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CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE SPECIAL: Save Santa's Workshop!

Heya Everyone! Thanks for your patience throughout the day, because NOW… we can finally announce the winners of our first-ever Daily Challenge Special: Defending Santa’s Workshop on Christmas!

Santa has honored Bungie’s favorite number by rewarding seven Spartans with special Christmas gifts, listed below. (Though Santa doesn’t know about such things, they’re all approximately the same value, yeah?) Winners have been selected at random from players who successfully completed the Challenge, and are listed alphabetically. Prizes were likewise randomly assigned to winners.

The winners are:

Cupcake Of DOOM:
XBox Live 3 month Gold Membership
Disciple N2k:
1600 Microsoft Points
MaDmOsChE:
XBox Live 3 month Gold Membership
Molten Slowa:
1600 Microsoft Points
Morpheus414:
1600 Microsoft Points
Shieldziee:
BradyGames Halo: Reach Guide, hardcover Legendary Edition
uhh oh oreo:
BradyGames Halo: Reach Guide, hardcover Legendary Edition

And, as announced, an extra-special bonus gift goes to the first Spartan who completed the Challenge with the most confetti thrown. That Spartan, with an Amazing, 120-headshot Perfect-Score game, is:

SaiyanHeretic:
XBox Live 12 month Gold Membership

Ho ho ho! Merry, um, post-Christmas!

Congrats, Saiyan! That’ll cover you all the way through next Christmas!

All gifts will be shipped during the first week of the New Year. Thanks once again to everyone for playing; we couldn’t possibly list all the players who submitted entries here, but we’ll reveal this was a test-run for something we have slated to launch Jan. 1 — and, even if you didn’t receive a special gift, your courage under fire has not gone unnoticed. Credit for it will carry over, so if you like you can start this new feature already ahead of the game.

(No, we can’t announce what this feature is yet, but expect official word sometime this week. It’s incredibly cool, you’re gonna like it a lot.)

Before we go, however, we decided that a few additional Spartans deserved special recognition for their efforts. Though it comes with no gift other than pride in accomplishment (which is its own gift, yeah?), we now list our staff-selected….

HONORABLE MENTIONS:

wraps52, who wrapped the Challenge with a near-perfect 119 headshots

MaDmOsChE, who, in addition to receiving a gift above, likewise score 119 shots of confetti, and

swooshdave, who not only scored a hilarious Killtastrophe, but was cool enough to record a clip of it for us. So, we’ll roll credits on the awards ceremony over a video of the accomplishment, complete with upcoming-holiday fireworks.

Have a safe and Happy New Year, everyone!

–Ender Xer0

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ENDERTORIAL




HAPPY HALO-DAYS TO EVERYONE! Hope it’s been a fun and exciting Christmas season. As we announced yesterday, because of the holiday we won’t be featuring our regular Daily Update today.

BUT, WE HAVE SOMETHING EVEN BETTER!

It’s our first-ever HRD Daily Challenge, an extra-special Fifth one added onto Bungie’s other four. Complete it successfully, and you won’t get imaginary, space-buck Bungie cRedits; you’ll get the chance to win real, actual prizes bought with cold HRD cash! We told you yesterday how much we appreciate your support during the site’s first few months; now here’s our chance to show it!

So, check out the HRD Christmas Challenge contest below, and keep in mind the most important rule: Have a good time! Winning entries that do not have fun will be disqualified.

Merry Christmas!

Ender Xer0
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CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE SPECIAL


CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE SPECIAL: Save Santa's Workshop!


SAVE SANTA’S WORKSHOP

Headshot

Firefight

Zero Deaths

Type: Completion / Zero Deaths / Killstyle
Setting: Firefight
Difficulty: Easy
Time: 10 minutes
Value: ★★★★★★
Reward: Christmas Spirit (and prize drawings)

Save Santa’s Workshop without dying. (BONUS: Score as many headshots as possible.)

With Santa Claus away during Christmas delivering presents, evil Dwarves have stormed Santa’s Workshop at the North Pole, intent on killing all of the helpless and exhausted Elves. Their only hope: YOU!!

