Skip to main content

How to play Halo Infinite split-screen

The Halo franchise was built with split-screen play in mind. From the very first title, with few exceptions, each game has allowed for split-screen play of two or more people in the same room to team up against each other, other players, or the AI-controlled aliens of the campaign. Halo 5 was a disappointment for fans of the series because of the lack of any kind of split-screen functionality, co-op or multiplayer, which has caused many people to wonder if the next installment, Halo Infinite, also left that feature behind.




5 minutes

What You Need

  • Two or more Xbox controllers

  • Two Xbox accounts

Having been released in two phases, multiplayer and then the campaign, Halo Infinite has been steadily working toward adding many features that past games had. While there are still many things on the horizon coming to this historic first-person shooter title, including Forge, we already know that split-screen is included and functional. However, it isn't quite as robust or full-featured as it has been in the classic titles — at least not yet. If you want to play some old-school Halo with a friend side by side like the old days, here's how to set up split-screen in Halo Infinite.

Two spartans holding ARs.
Image used with permission by copyright holder

How to play Halo Infinite split-screen multiplayer

We will start off with what many people will be eager to do, especially since the multiplayer section of Halo Infinite is free to play and easily accessible.

Step 1: Load up Halo Infinite on your console of choice. Make sure you're logged in to your Xbox account.

Step 2: Get to the Multiplayer menu and turn on your second controller.

Step 3: Press the Menu button on the second controller.

Step 4: Sign that second controller into a different Xbox account. Guest accounts cannot play online multiplayer in Halo Infinite.

Step 5: If you're playing on an Xbox Series X or S, you can repeat this process to have a total of four players on one console. Xbox One systems can only allow two players. Also, only two players can be in split-screen when playing the Big Team Battle mode, regardless of console.

Step 6: Select your gametype and begin searching for a match.

The Master Chief with an assault rifle.

Can you play split-screen co-op?

No, at least not yet. Halo Infinite has delayed the launch of any type of campaign co-op until later in 2022 and will first launch as just online co-op. There's no word as to when we can expect local, split-screen co-op to be added.

Can you play split-screen multiplayer on PC?

Again, the sad answer is no. Despite Halo Infinite being fully playable on PC with full controller support, you are only able to log in to a single Xbox account, meaning no second accounts can be added to play. 343 has never mentioned adding this feature to the PC platform, so for now, we don't expect it to ever be added.

Halo Infinite is best played with friends, and while online is great, being able to play with your teammates sitting right beside you is arguably more fun. Halo built its fanbase on allowing people to come together to play, so we're glad that, at least in some way, Halo Infinite continues that tradition.

Editors' Recommendations

Jesse Lennox
Jesse Lennox loves writing, games, and complaining about not having time to write and play games. He knows the names of more…
How to get Rainbow Crystals in Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth
Ichiban surfing.

When Ichiban makes it over to Hawaii in Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth, he's about as broke as he can get. As you're searching high and low for any bits of cash you can find, you will also collect a ton of materials that become very handy when you're ready to start crafting and upgrading your team's weapons. However, when you're trying to max out or make the best of the best in the game, more precious recourses will be required that you won't find in a dumpster or random briefcase on the street. Rainbow Crystals are as rare as they sound, but only if you don't know where to look. Here's an easy way to snag these rare gems.
Where to get Rainbow Crystals

Like nearly all rare materials in Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth, there is always a small chance some enemies will drop one or two Rainbow Crystals if you grind long enough. Grinding for levels or cash is one thing, but when you have no idea what your chances are that a material will drop, it's unbearable. Instead, head over to RoboMichio and browse his wears. He will hand over Rainbow Crystals for 250 Robo Discs a pop, which isn't a bad exchange rate given how long it will take to collect that number in the dungeon.

Read more
How to get an empty cough drop tin in Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth
Ichiban on the beach at sunset.

The more high-level the gear you can make gets, the weirder the materials required to make it become in Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth. Some of the top-level items will require things like shark fins and other oddities that make sense as to why they'd be so rare, but the empty cough drop tin sounds like something you would just grab out of a trash can on the street. But no matter how many dumpsters you dive in, you will never find one. You can waste a lot of time looking for this item before you even have the chance to get it, so save yourself the frustration and needless grinding by checking out how to actually get the empty cough drop tin.
How to get empty cough drop tin

If you see a weapon that requires an empty cough drop tin to be able to make it, you will need to wait until you get to at least Chapter 10 before you can reliably get it. During this chapter, you will be introduced to the Yokohama Underground Exchange. This is another randomized dungeon you can run through while collecting Geomijul's Survey Disks that you can exchange for various items with Utamaru. The empty cough drop tin is one item for sale, and will cost you 2,000 of these disks. That is a decent amount, so depending on your level, it could take two runs through the dungeon to grind it out.

Read more
How to get Rainbow Geodes in Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth
Honolulu city beach in Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth.

Ichiban doesn't have a lot of time to relax while abroad in Hawaii during Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth. His quest will have him and his friends facing off against a new set of threats that are more dangerous than anything that came before. While you can grind for levels to try and keep up, the best way to make sure everyone on your team is dishing out as much pain as possible is to craft and upgrade better weapons. Early on, you can improve your base gear with basic ores you find littered on the streets, but once you start getting to the high-level stuff, you will need some rare (and weird) materials. Rainbow Geodes in particular can be hard to come by, but we've found a rich deposit for you to mine.
Where to get Rainbow Geodes

Rainbow Geodes are a rare drop from higher-level enemies, so you could technically get lucky and get enough just by fighting, but odds are you will find yourself short of the amount you want. The only guaranteed source for this beautiful rock is our good pal RoboMichio. You will meet him just outside the randomly generated labyrinth dungeon in Honolulu City early on in the game. While you go through the levels of this dungeon, you will collect Robo Discs you can exchange with him for a list of items, including Rainbow Geodes. Each one will cost you a mere 50 discs, so one or two runs can stock you up with plenty of this material.

Read more