Monday, May 21, 2012

Halo Reach Daily and Weekly Challenges Guide - 5/21/12

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The Challenges:
Blastin' and Relaxin' - Kill 180 enemies in any game mode in Reach. - 2343cR
Typically, considering the challenge, I would say that you would be going out of your way to complete this challenge as the other challenges today will not get you to a hundred and eighty kills. If you just look at the Daily Challenges, that is true. However, working on the Weekly Challenge, listed below, will definitely get you passed a hundred and eighty kills with some room to spare. So, as usual, nothing to see here. Move along.

You Want This, Don't You? - Earn 10 kills with precision weapons in a multiplayer Matchmaking game. - 2500cR
For those of you who are wondering, the title for this challenge is a quote of Emperor Palpatine in "Return of the Jedi." Anyway, precision weapons, which are my favorites, are the Sniper Rifle, DMR, Needle Rifle, and Covenant Beam Rifle. In a single game, you need ten kills with either one or all these weapons combined. Team SWAT or Team Snipers is your best bet as they start you with the DMR and Sniper respectively. Ten kills should be easy enough to hit so do not stress over hitting the number. This can also be done in a gametype like Slayer Pro, Slayer DMRs, or others, which you can find the Arena, MLG, and Team Slayer playlists. Expect to get this done in a single game.

Chaddlesby's Justice - Avenge your teammates' deaths 5 times in multiplayer Matchmaking. - 2100cR
So, the "Avenger" medal is awarded every time you kill an opponent who just killed one of your teammates. The occasion to pull this off will likely happen a lot in multiplayer Matchmaking as your teammates, and you, will die often. Now, there is a timer on this. I'm not sure how long it is, but after a certain point, killing the opponent before anyone else will no longer award the medal so try to get to it fast. As well, this challenge can be done in any playlist where you can score kills and you need to complete eight games for the "Credits for Completion" challenge. Sounds like this is taken care of.

Credits for Completion - Complete 8 games in multiplayer Matchmaking. - 2800cR
So, eight games over a single day is not a lot if your just need to complete them. Though, do not get me wrong, winning games is even better, as you will see a better credit return. The only challenge here that even sort of needs a specific gametype is the "You Want This, Don't You?" challenge in which you should likely hit up Team SWAT or Team Snipers. Otherwise, play whatever you want and work on getting some "Avenger" medals. Grifball is actually looking like a great option as it will help you with the "Blastin' and Relaxin'" challenge as well.

The Weekly Challenge:
Ride the Wave - Complete 200 Waves in Firefight Matchmaking. - 15000cR

So, two hundred waves is a lot. Hold no disillusions about it, this challenge will take a lot of work to complete if you do not do it the right way. So at a minimum, if you are in the Score Attack playlist, you will go through five waves per game, if you complete the game. In the Firefight playlist, you will hit about sixteen waves per game if you finish. Clearly, the Firefight playlist is the better option. Over the next week, you will need to complete thirteen games in the Firefight playlist to complete this challenge. That comes out to two a day. If you decide you want to do Score Attack, then you must complete forty games. Good luck with that. Now, to make games go faster, try to play with friends, as they will likely need to work on the challenge as well. Also, try to play mostly on smaller maps. If people leave, this makes it more likely that you can still get through the game. Finally, power weapons are good things. Try to get game types like Arcade, Sniper, or Rocket Attack. That will speed things up.


  1. Honestly?! 200 waves for 15k? Looks like Ill be sitting this weekly out..

    1. It actually isn't too bad if you play in the Firefight playlist and finish most of your games. You will also get a lot of credits from completing those games.