Halo Infinite is now available, setting players loose in across both the largest Halo campaign and multiplayer with Arena and Big Team Battle. While Halo Infinite’s campaign is available and can be considered one of the best Xbox games available, co-op play was not included at the game’s launch. The feature, a staple of past mainline Halo games, hasn’t been scrapped entirely. Instead, it was delayed to allow developer 343 Industries to polish other elements of the singleplayer campaign.
We’re keeping track of everything announced for Halo Infinite’s campaign co-op so far, including the player count, split-screen support, and any unique features and when the release date is set.
Halo Infinite co-op campaign player count and split-screen
Right now, we don’t know how many players will be able to enjoy Halo Infinite co-op together. Halo games have varied in the past, though every game except Halo 5: Guardians supported some kind of split-screen play. Halo: Combat Evolved, Halo 2, Halo 3: ODST, and Halo 4 support 2-player co-op, including split-screen. Halo 3 and Halo: Reach support 4-player co-op, though only up to two players can play in split-screen, with the others joining through system link or online. Halo 5: Guardians supports 4-player co-op, but no split-screen at all.
Split-screen play in Halo Infinite actually varies depending on your chosen platform, as the processing power provided by the newer consoles means more players, but not in every mode. On the last-generation Xbox One and Xbox One X, Halo Infinite supports two-player co-op in Arena and Big Team Battle. On Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, up to four players can play split-screen in Arena, while Big Team Battle is still capped at two players.
Split-screen play is not currently supported on PC, but the feature is coming in a post-launch update according to 343 Industries. Halo Infinite will support co-op play between Xbox consoles and PC, as Halo Infinite supports full cross-play and cross-progression, like many other modern Xbox Game Studios titles.
Halo Infinite co-op campaign release date
Right now, there isn’t an exact confirmed release date for the Halo Infinite campaign. Prior to the launch of the singleplayer campaign on Dec. 8, 2021, 343 Industries head of creative Joseph Staten said the team was aiming to launch the co-op campaign around the launch of multiplayer Season 2. Season 1 of the multiplayer is currently slated to end on May 2, 2021, so it’s safe to assume May 2022 is when the co-op campaign will arrive.
We’ll keep you posted with further updates as 343 Industries shares more information on the co-op campaign.
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