Saturday, April 9, 2011

Halo Reach Daily Challenges 09/04/2011

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

Get yourself into some scoreattack x2. Around 125 enemies to kill with paper thin armour.

Now I have a Machine Gun - Earn 40 kills with automatic weapons in multiplayer Matchmaking - 1300cR

Many gametypes start you off with them, Invasion give you the nice selection of AR, Plasma Repeater and Needler. Try and keep a bit of distance between you and your foe though. Although thee weapons are close combat weapons, you don't want end up in a melee fight.

Not as Clumsy or Random... - Earn 5 kills with precision weapons in a multiplayer Matchmaking game - 1000cR

If you want this short & sweet, SWAT or even Snipers will do that for you. Along with the DMR & Sniper, Focus Rifle & Needle Rifle are 2 precision Weapons. Many game types will start you with a DMR or have one on the map. Invasion is another good gametype if you're looking for a longer game.

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

Somewhere between Normal & Heroic is where this difficulty is. It's not challenging because you can die with no consequence. Nightfall or Winter Contingency for speed. Makes no difference really though.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Halo Reach Daily Challenges 08/04/2011

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

Simple and easy to start off. You'll be done with this challenge in no time. Just play the game and do other challenges.

Single Wield - Earn 30 kills with small arms weapons in multiplayer Matchmaking - 1250cR

Pistols are your friend... Well, not so much the plasma pistol, that thing can take a while to kill. Best shot at this, SWAT, SWAT Magnums if possible. The 1 shot kill will quickly rack up your kills. May take 3-4 games to do so though.

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

Best chances are in Living Dead and Grifball. If you have the bomb in Grifball, you can sacrifice yourself for the second kill. Those 4 seconds between kills may seem like a long time, but really, it's a long time. Also note, after swinging your hammer, the next swing will be slightly faster.

You Want This, Don't You? - Earn 14 kills with precision weapons in a multiplayer Matchmaking game - 2000cR

14 kills in a game is a fair amount. SWAT and Slayer may leave you just shy of it. Longer gametypes are best, Objective and Invasion are the best options. The Invasion 2 round strategy is a great way to get it, if you're defending and you feel like you haven't got enough, as much as it may pain you, let them capture it. It's a few more minutes and a few more kills. Plus the obviousness of where people will be and where they'll go.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Halo Reach Daily Challenges 07/04/2011

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

Simple and easy. Just play the game and kill however you want. I don't think I need to tell you how to do that.

Heroic Holdout – Kill 150 enemies on Holdout on Heroic in Firefight Matchmaking – 1125 cR

You can try and get it on Firefight, or you can go through Scoreattack and play a couple of solo rounds to get it. Just keep none of the aboving.

The House of Blue Leaves – Kill 188 enemies in a single Firefight Matchmaking game on Heroic – 1400 cR

Seems like an odd number. It's a high enough number to cause you some trouble. Scoreattack just ain't gonna cut it. You're going to need to enter Firefight. With Firefight though, it will be a bit of a scramble for the kills. The best way to do it, grab an extra controller, or even 3. If you have some non playing guests, more kills for you. If you don't happen to have a spare controller, see if you can get a few friends to all join one big game. Organize yourselves so you can all get it one after the other.

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

5 kills with a spreeable weapon, hammer, sword, Sniper. Or just 10 kills in a row. No challenge when you're against some AI.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Halo Reach Daily Challenges 06/04/2011

Gunslinger - Kill 150 enemies in multiplayer Matchmaking - 2750cR

Enjoy some time in multiplayer matchmaking. Any gametype works provided killing is involved. Grifball & Multi-Team are your quick earners. Objective gametypes are good as they enable you to predict the enemies movements.

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

10 Double kills against 100+ Grunts in Gruntpocolypse. Easy pickings. Mix in some grenades and you'll be done in no time. With such a small amount though, any Firefight gametype will work.

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

Normal is easy, Thunderstorm just makes the enemies a bit stronger and a bit smarter. Overall though, still not as challenging as Heroic. Once again, one of those challenges you could do to go hand in hand with the weekly if you happen to go for it today.

Triple Thrill - Earn any 3 Sprees in a multiplayer Matchmaking game - 2000cR

This can be challenging, if you don't know an easy way around it. Killing sprees, Splatter sprees and all those others are all fine, but what about the Spawn Spree? Get yourself in an Invasion gametype and stick one person in a nice hidden place and let the other person get killed a lot. 15 deaths (admittedly it's not good for your Kill Death Ratio) will get you this challenge.
An even quicker way, stick a guest account on and just betray them a lot. You won't be booting yourself. Unless you want to.

