REACH DAILY CHALLENGES: POINTS, POINTS

Posted: April 13, 2011 in Firefight
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POINTS, POINTS

Firefight

Single Match

Scoring

Type: Score
Setting: Firefight
Difficulty: Easy
Time: 15 to 20 minutes
Value: ★★★★★
Reward: 2000

Score 40,000 points in a Firefight Matchmaking game.

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 40K, no matter how skilled you are at headshots or multikills.

Instead, load up a standard Co-op 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 easily represents 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, however; each offers advantages, and three Rounds of Covies can deliver enough points no matter how you kill them.

  • Rocket and FRGFight represents your quickest shortcuts to points — especially while Jetpacking, raining plasma/fire from above onto enemy waves. Remember, though, your teammates will do the same thing, so don’t come late to the party. Also remember that your Launcher is not a crotch rocket and become cocky: Many Boss enemies, like Brute Chieftans, can shake off full missiles clips to the face before shoving a Hammer up your ass while you reload, so always lead or follow with grenades to finish them off.
  • Sniperfight gives you more opportunity to pick and choose enemies, so concentrate on big-ticket 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.

    The Target Locator: How to smell napalm in the morning.

  • 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 Killionaire a clutch of Covies and instead lock onto a Wraith: it’ll napalm 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.
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