Saturday, November 20, 2010

Halo Reach Daily Challenge 20/11/2010

Hello, good morning. Sorry I'm late, I was... erm... Testing some theories for the challenges (and not sleeping) so now we have that out of the way, let's get started, big haul today:

Chaddlesby's Justice - Avenge your teammates' deaths 7 times in multiplayer Matchmaking. 1000cR

To avenge a teammates' death you must kill the enemy who killed them within a short time frame. There's no real easy way to do this, the best advice I can give is to go around in a pair, that way, if your partner dies, hopefully you've both done enough damage to finish the enemy off quickly.

Killagruntjaro! - Earn 10 multikills in a Firefight Matchmaking game. 1000 cR

We've had this before except get 35 multikills. Very easy on Gruntpocolypse, just move from 1 headshot to the next, with a small side of grenades.

Just a Shower - Complete any Campaign mission on Normal or harder with Thunderstorm on. 2000cR

Upping the enemy rank puts a normal game into a halfway point between normal and heroic, still very easy. Stick with short missions (Winter Contingency) or vehicular heavy (Long night)

Shootin' and Lootin' - Kill 400 enemies in any game mode in Reach. 3000cR

Same as always, kill a lot of people, this time for a huge pay off.

7000 cR to get from the challenges today, 1 for each game mode and 1 for all roundness. Have fun, I'm going back to the weekly, bye.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Halo Reach Daily Challenge 19/11/2010

Good day to you all. It's Friday so it's time to really start hammering away at that weekly challenge (If you haven't been already) and today will certainly help you with that. All of today's challenges are set to be done in Multiplayer matchmaking (well, almost) let's start:

Showtime - Earn 5 assists in a multiplayer Matchmaking game. 1000 cR

5 assists in a single game, not impossible but still somewhat tricky. You'll want to go for the longer games (Invasion and other objective types) and you'll want to stay with the shield popping Plasma weapons. I would say take the Plasma pistol and launch those overcharged bolts.

Credits for Completion - Complete 8 games in multiplayer Matchmaking. 800 cR

It's not asking you to win them, just to participate and to finish them. Stop quitting halfway through if you're loosing.

Close Talking - Earn 20 kills with close quarters combat in multiplayer Matchmaking. 1000 cR

Swords, Shotguns, Hammers and your own Fist are your weapons here. Stick with invasion, sure fire way to get the Shotgun & Sword.

Blastin' and Relaxin' - Kill 180 enemies in any game mode in Reach. 2000 cR

Any game mode but if you leave it to the end you'll be close by the time you've gotten the rest of these challenges.

4800 cR for the Friday, ending the weekdays on a moderate high. Have fun guys.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Halo Reach Daily Challenge 18/11/2010

I just posted this entry as just I title, whoops. Ah well, the good ability to edit. So it is true that Thursday is Firefight day and today has a rather explosive weapon theme. Not a bad thing just means your weapon selection is rather limited.

That Pink Mist – Kill 70 enemies with a Supercombine from the Needler or Needle Rifle in Firefight Matchmaking. 1000 cR

Rather simple this one, pick up a Needler or Needle Rifle and hit them enough times to make them explode. 6 or 7 for the Needler and 3 for the Rifle. Remember though, that Rifle can get headshots and in this case, that's something you want to avoid. While you can do Gruntpocolypse with the needlers, it's doubtful there'll be enough. I'll say, take Courtyard or Corvette, something small, and stock up on Needler & Needle Rifle ammo. May take you a couple of games to get.

Blast Radius – Kill 30 enemies in Firefight Matchmaking with Grenades. 600 cR

Similar to the above challenge, only less kills and less cR. This one I'd suggest Corvette. Those monster rooms are just too good to pass up. Lob 2 grenades in one, 2 in another. That can get you up to 20 in a single volley. Doable in 2/3 waves. Mop up the rest with Supercombines.

Support Structure – Earn 30 assists in Firefight Matchmaking. 600 cR

Assists, just damage the enemy and let someone else finish them. Think you know that by now. Team up and call targets.

One Spartan Army – Kill 150 enemies in Firefight Matchmaking. 1500 cR

2 games will cover this, just go out there and kill the enemy.

3700 cR to get today on top of the Firefight points. Have fun and make your enemies explode.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Halo Reach Daily Challenge 17/11/2010

Hello again, how are you all? Today we have a nice set of challenges for different gametypes. But rather than have me babble on about it let's dive right in.

The Little Guys - Kill 200 Grunts in Campaign today on Normal or harder. 2000 cR

Find a level the is very heavy in terms of Grunts and rain: Lead, Grenades and Plasma upon them. Levels to suggest, Winter Contingency. This level is very Grunt heavy, make sure to hit all the combat areas and take out as many as you can. Towards the end they make a rather large appearance again. Other levels to Suggest.

Nightfall, That level has a large splattering of Grunts at the beginning also, with some nice hot spots later on.

I would also suggest Exodus, The enemies you meet on that level are mostly suicide Grunts so you need to kill them quickly or at least damage them. After that, when you get the jet-pack they do appear very frequently. So take your pick or mix it up, your choice.

On the Sixth Respawn... - Complete a Firefight Matchmaking game with fewer than 5 deaths. 500 cR

Now, if this is talking about Scoreattack this is very easy (Gruntpocolypse) but if it's talking about true Firefight you may have a bit of a problem (I can't verify but I've just got a felling that giving us this on Scoreattack would be too easy). If that's true and it can on;y be done of Firefight, take a rocket launcher and either a Jet-pack, sprint or drop shield. Keep yourself nimble, versatile or give yourself the ability to put a wall between you and your enemies.

