The Halo Infinite Winter Update has arrived and, along with it, the largest feature update to both the game’s campaign and free-to-play multiplayer since launch.
Starting today, players can access the Forge Beta, Campaign Network Co-Op, Mission Replay, and unlockable rewards from the free, 30-tier Battle Pass.
Forge Beta: Halo’s legendary creation tool is back and more powerful than ever, with six canvas maps, a new visual scripting engine, object scaling, bot support, huge budget increases, file sharing capabilities, and much more to help you create and share your maps, modes, and prefabs.
Match XP & New Battle Pass: Built on player feedback, Match XP rewards players for completing matches, with additional XP for performance (e.g., win / lose, end-of-match placement, etc.).
New Multiplayer Maps & Game Mode: Two new multiplayer arena maps – Argyle and Detachment – are added to the rotation, both built entirely within Forge. Argyle is a tight, indoor map set within the narrow corridors of a UNSC vessel, while Detachment is a once-abandoned UNSC facility set atop a rocky outcropping.
Campaign Network Co-Op, Mission Replay, and New Achievements: You, and up to three of your friends can experience the Halo Infinite campaign together. Cross-play is supported across all Xbox devices and PC, and progress and unlocks are shared across all players.
To relive any memorable parts of the campaign or gather any remaining collectibles, you can replay any of the missions from the TACMAP. The Winter Update also brings 24 new achievements to Halo Infinite’s campaign. Check out the full list of new achievements here.
This is only a rundown of the major content arriving with the Winter Update, and there’s a whole lot more to come.