02 NOVEMBER 2010

Posted: November 2, 2010 in Firefight, Multiplayer, Uncategorized
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Check in here for strategies on completing the Daily and Weekly challenges in Halo: Reach. If it’s your first time, click through the About HRD link above; and add comments below if you’ve got a good idea of your own for tackling the Challenges today.

Endertorial

A huge, HUGELY historic day, just no other way to put it. After endless complaints, conspiracy theories and ugly rhetoric, today is the day we get to see what so much carnage and bloodshed have earned us. Today is the day we take control back from the people in charge.

(Oh, wait… you thought I was talking about the level cap being lifted?)

If you’re an American and over 18 years old, and you’ve voted for a gametype and map today but haven’t yet voted for a congressman or senator, then put down your controller, turn off your Xbox and take a ride down to your nearest polling station. I don’t care if you vote Democrat or Republican; I don’t care if you want to teabag the Tea Party. You need to vote. Democracy gets what it deserves, and if you don’t vote, then you probably will.

Pax,

Ender Xer0


DAILY CHALLENGES


FIRE WHEN READY

Multiplayer

Kills

Type: Kills
Setting: Multiplayer
Difficulty: Easy
Reward: 100

Kill 10 enemies in Multiplayer Matchmaking.

So, I thought I’d tell a joke while you painfully struggle to reach 10 kills. Punchline after the jump.

A pilot had been drinking the night before his flight, and as he climbs into the cockpit he’s completely wiped out with a hammering headache. He runs through the preflight checklist with his crew, and when they’re done, he finally turns to his copilot and says, “You know, the only thing I could use right now is a cup of coffee and a blowjob.”

What he doesn’t realize is that in his hangover haze, he’s left the intercom on, and his message has gone out to the entire airplane. A stewardess hears this, and rushes down the aisle toward the cockpit. As she races past one of the passengers, he grabs her by the elbow and whispers:

(OK, got your 10 kills yet? Awesome. Let’s move on.)

HELPING HAND

Multiplayer

Assists

Type: Assists
Setting: Multiplayer
Difficulty: Easy
Reward: 200

Earn 10 assists today in Multiplayer Matchmaking.

The easiest Assist Challenge yet. These should come naturally as you play, but just in case they don’t, you can check out the Assist-o-Rama standing link at the top of this page for our nifty in-depth guide.

POINTS, POINTS

Firefight

Scoring

Type: Score
Setting: Firefight
Difficulty: Medium
Reward: 2500

Score 20,000 points in a Firefight Matchmaking game.

Tip Of The Day

Despite that this is a Scoring Challenge, Score Attack is not your best bet here: under the new Firefight setup, it remains only a one-Round game, so even a Gruntpocalypse will likely not net your 20K, no matter how skilled you are at headshots or multikills.

Instead, go into a regular Three-Round Firefight, and vote for a match that features vehicles as a “map hazard” (as they’re called in the game settings) — Wraiths, Banshees and even Ghosts will register massive points, far more than even the most powerful Covies. Beachhead remains far and away your best option: multiple Wraiths, Ghosts and even a Rocket Hog tucked into the corner for when you’ve got a joyride-friendly partner.

The gametype itself won’t make much difference in the Challenge, however; each one offers its own set of advantages, and three Rounds of Covies can notch you enough points no matter how you kill them.

  • Rocketfight represents your quickest shortcut to points — especially while Jetpacking, raining fire down from above onto enemy waves as they unload from Dropships. Remember, though, your teammates will be doing the same thing, so don’t come late to the party. Also don’t become overconfident: Many Boss enemies, like Brute Chieftans, can shake off two rockets to the face before shoving a Hammer up your ass as you reload, so make sure to lead or follow your missiles with grenades to finish them off.
  • Sniperfight gives you more opportunity to pick and choose enemies, so concentrate on the higher-scoring leaders first, even if it means emptying an entire clip to reach your killshot; you’ll still score more points than if you had simply unloaded into a pack of Jackals or Grunts.
  • Classic Firefight features both Rockets and Snipers as part of the Ordinance Drop, but if you’re lucky enough to snare the Target Locator, resist the urge to take out a clutch of Covies with a Killionaire and instead lock onto a Wraith: it’ll destroy the vehicle — scoring you major points — along with any stray Covies with the misfortune to be nearby. The Locator’s Red Ring Of Death will even follow a vehicle once it’s locked, so be patient and make a clean shot.
CLIP IT. SHARE IT.