Gunslinger - Kill 100 enemies in multiplayer Matchmaking. 1000 cR

Point the barrel end of your gun towards the enemies and pull the trigger. Keep holding or keep tapping till they're dead. Do this 100 times. Any game type is valid but keep in mind that multi-team, although very nice for kills, is harder to win so won't always get you closer to the weekly.

Blastin' and Relaxin' - Kill 90 enemies in any game mode in Reach. 1000 cR

Kill 90 enemies. You need to kill 100 in Matchmaking, Die less than 5 time in a Firefight (Around 120 kills) and Kill 200 Grunts. If you didn't get it along the way, congrats you've found a bug.

So today is a game of staying alive and shooting everything that isn't helping (not that AFK team-mate though, as much as we'd like to). So have some fun grab all 4500 cR and try to do better than you are currently doing.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Halo Reach Daily Challenge 16/11/2010

Back on track at normal time. So how be everyone today, hope you can see further out your window than I can (Stupid cold fog). Moving on, today you really need to earn your challenges, they aren't too hard but there are some certain triggers you need to hit.

A Great Friend - Earn 15 assists today in multiplayer Matchmaking. 900 cR

You know assists, do 40% damage and have someone kill them in 5 seconds. I'm going to say stick with shield stripping weapons, plasma to be specific. Or you can punch them, although getting a friend to kill them before they kill you can sometimes be tricky (Unless you have armour lock).

Orbital Assists - Kill 20 enemies using the Target Designator in Firefight Matchmaking. 750 cR

You'll have to be fast to get this one, that Target Designator will be taken very quickly. Plus you need to get 10 with each volley. That can be tricky, I've often seen the artillery miss by tiny amounts. You may need to use 3 volleys to take them all out. Team up if you can so you don't get other people hogging it.

Cook 'em, Clean 'em! - Kill 5 enemies in multiplayer Matchmaking while you're jet-packing. 300 cR

It doesn't matter at what point in the air you are, unless you're holding the equipment button as you get the kill, you're not getting your medal. Power weapons are lovely, Rockets and anything else explosive to as you can time when to use the jet-pack.

Shootin' and Lootin' - Kill 150 enemies in any game mode in Reach. 1500 cR

Kill 150 enemies in any mode. After the multiplayer and Firefights, I'm sure you'll have enough.

There you go, all challenges and a somewhat low 3450 cR. That's just how it is with Tuesdays apparently. Oh well, back to work.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Halo Reach Weekly Challenge 15/11/2010 Clear Eyes

Clear Eyes, Full Hearts - Win 50 games in multiplayer Matchmaking this week. 5000 cR

Unless you're overplaying the game, this ain't coming quickly. To win a game you need to beat the opposition team, so get more points. You need to do this 50 times.

Words of advise:

Avoid Multi Team, 6 teams fighting it out, more chaos, less predictability. Keep it simple with 2 teams and most importantly, have fun. There's no way to speed up this process unless the entire opposing team leave. So sit back and play. Not much else to do.

Halo Reach Daily Challenge 15/11/2010

Hello, sorry to announce but today's challenges will be slightly delayed. Rather important work stuff. I say important, I mean, Time consuming and pointless (Part of the apprenticeship stuff) So sit back and I'll have something for you all in about 3 hours, so 2 after the challenges come out.



I'm back, paperwork and stuff done. You've waited enough so here's the challenges:

Shootin’ and Lootin’ – Kill 250 enemies in any game mode in Reach. 2500 cR

I'm not even going to explain this one any more.

A Great Friend – Earn 30 assists today in multiplayer Matchmaking. 2000 cR

Partner up and damage those shields, Plasma pistol is your friend, as is your fist.

I Need Some Ammo – Complete a Campaign mission on Heroic or harder with the famine Skull on. 500 cR

This can cause some tiny problems with some missions (Nightfall) but any mission that has you in a vehical for most of the mission (Long Night of Solace) you can blitz as there is a plethora of ammo about. Cutting 4 times as much ammo you need in half, still gives you more than enough.

Watersports – Kill 100 enemies on Waterfront on Heroic in Firefight Matchmaking. 800 cR

Scoreattack, keep flicking till you get this map, play one game and there you go. 100 kills (Unless the enemies like to suicide and betray a lot)

There we have it, sorry for the late start but nothing here that'll take you too long. Have fun and I'll be back for the weekly later.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Halo Reach Daily Challenge 14/11/2010

Morning, more on time today. Remember, it's the last day to get that weekly so you may want to focus on that if you haven't got it. Link is in the side bar. Now, today all rather basic, bar one. More on that when we get to it, so let's get started:

Shootin' and Lootin' - Kill 150 enemies in any game mode in Reach. 1500 cR

Any game mode, do whatever you want.

Covenant-cide - Kill 75 enemies in Firefight Matchmaking. 700 cR

One game of Scoreattack will give you over 100.

Home Field Advantage - Win 8 games in multiplayer Matchmaking. 1600 cR

What game type are you good at or you enjoy... Oh, go do that one then.

Streaky Shooter - Earn 3 sprees in multiplayer Matchmaking. 350 cR

I have trouble getting killing sprees as it is. You want a game mode where you spawn with Many Plasma grenades and they'll be plentiful on the map. My selections, Elite Slayer (Multi Team) and Invasion. As there are Elites, you are guaranteed Plasma Grenades and it's very likely you'll find them on the floor. Although to get 3 of them, it's not worth the cR.

4150 cR, I'd say go for the 3 highest rewarding challenges, the sticky one, go for it but don't put all your effort into just that. That's it, have fun and I'll speak to you later.