5th January – Halo Reach Daily Challenges & Commentary

Well I finished Arkham City. Great game overall, although for me the reveals and the final fights left something to be desired, as game endings often do. I’m going to try and hit up the challenges tonight to get a good feel of them then do a write up. There’s still about 40% of the game left to complete apparently so I can take my time collecting trophies, doing riddles and finishing the side quests.

Today’s challenges are:

  1. Blastin’ and Relaxin’ – Kill 180 enemies in any game mode in Reach – 2343 cR
  2. Demon – Kill 30 Elites in Firefight Matchmaking – 2400 cR
  3. Be Their Huckleberry – Kill 100 enemies in Firefight Matchmaking with the pistol – 2500 cR
  4. Weapon Swap – Earn 10 sprees in a Firefight Matchmaking game on Heroic or harder – 2000 cR

Commentary follows after the break…

Blastin’ and Relaxin’ – Kill 180 enemies in any game mode in Reach – 2343 cR

If you’re going for just this challenge you’ve got a few choices for doing this really easily and quickly…

  • 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
  • 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

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.

Be Their Huckleberry – Kill 100 enemies in Firefight Matchmaking with the pistol – 2500 cR

Try and get a Gruntpocalypse game in so you can stick to just the pistol, take out the little methane breathers as quick as possible then back in the menu to get it done. Some maps are definitely better than others, Corvette and Courtyard are small and easy to see across to take them out.

Weapon Swap – Earn 10 sprees in a Firefight Matchmaking game on Heroic or harder – 2000 cR

Sprees are hard for weapons, especially in Firefight. I reckon Gruntpocalypse or some other easy Score Attack variant, get the 50 kills medal, then die and do another 50. You get 120 kills in Gruntpoc so it’s an easy way to do it. Alternatively use the Shotgun for three, sticky grenades, Swords, Hammers and anything else you can that gives a spree (this list on Halopedia shows all Spree medals available) to top up the killing sprees as well.

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13 Responses to 5th January – Halo Reach Daily Challenges & Commentary

  1. ITS ZAPHOX says:

    I recently stopped caring about challenges, due to their extremely generic nature and repetitiveness. But it is good to see you are still carrying on, Mathew! Thats dedication if I ever saw it.

  2. DKong27 says:

    Umm…in the summary on top Weapon Swap has the Huckleberry description. Copypasta error? xD

    Overall an easy Firefight Thursday though.

    • Matthew Vose says:

      Whoops! I saw I’d done it in the commentary but forgot to change it in the challenge listing!

      And I love copypasta, that’s a great term! 🙂

  3. Locklear66 says:

    Sry for not replying yesterday. So I have to get render minutes and there no longer is a bungie pro I wandered about that. Well thanks for the info.

  4. While your on that, has anything changed with Bungie Pro? Is there still gonna be an extra charge for the space with 343? I haven’t seen or heard anything about that. Also once you render a video can you delete it off your hard drive without losing it? Thanks Gamers!

    • Scruff 815 says:

      I’d like to know too; I never got round to getting Pro and damnit, I want the extra file share slots 😦

      As for video renders, you can delete them off your hard drive. Because they’re not saved to your hard drive to begin with; they’re rendered directly onto bungie.net.

  5. Steve Bergen says:

    Easy challenges today, too bad I probably won’t be able to play today.

    GT: stevebergen

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