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Do You Need Xbox Live to Play Halo Infinite?

Here's the breakdown of whether or not players need Xbox Live in order to play Halo Infinite online.
Here's the breakdown of whether or not players need Xbox Live in order to play Halo Infinite online. / Image courtesy of 343 Industries

Do you need Xbox Live to play Halo Infinite?

Halo Infinite has had one of the more unorthodox releases in-game in quite some time. Not only did its multiplayer mode release before its campaign, but certain features are free to all while others aren't. As such, here's the breakdown of whether or not players need Xbox Live in order to play Halo Infinite online.

Do You Need Xbox Live to Play Halo Infinite?

Halo Infinite initially notoriously had its multiplayer release for free to all on Xbox and PC on Nov. 15, 2021 to the surprise of the gaming world.

Since the multiplayer mode is free-to-play, just like titles such as Fortnite and PUBG: Battlegrounds, Halo Infinite multiplayer is available for all to play, regardless of whether or not they have an active Xbox Live or Xbox Game Pass subscription.

Meanwhile, the Halo Infinite campaign released with the game's full official release on Dec. 8, 2021 for $59.99 USD.

For now, there remains no co-op mode for the campaign, but we'd assume that once it does release, it will require players on console to have Xbox Live or Xbox Game Pass in order for them to play it online.

For more on Halo Infinite, feel free to check out our coverage of 343 Industries reportedly implementing a credit-earning system in the upcoming Season 2's Battle Pass.