Halo: Reach Limited Edition GIVEAWAY – Comment Contest

We have a winner!

Our winner is Lorenzo, who dropped a ton of useful tips in to his comment. We’ll be contacting you soon to arrange for you to receive your copy of Reach.

Stay tuned for our next giveaway, which should be coming soon!

A brand new, crisp, unopened Halo: Reach Limited Edition floated into our office this week, and we’d like to unload it on one of you fine folks.

Simultaneously, we feel compelled to provide you with a bevy of Halo: Reach multiplayer tips. There has to be a solution here, we thought.


Best Multiplayer Tip Wins

  • Drop your best Halo: Reach multiplayer tip in the comments section of this page.
  • Our favorite tip wins the Limited Edition
  • AND, the best multiplayer tip will be featured in our upcoming “Halo: Reach Multiplayer Tips” article! We’ll credit you, of course.
  • We’ll run the contest through next Friday, September 24.
  • U.S. contestants only.

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103 Comments on Halo: Reach Limited Edition GIVEAWAY – Comment Contest


On September 17, 2010 at 11:16 am

The Radar –

During multi-player, always remember to look at the radar. In fact, there is a new radar system in Halo: Reach. There will be two different color dots indicating that there is a player near by or up above. When the red dot turn into a darker color, then that tells you that someone is up above, in a other room or jet packing. When the red dot is really, really red then that tells you that he is on ground floor. Just remember, to look at your radar at all times.


On September 17, 2010 at 12:19 pm

Don’t try to go all lone wolf, have a buddy to watch you mack both in matchmaking and firefight, and use the DMR, that thing is beast.


On September 17, 2010 at 1:20 pm

Now that there’s fall damage and you have a jetpack. I suggest keeping some boost ready for a nice and gentle landing, instead of watching you smear across the floor!


On September 17, 2010 at 1:28 pm

Reach now has a one hit assassination kill(by holding down the melee button) which has pretty cool animations. But don’t be showoff and use it over and over again cause it does make you immobile for a couple of seconds leaving you open for enemies to attack. So you’re pretty much better off with a light melee attack by just tapping the melee button. Might not kill in one hit but still better than dying yourself. Happy haloing


On September 17, 2010 at 1:30 pm

Know what to use given your current situation. Whether you’re in tight quarters or on an open plain, keep in mind the best weapon for the situation. Are enemies closing on your position from far across the field? Pick ‘em off with a sniper or maybe the DMR. Vehicles perhaps annihilating your team? Take them down with a well-placed rocket or spartan laser. Stuck in the close quarters of a building? Tear it up with the shotgun or needler. With the vast amount of weapons in Reach, there’s always the right tool for the job.


On September 17, 2010 at 2:09 pm

The “Hologram” will allow you to spawn a dummy which can in turn trick players into attacking you at your “spawn”, while it will simply be a hologram giving you the chance to either strike or flee. Another armour aspect allows you to become completely invincible while being unable to move. This can unlock the door for defensive and strategic aspects of the game as you can pose as a decoy, while your allies go in for the kill.

The benefits of a jetpack are obvious, and the Airborn loadout is the most immediately gratifying. The jetpack is particularly essential for getting around quickly on the Sword Base map, or for jetting from hill to hill in Crazy King. But really, it’s the only class to choose when you simply must get across the map as directly as possible. I recomend using Plasma/rocket launchers, needler rifle while using the jetpack loadout.

Connor McGill

On September 17, 2010 at 2:21 pm

Check who you’re shooting at!

Nothing worse than shooting your team mates, ruins the fun for everyone!


On September 17, 2010 at 2:28 pm

You can switch weapons with other friendly soldiers in team. Friendly troops have unlimited ammo, which can be useful when delivering a rocket launcher

Marc Gorski

On September 17, 2010 at 2:58 pm

Headshots rule, right? When you spawn your gun is at the perfect height for a headshot. DON’T LOWER IT. Your intuition tells you to lower the gun to get it out of your sight picture, but when you do you lose your headshot targeting. Now you have to raise the gun when a target presents itself. Get used to having the gun up in your face and keep it there. That fraction of a second it takes to raise it could be the difference between a kill or a death, especially in SWAT!

Dark Ventus

On September 17, 2010 at 3:18 pm

The Best way to kill anyone is to aim for they’re head,or just kill them with melee attacks.

Jeff Haskell

On September 17, 2010 at 3:23 pm

Don’t get frustrated while trying to learn a new game or a new map within a game. It will always take time to learn new things. When it comes to Multiplayer, there will always be somebody who is better than you. If you really suck, record it and put it up as a fail video.


On September 17, 2010 at 4:52 pm

Kill them quick, being fast will give you more chances of survival

Gerardo Jacobo

On September 17, 2010 at 5:01 pm

Remember to load up on Rockstars, chips, soda, and basically anything that will help keep you up. Like previous Halo games before Reach this game will have you hooked. Make sure to grab your buddies and overall have fun enjoy the game and practice, practice, ‘cuz it helps when you know the levels like the back of your hand.


