29th December – Halo Reach Daily Challenges & Commentary

Apologies for the delay folks, I had to drive north today to sort out some more stuff at my late uncle’s, and by the time I made it back going to the pub with friends was the single most important thing to do!! 🙂

Today’s challenges are:

  1. Light Fare – Kill 100 enemies in any game mode in Reach 3000 cR
  2. Demon – Kill 30 Elites in Firefight Matchmaking – 2400 cR
  3. Survivor – Earn 7 Sprees in a Firefight Matchmaking game – 2000 cR
  4. Flat Tire – Kill 10 enemy vehicles in Firefight Matchmaking – 2434 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.

Demon – Kill 30 Elites in Firefight Matchmaking – 2400 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.

Survivor – Earn 7 Sprees in a Firefight Matchmaking game – 2000 cR

You get 120 kills in Gruntpoc so it’s an easy way to do it. If you can get kills using weapons (ie 5 grenade sticks, a shotgun, sniper rifle etc) then you get nearer the total – use Score Attack to get a range of weapons. Beachhead is quite good as you can use the vehicles to get more sprees – and now on Firefight Arcade you’ve got a good chance of using a variety of weapons, lots of killing sprees and grenades and the like. I like hitting up Gruntpoc then getting the 5 killing sprees.

Flat Tire – Kill 10 enemy vehicles in Firefight Matchmaking – 2434 cR

Key to point out is you must destroy the vehicle, not the driver first. You’re better off using something explosive (Spartan Laser, Plasma Launcher). The Anniversary Firefight map, Installation 04, seems pretty good for Banshees, they appear pretty often. The best options outside of that are below.

  • Score Attack – On Holdout you get Banshees in the rounds. If you can keep a Grunt alive at the end of a wave for a long time you have a higher chance of getting them to come out again and again. They don’t tend to appear when it’s raining
  • Firefight Doubles – Especially Beachhead, where vehicles are usually dropped at the beginning and end of each round, you can decide who gets to take them out and work on it (plus great for working on assists)

9 Responses to 29th December – Halo Reach Daily Challenges & Commentary

  1. 'Cos says:

    Good day Matthew,
    I hope each visit brings another happy memory, and perhaps even a bit more closure. I also understand the good company of beer and friends. kudos.

    G’day all. Good luck with the challenges.

  2. Locklear66 says:

    Wow this is a first there Is only one comment today.

  3. Eskobar says:

    3rd comment!

    I got my last 5 banshee kills in one game of Anniversary FiestaFight, with a helpful random teammate who got 99 wheelman medals. I almost killed one banshee with the grenade launcher 🙂

  4. Roan-the-Man says:

    Yeah, FF anniversary does seem to force on about 2-3 Banshees at you from time to time! But you need to make sure that you destroy the vehicle in a single hit. The Rocket Lawnchair, Spartan Laser, Snipes and Fuel Rod Gun make for decent OHK weapons on them…but I have heard that they take a bit of damage before-hand, so keep that in mind.

    Other than that…nothing out of the ordinary for us on a given Thursday =P

    • Eskobar says:

      I forgot about that, the grenade launcher wouldn’t have counted, though it would have been a nice kill. I used the laser for most of the banshee kills.

  5. I shot 3 Banshee’s down with the sniper rifle in the first game I played in score attack and got credited for those, shot more down later with the sniper rifle on the same map and did not get the credits. Shot 3 more down with the plasma launcher also in score attack, still on the same map and only got credit for one. Finally got a plasma pistol to bring it down and blew it up with the grenade launcher, got all those credited. Must depend on where you hit it or how it blows up.

  6. Locklear66 says:

    I don’t get to play the achevments much so most of my cr comes from pure mm but I do them when I can but it’s mostly mm

  7. Braythor says:

    Hurray for the North, and hurray for the pub!

    After an abysmal effort to get Endure on ODST tonight, which didn’t even begin because my stupid router doesn’t work properly, I had some fun on Reach. I will now attempt to get the challenges (though maybe not Flat Tyre), but as I now seem to lag to hell on FF with others, it is lonesome score attack for me.

    • THEllisor says:

      I know what you mean about the insane effort that Endure takes to set up. I’ve only gotten in one real attempt so far, and that one screwed us over by the connection crapping out on the next to last wave of the 4th set (not counting the bonus round).
      If you’re interested message me on XBoxLive (THEllisor) I’ve got two friends that we can set up with who have ODST. Perchance we can get it knocked out. 🙂

      @Matthew (AKA our benevolent benefactor)
      My condolences on your uncle. I do know what that’s like. Again, the good times you had are to be cherished. And many thanks for the advice and help that you post up here every day. If anyone complains that you didn’t update fast enough, phooey on them, you aren’t being paid (at least not by us directly, unless you have some paypal-esqe setup I’ve not noticed) so you have no impetus to post other than your own desire.

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