Halo Infinite’s co-op campaign has appeared on the horizon. The new game mode is expected to launch in August of this year, but a few lucky players will have the opportunity to participate early via a hands-on beta.
Developer 343 Industries announced the upcoming Halo Infinite game test at a tweet (opens in new tab). If you’ve signed up for the Halo Insider program, you’ll have a chance to play the game’s co-op update a month early and jump into the open world with a friend in July.
The beta version only extends to “network co-op”, so don’t expect to play split-screen. 343 Industries said that Halo Infinite will support four-player online co-op when the mode launches in August, but two-player local co-op is expected to launch with Season 3 in November.
Halo Infinite’s co-op campaign has been coming for a long time. He was absent when the game launched late last year, with 343 initially hoping to add the feature alongside the release of Halo Infinite’s second season. That didn’t happen, though, as the studio delayed the update to adjust its features. Fortunately, that means it will work super well when it finally lifts its head.
How to participate in the Halo Infinite co-op beta?
If you want to join the Halo Infinite co-op campaign early, you will need to join the Halo Insider program. It is similar to Microsoft’s Xbox Insider scheme, allowing participants to test out upcoming Halo services and game modes through hands-on testing and provide feedback to help shape the franchise.
Fortunately, signing up for the scheme is very easy, just go to Halo Insider website (opens in new tab) and click the big “Join Halo Insider” button. You will be prompted to sign in via your Xbox account and select your Halo game trial preferences. Be sure to opt for “Console Flight” or “PC Flight” (or both) for a chance to participate in hands-on tests.
If you’re signing up for console testing, you’ll need to make a note of which console, controller, monitor, and audio system you’re using to play the game. If you opt for the PC beta, you’ll need to share your hardware specs on the sign-up page. Don’t worry, it explains how to do this.
However, even full-fledged Halo Insider members are not guaranteed a spot in the Halo Infinite co-op test. You will only be considered for entry. To increase your chances of being chosen, make sure your profile is up to date and accurate. For now, it’s best to sign up, stay tuned and hope the UNSC smiles at you.