Being a Halo Infinite fan can bring some of the most mixed emotions compared to other online, live-services titles. Compared to the likes of Call of Duty Warzone and Apex Legends, the pipeline of content for the game is nowhere near the same. Even Halo Infinite Head of Creative Joe Staten acknowledges that. In one livestream, he expressed the quality of life issues in-game is why that is the case as these problems are being resolved.
Additionally, promised content like Forge Mode and co-op campaign is still absent. However, that is not too far away from arriving. It was back in July that 343 Industries hosted test flighting for the online campaign mode for Halo Infinite. As for recurring content for the game, Fractured: Entrenched periodically rolls out for the game.
On Friday, 343 Industries shares the full roadmap for Halo Infinite bleeding halfway through into 2023. At the end of Season 2 – lone Wolves, a ‘Winter Update’ will be held until next year where Season 3 – Echoes Within launches. You can view the full roadmap in the image below:
For what comprises of this coming Winter Update that buffers between the two content seasons includes long-awaited features. The aforementioned co-op campaign alongside mission replay will officially be coming then. Additionally, Forge beta is set to be held; likely for Halo Insiders. For multiplayer content, there will be a 30-level battle pass, maps Detachment & Argyle, alongside events Winter Contingency II and Joint Fire.
Moving onward to Season 3, Echoes Within will feature the first new in-game weapon, the M392 Bandit alongside the Shroud Screen equipment. Atop of that, new Arena & Big Team Battle maps are coming. Game Modes VIP & Escalation are also slated for then too. There is also new “narrative” and “fracture” events coming in Season 3.
One large takeaway is revealed in the Halo Infinite Update video that released alongside the announcement. “We have had to make the difficult decision not to ship campaign splitscreen co-op,” Staten shares during the conversation. As of when or if that will be reverted has yet to be shared since the original statement.
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Halo Infinite is out now for Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC.
Source: Halo Waypoint