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Halo Infinite Forge Mode Gets November Release Date, But Split-Screen Co-op Cancelled

Halo Infinite finally gets a Forge mode, launching on November 8, 2022, with the full online campaign co-op release arriving the same day. Sadly, split-screen co-op has been canceled altogether.

In a new update, developer 343 has announced details for the Winter update coming November 8th. It includes some long-awaited modes.

Forge Mode allows Halo Infinite fans to essentially create their own content. Create new maps with a sophisticated editor and share them with the community. It came out as a beta, so we’re still not entirely sure what features were included (although the leak was impressive).

343 Industries will also release two new multiplayer maps on November 8th. It was made entirely in Forge mode, so it showcases exactly what Forge can do.

With the Winter update, the full version of online campaign co-op finally rolls out to all players, allowing you to team up with your allies and tackle Halo Infinite’s campaign together. Expect new achievements, cross-platform support, mission replays, and progress sharing. After a few delays and betas, it took a long time to release.

There’s bad news for couch co-op fans, though. Local split-screen co-op mode has been cancelled. It’s a blow to those who have been waiting for old-school features since launch, but it seems to be a matter of priorities.

343 Industries will “reallocate studio resources to improve and accelerate ongoing development of the live service, better respond to player feedback and quality of life updates, and split-screen co-op for local campaigns.” We are not working on it,” he said.

Halo Infinite campaign launch trailer images

In addition to these new additions, the winter update includes the Match XP Beta, allowing players to level up along with a 30-level Battle Pass. There’s also a new game mode, Covert One Flag, featuring asymmetric loadouts and round-based gameplay.

There’s certainly a lot of new content coming, and Forge could be the answer to Halo Infinite’s lack of content. Let’s expect

Want to learn more about Halo Infinite? Check out where it sits among the top 15 Xbox Series X|S games, and first impressions of Halo Infinite’s co-op.

Ryan Leston is IGN’s entertainment journalist and film can follow him twitter.

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