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Halo Infinite Spotlight | Network campaign co-op flight is live, how to install and join the fun

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343 Industries just sent out invites through email and the Halo Waypoint app for the first network campaign co-op flight that is now live. We will walk you through how to install the preview build on your Xbox or PC, how to submit feedback and more.

Overview

The first flight of the network campaign co-op is live and will be live until Monday August 1st at 10am PT and is mainly intended to have Insiders test the preview, find bugs and submit feedback to 343i can make it stable for launch. Here is a list of developer notes:

  • Mission Replay is available in this flight build. Follow the steps below to replay any previously completed mission:   
    1. Open the TacMap and navigate to the mission’s icon. Completed missions appear as gray diamonds.  
    2. Use the shortcut listed near the bottom of the screen to access the Mission Options menu.  
    3. Select Replay Mission to select active Skulls and change the mission’s difficulty. Currently held weapons will carry over to this replay as well.  
    4. Complete the replayed mission to return to the current mission, or select the current mission in the TacMap to resume your furthest saved progress.  
  • Multiplayer, Academy, and Customization are not included in this flight of Halo Infinite.  
  • The Xbox flight is only available for players who are subscribed to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, Xbox Game Pass, or players who have purchased Halo Infinite’s Campaign. To access network co-op, players must also have an active Xbox Live Gold subscription, which is included in Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.
  • The Steam flight is invite-only. Check your active flights on Halo Waypoint to see if you received an invite and to see your Steam key. Halo Support is unable to provide Steam keys to players who did not receive an invitation.

How campaign progress will factor into co-op

First, when the Fireteam Leader initiates a co-op campaign session, all Fireteam members will be prompted to select their save file. Using the selected save files, the Fireteam’s campaign progress is aggregated so that the session’s progress reflects content that all members have completed and allows all the progress made in co-op sessions to be applied to each Fireteam member’s individual save file.  

Collectibles, such as Data Pads and Skulls, will appear in co-op sessions if any Fireteam members have not collected them in their individual save. Collecting these items in co-op will unlock them for all Fireteam members who had not already collected them. If all players in the session have collected these items, they will not appear or be interactive.  

Unlocked equipment, equipment upgrades, and High Value Target (HVT) weapon variants will remain unlocked for individual players in co-op sessions even if all Fireteam members have not yet unlocked them.  

Installation instructions

How to get the preview build on Xbox

To download the build on your Xbox One or Xbox Series X|S console, please follow the steps below:   

  1. On your Xbox console, sign into the invited Xbox account head to the Store app.   
  2. Search for and install the Xbox Insider Hub app.   
  3. Launch the app and select Previews from the left side menu.   
  4. Select Halo Infinite – Insider under Available.   
  5. Select Join to officially register for the flight build. The registration process may take some time and you may receive a message asking you to check back a bit later.   
  6. Once the Manage prompt appears inside of the Halo Infinite – Insider program, select Manage and join the Halo Infinite – Insiders group.  
  7. Read the Terms and Conditions and select Accept to continue.  
  8. You will be taken to the Halo Infinite – Insider product page.   
  9. Once installed, you may launch the build from My Games & Apps -> Games -> Halo Infinite – Insider or via the Xbox Insider Hub app.   

After the download has completed, launch the build and progress to the main menu to verify that you can get in successfully.  

Troubleshooting on Xbox

When installing the flight for the first time, you may initially download a smaller build that opens an “Update Needed” prompt upon launch. To download the required update, fully reboot your Xbox console by holding the power button for 5 seconds and then turning your console back on. The full build will be installed after signing back into your Xbox account. 

If during this process, you reach an error that says, “This preview is registered to a different gamertag,” follow these steps:  

  1. Sign in with the gamertag that originally joined the Halo Infinite – Insider preview.  
  2. Within the Xbox Insider Hub appUnenroll from the Halo Infinite – Insider preview.  
  3. Rejoin the Halo Infinite – Insider preview with the new gamertag.   
  4. If you don’t have access while signed into the correct gamertag:  
  5. Within the Xbox Insider Hub app, select Settings.  
  6. Select Manage Devices.  
  7. Select the X button on the current device to remove it from all previews.   
  8. Try the installation steps above again.  

Visit the Xbox Insider Program FAQ on Xbox Support for additional information on other common issues.  

Submitting at ticket for Xbox

If you encounter any issues in-game, please click here to file a ticket so that the development team can investigate.  

Provide as much information as you can about the issue. Navigate through and fill out the report with all relevant information. 

Before installing, review Halo Infinite’s recommended hardware specifications and graphics drivers. PCs that do not meet the minimum specifications or do not have a recommended graphics driver installed may experience performance issues.

PC Instructions

PC Hardware Requirements and Drivers

Halo Infinite should be played with the latest PC graphics drivers. To install the latest drivers, visit the manufacturer’s support site:

If you are not sure which graphics driver you need to install:

  1. Press the Windows key to open the Start menu
  2. Type “dxdiag” into the Start menu’s search bar and press Enter
  3. Once the DirectX Diagnostic Tool opens, go to the Display tab
  4. The listed device name is your video card model, the current driver version will also be listed

Please contact the GPU’s manufacturer if you have any issues with installing graphics drivers or maintaining a graphics processing unit (GPU). Halo Support is unable to assist with any PC hardware issues.

Please note that modifying game files may result in performance issues and crashes. If you’re experiencing issues after modifying game files, try repairing apps and programs in Windows or using Steam’s Verify integrity of game files feature to see if it improves performance or stability. If not, a full uninstall and re-install of Halo Infinite may resolve the issue. If your issue is still occurring after a full re-install of Halo Infinite, please make a note of this in your Halo Support ticket.

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ENABLE “OPTIONAL DIAGNOSTIC DATA” IN WINDOWS SETTINGS

It’s important that you enable “Optional diagnostics & feedback” so we can collect full information if you encounter any issues. To do this:  

  1. Go to your Windows Settings app by typing “Settings” in your search bar in the bottom left and then clicking Settings.  
  2. Click the Privacy  
  3. Click Diagnostics & feedback from the list of options on the left side.  
  4. Select the Optional diagnostic data  

DOWNLOAD VIA STEAM  

To download the build on your PC, please follow the steps below:   

  1. Ensure you are signed into your Steam account on the Steam client.  
  2. To redeem the key in the client, select Games at the top and then choose Activate a Product on Steam.  
  3. Follow all prompts on screen to enter and activate the first key found at Halo Waypoint.  
  4. Once activated, the build will appear as “Halo Infinite – Insider” in your Library.  
  5. Right-click on “Halo Infinite – Insider” and select Properties.  
  6. Select the Betas tab, enter “IvoryDuck1194” as the beta access code, and click Check Code. 
  7. After clicking Check Code, select the Opt In button to gain access to the flight branch. 
  8. Select the new “campaign_flight” branch from the dropdown, then click close.  

This should begin the download of the game automatically. Note that you can confirm you are in the correct branch, because the branch name should appear in brackets next to the steam app name: e.g. “Halo Infinite – Insider [campaign_flight]”.  

After the download has completed, launch the build using the Play button in your Steam library. Once the Halo Infinite splash screen has loaded, press “Enter”, and you will be prompted to sign in with an Xbox Live account. Please use your approved/invited Xbox account.  

SUBMITTING A TICKET

If you encounter any issues in-game, please click here to file a ticket so that the development team can investigate.  

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