Monday, April 1, 2013

Halo 4 War Games Daily and Weekly Challenges - 4/1/13

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The Challenges:

Game Over, Man! - Complete 1 matchmaking War Games matches. - 19 XP
Well, it is good to see that the people at 343i know that it is April Fool's Day. I have not done these yet, but I will actually be disappointed if they give this little experience points. Well, if you look just below this challenge, you will see another challenge asking you to score two wins in War Games matches today. To score a win you will need to play a game and that, by default, takes care of this challenge. Join-session-in-progress games seem to count for this challenge as long as you are in the game when it ends and the final score is tallied. Just complete a single games in this manner and you are all set. Not much more to say for this challenge.

To The Victor Go The Spoils - Win 2 matchmaking War Games matches. - 38 XP
Nineteen points a win. Whooo! Anyway, this is actually a Daily Challenge variant of a challenge that we typically see as a Monthly Challenge. It is good to see a more general "wins" challenge however. To get wins you need to follow some pretty simple rules. First off, stay away from any playlist that features more than two teams. The lower the number of teams, the higher your chances of being on the winning one. Secondly, stick to gametypes that you know and are good at. Exploring different game modes can be fun, but it you are going for wins, it is a bad idea. Finally, play with teammates that you know and play well with. Communication and knowing your team is key to scoring wins quickly. It makes life so much easier.

The Weekly Challenges:
Deft Hand - Earn 50 Combat Skill Medals. - 7000 XP
Combat Skill medals include the Killjoy, Headcase, From the Grave, Reload This, and Showstopper medals. You need fifty of these overall this week and so you will need to hit about seven to eight a day. Use precision weapons (DMR, BR, Light Rifle, Sniper) to score Headcase (headshot on a running target) medals and then use grenades when you are near death for the From the Grave medal. Reload This is pretty much dependent on the other player but people need to reload their weapons. Killyjoys and Showstopper are a bit more rare and harder to get so do not focus on them. You will likely not need to go out of your way for this challenge, just do the Daily challenges and these will handle themselves.

Raise The Flag - Win 20 matchmaking Capture the Flag matches. - 12500 XP
It figures that, since we got a Daily challenges that doesn't force a specific gametypes, we would get a Weekly Challenge that does. Twenty matches means three a day and Capture the Flag is a gametype where you need a communicative team to help you capture the flag, but also defend you own flag. The one shitty thing about capture the flag is that it often goes down to the time limit with no one getting the required five scores to win it. Most of the maps are simply too big for that. So, one way to speed it up is to pick smaller maps. Three wins a day should not take terribly long to win but it will require some dedication throughout this week. If you can, try and get more wins earlier so you have some wiggle room if you end up without time.

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


  1. I did the first one and only got 19xp

  2. I'm hoping the 5000 monthly kills is a joke too. 5000 kills 1k xp haha