Halo Infinite Campaign Co-Op Won't Arrive Until May 2022

al Halo Infinite's surprise multiplayer launch has been a hugely exciting announcement for fans of the series, with the campaign's release date coming next month.

However, if you're hoping to play the game's campaign with friends, perfect for the game's open-world nature, you'll need to wait a while.

Speaking to Eurogamer, 343 Industries' Head of Creative Joseph Staten confirmed we won't be seeing the long-awaited co-op campaign until Season 2, which has been confirmed to be later than initially expected.

Halo Infinite Season 1 will last for 6 months, rather than the customary 3, and this means the timeframe for both campaign co-op and Forge mode is pushed back a few months.

"At the time that we talked about campaign co-op and Forge I said our goal is to ship campaign co-op in Season 2 and our goal is to ship Forge with Season 3.
"Yes, we are extending Season 1. So our goal still remains what I said before, which is to ship campaign co-op with Season 2 and Forge with Season 3. But those remain goals. Those remain targets. And we can't commit to any hard dates right now, because as we're seeing with this multiplayer beta, other things might move up in the priority stack for us.
"If it turns out that our progression system just isn't working the way that we intended, if we need to move some of these bigger rocks sooner, then we as a team will make those decisions and will clearly communicate to our fans why we're doing certain things."

It sounds like with the team working extremely hard on the online multiplayer and single-player campaign releases, other aspects of the game have to be put on the backburner.

Forge mode will come out even later than the co-op campaign too, with it expected in Season 3 - around nine months from the game's official release date. That's plenty of time for us all to get to grips with things though, and hopefully by the time Forge is out, it'll be a fantastic accompaniment to an ever-growing Halo Infinite experience.