1st April – Halo Reach Daily Challenges & Commentary

The best April Fool I’ve seen so far is the Google advert for Google Maps available for the NES. Check it out here, then go and check out maps.google.com, and click ‘Quest’ instead of Satellite, Map or Earth to view the planet in 8 bit! Superb.

A close second is Ikea’s recall of the ‘left handed allen key’ on their home page.

Today’s challenges are:

  1. One Spartan Army – Kill 150 enemies in Firefight Matchmaking – 2250 cR
  2. The Love of the Game – Complete 20 games in multiplayer Matchmaking – 2000 cR
  3. Demon – Kill 30 Elites in Firefight Matchmaking – 2400 cR
  4. Close Talking – Earn 30 kills with close quarters combat in multiplayer Matchmaking – 1250 cR

Commentary follows after the break…

One Spartan Army – Kill 150 enemies in Firefight Matchmaking – 2250 cR

You get 120 Grunts in Gruntpocalypse, about 100 enemies in Score Attack, 120-135 in 2X SA, and something like 330 in a Firefight Matchmaking game (although split between up to 4 people). If you need to ‘top up’ your FF kills, jump into a game of Generator Defense or Crashsite and once you have your kills give up the defense.

The Love of the Game – Complete 20 games in multiplayer Matchmaking – 2000 cR

Check out this weekly challenge post for lots of detail on getting through games quickly. It might take a bit of time but there’s no limitation on winning or weapons etc. Fastest games are often Infection as they go really quickly I find. Equally, it’s a good chance to try out different variants you might not have played, so jump in BTB, Rumble Pit and Arena to see what they’re like. And of course you can win 3 rounds of Grifball in 30 seconds if you’re just going for the bomb and the score, although you might get avoided for ‘playing the wrong way!’ :D

Demon – Kill 30 Elites in Firefight Matchmaking – 2400 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.

Close Talking – Earn 30 kills with close quarters combat in multiplayer Matchmaking – 1250 cR

Close Quarters Combat is melee, beat down, assassination, Sword, Hammer, Golf Club and Shotgun. It’s actually my normal way of playing to shoot then melee so it should be pretty quick. Jump into Grifball and have some fun bludgeoning the other team to rack up these kills, or Infection with everything bar the pistol. Halo Ball Extreme can be good for this, but for every HBX with a high kill volume you might get plain old HB which has a 0 kill volume.

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One Response to 1st April – Halo Reach Daily Challenges & Commentary

  1. clutch1965 says:

    The love of the game should be renamed, for the love of God is this an April fools joke ?
    100 credits per game, very generous 343i. Maybe I can score the jackpot. The payout for 1 game
    FF doubles is Nice though. Happy gaming.

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