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How to Play Fortnite in Split-Screen Mode

Find out how to play split-screen co-op mode in Fortnite here.

Gaming is best with friends, and sometimes that means couch co-op. Thankfully, Epic has implemented the option for a split-screen mode, so that you play via the same gaming console. Find out how to play Fortnite split-screen here in our guide.

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How to Play Fortnite in Split-Screen Mode in Fortnite

Dropping in with friends has never been easier with split-screen mode in Fortnite. You can use the feature on both the PlayStation and Xbox, as long as you’ve got an extra controller lying around. While playing online is oftentimes the ideal way to play, I recommend trying out this feature the next time you’ve got a chance. Here’s what you need to do.

  • Start up Fortnite.
  • Head to the Main Menu in the game.
  • Connect the second controller to your console.
  • Login to the second player’s Epic account.
  • Have Player 2 join your lobby.
    • Triangle on PlayStation.
    • Y on Xbox.
  • You can now enjoy split-screen Duos or Squads mode.
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Both players will remain independent while enjoying split-screen mode. So, each player’s inventory will be their own, and they can travel as far as they’d like from the other player on the map. However, Player one will act as the host of your lobby, so you’ll need to ensure that they remain connected for the duration of your gaming session.

Currently, split-screen is only available for PlayStation and Xbox consoles. Whether or not Epic decides to add the feature to the Nintendo Switch or PC is a mystery. But we’ll let you know if there are any changes.

That’s how to play split-screen Fortnite. Stay tuned with us at our guides hub here for more tips, tricks, and walkthroughs.

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Maddison Ahlbrand
Maddison started her gamer journey traversing the lands of Runescape and World of Warcraft. These days, she can be found playing just about anything, but a lot of her free time is spent playing FPS games like Fortnite, CoD and Valorant. She's been with GameSkinny since February 2023, and has a BA in Art History.