How to Play Fortnite Split Screen

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Split screen gaming was introduced to Fortnite in 2019 for Chapter 2 and is considered one of the biggest changes Epic Games has made so far. The ability to play split screen allows players on different consoles to join together in-game on the same system and screen.

While this feature is undoubtedly nifty, a lot of people don't know that it actually exists.

So, how do you activate split screen gaming? Well while it is actually very simple, split screen gaming is only available on the Xbox or PlayStation consoles. Other consoles such as the Nintendo Switch do not currently support the split screen ability. All you have to do is follow these steps:

  • Go to Fortnite's main lobby on the main player's account.
  • Next, turn on the second controller and log in with the second player's account.
  • Along the bottom of the screen you should see the option to press your console's Triangle or Y button so you can log the second player into the game.
  • Both players should now appear in the lobby area.

And you are done! Hopefully you will manage to explore this exciting feature with a few friends while in duo or squad mode.

Epic Games has yet to announce split screen gaming options for other platforms, but it's not outside the realm of possibilities.