21st February – Halo Reach Daily Challenges & Commentary

Way too many games to play at the moment. SW:TOR, Rayman Origins, No Time to Explain and Triple Town are all distracting me from each other. Syndicate is out in a few days, then Mass Effect 3 in a couple of weeks. It feels like November.

However I will play each accordingly, and not get the new ones until I’ve finished the last (except ME3 because I’m far too eager to play it). That way they’ll be significantly cheaper when I do get them too. More money spare to buy more games, that’s a good logic!

Today’s challenges are:

  1. Light Fare – Kill 100 enemies in any game mode in Reach – 3000 cR
  2. Leadership Element – Kill 30 enemy leaders in the Campaign today – 1750 cR
  3. Just a Shower – Complete any Campaign mission on Normal or harder with Thunderstorm on – 4000 cR
  4. Double Nickels – Earn 2 Killing Sprees in a multiplayer Matchmaking game – 3000 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.

Leadership Element – Kill 30 enemy leaders in the Campaign today – 1750 cR

Nightfall, the first dude with his back to you, either snipe him, beat him down or assassinate him, then restart the checkpoint again and again to get it quick. Other options are the Package or Pillar of Autumn levels (which have loads of leaders), the Target Designator on ONI: Sword Base since you get one or two in that beam and can reset the checkpoint just as the bombs fall.

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.

Double Nickels – Earn 2 Killing Sprees in a multiplayer Matchmaking game – 3000 cR

This is two in one game. Try and get a weapon you like and aim to take out 5 guys with it. This is pure kills, not what you use. Of course one option is to play something like Boardwalk and snipe people from far away. Don’t get so engrossed in your scope you miss what’s happening around you though! Close Quarters often works well – so Grifball will be really good for getting this too. BTB works very well from the vehicles, especially the Falcon or Scorpion.

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7 Responses to 21st February – Halo Reach Daily Challenges & Commentary

  1. For the campaign challenges, backsmack the first elite or, if you don’t get a checkpoint, head up to the first structure and snipe a ranger over and over. Then run to the end of the level using forklift glitch, 2 challenges done. I got the double nickels in my first game of Anniversary FFA, and then played one more to get the 100. 3 games. 4 challenges. 25 minutes

    • Dogmeat says:

      Did it not give you credit for the Double Nickel challenge in the DMR slayer match you played BEFORE your first anniversary FFA match? You got two killing sprees in both games. Good call on backing out of that BTB match right away that you tried right after the campaign mission. All of the inexperienced players were absolutely destroyed! Final score was 100 to 1. =-O It’s a real shame that the matchmaking engine can be abused that way. 😦

  2. Braythor says:

    Shame the sprees one wasn’t yesterday… Oh well.

    Only one game has me excited in the next few weeks – SSX. I am downloading the demo right now. Can’t wait!

    (disclaimer: ME3 would have me excited if a) I’d finished ME2, and b) I could afford it on release day)

  3. Mo says:

    easy 10k credits today!

    leadership and light fare (ONI Swordbase glitch still saved!) = 3000+1750+(50 for game time) = 4800

    double nickels in team slayer =3000+(500 bonus)+(125 commendation)+(1500 for game) = 5125

    total to day is 9925, another75 cr, here and there!

  4. Mo says:

    just got 4879 from leadership and light fare. will post again later!

  5. Dan says:

    Did 3/4 challenges, double nickels no, too hard for me, did the campaign ones in NA then Nightfall without rushing it. I only use the forklift glitch when the weekly requires 9 or 15 min to complete, or LASO it.

    Set firefight challenges that were tough today, 1000 kill, 600 headshot, with all credits I should get around 50000 today. 55000 actually. Half way to Mythic.

  6. Rossco says:

    4/4 daily challenges and 37/77 for weekly

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