343 Industries has offered fans more details on the upcoming Halo Infinite campaign co-op beta later this month.
The long-awaited feature will allow players to team up through the game’s story mode from the week of July 11. Up to four players will be able to don Master Chief’s helmet, regardless of which Xbox console or PC. Furthermore, the team has confirmed that progress will be shared between all players, so any stuff you unlock and earn in co-op will be retained when you return to solo play.
Players will be encouraged to stick together within 1000 meters in Halo Infinite‘s open world structure. You’ll get a warning should you reach 800 and then killed and respawned at your nearest teammate at 1000m. However, that should be plenty of space, 343 says, letting you flank the entire Banished Dig Site from two sides “with room to spare”.
Upgrades and cores, meanwhile will be tracked separately per player. While everyone in the Fireteam gets credit when one person collects it, you’ll spend it how you want. That way, you’ll have your own independent ‘build’ of Master Chief in that save slot. Finally, the test flight will also bring along the Mission Replay feature, letting you go back and mop up any collectibles and acheivements. Speaking of, there’ll be new achievements to earn too.
It should be noted that the Halo Infinite co-op beta will be a specific test flight for now. That means progress won’t carry over into the retail game before it arrives in full there later this year. If you’re still interested in taking part though, you can sign up to be a Halo Insider here. The campaign co-op beta and Mission Replay flight arrives the week of July 11 and you can check out more details here.
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