Saturday, August 6, 2011

Halo Reach Daily Challenges 06/08/2011

One Spartan Army - Kill 100 enemies in Firefight Matchmaking - 1000cR

This is the only Firefight Challenge and it can be completed in one Scoreattack Game. Doesn't matter what one, just pick one and go with it.

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

Games such as Grifball & Living Dead are made for this. Hammers, Swords & Shotguns are the weapons you want to use. Can't think of a better way to get this challenge that playing gametypes specificity built to use those weapons.

Vengeance Found -Earn your 'Revenge' in a multiplayer Matchmaking game - 1000cR

When someone kills you, remember their face, or helmet, or body armour or armour effect. Then, hunt them down and kill them. Smaller maps with ce gametypes works better. Grifball is a very open court and it can be easy to locate your target. The less players the better.

Lost Tyree, Lost Hutch - Complete Long Night of Solace on Legendary without dying - 1900cR

That's a nice little, rather fitting reference there. So yeah, This level is one of the hardest to do. I'm sure you all remember the fun had when you had to do this LASO Style. Thankfully, not that much of a problem this time round. Still LASO is a good way to approach. Play it safe, the hardest part is right at the end, the worst place to die.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Halo Reach Daily Challenges 05/08/2011

This is what you need to watch. I'll be watching it as soon as I get home.

More than a Handful - Kill 25 enemies in multiplayer Matchmaking - 1000cR

Easy as always. Doesn't need to be in one game so just take your time and kill everything that shoots you. Or tries to hit you with a hammer, or slice you with a sword or blow you up. You really don't get on with the locals that well do you.

Showtime - Earn 5 assists in a multiplayer Matchmaking game - 1250cR

The shield is pop is the most effective way of getting assists. Best weapons you've got is your own fist, Plasma Pistols and Sniper Rifles. Challenge Works best when you've got a friend and you can call on to finish the enemy. Long games are best, Invasion works well (as much as it's counter productive to the weekly)

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

Over the whole of today, not too hard. Just stay far enough away from the action to get your killing sprees and possibly weapon sprees. Best gametype I've seen is by far the Infection game type. A killing spree also equals a Zombie Killing Spree or if your rather skilled, Infection Spree and then a sword spree on top of that. Shotgun sprees once again easy to come across. The gametype is filled with them.

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

Can you die, yes. So is it a good idea to just progress slowly through an easy mission such as Nightfall or Winter Contingency, yes.

Halo Reach Daily Challenges 04/08/2011

Well, yesterday wasn't the best day for challenges, or the Reach servers. Apparently there were a few problems that needed to be sorted out. From what I've been told, everything is back to normal. I haven't tried it myself as it was fixed sometime last night and I'm at work.

If you're still getting server connection errors where you're rank and armour are set back to default, let me know. Any challenges you perform while in this mode will not count, so I gave up last night rather rapidly. Today is Thursday so we'll have lots of Firefight (Interesting story, I had the servers go down while in the middle of a Firefight game once, I waited on killing the last guy so I could regain connection) anyway, back on task... after 2 more announcements.

Bungie are releasing a final Halo video, it's apparently a 1 hour video about... stuff that you should be sure to watch. On the other side of all this, 343 have released a post showcasing some of the new sounds that are going to be in the Halo Anniversary game, so go watch that too.

I can give you news on top of challenges.

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

A single game of Scoreattack x2 will get you here but a couple of games will definitely get you it in any game mode. I do suggest sticking with the x2 for a couple of the other challenges though.

Demon - Kill 50 Elites in Firefight Matchmaking - 1500cR

This being one of the challenges for Scoreattack x2. The enemy may be plentiful but they are also weak, that or you do more damage, same difference. Anyway, Elites come in the final wave, invisible and fast. Many have swords but with the time taken to kill them it doesn't really matter that much. Just make sure you keep your eyes out for them.

Survivor - Earn 5 Sprees in a Firefight Matchmaking game - 1000cR

Medals for 10, 20, 30, 40, 50 & 100 kills. Weapons of interest: Snipers, Shotguns, Plasma Grenades. Possible splatters with Ghosts & Warthogs on maps such as Beachhead will also help. That's just 18 possible sprees.

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

Hate this one. Scoreattack won't cut it, vehicles are minimal. ArcadeFight is where you want to be, at least 1 vehicle per round and if you do doubles, 50/50 of getting it. Holdout has a Banshee that pops its head around every once in a while. Beachhead can get 2 vehicle drops if you're lucky. That's my knowledge of this challenge. How I dislike it so.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Halo Reach Daily Challenges 03/08/2011

Gunslinger - Kill 40 enemies in multiplayer Matchmaking - 1200cR

A few games of... Anything that involves killing should be fine. Can't force this one so just let it be.

