff 815 says:

      You need to go in via matchmaking > co-operative > any of the Firefight modes.

      It’s weird, but none of the Firefight matchmaking challenges work if you go in via ‘Firefight’ on the main menu screen.

  8. André says:

    I got 120 kills exact in Gruntpocalypse. Next up 77 pistol kills. Good start I got 25 pistol kills in one game of swat with DMR start. Reflection FTW! 35/77, 10 kills on Pinnacle. Only 30 min left hope I get it done.

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