Halo Infinite fans have discovered a way to play the split-screen co-op shooter after officially exiting the game mode.
While a local campaign co-op was previously announced for Halo Infinite, 343 Industries’ head of creative Joseph Staten has confirmed that work on the mode was scrapped in a recent video update (opens in a new tab). As noted Eurogamer (opens in a new tab)fan on Twitter (opens in a new tab) discovered a workaround that allows players to access the shelf features.
A cool menu glitch allows you to add other players to your campaign sessions, so you can play co-op Halo Infinite with a buddy next to you. It appears to be only available to players on the Xbox Series X | S, leaving PC gamers out of the way of the fun.
How to play co-op in Halo Infinite
To play Halo Infinite in split-screen co-op, you’ll first need to launch a solo campaign, create a save file, and ask a friend waiting in the game’s main menu. They can work idle on the console version of the game or on the PC, but they must be connected to the Halo online network. Then follow these steps:
- Select and load the campaign save file
- Once the game starts loading, immediately press the view button on your Xbox Wireless Controller to bring up the “Social” menu
- Go to the “Friends” tab, find an idle friend in the game menu and select to join their fireteam
- Go back to the “Communities” menu, find the fireteam you just joined and select quit
- Go to the “Server” settings screen and set the server to “Local Offline”
- Connect additional controllers to your console and connect them to your Xbox profile as you normally would in a multiplayer game
- Select “Play” to start
According to the Halo fan account Create a halo (opens in a new tab)who posted an online tutorial, the workaround is hassle free. You should be able to play the campaign with a friend without bumping into crashes, AI bugs, or other glitches. According to another player on Reddit (opens in a new tab)trick also supports co-op for four players.
However, don’t expect the workaround to take forever. As a bug, it will likely be fixed in a future update, and the 343 will likely never provide an official alternative.
“We had to make a difficult decision not to send campaigns in co-op split-screen mode and use the resources that we would use for this purpose [to] go get … all that other stuff, “Staten said in the video update. These” other stuff “include quality of life updates, live service content, and bug fixes.
The online co-op campaign is still on the table. It is expected to be released during the game’s Winter Update period between November 8 and March 7, exceeding the August release time, which was announced with a few delays. It will be joined by the Forge beta mode, the new Covert One Flag competition mode, two new multiplayer maps, and a free 30-tier battle pass.
But Halo Infinite’s local co-op mode may not have been as impressive as expected. Online co-op has been available for a few weeks in beta, and while it’s cool, it doesn’t keep the campaign fresh.