Thursday, February 16, 2012

Halo Reach Daily Challenges Guide - 2/16/12

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The Challenges:
Covenant-cide - Kill 120 enemies in Firefight Matchmaking. - 3200cR
Another Thursday of Wonderful Firefight Challenges as is the custom. Nothing here should surprise you and be prepared to play a ton of games in Firefight Matchmaking today. This challenge, asking you to hit a hundred and twenty kills is no sweat at all. There are two challenges alone that get you enough kills as "...And Recreation" has you getting a hundred and twenty-five and "Just Holdout" has you hitting a thousand. The only question is who figured out these credit values.

Just Holdout - Kill 1000 enemies on Holdout in Firefight Matchmaking. - 3000cR

Holdout is one map that we have grown entirely too familiar with as it was once the best place to get vehicle kills in Firefight Matchmaking. That is no longer the case as Dropships have returned to Firefight, but you will be getting familiar with this map again, nonetheless. A thousand kills will likely take you about nine to ten games. Each game will get you about a hundred and twenty kills. I would go with gametypes like Gruntpocalypse or 2X Score Attack as those games go really fast. Holdout is a small map, too, which should make everything a little easier. Get ready for the long haul with this one. And the real issue here is why the "Covenant-cide" challenge, asking for a hundred and twenty five kills is three thousand, two-hundred credits and this challenge asking for nearly ten times that number is only three-thousand credits. That's a big WTF there.

On the Sixth Respawn... - Complete a Firefight Matchmaking game with fewer than 5 deaths. - 2000cR
This is a pretty simplistic challenge and can be done easily in any of the ten to twelve games you might need to play today. Note that the challenge stipulates that you survive a game, not a certain number of rounds or anything, but just a complete game no matter how long it is. I have tried this before, but letting the generator explode in Crashsite does not count as a complete game. You have to survive or beat all the waves. You will be doing this anyway for the "Just Holdout" and the "...And Recreation" challenges so do not worry about this one.

...And Recreation - Kill 125 enemies on Beachhead on Heroic in Firefight Matchmaking. - 1100cR
Beachhead is actually one of my favorite maps since you, typically, have a secure zone from which you can lay down concentrated bases of fire to any part of the map. There is also the elevation advantage and the pristine sightlines. The map, however, is also very large meaning that it will take longer to wipeout all your enemies. A hundred and twenty-five kills, however, will take a single game if you are lucky and score every kill in 2X Score Attack and get a drop-pod. There is a definite possibility that you will fall short a few kills do be prepared for a second game on this wonderful map.

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  1. Hey Justin, just wanted to say thanks for posting the challenges each day. I check here when I need a tip for a particular challenge and have used many of your suggestions. Keep on bro and thanks again.

  2. Thanks for the comment. Sorry about the days I don't have time to post as well. Hopefully, in the coming weeks, I will be doing some new content that is not just directed at the Reach Challenges.