After the news that Halo Infinite will no longer get local split-screen co-op. Some players have already found a way to exploit a menu bug to achieve this.
As reported by eurogamer, @Zeny_IC discovered on Twitter that players on Xbox Series X/S can use a menu bug to add three local co-op players to their game. You can find out how this works in the tutorial @HaloCreation below and read the steps after the video.
https://t.co/I1Cxx7YXqk 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
- Once you see “Loading map” go to your friends list and join a friend located in the menus
- You can then leave the fireteam
- In the custom lobby, under Server, select Offline.
- You can now connect your other controllers and profiles
- Click Play.
Obviously 343 Industries may patch/unintentionally break this feature with future updates and there’s no guarantee your Xbox won’t crash/save saves/etc, but it seems like a way to play on one with friends at home Couch.
“After reviewing the Series X, the menu glitches when playing the Halo Infinite campaign split screen still work: no crash in cutscenes, no issue with AIs, etc.,” said Halo Creation. “I never thought I would have to go through that to play with friends at home.”
Despite the feature’s promise, 343 Industries confirmed that it would no longer be bringing local split-screen co-op to Halo Infinite, instead focusing on improving and accelerating “ongoing development of live services” and more.
“In order to improve and expedite the ongoing development of live services and to better address player feedback and quality of life updates, we have reallocated studio resources and are no longer working on local campaign split-screen co-op,” said 343 industries.
The message was shared alongside a glimpse into the future of Halo Infinite, This includes Forge mode and the full release of online campaign co-op on November 8th, and much more.
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