Over six months after the game launched, Halo Infinite is finally getting campaign co-op in a new update.
343 Industries recently announced that the game will be receiving a two week long beta for campaign co-op. It’ll be running from July 11th to July 22nd, and anyone who owns the game has access to it. You can also try it out if you have Xbox Game Pass but haven’t installed Infinite yet.
In a new post on Halo Waypoint, 343 said “Campaign Network Co-Op for Halo Infinite is on its way and you’ll soon be able to take the fight to the Banished with your friends and family in the upcoming flight, which is targeted to run from the week of July 11.”
To join friends in co-op, you’ll just need to form a fireteam the same way you would in multiplayer. Then, just navigate to the campaign and choose “start co-op”. Everyone will share the same save, so everyone’s progress counts.
Four Master Chiefs?
Interestingly, everyone in Halo Infinite will be playing as Master Chief rather than other spartans. This is similar to the original Halo: Combat Evolved, where both players played as the big man himself. In future titles, players became elites like the Arbiter or played as their unique spartans from multiplayer, like in Reach.
343 have talked about how the new open-world campaign has caused problems for co-op play. It took them longer to finish it because of the unique challenges open-world posed.
One of the ways they’ve got around this is by introducing “area of operations”. There’s an 800 feet “warning radius” and a 1000 feet “kill radius” which restrict players from straying too far. However, 343 claims you’ll be able to tackle a Banished base from all directions, so hopefully the distance isn’t too limiting.
That does mean we might not be able to crazy cross-map stunts or tricks in co-op, which is kind of disappointing. I guess it’s the price we pay for having a more open campaign.
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