Season 2 of Halo Infinite‘s multiplayer is arriving this May, but two beloved Halo modes could still be a ways off. Halo developer 343 Industries previously said campaign co-op and the Forge mode wouldn’t arrive until May 2022 at the earliest, but now the Halo community is dealing with the confirmation that campaign co-op and Forge won’t be there when Season 2 drops.
Titled Lone Wolves, Season 2 is bringing two new maps, new modes, the return of King of the Hill, and more cosmetics to Halo Infinite. After 343’s recent announcement that campaign co-op wouldn’t be arriving with the launch of Season 2, Halo Infinite players took to social media to share their opinions on the news.
The reactions are largely negative, with many fans saying they’ve lost hope for Halo Infinite’s future due to the lack of traditional Halo features, the lengthy season duration, and the numerous battle pass issues.
didn’t think I’d be saying this but here’s the truth:
Halo Infinite should have been delayed to lessen the gap for future contentlack of campaign co-op
lack of forge
lack of MP modes
Battle Pass issues
strong launch but this season is simply too long
just my 2 cents
— Parris (@vicious696) March 4, 2022
Even players who enjoy Halo Infinite’s gameplay are struggling to ignore the game’s problems, with some saying the lack of campaign co-op leaves a “bad taste in my mouth.” Over on the Halo subreddit, fans were very frustrated with the Season 2 news, after what’s already been a fairly rocky Season 1.
Halo Infinite dealt with a lengthy delay, from late 2020 to December 2021. Last year, Halo Infinite’s Joseph Staten said he was “so proud of the studio and Xbox” for delaying the game. Seeing some of the content droughts the game is dealing with now, some Halo fans can’t help but wonder what state the game was in when Microsoft decided to delay the game.
Underneath the frustration of its single-player limitations, the Halo Infinite campaign is amazing. However, it seems many people are still waiting to experience the campaign with friends, with Twitter user Lurz Perwoll saying, “I wanted to play Coop [sic] with my homies day one, not day 400.”
Many players are sharing the same story, saying co-op is essential for the Halo experience.
Yikes… Campaign co-op delayed, no Forge until Season 3 and only 2 new maps.
— Craig Fox (@FoxToTheFuture) March 5, 2022
My entire interest & drive to play #HaloInfinite’s campaign is based upon co-op. It’s how I’ve always played Halo.
That it didn’t launch with the game is still a mindnumbingly poor decision.
For me, the excitement over Infinite has waned completely. How disappointing.
— Book Club for Movies (@BookClub4Movies) March 7, 2022
I’ve finally accepted the fact that halo will never be anywhere near as fun as the halo 3 days and it’s depressing 😞
— Holly (@Hollymatee) March 7, 2022
Other fans come out in support of Priority Zero
It wasn’t all negativity, though, as some fans shared their support for 343 Industries. Some commented on 343’s “Priority Zero” initiative, where the studio outlined its focus on work-life balance for its employees. Others were happy to see 343 finally share an update of any kind, after a long wait for Season 2 and new content.
I support Priority Zero 💙 pic.twitter.com/JCzohPOTzV
— Rose (@Yanderose) March 4, 2022
Happy to see some transparency!
Gives me a bit of hope for the future 🙏🏻
— Covent (@ChrisCovent) March 4, 2022
And, as with any big news story, there were plenty of jokes floating around. IGN user seebs poked fun at the name choice for Season 2, saying, “It’s called “lone wolves” because there’s still no co-op.” Meanwhile, many folks on Twitter compared Halo Infinite’s Steam numbers to The Master Chief Collection’s player count, which launched over seven years ago.
— EckhartsLadder (@EckhartsLadder) March 7, 2022
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Logan Plant is a freelance writer for IGN. You can find him on Twitter @LoganJPlant.