Halo Infinite: Do You Need Xbox Live to Play Online?

do you need xbox live to play halo infinite

Halo Infinite just dropped a few days ago & players worldwide are wondering whether or not you need Xbox Live in order to play the game online. In this article we’ll cover everything you should know about hopping into the game.

Do You Need Xbox Live to Play Halo Infinite?

You do NOT need Xbox Live or a Gamepass subscription in order to play Halo Infinite’s online multiplayer. The online portion of the game is Free to Play so it does not require any paid subscription in order to play online multiplayer.

Halo is obviously an Xbox exclusive so no version of the game is playable on Playstation (campaign or multiplayer).

Steam users will also be able to enjoy the online portion of the game free of charge.

do you need xbox live to play halo infinite

If you planned on playing the open world story mode then you will definitely need to purchase a physical or digital copy of the full game in order to to do so.

The only downside is that you won’t be able to access any of the campaign-specific armor, cosmetic upgrades & stances. These items can be found in crates called Mjolnir Armories.

There are a bunch of different legendary items scattered throughout the campaign that are usable in online multiplayer, so you’ll be missing out on these.

Some of these campaign specific pieces of gear include:

  • Olympic Stance
  • Blood Shadow Armor Coating
  • Weapon emblems, weapon coatings & more

Again these are all cosmetics & won’t leave you at a disadvantage when playing online.

Wrapping Up

That’s all you need to know about playing Halo Infinite online for free on mostly any console. Are you excited to hop into multiplayer? Or do you plan on buying the full game?

We hope you found this article helpful. Please feel free to drop a comment below & let us know what you think of Halo Infinite so far. Happy gaming!

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