Local two-player online multiplayer?

#1 Posted by Walreese55 (506 posts) -

I just got Halo 4 and everyone on my dorm was psyched to play it. However, when I booted up the multiplayer, I couldn't bring anyone else with me into an online match. I haven't played online shooters for a long time, but I distinctly remember having a person sign in as a guest with a second controller and play Halo 3 with me online in a casual match against random people on the internet. Can I do that on Halo 4 or am I just boned? And are there any online options if you have people signed in as guests? Online co-op, spartan ops, etc?

#2 Posted by TooWalrus (13218 posts) -

We were literally just doing that 15 minutes ago. I'm not sure how they set it up, though, I got home late.

#3 Posted by Ravelle (1292 posts) -

@Walreese55 said:

I just got Halo 4 and everyone on my dorm was psyched to play it. However, when I booted up the multiplayer, I couldn't bring anyone else with me into an online match. I haven't played online shooters for a long time, but I distinctly remember having a person sign in as a guest with a second controller and play Halo 3 with me online in a casual match against random people on the internet. Can I do that on Halo 4 or am I just boned? And are there any online options if you have people signed in as guests? Online co-op, spartan ops, etc?

I play local co-op online matches with my brother all the time, you just need one XBOX live again that's gold and let the other sign in as guest. It should work fine.

#4 Posted by TaliciaDragonsong (8699 posts) -

What Ravelle said, still works.

#5 Posted by Walreese55 (506 posts) -

Hmm, that's fucking weird. I'm currently on the xbox live gold free trial, could that have anything to do with it? I don't know, I'm grasping at straws at this point. Only other thing I can think of is that my I'm connecting to live through my laptop's wifi, but again, grasping at straws. Does every multiplayer mode in Halo 4 support local co-op multiplayer?

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