19th March – Halo Reach Daily Challenges & Commentary

There was a cool thing in the Mass Effect 3 multiplayer this weekend, Operation Goliath. If you managed to beat any silver challenge you got a bonus equipment pack, and if the community as a whole kill 1 million Brutes (like Halo’s Hunters, but more vicious) then everyone got a bonus pack. No word yet if that was done though.

Reminds me of the WoW effort to collect huge numbers of resources to open a gateway and extend the war, and the Halo Reach ‘117 million challenges completed’ task that finally unlocked all the higher level ranks. Now that took a long time.

Today’s challenges are:

  1. More than a Handful – Kill 77 enemies in multiplayer Matchmaking 3500 cR
  2. Flat Tire – Kill 10 enemy vehicles in Firefight Matchmaking – 2343 cR
  3. There Are Many Like… – Kill 50 enemies with precision weapons in the Campaign today – 1500 cR
  4. Chaddlesby’s Justice – Avenge your teammates’ deaths 7 times in multiplayer Matchmaking – 3680 cR

Commentary follows after the break…

More than a Handful – Kill 77 enemies in multiplayer Matchmaking 3500 cR

Multi Team Battle or Grifball are the best ways to get lots and lots of kills, you tend to get more than any other modes. If you play Crazy King or Oddball you can get even more as some people who would shoot you go for the objective, and you can take them out. If you can make an area in an Infection game defensible as a human you can rack up kills quickly.

Flat Tire – Kill 10 enemy vehicles in Firefight Matchmaking – 2343 cR

Key to point out is you must destroy the vehicle, not the driver first. You’re better off using something explosive (Spartan Laser, Plasma Launcher). The Anniversary Firefight map, Installation 04, seems pretty good for Banshees, they appear pretty often. The best options outside of that are below.

  • Score Attack – On Holdout you get Banshees in the rounds. If you can keep a Grunt alive at the end of a wave for a long time you have a higher chance of getting them to come out again and again. They don’t tend to appear when it’s raining
  • Firefight Doubles – Especially Beachhead, where vehicles are usually dropped at the beginning and end of each round, you can decide who gets to take them out and work on it (plus great for working on assists)

There Are Many Like… – Kill 50 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.

Chaddlesby’s Justice – Avenge your teammates’ deaths 7 times in multiplayer Matchmaking – 3680 cR

This can be a difficult medal to get, as you have to kill the person who killed your team mate within a few seconds of the death. My usual advice is to team up with someone and do each other a favour on the challenge. It’s a shame there’s no assist challenge today, Revenge and assists can often go hand in hand! However if Grifball is still live then that’s usually a great way to get Revenge and Avenger medals, keep an eye on your team mates, perhaps don’t rush in at the beginning and take out the guys who survive the initial melee.

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5 Responses to 19th March – Halo Reach Daily Challenges & Commentary

  1. xXDeaThxxGoDxX says:

    Ahhhh…. How I miss WoW and the gates of AQ…. good times… good times…

  2. JThomas says:

    Cool insight on the Reach 117 million challenges completed to unlock higher ranks…Never heard of that and had no idea!

  3. Dan says:

    Today I hit the milestone, not an actual milestone in terms of achievements for halo, but I finally got onyx vehicular. Now I will not kill anything with a vehicle ever again, unless it is a wraith in firefight limited. With custom challenges I had a reason to keep going with precision weapons, today I got Longshot to onyx as well. Only 2500 or so headshots till max DI. Right now I just have 4 comms left out of onyx, backup is next. The flat tire challenge is appearing so often I’m really getting pissed off. If you can’t get a map with the sniper on a variant with banshees, then it’s really hit or miss in score attack. Most of the time with 2-4 person arcade maps it is also hit or miss to get the vehicles. I don’t know how they know the rocket is following them in there. You can get afew banshees in gruntpoc on installation 04 with a plasma launcher. You just lock on and fire 1 bolt at a time. Just 2 more commendations to upgrade and I’m officially done with firefight. Onyx backup and Silver perfectionist.

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