Beating Legendary levels for 4000 pts... worth it?

#1 Posted by Jack_Daniels (1417 posts) -

I've beaten the game on legendary already and have tried to do a few of these. But they can be so maddening. You have to play so slowly, dieing is so easy. I get killed by fluke shit, like random grenade toss or enemies getting spawned behing me. Do you guys do these challenges? Is there a trick to this crap?

#2 Posted by Captain_Felafel (1602 posts) -

Winter Contingency, yes. Anything else? No. As someone who recently beat the campaign on Legendary, and then beat Winter Contingency on Legendary without dying for the challenge, I never want to repeat that for more difficult, more varied levels.

#3 Posted by Azteck (7449 posts) -
@Progn0sticator said:
Winter Contingency on Legendary without dying for the challenge, I never want to repeat that for more difficult, more varied levels. "
Least I got was 7 deaths. How did you do it?
#4 Posted by BraveToaster (12588 posts) -

I don't even bother playing Legendary.

#5 Posted by Captain_Felafel (1602 posts) -
@Azteck: First thing's first, remember there's no time limit, some of my Elite encounters lasted 4 or 5 minutes cause that's what it takes. Don't do anything remotely "risky", always be safe. Second, and more importantly, let your squad pull their weight. Something people don't give Reach enough credit for is how helpful your squad actually is. I let my squad do most of the leg work and they took out about half of the enemies on screen for me. Lastly, when and if you get to the end of the level, attempt to snipe the sword Elite from where Jorge is, cause 9 times out of 10, its AI won't trigger and he'll just stand there and take the shots until he dies. Then just grab his sword and kill the other elite.
#6 Posted by ShaneDev (1696 posts) -

 Winter Contingency is very easy to do without dieing I did it twice, but the rest are quite hard although I did do   Nightfall earlier today in the campaign co op playlist without dieing so I got that 4000 cr.

#7 Posted by Jack_Daniels (1417 posts) -
@Progn0sticator:  Seems to me that in the same time it takes to get that 4000 pts, I can play enough swat to get 4000 pts in the same time frame...
#8 Edited by natetodamax (19219 posts) -

I could probably get 4000 points through multiplayer matches faster than I would beating Nightfall on Legendary without dying. So no.

#9 Posted by Jack_Daniels (1417 posts) -
@natetodamax said:
" I could probably get 4000 points through multiplayer matches faster than I would beating Nightfall on Legendary without dying. So no. "
this.
#10 Posted by Vager (1654 posts) -

I did Winter Contingency and ONI: Sword Base solo.  
Winter Contingency is easy. You just need to watching out for that fucking banshee shooting those Fuel Rod bolts at that closing door.
ONI can be smooth sailing if you can jack a Wraith and bring the Gauss Warthog to the Hunters. 
 
Nightfall is hella hard. I don't think I can do that one solo. 
I could probably stealth kill my way through it, if it wasn't for Jun following me everywhere.

#11 Posted by DoctorWelch (2765 posts) -

I usually do the challenges, but beating Oni on Legendary without dieing wasnt worth the time. I beat the game solo on Legendary, but asking me not to die is insanity. They need to tweak their challenge system a little bit because they had another 4000 credit challenge which was only "kill 400 enemies in any mode". Killing 400 enemies is probably 100 times easier than beating Oni on Legendary but they are worth the same amount of credits, it's pretty weird.

#12 Posted by Teran (877 posts) -

Most people just exploit a loop hole in the system.  Play the level like you normally would, dying as needed... and when you get to the final checkpoint before the level ends, save and quit the level.  Choose to resume, finish the last checkpoint without dying and end the level.  The game forgets any previous deaths.  You must play the level from the beginning though, no starting up on the second waypoint.

#13 Posted by Jackel2072 (2279 posts) -

i almost beat Night Fall today, but made one mistake at the end and didnt really feel like starting over. challenges that are not worth doing are ones under 1000. anything under 1000 just go play a round of score attack or versus.

#14 Posted by afrofools (1330 posts) -
@Jack_Daniels: Campaign has matchmaking now, you can team up, good luck finding someone that will play all the way through, and good luck finding someone that will play on Legendary.
#15 Posted by Teran (877 posts) -
@Jackel2072:   I don't understand your comment.  You said challenges are not worth doing if they're under 1000 but the challenge we are talking about in this thread is worth 4000.  Please clarify :)
#16 Posted by Rawrz (598 posts) -
@Azteck:  beating Winter Contingency without dying is rather easy, just skip all the battles you dont have to fight. You can practically bypass all the beginning battles by just sprinting the right side of the map until you get down to the truck, then defend the marines, get on the falcon, get to the drop off and then rush into that little room and wait for Kat to close the door. The just make sure to kill the concussion rifle elite in the back to make life easier, kill all the others, take a plasma pistol and pick off that sword elite and the other elite, with the plasma pistol/dmr combo and there you beat the level without dying.
#17 Posted by wubb (270 posts) -
@Progn0sticator said:
" Winter Contingency, yes. Anything else? No. As someone who recently beat the campaign on Legendary, and then beat Winter Contingency on Legendary without dying for the challenge, I never want to repeat that for more difficult, more varied levels. "
My thoughts exactly.    Winter Contingency is pretty easy and it's a reasonably quick play-through.  None of the battles until the final one are that difficult and if you can nail the sword elite with the noob combo you have it in the bag.  When I played it for the challenge, I manged to kill the first of the final two elites before he retreats.
 
Even with the glitch Teran mentions, I just don't feel like spending 40+ minutes playing through a campaign mission on Legendary.
#18 Posted by Teran (877 posts) -
@Azteck:  Do a youtube serch for 'winter contingency no death' and you should get 20 or so video guides on how to do it.  Basically you run past every fight except the one you evac the marines with and the ones outside and inside the com facility.  On the fights you don't run past you just use common sense and good judgment.

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