Halo Infinite Season 3 is Delayed to March 2023

Split screen co-op is officially cancelled, forge mode will arrive in November

Halo Infinite is often criticized for its long seasons, with season 1 lasting 3 months. 343 Industries officially released a roadmap for Infinite going forward, and Season 3: Echoes Within will begin on March 7th 2023, bringing with it new content and features. This also means Halo Infinite Season 2 will last for a very long 10 months.

Winter Update will bring content including:

  • Forge beta 
  • 30 tier battle pass
  • Match XP beta
  • Online co-op and mission replay
  • 2 maps – Detachment and Argyle 
  • New modes
  • Seasonal events 

Season 3 will also bring:

  • 2 new maps 
  • New weapon – m392 Bandit (AKA the DMR) 
  • New equipment
  • 100 tier battle pass 
  • New fracture event 
  • QOL improvements

and more. 

The roadmap released by 343i is below.  Season 2: Winter Update will last from November 8th to March 7th. Season 3: Echoes Within will last from March 7th to June 27th 2023. According to 343i, the roadmap is subject to change. Content and dates could possibly shift in the future if 343 struggles with internal delays. 

Halo Infinite: Winter Update and Season 3: Echoes Within roadmap released by 343 Industries

343 officially announced the cancellation of the long awaited split screen co-op mode. Halo fans were disappointed, as developers had promised the feature to release in August. Online co-op is still planned however, and will release on November 8th, along with forge. Players will be able to play online with their friends, however you will not be able to play split screen on the same console. 

The decision was made to cancel split screen co-op as 343i intends to focus on creating life service content. While some players have complained about what they perceive to be a drip feed of content, 343i also detailed its plans for Forge going forward. 

Forge has always been a staple of Halo games, allowing users to create their own maps, modes, and much more, but was surprisingly lacking from the launch of Infinite. 

The wait may be worth it, though. Forge is rumored to be jam packed with features, with some comparing it to a game engine in itself. 

PC players have had access to an early Forge build due to a bug, and have created some spectacular creations. 

One user created Call of Duty Zombies style window barriers:

Another created the room from Toy Story:

Somebody even built a Minecraft village in Forge:

Forge beta will not release until November 8th, however a flight could be available to select users soon. 

 

Read our Halo Infinite review here.

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Matt Toledo


Matt is a student from the US. He is an avid gamer and is interested in the intersection of the gaming industry and finance. He is a fan of Halo, Mass Effect and Star Wars

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