Saturday, January 29, 2011

Halo Reach Daily Challenge 29/01/2011

Iron With Friends – Complete a Campaign mission co-op on Heroic or harder with the Iron Skull on – 1750 cR

Winter Contingency is the level for you. I'm sure you've gotten enough practice under your belt with the Weekly Challenge. Remember though, if you die or not, makes no difference. Slowly plod our way through if you have to.

Freelancing – Earn at least 23 kills in a multiplayer Matchmaking game – 2300 cR

Grifball & Multi-Team are the gametypes you want to play here. Both have a high kill rate.

Who’s the Big Winner – Win 10 games in multiplayer Matchmaking – 2000 cR

Go in, Win, Don't quit. Beyond that, not much I can say. Just try and avoid games where a Draw is very possible (Attack & Defend Assault/Bomb, Invasion)

Now I Have a Machine Gun – Earn 77 kills with automatic weapons in multiplayer Matchmaking – 1900 cR

Grab yourself an Assault Rifle, Needler, or Plasma Repeater (If nothing else is around) and let loose. AR is the usual starting gun so that shouldn't be too problematic.

That's it, Monday should be the start of early updates once again. Still Sunday before that though. Have fun.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Halo Reach Daily Challenge 28/01/2011

A Satisfied Thirst – Kill 200 Grunts in Firefight Matchmaking – 3000 cR

Time for some Gruntpocolypse. 2 games will give you all your Grunt kills. Just access it from the co-op playlist.

I’m Rubber, You’re Glue – Earn 2 sticky grenade kills in a multiplayer Matchmaking game – 1000 cR

Se if you can grab yourself some Elite Slayer, if not, try some invasion. The more Plasma grenades on the map, the more you can throw, more chance of hitting an enemy with them.

You Want This, Don’t You? – Earn 10 kills with precision weapons in a multiplayer Matchmaking game – 1500 cR

Once again, try Invasion, Snipers or SWAT. DMR, Needle Rifle, Sniper & Focus Rifle are in these games and are plentiful. SWAT & Snipers will give you less time but you may find yourself performing better that way. Just play about till you find what works.

A Solid Outing – Earn at least 15 kills in a multiplayer Matchmaking game – 3000 cR

Any game that is Long or Chaotic works well here. Multi-Team & Grifball have all the chaos you need to get 25-50 kills per game. Invasion (Slayer and normal) have the length and the objective based nature so people will end up in one place more than others.

Good variation today, nice amount of points too. So have fun with that.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Halo Reach Daily Challenge 27/01/2011

The T.G. Opposition – Kill 40 enemies in Firefight Matchmaking with the Shotgun – 1200 cR

Get into some Scoreattack or Firefight and use that shotgun on any Enemy that gets too close. Brutes and Grunts will fall nicely

Heroic Court – Kill 100 enemies in Overlook on Heroic in Firefight Matchmaking – 1500 cR

Keep voting for the next map in Scoreattack untill you get this map. Then, have fun.

Points, Points – Score 20,000 points in a Firefight Matchmaking game – 2500 cR

A no death Sniperattack will give you 21,000 points. That's how I've always got this challenge. Firefight would also work.

Above the Law – Complete a Round in Firefight Matchmaking without dying – 2500 cR

Stay back in Firefight and let everyone else take all the glory, you won't leave with points, but you'll leave with your life. Then round 2 will come and you're free to have fun.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Halo Reach Daily Challenge 26/01/2011

The clock on this computer is a tad slow so I wasn't prepared for the sudden update of challenges. Ah well, here we go:

Heroic Demon – Kill 50 Elites in Firefight Matchmaking on Heroic or harder – 2500 cR

Sniper attack gives you 4-16
Scoreattack gives you 5-6
Firefight will give you a bunch that you'll be competing for.

That Pink Mist – Kill 100 enemies with a Supercombine from the Needler or Needle Rifle in Firefight Matchmaking – 1400 cR

Try and play a game of Sniperfight (The Firefight variant) unlimited ammo. Just grab a Needler/Needle rifle and off you go.

Killing Frenzy – Earn a Killing Frenzy in a multiplayer Matchmaking game – 1000 cR

Tricky one, was an achivement in Halo 3 and the way I got it was Sniping in a king of the hill game. Stay away from the action and pick those off that want the action. It's a tactic that works, or if you're feeling lucky, try Grifball.

Came From Behind – Perform 3 Assassinations in a multiplayer Matchmaking game – 1500 cR

Time to ninja. Sprint, Camo, Evade, all good here for closing the distance or not being seen. Be careful with this one and jump down on them. Distract and destroy with a friend.

That's it, sorry for the lateness.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Halo Reach Daily Challenge 25/01/2011

Morning all, hope your weekly challenge is going well. Now, back to the weekly.

Above the Neckline – Kill 5 enemies with headshots in a multiplayer Matchmaking game – 1250 cR

SWAT is good because the headshots are easy to get with DMRs & Pistols. Team Snipers is also a good way to nab the heads. Invasion is another way. It gives you a longer time to get the headshots and even starts you with a DMR/Needle Rifle to help you along.

This is My Rifle… – Earn 100 kills with precision weapons in multiplayer Matchmaking – 2000 cR

DMR, Snipers, Needle Rifle, these are the weapons you want to lay your hands on. once again, Snipers, SWAT and even Invasion are my gametypes of choice.

