Halo Reach Weekly Challenge & Commentary – w/c 12th March

This week’s challenge is below, click Read More to view the commentary:

Clear Eyes, Full Hearts – Win 50 games in multiplayer Matchmaking this week – 30,343 cR

Commentary follows after the break…

The challenge name is a reference to Friday Night Lights, apparently a speech and phrase often used to pep up the players and motivate them. Fourth time we’ve had this weekly too.

Anyway… what game types give you a better chance of winning? Rule #1 is definitely play a 2 team gametype. If you’ve got Rumble Pit, Infection or Multi Team going there are so many competitors that you’ve got to be pretty good to get the big W. Game types that you should be looking at:

  1. Grifball – Can be really easy to win, everyone gets annoyed at someone who grabs the bomb and scores quickly but it is easy and you can win a game in a minute or two
  2. Team Slayer/SWAT/Action Sack/Objective… – Any of the Team gametypes are good. 2 teams so you’ve got a higher chance of winning, especially if you trust your team and can play well together
  3. Invasion – Longer games and slightly trickier to win, but they’re really good at helping the whole gammut of Commendations, plus often help with the Challenges too
  4. Arena – Arena can be really tough as it’s some of the best players, but it’s still the same idea of two teams battling it out

There are more gametypes, frankly pick your best and keep at it. This is a proper weekly challenge that you can build on during the week, and then at the weekend top up if you need any more for it, look out for Daily Challenges that help too. It’d be a good chance to sample some of the newer playlists with the Anniversary maps just to try them and see if you can get some wins there too.

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12 Responses to Halo Reach Weekly Challenge & Commentary – w/c 12th March

  1. Dogmeat says:

    Ugh! Only 4 times? It seems like this challenge has reared its ugly head more than that. I was sure we were going to have a LASO challenge this week. At least 50 wins is no 77! Winning 7-8 games a day is much more reasonable. I’ll try to hit the daily quota and then go back to longer BTB games (if I still have any time left). Happy playing, everyone!

    • Paul says:

      I make this the 6th time – 5 previous occasions (and cR) were
      15/11/10 – 5000cR
      14/03/11 and 01/08/11 – 7777cR
      03/10/11 and 21/11/11 – 30343cR

  2. joe says:

    Yeah if we get the points it never gives me the points for these kind of daily challenges. Dam glithes

  3. JThomas says:

    Looks like a few Grif but more of Slayer and Swat with the crew to notch up win after win

  4. Dan says:

    Eww, I hate these challenges, I hate having to grind the entire week through boring slayer type games with quitting and dropping. I was hoping for a firefight or campaign one, although we had the campaign level last week and it wasn’t worth nearly as much as it should have been. I probably won’t be getting this challenge. Just reached mythic on Saturday and just need 10000 credits for Pestilence 🙂

  5. JaredR says:

    Anniversary Classic works well, if you have some good players in your party, aswell as that three shot kill magnum. Easy.

  6. xXDeaThxxGodxX says:

    I love that this is a weekly challenge. Is it a grind and is it a pain? Yes! But it is a WEEKLY challenge. I don’t think you should be able to realistically complete your weekly in 1 day. Then its just a big daily. And sorry to disagree, but 10k Cr for 1 Coop Campaign mission? Thats bank.

    • JThomas says:

      I agree with you on the weekly challenge being a weekly but you just contradicted yourself Haha.

      You just said you shouldn’t be able to realistically complete a weekly in 1 day, but then you support the 10k coop? Didn’t make any sense…I posted before that I loved it being easy so I can grab my creds and run, but I like having a true weekly and then have a big payout reward like the 30+ k for this week!

      With custom challenges paying out 30k in 30 minutes, having a weak weekly challenge is upsetting…

      • xXDeaThxxGodxX says:

        All I was saying is that the 10k payout for just doing a campaign mission is nice. I don’t really feel like that is a good weekly. But someone had mentioned it having a crappy payout. I myself can’t complain about making 10k for hoping on with a friend for 10 minutes and doing 1 mission. So as far as that actual challenge is concerned I think it is a good payout but am totally against that being a weekly. Maybe something along the lines of 30k credit for doing several missions on Legendary for a weekly. Or the whole LASO thing. That’s a little different then just 1 mission without worrying about dying.

      • FireySplork says:

        How do u get 30k in 30 min?

  7. Looks like it’s a lot of doubles with my partner, maybe some Team Slayer with the usuals too. I personally prefer Super Slayer to Team Slayer, but it’s been made apparent to me that Team Slayer has a higher population of guests/noobs, so better chance of winning.

  8. Red Siam says:

    ^ Have to try that to feed my ego 🙂

    did the challenge on Tuesday – one good partner on SWAT and we were on a roll

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