29th November – Halo Reach Daily Challenges & Commentary

I finally tried the new Firefight map last night, Installation 04. Not bad at all, and pretty easy to get lots of combinations of medals, sprees and kill types doing Arcadefight. There were at least 3 Banshees which is nice, so I’ll do some more playing on it over the coming days to test it out.

Today’s challenges are:

  1. Light Fare – Kill 100 enemies in any game mode in Reach – 3000 cR
  2. Support Structure – Earn 30 assists in Firefight Matchmaking – 2250 cR
  3. Return of the Mack – Kill 50 Elites in Campaign today on Normal or harder – 1700 cR
  4. Five-time Champ – Win 5 games in multiplayer Matchmaking – 4343 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.

Support Structure – Earn 30 assists in Firefight Matchmaking – 2250 cR

Assists are slightly harder on Firefight I think (you have to deal 40% damage and someone else kills them within 4 seconds). My recommendation is normally to play Courtyard, as you tend to stick together in the entrance to the spawn room so you’re more likely to help assist and get assists from your team mates, whereas you spread out on other maps. We have FF Doubles that will be really good for this – one of you arms the Plasma Pistol to over load, the other takes out the enemy. Particularly the Brutes and Elites are easiest to get this on, and communicate with your team that you’re doing this so they can get the kills and you get the assists.

Return of the Mack – Kill 50 Elites in Campaign today on Normal or harder – 1700 cR

Challenge 3 and the credits are not doubled again. Strange bug. Anyway… 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.

Five-time Champ – Win 5 games in multiplayer Matchmaking – 4343 cR

Team Slayer and SWAT will be excellent for this, as there are only two teams so a much better chance of winning than in multi team. If you are doing Multi Team, try objective based types and go for the objective itself, most teams don’t. I mean Crazy King, Oddball, Rocket Race. Grifball can be good if you’re ready to grab the bomb and score you can win really quickly, but with the weekly being what it is, stick to SWAT for those precision kills.


12 Responses to 29th November – Halo Reach Daily Challenges & Commentary

  1. Braythor says:

    I quite like Installation 04, and it seems that the banshees pop up even on modes like gruntpocalypse, which is useful. For assists though, I found (with the help of Yellow last time this challenge came up) that Nadefight is the absolute best choice. Use the grenade launcher, but keep the trigger held for an EMP blast. This strips exactly the right amount of shields/health to get you plenty of assists, especially if you fire into a spawn-group of covvies. It’s entirely possible to get the challenge in one game with this method.

    • TheOneInYellow says:

      I don’t think I will do the FF assist challenge (Support Structure) today, as part of my regime of not doing EVERY SINGLE CHALLENGE EVERY DAY, and focusing more on completing the weekly challenges instead until I becoming Inheritor (at that point, I will try to stop doing any challenges, and play Reach with friends as and when).
      However, Braythor is right, Nadefight is very good for assists. I knew this months ago, but hadn’t done it in such a long time that Braythor taught ME how to get assists with the GL…again…(GL is my preferred weapon for massacring Covenant, so NOT killing them was proving quite difficult for me -_-).

      I will do the other challenges, and finish Light Fare with either doing the Return of the Mac (Nightfall, get checkpoint behind first Elite, head shoot Elite, restart last save point, rinse and repeat…PROFIT!) or by playing more MM.


      • TheOneInYellow says:

        Finally got all the challenges done this morning, as I had some time to burn 😀

  2. Robotperson says:

    Hold the trigger for the EMP?!

    How is it that 1 year on I’m still learning how the weapons work?

    • ChrisStrawhat says:

      Hahaha! I hear you man, I recently learned you could melee (faster, shorter attack) with the Sword instead of a longue.. lounge? Lunge? Normal attack!

      • LolGTFOplz says:

        YES! halo 3 was so great using beat down while everyone else was using lunge in lone wolves swords, always got exp when playing that variant!

      • ChrisStrawhat says:

        Never did play H3 online. Reach is my first ever Live game, only been playing couple of months. Owned the Xbox a year soon. Man I’m still a noob with the sniper, hope I’m a beast when H4 comes out 😀

    • Matt says:

      Want to hear something that will really blow your mind? The readout on the rear of the grenade launcher has a set of indicators that will tell you whether a shot will net you a kill or how many enemies are within range of an EMP round.


      • TheOneInYellow says:

        This is news to me, someone who has been using the GL in FF games (predominately 2x Sore Attack), and been playing Reach since Release day, so I will be looking at the counter rather than the enemies to see this 😀

    • SensoryFour34 says:

      I didn’t know about that for quite a while (not a year but still pretty long). I only recently found out that the Needle Rifle is automatic. I had no idea! Now it’s a killer if it’s Zero Bloom.

  3. Dragao1010 AKA: Brian says:

    Anybody want to help with the two achievements In Halo CEA on Two Betrayals which requires killing no grunts and not switching for a new weapon? Soooooooooo annoying :/ and i finally have the complete Halo collection *so proud*

    • ChrisStrawhat says:

      Not changing weapons in stupid easy, did it in my first try, really fast with no deaths. The starting weapons are almost the best ones you wanna have anyway. Just turn on Bandana skull on go to town on the covvies with the Shotgun and grenade spam the tougher enemies.
      For the killing no grunts thing I logged in another account with a different controller and played through the level normally with that one, so my account just AFKed through the level – and obviously didn’t kill any grunts. Easy as pie!

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