Fortnite Split Screen has proven a popular addition to the Battle Royale arena on PS4 and Xbox One. Initially launched in 2019, Epic Games has made it possible to play couch co-op with friends with very little fuss. The new co-op mode was launched at a time when Epic Games had been releasing very little new content. But with 2020 now starting to ramp up, it shouldn’t be long before we start getting big new updates.
And that means a lot of gamers are probably going to be returning to the game and will want to know how to use all the latest features.
So if you’re preparing your return to the Fortnite platforms in time for the launch of Chapter 2 Season 2, here’s an easy way for a friend to join you.
HOW TO SPLIT SCREEN FORTNITE ON PS4 AND XBOX ONE
As mentioned above, Fortnite Split Screen mode is currently available to use on PS4 and Xbox One.
Split-screen makes it possible to share your TV screen with a friend while playing Duos and Squads.
The downside to this is that your screen gets cut in half, horizontally. And as you can imagine, this makes Split Screen easier to use on bigger TVs.
To set up Split Screen mode in Fortnite, gamers will need to have two compatible controllers, and they will also need two Epic Games accounts.
How to use Split Screen in Fortnite
When it comes to using the feature on Xbox One, one of the chosen accounts will need to have Xbox Live Gold.
But it doesn’t appear that both will need this, which is good news for Microsoft fans.
The same problem doesn’t exist on PS4, as Fortnite does not require a PS Plus account to play.
Another limitation is that Fortnite gamers are only able to play Duos or Squads, as Split Screen Mode doesn’t allow gamers to share a screen in Solo Mode.
Gamers will then need to choose which account they want to log in as, like they usually would on the start screen.
After going through these steps, you will need to connect the second controller and select to log the second player in by holding down a button on their gamepad.
As an example, the option will be found on the bottom line of the screen on PS4, prompting players to hold the X button.
After the second player joins the lobby, you can switch control of the menu screen between the two accounts.
This will allow for players to change their skins, view replays and check out the stats screen. For now, Fortnite Split Screen remains in beta, meaning it is not supported in Creative Mode or LTMs.
Everything could change with the launch of Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 2, with big changes expected to be announced in the coming weeks and months.
Epic Games is expected to kick off the countdown to the new season in early February, followed by the official release midway through the month.
The big news will be surrounding what new map changes and Battle Pass features will be announced, but new Split Screen functionality would also prove popular among fans.