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Halo Infinite’s co-op campaign won’t have online matchmaking, even after leaving beta

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. Xbox has advised players to use Halo LFG and Discord to find people to play with. Halo Infinite’s co-op campaign has been eagerly anticipated for a while now, with the beta arriving just last week, but to the dismay of many fans, the new mode will not feature any online matchmaking. This will also persist even after the mode leaves beta, meaning players must recruit friends of their own to play alongside. This campaign update is currently in beta for…

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EA blamed Halo Infinite for Battlefield 2042’s poor performance – but six months later, the tables have turned

Battlefield 2042’s struggles are far from over, but at least it can claim victory over one particular battle. When Battlefield 2042 launched in November last year, it seemed like EA was ready to blame any number of outside factors on the game’s sorry technical state, and its subsequent poor reception. The publisher cited all the usual Covid-related disruptions, even if it seemed like DICE was hit harder than most. But one particular theory posited by EA executives – according to a report from February – was that the surprise launch of Halo Infinite just four days earlier put Battlefield 2042…

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Halo Infinite’s campaign co-op playtest kicks off July 11

The beta will let players finally try out a classic Halo mode. Last month 343 Industries confirmed that a playtest would take place for Halo Infinite’s campaign co-op, and now a date is set in stone. Those that are lucky enough to take part in the playtest will be able to drop in with their friends starting the week of July 11, as announced in a Halo Waypoint blog post. In the blog post, lead software engineer Isaac Bender and lead world designer John Mulkey sat down to talk about the features in the co-op mode. One of the big…

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Halo Infinite’s co-op campaign will enter public testing in July

Owning Halo Infinite is like having a subscription to a magazine where each issue has part of a model stuck to the front. The first issue brought the game’s multiplayer modes, the second issue brought its singleplayer campaign, the third issue finally fixed its Big Team Battle mode, and the fourth issue – by which time you’ve possibly lost interest – will bring online co-op for its campaign. If you’re one of those still reading this metaphorical magazine, you can get beta access to the co-op mode this July if you sign up to Halo Insider. Read more

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Halo Insiders can playtest Halo Infinite’s campaign co-op in July

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. Some good news on that front. 343 Industries has announced it will host a playtest for Halo Infinite’s campaign co-op next month. To be made available to Halo Insiders, if you want to participate in the flight, 343 suggests you make sure you either register or make sure your Halo Insider profile is up to date. If the present roadmap is still on course, campaign co-op is slated for release sometime in late August. Campaign co-op was originally slated to…

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Halo Infinite Season 2 started off a bit “bumpy” according to 343 Industries

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. To make things up to players, the studio is offering up some free XP and Challenge Swaps. 343 Industries has admitted things haven’t gone as smoothly as planned with the launch of Halo Infinite Season 2. One of the things that didn’t go according to plan was the buggy challenges, which should now be fixed. “This week has been bumpy,” said Joseph Staten, head of creative for Halo Infinite. “That definitely wasn’t our goal. We are indeed taking your feedback…

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Halo Infinite Just Can’t Catch A Break

Busted challenges. A dysfunctional battle pass. A bunch of ultimately ineffectual “fixes.” A cacophonous uproar of player feedback, much of which isn’t positive. It may sound like the launch-window era of Halo Infinite, but no: This is Halo Infinite today, six months after its launch, during the first week of its second season.

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Halo Infinite roadmap reveals when to expect campaign co-op, Forge beta, and more

Looks like Season 2 will around six months. 343 Industries has provided a look at the upcoming roadmap for Halo Infinite. According to the studio, it wants to get the Forge toolset into your hands “sooner rather than later,” and so to that end, a Forge open beta is targeted for later in Season 2 – or sometime in September. “We’ve successfully had Forge in private flighting with a limited audience for some time, so we’ve decided to forgo a large-scale formal flighting program and go right to open beta,” said the studio. “With this approach, we can get the…

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At long last, Halo Infinite Season 2 ‘Lone Wolves’ kicks off in May

The long awaited second season is bringing new maps, modes, and limited time events to the game next month. Halo Infinite is finally receiving its second season of multiplayer content on May 3, bringing with it new maps, game modes, and a battle pass. Titled ‘Lone Wolves’, a new trailer shows off just a glimpse of what we can expect from the sci-fi shooter next month. While we’re lacking details on exactly what we can expect, the main new map we see appears to be in some sort of sandy industrial outpost, with a large chasm where you can jump…

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Halo series premiere is the biggest ever for Paramount+

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. Halo, the television adaptation of the popular Microsoft franchise, has set a record for Paramount+ by becoming the most-watched premiere for the streaming service. The show’s premiere knocked 1883 out of the top slot, which is no large feat considering the series is a prequel for the rather popular show Yellowstone. Both shows were heavily marketed, and while 1883 had an association with Yellowstone going for it, the Halo campaign served a dual target for both a game fan base…

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Halo Infinite’s campaign co-op has been delayed, 343 aiming to deliver it later in Season 2

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. Players will have to wait a bit longer. Campaign co-op in Halo Infinite has been delayed a bit, and will not be available at the start of Season 2. According to 343 Industries, it’s making “great progress” on Campaign network co-op, which is occurring in parallel to Season 2 work, as is work on Forge. However, the studio said it is going to take more time to land a “high-quality, full-featured four-player network co-op experience.” The team is also working…

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Halo Infinite update fixes Big Team Battle issues and makes some adjustments

Hopefully, today’s update make things a bit better. 343 Industries has released an update for Halo Infinite which addresses issues with Big Team Battle (BTB) and makes other changes. There have been problems with BTB since launch. The issue has to do with matchmaking, causing players to face continual queue times. A hotfix released last month was supposed to help matters, but it didn’t “quite get the job done.” With today’s update, players should find full matches quicker and more consistently. The update also makes it so Scorpion Tanks and Wraiths will appear more frequently on BTB maps, also, Fireteam…

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Halo Infinite’s Big Team Battle fix will deploy Feb 3rd “at the earliest”

Halo Infinite has been having trouble with its Big Team Battle mode since launch. Attempts to fix it before Christmas and earlier in January largely failed, with the mode available but matchmaking issues making it near-impossible to play for some. Now 343 Industries think they’ve fixed the issue, with a patch due to be deployed sometime after February 3rd. Read more

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Halo Infinite Credits will be earnable through the battle pass when Season 2 kicks off

When Halo Infinite Season 2 kicks off, Credits will be earnable through the battle pass. 343 Industries announced the change overnight, and this means you will no longer have to pay real money for Credits once the change is made. Instead, they will be earned through progression. The studio said it will have more to share on this as it gets closers to Season 2. A date for Season 2 has not been provided, but it is expected to go live sometime this spring. This news comes on the heels of 343 reducing the price of items available on the…