29th March – Halo Reach Daily Challenges & Commentary

The weekend challenge for Mass Effect 3 has been announced and it’s to promote 2 characters to the single player campaign (as war assets), and for the community to promote 150,000 characters. I’ve got 1 character lined up and another on level 9 at the moment, so hopefully I’ll have them to level 20 by the end of the weekend.

Although not much gaming time coming up, it’s a weekend of being out and hopefully enjoying the sunny weather. I bet it’s miserable on Saturday!

Today’s challenges are:

  1. Shootin’ and Lootin’ – Kill 400 enemies in any game mode in Reach – 4000 cR
  2. Demon – Kill 40 Elites in Firefight Matchmaking – 2800 cR
  3. Bulletproof – Complete 2 Rounds in a Firefight Matchmaking game without dying – 2200 cR
  4. Weapon Swap – Earn 10 sprees in a Firefight Matchmaking game on Heroic or harder – 2000 cR

Commentary follows after break…

Shootin’ and Lootin’ – Kill 400 enemies in any game mode in Reach – 4000 cR

You’re better off doing the other challenges first then mopping this up if you’ve not done it yet. Best options for this specifically:

  • Forge – make a game with players spawning in one spot and camp it
  • Firefight – Download my Firefight Invincible game type on my File Share, lots of Elites, lots of medals, lots of kills (plus ‘cheevos if you’ve not done the Firefight ones)
  • ONI: Sword Base – Use the Target Designator trick (run past everyone at the beginning, grab it, turn around, fire, wait for the killing to stop and restart the checkpoint)
  • Package – There are points where you can get a checkpoint just before a number of Grunts appear in the final battle, so you can gun them down and restart

Demon – Kill 40 Elites in Firefight Matchmaking – 2800 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 enough Elites to split.

Bulletproof – Complete 2 Rounds in a Firefight Matchmaking game without dying – 2200 cR

Pick your best Firefight Arcade/Limited and play it safe. Any enemies carrying heavy weapons – Plasma Launchers and especially Fuel Rod Cannons – or charged up Plasma Pistols should be hit first. The Fuel Rod Cannon is a very effective one hit kill, and if not can kill still mess you up real good! Watch out for suicide Grunts or those throwing Plasma Grenades too. You’ll probably see guys using second controllers and being AFK for this, but just play your own game and you’ll be alright. Firefight Doubles could work, even just playing and being careful.

Weapon Swap – Earn 10 sprees in a Firefight Matchmaking game on Heroic or harder – 2000 cR

Sprees are hard for weapons, especially in Firefight. I reckon Gruntpocalypse or some other easy Score Attack variant, get the 50 kills medal, then die and do another 50. You get 120 kills in Gruntpoc so it’s an easy way to do it. Alternatively use the Shotgun for three, sticky grenades, Swords, Hammers and anything else you can that gives a spree (this list on Halopedia shows all Spree medals available) to top up the killing sprees as well.

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12 Responses to 29th March – Halo Reach Daily Challenges & Commentary

  1. JThomas says:

    ‘cheevos? No idea what that means…

  2. AmadeusMop says:

    You can also just pick the Shotgun loadout, get 20 kills, die, and do it again. That’s 10 sprees (6 shotgun, 4 normal) in 40 kills.

  3. Ace of H34rts says:

    As anyone else noticed that while it says stay alive for 2 rounds of a ff game it actually means 2 ff games without dying.

    • If you’re playing Score Attack. If you’re playing FF Arcade, it means what it says it means.

      • JThomas says:

        Exactly…rounds mean rounds, doesn’t mean games bud. Get a clue.

      • Ace of H34rts says:

        Thanks for the helpful advice misguideddrake4! Especially since it doesn’t really specify that it has to be FF Arcade.

  4. Siaberwoci says:

    Two bits from the bulletin.

    1. From now until next Tuesday at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time, setting up a Custom Challenge with the Sabre—YSS-1000—as the type of weapon will result in ten times the usual multiplier. This is a Campaign-only challenge, Long Night of Solace.

    2. April playlist update – “Uncaged and Pinnacle were removed from Swat.” This sucks – two of my favorite maps.

    • Paul says:

      to reach the max 5000 using 3hr Campaign LNoS

      no constraints – 118 kills
      Legendary – 91 kills (no skulls)
      LASO – 47 kills (all skulls except Blind)

      • Siaberwoci says:

        Thanks. I had just worked out the no constraints – appreciate the rest.
        Easy to get any of these – should see some cr this week!

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