19th November – Halo Reach Daily Challenges & Commentary

Running up to Flood combat forms and blasting them in the face with a shotgun just before they hit you has always been my second favourite thing to do in Halo CE. It still is. Escaping the Forerunner facility, retrieving the Index are just so much fun because of that.

Oh and the moment where Master Chief looks around and you know he’s wondering why he couldn’t have been teleported all the way is pure genius writing.

It’s a Super Jackpot weekend again, so I’ve added the bar on the right back to detail what you get it for. Surprise surprise, it’s 15k in Anniversary Classic!

Today’s challenges are:

  1. Light Fare – Kill 100 enemies in any game mode in Reach – 3000 cR
  2. This Is My Rifle – Earn 40 kills with precision weapons in multiplayer Matchmaking – 2600 cR
  3. Now I have a Machine Gun – Earn 77 kills with automatic weapons in multiplayer Matchmaking – 4400 cR
  4. Return of the Mack – Kill 35 Elites in Campaign today on Normal or harder – 3000 cR

Commentary follows after the break…

Light Fare – Kill 100 enemies in any game mode in Reach – 3000 cR

If you want to do this specifically (as you’ll get 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.

This Is My Rifle – Earn 40 kills with precision weapons in multiplayer Matchmaking – 2600 cR

Precision weapons are the DMR, Sniper Rifle, Focus Beam and Needle Rifle. Team SWAT will do you well here. Unless you use melee or Pistol every kill will be a precision weapon kill, so play it a few times, try and get a good team who will cover your back (and you theirs), and just do this over 2 or 3 games.

Now I have a Machine Gun – Earn 77 kills with automatic weapons in multiplayer Matchmaking – 4400 cR

Your multiplayer automatic weapons are the Assault Rifle, Needler, Plasma Repeater and Plasma Rifle. I’d recommend Team Slayer in Elite Slayer, so that you can use the Needler to take guys out. Rumble Pit can be really helpful too running around blazing the AR, but it’s tempting to pick up other weapons.

Return of the Mack – Kill 35 Elites in Campaign today on Normal or harder – 3000 cR

There are two good ways of getting this – ONI: Sword Base, where just playing through there are 30-40 I think, and it’s definitely worth using the target designator at the beginning on the first group (run hugging the right wall, grab the TD, either turn around and blast, then reset to last checkpoint, or try to get through the Wraiths, TD them then reset checkpoint). Or play Nightfall and try to get a checkpoint near the first Elite, then snipe or assassinate him, and again reset to last checkpoint. This is quicker but you get more kills and commendations on the ONI TD trick.

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19 Responses to 19th November – Halo Reach Daily Challenges & Commentary

  1. Nancy says:

    Hi Matthew,
    Could you please explain to me why time and time again they list the challenges at the end of a game in the credits earned for that game but sometimes they don’t.
    If your supposed to get credits, why don’t they list them?
    I know it was said that some of the challenges aren’t noted but the credits are supposed to be there anyway.
    I just got two challenges completed at the same time but only one registered in the credits after the game.
    It doesn’t happen once in a while but more than not.
    If you are getting credits for all the challenges, why don’t they acknowledge all of them in the credits earned?
    I know it’s only a game but it’s there for us to look forward to and to complete.
    Sometimes it’s very hard to complete some of them and after it’s completed, it doesn’t show and I can’t always keep checking my score to see if I got credits or not.
    Thanks
    Nancy

    • Auntie Agony says:

      Oh my, you poor worried thing. It seems you have trust issues. I’m willing to bet that you count the cookies in the jar before bedtime as well in case the monsters come during the night. Rest assured, big and faceless as they may be, the creatures that inhabit the world of XBox Live are not snacking on your hard-earned cR. They are just teasing you to see if you are paying attention. I suggest you relax with a nice cup of tea and a cookie (unless the small monsters have been there already) and don’t worry about the crumbs.

      best regards
      Auntie Agony.

      Uncle Pedant adds:

      The score at the end of a game (including challenge scores) is for what you have achieved *during* the game, and is *part of* the game – a game doesn’t end until you are back in the lobby. So if a challenge requires a game to be completed (e.g. win 5), the ‘challenge completed’ pop-up appears when you enter the lobby, and the credits are added in the background. If it’s a challenge that requires an action (e.g. upload a file, be linked in) then the popup and cR are added as soon as it’s complete. Check it out next time one of these appears with a quick before and after count of your cR.

