Monday, April 30, 2012

Halo Reach Daily and Weekly Challenges Guide - 4/30/12

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The Challenges:
One Spartan Army - Kill 400 enemies in Firefight Matchmaking. - 2000cR
Now, today, the other challenges will likely not get this challenge for you. You will be playing two games in Score Attack and then, likely, one in Firefight Arcade which will have you at about three hundred and fifty kills, maybe. If you have completed the other Firefight challenges today without completing this one, the decision of what to do is entirely to you. Personally, I would hop into a game of Crashsite, found in the Score Attack playlist, and just get the remaining kills I needed. Once I have those, I can die or let the generator explode to legitimately end the game.

A Friend In Need - Earn 10 assists in Firefight Matchmaking. - 1000cR
You will get an assist in Firefight Matchmaking when you do forty percent damage to an enemy that someone else on your team kills. This means that you will need teammates and, therefore, you will need to be in Firefight Arcade. I would say that almost any gametype is fine beside Rocket of FRG attack. You need to do forty percent damage to an enemy before they are killed, which is not easy to do with, traditionally, one-hit kill weapons. Try to communicate with your teammates and let them know that it is OK for them to steal your kills. What I mean is, let them know that you are going for assists. Once you have your ten, try to help them get theirs as well. It only makes stuff easier.

Five-time Champ - Win 5 games in multiplayer Matchmaking. - 4343cR

This is really the "odd-man out" challenge as all the other ones are Firefight related. This challenge, however, is asking you to win five games in multiplayer Matchmaking. This is an easy enough feat, but can turn into a gruesome experience. Here are some hints for scoring wins: Firstly, stick to gametypes with only two teams. More teams means less chances of your team being number one. Secondly, play with your friends and people you know as you will likely play better with them. Thirdly, stick to gametypes you know. When going for wins, exploring new and potentially irritating gametypes is a bad idea. Finally, take breaks. Doing this all in one sitting probably is not healthy.

Demon - Kill 50 Elites in Firefight Matchmaking. - 3000cR
The hardest enemies to kill, in Firefight Matchmaking, are the Elites (I do not care what you say, Hunters are easy as hell to kill). There are ways, however, to make life a lot easier for yourself. The key here is 2X Score Attack in the Score Attack playlist. Basically, at the end of every game of 2X Score Attack, the final wave is about twenty or so Elites. These Elites are extremely easy to kill as the AR shreds right through them. As well, two games of this will get you about forty kills. Go for the final ten while working on the "A Friend in Need" challenge. If you still need some, play one more game of 2X Score Attack and you should be all set.

The Weekly Challenge:
This is How We Do It - Complete 9 Campaign missions on Heroic. - 30000cR
For those of you that remember, this was the very first Weekly Challenge that we had on Reach's release. Back then, I assume that everyone just did the same thing, which was actually play through the game on Heroic. Now, that is an option, but the challenge just states that you have to complete nine campaign missions, not nine different campaign missions. You can just beat the same one several times over and have all those attempts count towards the challenge. You can probably tell what I am aiming for here. A speedrun of the level Nightfall takes about seven to ten minutes to complete. You just need to do this nine times over the course of the week to complete this Weekly Challenge. Follow this guide for the path you need to take. Video of the run can be seen here. The other alternative is to actually play through each level, or just play the short levels over and over. The choice is yours.


  1. i personally think hunters ARE the hardest to kill in firefight because with a sniper it takes 2 mags of head-shots to kill one while 1-2 shots with the elite.but put all aside i'd rather face an army of hunters or elites than to face an army of skirmishers(those things NEVER stay still for more than a second).

    1. Actually, yeah, I hate Skirmishers too. Now with Hunters, headshots are pointless. Shoot the un-armored space on the back. They will go down much faster.