15th December – Halo Reach Daily Challenges & Commentary

Christmas song of the day allows me to introduce a great band to you all, Beatallica’s cover of ‘Happy Christmas (War Is Over)’. Beatallica are a Metallica/Beatles fusion cover band. I’m not the biggest fan of the song, but it’s a fun cover and worth enjoying.

Today’s challenges are:

  1. Covenant-cide – Kill 120 enemies in Firefight Matchmaking – 3200 cR
  2. A Simple Spree – Earn any spree in Firefight Matchmaking – 2000 cR
  3. Fortified Court – Kill 125 enemies on Courtyard in Firefight Matchmaking – 2500 cR
  4. Demon – Kill 50 Elites in Firefight Matchmaking – 3000 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.

A Simple Spree – Earn any spree in Firefight Matchmaking – 2000 cR

Sprees cover a lot of options, 5 kills with Shotguns, Sniper Rifle, Plasma Grenade sticks, Swords… and so on. Frankly, 10 kills with anything gets you a spree, so just do that and you’ve got a very easy 2000 credits, perhaps a quick visit to Crashsite/Generator Defence just to do it in a minute or two.

Fortified Court – Kill 125 enemies on Courtyard in Firefight Matchmaking – 2500 cR

Rule 1 for these is take the map the first time it comes up, whatever game type, in case you don’t see it again. If you don’t get it you can quit out, there have been some comments that it doesn’t count in 1 player modes like Score Attack, but I wouldn’t do it too often in case. I say 2 games of Gruntpoc or 2X Score Attack to get through this in 20 mins.

Demon – Kill 50 Elites in Firefight Matchmaking – 3000 cR

A lot of the unusual solo Firefight MM variants give around 25 Elites these days – 2X, Fiesta etc. Firefight Doubles might well be a good way to go here if you pick Arcadefight on a map you both like, although I’m not sure if that’ll give you 100 Elites to split. So as above, do 2x score attack twice and you should get this.

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12 Responses to 15th December – Halo Reach Daily Challenges & Commentary

  1. Leon says:

    i think you used the wrong description for covenant cide. this has nothing to do with slayer matches or plasmas.

  2. Steve Bergen says:

    I think you have the wrong commentary for the first challenge. Other than that, I should be able to finish these in two games of Firefight, depending on the Elites.

    GT: stevebergen

  3. Dragao1010 AKA: Brian says:

    Hurray for as usual, easy firefight challenges 😀 BTW, you guys should check out this skirmisher fail that happened on Holdout, quite the jump i must say! http://www.bungie.net/Stats/Reach/FileDetails.aspx?fid=25387753&player=Dragao1010

  4. Roan-the-Man says:

    So it’s FF Thursday, eh?

    Considering it’s a pretty easy bunch today 2-3 games tops. I WANT A CHALLENGE!!!

    Come on 343i there’s gotta be some creative expertise lurking you you guys. Not the same ol Demon, Flat-Tire, Map-specific FF challenges again and again!

    I’d really like them to Step it up a notch. How bout some of these types that really seem out of the box:

    Knife to a Gunfight: Assassinate 7 enemies in a game of Firefight.
    Sapper-Master: Kill 7 enemies with their own grenade explosion in a game of Firefight.
    Maybe next time, Buddy: Hijack 2 enemy vehicles in a game of Firefight.
    Get it off me, Get it off me: Earn a ‘Correction’ in a Firefight Matchmaking game.
    Covenant Migraine: Kill 177 enemies with the Concussion Rifle in Firefight Matchmaking today.

    You see, we gotta get creative like this instead of the same damn easy ones…..who’s with me!!??

    • Eskobar says:

      I approve these challenges! Do it 343! I’m tired of map specific challenges with endless searching.

      • Locklear66 says:

        I agree with you guys it’s time for some new challenges

    • Zidane says:

      Quite agree, there are still a fair number playing reach, it must be worth it for 343 to keep us playing, with what they have achieved it can’t be that difficult programming new challenges

  5. Braythor says:

    “…a Metallica/Beatles fusion cover band.” Never could I have imagined such a thing…

  6. Eskobar says:

    Anyone want to play Firefight, SWAT, Anniversary? Gamertag: Eskobar Returns

  7. MarineBinkie7 says:

    If I remember correctly, there WAS a reason to call these “challenges”. Now they’re just tasks to earn credits. Bring back CHALLENGES that I get as much satisfaction completing it as I do getting an achievement.

    • Steve Bergen says:

      Yeah, I would say about 90 percent of the daily challenges are easy. Some take time, like win X games, I would like to see some harder challenges.

      GT: stevebergen

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