On September 17, 2010 at 5:52 pm

Don’t kill yourself.


On September 17, 2010 at 6:05 pm

You got to be quick. Your going to have a bunch of player going after you. With the jetpack you will be able to maneuver a lot quicker. I always like to keep a sniper with me, so if i’m in a tough patch, i’ll use my jetpack to get to a high and safe spot and began the sniping as my shield recharges. Lots of people believe Halo doesnt require skill, but it does. Anyone can learn how to play Halo, just hear all the small children yelling in your ear. (how I hate them) lol


On September 17, 2010 at 6:19 pm

1. Shut down your console.
2. Get on your PC
3. Play Team Fortress 2.
4. ????
5. Profit!


On September 17, 2010 at 7:13 pm

Aim for the Head


On September 17, 2010 at 7:13 pm

shoot to kill


On September 17, 2010 at 7:29 pm

Use your team to your advantage. Your team is there for a reason, to aid you when you need it. work together as best as you can and if you can get everyone on your team into a Xbox Live party. you can then use the microphone to create a coordinated attack.

kage hughey

On September 17, 2010 at 8:28 pm

stay with your teamate and one of you hids while the other goes out and you hit the enemy in the back


On September 17, 2010 at 10:51 pm

1. Abilities have everything to do with winning don’t let your team have all the same stuff

2. Crouching really proves use full if your being chased and want to take out a person as they walk around the corner

3.Aim for the head body shot don’t do much damage.

4.Throw grenades where people are going to be not where they are

5.Melee as much as possible you’ll get more kill bottom line

6. If your in a c.t.f have some one stay back with camouflage so he can assassinate people at the flag.

7. In a fire fire fight, try to use the mortar strike on hunters as it follows them and they generally are surrounded by other creature’s (be careful of danger close always!!!!)

8.If you have a lot of Halo gamer score download Halo way point for free in game gear and awards.


On September 17, 2010 at 10:51 pm

Dont get discouraged and never give up! If you cant seem to get things going in matchmaking, switch lobbies and give firefight a try. If you still feel like you’re not getting better switch to campaign. When back in competitive matchmaking play dont always choose your class based on what everyone else is using: sometimes its best just to stick with what you know best. If none of this helps you have no worries. The only way to really get good is to keep on playing!

Ryan Byrd

On September 17, 2010 at 11:12 pm

Always keep your clip fully loaded when a fight is over make sure to reload so you wont have to in the middle of a fight, could be the difference between winning and losing


On September 17, 2010 at 11:24 pm

Have a good team, or you might get stuck with a bunch of noobs and have your k/d go down a lot…maybe.

Bud Maloney

On September 18, 2010 at 12:02 am

Be patient my friends. Know your weaponry, where they are located, know the map. Take breaks between matches, and I don’t mean bathroom breaks, go eat, read a book or something. That way you only log on to Halo when you are focussed. Always remember , you’re there to have fun, nothing to be competitive about, the Halo rankings are utterly useless, just used to fuel your pride, like a carrot in front of a donkey , you will never reach the target, and when you do, you will realize that you have wasted hours upon hour in this game, being frustrated. So relax, sit back and enjoy the game.


On September 18, 2010 at 3:49 am

Shoot them in the head.


On September 18, 2010 at 4:32 am

Always aim for the head and if your playing team use a pistol


On September 18, 2010 at 7:13 am

Each day, we will be giving you tips to easily complete the daily challenges. Daily challenges are challenges issued by Bungie in which you have 24 hours to complete. If completed, you gain a predetermined amount of credits. New challenges are given each day.


On September 18, 2010 at 7:28 am

Try to not suck at Halo.

Automated Toast

On September 18, 2010 at 10:13 am

One big tip is to NEVER QUIT!!! There is now a penalty, for quitting. If you quit to much then you can be put on a no multiplayer probation period. Stick out each game it can only make you better. NEVER QUIT!!!


On September 18, 2010 at 10:21 am

Communicate, and work as a group but don’t be that raging 10year old kid that everyone has had to deal with.


On September 18, 2010 at 10:43 am

NEVER QUIT!!!!!!!!!!


On September 18, 2010 at 11:04 am

1.Use everything at your disposal
2.Shoot the enemy before they shoot you
3.If you see a rocket launcher, take it. Its always good to kill.
4.Don’t whine on whatever gun you pickup or spawn with, take what you get and kill.
5.Adapt to the new game environment the best you can whether you never played halo before, your new to the xbox 360, or you are more comfortable with the original controls on halo.
6.Don’t get into chat fights it will only not make you concentrate on the game. it will make you sound like a 10 year old kid.
7.If you’re outta ammo, don’t bother trying to save the gun and look for ammo for it just cause it looks pretty, pickup any gun on the ground, whether its a plasma pistol, frag, magnum, assault rifle, or any gun you can find from a nailed up body, you pick it up.
8.Lastly, I’m sure this is the most important of them all: SURVIVE
9.What else is there to say?


