Thursday, August 9, 2012

Halo Reach Daily Challenges Guide - 8/9/12

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The Challenges:
Shootin' and Lootin' - Kill 250 enemies in any game mode in Reach. - 3800cR
Typically, we would look at this and see two, maybe three, fast games of Score Attack and then be done with it. However, due to other challenges today, it is much easier to simply take care of this in the Firefight Doubles playlist, which is soon disappearing (Read about that here), and specifically the game type Arcadefight. You can get up to a hundred and seventy kills per game in this playlist as long as your teammate is not stealing all the kills. This challenge will take two games but, during those games, you should get all the other challenges done.

That Pink Mist - Kill 70 enemies with a Supercombine from the Needler or Needle Rifle in Firefight Matchmaking. - 2000cR
So, I already have you playing Arcadefight in the Firefight Doubles playlist and it has several loadouts that we need. The first of which is the FRG loadout which also features the Needler. Now, early on it will not get you Supercombine kills, but once the Mythic skull is one, you should be racking them up. I would not use the Needler on the Heretic Elites though, just kill those ass-holes as fast as you can. I would expect this challenge to take two games to complete since your teammate will likely be going for it as well.

Flat Tire - Kill 5 enemy vehicles in Firefight Matchmaking. - 2000cR
Well, we all knew this challenge was going to be up here today, so it is not too surprising. The method for today, however, will likely be all over the place. I will suggest that you do your games in the Firefight Doubles playlist, which will disappear next week. Pick Arcadefight on the map Holdout since it has the static Banshee spawns. Make the game last as long as possible and you should be able to get about seven or eight Banshee spawns on this map over that time using the Sniper. Play with a friend and switch off killing the Banshee. Expect this challenge to take two games to complete.

Katanarama - Kill 5 enemies using the Energy Sword in Firefight Matchmaking. - 2500cR
This is the final challenge of the day, but also the easiest. While you are playing Arcadefight in the Firefight Doubles playlist, you will likely notice that one of the loadouts features the Sword. Well, it is that simple. Pick that loadout and score the five kills you need as fast as you can. Then you will likely need to die so you can switch back to the Needler. It really is that simple and requires that little work. These are just easy credits.

See the Weekly Challenge here.


  1. What works for me when doing firefight is setting up a second controller as a guest and going into doubles. I have controller one set as the FRG and needler and then the other controller as Sniper Rifle and DMR and whenever I need to get rid of the banshee I have the guest kill himself and take the sniper to get rid of the banshee

  2. Where did you find out that the Firefight Doubles playlist is disappearing? There is no link, it's just text, so I have no idea why 343 would do that.

    1. Ha, knew I forgot to add a link in. Added now.