Monday, February 13, 2012

Halo Reach Weekly Challenge 13/02/2012 Not Lough, High

Not Lough, High

Earn a score of 250,000 in any mission in the Reach Campaign


So, the secret behind this one, LASO on Long Night of Solace. You can start from Rally Point Alpha, or you can try working your way up from the beginning. It's not a long stretch bit it's not a cake walk either. Remember, starting from a Rally Point will cut your multiplier, but if you can destroy enough Banshees, Seraphs and Phantoms, you should be fine.

Here's your LASO Walkthough. Enjoy this challenge. If I'm right, no more than 30 minutes.

EDIT: After a few attempts... While a Near LASO style of play is needed. I think we need a bit more for this. Remove the Iron Skull and start from the beginning maybe? When I get it, I'll let you know.

EDIT 2: Figured it out :D

New Alexandria. Some people got it half right, the best way to go around it, is to do nearly all the level, then get the Pelican/Phantom and get an AI gunner in it. You're Practically invincible, the Banshees are unlimited and you can bugger off and do whatever you want for a bit. Might be worth saving and quitting once you reach this point to reset the timer and get bonus multipliers. To get a gunner, all you need to do is eject some people from a Falcon, fly away quickly, then hold your nose right in front of them when you're in the Dropship.

Just remember to set it as hard as possible. I wanted to blast through and test it, I'm getting 150 per Banshee kill on Normal, No Skulls.


  1. 250k required and a rethink of strategy perhaps?

  2. I've read a few pointing to LASO New Alexandria, waiting around shooting Banshees, sounds like a lot of grind though. I will give it a try and let you know. Keep up the good work :)

  3. I tried it from there and got 1,950,000.
    Legendary LASO except blind and iron.

    Okay I didn't kill everything, the AI's took some out.
    I was gutted.

    I think the New Alexandria idea sounds like the way to go.
    Infinite banshees to kill, good so long as you can keep your own damage to a minimum.

  4. New Alexandria/Legendary: All "gold" skulls on except Black Eye & Iron. When your falcon starts to flame, land anywhere and call for EVAC. A new falcon arrives shortly.

    Unfortunately, it took me 63 minutes (I went down in my falcon several times before remembering I could exchange it).

    Banshees netted 1.4K.
    I found one phantom that gives almost 10k.
    If you can find 25 phantoms, you'll be done in no time.

    I remember there being a portion of the mission where more phantoms show up, but I think it was after doing everything else first.

    1. SEV3RED HEAD got it right, I was 120k and half an hour into it when I just gave up. Did too much grinding in my early Final Fantasy days to stand any more of this :)

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