On September 18, 2010 at 11:18 am

Jump into a warthog with a bunch of friends and start running over people.


On September 18, 2010 at 12:21 pm

Make sure you carry one human weapon and one covenant weapon. Use the covenant weapont to easily dispatch shielding, then switch to ur human weapon to pump your enemies full of lead. Bullet based weapons kill fast if they arent shielded and covenant weapons dispatch shioelds.


On September 18, 2010 at 1:03 pm

There are a lot of different strategies out there, especially now with the new armor abilities. The best way to improve is just to get in there, play, and find out what works for you. Watch advanced players and try to see how they gave themselves an advantage, using the videos of matches you’ve just played can also be helpful. Lastly challenge yourself, you can always get better if you keep trying to improve.

Stephen miller

On September 18, 2010 at 2:01 pm

Watch out who is behind you and make sure your not shooting your team.


On September 18, 2010 at 3:09 pm

Always Stay With A Full Clip.
Strafe Like A Pro.
Aim For The Dome.
And If All Else Fails,
Taze Him, Bro.


On September 18, 2010 at 3:16 pm



On September 18, 2010 at 4:31 pm

Always aim for the head.

Philip Hanan

On September 18, 2010 at 5:34 pm

Tip #1: Dominate KOTH mode by using the Jetpack to reach the Hill faster than non jet-setters or use a shield to keep your time longer on the Hill.

Tip 2: When collecting skulls, attack one opponent at a time, then try to hang on to as many as you can while standing near the goal. If you’re almost dead, then deliver the skulls quickly for points.

Tip #3: Go airborne with the jetpack, but remember you’re vulneral to snipers. To attack targets while in the air, throw a sticky grenade above an opponent’s head. You’re much more likely to survive from any gunfire from that opponent.

Tip #4: Plant a hologram near a vehicle. Now, wait for an opponent to attempt a kill or a steal, then target the vehicle with a rocket or grenade.

Tip 4: Throw your opponents off by telling your friends’ your hologram’s location over Xbox Live. Wait for the enemies to strike, then grenade the bunch.

Tip #5: In order to prevent vehicle respawn, try to hide a damaged vehicle where it is both hard to find and hard to drive out.

Tip #6: When working with a friend, try to only use weapons that will not damage your friend. Grenades and rockets are a no-no.

Tip #7: Melee hits are faster than reload times, so when out, pull your dukes out.

Tip #8: If cornered by an opponent with a sword, expect to die, so throw a sticky grenade directly ahead.

Tip #9: Remember; large vehicles make excellent walls, but don’t stand too close to one in case of sudden explosion.

Tip #10: Spartans, etc. can jump off each others’ heads to reach new heights.

Tip #11: It is possible to stick yourself when crouched, so be careful with stickies in that position.

Tip #12: Run while constantly turning to better spot opponents that are not on radar.

Tip #13: Don’t eat that chilidog before that bumpy Warthog ride or space drop unless you really want to be in deep $h1t at every battle.

Nate Slayton

On September 18, 2010 at 6:21 pm

With devotion the warrior acquires his target, with compassion he fires, and with faith he knows he has already hit him.

Maribel Ozuna

On September 18, 2010 at 7:12 pm

Remember you have to eat during the 24 hours a day you will play this addicting game.

Ryan Sixt

On September 18, 2010 at 7:18 pm

Sick and tired of dieing from the same guy? Don’t forget to T-Bag your nemesis once you get your revenge!

brett thompson

On September 18, 2010 at 8:05 pm

if you have a girlfriend, don’t forget you have a girlfriend because you’re playing a game, or you won’t have a girlfriend anymore. don’t die. get more kills than the other people playing. aim for the head. use cover. watch your buddy’s back.


On September 18, 2010 at 8:45 pm

if you are surrounded by guys in close quarters then your best bet is to commit suicide. the reason for this is simple, if you kill yourself, then they don’t get points for your death. also, you could take some of them with you if use an explosive weapon like a rocket launcher, or a grenade. i have never played reach, so i don’t know if it apply’s to the game in any way, but never run out of ammo when fighting the flood, never try to outrun the flood, it’s impossible, and [excluding halo 1] never try to fight out of a corner against flood unless if you have dual smg’s[though these are extremely useful in halo 1, halo 2, and halo 3[the first one] I.D.K. about O.D.S.T. haven’t played it either] thank you and i hope that you can find some useful info in this.


On September 18, 2010 at 8:56 pm

scout out all of the maps in the game in your spare playing time. this will give you a useful advantage over most other players and save a lot of frustration in multiplayer and split screen modes. trust me it helps a lot. as proof, i kick serious butt in sandtrap in halo 3[normal not O.D.S.T. as i said in my last comment i haven't played it yet] it really works and it can give you a serious advantage, especially over inexperienced players. ;]


On September 18, 2010 at 9:08 pm

The best part of halo reach multi player is the fact that they will ban you if you quit. There is no place for quitters on Microsoft’s servers. Quitters are out only the individuals with real skill play, that is what multi player is all about playing the best of the best so you can prove you are better that the rest, by recording awsome kill videos.


