Since Halo Infinite launched in 2021, players have wanted a campaign co-op. This feature will allow players to explore the world with other Master Chiefs. Halo Insiders can test the beta in July when 343 Industries will bring a test flight for the latest build. The update is scheduled to roll out in August. It is effortless to join the Halo Insider program, especially since it allows you to play the co-op a full month earlier. But, joining the Insider program does not ensure access to the upcoming flight. Microsoft and 343 Industries consider a lot of factors before letting someone test these flights.
These factors include system specs and information. But, the flight will be free of charge for players who get access to it. 343 Industries released a roadmap for Halo Infinite earlier this year in April. So far they have stuck to the timeline very firmly, and it does not seem they will be entertaining delays. The roadmap suggests that the online co-op mode will roll out in late August. The split-screen co-op is still a while away and will be introduced by the end of 2022 probably alongside the launch of Season 3.
The third season has a launch date of November 8, 2022. If split-screen is not ready until then, the developers might launch it mid-season. Halo Infinite’s Season 2 launch was a bit bumpy, to say the least. This is not something happening for the first time, as most online live service titles are facing bugs and errors at launch. Thus, the introduction of co-op gameplay will give players an option to consider apart from the daily sauce of online multiplayer.
Staten, a video game designer at Halo, describes the upcoming co-op experience as “this wonderful, wide open, nonlinear take on a Halo campaign. And it’s going to offer so much more flexibility to take down Banished bases from all kinds of different angles, to progress through the game in your own way to a certain extent.” Currently, Halo’s campaign mode is not replayable. However, developers are looking into adding the feature with the introduction of co-op mode. This would permit players to replay the entire Halo Infinite experience alongside a friend.