General

Type: Meta
Setting: Theater
Difficulty: Retarded
Reward: 777

Make a clip from your Local files and upload it to your File Share.

Oh, right, here you go:

Don’t forget the coffee!

Thank you very much. I’m here all week.


WEEKLY CHALLENGE


MULTIPLICATIVE

Multiplayer

Multikill

Type: Multikills
Setting: Multiplayer
Difficulty: Grind
Reward: 2000

Earn 45 Multikills in Multiplayer Matchmaking this week.

Okay, relax. This isn’t as hard as it sounds: If you started yesterday, then you need to score only seven Multikills per day, you’ll still wrap this up with half a day to spare. You’ll run into trouble only if you leave this until the end; and considering that previous Challenges have required you to score seven in a single day, this isn’t much more than a fifth Daily Challenge, with the payout postponed till the end of the week.

  • Stick with Rumble Pit. More enemies on smaller maps = more Multikills.
  • Vote for gametypes on small, tight maps that encourage enemies to converge into single flashpoints: King Of The Hill and Oddball, for example. Spam grenades into the hotzone, followed by DMR or Magnum headshots and the occasional coup-de-grace melee rush. Avoid the area yourself, however; no sense adding your corpse to the fiesta.
  • Juggernaut represents a mixed bag: If you’ve got the Hammer, you’ll have an excellent opportunity to skullcrush your way to multiple Multikills. If you’re not Jugs, you won’t be able to score any. Seek out power weapons like Rockets that can deal massive damage to the Juggernaut from a distance; and even without them, steer clear of close-combat to nickel-and-dime your target from range — if you’re lucky, you’ll score the last shot, and get the Hammer for your efforts.
  • If you’re not having much luck in the Pit, get with a friend and head into Multiteam; it’s like Rumble Pit With Partners, and your enemies usually travel in pairs, making them choice Double-Kills. Coordinate with your teammate: team-shoot one enemy, then whoever doesn’t score the final shot can melee or plasma-burst the second, setting up a Multikill.
  • Big Team Battle and Invasion also offer prime Multikill targets: a vehicle with passenger, or a pair of enemies in the unlock zone of an Invasion phase, for example. Your main problem will not be enemies, but allies: with so many players on each side, you’ll have considerable competition to actually score the kills.

NOTE: Unlike some of the Challenges from last month, chaining Multikills together here WILL register multiple points on your Challenge meter. The coding counts Medals, not actual kills; so, while a previous Overkill didn’t register a second Double-Kill Medal — and thus counted as only one point for the DK Challenge — this Challenge registers ANY Multikill Medal. This means a Double-Kill that stacks into a Triple-Kill and eventually an Overkill nets you three Challenge points, not just one.

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Comments
  1. V Translanka says:

    Clip it. Share it. doesn’t even require a NEW clip to be made! I just switched out clips in my File Share & got it! lol

  2. V Translanka says:

    Oh yeah, and the Global Challenge was lifted not 20min ago!

  3. Ender Xer0 says:

    Yeah, I just used a dusty old clip that had been sitting around too. Talk about lazy! 🙂

  4. DefterSapex says:

    You should organize a party whenever I’m on. It seems that I only get to play with you guys at very late times. Even then, its only like 1 game. If we had a team gonig on in Invasion, or BTB then we could stat pad very easily.

  5. DefterSapex says:

    Oh and we could get like 10-20 win streaks or something.

  6. DefterSapex says:

    Oh and we could get some pretty long win streaks too.

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