      • Nancy says:

        Dear Auntie Agony,
        This is a game for adults and adults should only be responding.
        Maybe you should sit back and have some cookies and let your mommy or daddy take over.
        We don’t make the rules or make the challenges. We can only go by what they say.
        All I wanted to find out is why sometimes the credits DO NOT show when others do.
        What you are saying with your comments is that we should take what they give us regardless and be happy with them. They aren’t doing us a favor by giving us credits, we earned them by doing just what they require for the credits. They give us rules to go by, what I would like is that they have rules also and give us what they say.
        Some of us take the game serious with the challenges. Without having the challenges, it would not be so serious. .

      • ChrisStrawhat says:

        Well whatever it is you two have got going there, “Uncle Pedant” in Auntie’s post is correct about the credits:
        Only the challenges completed *during* the game (i.e. “Getting 25 headshots”) will be added on the cR-screen, challenges completed in the lobby (like uploading a file, Link up to Bungie.net, completing 5 games et.c.) will say “Challenge completed” and you won’t see the credits go up – but rest assured they have.
        That’s the difference between they showing up in the list post-game, and not showing up – challenges During the game, and challenges that end After the game; in the lobby.
        Merry cookie.. I mean Christmas

      • DaRoflBandit says:

        Nancy, are you serious? What Auntie Agony said was sarcasm, how could you not get it? Don’t you have a sense of humor? XD

      • Scruff 815 says:

        Nancy: Auntie Agony’s post is one of the best posts that have been seen on here in months/years. Also, we already told you the answer to this question a few weeks ago.

      • Nancy says:

        Sorry to have bothered you but was really looking for a different answer as the answer I got did not help me and thought I could get someone that could give me more of an answer.
        Auntie’s post might have been the best post you have seen but she didn’t help me at all.
        I was under the impression that these post were supposed to help and not just give opinions.

      • Scruff 815 says:

        The reply includes a whole paragraph telling you what’s happening with your credits. Also I have posted another explanation in today’s challenge post. And the answer we gave you a few weeks ago was the correct one.

  2. Zidane says:

    My wife doesnt like halo ands starting to become a problem, should I ask her for a divorce? 🙂

    • Nancy says:

      LOL
      No, just don’t let her use the computer.
      Have been playing Halo since it first came out and that’s almost all of the games I do play.
      Thanks for the reply
      Nancy

    • Braythor says:

      How is it a problem? Do you have your xbox in the kitchen? 😀

      • crazybydefault says:

        Bazzinga!

        OH CRAP, THERE’S A NEW EPISODE OF TBBT ON! AAAAAAAAAH!!!! 😀

  3. Lord Kinbote says:

    What is the Super Jackpot? What is it about?

    • ChrisStrawhat says:

      Super Jackpot (and regular Jackpot) means cR you earn in the “slot machine” after each completed game. If you receive a jackpot it will instead of the usual 100-900 cR in slot machine, give you 1000-6000 cR (depending on jackpot and game mode), and a Super Jackpot can be up to 15 000 cR in slot machine (very rare). =)

  4. BJ2603 says:

    I do believe tonight will be a SWAT marathon! Set up some custom challenges (100 HS, 100 kills, 150 medals and 5 wins in MM)

    If I can knock all this over in about 2 hours (plus the weekly) I should get around 50k cR in challenges ALONE! Which hopefully will make up for credits missed yesterday due to helping mum move house/general laziness 🙂

  5. Greg says:

    Just hopped on and played 3.5 hours of SWAT, Custom Challenges were 12 wins, 250 headshots, 500 medals, 300 total kills…all set to 4 hours. Got about 7,000CR, 24,000CR, 29,000CR, and 12,000CR respectively from them for a total of 72,000CR, just from what I do any other night…play SWAT for a few hours with some friends.

    • Eskobar (André) says:

      I was planning to do something similar since I play alot of SWAT. Nice to see these high payouts!

      • Eskobar (André) says:

        4 challenges for 69,000cR in 3 hours: 250 headshots, 350 medals, 250 kills, 12 wins.

        I will try get 500 medals and 350 kills/headshots next time. 12 wins I just barely completed since I played with randoms. http://i43.tinypic.com/258qubn.jpg

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