Halo Infinite November Update Adding Campaign Co-Op, Forge Beta, and More, Local Split-Screen Co-Op Cancelled

Halo Infinite November Update Adding Campaign Co-Op, Forge Beta, and More, Local Split-Screen Co-Op Cancelled

Richard Walker

343 Industries has released a new developer update for Halo Infinite, revealing that the upcoming Winter Update will be rolling out in November. It'll add a Forge beta, the long-awaited online Campaign co-op, Campaign mission replay, a free 30-tier Battle Pass, two new Multiplayer maps, and XP to be awarded during a beta.

The new Covert One Flag mode will also debut with the November update, bringing a round-based match type to Halo Infinite, featuring asymmetrical loadouts, as attackers and defenders compete to capture or hold the flag. As for the Forge beta, this promises to be a “fully featured” level editor, while the new ‘Argyle’ and ‘Detachment’ maps coming to Multiplayer were made using Forge.

Winter Contingency II will also see the festive event returning in December, as per the Fall/Winter 2022 roadmap below, while Halo Infinite Season 3: Echoes Within is scheduled for March 2023. The game's third season will introduce new Arena and Big Team Battle maps, the M392 Bandit rifle, Shroud Screen equipment, and a 100-tier Battle Pass, as well as a Custom Game Browser, in-game reporting, and more.

An update to the Forge beta will also be implemented for Season 3, with VIP and Escalation modes coming to Multiplayer, and a new narrative event set to launch. Halo Infinite's Winter Update will roll out for free on 8th November, with Season 3: Echoes Within set to arrive in March 2023. It's not all good news, however, as it seems Halo Infinite's local split-screen co-op has apparently been scrapped.

"In order to improve and accelerate ongoing live service development, and to better address player feedback and quality of life updates, we have reallocated studio resources and are no longer working on local campaign split-screen co-op," 343 Industries explained.

Halo Infinite is available for Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC.

  • I had a feeling split-screen was on the back burner but fuck 343i for how badly they mismanaged this game.

    I bought two different Xbox console in my lifetime to play the latest Halo in local co-op with wife and friends. It's what made Halo special. But 343i can't be bothered with this feature? Lots of series have a good run. Some even without the original developer. Halo isn't one of them. Halo 4 is still cool but ultimately this is another story of what happens when the original creators are no longer involved.
  • Ironic, me and a friend were just talking about how couch co-op seems to be a fading things these days.
  • @2 - Not for the LEGO franchise hehe
  • Remember when Bonnie Ross promised that all their games going forward would have split screen co-op after people were upset it wasn’t included with Halo 5? Yeah, more sweet nothings from 343.

    It actually sucks to be a Halo fan these days. The franchise has been completely crushed into the dirt, it’s so sad.
  • I love how the MCC team is out there digging through Halo source files from the turn of the century trying to resurrect old ideas and maintaining six-games-in-one with new and fresh content; while Halo Infinite still can't get their basics done right a full year after release.
  • @BAK3D B34N:
    I do remember that. It's more frustrating knowing that a number of months back some players figured out how to trick the game into allowing limited split screen, so we know at least some of the coding was in place. Now even online co-op will be an additional 3 months away. One disappointment after another with 343.
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