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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: Grimmreapers13

Grimmreapers13 smiles for the camera for our Screenshot Of The Day this morning. Hi, Mom! And, of course, thanks to Grimm. 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!


WEEKLY CHALLENGE


BEST SERVED COLD

Multiplayer

Revenge

Kill

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

Take your Revenge on 77 enemies in Multiplayer Matchmaking.

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DAILY CHALLENGES


Summary

TYPES: Completion, Kills, Special Enemy
SETTINGS: Campaign, Firefight, Multiplayer
AVERAGE DIFFICULTY: Easy
TOTAL TIME: 90-135 minutes
OVERALL VALUE: ★★★★
TOTAL CREDITS: 5825

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HARDER THAN SOME

Skull On

Campaign

Type: Completion
Setting: Campaign
Difficulty: Easy
Time: 5-10 minutes (Midnight Run) / 15-20 minutes (Co-op)
Value: ★★★★★
Reward: 2500

Complete a Campaign mission on Heroic with Thunderstorm, Famine, and Tilt on.

OK, three Skulls on this time, so lets take a look. Thunderstorm upgrades all enemies to the next rank. Famine gives you only half-ammo from weapon pickups. And Tilt doubles both an enemy’s weaknesses and resistances.

Guess what? Where we’re going, they’re not gonna make much of a difference.

Decide ahead of time if you intend to do this solo or co-op. If flying solo, your best bet will be to take the Midnight Run on Nightfall. 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.

On co-op, the Challenge takes longer but becomes easier, since the New Alexandria mission features long stretches of aerial combat unaffected by the Skull upgrades at all.

When you do need to take an Objective on foot (three times total), leave one of your teammates behind with the Falcons. Most of the time you can simply Sprint past enemies to reach the Objective switches; but in any event the real hardcore combat only occurs once you’ve hit the switch and reinforcements storm your location.

Hey, look at that! If you get killed, you’ll simply respawn back up with the teammate who’s making sure no one steals the Falcon’s hubcaps. Hop back in the choppers, job done.

One special note, however: Make sure to watch the level’s final cutscene all the way through. No, it won’t affect whether the Challenge registers; but after putting up with her bad driving all game, you’ll now get paid 2500 cR to watch Kat take it through the head. No skipping!