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Halo Infinite Players Figure Out How to Enable Split-Screen Co-Op

Abhimannu Das
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Players have figured out how to enable split-screen co-op on Xbox Series X/S but it is likely to get patched out.
Split screen co-op will not be coming to the game officially as revealed by 343 Industries.
Online co-op will be coming to the game sometime in the near future which is the only legitimate way to play with your friends.

Halo fans were shocked when 343 Industries recently revealed that there will be no split-screen co-op in Halo Infinite. It was one of the core features of the Halo franchise and millions of players have fond memories growing up with older Halo titles, playing co-op with their friends and family. Even though 343 Industries isn’t going to add split-screen to Infinite, players have discovered a bug that allows you to co-op the game in split-screen mode.

How to play Halo Infinite in split-screen mode

To do the glitch you need to have an Xbox Series X/S. The glitch does not work on other platforms at the moment but if players are able to find a way to make it work on PC, we will update this post.

Here is what you need to do to play co-op in split-screen mode:

  1. Go to the campaign menu and load a save file

  2. Click "Play" and get ready to quickly go to your friend list

  3. As soon as "loading map" appears, go to your friend list and join a friend who's idling in the menus

  4. You can then leave the fireteam

  5. In the custom lobby, under server, select "Offline"

  6. You can now connect your other controllers and profiles

  7. Click "Play".

The process of enabling split-screen is a bug and the game is not meant to allow local co-op. It is possible that 343 Industries shall patch out the bug in a future update or break the feature in the future. The method can also potentially crash your Xbox or cause loss of your save data, so you should be careful if you go ahead with the glitch.

You can head to Settings > System > Storage and check if cloud saves are enabled. Having cloud saves enabled will ensure you do not lose your progress if something goes wrong. 343 Industries recently revealed, “In order to improve and accelerate ongoing live service development, 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.”

If you do not want to risk losing save data or suffer from crashes, the final version of the online co-op feature will be available starting in November so you might want to wait for the feature to be properly implemented to the game.


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Abhimannu is a PC esports writer at AFK Gaming. With over seven years of experience in esports journalism, he has worked on a myriad of games and their ecosystems including Valorant, Overwatch and Apex Legends.


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