22nd December – Halo Reach Daily Challenges & Commentary

Christmas song of the day is ‘Little Saint Nick’ by the Beach Boys (not the Beastie Boys as I first wrote!). Great song, slightly alternative (certainly at the time of release it was), and frankly a video of a puppet performing a song is always welcome!

Today’s challenges are:

  1. Covenant-cide – Kill 120 enemies in Firefight Matchmaking – 3200 cR
  2. Hyper Lethal Vector – Kill 200 enemies with headshots in Firefight Matchmaking – 3000 cR
  3. Fortified Court – Kill 1000 enemies on Courtyard in Firefight Matchmaking – 3000 cR
  4. Heroic Spelunking – Kill 125 enemies on Glacier on Heroic in Firefight Matchmaking – 1100 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.

Hyper Lethal Vector – Kill 200 enemies with headshots in Firefight Matchmaking – 3000 cR

Gruntpocalypse and 2x Score Attack are great ways of doing this, you should be looking to get a lot of headshots in a game, especially if it’s on a simple map where you can line up the Grunts, like Corvette or Courtyard. If you get to a high number rather than doing a whole game again jump in Crashsite or Generator Defense and only defend until you have your total then give up the goal.

Fortified Court – Kill 1000 enemies on Courtyard in Firefight Matchmaking – 3000 cR

So this is Courtyard, and what have you done? As ever if you’re going for this take whatever game type you can the first time it shows up. Various tactics can apply, going left out of the room and using the roofed area as a camp; going right and building a barricade. Personally I stay by the spawn room and let everything come to me. 1000 kills though? So that’s likely to be 11 games of Score Attack, maybe 3-6 games of Firefight or 9 games of Gruntpocalypse. I’m still going for Gruntpocalypse, which is no surprise to most, since it takes 10 mins at very most, plus is easier to get some good commendations ranked up, plus in Score Attack you get more choices of maps. Since you have the DMR you can snipe most Grunts before they reach you.

Heroic Spelunking – Kill 125 enemies on Glacier on Heroic in Firefight Matchmaking – 1100 cR

Mmmm 1100 credits, quality. If you go in Firefight Arcade you’ll be able to get this assuming there’s only one or two people playing. If you go via Score Attack variants chances are it’ll take two games unless you can get 2x Score Attack where the drop pods up the total enemy count, but that’ll probably still be the same time if not faster. Frankly take whatever game types it offers you on Glacier just to get this done since you can’t guarantee you’ll get what you want.

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14 Responses to 22nd December – Halo Reach Daily Challenges & Commentary

  1. chriscray says:

    Wow, a thousand kills for 3000 credits! That’s one I’m not doing. That would take me an hour and a half. Considering the weekly takes a third that time and pays 10 times as much, this is not worth it. But I also don’t have to work tomorrow…….

  2. Sean says:

    Does seem rather silly to pay out more credits for 120 kills on any map and less for 8 times as many kills on a specific map.

    Minor point on the commentary for Heroic Spelunking – there are no drop pods on Glacier

    • Dogmeat says:

      The inconsistent challenge credits-to-work-required ratio reminds me of commendation bonus payouts. ‘Any Spree’, for example, under MP matchmaking doles out 4,275 bonus cr for the first 1,000 sprees but only 2,400 cr for the final 3,000 sprees (to reach onyx). 😦

  3. Roan-the-Man says:

    Going slightly downhill everyday, aren’t they? The ‘Fortified Court’ seems to be ridiculous in terms of payout! Add to the fact that we’ve got 2 map-specific ones and the last one’s (Heroic Spelunking) payout seems insulting…..and you’ve got one hell of a disappointing FF day!

    As I’ve said before, maybe they should implement Medal specific challenges to turn things fresh for those who’re into challenges =P

  4. T1M3C0NSUM3R says:

    Glacier usually gives me the most lag of any firefight map, so it’s frustrating that it carries one of today’s challenges. And I’ll echo the thoughts of others by saying that 1,000 kills for 3,000 cR is not very enticing… I’ll probably still give it a shot.

  5. Eskobar says:

    Easy 3/4 today, screw the 1000 kills (sanity test) anyways I credit capped right before reaching Noble, typical. Tomorrow it is…

  6. chriscray says:

    WTF. FIVE (yes 5) times in a row, FF doubles, no option between 5 to 8 maps, whatever it is, did they offer Glacier. We saw swordbase twice, but not glacier. I know this is the wrong place to vent this, but why can’t they f@*king offer the damn stupid ass challenge as a priority map for the players? I would have lost my IT job over stupid ads sh! t lime that. It must be in purpose, for whatever gay ass reason.

  7. chriscray says:

    That’s 5 maybe 6 times we had to resort to going the xbox dashboard to get out of holdout, or other map. It is still going. Now its 6 times. WTF!! Maybe a higher source is telling me to NOT PLAY REACH and do something else.

    • chriscray says:

      alright, I have shut down my xbox. I guess I will make dinner now. why do I find the so upsetting? this goes against my plans for the night. I don’t even know who to blame.

  8. ZincMagnezium says:

    Hey guys, so I did a real test on quitting score attack!

    I would start a score attack game, shoot a couple enemies and kill them, then quit. I did this ten times, and there was no “you quit too many games recently” warning. In addition, my friend who rage quits all the time (haha) was on warning and tried quitting a score attack game, and he didn’t get the ten minute ban. So if you’re playing score attack and don’t get the map/gamemode you need, no need to go to xbox dashboard, just quit! I guess it doesn’t count for one-player matchmaking, although if you are temporarily banned, you can’t join firefight matchmaking.

  9. Rossco says:

    The 1000 kill challenge was annoying. In order for me to be more motivated to do it I decided to work on magnum commendation. So I got 1000 magnum kills today. Including the glacier challenge also. What a boring afternoon.

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