Halo: Reach released last week for the Xbox 360. It brings back the popular Firefight mode from Halo: ODST, but with matchmaking support and many more modes. Firefight mode has 4 players facing off against waves of incoming enemy Covenant troops. Making it through the first set of waves in Firefight is not that difficult but getting to the coveted 1 million points takes a lot more effort. To help stay alive and rack up more points here are some tips for Halo: Reach’s Firefight mode.
Halo: Reach Firefight Tips – General Tactics
Since the enemies come in waves at the same time it helps to thin their ranks quickly before they have a chance to fight back. When the drop ships are going in for a landing there is a few seconds where you can snipe enemies out of them before they jump to the ground. Try to pick off as many of them as you can in the drop ship, and then as they start jumping out throw a grenade at the landing zone. Most of the time enemies will dodge grenades once they are on the ground, but as they are jumping out of the drop ship they have nowhere else to go. Quickly thinning the enemies goes a long way towards staying alive longer in Firefight matches. After the enemies are out of the drop ships fall back and find a good area to defend that does not let enemies get behind you. Then wait for enemies to come in range and pick them off.
Halo: Reach Firefight Tips – Medic
There are five class load outs available in Halo: Reach’s Firefight mode. Each one has a slightly different weapon load out and armor ability. To play effectively as a team it is critical to have at least one person playing as the Medic class. The Medic gets the Drop Shield ability which not only protects anyone in it but restores health as well. Since there are limited lives and health packs available having a medic to keep your team alive is key to making it through the later rounds.
Halo: Reach Firefight Tips – Defense
In the early waves of Firefight mode going on the offensive is fine but as more powerful enemies start to spawn your team will need to switch to playing defense. Once you start to get overrun fall back to your starting spawn area and have everyone defend the doors. Sit back and let the enemies come to you so you can pick them off a few at a time. If you have a sniper get them to the highest spot in the base that you can so they can be most effective. Keep your medic mobile so they can go heal and protect the rest of your team as needed.
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