Fortnite Split Screen is back: Here’s how to Split Screen on PS4 and Xbox One | Gaming | Entertainment
Epic Games has brought back Fortnite Split Screen on PS4 and Xbox One. Some might question the need for such an option in 2019.
Plenty of gamers rely on live service multiplayer to fill their Squads, and there aren’t many games that offer couch co-op.
But since Epic Games made it an option on consoles, it’s been among the top searched for terms on Google.
This spiked when Epic Games removed Split Screen options and then again when they brought them back.
So it’s clear that there is a real appetite to use Split Screen in Fortnite, even if it’s only for the novelty value.
A message from Epic Games explains: “Play Duos and Squads with a friend on the same PlayStation 4 or Xbox One.
“This is an early release of Split Screen; we will continue to improve the feature. Please report bugs via the in-game feedback tool.”
Epic Games posted a notice saying they had disabled the feature back on December 12, and a few hours ago revealed that they re-enabled the option with a short message on Twitter.
HOW TO PLAY FORTNITE USING SPLIT SCREEN
Fortnite Split Screen is a cool new feature that most gamers will have grown up with as a standard option.
But since online multiplayer has become more and more important, split screen options have been disappearing from games.
This has sometimes proved controversial and has sparked campaigns to bring it back in titles like Halo.
For those that might have not encountered it before, it’s simply a way for two friends to play a game together using the same screen and console.
Two controllers are required and the game itself has to support the feature of sharing a screen between two players.
And this feature has now become available in Fortnite Battle Royale, albeit, not in all versions.
For now, Fortnite Battle Royale can only be played in Split Screen mode on PS4 and Xbox One.
There has been no mention of Epic Games expanding this support to other platforms in the future.
But that doesn’t mean we will never see it arrive on something like the Nintendo Switch.
To use Split Screen Mode in Fortnite, gamers will need to be running the game on PS4 or Xbox One and have two controllers.
They will also need to select Duos or Squads, as Split Screen Mode doesn’t allow gamers to share a screen in Solo Mode.
After choosing one of these options, 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 player 2 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.
There has also been no mention of further support being extended to Fortnite Save the World, at this time.