Saturday, March 19, 2011

Halo Reach Daily Challenges 19/03/2011

One Spartan Army – Kill 150 enemies in Firefight Matchmaking – 1125cR

A couple of games of Firefight will do this. There is a Firefight challenge though so keep your first priority there if you're going for them all.

Blast Radius – Kill 40 enemies in Firefight Matchmaking with grenades – 1000cR

Corvette and its monster rooms are perfect for this. Lob a couple of grenades in and there's about 6 easy kills for you. Just remember to keep restocking on them nades. Let them come to you to have a better chance at getting some. Remember though, the grenades on the floor can start a chain reaction so, watch out.

Now I Have A Machine Gun – Earn 30 kills with automatic weapons in multiplayer Matchmaking – 1250cR

Many gametypes start you with an AR, Take it and have fun. You need to keep enough distance so that while you're shooting them, it doesn't come down to the melee. Needler is a slightly better option[. Lower their shields then watch them explode.

Un, Deux, Trois – Win 3 games in multiplayer Matchmaking – 1450cR

Just play some Multiplayer. Find a game you're good at and play. Grifball is nice and speedy so I find that's a good option. Other than that, this one is up to you to decide. Just, try to avoid FFA gametypes.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Halo Reach Daily Challenges 18/03/2011

Short and sweet then back to work.

Light Fare – Kill 100 enemies in any game mode in Reach – 1000cR

You know how to do this. Play for a bit, kill 100 dudes (not your team mates though) and just enjoy yourself. Go for other challenges and this one will be achieved in due process.

T-Hug It Out – Kill 7 enemies with close quarters combat in a multiplayer Matchmaking game – 1400cR

Smash them in the face with your Hammer & Slice them to pieces with your sword (Grifball)
Or perhaps you'd like something a little more Human, the shotgun can do wonders against the horde of undead (Living Dead)
Or maybe you not too fussed, you enjoy killing however, get to the final stages and have some fun (Invasion)

Light Fuse, Run Away, Kill 4 enemies with grenades in a multiplayer Matchmaking game – 1000cR

Always nice to see this little reference. 4 Grenades can seem like a small amount, but how many kills do you really get with grenades. Invasion, with its play style, will enable you to have many Plasma Grenades and Frags and instantly get into the action, which goes on for double time. Add that with the "go here" objectives, you know where they are, so get to spamming.

Double Nickels – Earn 2 Killing Sprees in a multiplayer Matchmaking game – 1500cR

Double killing spree. You can either Slayer, Invasion or SWAT (Play it smart, get power weapons or stay hidden), or, you can try one of the more playful gametypes. Grifball can either go your way or play completely against you. If you can get to the other teams spawn you can usually get the upper hand and get a killing spree. Living Dead is another one. Once again though it comes down to luck. If you're Human twice, it's fine. 5 kills isn't that hard and you can pick them off with the Pistol. But if you get stuck with Zombie 2 or even 3 times, Unless you're amazingly skilled, I doubt you'll get the killing spree you require.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Halo Reach Daily Challenges 17/03/2011

Time for Firefight (It is Thursday after all)

Blastin' and Relaxin' - Kill 180 enemies in any game mode in Reach - 1350cR

Very simple. With all the Firefight you'll be doing, this challenge is a piece of cake. 2 Scoreattacks will get you it (Provided you finish them) or any other combo of ways. Once again, best left till last as most of the challenges... all of the other challenges will help add to this.

Hyper Lethal Vector - Kill 100 enemies with headshots in Firefight Matchmaking - 1000cR

Gruntpocolypse is what I say. Both the DMR & Pistol are headshot capable weapons, all you need to do is take your time. If you do it right, you'll even be able to get them all in 1 game. White armoured Grunts will have a mask on though so that will require an extra hit. Also, don't forget to get ammo.

Killagruntjaro! - Earn 10 multikills in a Firefight Matchmaking game - 1100cR

10 Double kills in Gruntpocolypse isn't hard, and they stack on top of each other so a Triple is worth 2. Any variation of Firefight with unlimited ammo and some explosive weaponry will set you on the right track if you want to go that route. (For speed, try and mix in this challenge with Hyper Lethal Vector)

Blast Radius - Kill 40 enemies in Firefight Matchmaking with grenades - 1000cR

Corvette is the best map. The doors where the enemy spawn, lob a couple of grenades back there, 4-6 kills generally. Just keep repeating and remember to keep picking up grenades. This one may take a while because enemies aren't to giving with them. Interesting side note, if you shoot the grenades on the floor and they explode, they also count as points towards this challenge, so just because you can't throw the grenade, doesn't mean you can't use it.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Halo Reach Daily Challenges 16/03/2011

Still not quite used to the earlier start, ah well, let's move on. They appear to be tempting us. They keep giving us long non multiplayer challenges for big points to draw us away.

Light Fare - Kill 100 enemies in any game mode in Reach - 1000cR

Small number, easy points. Any game mode so it really makes no difference how you do it. Though with all these challenges today It won't take too long.

Just Hold On... - Complete 10 Rounds in Firefight Matchmaking without dying - 1750cR

Wave > Round > Set. So in a Firefight game you get 3 rounds. So you have to survive 50 waves without dying. That takes some time. The best way to get it is to head into Rocketfight or something similar and hide away in an area where it's easy to hold out. Sadly, many people with think this and you can get a swarm of enemies. Just play smart and pick Drop shield. lace it down, there's an extra wall they have to shoot down before they get to you. (Don't stay inside though, use it to get to real cover.