Another rather quick way of getting it is to play some zombies/Living Dead. Shotguns have a nice bit of range and 5 kills with it will give you the Killing, Zombie Killing and Shotgun Spree. A nice instachallenge combo.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Halo Reach Daily Challenges 05/04/2011

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

If you can get yourself into a Scoreattack x2, that gives you around 125 enemies to kill. It's a bit of a close fit but it would only take one game to complete. Plus the enemies have paper armour. Have fun.

Be Their Huckleberry - Kill 200 enemies in Firefight Matchmaking with the pistol - 1500cR

This one will take a few rounds. Headshots are your friend and I'd say the best game to play is Gruntpocolypse. The headshots are easy to get and the ammo is plentiful. Take your time and go precise.

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

Heroic isn't that hard of a difficulty. Good missions are Nightfall & Winter Contingency. If you get the Weekly alone tonight, this'll be a nice side addition. Got a few run-through above on the deathless legendary page.

Put Your Quarter Up - Complete 15 games in multiplayer Matchmaking - 1750cR

Another long one that's not challenging but still annoying. Action sack has the quick gametypes,Grifball is another quick one as is Living Dead. For speed use these, although any gametype will do, just don't quit because you're loosing. Hell, don't do it anyway, ever.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Halo Reach Weekly Challenge 04/04/2011 Long Night of Solace: LASO


Complete Long Night of Solace, Legendary, All Skulls On (LASO)


Another LASO, I must say it's doing wonders for my co-op campaign progress. As for this level, it's certainly the most fun level with the added Fighter section but it's also a tricky one. Close combat with many enemies. Plasma Pistols are, thankfully, everywhere.

This is another long level that can cause you much frustration by failing at the end. Moving up the beach isn't that hard, you've got 3 other Spartans helping you out there, just play it safe. The next part, once inside the base, you'll want to take the Rocket Launcher from the marine, you'll need it much more than they will. Then you've got the space combat, once again, not too hard, just keep doing flips and rolls if you get targeted, they'll leave you alone.

The tough bit is from Mission Point Bravo, the Corvette itself. Close combat, loads of Elites, little support (Beyond Jorge for a bit and some paper armoured Marines) Stealth with be a key ally. As will a drop shield. I suggest someone brings that. I won't claim I know what to do. The basicsare still the same. Weapons that can headshot and a Plasma damaging weapon. Those shields won't go down easy. PS, good luck with the Spec-ops Elites in the final wave.

I'll hand it over to HBO, they know what to do.

Halo Reach Daily Challenges 04/04/2011

New week, after last weeks weekly I'm sure a few of you are a bit bored of this daily lark. Anyway, moving swiftly onwards.

Gunslinger - Kill 75 enemies in multiplayer Matchmaking - 2250cR

Easy start, enter some multiplayer and play to your hearts content. Gametype, doesn't matter, provided it involves the killing of your fellow man. So go out and have some fun with this.

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

I barely see the point in this challenge, certainly for such a low payoff. Vehicles come along so rarely in Firefight I've found. Larger maps such as Glacier, Beachhead & Unearthed are are where you want to be, then you just need to pick a gametype that involves Vehicles. Firefight challenges, always best done with friends you can talk to.

The Little Guys - Kill 200 Grunts in Campaign today on Normal or harder - 1500cR

Had this challenge not too long ago... Saturday I believe it was. The trick is to pick those Grunt heavy levels. There are many of them, Winter Contingency, Exodus even nightfall has a bunch of them. Pick a level that works for you or find a place with a bunch of them and keep reverting to last save.

Legendary Friends - Complete any Campaign mission on Legendary in co-op mode - 2500cR

This one could go hand in hand with the weekly. Any level will do, they certainly aren't hard co-op. You can either be tactical or just have one person go ahead and kill while the other plays the roll of "Respawn bitch" (Not advisable when Iron is involved). There are a couple of Deathless legendaries above so take your pick.

Back shortly for the weekly.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Halo Reach Daily Challenges 03/04/2011

One Spartan Army - Kill 400 enemies in Firefight Matchmaking - 2000cR

You can either go solo for 4 games of any Scoreattack, or you can try speeding things up by entering some Firefight. It'll be a race for kills but it won't take too long, especially if you have Rockets.

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

Certainly a tough one and a half. Mythic, Thunderstorm & Tilt mixed in with Legendary means that you want to stay as far away from any combat. Thankfully, once you get past the first bit, this level is much easier. Sort of, The Vehicle parts mean you can get a lot of firepower at a good distance. That is provided Kat doesn't jump in the drivers seat. As always though, HBO has a really good strategy.

Points, Points - Score 20,000 points in a Firefight Matchmaking game- 1750cR

a game of Scoreattack x2 or Sniperattack will get you this. Firefight games with explosives are also good ways to get it.

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

Go to invasion and spam those Grenades. You have a large amount so there's nothing to worry about there. Just aim and fling.