Cook ‘em, Clean ‘em! – Kill 20 enemies in multiplayer Matchmaking while you’re jet-packing – 1250 cR

20 of the buggers. Can be a bit of a challenge. You must be Jet packing at the time of the kill. Grenades, Melees, Rockets, Shotguns. Anything that can get a 1 hit kill is good.

Chaddlesby’s Justice – Avenge your teammates’ deaths 5 times in multiplayer Matchmaking – 1500 cR

Kill someone who just killed your Teammate. Can be hard to time it right as there's not much of a time frame. Unless you work with someone who purposely gets killed, it'll come with a mix of being in the right place at the right time and skill.

That be all for today. Now, back to work.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Halo Reach Weekly Challenge 24/01/2011 Winter Contingency: LASO

Winter Contingency: LASO – Complete Winter Contingency, Legendary, All Skulls On (LASO) – 12,500cR

Update: Don't, whatever you do, do this on Co-op. I spent 2-3 hours on this mission, realising I could do it in 20 mins solo. Follow the plan up until you enter the final room. Then, take out the Grunts, all that'll be left is the Sword Elite. With him, you want to jump up on the pipes along the wall the only danger are Plama Grenades (Still a major problem but less so that you getting sliced).

General Hints & Tips:

I am currently doing a run through so I'll let you know how that goes.

Blue tac, or something like that to put a little dot where your cross-hair is can be life saving.

Health Replenishes your shields but you can only use Health Packs if your wounded. Be prepared to grenade yourself a bit.

Use your ears and the vehicle to see if youve got shields. That pop is you loosing them and those glowing sparks you see are also an indication


Bit of a challenge this one. Worthy of the weekly title. Annoyingly, this does also ask for all Silver Skulls, so with blind activated, it's not so much a case of, where am I aiming, it's how much health do I have.

Same tactic though, you need to run through 99% of the mission. Fighting comes at the end. Till then, once again, after you reach the first enemies, stick to the right and sneak past everything, Same again in the truck. Then when it comes to the drop ships, take out the first grunts. After that, hide from afar and snipe with your pistol. Let Jorge & Carter take the full brunt. Then when you reach the facility, get inside and stay in the far back corner, away from the hole where grenades and Fuel Rods can enter through.

Mini Update:

Once you enter the Hold with Jorge, stay back. Kill the Grunts and Jackals by exploding the fuel tanks. Once that's done, let Jorge move up and take on the Elite. Provide covering fire with the DMR and keep picking away at his shield. Once that's gone you can then hit him in the head with a DMR/Pistol shot. As he spent all his time focusing on Jorge you'll be down one Elite and with Full(Ish) health.

Then you need to move on with a Plasma Pistol. After carefully taking out the Grunts in the hallway (Be careful of Grenades) take out the Grunts that exit the building. Once that's done, all you'll have left is the Sword Elite. Plasma Pistol the hell out of him and run back to Jorge, Keep putting fire on him and jump off the ledge if needs be. Grab another Plasma Pistol if you have the time and keep unleashing until his shields are no more. Then get that headshot.

Annoyingly when I did this, his last act was to stick me. All enemies dead, as was I. Back to start :|

Halo Reach Daily Challenge 24/01/2011

Gunslinger – Kill 40 enemies in multiplayer Matchmaking – 1000cR

Enter Multiplayer and play what you like. Beyond that there are no other requirements. I would suggest Multi-Team & Grifball as, to me, I seem to rack up the most kills per hour.

One Spartan Army – Kill 250 enemies in Firefight Matchmaking – 2500cR

3 Scoreattack games will get you this. Once again, nothing overly challenging. If you want to spice it up with some normal Firefight, go ahead. Usuallg give you a nice bit of extra cR.

Heroic Killagruntjaro! – Earn 7 multikills in a Firefight Matchmaking game on Heroic or harder – 1000 cR

You get killing sprees for the 10, 20, 30, 40, 50 & 100 kill streaks. That gives you 6. Mix it up on Beach head if you can. Vehicles will nicely help with many enemies.

Sticky Icky Icky – Earn 3 sticky grenade kills in a multiplayer Matchmaking game – 1200 cR

Play a gametype where Plasma Grenades are plentiful. Invasion & Elite Slayer are good ones.

That's if for today's Daily challenges. Weekly will be updated a bit later. After some experimentation.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Halo Reach Daily Challenge 23/01/2011

Sunday, time to push for that Weekly if you haven't already. I'm going to stay Grifball or Multi-Team. Whatever you feel you do best in.

Fire When Ready – Kill 50 enemies in multiplayer Matchmaking – 1500cR

Killing 50 people in multiplayer matchmaking. Play whatever gametypes you like to get it. It's a small number so not too much of a challenge.

A Friend in Need – Earn 10 assists in Firefight Matchmaking – 2000cR

Focus fire on an Enemy with your team-mates. Shield strip and possibly weaken the turrets on the Dropships. Grab a Plasma Pistol to help you along.

Cannon Fodder – Kill 50 infantry-class foes in the Campaign today – 1000cR

Infantry appears to be, more often than not, Grunts. Winter Contingency is flooded with them, you also have a tonne of automatic weapon ammo (Assault Rifle) so that'll also help with the challenge below. I found starting from Rally Point Bravo worked well.

Short, Controlled Bursts – Kill 200 enemies with automatic weapons in the Campaign today – 2000cR

Winter Contingency, like I suggest in the challenge above.

So there we have it, a bit of everything. Choose your challenges wisely. See you tomorrow.