2nd November – Halo Reach Daily Challenges & Commentary

After posting yesterday I realised it’s only 2 weeks until the release of Halo Anniversary. Hopefully I’ll get to play this one at time of release rather than a week later as happened with Reach (not that I’m bitter over the poor shipping). I’m getting excited, must make sure Mass Effect 2 is all wrapped up by then.

Again.

If you wanted an update on my evil River Shepard, she’s fully Renegade, is viciously scarred, has everyone loyal to her, and we’re just wrapping up the side quests before going for the Reaper IFF. It’s getting intense.

Anyway, today’s challenges are:

  1. Shootin’ and Lootin’ – Kill 100 enemies in any game mode in Reach – 2000 cR
  2. Flat Tire – Kill 5 enemy vehicles in Firefight Matchmaking – 2000 cR
  3. Golden Opportunity – Find and kill the Gold Ranger-class Elite in any Campaign mission on Heroic or harder – 5000 cR
  4. Un, Deux, Trois – Win 3 games in multiplayer Matchmaking – 2900 cR

Commentary follows after the break…

Shootin’ and Lootin’ – Kill 100 enemies in any game mode in Reach – 2000 cR

If you want just this, hit up 2X Score Attack or Gruntpocalypse. I wonder what will happen when we get S&L for 400 kills – 8k in credits?

Flat Tire – Kill 5 enemy vehicles in Firefight Matchmaking – 2000 cR

The best options for this are below. Key to point out is you must destroy the vehicle, not the driver first. You’re better off using something explosive (Spartan Laser, Plasma Launcher).

  • Score Attack – On Holdout you get Banshees in the rounds. If you can keep a Grunt alive at the end of a wave for a long time you have a higher chance of getting them to come out again and again. They don’t tend to appear when it’s raining
  • Firefight Doubles – Especially Beachhead, where vehicles are usually dropped at the beginning and end of each round, you can decide who gets to take them out and work on it (plus great for working on assists)

Golden Opportunity – Find and kill the Gold Ranger-class Elite in any Campaign mission on Heroic or harder – 5000 cR

Your best bet is Winter Contingency from Rally Point Alpha. Follow this excellent guide to find the Gold Elite on all levels, or this comment from MJOLNIR Tester previously about finding him quickly on WC. We’ve also had lots of discussion on one particular Gold Ranger in New Alexandria.

Un, Deux, Trois – Win 3 games in multiplayer Matchmaking – 2900 cR

If you play a Team Slayer/SWAT/Grifball/Snipers/Action Sack etc you’ll get this easier, since only two teams gives you a higher chance of winning than the 6 person multi team (for instance). Make sure you read this Weekly Challenge commentary for more hints on doing it quick.

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49 Responses to 2nd November – Halo Reach Daily Challenges & Commentary

  1. My Little Housing Blog says:

    I will enjoy two good challenges today. Still only doing the campaign missions, for some strange reason I can’t buy a gold membership to my Xbox Live account… I should do it!

    • Peggy Peggy says:

      If you’re not looking to commit (i.e. have your money taken out of your account every month) Get a three month membership off Amazon, no commitment and about £4 a month!

    • SamCiphus says:

      12 year card is the way to go.

    • chriscray says:

      In the US, @ Costco, the gold one year is $48.76. It even says on the package ( card) 59.99! after watching Sony, I now just by the prepaid cards instead of putting my CC into xbx live.

  2. Peggy Peggy says:

    12 month? :p

  3. Scruff 815 says:

    These are easy. If time allows I’ll even do Flat Tire today, since Arcadefight seems to have more vehicles than it used to. Plus if you go in with the sniper rifle (unless you’re on Corvette, in which case the FRG), you can usually get to them before some other random does 😉

    FF Limited used to be a good way to get them but it was removed from the playlists yesterday 😦

    Very easy challenges so far this week. Kinda handy since I’m having a busy week I guess. I wonder if they’re trying to make up for Saturday’s “win 12 games”? 😉

  4. Scruff 815 says:

    o hai copyeditpaste!

    A DATE FOR YOUR DIARY: Thursday 10/11/11 is CUSTOMS NIGHT!

    Join me (Scruff 815) and gans42 on Thursday 10/11/11 from 8pm UK time onwards (3pm Eastern; see http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html for other places) for an evening of Custom Games. We’ll be playing the best maps and game variants currently out there, along with some home-baked creations from various RDC & Halo Social community members, including three of my LOST-themed maps. If you’ve got a map or a game variant to share with the world, this is the time to do it. But please try and have it support 16 people, just in case.

    Simply add one or both of us to your friends list, fire up Reach on the 10th, and hit X to join us. With no customs matchmaking search tools, we are entirely limited to the people who show up. No people = no game night. Try and have a mic if possible, and don’t go AFK, and we’ll all get along just fine 😀

    Expect to see this post repeated in the comments for a little while until Matthew bans me or sews me to the rear end of a human centipede in a bid to shut me up, whichever happens first 😉

    • SensoryFour34 says:

      If he does sew you to a human centipede, you have to post pictures. That would be really interesting. 😉

    • gans42 says:

      for all us americans out there, thats november 10th, not october 11th

      • LolGTFOplz says:

        its easier once the date surpasses the 12th. lol

      • crazybydefault says:

        Thankfully, that’s how I automatically write my dates anyway

        #secretlyfromEurope

      • Scruff 815 says:

        Oh yeah. Goddamnit, one of these days I’ll manage to post this without any screwups 😉

      • Braythor says:

        Yeah, mate, course you will…

        Matthew, if you do sew him onto the end of a human centipede, can you feed the resulting abomination exclusively on vindaloos, please?