On September 18, 2010 at 9:18 pm

look up the tips and you should be good


On September 19, 2010 at 4:20 am

Pretend you’re a girl… then boom goes the dynamite. Guys should be dropping like flies for those sweet sweater yams.

Capn JRad

On September 19, 2010 at 6:32 am

Grenades are your friend. Whip one into where enemies are hiding then shoot them in the back as they run away. Throw one to either side of an enemy and he has nowhere to go.


On September 19, 2010 at 9:01 am

Grendades are the most important tool in Halo, they can change the difference between a kill and a death. If someone is behind you and gets the first couple of shots, turn around chuck a grenade ( use armor lock or hide behind a wall) once it explodes the aim for the head! Also if theirs a guy a nice distance away, throw a nade! then shoot, will be alot easier to kill them once the grenade shatter their shield.


On September 19, 2010 at 9:11 am

Just play to have fun! You’ll get better as you play against other players, and have fun with it. You’ll learn new techniques and methods of doing things like killing or going all out on people


On September 19, 2010 at 9:15 am

Make sure you bring you a weapon. Can’t get any kills if you can’t shoot.


Roy Snyder

On September 19, 2010 at 11:01 am

The best way to win any multilayer match is simple. practice play one player and get to where you can beat the game on normal with little to no deaths, then you will be ready. AI is scripted your friends online are not and will do anything to make sure you have no life left in the tiny body you leave behind.


On September 19, 2010 at 11:41 am

me want reach please


On September 19, 2010 at 11:49 am

for fire fight put on infinite ammo and invulnerable health and make all the bad guys grunts then go and get all the achievements


On September 19, 2010 at 12:47 pm

Don’t Go It Alone

Halo has always revolved around teamwork, except rumble pit. In any game type, its always good to have at least one or more people with you, that way at least you and your friends can watch each others backs. The more help you have and the more coordination, the higher your chances or winning and surviving are.


On September 19, 2010 at 12:52 pm

remember the radar shows people who move, but only if they move fast enough. if you need to get around unnoticed on radar you should crouch and move or just barely move the analog stick, you wont show on radar this way :)

Josh Wentling

On September 19, 2010 at 12:53 pm

One of the first things you notice about Halo: Reach is the refined menu system. In addition to presenting the main gameplay modes, the main menu displays the status of your friends who are playing Reach and allows you to peruse their service records and invite them to your party with ease. Entering a mode, tweaking options, and starting up a match is an effortless process, and your party members can come with you almost everywhere you go. The interface allows you to easily explore game types, customization tools, and user-created content without getting swamped or overwhelmed. It’s remarkable that everything is this easily accessible, because Halo: Reach is absolutely packed with great content.

Halo campaigns have traditionally had epic aspirations, and Halo: Reach is no different. Whether you play solo or cooperatively with up to four players, you play as the newest member of Noble team. Your first mission is to investigate a distress signal in a rural mountainous area, and it’s no surprise when the source of the distress turns out to be the Covenant. Small skirmishes and reconnaissance missions soon escalate to all-out war as humanity tries to repel the alien invaders. Anyone familiar with the Halo canon knows how that one ends, but it’s thrilling to be a part of Noble team’s efforts. You undertake missions of increasingly crucial strategic importance, and this urgency is conveyed without any reliance on previous Halo knowledge. Instead, the characters you interact with help set the tone, and your squadmates have unique personalities that go a long way toward keeping you emotionally invested in the action. There are some cliches and a few cheap moments, but the story successfully channels the forthright heroism of soldiers who are committed to their cause. This earnest appeal makes Halo: Reach’s campaign one of the most satisfying in the series.

The campaign also benefits from great pacing and a cohesive sense of place. The slow burn of the early levels explodes into frenetic large-scale conflict, and some good dramatic turns and an engrossing musical score keep the pace from fizzling out as the game builds toward a climactic ending. Your missions take you through a rich array of environments, from rural farming communities to high-country military outposts and from dry, rocky steppes to battered city streets. Throughout these diverse locations, the mountainous geography of Reach remains a constant presence that helps you connect with the land you are fighting to defend. Levels are often expansive, offering stunning views and allowing for some nice gameplay diversity. In addition to a number of classic vehicles that still handle marvelously, there are a few new rides that provide some kicks of their own. There’s also a space-faring first for the series, and though this sequence is a bit shallow, it doesn’t overstay its welcome and features some gorgeous orbital vistas.

