Saturday, March 26, 2011

Challenge Competition Winners

You guys gave me some amazing Challenges and some really nice names to go with them. I will now list for you guys in the order they appear in my Firefox Tabs, some of the great ones. Reading them makes me wish I had more points to give away.

It's Raining Men - Get three "pull's" in a row in any multiplayer matchmaking game.

This would be a fun Challenge to get, very hard but you always see these people flying about, you can't not target them.

There There - Lose 5 multiplayer matchmaking games in a row.

Would you get people purposefully loosing games? Have 2 entire teams just doing nothing other than betraying to get the lowest score.

Is It Safe Yet? - Get no deaths nor kills in a multiplayer matchmaking game.

This one would be a fun one to try, you'd have to avoid everything, somehow.

What's Right Trigger Do? - Get 10 kills in a multiplayer matchmaking game without firing a single shot.

I'd say, stick in Grifball and grab the ball. So a cleverly doable one.

Truth, Mercy and Regret - Earn a beatdown, Assassinate an enemy whose shields are already down and earn and assist in a multiplayer matchmaking game.

I just enjoy the way this one's titled and how it works.

The Sins of Our Father - Earn a Revenge Kill against the opposing teams kill leader.

Adds a nice little twist on an old challenge.

That only counts as one - Use a plasma pistol shot to disable a Banshee, causing the Banshee to splatter an enemy.

Once again, a nice little reference. Also, we've seen a tone off kills where Banshee parts have killed, mostly, a team-mate, I've yet to see a fully functional one take anyone down.

Backseat Driver - Beatdown an Enemy driving a warthog whilst in the passenger seat.

I'm sure you've all seen this picture. That was all I could think about after receiving this challenge. Also, you ever tried beating someone down from the passenger seat. Very challenging.

Around the World - Play at least 1 game of each of the Matchmaking Multiplayer playlists.

I like this one because it would force people to play more than just their consistent Slayer.

Oh sorry, was he yours? - Get 2 yoinks in any Multiplayer Matchmaking game

I do hate people who steal assassinations, but there is also a fine art of getting the yoink. You have to time it very well.

It'd be faster if you walked - Destroy 10 vehicles with armour lock in Multiplayer Matchmaking

It seems like an obvious challenge, though I'm assuming coding is what stops it. It's such a fun thing to do though.

Never more deserved... - Assassinate a teabagging opponent

Oh come on, you know you want to.

That's fork'd up - Use a forklift to get the Vehicular Manslaughter medal on Firefight Matchmaking on Courtyard

Love the title, love the impossibility of it. It would be doable though, you'd just need a little boost while in the truck. Also, we haven't had any forklift truck challenges. They should appear more in Multiplayer.

Sticking to your gun - Finish a game of Matchmaking with at least 10 kills, having gotten kills with only a single kind of weapon.

100% of your kills with only one kind of weapon. That's a challenge I'd enjoy picking up. My fists will do fine.

Sunday Driver - Finish Tip of the Spear without dying, letting Kat drive the vehicles.

I'm sure we've all seen how well the AI drives. I've seen Kat just drive off a cliff into a bottomless pit. I think you may want to walk this one.

Sadly, there can be only one winner. That winner today is Wildfireskunk, there are a bunch of his in there. Honourable mentions to Chris & Joel (Got some/most of yours up there too)

As an added bonus, because so many of these were good, I've E-mailed Bungie. I'm going to see what I can possibly do about getting some of these challenges added in. Any that are actually possible anyway.

I'll see what I can do about future challenges. Until then

Halo Reach Daily Challenge 26/02/2011

Contest closed. I got a tonne of good ones. I'll make a separate update shorty about the winner and some very honourable mentions.

Shootin' and Lootin' - Kill 150 enemies in any game mode in Reach - 1125cR

Leave this alone if you're going for other challenges. You'll get more than enough. If you'd just like to get this, stick on some custom Firefight. Make yourself invincible with Rocket launchers, you'll be done in no time.

Explosive Ordnance Distribution - Earn 7 kills with ordnance weapons in a multiplayer Matchmaking game - 1400cR

Rockets, Plasma Launchers, Concussion Rifles & Grenade Launchers are what you want here. The one gametype that gives you these in large amounts is Invasion. Third tier lets you spawn with the Grenade Launcher or Concussion Rifle. Have fun with those weapons.

Short, Controlled Bursts - Kill 200 enemies with automatic weapons in the Campaign today - 1500cR

Winter Contingency is always good. Loads of enemies in the courtyard at the end. Start from Rally Point Alpha and have fun taking them all out. Restart and you can get it done very quickly.

