Over the course of this year, Halo fans went from ecstatic to the future of Halo Infinite to impatient with the limited number of content additions coming to the game since its official release this past December. Come this fall, there will be two seasons finished for the newest entry and only welcomed two new maps with a handful of game modes.
However, the slated Winter Update and Season 3 ‘Echoes Within’ are officially coming in that respective order later on and will deliver new content for sure. That includes a new weapon, maps, and game modes of course. But, the one takeaway from the entire update recently is that the game’s promised local splitscreen co-op will be disbanded to focus efforts on other projects.
Well, users online reveal that the feature is still in Halo Infinite through some tinkering with the game. From users @HaloCreation & @KatsuyaTheFuuk, Halo Infinite -co-op splitscreen is functional on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S. Even four-players is doable according to u/BigMike-64 on Reddit as well.
So truly what is going on with Halo Infinite? Well that is the biggest mystery, no one knows. While Forge Mode is still months away from officially releasing, the feature is accessible to users through the retail build of the game also. And similar to the new discovery for splitscreen co-op, it leaves the question why 343 Industries is not pursuing it when players can access it with little issue.
As of the recent posts, 343 Industries has not commented on the matter. But what is for certain is how co-op will be structured when it releases this fall. According to GamesRadar, Microsoft gave a statement confirming matchmaking for campaign co-op online will not be featured for Halo Infinite. You can read the full report by heading here.
Are you surprised by the amount of content canceled/underway that players can access on Halo Infinite?
Halo Infinite is out now for Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC.