31st December – Halo Reach Daily Challenges & Commentary

Happy New Year to those of you already in 2012. The rest of you will have to wait until tomorrow!! Tonight I will be at a party with friends. Drinking, eating, chatting, playing Rock Band, general merry making up to midnight, when I shall be shouting BONG at everyone I can!

Thanks to those who shared their 2011 highlights yesterday. If you missed the post, I wrote a piece on my personal highlights of the year, if you have your own please put them in the comments. Going into the new year I’m trying to take lots of positivity and hope.

The challenges for today are:

  1. Shootin’ and Lootin’ – Kill 400 enemies in any game mode in Reach – 4000 cR
  2. I’m Rubber, You’re Glue – Earn 1 sticky grenade Kills in a multiplayer Matchmaking game- 1000 cR
  3. There Are Many Like… – Kill 50 enemies with precision weapons in the Campaign today – 1000 cR
  4. Just a Shower – Complete any Campaign mission on Normal or harder with Thunderstorm on – 4000 cR

Commentary follows after the break…

Shootin’ and Lootin’ – Kill 400 enemies in any game mode in Reach – 4000 cR

You’re better off doing the other challenges first then mopping this up if you’ve not done it yet. Best options for this specifically:

  • Forge – make a game with players spawning in one spot and camp it
  • Firefight – Download my Firefight Invincible game type on my File Share, lots of Elites, lots of medals, lots of kills (plus ‘cheevos if you’ve not done the Firefight ones)
  • ONI: Sword Base – Use the Target Designator trick (run past everyone at the beginning, grab it, turn around, fire, wait for the killing to stop and restart the checkpoint)
  • Package – There are points where you can get a checkpoint just before a number of Grunts appear in the final battle, so you can gun them down and restart

I’m Rubber, You’re Glue – Earn 1 sticky grenade Kills in a multiplayer Matchmaking game- 1000 cR

Any Elite Slayer where you’re given Plasma Grenades, although beware Armour Lock dudes as they’ll not give you the kill. Alternatively, Slayer Pro has a loadout that includes Plasma Grenades, or there are some scattered round a lot of maps in normal Multiplayer modes. Some Rumble Pit modes include Plasma Grenades in the loadouts too, Squad Slayer on Zealot is always a grenade frenzy, and DinoBlasters in Action Sack can be useful for grenades since no one expects Plasma grenades in that mode.

There Are Many Like… – Kill 50 enemies with precision weapons in the Campaign today – 1000 cR

Precision weapons are the DMR, Sniper Rifle, Focus Rifle and Needle Rifle (anything that can headshot except the Pistol, which is small arms, although you don’t need to headshot for the challenge). Nightfall is good, because you start with loads and loads of ammo for the Sniper Rifle, and you can shoot the first Elite in the head, restart checkpoint and do it over and over (a little dull but quick and easy). Winter Contingency from Rally Point Bravo which has DMRs in the base and lots of guys dropped off to shoot at you. I think ONI Sword Base also starts off with the DMR as well, and a series of Grunts running towards you quickly.

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.

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7 Responses to 31st December – Halo Reach Daily Challenges & Commentary

  1. Eskobar says:

    4/4. Happy New Years!

  2. Happy New Year to all Halo Reach players 🙂

    Many fun campaign missions to do today, very nice!

  3. clutch1965 says:

    Happy New Year. Nightfall with the thunderstorm skull on kills two challenges at once. Reset to
    last save after clearing out the covenant dropped off by the drop ship on the bluff, then speed run the rest after 50 kills with the sniper. Not worth any commendations but it is fun to try to snipe the grunts on the left and right side of the drop ship off the turrets.

  4. Scruff 815 says:

    Happy New Year for those of you who actually enjoy New Year’s and don’t find it to be the most disappointing night of the year! 😉

    Woo, easy challenges. But I just bought Mirror’s Edge for £1 so challenges will have to wait 😉

  5. Rossco says:

    This could be the last new years we all get to enjoy!! Zombie apocolypse is coming!

  6. thegoatboy says:

    Happy New Year everyone!

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