31st January – Halo Reach Daily Challenges & Commentary

As if feeling ill wasn’t bad enough this morning, there’s a huge fire at the Unigate dairy by my office, so we have plumes of smoke going over our building. It was a bit of excitement for an hour, now it’s on with business as usual.

Today’s challenges are:

  1. Light Fare – Kill 100 enemies in any game mode in Reach – 3000 cR
  2. Demon – Kill 50 Elites in Firefight Matchmaking – 3000 cR
  3. Golden Opportunity – Find and kill the Gold Ranger-class Elite in any Campaign mission on Heroic or harder – 5000 cR
  4. Single Wield – Earn 77 kills with small arms weapons in multiplayer Matchmaking – 2800 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 50 Elites in Firefight Matchmaking – 3000 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.

Golden Opportunity – Find and kill the Gold Ranger-class Elite in any Campaign mission on Heroic or harder – 5000 cR

Your best bet is Winter Contingency from Rally Point Alpha. Follow this excellent guide to find the Gold Elite on all levels, or this comment from MJOLNIR Tester previously about finding him quickly on WC. We’ve also had lots of discussion on one particular Gold Ranger in New Alexandria.

Single Wield – Earn 77 kills with small arms weapons in multiplayer Matchmaking – 2800 cR

Team SWAT – Magnums will be a good way of doing this. The Plasma Pistol also counts as Small Arms, so think about using that to take guys down, it’s good for stripping away shields, but the Magnum is better for unshielded guys. Infection is good too – you can snipe the zombies using your pistol and get a few kills that way, esp in Cage, Courtyard  or Pinnacle where you can see Zs coming.


12 Responses to 31st January – Halo Reach Daily Challenges & Commentary

  1. Tim says:

    First thing I went for was golden ranger I got him rite away snuffed him and it didn’t give me the challenge was some bull got him 2nd time though

  2. SensoryFour34 says:

    Anniversary Classic would be best for Single Wield, but 77 pistol kills for 2800 cR isn’t worth it. Everything else has a pretty good payout for the effort, though.

  3. JustHawkeye says:

    Where was the single wield challenge last week? Stupid 343.

  4. Scruff 815 says:

    Yes, no, yes, maybe. SWAT isn’t bad for multikills I guess, but 77 for 2800? Meh…

  5. Dragao1010 AKA: Brian says:

    For anyone who cares about the best possible/easiest custom challenges, the following is imo super special awesomely easy to do with the best payout/ btw no multiplayer customs(i dont care about that :P) Campaign: two seperate CC’s 1000 kills and medals on heroic in 3h both being 5000 credits each! Just load up Oni and do the target locater exploit but make sure you take out 10 or more covies with one boom and to also have the checkpoint hit just before they go boom! Should take 100 reverts in just 4m!(Have a save for it on a usb so you don’t have to attempt the “perfect checkpoint/amount of kills”) Lastly for firefight 400 headshots in 3h so four gruntpocalypse or skirmagadden(whichever you prefer 😉 ) and mix that with 450 kills for a total of 18000 or so from the custom challenges alone and not the match credits. All this can be done in under an hour for a approximate total of 30,000 or so credits and then three hours later just rinse and repeat if you have the time to do so! Hope this helps!

    • Dragao1010 AKA: Brian says:

      Campaign: 1000 kills, three hours, Heroic=5000crd. 1000 medals, three hours, Heroic= 5000crd 10,000 total
      MM Firefight: 400 headshots, three hours= 10,000crd. 450-480 kills, three hours= 8000crd or so (not including match credits) 18,000 approximately total
      Combined total for 28,000 under ( for me anyways) 50m of gametime!

      • Dragao1010 AKA: Brian says:

        and correction* 460 kills in firefight is only 5864 credits. My bad, but hey good payout with the headshots mixed 😛

    • DaRoflBandit says:

      I never understood how to do custom challenges, how do you do them?

      • Dragao1010 AKA: Brian says:

        Sign in to halo waypoint with your xbox live account info. After that, you’ll see a middle tab in the middle/top of the page with your halo design thing, gamertag and rank icon followed by a little arrow. click the arrow then you’ll see New custom challenges blah blah, dont worry you’ll find it 😉

    • SamCiphus says:

      I did 1000 headshots and 1000 kills in 3 hours… Seems like i could have done less…

    • Scruff 815 says:

      That’s very good and sensible advice.

      Except that this weekend, people started getting banned for doing that. 😕

    • petee moobaa says:

      I’ve got a TL save (Heroic, all skulls but Iron and Blind) that allows me to set up five challenges: 1000 Medals, 1023 Kills with TL, 200 Grunt Hero, 320 Jackal Specialist, 200 Skirmisher Specialist. That’s 25,000 cR, takes less than 10 minutes to do. It’s only netted me about 7 million cR so far, and is nice &quick to hit even the new daily credit cap of 200k.

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