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Halo 5: Guardians

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Not Your First Rodeo in Halo 5: Guardians

Not Your First Rodeo105 (40)

This is a rare achievementSuccessfully complete 5 Warzone Firefight matches.

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Achievement Guide for Not Your First Rodeo

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Achievement won on 30 Jun 16
TA Score for this game: 2,480
Posted on 30 June 16 at 23:53
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Now this isn't an official "How To Guide To Not Get Your Butt Kicked In Every Match". Warzone Firefight is not easy and it may very well frustrate you before you get your five wins. I have roughly a 66% lost ratio in fact. Despite the difficulties of making an official guide to work with all the random factors in Firefight, there are some general tips that worked for me.

NOTE: I played Firefight entirely solo. Even if you just have two or three friends to play with, your experience may very well be drastically different as opposed to mine. Coordination will help a great deal.

First, note that your worst enemy is in fact the respawn timer itself. At a personal maximum of 30 seconds on Wave 5 for me, dying in the later waves has a heavy penalty for your whole team. Due to just how easy it is to die, it's quite possible that a large chunk of your team could be out of the fight. I wish I could say to just not die but it will happen. Keep your distance when you can and remember, this isn't campaign. You can easily be overwhelmed by even just a couple grunts in all honesty.

Secondly, precision weapons are your friend. A BR will most likely be your primary weapon once you get the REQ requirement. Or even primary weapons. In Warzone you cannot have two of the same weapon equipped, but you can have two variants of the same weapon equipped. Two BR's, two DMR's... If say you have to deal with Pheatons or Ghosts and you are lacking the REQ to get the heavy firepower, or you are forced to snipe enemies from a distance, don't be afraid to double up on your weapons.

Thirdly, whenever you approach the REQ stations throughout the map you will refill all ammo for your basic load out weapons. Assault Rifle, Battle Rifle, DMR, Magnum, and Submachine Gun. Since you can't afford to suicide for ammo go fill up when you can.

Fourthly, be aware of the REQ system. You don't need to memorize the requirements to use everything, but keep in mind to build up your REQ by killing whoever you can so you can access better gear. Even having one person who has enough REQ points to say, get enough firepower to work against a Grunt Mech can potentially win the game. Swap out your weapons when you can, get a vehicle to increase DPS, or quickly buy a power weapon to deal with a boss.

Fifthly, NEVER get a vehicle while you are dead. In all of my experience, on top of the already long respawn wait, getting a vehicle while dead will create a whole new respawn timer. Got 14 seconds left and you ordered a Scorpion? Now you can wait another 20 seconds ALONG WITH another potential five seconds due to a delay between the countdown reaching zero and respawning.
NOTE: There is a vehicle cap. It appears to be only for active vehicles. I got out of my Banshee for 25 seconds to kill an enemy in the building. It was gone by the time I got back.

Sixthly, be prepared to get a vehicle on Waves 4 and 5. These are typically boss waves and being quick on ordering a vehicle can save you precious seconds. Some bosses, especially pairs of mythics or Legendaries with a Mythic at the end, can take a long time. I've had where it took us 4:32 minutes to kill the Legendaries only to get a Mythic to appear, completely screwing us.

Seventhly, some games will honestly screw you over. Some scenarios will occur where victory seems impossible. Don't be disheartened. Firefight isn't gentle whatsoever. Not having the REQ requirement to combat a certain group of enemies is all to common. Fight on and hope your next game is kinder.

That is all I got. I hope these little tidbits help you as much as they helped me. I highly advise teaming up with friends but this is entirely possible through solo play. Best of luck and try not to rage too hard. My voice is still a bit hoarse personally myself.
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