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How to do and play split screen on Fortnite – PS4 and Xbox One

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Here’s how to do and play split screen on Fortnite Battle Royale which is available on PS4 and Xbox One.

The Fortnite split screen feature was added in the latest update, v11.30. The feature however, was leaked a day prior to going live as players noticed a support page for split screen with a guide on how to do and play the split screen feature on Fortnite.

Here’s everything you need to know about the split screen feature on Fortnite including how to play on split screen.

Fortnite Play Split Screen
Fortnite Play Split Screen

How to do/play split screen on Fortnite (PS4/Xbox One)

In order to do split screen on Fortnite, you’ll need either a PlayStation 4 or an Xbox One. Split screen on Fortnite does not work on PC or any other platforms, and that’s unlikely to change moving forward.

In order to do split screen on Fortnite, you’ll need a steady connection and two controllers. Simply get to the Fortnite lobby, and at the bottom of the lobby, you’ll see a hint on how to do and play split screen on Fortnite.

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On PlayStation 4, you hold down the ‘X’ button in order for player 2 to log in. You’ll see a similar hint and Xbox One, hold the button it tells you to on Xbox One.

How to do Fortnite Split Screen
How to do Fortnite Split Screen

Once you’ve done that, the second player will load into the lobby with you. Player 1 has control of the lobby, the locker etc. However, if you hold down ‘X’, player 2 can then gain control of the lobby.

When playing split screen on Fortnite, you’ll see black bars around screen. Epic are still working on Fortnite split screen, so we’ll a better version of split screen in the future.

Fortnite Split Screen
Fortnite Split Screen

If you’re looking to play split screen in Fortnite today for the Star Wars Risky Reels event, you’re out of luck.

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Epic Games tweeted on the Fortnite Status Twitter page that Split Screen in Fortnite has been disabled due to issues. There’s been no update since, so there’s no telling when the feature will return.

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Fortnite Split Screen Disabled
Fortnite Split Screen Disabled

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