Josh Wentling

On September 19, 2010 at 12:54 pm

Halo: Reach continues the series’ tradition of superlative combat and movement mechanics. This consistency isn’t likely to excite those who have disliked Halo in the past, but those who have enjoyed it before have a new twist to contend with in the form of armor abilities. These special abilities operate on a cooldown timer and grant players a specific power that can give them an edge in combat. Whether it’s a quick burst of speed to close the distance between you and an enemy or a jetpack that grants you the power of limited flight, these abilities add an intriguing new tactical element. Active camouflage aids in stealthy maneuvers, while armor lock can help you survive a grenade explosion that is too close to evade. And while the advantages of being able to create a running decoy of yourself may seem obvious, deploying the decoy effectively is another matter.

When these abilities are in play, they change the every-soldier-is-equal dynamic that has long defined Halo multiplayer, but they do it in a very specific and knowable way. Once you see your opponent tumble laterally in an evade maneuver, you know exactly what kind of ability you are dealing with (at least, you do until he respawns). Rather than creating an imbalance in the battlefield, these armor abilities enrich combat and offer even seasoned Halo veterans new ways to flex their strategic muscle. They also go hand in hand with the concept of loadouts. Rather than always spawning every player with identical equipment, Halo: Reach often lets players choose which guns and armor ability they want to equip, sometimes offering new loadouts as the match progresses. The ability to change loadouts can cause strategic shifts in the battlefield, forcing players to reevaluate their combat options, and figuring out the many tactical possibilities of each armor ability is an engaging challenge. These invigorating new elements inject a new energy into one of the traditional strengths of the series, making Halo: Reach’s competitive multiplayer better than ever.

Doing well in online multiplayer, the offline campaign, and most other gameplay modes earns you credits that can be used to buy new, strictly cosmetic armor pieces for your Spartan. It can also earn you progress toward commendations and daily or weekly challenges, which in turn earn you more credits, a higher ranking, and of course bragging rights. Your service record displays your Halo stats and accomplishments to anyone who cares to look, and the Theater lets you capture a screenshot or video clip of any moment that you care to show off. Halo: Reach automatically saves your recent matches regardless of what mode you play, and watching replays is a lot of fun even if you don’t care to preserve them for posterity. Recording clips, taking screens, recommending them to your friends, and uploading them to your file share is as easy as ever, and the only real drawback to the Theater is that you can’t bring any party members along with you.


On September 19, 2010 at 12:54 pm

Don’t die.


On September 19, 2010 at 12:56 pm

Familiarize yourself with the map’s strongholds. Awareness of gun locations and map layout is crucial for successful beginnings. Encounter enemies only with an equal amount of allies to ensure survivability. Use your entire arsenal including grenades and armor capabilities. Diversity armor capabilities in teams for creative strategies. Use the speed up ability to distract enemies while your other team mates pick off your opponents from a safe distance. Above all practice practice and have fun.


On September 19, 2010 at 12:59 pm

You do not aim with your hand. He who aims with his hand has forgotten the face of his father. You aim with your eye. You do not shoot with your hand. He who shoots with his hand has forgotten the face of his father. You shoot with your mind. You do not kill with your gun. He who kills with his gun has forgotten the face of his father. You kill with your heart. –Gunslinger saying.

More to the point, though, remember to have fun. Unless you’re trying to do this for a living, life will go on if you get fragged.

William Ju

On September 19, 2010 at 1:10 pm

This ain’t Modern Warfare 2. This isn’t about K/D. This is about winning the games. If you go alone you won’t get many kills and die pitifully. Go with at least a partner to back you up when going to enemy territory. Don’t be a killhog and understand that assists are fine.


On September 19, 2010 at 1:17 pm

This game isn’t like CoD where it seems everything it one shot kill. Heck even sniper shots are a 2 hits to kill on the body. Use that to your advantage when being attacked by an enemy. You have time to make decisions to counter the enemy’s attack or to just run away. Since you need to shoot multiple times at the enemy to take him down, get the rhythm of the weapon reticle bloom. This is especially important when using weapons like the DMR and shooting at far targets. Time the bloom to get the most accurate shots so you’re not missing most of the shots from far away, that’s just a waste of ammo.


On September 19, 2010 at 1:33 pm

When your in multiplayer you should always avoid contact with enemies with sword and use a sniper for a 2 shot kill. If u get in contact with an enemy with a sword,use a shotgun and you shoot when they are up close to you. If you are getting sniped try using the power up that lets you escape like running,the drop shield,or invisibility.


On September 19, 2010 at 1:45 pm

When playing Slayer Classic, fire the whole assault rifle clip, then quickly switch to the pistol and aim for the head. Works all the time.


On September 19, 2010 at 3:03 pm

Remember people, the jet pack is your friend, don’t just use it to traverse the map, use it for evasion, it comes in really handy for dodging tank shells and enemy turrets. also you can jump off a cliff and hover instead of falling towards your target, it makes you harder to spot, and you have a stable firing platform for a short time. also, the hologram is hilarious, send it around one side of a boulder, let them shoot, then you come around the other side as they reload, i recommend a gun with a lot of fire power, you can get insane multi-kills, and they never knew what hit them.


