You can play Halo Infinite’s splitscreen campaign after all. But you’ll have to be quick. Here’s how…
Halo Infinite Split-Screen Exploit Found Days After Feature Abandoned
When it was released in late 2021, it's safe to say that Halo Infinite, the latest in the legendary series started by Bungie and later picked up by 343 Industries, stuck the landing. Aided in no small part by the critical failure of its main rival at the time, Battlefield 2042, it was the beautifully bombastic multiplayer mode that won the hearts and minds of its fans in November, followed by a solid campaign released the following month.
Only there was one feature of the campaign that was notably absent: split-screen co-op. A feature that is almost as integral to Halo's legacy as the Energy Sword. And a part that 343 Industries were quick to assure players was on the cards for the future of the game. You can probably see where this is going.
Fast-forward by nearly a year and an announcement that plans for the split-screen feature to be added to Halo Infinite have been scrapped has been met with outrage and dismay by many fans. This doesn't mean that buddies can't boss the campaign together online. But the ability to pick up a controller with an IRL bestie is a thing of the past...or so we thought.
Enter @Zeny_IC - a Halo player and tech whiz who managed to glitch their way into split-screen anyway and shared their Halo Infinite split-screen exploit via the Halo fan-creation community, Halo Creation. The precise method is as follows:
Requires an Xbox Series X|S & a friend online in Menus.
1, Go to the Campaign menu and load a save
2, Click on "Play" and get ready to quickly go to your online Friends list
3, When "Loading Map" appears, go to your Friends list and join the friend idling in 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
One of the more baffling aspects of this "glitch" is that everything seems to work suspiciously smoothly. Players can play with up to three others, with functional cutscenes to boot.
But whether or not this fan-discovered Halo Infinite split-screen exploit will survive future patches (or an outright "fix" by 343 Industries) remains to be seen. So we'd recommend setting aside a day, grabbing your friends, and powering through the campaign while you still can.