Halo Infinite won’t have a co-op Campaign mode until May 2022 at the earliest, and the Forge mode will take much longer.
The game’s prolongation of Halo Infinite Season 1 means the two much-requested features have been delayed, according to 343 chief of creative Joseph Staten.
When 343 revealed that Campaign co-op and Forge would be removed from the launch game, it was apparent that the former would be removed after Season 2 and the latter would be removed during Season 3. Staten confirmed that, with Season 1 now lasting about 6 months rather than the intended 3, those modes have been pushed back as well. Season 2 is expected to premiere in May 2022, with Season 3 following in August/September.
Halo Infinite Season 1 Launch Trailer
Staten, on the other hand, was unable to provide solid release dates for either: “We can’t give any firm dates right now because, as we’ve seen with this multiplayer beta, other things may rise to the top of our priority list. If it turns out that our progression system isn’t functioning as planned, or if we need to move some of these larger rocks sooner, we’ll make those decisions as a team and make sure that our fans understand why we’re doing what we’re doing.”
As Staten points out, the team has had to quickly respond to user complaints regarding the game’s Battle Pass progression mechanism, which has been described as a “grind.” According to Staten’s comments, more work on the system could be done in the future.
Despite this, Halo Infinite’s early multiplayer debut was met with widespread acclaim, with tremendous success on Steam and Xbox’s own platforms. Campaign mode will be available on December 8, and we’ve got five minutes of gameplay to show you ahead of time.