Iron Will - Complete a Campaign mission alone on Heroic or harder with the Iron Skull on - 2500cR

Winter Contingency once again, or Nightfall. Both levels are very easy provided you run them. I've often found that Nightfall can come down to a large amount of luck at the beginning, but as it's not a LASO run, I guess it wouldn't be too hard.

Winter Contingency, just stick to the right as soon as you find enemies and run to the vehicles, then stick right. Splatter anything at the bottom then stick inside the courtyard room when that time arrives. Then just move forward when Jorge does, he's fairly effective.

As for Nightfall, Here you go.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Halo Reach Daily Challenges 25/03/2011

Post 200! (Well, Halo Related Posts anyway) So, simple challenge, from me (to win 800MS points)... Is located under the daily Bungie ones.

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

Enter some Scoreattack to get this over in a round and likely score yourself an extra thousand cR. A few Thousand if you stick with Firefight. You could also make a custom game with rockets, invincibility and lots of enemies, it's up yo you to roll how you like.

I'm Rubber, You're Glue - Earn 2 sticky grenade Kills in a multiplayer Matchmaking game - 1100cR

2 Sticky Grenade kills. Best shot, Invasion. Plenty of Plasmas to fling about, plus the added bonus of objectives, so you know where they are &/or where they're heading. Just aim and throw.

Make a Wish... - Earn a Running Riot in a multiplayer Matchmaking game - 2500cR

This is one of the tougher ones. A Running Riot is 15 kills without dying. Best shots lie in Living Dead. If you can be a human, get a head start by Sniping as many enemies as you can. Switch to shotgun when needed and, provided you stick together as a human team, a very easy challenge.
Grifball is another one you can do, just perform hit & run tactics against the enemy team with te bomb. It may take a while, but play it right and you can be invincible.

Participation Counts - Complete 4 games in multiplayer Matchmaking - 1200cR

You really meed any help with this one? Join a game, Finish the game. That's all there is to it.


Now the good bit, where you win prizes.

I want you to send me, a made up challenge. This challenge has to be:

a) Challenging
b) Doable (you can go a bit eccentric but let's not go too overboard)
c) Interesting/Different

So winning 50000000 Games, fairly impossible but also rather dull. So something like, "In Multiplayer, Hijack a vehicle and cause the pilot to fall to their death"

Something different that would be enjoyable to do.

Now we've sorted that out

Send your entries to "" with the subject "Challenge Comp" No entries will be allowed after 10AM GMT on March 26th, you may enter more than once either with multiple challenges in 1 E-mail or separate E-mails. Entries open to Europe, Middle East, Africa & USA.

Halo Reach Daily Challenges 24/03/2011

Little heads up, compotition tomorrow will last from 10AM GMT, 25th March - 10AM GMT, 26th March. So in a nutshell, the time the challenges go up and it'll be available for 24 hours. Once the challenges go up tomorrow, it will begin, Once the next challenges are up, the contest will close and I'll sort through the entries. Winner will be announced shortly after (Will need to check on the messages I get overnight) Till tomorrow.

Firefight time.

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

A couple of games of Firefight will put you right in the cR here. Rocketfight will certainly speed you along, but Scoreattack is more measurable. About 115 kills.

Survivor – Earn 7 Sprees in a Firefight Matchmaking game – 1000cR

If you go into Scoreattack and get Sniperfight, you're mostly done.
100 Kills = 6 Sprees, 15 Sniper Kills = 3 Sprees. If you can get to 40 Kills, 15 of which were sniper shots, you've got a challenge done.

One Game, One Spawn – Complete a Firefight Matchmaking game without dying – 2000cR

You got 2 ways of doing this, Scoreattack or Firefight. Scoreattack, you're alone, but it's more predictable and shorter. 5 Waves is all it is. If you go for Gruntpocolypse, you can keep out of harms way a lot too. Let them come to you. Firefight, you can just stay back, but the increasingly difficult enemies and bonus rounds could come back to haunt you.

Hyper Lethal Vector – Kill 200 enemies with headshots in Firefight Matchmaking – 1500cR

Gruntpocolypse is the easy way here. DRM to the heads and easy points. Will take 2/3 games because 119 is the largest collection of Grunts you'll get, then you've got Suicide Grunts and the accuracy of your shots.

