Sunday, July 1, 2012

Halo Reach Daily Challenges Guide - 7/1/12

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Still no power, but I headed over to work early and am getting this up quickly.

The Challenges:
Covenant-cide - Kill 120 enemies in Firefight Matchmaking. - 3200cR
The hope today is that this challenge only takes you a single game in Firefight Matchmaking to complete.  Typically, a regular game in the Score Attack playlist should net you about a hundred and twenty kills as long as you play a gametype like 2X Score Attack or Gruntpocalypse and complete the game.  As well, a game in Firefight Doubles should get this done as well, but I would not recommend regular Firefight.

Multiplier - Earn 4 multikills in a multiplayer Matchmaking game. - 2000cR
I think we practically had this challenge a few days ago but we had to score five multikills.  For those who are unaware, a multikill is when you score multiple numbers of kills each consecutively and within four seconds of each other.  You will need to score four of these in any combination (i.e. four Double Kills or even a Killtacular) in a single game.  Grifball, as usual, is your best bet for this challenge as well as Multi Team.  For some, this may take a game or two but in the general scheme of the challenges today, it isn't that bad at all.

L.D. Winter - Complete Winter, without dying, on Legendary with Mythic, Thunderstorm, Tilt, and Tough Luck on. - 5000cR
Ah, the "L.D." series of challenges.   Never have been told what "L.D." stands for, but it typically does not make that challenge all that much harder.  For the Skulls, the Mythic skull will give all enemies double health, the Thunderstorm skull will upgrade all enemies, the Tilt skull will modify the damage tables in the enemies favor, and the Tough Luck skull will cause enemies to dodge more effectively.  Now, as is always the case with these "without dying" challenges, you can actually die as much as you want.  The trick is to Save and Quit before the last objective and then hit Resume Campaign.  At that point, you can hit Resume Campaign and finish the level without dying for credit.  If you need help running through the level on this higher difficulty, check the LASO guide.

Single Wield - Earn 20 kills with small arms weapons in multiplayer Matchmaking. - 2000cR
Small arms in Reach are really underutilized, except in the Title Update gametypes, it seems.  Now, in Reach, small arms weapons include the Magnum Pistol, the Needler, the Brute Spiker, and the Plasma Pistol.  The Magnum and the Needler are definitely your best bet for this challenge and, in terms of playlists, I would stick to either Team SWAT or Multi Team.  Team SWAT will practically always have you with a Magnum Pistol and headshots are very easy.  Multi Team is a mess but you can easily steal kills with Needlers or Magnums.

See the Weekly Challenge here.


  1. Hey I just want you to know that I really like your site because of what it is. Also I live in Maryland as well and we don't have power after that storm, and i'm writing this from my iPod at the mall from their free wifi.

    1. Ha! Very nice. We finally got power back yesterday while I was at work. Hopefully everyone gets it back that fast.