How to Play Split Screen in Fortnite?

Recently, Fortnite introduced a new feature, which allows users to play games in split-screen mode. This way, two players can play a game on a single screen. You don't need another console to play a two-player game. However, there are some limitations to this feature. If you wish to know how to use Fortnight in Split-screen mode, then read below.

Use a Compatible System 

Fortnite is available on almost every system but the split-screen feature is only available on PlayStation and Xbox consoles. This feature was introduced in the year 2019. This feature will soon get updated on Switch and PC. However, no one knows when this update will be announced. Till the time they announce an update, users can only use split-screen mode on Sony and Xbox consoles.

How to Run Split-Screen Mode


You can easily make another player join the game on the same screen by following the simple steps mentioned here. Before you begin with the process, you need to ensure that you have a controller and a second account that your friend can use. Below are the simple steps that you need to follow in order to run the split-screen mode on your console. 

Step 1: First of all, go to the main menu. 

Step 2: Please ensure that your controller is powered on and connected to the console. 

Step 3: After that, you need to invite the second player to select their account. 

Step 4: Now, you will see the second player in the Fortnite lobby. 

Step 5: After that, you can start playing the game together using the split-screen mode. 

Not Every Game mode is Compatible with Split-Screen

There are a few things that you need to keep in mind while using the split-screen feature. You cannot use solo mode while using split-screen. This will give an unfair advantage to two players playing on the same screen as they can team up against all the single players. This is why solo mode is not compatible with split-screen.

Two players sharing the same screen can only use two modes i.e., Duo mode and Squads mode. There are a few other things that you must consider. These include the following. 

  • If one of the two players leaves the game, then the split-screen session will end.
  • Players cannot share inventory.
  • Split-screen mode cannot handle multiple languages. So, both players have to choose the same language. 
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