On September 19, 2010 at 3:06 pm

when in doubt whip it out!


On September 19, 2010 at 3:12 pm

Play with people that are better then you.

Michael Schlueter

On September 19, 2010 at 3:34 pm

9 years later… Take No Prisoners.

Shane Petersen

On September 19, 2010 at 3:45 pm

Use a plasma grenade on your team mate to kama kazi your opponent


On September 19, 2010 at 4:32 pm

The best tip you can follow is go for the head and keep your aim steady. Using an asault rifle and spraying your entire clip to kill one enemy is a waste of ammunitions and is sure to get you killed by surrounding enemies while you reload. Use the DMR and use slow-controlled shots aimed at the head of your enemy to take them out. The same goes for the asault rifle, use short-controlled shots aimed at the upper half of your target. Also, when using a weapon with a short range, or one that is fully automatic, dont shoot at the enemy far away. Choose a target that is closer or wait until you close in on your target to take the shot. If you follow these hints, you are sure to be a better player. Spraying bullets towards an enemy way out of range is the worst thing you can do.


On September 19, 2010 at 4:41 pm

Change your preferences so that you play againts and with players of your choosing. Are you tired of that douchebag who tries to kill the entire enemy team by himself? Then set your preferences to search for team players. Are you tired of the people who’s K/D is way negative, set your preferences so that you play with skillful players. If you are new to the Halo series, or are not very good at FPS, set your preferences so that you play with people at your skill level.


On September 19, 2010 at 5:55 pm

Mix up your armor abilities each time you respawn based on the flow and context of the game. Also, coordinate your abilities with your teammates for maximum effectiveness (Drop Shield/Armor Lock for defensive roles, Sprint/Jet Pack for offensive, etc.). Also, For most weapons, the faster you fire, the lower your accuracy will be. Pay attention to the size of the reticule, it expands as you fire. Targets at longer distances require a slower, more methodical rate of fire for maximum accuracy.


On September 19, 2010 at 6:41 pm

i want to give you guys tips but i cant afford the game in order to participate . so if you can give me the game ill go ahead and work on those tips :) . that being said i think the best tip is to aim at the enemies head.


On September 19, 2010 at 6:45 pm

I’m gonna keep it short and sweet, (thats what she said btw) but Halo Reach has expanded so much, if your not used to the melee i.e. COD, BF2, then you will have to get used to it. My main tip in multiplayer is to use grenades, they work so good and always run, run, run, run and don’t forget to jump when a muthaf****** is firing at you.. Heck it always works for me ! :) Hope You Enjoy These Tips!


On September 19, 2010 at 7:55 pm

daniel is some what right but on ur radar when there is a light red circle it means someone is a level below you,when the cirle is dark red the person is on ur level, and when there is a red arrow the person is either a level higher than u or jet packing. A great combo to use is the Dmr and a grenade throw the grenade at ur target and it will hurt them really bad so all u need is 1 headshot with the Dmr. when ur playing teams try to stick together dont fight alone or you will lose. always move side to side when u are having a dmr battle with somebody DO NOT JUMP it will leave you vulnerable there are plenty more tips i have but ive already made this way to long haha


On September 19, 2010 at 8:09 pm

also i forgot to add when ur using a shotgun or sword remember to crouch becuase when ua are crouching u can not be seen on the enemies radar. i recomend using sprint and hologram hologram is great for getting more kills so is sprint. jet paacking is great for evading but leaves you very vulnerable. grenades are your best friend use them wisely and always try to find people fighting already they will be hurt and easy to take out basically a free kill haha use walls to your advantage when throwing grenades. try to find the best look sensitivity to make it easier to aim at your targets thats all hopefully lol


On September 19, 2010 at 8:29 pm

Sensitivity. Some people may have a very low sensitivity because that’s what they are used to–but the downside to that is turning around when you get shot at–and we know how many times that happens. Even when you use routes that are more closed than opened, you’re still going to get flanked one way or the other the same way you catch someone off guard. As you play more and more games, boost your sensitivity by one after a certain period of time–not all in one day. Don’t go all the way up to 7 or 8 at once–you have to make sure that you get used to the other sensitivities before you go that high. The advantage here is not only that you can turn faster to your target, but it will force you to move your right thumb stick in small increments rather than snapping them in large increments and giving yourself inaccurate shots. Sensitivity is not just a personal preference–it’s also a tactic.


