Halo Infinite’s next season, which was originally scheduled to last three months, will now launch in March 2023 instead of the previously announced date of this May. Players of Halo Infinite are clamoring for more content, but the much anticipated Forge beta has now been postponed and will now debut on November 8th in conjunction with the co-op mode.
Forge will enable Halo Infinite players to modify multiplayer levels and create new maps to share with other players. Forge was initially scheduled to launch in September. Leaks have shown that Forge in Halo Infinite seems to be a lot of fun for gamers. It was quite popular in prior Halo games. On November 8th, 343 Industries will release two brand-new multiplayer maps in conjunction with Forge. Both of these maps were created using the Forge editor.
On November 8th, campaign co-op and mission replay will also be accessible following a “late August target” delay. However, 343 Industries has regrettably decided to abandon its intentions for a local split-screen co-op feature. According to a statement sent to IGN by 343 Industries, “We have shifted studio resources and are no longer working on local campaign split-screen co-op in order to enhance and speed current live service development, and to better address player feedback and quality of life upgrades.”
However, Halo Infinite players will be able to join up online utilizing the co-op functionality once the winter update hits on November 8th, which is unfortunate for Halo fans wishing to relive the thrill of some couch co-op.
Since Halo Infinite’s release, the XP system has drawn criticism from players, and the next winter update will provide more opportunities to do so. A new Match XP beta that allows players to level up simultaneously with finishing the battle pass will be available in place of tasks that must be completed.
When season 3 ultimately debuts on March 7th, 2023, new maps will be added to Arena and Big Team Battle, and players will have access to a new equipment feature called shroud screen that allows them to blend into the background. A much-needed in-game reporting mechanism will also be added to Halo Infinite so that players can quickly report cheaters.
Halo Infinite will face a significant test with Forge, especially in light of the game’s delayed launch and ongoing seasonal delays. The release of Halo Infinite last year sparked a lot of curiosity, but quickly that excitement gave way to criticism of the game’s aesthetics, the XP system, and its lack of content. These next Halo Infinite updates seem to be addressing the criticism head-on. Just let’s hope they now show up on time.