Halo Infinite by 343 Industry has garnered mixed reception from its fanbase throughout its existence. The eighth entry and the sixth mainline entry in the long-running FPS by Microsoft, the title got praise for its single-player portion. Unfortunately, the multiplayer of Halo Infinite got a lot of flak for its lack of content, XP progression, Battle Pass system and more.
Furthermore, the developer dropped the ball on the planned campaign co-op, and no significant updates released for the multiplayer portion saw the player base leaving. Fortunately, 343 Industries plan to make up for its mishandling with Halo Infinite with the release of Forge. It lets players create their map content, letting everyone try it out.
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With Forge update preparing to orbit-drop in the title today, the developer shared some thoughts regarding it through a blog post. Firstly, Forge will launch as a part of the Winter Update for the game, which includes new content.
On top of that, Forge will currently launch in a beta phase. The feature is entirely free for the game and will never get removed. To sweeten the deal, any content made in Forge during the beta will stay during the full release. Forge will allow up to eight players to try it out.
Series developer Bungie originally introduced the game mode in Halo 3, initially allowing players to change the layout of existing maps. Later iterations will evolve this game mode into a full-fledged map editor.
Halo Infinite is currently available to play on PC, Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S. The multiplayer portion is free-to-play for everyone. The game is also available on Xbox Game Pass for PC and consoles.