Let's cut straight to the point here: 343 Industries have dropped a press release that answers a lot of our questions concerning Halo Infinite Season 2. After months of waiting, we now have an official release date, an idea of the new maps and content that will be coming, the theme of the new season, and updates on what is happening regarding both Forge and Campaign Co-Op.
You might not be one hundred percent happy with this news, we do warn you. It seems that Halo Infinite Season 2 is introducing a decent amount, but nowhere near what we wanted in terms of new features and content. Probably the most notable piece of information here is that Campaign Co-Op won't be coming when Season 2 launches, which was so notable that we detailed it in a separate article. If we're honest with you, though, we think it's better to just jump straight into the content, so let's take a look...
Halo Infinite Season 2: Lone Wolves Revealed
Halo Infinite's second competitive season will not only introduce new content and a new Battle Pass, but a new "Lone Wolves" theme. We can imagine that this says something about the new Game Modes that will be dropping along with the second season, as well as the brand-new armor that's coming. This "Lone Wolves" theme will tie into every aspect of Halo Infinite Season 2, including the new Story Events, cinematics, and more. Here's what 343 Industries had to say about "Lone Wolves" in their press release:
By “theme” we mean a core idea that guides the creation of much, but not all, of a Season’s content. Lone Wolf Spartans are hunters. Trackers. They’re resourceful improvisers, operating deep in enemy territory without resupply or support. They’re fierce, rugged, and prefer to work alone—but they’re still loyal to the Spartan pack. Here’s an early peek at two of these Lone Wolves:
Two new "Lone Wolves" are joining the pack as well, Spartan Sigrid Eklund and Spartan Hieu Dinh... Throughout Season 2's story, which explains 343 Industries' recent job advertisements, we will receive "a mix of cinematics, story-themed Events, Battle Pass items and more" that will incorporate these two characters as well as the core theme itself.
Halo Infinite Season 2 Release Date Confirmed
Halo Infinite Season 2 finally has a confirmed release date of May 3, one day after the current Season One Battle Pass ends. It's very exciting to know when the next chapter in Halo Infinite's (hopefully) epic shelf life will begin, especially after a couple of months of boring Events have caused the player base to begin to drift off a bit. It will be legitimately quite interesting to see how Season 2 is received, and what is fixed, after a season that has been rather hit-and-miss in terms of fan expectations and what we actually got.
Halo Infinite Season 2's New Maps
Two new maps, Breaker and Catalyst, will be coming to Halo Infinite in Season 2. The former is a new Big Team Battle map whilst Catalyst in a classic new Arena Map. Both look absolutely awesome, when considering the beautiful concept art that they shared. Here they are...
In the words of 343 Industries, Season 2 will have a selection of "maps, modes, customization options, and narrative content in April, as our marketing and promotional campaign kicks into high gear". It does seem to be a little odd that only now are they talking about kicking their promotional campaign "into high gear", but still, these maps look pretty cool!
Updates On Co-Op And Forge
Campaign Co-Op and Halo Infinite's much-anticipated Forge Mode have been delayed later into Season 2 and Season 3 respectively. In the press release, 343 Industries confirmed what we all feared in that Season 2 won't see Campaign Co-Op on launch, but the developers are keen to get the mode out by the end of that three-month-long Season. For details on the Co-Op delay, check out our designated article. In terms of Forge, though, it seems that the developers are very hopeful that we will still see it in Season 3 later this year...
We are also making great progress on Forge. Indeed, we are already flighting Forge to a small group of community creators and working closely with them to ensure that all of you have a terrific experience creating, sharing, browsing, and playing Forge content. In the near term, we will continue to privately flight Forge as we develop it while also planning for public flight(s) later this year. We still have the goal of shipping Forge with Season 3.
So there you have it, folks, everything that your body needs for some real high-quality Halo Infinite sustenance. With all of this yummy content coming your way, we're not sure how you could possibly complain. Honestly, the incessant complaining is starting to bother the living daylights out of me, so shut the fork up and enjoy the game. Seriously. You're not twelve anymore, so stop complaining about poop that doesn't matter. Fork off. Seriously.