Epic Games introduced Fortnite’s split-screen mode in 2019, allowing console users to play the game together on the same machine and screen.
Players can drop into Fortnite at home at the same time using the feature, with each player’s point of view appearing on one half of the screen. Many people are unaware that the feature exists, so we’ve put together a handy guide to get you started.
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How to Enable Split-Screen Mode in Fortnite
To enable the feature in your game, follow these steps:
- Navigate to the game’s main lobby using the primary player’s account.
- Turn on the second controller and, when prompted, log into the second player’s account.
- At the bottom of your screen, you’ll have the opportunity to log in player two to the game by pressing your console’s matching Triangle (PlayStation) or Y (Xbox) button.
- Following that, both players should now appear in the game’s lobby section.
- That’s all there is to it — enjoy split-screen Fortnite!
- It’s worth mentioning that if one player disconnects, the game session will stop even if the other person stays in the game. Players’ inventory will stay independent, which means you’ll still need to gather your own items to build and improve items.
When will split-screen arrive on the Switch and PC?
Split-screen is currently only supported on the PlayStation and Xbox consoles.
This functionality is not available on PC, Nintendo Switch, or mobile devices, and Epic has not indicated that it will be available on those platforms very soon. However, if new information becomes available, we will make sure to keep you updated here.
Which modes are compatible with split-screen play?
Split-screen is currently only available in Battle Royale’s Duos and Squads modes when two players are connected to the same console. It’s available in Solos because players can utilise each other’s screens to their advantage against one another or the other players in the lobby.
This holds true for Creative, Limited Time Modes (LTMs), and Save the World. Cross-play between console platforms, on the other hand, allows for shared screens.