343 Industries have broken their silence on Halo Infinite, offering players a peek into Season 2 along with updates regarding the much-awaited campaign co-op and Forge feature.
As detailed on the Halo Waypoint blog, Season 2 will be entitled “Lone Wolves”, which is scheduled to launch on May 3. We get a peek at some new concept art for Spartan Sigrid Eklund and Spartan Hieu Dinh, who will play a role in the story of the upcoming season and will include new cinematics, story-themed events, a battle pass, and much more.
Halo Infinite campaign co-op and Forge delayed?
343 also gave players the lowdown on 2 highly anticipated features and said that both will be pushed back even further.
Work on campaign co-op has been ongoing alongside Season 2 work, but says that the team will need more time to release a full experience., and will target the feature to launch “later in Season 2.”
But the reality is that it’s going to take more time to land a high-quality, full-featured 4-player network co-op experience in the massive, wide-open world of Halo Infinite. We’re also committed to a great 2-player split-screen co-op experience on all Xbox consoles, from the original Xbox One through Xbox Series X—and the non-linear, wide-open sections of the Campaign present some big challenges for split-screen that have taken us more time to solve.
All this means that we will not be able to ship Campaign network co-op on May 3rd, at the start of Season 2. But we are still aiming to deliver Campaign network co-op later in Season 2, and we will share a release date for that and for split-screen co-op as soon as we can.
343 also mentioned that they’ve been working with a small group of community creators and are making great progress with Forge, which is targeted to launch with Season 3.
Halo Infinite is now available for the Xbox One and Xbox Series.