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.



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Type: Kill / Special Enemy
Setting: Multiplayer
Difficulty: Grind
Time: 11 Per Day
Value: ★★★★★
Reward: 7777

Take your Revenge on 77 enemies in Multiplayer Matchmaking.




TYPES: Assists, Kills, Special Enemy, Spree
SETTINGS: Any Game Mode, Multiplayer
TOTAL TIME: 70-90 minutes


Any Game Mode


Type: Kills
Setting: Any Game Mode
Difficulty: Easy
Time: 5 minutes
Value: ★★★★★
Reward: 1125

Kill 150 enemies in any game mode in Reach.

Take this one on last; you’ll score at least some of these as part of completing your other Daily Challenges today. For your leftovers, just head into ONI Sword Base or an Anti-Grunt Custom Firefight game (see links at top of the page for both).



Single Match


Type: Assists
Setting: Multiplayer
Difficulty: Easy
Time: 15-20 minutes
Value: ★★★★☆
Reward: 1000

Earn 5 assists in a Multiplayer Matchmaking game.

Working toward Assists can always be a hassle, since your natural instincts and gaming skills focus on putting down your enemies, not passing the kill off to another player; nobody makes the highlight reel by almost scoring five times. Despite that, Bungie intends to pay you today to help out players who haven’t really earned it by cashing in on your setup.

You’ll be able to work on all the other Daily Challenges — not to mention the Weekly — at the same time, so there’s some consolation in that. Just click on the Assist-O-Rama standing link at the top of the page for our in-depth guide to Not Closing The Deal.

Keep in mind, however, that for this Challenge you need to score all five in one match; so, while your best best remains a Rumble Pit Objective like King Of The Hill on a small, open map, you might also consider Multiteam, where you’ll have partners, and Invasion, where you’ll be paired with one. Big Team Battle and Team Slayer will work well enough if it’s a smaller map (Countdown, for example) or you’re playing a Big Bro gametype, since the larger battlefields make it less likely you’ll have a teammate nearby to complete the kill.



Single Match



Type: Kills / Spree
Setting: Multiplayer
Difficulty: Hard
Time: 45-60 minutes
Value: ★★★☆
Reward: 2000

Earn a Killing Frenzy in a Multiplayer Matchmaking game.

Yeah, like we really needed a Daily Challenge to make us hunt for Killing Sprees. But hey, it’s Friday The 13th, right? Anyway, we all score them pretty frequently, though Killing Frenzy is perhaps one you’ve nailed many times before, but not with any sense of planning or regularity. The fact is, there’s no real shortcut here: Either you’re good, or lucky, or both, but unless you’re named Jason Voorhees, it’s not a Challenge that will simply fall into your pocket.

However, despite that this may be your longshot Challenge of the day, you still have a few options to skitch the odds in your favor:

  • Armor Lock, hate it though you might, becomes your best friend here, since it’ll prevent a lucky Plasma stick from resetting your Spree counter and generally save your ass in all sorts of tight spots. You know all those douchebags who you hate Armor Locking just as you’re about to score a kill? Well, now that’s you. Do you want the Challenge cRedits, or do you want to be popular? Yeah, thought so.

    Armor Lock: Be The Douchbag.

  • As a general principle, play defensively, since you need 10 kills for this to register, and you won’t get them all in row by going batshit on the battlefield. Stick with distance headshot weapons that’ll help you score kills from range while keeping you out of danger (yes, Sniper Rifle, we’re talking to you). Ignore the close-quarter Power Weapons like Hammers, Swords and Shotguns unless you’re particularly good at camping; if you are, you’ll rack up Sprees, and if you’re not, you’ll get a Plasma Grenade stuck to your head.
  • Ideally, spend your time in Objective-based Big Team Battle games and especially Invasion, since you’ll only have a timer to contend with rather than a kill-count limit, which can mathematically cut short your Spree before the game has even finished. You’ll also find more enemies to target in BTB and a greater likelihood of vehicles, which make Multikills (and thus Sprees) more typical no matter which side of the headlights you’re on.
  • In fact, while it’s true that Reach has nerfed most vehicles into rolling deathtraps, making it likely that you’ll eventually get blown to bits (by gunfire, Armor Lock, a flying traffic cone), they still remain useful for a few essential kills on their way to the scrapyard, especially against other vehicles. Hop in a Wraith or Revenant and play conservatively, waiting for the other team to make its rush; you can score single- or Double-Kills against guys on the ground, Doubles and Triples against other vehicles, and even boost for splatters when needed.

    The best way to destroy a Banshee: Turn into Godzilla.

  • Many players who score a Killing Frenzy do so in the Banshee, particularly when griefing a team populated by some combination of quitters, betrayers or AFKs; and we’ve all been bent over by that piece of sunshine at some point or another. The fact is, though — and you may not want to admit it, but it’s true — unless you’re a really good pilot, climbing into the cockpit will just turn you into a soon-to-explode bullet magnet long before you hit a 10-killstreak. If, however, you do insist on Banshee-bombing: run up a few kills, then ditch the bird once enemy fire has reduced you to a flying purple potato. At that point, the vehicle has become more dangerous to you than any enemies you might target.
  • Other Big Team Objective games also remain great for gathering Sprees: enemies usually converge into clustered hot zones, such as with King Of The Hill or Multiflag, making it easier to spam grenades and fire into the crowd. Just don’t go into the Hill, or grab the Flag yourself: That’s a sure way to get fragged and lose your Spree. You’ll be trading off some points in the game, but the Challenge bonus will more than make up for it.
  • NOTE, however: In Objective games, the counter for Sprees doesn’t carry over from Round to Round. And in all games, a betrayal will reset your counter, so don’t be tempted by that teammate with the Sniper Rifle when you’ve got one kill left to go. (Or, ever, yeah?) Also: Host migrations will reset your kill-streak to zero. It can’t be avoided, so just deal with it; and at least you can go get your own Sniper Rifle now.




Type: Kill / Special Enemy
Setting: Multiplayer
Difficulty: Easy
Time: 10 minutes
Value: ★★★★★
Reward: 1000

Earn your ‘Revenge’ in a Multiplayer Matchmaking game.

Really? Seriously? Kidding, right?


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