343 Industries has revealed that Halo Infinite will receive a campaign co-op test in July, granting select players an opportunity to get a feel for how the mode functions before its public release later this year.
In a tweet on Tuesday, the official Halo account unveiled that a campaign co-op “flight” (343’s fancy way of saying “playtest”) will become available exclusively to Halo Insiders, the developer’s community program for early testing and feedback. The tweet points out that you’ll need an up-to-date profile for a chance to participate in the test.
With #HaloInfinite campaign network co-op arriving later this year, we’re planning to flight it to Halo Insiders in July. Register and make sure your Halo Insider profile is up to date for a chance to participate!
— Halo (@Halo) June 7, 2022
The long-awaited Halo Infinite co-op campaign was last mentioned when 343 shared the game’s roadmap in May, which showed that the feature would be available for online players in August. Meanwhile, split-screen campaign co-op is expected to launch before the end of the year.
According to the roadmap, the option to replay missions is also expected in August, while 343 has targeted a September open beta for the fan-favorite Forge mode. Season 2: Lone Wolves kicked off in May, albeit with a bumpy start, and will run until November 7.
Though all of the multiplayer aspects of Halo Infinite haven’t rolled out as smoothly as we’d all prefer, we still felt that Halo Infinite’s creative campaign was a highlight of the franchise. In our review, we praised the game for how it “brings out the best in Master Chief’s unique and satisfying combat style while leveraging old ideas to create memorable new moments.”
Billy Givens is a freelance writer at IGN.