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.
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Halo Infinite is now available for the Xbox One and Xbox Series.