The final release of Halo Infinite online co-op is also scheduled for November.
Halo Infinite will finally get Forge mode, which will be released on November 8, 2022, and the co-op release of the full online campaign will also arrive on the same day. Sadly, however, the split-screen co-op will be cancelled entirely.
Developer 343 has announced details of the Winter Update, which arrives on November 8 with some long-awaited modes, in a new update.
Forge mode will essentially allow Halo Infinite fans to create their own content – building new maps with a sophisticated editor and sharing them with the community. The feature is coming in beta form – we’re still not fully aware of the content it will include (though one leak looked impressive).
343 Industries will also unveil two new multiplayer maps on November 8 that show exactly what Forge is capable of – as they’re entirely made in Forge mode.
The Winter Update will also finally make the full version of the online campaign co-op available to all players, so you can eventually team up with your buddies and get your Halo Infinite campaign on together. It’s expected to include new achievements, cross-platform support, and the ability to replay missions and progress together. It’s been a long time coming after multiple delays and betas.
But for couch co-op fans, we have bad news – the local split-screen co-op mode has been cancelled. This is a blow to those who have been waiting for this old-fashioned feature since its launch, but it seems to be a matter of priority.
In addition to the new additions, the Winter Update will include the Match XP beta, allowing players to level up beyond the 30-level combat entry. We’ll also get a new game mode, Covert One Flag, which offers asymmetrical fills and turn-based gameplay just to spice things up a bit.
There’s certainly a lot of new content in the pipeline, and Forge could be the solution to Halo Infinite’s content shortage. We’ll have to wait and see, but let’s hope the community gets really creative about it.