L.D. Winter - Complete Winter, without dying, on Legendary with Mythic, Thunderstorm, Tilt, and Tough Luck on - 5000cR

Going to assume it's Winter Contingency. I've written a few walkthroughs for this. The best one to give you is the Winter Contingency LASO Walkthrough.

That'll have all the information you need.

Streaky Shooter - Earn 10 sprees in multiplayer Matchmaking - 2500cR

And Multiplayer makes a set. This one, easy & annoying. There are certain gametypes that lend themselves so easily to this. Living dead can give you 3 in one (Shotgun, Zombie & Killing). If you can reach 15 kills with the shotgun, you're up to 9. It all depends on luck. If you can get the Shotgun and/or Sword on Countdown in a team slayer, you're pretty much set for a couple of sprees. Grifball can get you hammer & Killing sprees easily too. In the end, it's not 1 game you need to do it in, so just find the better games.

I'll be honest, all these challenges will take a huge amount of time. Unless you've got a day free (or a day off tomorrow) I honestly don't see you getting all these in 4-5 hours. I'd say go for the big pay-off with minimal effort & most assistance to the weekly. Legendary & Sprees.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Halo Reach Daily Challenges 15/03/2011

Tuesday, not much else to say about it really. We've started and now it's time to get another hit on the weekly. 7 wins a day is base level if you want to keep yourself level. So let's hope we can get some challenges to help that.

Blastin' and Relaxin' - Kill 180 enemies in any game mode in Reach - 1350cR

Very basic. Just play the game however you want. I'd say go for the other challenges and any left over kills you need, head into matchmaking. See if you can get any bonus wins.

A Friend in Need - Earn 10 assists in Firefight Matchmaking - 1000cR

Grab a Plasma Pistol and have some fun. If you can find a group of 4 of you, all the better. You can all coordinate very early on and get this challenge easily.

L.D. Spear - Complete Tip of the Spear, without dying, on Legendary with Mythic, Thunderstorm, Tilt, and Tough Luck on - 5000cR

This is a tough one. Although I do just happen to have a walkthrough pre-prepared right here.

Rather convenient. However, with the skulls on, it will be a fair bit harder. You'll need many more Plasma Pistols and a few more headshot weapons.

Un, Deux, Trois - Win 3 games in multiplayer Matchmaking - 1450cR

A mini version of the weekly. This'll help you get a little boost to it. Just play what you enjoy/are good at. No real way to force this one.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Halo Reach Weekly Challenge 14/03/2011 Clear Eyes, Full Hearts

Clear Eyes, Full Hearts

Win 50 games in multiplayer Matchmaking this week.


Now this may seem very easy and you are correct, it is. However, you MUST pace yourself. I managed to hit the cR limit because I had to play so much on Sunday to get this. So yeah, in short, pick gametypes which come out with winners & loosers more than draws, Invasion is a bad gametype as are attack & defend objective based. More bad gametypes are Multi-team, Rumble Pit, Living Dead and Juggernaut. They all have more competition and very little chance of you coming bang on top. where as Grifball, Slayer, SWAT, Multi-Flag, These games can be quick, fun and more importantly, come out with a clear winner with a base chance of 50/50.

Halo Reach Daily Challenges 14/03/2011

American clocks sprang forward an hour last night. Nothing that interests me, just means I have to get all this set up an hour earlier. Well anyway,Monday again, let's see what new challenges await us.

Covenant-cide - Kill 120 enemies in Firefight Matchmaking - 1100cR

Always the same. Kill 120. Just a couple more than you'll get in a Scoreattack game and in a Firefight game, it's anyone's guess. Just play till you get it.

Gunslinger - Kill 75 enemies in multiplayer Matchmaking - 2250cR

Very simple, very easy. Go on and have some fun in any gametype. Grifball & Multi-team for speed, but it really doesn't matter that much.

The Love of the Game - Complete 17 games in multiplayer Matchmaking - 1850cR

For a Monday, a rather tall order. Some of us have just got back to work/school. Ah well. Once again, if you're looking for speed, Grifball & Living Dead. This challenge is there to help out the weekly I guess, get a boost on that.

... Got a Triple Double - Earn 3 Double Kills in the same match in Multiplayer Matchmaking - 1500cR

Once again, gametypes of choice, Grifball, Living Dead, Multi-team. This challenge is still very doable in most other gametypes such as Slayer & SWAT, but I've always found it easiest in those games.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Halo Reach Daily Challenges 13/03/2011

Oh would you look at that. they're an hour early. Or I've lost track of daylight savings time. Either way, here we go.

One Spartan Army – Kill 150 enemies in Firefight Matchmaking – 1125cR

Just go out there and play Firefight/Scoreattack. You'll be done in no time. Explody Gametypes with Jet packs often speeds up the process.

A Simple Spree – Earn any spree in Firefight Matchmaking – 1000cR

Any spree, that includes a killing spree. 10 kills in 1 life. I expect you all to have this within the first minute of gameplay.

Short, Controlled Bursts – Kill 100 enemies with automatic weapons in the Campaign today – 1000cR
There Are Many Like… – Kill 100 enemies with precision weapons in the Campaign today – 1000cR

Both very similar. For auto weapons, play some Winter Contingency, for Precision, Nightfall or ONI Sword Base. Your pick.

Also, Sunday, last day for weekly.