Halo Infinite campaign co-op starts in July, split-screen expected to arrive with Season 3
Halo Infinite is finally getting co-op support for its single-player campaign, 343 Industries announced Tuesday. The latest first-person shooter Halo’s co-op mode will initially roll out as a “tech flight” — think beta — for players signed up for the Halo Insiders program. The developer has already used these test flights, which are technically closed betas for new features, while initially launching Halo Infinite’s multiplayer mode last year. 343 Industries mentioned that “campaign network co-op” will be coming later this year.
343 Industries announced in a Tweeter Invites for Halo Infinite’s new network-based co-op campaign will begin rolling out in July, with a full release expected later this year. It should be noted that the announcement only mentioned the campaign network cooperative. There’s still no indication from the developer when local split-screen co-op will arrive. A fan-made Halo Infinite countdown timer robot on Twitter suggests that Campaign Network co-op will be coming in full mid-August, with an open beta for Forge. Additionally, the Halo Infinite campaign split-screen co-op is set to release during Season 3, which could begin in November.
Campaign co-op has been a staple of the Halo franchise since the release of Halo: Combat Evolved – the OG game – in 2001. Even though Halo 5: Guardians did not include split-screen co-op, the game still supported fire crews online. Additionally, Halo Infinite was also expected to feature a co-op campaign at launch. However, the developer later announced that the co-op mode would be postponed and would not be available at launch. The game was released in December 2021, featuring only the single-player campaign and online multiplayer with Arena and Big Team Battle.
Halo Infinite is available for Xbox One and Xbox Series S/X, and PC via Steam and Microsoft Store. It is also part of the Xbox Game Pass.