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: Cursed Blood

Another assassination Challenge today, so we thought we’d show reader Cursed Blood catching some air for our Screenshot Of The Day. Nothing like a good backstab to start off a Saturday! Thanks, CB! 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: Kills, Killstyle, Multikills, Wins
SETTINGS: Firefight, Multiplayer
AVERAGE DIFFICULTY: Easy
TOTAL TIME: 60-75 minutes
OVERALL VALUE: ★★★★☆
TOTAL CREDITS: 5525

ONE SPARTAN ARMY

Firefight

Kills

Type: Kills
Setting: Firefight
Difficulty: Grind
Time: 25-30 minutes
Value: ★★★☆
Reward: 1875

Kill 250 enemies in Firefight Matchmaking.

No other Firefight Challenges today, so you’ll have to trudge through this one on its own. Score Attack — Gruntpocalypse is probably easiest, with 120 enemies per round who go down from a single trigger-pull — though Firefight Arcade offers you Overshields, three Rounds (plus a Bonus) of enemies and a virtual salad bar of power weapons; you’ll just have to share in your kills. (But hey, Firefight is supposed to be cooperative, yeah?)

CAME FROM BEHIND

Multiplayer

Single Match

Assassination

Type: Killstyle
Setting: Multiplayer
Difficulty: Easy
Time: 10-15 minutes
Value: ★★★★★
Reward: 1200

Perform 3 Assassinations in a Multiplayer Matchmaking game.

Probably the most fun you’ll have snaring a Challenge all day.

  • Halo’s latest tragic combination of professional sports and K/D farming, Action Sack’s Hockey, offers probably the easiest Assassination opportunities, since you’re moving at Barry Allen superspeed and your victims have no concealment or cover. The main drawbacks: it’s not always easy to vote your way onto the Hockey Rink; and, when you’re done assassinating, you’ll still be playing Hockey.
  • Instead, we prefer Rumble Pit on smaller, tighter maps: Wherever you can sneak up on someone, catch them by surprise as they come ’round a corner or make a straight Sprint toward their unsuspecting spines will offer all sorts of banzai backstab openings.
  • Although you can Sprint for a cheetah-like takedown, you can stalk just as easily with Active Camo if you don’t mind alerting your prey to nearby danger, since Camo-crouched near a doorway or corner for a lightning strike will make the Discovery Channel highlight reel as well.
  • Though it often goes hand-in-glove with Rumble Pit recommendations, avoid Multi-Team for this one: There’s just too much damn gunfire everywhere, and you could easily find yourself Yoinked — or worse, Showstopped — as the Assassination animation plays.
  • Finally, an excellent point from reader MAL, who in real life makes his living as a professional assassin:

    Choosing a ‘Pro’ game in Matchmaking Rumble Pit, like Crazy King Pro or Slayer Pro, makes this extremely simple. The lack of radar will make it easy to sneak up on opponents and get multiple assassinations.

Thanks, MAL!

DOUBLE DOUBLE

Multiplayer

Single Match

Double-Kill

Type: Multikills
Setting: Multiplayer
Difficulty: Easy
Time: 10 minutes
Value: ★★★★★
Reward: 1500

Earn 2 Double-Kills in the same match in Multiplayer Matchmaking.

Yow! Now THIS is what every bombrunner wants to see: An Extermination Overkill plus an empty goal. Grifball pic courtesy of Whiskey FourNiner. Thanks, W49!



TAKE NOTE, however: Strangely, FortyNiner’s Overkill — even though it’s really just a pair of Double-Kills — would actually NOT register this Challenge, since it’s not specifically a second DK. Retarded? You bet. But the game coding only counts the Double-Kill Medal itself, not the actual number of kills, so pace your combat accordingly.

UN, DEUX, TROIS

Multiplayer

Win

Type: Wins
Setting: Multiplayer
Difficulty: Easy
Time: 30-45 minutes (Concurrent with other Challenges)
Value: ★★★★★
Reward: 1450

Win three games in Multiplayer Matchmaking.

Not much to say; play enough and you’ll rack up three wins. Grifball is your go-to game here: Not only will you be able to work your Double Double Challenge at the same time, but the matches are short, and all other things being equal you’ll go in with a 50-50 chance of pulling host and scoring the win.

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