Posted: April 20, 2011 in Firefight


Special Enemy


Type: Kills / Special Enemy
Setting: Firefight
Difficulty: Grind
Time: 40 to 60 minutes
Value: ★☆
Reward: 1000

Kill 5 enemy vehicles in Firefight Matchmaking.

Wow, someone really needs to convince Bungie that Baby Jesus cries every time a Covie vehicle gets destroyed. The Challenge Gods there simply have no perspective on what a massive hassle 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 five 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.
  • Likewise, of course, avoid Unearthed, Courtyard and Waterfront, however, since — apart from Dropships — they don’t offer any vehicles at all.

  1. Atom says:

    Try Sniper Attack on holdout in score attack. Banshees spawn just a little before reinforcements happen most of the time. 2 shots from a sniper will take em out. I usually can get 4 in each match and you don’t have to worry about anyone stealing them because it’s score attack. Also rocket attack on holdout but I find it a little harder to hit with rockets even though they have homing abilities.

  2. Stephen says:

    Condemned isn’t a Firefight map.

  3. V Translanka says:

    Unearthed features enemy vehicles in Limited. Ghosts for sure and sometimes Wraiths, I believe.

  4. Fred says:

    Unearthed DOES have vehicles. Well ok, VEHICLE. 8 times out of 10, it has a Wraith.
    This is in 2x Score Attack.

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