Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Halo 4 War Games Monthly Challenge - 1/1/13

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The War Games Monthly Challenge:
To The Victor Go the Spoils - Win 70 matchmaking War Games matches. - 15000 XP
So, this challenge again which was technically the same as the month before it. How creative 343. Way to do the least amount of work possible. Ugh. One of the draws of the challenges in Reach was that being repetitive did not happen very often and it added variety to your everyday playthrough. Halo 4 challenges seem to constantly ask you to do the same thing, over and over again, or are so bland that it simply does not matter. Something needs to change. Well, allow me to copy my guide from last month, as this is the same damn thing. This month has thirty days, so that means you need to hit about two to three wins a day. I have settled on some impressions and guidelines for scoring wins.

So, at least in the starting of this games tenure on Xbox live, having competent teammates is everything. This will likely subside eventually but, for now, to win in any of the major playlists, you need to have a team that is at least minimally coordinated. The only place this is not true is Big Team Infinity Slayer, which is typically a cluster-fuck anyway. If you are going for wins, Flood and Regicide are right out as they are Free-for-all playlists. Oddball is a great option because, if you have a good team, you can camp the ball or pass it back and forth to ensure that you keep the ball in your team's possession. Just having a basic strategy for Oddball or King of the Hill helps immensely. Team Slayer Pro is also a good option if you have a group that is more comfortable with Reach style multiplayer.

For those people who want the fastest gametypes, well, that is most likely SWAT. Kills come in faster and the game can go very quickly on a smaller map. Some of the faster gametypes are Free-for-alls, like Flood, so I would ignore those as well. The kill limit for all slayer matches was moved to sixty kills which will also extend all games. Now, if you have a good team that is coordinated, Oddball can be a very quick game as long as you pick a defensible position and get the ball immediately, as well as utilizing the pass function. This also hold true for Dominion if you can quickly capture all the bases and then eliminate the enemy team. Stay away from Capture the Flag if you are short on time as those games almost always go the entire time.

See the War Games Weekly Challenges here.
See the Campaign Weekly Challenges here.
See the Spartan Ops Weekly Challenges here.
See the Waypoint Weekly Challenge here.


  1. How creative 343. Halo 4 challenges seem to constantly ask you to do the same thing, over and over again...Something needs to change

  2. Spartan Ops challenges are even worse for thier repetitiveness.