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

Gruntpocolypse works well as usual. DMR, Pistols and a bunch of Grunts. The Grunts go down with a single shot to the head, a couple if the have a helmet. Just take your time.

Nature vs. Nurture - Kill 15 Moa in Winter Contingency on Normal or harder - 2000cR

Well as they don't shoot back this isn't overly hard. Just need to remember where they are. At the beginning, Before the Jeeps and around the area you drive the Jeeps.

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

The easier version of the challenge from yesterday, this time you don't even need to win and if you win 50% of them, you've reached your daily par.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Halo Reach Daily Challenges 02/08/2011

One Spartan Army - Kill 250 enemies in Firefight Matchmaking - 1875cR

A couple of games of Scoreattack x2 will work out perfectly, If you keep going until you get Courtyard too, you can combine 2 challenges into one.

Fortified Court - Kill 150 enemies on Courtyard in Firefight Matchmaking- 1125cR

This challenge will require a double playing of Scoreattack also, so go for the Scoreattack x2 if you can to combine it with the above challenge.

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

Leaders are generally high ranking Elites or regular Elites with a group of Grunts to control. Nightfall has a lot of Elites as does Long night of Solace (From Point Bravo Onwards) so how you play this is up to you.

Who's the Big Winner? - Win 15 games in multiplayer Matchmaking - 3000cR

A nice little mini version of the weekly challenge. More than twice the daily amount of wins needed for the weekly (7 per day with 1 extra) but it never hurts to get a leg up on these things. Like the weekly, stick to games with out right winners, avoid FFAs and Objective.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Halo Reach Daily Challenges 01/08/2011

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

A single game of Scoreattack x2 will get you this, however, combine this challenge with the one below. If you get Glacier in the mix with Scoreattack x2, you can get 2 birds with 1 stone. Any other scoreattack gametype on Glacier will leave you a few kills short and Firefight only lets you have a few Vetos, if it doesn't turn up, that's wasted time.

Grunt Spelunking - Kill 125 enemies on Glacier in Firefight Matchmaking - 1100cR

See above.

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

Combine, once again with the challenge above. You get a bunch of grenades but remember to keep them stocked. Keep nabbing plasma grenades and remember that if you shoot them and get a kill, that still counts. Also, don't be afraid to die to get a new stock of them.

Aggressive Negotiations - Earn at least 17 kills in a multiplayer Matchmaking game - 1700cR

Remember the weekly challenge where we had to get 30 kills? That was fun. Anyway, best route for this, Bit o' Grifball or possibly even Multi-Team. MT is only 4 teams now but that slayer gametype is still up to 50, just make sure you get the most kills and any objective gametypes, just have fun.

Halo Reach Weekly Challenge 01/08/2011 Clear Eyes, Full Hearts

Clear Eyes, Full Hearts

Win 50 games in multiplayer Matchmaking this week.


Well we've got a bit of a grind here. Best thing to do is play those short & Sweet games that are team based and don't often end in stalemates. Attack and Defend game type where you each get a turn at attack & defending will either be really one sided, or a steam-roll I've generally found. That is less likely to occur when you need to attack & defend at the same time but it can still end in stalemates. Avoid, Living Dead, Invasion, Juggernaut... can you even get that in Reach Matchmaking? and Rumble Pit.

Best way to avoid stalemates is to play fast paced games & slayer. Action Sack games are often a laugh and end up with a clear winner, Grifball has the fast pace and the usual, Snipers, SWAT, Slayer all end in about 10 mins anyway depending on the map.

So stick to slayer, and make sure to not leave it all to the last day. I managed to hit the cR limit doing this challenge last time.

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Halo Reach Daily Challenges 31/07/2011

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

100 is such a small amount. 1 game of Scoreattack/Firefight.

Golden Opportunity - Find and kill the Gold Ranger-class Elite in any Campaign mission on Heroic or harder - 2500cR

A list of BoBs for you.

Flat Tire - Kill 5 enemy vehicles in Firefight Matchmaking - 1000cR

ArcadeFight (Provided you're on a large enough map) will give you 1 a round (Go in for doubles, less competition).

Short, Controlled Bursts - Kill 100 enemies with automatic weapons in the Campaign today - 1000cR

Winter Contingency has a very large amount of grunts and gives you a lot of AR ammo (600 rounds) so that's a match made for this challenge. This would also get you the first challenge and if you search, possibly a BoB.