On September 20, 2010 at 5:31 am

the best way to kill someone, i believe is to have your pistol out already and go up to someone and hit them first. then to shoot them in the head. this will always get me a kill when i play with my friend online. another thing is to throw grenades alot! if you dont throw grenades you wont get many kills. because the possibility of getting two or more kills in multiplayer matchmaking is alot higher, especially if the grenade falls into a group of players. grenades are not hard to throw. one more thing. if you pick up the sword, have sprint or active camo on, if you have sprint on run the heck outta there and come up from behind the players. if you have to run completely away from the battle cuz it seems that i always get killed when pick up the sword and hop straight into the battle. go around the whole map if you have to.

joseph bestford

On September 20, 2010 at 7:50 am

give them hell wif invisibility n snipes n assasination

Josh Duffney

On September 20, 2010 at 8:00 am

(Use your Team as a distraction) This works in any team battle. Wait for your team to run in a certain direction while you run to a vantage point to over look the map. Once your team has engaged the enemy FLANK them. I normally use the DMR for mid to long range. Start to engage the enemy from behind. Take your time and make your shots count because they have no idea you are there. Once close enough throw grenades and switch to secondary close range weapons.(Always watch your radar for respawing enemies)

Charlie Unsderfer

On September 20, 2010 at 9:19 am

Unlike Halo 3, Reach brings a whole new competitive look the the halo franchise. A few tips to put you above others would surely help! Firstly, Slow your shots down!! Unlike halo 3, time shots meant nothing….in reach, there is what’s called “Bloom”. If you dont slow your shots down then you’ll most likely lose those 1v1 battles that are most important! Another difference you’ll find is that in the bottom corner where the Radars is found, Bungie has nicely given you all the locations on each map. Memorize these locations, and when in need you can call out to your teammates where you are, and they’ll know! As an MLG player knows, callouts are easily the most essential needs to bring a victory! Hope these tips helped and take it from and MLG Veteran that they will surely help!

rafael martinez

On September 20, 2010 at 11:03 am

When buying Halo Reach be prepared to take a week off because you’re not getting off that couch until you’re done. In fact here are some things you should do so that during that week off no-one bothers you. 1)Set your answering machine to say “everyone is dead to me for this week, pleas leave a message after the beep.” 2.)Stock up on Energy drinks and some chips 3.) tell your girlfriend/boyfriend that you have a mysterious rash in a certain area and let them know that you can’t see them for a while. 4.) Before purchasing Halo Reach try to get your boss into the series that way they do the same thin you do.
This way you won’t be interrupted while enjoying the best game ever

"Jacstun" Marsh

On September 20, 2010 at 11:15 am

The best opening move in a gun to gun firefight, no matter the number of opponents, is to move backwards facing the closest target. The majority of players will instinctively chase you, moving in a straight line allowing for easy headshot delivery.

Kyle Y.

On September 20, 2010 at 11:35 am

You wouldn’t run into the open in real life war, so don’t do it in Halo. Keep your distance and keep in cover whenever you can. You can pick off injured enemies and lob grenades as you please to rack up that kill count.

Stephen Dixon

On September 20, 2010 at 12:07 pm

The game was fun to play until you get to the end and realize you are not the master chief.They lead you to believe you are and that sucks.I have talked to others who thought the same thing.Then you watch your self get killed??Kids today feel hopeless that no matter what they do life is going to get you anyways.when I play its to escape reality and to have fun.this world does not need more loosers they need winners and this game does not make you that!I took it to game stop sold it for $20 bucks and wont play it again.Thats my opinion

Tony A

On September 20, 2010 at 12:47 pm

Become friends with your jet pack. It makes jumping from floor to floor a breeze and will come in handy when playing head hunter. My favorite combo is the jet pack and hammer. Nothing like dropping in and turning your enemy into a doormat.

Kyle H.

On September 20, 2010 at 7:24 pm

When engaged in a serious firefight in team slayer or other team related game modes, throw a plasma grenade, then a frag grenade, the plasma grenades take longer to detonate than the frag grenades and thus both explode simultaneously, delivering greater splash damage.

Dylan T.

On September 20, 2010 at 9:37 pm

Active Camo isn’t just for sneaking around, use it to scramble your enemies radar for a quick escape! When your shield is down, and you need to get out QUICK, just cut to the side, pop that baby on and keep making cuts! Using Active Camo for 1 on 1 snipe battles across maps like Pinnacle. Be smart on when you are able to get out of sticky situations!


On September 20, 2010 at 10:11 pm

Be the wolf, not the one of the cattle.

By this, I mean to look at how most players move through your current map and take advantage of their patterns. For instance, the most direct routs are usually the most traveled, so if you can find a way to catch those people off guard, flank them, or otherwise take advantage of their predictable movements, you have the best chance of getting the most kills and staying out of the line of fire. This will increase your kills and your kills per life.

