23rd January – Halo Reach Daily Challenges & Commentary

I was incredibly pleased over the weekend to find one of my favourite mobile games, Dragon Fly! (the Android version of Tiny Wings), had been updated with more challenges. So I’m focused on that on the tube at the moment, with an occasional break to continue Where’s My Water (new mechanics introduced as we go, I’m impressed by the progression).

Arkham City continues too. 5 more Campaign challenges left before I’ve completed it as Batman, then it’s just the Catwoman challenges. I’m getting slightly jaded to it though, so I think I might not finish all of them before tearing off the wrapping on Saints Row The Third.

Today’s challenges are:

  1. Covenant-cide – Kill 120 enemies in Firefight Matchmaking – 3200 cR
  2. Gunslinger – Kill 150 enemies in multiplayer Matchmaking – 5500 cR
  3. Short, Controlled Bursts – Kill 200 enemies with automatic weapons in the Campaign today – 3000 cR
  4. Just a Shower – Complete any Campaign mission on Normal or harder with Thunderstorm on – 4000 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.

Gunslinger – Kill 150 enemies in multiplayer Matchmaking – 5500 cR

If you’re going for the latest weekly challenge this is a good challenge to combine with it. If not… Grifball as ever for high kill volumes. You can get 30, 40, 50 and more kills in a good game when you have your timing and eye in with the hammer. If you’re going for the last challenge then perhaps work in something like Team SWAT until you have that then finish this off in your favourite game type.

Short, Controlled Bursts – Kill 200 enemies with automatic weapons in the Campaign today – 3000 cR

Automatic weapons are those that fire repeatedly, namely the Assault Rifle, Plasma Repeater, Plasma Rifle, Needler and Spiker. In Campaign you want a mission with lots and lots of enemies quickly. As usual, Winter Contingency’s a good one as it’s not too hard, and the enemies come quickly. Stick to Normal difficulty so you don’t have to spend too long. There are tricks in some places like Rally Point Bravo on The Package where you can get a checkpoint just before a group of Grunts so you can take out 5 quickly, then restart checkpoint and do it again.

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.

If you want to know how to get notifications of these challenge commentaries it’s easy… you can follow on Twitter, join the Facebook group or just subscribe to the site using the email option on the right to receive the challenges and a link to the commentary straight into your inbox.

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10 Responses to 23rd January – Halo Reach Daily Challenges & Commentary

  1. André says:

    Short, Controlled Bursts: Plasma repeater boost checkpoint! (Rally Point Bravo on The Package).

    200 kills in 2 minutes 48 seconds (theater).

    I will have 1000 completed daily challenges today if I can manage 4/4.

    • André says:

      And that’s going to be painful with my internet connection as crappy as it gets. Might wait til’ tomorrow.

  2. Quinn says:

    Well looks like I’ll only be getting 4k for challenges for today, seeing as how I get very little time to play nowadays.

    • Dogmeat says:

      – Nightfall campaign mission – 6 minutes
      – 2x Score Attack with 125+ enemies – 15 minutes max
      – Package campaign mission rally point bravo – 5 minutes (10 minutes if you start at rally point alpha to pick up a plasma repeater as Andre mentioned above)

      10,200 credits could be yours in 30-35 minutes. Who doesn’t have time for that? Just don’t want you to miss out on an easy, additional 6,200 credits!

      • André says:

        Ah yes I already had the checkpoint ready. You need to start at Alpha to collect the plasma repeater.

  3. Fazzy06 says:

    Wow…never seen such a high amount of payouts for each daily challenge. Someone’s feeling generous after yesterdays 10k and now today.

  4. Flacksguy says:

    Yeah these payouts aren’t too shabby. Which is nice because they haven’t been all that exciting lately.
    I would’ve expected the payouts to get more attractive the older the game gets, no?

    On another note….
    WHOOO HOOO! The New York Giants are going to the Super Bowl, Baby!!!!!!!!

    • Scruff 815 says:

      Regarding the recent crappy payouts, common theory (and I would emphasise the word “theory”) is that 343i have been trying to nudge us towards Custom Challenges rather than giving us decent Dailies / Weeklies.

  5. André says:

    Total daily challenge cR is random I’d say. Not to do with customs. They work but very glitchy to setup.

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