20 Aug 2021 6:55 PM +00:00

Halo Infinite Campaign Co-Op, Forge Release After Launch

Halo Infinite campaign co-op and Forge are planned for post-launch additions to the game, 343 Industries confirmed in a new development update.

The team said it's still planning on a holiday 2021 Halo Infinite release date, though, and will have more to share on that in the near future.

Campaign co-op is planned for Halo Infinite Season 2, while Forge should launch in Season 3.

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Seasons in Halo Infinite last roughly three months, so barring any additional delays, both features should land in the game sometime in the first half of 2022.

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Halo Infinite Campaign Co-Op, Forge Release After Launch

343 said Halo Infinite campaign co-op is more complicated than the standard campaign and needs more time to ensure it's a quality mode when it launches. That's thanks in large part to the campaign's more open-ended structure.

The team considered delaying the entire game, but Halo Infinite's shift to live service hybrid means it's a "living game," as the developers called it.

The primary focus is polishing the solo campaign and multiplayer modes so the game can release this year, following its delay in 2020 as one of the Xbox Series X|S launch titles.

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