343 Industries has begun inviting gamers to the Halo Infinite Network Campaign Co-Op Beta, which will run in mid-July. It’s available to Halo Infinite fans on Xbox consoles via the Xbox Insider Program or PC via registered Halo Insiders on Steam. And yes, crossplay is supported.
“This preview will help the team prepare for the launch of Network Campaign Co-Op later this year, allowing players to go hands-on with the feature and help 343 Industries playtest the game at scale and incorporate live feedback,” the invitation email explains. “The full Halo Infinite Campaign will be available to play via online co-op while the beta is available, and due to the nature of this new build all players will need to download the campaign build and start a fresh campaign playthrough as no previous progress will carry over.”
The Halo Infinite Network Campaign Co-Op Beta will run from July 11 to July 22, 343 Industries notes. Any combination of up to four players on PCs and Xboxes is supported, as is playing over Xbox Cloud Gaming, and all Co-Op games are hosted on dedicated servers.
To get started on an Xbox One or Xbox Series X|S console, you need to sign up for the Halo Insider program. And you have to own Halo Infinite or be able to access it through an Xbox Game Pass subscription. Then, when the beta is available, just open the Xbox Insiders app on your console and opt into the Network Co-Op flight program.
To get started on PC, you need to sign up for the Halo Insider Program, opt-in for communications about Halo User Research opportunities, opt-in for flighting on the PC, connect your personal Steam account, and upload your DxDiag information as prompted. Invites will be sent via an automated email from the Halo Insider program.