Here’s what you need to do to Save Santa’s Workshop, including the chance to win special presents from the Big Guy, such as BradyGame Strategy Guides, Gold Membership cards and free Microsoft Points.

  1. Go into Score Attack Matchmaking on Glacier (the North Pole!) anytime today, Dec. 25, before the new Challenges update for Sunday
  2. Load up Gruntpocalypse, in which 120 Dwarves will storm the Workshop
  3. Repel all five Waves, finishing the game, without ever needing to be brought back to life by Christmas Magic (zero deaths / no respawns)
  4. Send us a link to your Game Record, like this one, at haloreachdaily@live.com, anytime before Monday.
  5. We’ll review your record to verify that you saved Santa’s Workshop, and enter your Gamertag into the prize drawing. Only one entry per Gamertag, so don’t submit multiple games from the same account! Sorry, no guests.
  6. Winners and prizes will be announced Monday, Dec. 27, in the regular HRD Daily Update.

BONUS PRIZE! The Dwarves have been tricked into attacking the Elves by Winter Magic, and they cheer and throw confetti when freed from its spell correctly. The first player who successfully saves the Workshop by freeing the most Dwarves in this way automatically wins a special present from Santa for his good work. (Award goes to player with the most headshots; tie scores go to first player to email the winning Game Report.)

And, just because we know you want to do the regular Bungie Daily and Weekly Challenges today as well, this one will score you the entire Where There’s Smoke… Challenge, as well as notch five more Waves toward your Ride The Wave Weekly! So what are you waiting for, Spartan? Santa needs your help!!


BROTHERHOOD SCREENSHOTS OF THE WEEK


BROTHERHOOD SCREENSHOT OF THE DAY: Bark At The Moo

Our final Brotherhood Screenshot Of The Day this week courtesy of Bark At The Moo (far right), who along with his allies (from left to right) x 37 Stitchez x, Noh Wai and BigPimpn2113, suddenly make us want to listen to the Beatles album HELP! (Not that these guys would need any help; they look like they can kick your ass.) Everyone, click to enlarge!

Thanks to everyone who sent in Screenshots for our special Christmas Brotherhood week. If you didn’t make it on to the Front Page, it’s only because we didn’t have room to run them all, and we’re hanging on to them to run during our regular Screenshot Of The Day feature.

As usual, 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 Forge art or pix from the Internet; it should be a screenshot of YOU!

In the meantime, as promised, here’s a replay of all the special Screenshots that ran on our Front Page this week. Thanks again to everyone for sending them in!

BROTHERHOOD SCREENSHOT OF THE DAY: x Hells Harp x


BROTHERHOOD SCREENSHOT OF THE DAY: ODST Alpha


BROTHERHOOD SCREENSHOT OF THE DAY: KillaMox


BROTHERHOOD SCREENSHOT OF THE DAY: Sliderz105


Click to enlarge all of them!

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WEEKLY CHALLENGE


Firefight

Type: Completion
Setting: Firefight
Difficulty: Easy
Time: 180-200 minutes
Value: ★★★★★
Reward: 4000

Complete 100 Waves in Firefight Matchmaking.

Remember that nightmare grind from early October, when you had to complete 50 Firefight Rounds in a single week? It had been the most tedious Weekly Challenge until last week’s 200 Multikill task. So now Bungie wants 100 instead of 50? Yikes!

Well, as the Hitchhiker’s Guide says on its cover: Don’t Panic. These are merely Waves, and there’s five of ’em in every Round. So, play Gruntpocalypse in Score Attack and you’ll collect five; finish a standard Firefight and you’ll net 16. (Yes, you notch one for the Bonus Round; no, you don’t need to survive.)

That works out to only six full Firefight games, plus part of a seventh to clean up the remainder — Jiminy Christmas, that’s EASY, even this late in the week. In fact, chances are, the Challenges so far this week have already perched you narrowly close to to completion, if you haven’t finished it already.

You can even tear through the entire Challenge today — the HRD Christmas Challenge will net you five Waves for starters, and time’s running short — the Challenge ends tomorrow, so get on it!