Following the news that Halo Infinite will no longer have local split-screen co-op, some players have already figured out a way to take advantage of a menu glitch to make this happen.
According to Eurogamer, @Zeny_IC on Twitter discovered that Xbox Series X/S players can use a menu glitch to add three player local co-op to their game. You can see how it works in the tutorial of @HaloCreation below and read the steps after the video.
pic.twitter.com/x0VAYW2tUh— Halo Creation (@HaloCreation) September 3, 2022
Here are the steps, courtesy of Eurogamer, @Zeny_IC, and @HaloCreation:
- Go to the campaign menu and load a save.
- Click “Play” and get ready to quickly go to your friends list
- As soon as “loading map” appears, go to your friends list and join a friend who is inactive in the menus.
- Then you can leave the fire team
- In the custom lobby, under the server, select “Offline”
- Now you can connect your other controllers and profiles
- Click “Play”.
Obviously 343 Industries may unintentionally patch/break this feature with future updates, and there’s no guarantee that it won’t crash your Xbox/delete save files/etc, but it seems to be a way to play with friends at home in one. sofa.
“After verifying Series X, the menu fails to play Halo Infinite campaign split screen still works: no crashes in cutscenes, no issues with AIs, etc,” said Halo Creation. “I never thought I would have to go through this to play with friends at home.”
Despite promising the feature, 343 Industries confirmed that it would no longer be bringing local split-screen co-op to Halo Infinite, as it will focus on improving and accelerating the “continued development of the live service” and more.
“In order to improve and accelerate the continued development of the live service, and to better address player feedback and quality of life updates, we have reallocated studio resources and are no longer working on split-screen co-op. of the local campaign,” said 343 Industries.
The news was shared alongside a look at the future of Halo Infinite, including Forge mode and the full online co-op campaign launching on November 8, and much more.
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