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.


SCREENSHOT OF THE DAY


SCREENSHOT OF THE DAY: Karma EffecTz

Screenshot Of The Day today courtesy of Karma EffecTz, who delivers an incredibly atmospheric action shot. Highlands never looked so desperate! Amazing work, Karma. Everyone, click to enlarge!

Meanwhile, if you haven’t done it already, yo: Send your screenshots to haloreachdaily@live.com, or just make a file recommendation to us on XBox (Gamertag: Ender Xer0, with a zero), and we’ll take care of the rest. Remember: we’re not looking for plain Forge art or random pix from the Internet; it should be a screenshot of YOU!


DAILY CHALLENGES


Summary

TYPES: Completion, Kills, Special Weapon
SETTINGS: Campaign, Firefight, Multiplayer
AVERAGE DIFFICULTY: Easy
TOTAL TIME: 75-95 minutes
OVERALL VALUE: ★★★★☆
TOTAL CREDITS: 5850


ONE SPARTAN ARMY

Firefight

Kills

Type: Kills
Setting: Firefight
Difficulty: Easy
Time: 10 minutes (Concurrent with Blast Radius Challenge)
Value: ★★★★★
Reward: 1000

Kill 100 enemies in Firefight Matchmaking.

You’ll register this in a single Round of Gruntpocalypse in Score Attack, with 120 enemies who go down from a single trigger-pull — though you’ll want to be generous with your grenade spam to notch the Blast Radius Challenge (see below) at the same time.

BLAST RADIUS

Firefight

Special Weapon

Kills

Type: Special Weapon
Setting: Firefight
Difficulty: Easy
Time: 10 minutes (Concurrent with One Spartan Army Challenge)
Value: ★★★★★
Reward: 1000

Kill 40 enemies in Firefight Matchmaking with grenades.

Though it might seem counterintuitive, Nadefight is actually not your best bet here: it gives you an eight-grenade bandoleer to start, but the updated Firefight Arcade settings prevent you from farming replacements from the field, meaning you’d need to suicide or kamikaze your way to a respawn to restock your inventory.

Instead, simply clear this out in Score Attack’s Gruntpocalypse, where the waddlin’ tykes tend to travel in packs and die from grenade explosions like pond fish. You’ll wrap this up in just a single Round, and be able to pocket your One Spartan Army Challenge at the same time.

IRON WILL

Campaign

Heroic

Zero Deaths

Skull On

Type: Completion / Zero Deaths
Setting: Campaign
Difficulty: Easy
Time: 5-10 minutes
Value: ★★★★★
Reward: 2500

Complete a Campaign mission alone on Heroic or harder with the Iron Skull on.

Two words: Midnight Run. If you’re a regular reader of this site, you know what to do; if not, just click on the standing link at the top of the page for a complete description, or check out the video walkthrough below.

Take note, however, that although the description doesn’t specifically say it, this is a Zero Death Challenge: Because it requires you to complete a mission solo with the Iron Skull on, any respawn will set you back to the beginning of the level. So: Be careful out there.

THE MAGIC NUMBER

Multiplayer

Type: Completion
Setting: Multiplayer
Difficulty: Grind
Time: 60-75 minutes
Value: ★★★☆
Reward: 1350

Complete 7 games in Multiplayer Matchmaking.

Yes, you really can earn this by doing absolutely nothing for seven games; it’s hard to call it a “Challenge” when the only requirement is that your controller doesn’t turn off. (And even then.) But, hey, it’s 1350 free cRedits. So don’t complain, eh?

Personally, we’ll be notching these games in Grifball, but if you want to wrap this up even faster, you can head over to HRD’s favorite gametype (*cough cough* — sorry, I had some bullshit in my throat): Infection.

For a playlist named “Living Dead”, Infection nets you a surprisingly low number of kills, but the games finish incredibly quickly when compared to other Zombie Apocalypses. You should be able to register a complete game every five minutes or so, not counting matchmaking or post-game, so any remainder in your Challenge points will become sorted in short order. When you’re finished, take consolation in knowing that you got to school some squeaky Halobrats in the proper use of the Sword and Shotgun.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s