15th January – Halo Reach Daily Challenges & Commentary

I’m alive. Tired after getting back to the hotel at 4am then driving back to London this morning. But I can now say I’ve done a night out in Wigan. And I’ve had Uncle Joe’s Mint Balls flavoured vodka shots. So, you know, that’s another ambition done. o.O

Today’s challenges are:

  1. Blastin’ and Relaxin’ – Kill 180 enemies in any game mode in Reach – 2343 cR
  2. There are Many Like… – Kill 200 enemies with precision weapons in the Campaign today – 1500 cR
  3. …Is a Virtue – Score 40,000 points in any Campaign mission with less than 3 deaths – 2000 cR
  4. Killing Frenzy – Earn a Killing Frenzy in a multiplayer Matchmaking game – 4000 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

There are Many Like… – Kill 200 enemies with precision weapons in the Campaign today – 1500 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.

…Is a Virtue – Score 40,000 points in any Campaign mission with less than 3 deaths – 2000 cR

To up the points you receive the two steps are to turn on as many skulls as you’re comfortable with and play in a higher difficulty setting. This is up to you, of course putting on skulls makes death more likely so it’s a fine line depending on your ability. The best places to score points in Campaign missions are Rally Point Alpha in Long Night of Solace, New Alexadnria, or Rally Point Bravo in Pillar Of Autumn. In LNOS you get massive points for taking out Banshees and Seraphs. In New Alexandria the same goes except Wraiths get you lots of points too. In PoA at the very end of the mission you jump in the cannon and start taking potshots at Phantoms that try and shoot you down. These are worth big points, but getting there through the Firefight and the double-hard Elites can be a painful thing. New Alexandria is likely easiest just be careful of your Falcon so you doesn’t explode around you!

Killing Frenzy – Earn a Killing Frenzy in a multiplayer Matchmaking game – 4000 cR

The Frenzy is 10 kills without dying. Not necessarily in a short space of time. This will come down a lot to personal preference. Immediately I think Grifball, Infection, Juggernaut in Rumble Pit or Team SWAT for me. Grifball might be best although it’s so easy to be killed or betrayed you’re likely to get annoyed, however if you can get your timing in and get to the spawn points to take the opposition out as they spawn – annoying I know as the person spawning but admit it – you would if you were in that position! BTB can be really good if you can get in a tank type vehicle and just bombard the opponents.

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11 Responses to 15th January – Halo Reach Daily Challenges & Commentary

  1. noble 6 says:

    Invisible game , how many rounds?

  2. Matt says:

    Campaign precision weapons challenges can be done very quickly on The Package, Rally Point Bravo; you spawn with a DMR, and by backing away from the first wave of Grunts toward Halsey’s lab in order to trigger a checkpoint, you get the opportunity to kill up to 8 grunts with headshots as many times as you need to. (Do this on Normal to ensure that you get no Grunts with helmets).

  3. alex700 says:

    I read your info for daily #4 IS A VIRTUE but do you suggest one mission better than all others for this? I currently needed 3 dailys today to get my weekly 16 accomplished. I have so far done #1 180 any mode and #2 200 campaign and I want to get the #4 IS A VIRTUE 40,000 points for my 3rd to then get the 30K for the weekly done 🙂 any suggestions for me to get that many points? and yes I can do this in co-op allowing the other person to watch my back along the mission- please post if you have any suggestions for me? 🙂 much appreciated 🙂

    • Meddling Monk says:

      I recommend either New Alexandria (ignore the mission objectives, just fly around shooting Banshees and Phantoms until you hit 40,000) or ONI: Sword Base (after getting out of the base, head to the right for the AA gun. Kill all the enemies there but DON’T activate the gun; keep shooting down the Phantom flying overhead. It doesn’t shoot back and a new one will show up every time you shoot one down until you activate the gun. You can either use the Warthog or [my preference] hijack one of the Wraiths when you first leave the base and use that).

      • alex700 says:

        @Meddling Monk- Thank you for your response 🙂 I so much appreciate the advice:) I will be trying this this evening yet:) wish me luck!

    • Dan says:

      When it comes down to ‘get 40000′ points in a campaign level’ or more I always do ONI Sword Base. I set it on legendary, put famine, tstorm, tough luck, catch, cloud, 3/4 secondary skulls – not blind, and mythic. After getting to the target locator – and killing everything else without it, blow up 1 wraith with the locator and the elite with grunts in front of the second. Kill the gunner and either disable it or board it. If you enter the turret seat the driver will get out. Either deal with him, or get in the drivers seat and get away pronto because those elites won’t take kindly to get hijacked. Usually they melee the wraith till it blows. Once this is done, head over to the AA gun and clear it out, then blow up the never ending supply of phantoms. They respawn if the AA gun isn’t activated. I did this today in coop with my brother. You snag 4000 points per on heroic, and with my directions on legendary 7200 or so. After 5 or 10 minutes you should get the challenge.

  4. André says:

    New Alexandria Heroic or Legendary with a few skulls on.

    • alex700 says:

      @ Andre’ – THANK you for your response I appreciate the advice 🙂 I can’t wait to try it 🙂

      • Locklear66 says:

        I can’t remember the name of the level but its the one with the scorpion tank at the beginning of it. You can get a lot of banshee kills with it and get 40,000 easy

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