3rd December – Halo Reach Daily Challenges & Commentary

If I keep linking Christmas songs for you most of them will be alternative tracks, or songs done by bands you wouldn’t expect. However there are a few that I enjoy despite them being radio friendly unit shifters. Elton John’s ‘Step Into Christmas’ is just such a song. A lot of bands will do their own songs for Christmas, just because it’s easy (do a song with bells in it) and people like them. I just love that he actually says ‘Welcome to my Christmas song’ and doesn’t talk about anything very specific, but is happy and wanting to share that with everyone.

Today’s challenges are:

  1. One Spartan Army – Kill 100 enemies in Firefight Matchmaking- 2000 cR
  2. Not as Clumsy or Random – Earn 5 kills with precision weapons in a multiplayer Matchmaking game – 2000 cR
  3. Killing Frenzy – Earn a Killing Frenzy in a multiplayer Matchmaking game – 4000 cR
  4. Just A Shower – Complete any Campaign mission on Normal or harder with Thunderstorm on – 4000 cR

Commentary follows after the break…

One Spartan Army – Kill 100 enemies in Firefight Matchmaking- 2000 cR

You get 120 Grunts in Gruntpocalypse, 125+ in 2x Score Attack, about 100 enemies in Score Attack and something like 330 in a Firefight Matchmaking game (although split between up to 4 people). There was a great comment a while ago (sorry I can’t remember who said it) that if you need to ‘top up’ your FF kills, jump into a game of Generator Defense or Crashsite and once you have your kills give up the defense.

Not as Clumsy or Random – Earn 5 kills with precision weapons in a multiplayer Matchmaking game – 2000 cR

Jump into a Team SWAT match, take out some guys and it’s an easy top up of 2000 credits. Precision weapons are the DMR, Focus Rifle, Needle Rifle and Sniper Rifle.

Killing Frenzy – Earn a Killing Frenzy in a multiplayer Matchmaking game – 4000 cR

The Frenzy is 10 kills without dying. Not necessarily in a short space of time. This will come down a lot to personal preference. Immediately I think Grifball, Infection, Juggernaut in Rumble Pit or Team SWAT for me. Grifball might be best although it’s so easy to be killed or betrayed you’re likely to get annoyed, however if you can get your timing in and get to the spawn points to take the opposition out as they spawn – annoying I know as the person spawning but admit it – you would if you were in that position! BTB can be really good if you can get in a tank type vehicle and just bombard the opponents.

Just A Shower – Complete any Campaign mission on Normal or harder with Thunderstorm on – 4000 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.

Jump into a Team SWAT match, take out some guys and it’s an easy top up of 2000 credits. Precision weapons are the DMR, Focus Rifle, Needle Rifle and Sniper Rifle.

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3 Responses to 3rd December – Halo Reach Daily Challenges & Commentary

  1. My Little Housing Blog says:

    When I learned about challenges I did not like the more difficult ones. Today I enjoy playing with 6-7 skulls, and Thunderstorm is not that difficult once you learn to play Reach on a more difficult level. I still only play on Heroic, this is my favourite level.

    • ChrisStrawhat says:

      I play all Halo games’ campaigns on Legendary, Solo and Co-op with my brother just cause it’s fun and a “must do” for us. I do although have a problem with the skulls 😀 Mythic, Tilt and Thunderstorm to be precise :E ******** annoying! The Elites don’t die! o.O …

      Anyhoo the Killing Frenzy challenge was real easy today. OFC my first 3 games (Anniversary BTB playlist for a change) I ended up with highest spree on 9 kills, for all 3 games! As the day progressed though I got a total of around 5-6 killing frenzies (2 in the same game on Hemmorhage, back in the Reach playlist) and 2 running riots. Didn’t even try for any of them! Me and my brother brought all hell down upon our enemies with the Falcon and Warthog as driver+gunner. Easy as pie and really funny games! We both got some nice clips as well.
      Until the last game when we was put against a party of 7, with all player ranking from eclipse to reclaimer, and 2 inheritors :E They totally spawn r*ped us for 20 minutes, but well shit happens 😀
      I’m very proud to never quit any games, how horrible they may be.
      Being booted from games though is another story… :E Stupid booting system! We got betrayed at least 10 times today and got the boot option Twice(!) while I accidently ran over 3 team mates with a tank on 3 different maps and got insta-booted all 3 times :E’
      /Rant over

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