The biggest of these is the delayed campaign co-op. Early in Halo Infinite’s development, 343 Industries voiced its commitment to co-op in the game as well as local split-screen. However, it was announced that while the feature is expected to release within a few months of Halo Infinite’s launch, it will not be available immediately.
Halo Infinite will be published on PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S on December 8, 2021. The game will cost $60 and will be accessible on all platforms on day one with Xbox Game Pass. The multiplayer mode in Halo Infinite will be completely free to play, but there will be some notable features missing when the game launches.
Another large omission that will be present at launch is the iconic Halo forge mode. Forge mode allows players to put together custom maps and game modes using Halo’s base assets and has become a very big part of the franchise over the years. The announcement led to the competing multiplayer shooter Splitgate confirming its own Forge mode that would arrive before Halo Infinite’s, but the team at 343 Industries has yet to provide any details on what Forge mode will look like when it eventually comes.
Halo Infinite releases on December 8 for PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.
A smaller feature that will be missing at launch is multiplayer assassinations, which are flashy kills that players perform by meleeing enemies from behind. The delay was a disappointment for fans as assassinations have been an exciting staple in Halo multiplayer for some time now, but they are little more than cosmetic. Hopefully, Halo Infinite’s missing features will not keep fans waiting for long after it launches this Holiday season.