The world is finally getting to jump into Halo Infinite and, for the first time ever in the Halo franchise, we've got a Master Chief adventure that's launching without its co-op campaign component.
It's a real shame, there's nothing better than blasting into a Halo campaign with a few buddies in tow, but unfortunately this time around we're all going to have to wait just a little bit longer to share the fun with friends.
But when is local and online co-op coming to Halo Infinite? Here's what we know so far:
Halo Infinite Co-op Campaign Release Date
So, when can we expect to finally be able to jump into Halo Infinite's co-op mode? Well, there's no word on a specific release date right now but we do know that it's been pushed all the way back to May 2022 at the earliest and should launch to coincide with Season 2 of the game's multiplayer.
Here's what 343 head of creative Joseph Staten had to say to Eurogamer about it:
"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."
As you can see, 343 Industries has announced that it'll have more information to share on the exact release date of Halo Infinite's co-op mode in January 2022, when they'll also be detailing more about the game's Forge mode and Season 2 of multiplayer, but for now we're just gonna have to make do with single player adventures around Zeta Halo and getting together with our friends as fireteams in the excellent multiplayer suite.
How To Play Halo Infinite Co-op Campaign
Once the co-op portion of Halo Infinite launches, you'll be able to gather up your friends to make a fireteam by using the game's social menu, accessible by pressing the "view" button on your Xbox controller.
When you load into the campaign screen in Halo Infinite you'll find yourself in a lobby with the social menu in the bottom right-hand corner of the screen, just bring this up with your "view" button and then scroll to any online friends in your social list and press "invite" to request they join your game.
343 Industries hasn't yet confirmed how many players will be able to play together in co-op mode but we think it's a safe enough bet to assume it'll be a maximum of four people in a fireteam.
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Are you looking forward to jumping into Halo Infinite's co-op campaign, disappointed that it's been delayed or happy enough to play solo for now? Let us know in the comments.