Halo Infinite Co-Op Doesn't Include Online Matchmaking

Halo Infinite Co-Op Doesn't Include Online Matchmaking
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Joseph Kime


25th Jul 2022 12:00

Co-op in Halo has always been a big deal, but co-op in Halo Infinite has been a little more complicated. It's already been frustrating for patient Halo fans, waiting for a feature that most expected would be there at launch. With the Halo Infinite co-op in its beta, we're finally getting to give it a go... well, sort of. 

But the Halo Infinite structure of finishing the game after launch has led to a lot of confusion for fans, making it harder than ever for them to actually enjoy a streamlined adventure with Master Chief. And now, another nightmarish problem has gripped the mode that's going to seriously rub fans the wrong way.

Does Halo Infinite Co-Op Have Online Matchmaking?

Halo Infinite Co-Op Doesn't Include Online Matchmaking
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In a move that's breaking down the experience for a lot of people, it has been revealed that Halo Infinite isn't offering players the option to scour the internet for co-op pals to play with. Instead, you're forced to source a partner without 343 Industries' help.

Recounting her experience for GamesRadar, Alyssa Mercante has shared the gruelling lengths she had to go to in order to actually find a partner to play Halo Infinite co-op with, being made to tweet followers and leave messages in the Halo Discord channel to little avail. It was initially thought that the option to play with others online would simply be restricted to the final product of the mode, but as it turns out, it's not coming at all.

"Online matchmaking will not be available with final co-op," an Xbox representative told GamesRadar. "We encourage you to continue to use the Halo LFG and the new Discord voice call feature on Xbox to find players to party up with as you continue playing the beta."


What's Going On With Halo Infinite Co-Op?

The Halo Infinite co-op has been so scattershot when it comes to proposed release dates that it has become incredibly confusing for players. The game was announced to not be packaged with co-op of Forge at launch, and then, was revealed to be released in May at the latest. The co-op mode was pushed back to March of this year, with suggestions of it coming in Season 2.

Then, it was revealed that the beta that was supposed to launch on July 11 would actually be launching on July 15, and now it's finally in action, with no hint of when it will officially launch. The production of co-op feels utterly slipshod, and fans are just getting confused. It's a huge shame following the successful release of the game. Who knows, maybe this is the sign that Halo Infinitecould be struggling a lot behind the scenes.

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