After what seemed like an ahem, infinite number of delays, Halo Infinite campaign co-op (network, not couch co-op), Forge open beta and mission replay modes were finally added to the game in its Winter Update, the “largest feature update to Halo Infinite yet,” according to 343’s community writer Alex Wakeford.
343 Industries thanked Halo Infinite fans for being patient with the game despite the multiple delays for the highly-anticipated game features, as well as the promise of shorter seasons in the future, more regular content and “bigger things to come.”
“For now, the last thing we want to say is thank you for your support over the past year,” Wakeford wrote. “We know it certainly hasn’t been the smoothest or quickest ride, but with the Winter Update we have an opportunity to show our thanks for the community’s dedication and feedback which serves as the north star guiding us to evolve the player experience of Halo Infinite.
“The Winter Update marks a major step forward for our game and studio, but this is just the first step of that evolution. The team is actively working on key player experience priorities across the game to address areas of feedback, and we are targeting another game update before the end of this year.
“Your support is greatly appreciated, and we can’t wait to turn this corner with you all in 2023 as we look to shorter seasons, a more regular stream of content, and bigger things to come.”
The Halo Infinite Winter Update is expected to run from November 8th until March 7th, 2023; the third season, which goes live on the 7th, will be called “Echoes Within” and will feature a 100-tier battle pass, new weapons, new equipment and new game modes.
For the full list of patch notes in the Halo Infinite Winter Update, click the link.
Are you glad that Halo Infinite campaign co-op (which features shared progression and crossplay), Forge and mission replay modes were added in today’s Winter update? Let us know in the comments.