In a generalisation, I'd say, hit up Scoreattack. Play 1 game of Sniperattack and play with Grunts for the rest of the day. Do it right, you could be done in 2/3 games.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Halo Reach Daily Challenges 23/03/2011

200th Blog post. 198th Halo Related. I have a feeling some Microsoft Points might be given away on Friday. Possibly, 800, the same amount as the Defiant map pack. I'll let you know more about that on Friday.

As for challenges, let's get this going.

More Than a Handful – Kill 125 enemies in multiplayer Matchmaking – 2500cR

Go about on your usual business killing your fellow man in Multiplayer. Grifball & SWAT give a good Kill per Game ratio but with only 125, it shouldn't take too long in any gametype.

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

This one has been cropping up a lot. So go out and get 10 kills in a row or 5 with a specific weapon. If you want speed, grab a shotgun and fire away, or play Sniperfight and pick them off before they get close.

Clip It. Share It. – Make a clip from your local files and upload it to your File Share – 1250cR

Play a game, Go to theatre mode, the most recent film will already be there. Play it for a couple of seconds and record, 2-5 seconds worth of gameplay. Save it as anything (Auto name if you want) then find it in your file browser & upload.

Single Wield – Earn 100 kills with small arms weapons in multiplayer Matchmaking – 1500cR

That pistol you have as a backup weapon may be small, but that weapon can still get headshots from miles away. If you want, play some SWAT. 1 (Accurate) Bullet, 1 Kill. You can out fire a DMR so if they're close, give them a punch and a quick double shot.

That's all, come back Friday for competition details.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Halo Reach Daily Challenges 22/03/2011

Work is a major bugger today so I'll keep it basic.

Shootin’ and Lootin’ – Kill 250 enemies in any game mode in Reach – 1875cR

Custom Firefight games are the best here. Set up something with many spawning enemies (Heretic Elites are good) and give yourself super powers. Something like invincibility & rockets.
Other than that, leave this one till the end. Other challenges will add to this.

That Pink Mist – Kill 150 enemies with a Supercombine from the Needler or Needle Rifle in Firefight Matchmaking – 1500cR

FRG has a nice needler to start you off with. Even more delightful is the added ammo. All unlimited rounds of it.

Points Pyramid – Score 40,000 points on any Campaign mission – 1750cR

I do enjoy this one. Set yourself up on Legendary with all gold skulls and play Long Night of Solace from Rally Point Alpha. From there, shoot down anything that moves.

T-Hug It Out – Kill 6 enemies with close quarters combat in a multiplayer Matchmaking game – 1200cR


Monday, March 21, 2011

Halo Reach Weekly Challenge 21/03/2011 Tip of the Spear: LASO

Tip of the Spear: LASO

Complete Tip of the Spear, Legendary, All Skulls On (LASO).


Very challenging. This one will give you problems to begin with but ranged vehicle will benefit you greatly. I've got my little walkthrough here, but the best one will be from the guys at HBO. Not much else to say. I'll be tackling this one co-op once again. A snails pace is better than a lightning pace that has to restart very close to the end over & over.

Halo Reach Daily Challenges 21/03/2011

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

Very simple as always. A few games of anything will be enough to grab this challenge.

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

Grab your Plasma Pistol and Unleash fun, also Plasma. Overcharged bolts will damage for a large amount. Just let your team finish them off (The more people in your party the better).

Leadership Element - Kill 45 enemy leaders in the Campaign today - 1100cR

Leaders are generally Elites. So find some Elite Heavy missions (Long night of Solace springs to mind) and have some fun.

Flat Tire - Kill 10 enemy vehicles in Firefight Matchmaking - 1125cR

One of the more tricky challenges. 10 is a fair few, not many maps give vehicles. You want to head for Beachhead if possible, or the new Firefight map from the Defiant map pack. Bungie tweaked some of the settings to allow you to play it now, how nice of them.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Halo Reach Daily Challenges 20/03/2011

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

Easy stuff, head in to Firefight or Scoreattack, pick what you like. Now play it once or twice. Challenge completed.

A Solid Outing – Earn at least 15 kills in a multiplayer Matchmaking game – 1500cR

Even though Multi-Team is now 3 man teams, it's still a good way to get this challenge. Grifball is another good one. Time your hammers well and you can easily get 15 kills, possibly in a single round.

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

Get 10 kills in Firefight or 5 kills with a weapon that has a spree attached to it. Sniper, Shotgun, Hammer. Really, no challenge.

Close Talking – Earn 100 kills with close quarters combat in multiplayer Matchmaking - 1500cR

A fairly surprising amount. Well it would be, if Grifball wasn't playable. All kills will be close combat (Bar explosions) you can get anything from 1-50 kills. So enjoy that.