You can say that I am wasting my life away, and I wont’ argue with you. If you’re reading this article, however, then you are probably doing the same. Yes, I’m talking about playing Halo: Reach all day. It might be considered an addiction, but it doesn’t really stop me from taking care of my daily tasks. Anyways, the one thing that separates myself from others is the fact that I am of a pretty high rank at the moment. I am currently a Commander Grade 3. Even better, I am more than half way toward becoming a Colonel. There are obviously people ahead of me that are even passed the entire Colonel ranks, but there are hundreds of thousands of other people who are below me. Therefore, I am allowed to say that I am of a high rank in Halo: Reach. Anyways, how do I do it?
I almost exclusively play multiplayer matchmaking. Yes, I used to do a bit of campaign and some firefight matchmaking, but they just don’t offer good enough Credit rewards for my liking. Some people are awesome at those modes and can gain thousands of Credits, but I just do a better job in multiplayer matchmaking. So then, you might be surprised to know that I have no problem earning at least 20,000 and even as much as 50,000 credits per day. That might not be a lot to those psychotic people who reach the credit limit each day, but it is to most people. Basically, I do it all through multiplayer matchmaking.
Specifically, I hit up Team Objective and occasionally Big Team Battle when I get bored. My average Credits earned per game is well over 1,000 because I’m a fairly above average player that loves to kill, kill, and kill some more. Sadly, I don’t exactly pay attention to the objective in Team Objective, but I usually kill enough opponents to where I make a difference in the other team’s ability to capture a flag or hold the oddball. I completely ignore Crazy King, Three Plots, and the like though. Anyways, I typically grab the power weapons, but I have no problem massacring enemies with assault rifles or pistols or melee attacks. It’s pretty amusing, but I earn anywhere between 5 and 10 melee kills per match.
I’ve pretty much learned that Team Objective, Team Slayer, Big Team Battle, and Invasion are the best multiplayer modes for earning credits. For one, your average complete game will result in Credit amounts well over 1,000. I play at least 20 to 30 matches per day on average, which might mean that I have a problem, but I won’t admit it. Even worse, I rack up over 200 kills per day at the minimum. You shouldn’t be surprised though because my K/D spread is at 1.33 and rising. Yes, you might have a better spread than I do, but hey, what’s your rank?
Over the last few weeks of playing Halo: Reach, I can honestly say that I know the best ways to earn credits. Earning more than 30,000 Credits per day is pretty nifty and it doesn’t take the whole entire day, even though I would play that long if my girlfriend wouldn’t kill me for doing so. Honestly, it’s pretty nice to rank up every day or two without trying to hard to do so. Getting to Colonel is taking me a couple extra days though because the difference between Commander Grade 3 and Colonel is a whopping 100,000 Credits. Anyways, here are the best tips I have for you to rank up in Halo: Reach.
1. Always knock out the daily challenges each day because they are worth anywhere from a cumulative 3,000 to 7,000 Credits per day. That’s a pretty good amount of Credits to earn on top of the ones you gain from simply playing the game. Each week (with the weekly challenge too), that could easily be an extra 30,000 to 50,000 Credits.
2. Try to stick to these game modes because they seem to offer the best Credit gaining possibilities:
* Big Team Battle
* Team Objective
* Team Slayer
* Gruntpocalypse on Holdout (for those that prefer Firefight Matchmaking) [1,000 or more Credits per game]
3. Always complete the matches that you start. Otherwise, you lose valuable Credits that you gain for finishing the match. You shouldn’t quit out of a match, even if you are getting the snot beaten out of you by your opponents. The amount of Credits that you forfeit just isn’t worth it. Of course, if you’re going 0 kills and 20 deaths, then you might want to just stop playing altogether, but that’s just my opinion.
4. Don’t play game modes that you aren’t very good at. Doing this will make you want to give up on the game when you keep getting annihilated. Obviously, sticking to the game modes that you are good at will make you more likely to keep on playing the game to earn Credits and keep ranking up. Getting all the way to Inheritor is bound to take some time, even though most of us will never get there. I really don’t plan on being an Inheritor rank ever.
5. Play as many matches as you can each day in a reasonable amount of time. In reality, spending two or three hours playing Halo: Reach isn’t as bad as your family members or girlfriends/boyfriends play it out to be. Anything more than three hours might be overdoing it, but you get to decide when enough is enough. Therefore, just play as much as really want to and keep at it. The Credits won’t come if you don’t play very often. If it isn’t even that important to you, then don’t even worry about playing all the time in the first place.