17th December – Halo Reach Daily Challenges & Commentary

Christmas song of the day is Jack Johnson’s take on ‘Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer’. There are better covers of this (Lynyrd Skynyrd’s is particularly enjoyable), but I love the extra piece that Jack puts on the end of his song. He’s talked about this addition and said that he hated that no one said sorry to Rudolph, so he wrote what he felt was a more fitting ending to the piece. Enjoy!

And if you do shout out ‘like a lightbulb’ about Rudolph’s nose then we’re definitely on the same page!!

Today’s challenges are:

  1. Covenant-cide – Kill 120 enemies in Firefight Matchmaking – 3200 cR
  2. This Is My Rifle… – Earn 40 kills with precision weapons in multiplayer Matchmaking – 2600 cR
  3. Killagruntjaro! – Earn 35 multikills in a Firefight Matchmaking game – 1750 cR
  4. Deathless Package – Complete The Package on Legendary without dying – 4400 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.

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.

Killagruntjaro! – Earn 35 multikills in a Firefight Matchmaking game – 1750 cR

Another third challenge without the credit return doubled. Hmmmm. In Gruntpocalypse or 2x Score Attack this is so easy. The Grunts come out of the doors/dropships/appear in groups of 4 or 5, and you can easily shoot 3 or 4 of them straight away. Multikills do stack so an Overkill counts as 3 – double, triple and 4 kills. Therefore just play the game and take them out when you see them together.

Deathless Package – Complete The Package on Legendary without dying – 4400 cR

This shouldn’t be too bad for us, especially if you’ve done the LASO on The Package previously. I’m not going to post it all here, but your best thing to do is to follow Tyrant’s guide to playing it in Mythic. If you die you can quickly hit pause then save and quit, then from the menu go back into the game at the last checkpoint. Previously we have been able to play through as you would with dying included, then at the very last checkpoint quit the game, go back in and finish it and you’re good.

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11 Responses to 17th December – Halo Reach Daily Challenges & Commentary

  1. Leon says:

    deathless package again? didn’t we already do that this week?

    • Matt says:

      I wouldn’t mind an LD challnege for another mission, but repeating this for a measly 4400 is not doing anyone any favors.

      • TheOneInYellow says:

        Unless, of course, you completed the challenge earlier this week, did not play another campaign mission since, and then just, *ahem*, resume the same mission today!

        Got the challenge in less than 10 mins because the game checkpointed whilst I was still in my stolen Wraith, and I had, indeed, done this challenge 😉

      • Eskobar says:

        +1, I had a save ready, took a few minutes.

  2. JustHawkeye says:

    343 isn’t even pretending to try anymore.

  3. Roan-the-Man says:

    Could’ve sworn that these challenges were present a few days ago. Which is why I’m pretty much pushing for new and tougher ones to come at us!

    Enoughs enough 343, we’ve got the same ones over again and that isn’t cool anymore!

    Some better challenged would be to incorporate the variety of Reach’s Medal system to earn cR.

    Stop, Thief! – Earn two ‘Yoink’ medals in a multiplayer MM game.
    Phoenix Rising – Earn 10 ‘Firebird’ medals in a multiplayer MM game.
    Special Delivery – Kill an enemy with by sticking an enemy team-mate in a multiplayer MM game.
    Six inches of cheap Steel – Destroy an enemy vehicle with two enemies in it, in a multiplayer MM game.
    Offensive Capper – Earn a flag- kill as well as a flag carrier kill medal in the same multiplayer match.

    They should check these out… probably update their list of cakewalk challenges =P

    • Dragao1010 AKA: Brian says:

      Now those are some good challenges, quick but different 😛

    • Scruff 815 says:

      Nooo! Never encourage Yoinks!! Also, there has been a challenge to get [x] Firebird medals in MM, just not in a single game 🙂

  4. Zerrick says:

    I wouldn’t mind some new challenges. Nothing having to do with a vehicle in firefight, though. Flat Tire challenges are the worst.

    • ChrisStrawhat says:

      Flat Tires are the easiest :O
      One Arcade game on Holdout or the new map Installation 04 for very easy banshee kills, not uncommon to get 5-6 in one game.

  5. ChrisStrawhat says:

    Haven’t been playing any Halo for about a week now. Been completely sucked into Skyrim with my brother 😀
    Awesome game.

    Will soon return to the gloriousness (yep that’s a word. probably) of Halo, and I can’t wait for halo 4 to come out yet 😀

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