Also, it’s fun to yell, “I AM THE WOLF!” Every time you frag one of the “cattle”! ^_^


On September 20, 2010 at 10:15 pm

One of the most anticipated and loved additions to the game is the return of the magnum pistol from the first Halo. Get good with aiming it and be able to quickly line it up to the enemies head, then all you have to do is practice the timing of it’s shots to get the devastating five-shot kill. Just remember to be patient with your aiming, don’t spray your shots, and be ready to dominate the game! =)


On September 21, 2010 at 5:55 am

1) The faster you fire, the lower your accuracy will be. Your reticule Size will get bigger the faster you fire, Crouching will increase your accuracy
2) The Needle Rifle can be fired as a fully automatic weapon if you hold down the trigger.
3) When using the Grenade Launcher Hold the Trigger down the Round will not Detonate until you let go.
4) Armor Lock will save you if you get stuck with a plasma grenade or needles stuck.
5) Using Evade will shake Plasma Launcher rounds that are homing in on you.
6) Use Forge to Learn each map since you can move around freely in it.
7) Plasma Pistol is a good Weapon if you use it right. Overcharged Shot will Drop your Opponent Shields leaving him open for a Finishing blow Melee.
8) Normal Crouching Tea Bagging is so Halo 3. For the best Tea Bagging use Armor Lock.
9) Assassination is like the New crack but only do it when it safe and nobody around. It leave you open to get yourself killed. Also you can save teammate from Assassinations if you Melee or Assassinate the person attacking your teammate.
10) In firefight Drop Shields can save you and your team.
11) Someone rushing you with an Energy Sword. Time your melee with theirs and you can deflect the Blow saving yourself.
12) In any team battles its best for all the teammate to work and stay together. If you run off alone you will most likely going to end up killed.

13) You can get Killed of the Blades of a Falcon

14) You can Shoot grenades ( I Love this one)

15) You can avoid Fall Damage by Crouching before you land but will not save you if it’s a fall that will kill you.

16) Focus Rifle Beam and Redirect Rockets. Armor Lock & Gravity Hammer does this as well.

Scott Schultz

On September 21, 2010 at 11:12 am

learn the maps that’s the biggest tip i tell every one.
1)play maps by your self so you can explore the map and find any hidden area if any.
2)find out where all the weapons and power ups are and find out there respawn time, so when you take a gun and need to grab it for more ammo your not standing in the open waiting for it to spawn.
3) play the maps online now and study where the most and lest active areas are, in the most active area can be your rocket multikill spot and less active area can become the spot you snipe from.
4)learn the spawn-points because if 10 players get killed you don’t want your back to them when they spawn.


On September 21, 2010 at 11:19 am

how can we give tips if we can’t afford the game, otherwise we wouldn’t be here giving tips and trying to win the game =|


On September 22, 2010 at 2:12 am

Learn how the maps work, check them out yourself to see the spawn of some weapons or powerups. Learn their respawntime so you can be ready to grab the sniper or the bazooka when it respawn. Using the armorlock could save you from getting stuck, needles. Even if you have armorlock to protect you, you should not rush like a maniac, play smart. :)


On September 22, 2010 at 5:05 am

Press Crouch, Crouch, Crouch and Crouch again

charles wade

On September 22, 2010 at 7:36 am

PICK ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!


On September 22, 2010 at 11:48 am

i think i you are going to play two player you should have close frid to you self because whan i where plying live on halo 3 i made a alliance whit some one i djust met and i gott slayd djust because he or her whanted to win so allways play whit a frind you know.And if you are whorking with some one you djust bring a energy sword for your own safty.one more thing I would want to say is that I started playing Halo when I was six, so you can of course see for yourself how long I’ve played the best game that I love and now with the halo reach so I was thrilled but I myself have not Huns buy so I hope I win but if I do not do it so can I have to buy myself but I hope you will at least read what I have printer dedicated to you for a fan as I am, there are not many in Sweden who is tjejer.så Sincerely halo’s biggest fan of them all Jasmine.


On September 26, 2010 at 2:06 pm

When will a winner be announced?


On October 8, 2010 at 7:00 am

Keep out of sight, close round a corner when somebody is coming, melee and shoot the head, Active Camo isn’t that great, you’re always at the center of the disturbance so trust me, we know where you are, also, keep with the pistol and the DMR/Needle rifle if possible, headshots do the most damage so try to get them if possible, the Pistol now has the scope again, but it’s not like on ODST, pause between long range shots, or, even better, get a long range weapon, practice makes perfect, play with a good friend and get better together, try not to play too many online games in a row, you tend to unfocus and lose, if you find yourself “Nerd-raging”, take a break and maybe eat something.
Remember you are part of a team in campaign, stay back if you’re in trouble, trust the AI to help you… eventually.
On team multiplayer, WEAR YOUR MIC! if you don’t have one, GET ONE, team communication is essential to both moral and success, if you’re having a good time, you win whether you’re in the lead or not. Not only this, but constant silence from your team will aggravate and irritate you if you DO have a mic but nobody else does. Remember, automatic weapons fire takes down shields quickly, but are often inaccurate, run towards the enemy and you’ll probably kill them faster, the obvious exception to this being the Covenent Beam Rifle because it’s a sniping weapon, but this is limited by heat and ammo, keep the heavy weapons for large groups and vehicles, this isnt halo 2, rockets don’t lock on to everything, and when they do, they’re not exactly dogfight missiles, they can’t turn corners well. And ONE MORE THING! Teabagging wins the game.