REACH DAILY CHALLENGES: FLAT TIRE

Posted: April 12, 2011 in Firefight
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FLAT TIRE

Firefight

Special Enemy

Kills

Type: Kills / Special Enemy
Setting: Firefight
Difficulty: Grind
Time: 75 to 120 minutes
Value: ★☆
Reward: 1125

Kill 10 enemy vehicles in Firefight Matchmaking.

Wow; Bungie really has no perspective on what a massively huge pain in the ass this is. Most Firefights feature only a handful of destructible vehicles — while some maps don’t feature any at all — and, on Challenge day, everyone will be shooting at them.

That means you’ll be lucky to average one per game — and that means on average at least 10 games, for a cRedit bonus you could earn by standing AFK at Grifball. The one marginal benefit remains that vehicles themselves offer jumbo cRedit bonuses — including the lowly Ghost — even without the Challenge, which makes the whole ordeal only slightly more worth your while.

But, if you’re a Challenge completionist, knock yourself out — we’ll wake you when it’s over.

  • Stick to Firefight Limited, since most Arcade and Score Attack maps have removed all traces of enemy-occupied anything.
  • Beachhead represents a top option, featuring both Wraiths and Ghosts, along with a Rocket Hog to help you deliver your damage. Glacier offers both vehicles as well, though you’ll need to scrapyard them with more conventional methods. So, it’s a bit like choosing between catshit and dogshit: either way, both options kinda stink.
  • You might also consider Holdout, the only map that will work for you in Arcade as well: though most weapons you spawn with aren’t necessarily suited for taking out Banshees, the map features three turrets that will ventilate the aircraft in short order; just be careful in Arcade, since under the new rules if you drop the heavy gun you won’t be able to pick it up again. The Banshees seem to appear based on game time, rather than Waves or match progress, so keep an eye out for them.
  • And, of course, avoid Condemned, Courtyard and Waterfront, however, since — apart from Dropships — they don’t offer any vehicles at all.

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