        Right, not great challenges today, but I’m gonna do them anyway…

      • gans42 says:

        Scruff I found another flaw…if you do 8PM UK time, that would be 4PM EST…didn’t you guys change your clocks back an hour across the pond?

      • Scruff 815 says:

        Yes, but as far as I’m aware, the US set their clocks back this coming weekend, right? In which case, it’ll be correct next week. If not, then timeanddate.com is a liar.

      • gans42 says:

        you are right my good sir, we do change it then. i was testing you, and you passed. congrats

  5. gcnd says:

    What happened to firefight limited…is it just me or did they remove it from the Halo Reach playlists?

    • Scruff 815 says:

      No, it’s not just you. That’s why I said:

      “FF Limited used to be a good way to get [vehicle kills] but it was removed from the playlists yesterday”

      two posts up…

      (and it was announced on 343’s blog at halo.xbox.com)

  6. chriscray says:

    @ Dogmeat from yesterday, the mobile version did change, its different how the posts are listed below comment instead of vice versa.

  7. LolGTFOplz says:

    easy challenges, on a easy day for me. just have to go to value to get stuff to fix the cabinet, and put plastic on the windows to conserve heat, then i should be on all night. HOORAY. i want noble bad, and i’m knocking down at that door, 114k to go.

  8. DaRoflBandit says:

    Nightfall is way better than Winter Contingency for the Golden Ranger, just go to HaloWiki and type in BOB (Which is its actual name), it will show all of the places BOBs will show up on all the missions, and Nightfall is better, trust me, that’s what I’ve been doing for this challenge all along.

    • Scruff 815 says:

      Winter Contingency > Rally Point Alpha > BOB killed in under a minute every single time.

      • LolGTFOplz says:

        soo….

        BOB killed in under a minute every single time < Rally Point Alpha < Winter Contingency?

      • Scruff 815 says:

        Stop being picky. I’m using those as arrows, not ‘greater than’ signs.

      • callupchuck says:

        I thought they represented pacman. nomnomnom

      • DaRoflBandit says:

        Still, look at Halowiki and then try it on Nightfall, way more reliable.

      • Shane says:

        Pacman’s biography: O < | : .

        My campaign savegame was still there from the last BOB challenge. Load, splatter, nice! It was on Winter Contingency, Rally Point Alpha for what it's worth.

  9. Richard says:

    what is the best board to do the Flat Tire Challenge? when i click on it to do it it takes me to score attack.

    • Peggy Peggy says:

      As Matthew says Score Attack or Doubles, make sure you take out the vehicle not the driver or it won’t count. My personal favourite is beachhead arcade with the sniper loadout, you can see the Wraiths before they are dropped off.

    • Paul says:

      I tend to do Score Attack and go for Holdout Sniper (preferred) or FRG – use the jet pack to boost to the holdout sniper spot (lmgtfy.com). On a good day (no rain) you get 5 banshees and may get a 6th kill from the turret below.

      • Paul says:

        Dammit. Did SA Fiesta on Holdout and got 4/5 – when 5th Banshee came rolling by I was lucky enough to have a sniper rifle and took it quickly from behind 😉 – it blew up with a single shot and didn’t count as a vehicle kill 😕 I guess the driver is at the back so the shot killed him at the same time 😥 Next time I’ll wait until it’s head on. 💡

        Moral of the story is: wait until you see the whites of their eyes (or at least their gunfire)

        Must. Stop. Using. Smilies.

    • Shane says:

      Firefight Doubles, Beachhead, sniper + rockets (suicide), 8 vehicles, 1 game.

      Hopefully I’ll make the effort to post my Flat Tire / Grounded guide on Halo Social soon.

  10. Zidane says:

    Anyone pre ordered halo anniversary?

  11. LolGTFOplz says:

    question:

    Do you think halo 4 will be as big as halo 3 was?

    • Zidane says:

      Yeah I think it will be, where did you pre order from? How much is it? Cheers

      • LolGTFOplz says:

        pre-ordered anniversary from gamestop, it was 43 dollars with tax (39.99)

      • Zidane says:

        Your a gent, thanks

      • Scruff 815 says:

        No, it probably won’t. COD didn’t exist when Halo 3 came out.

        As for Halo 4 pre-orders, there isn’t a definite price or release date set yet. It’ll be a little while methinks.

  12. SW1NE FLU says:

    Sorry about the family Matt. I buried my grandpaw last Friday, your in my prayers.
    Does anyone wanna do the weekly challenge after 4pm central time today?? If so let me know. I’ll check back every so often. Thanks y’all!

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