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How to Play Fortnite in Split Screen: Local Multiplayer Explained

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Fortnite seems to be one of the last bastions of hope for preserving the wonderful art of local multiplayer and split-screen gameplay.

Fortunately, for those hoping to play Fortnite with a friend literally by their side, it couldn’t be any easier.

So, keep reading to discover how to play Fortnite in split-screen mode and which game modes are available for it.

Fortnite split screen gameplay

How to Play Split Screen in Fortnite

To play Fortnite in split-screen mode, follow these instructions:

  1. Launch Fortnite and enter the main Lobby.
  2. Turn on a second controller and select a user.
  3. Player 2 must then hold Triangle (PlayStation) or Y (Xbox) to Log in
  4. Wait while Fortnite logs in Player 2.
  5. Once logged in, they will appear in the Lobby, and you can start playing.

The split screen mode in Fortnite is only accessible on PlayStation and Xbox and is currently unavailable on PC, Nintendo Switch, or mobile devices.

Keep Reading: Fortnite Battle Royale VS Zero Build – Which Is More Popular?

a guide on how to play split screen in Fortnite
You will see the Log in instruction (left) when Player 2 connects their controller.

You can also play split screen in the Zero Build and Battle Royale game modes. However, these are the modes within those that are accessible in split screen:

  • Battle Royale Duos
  • Zero Build Duos
  • Zero Build Trios
  • Zero Build Quads

The ability to play in almost every mode within Zero Build makes it a more versatile option. So, make sure you know what the best guns in Zero Build are and some helpful tips to get you started.

You cannot currently play Battle Royale Trios or Quads in split-screen mode. Furthermore, the following modes cannot be played split screen:

  • Creative
  • Save the World
  • Limited-Time Modes
  • Zero Build or Battle Royale Solos

It is worth noting that if either player disconnects or quits while playing in split screen mode, you’ll revert to normal and will have to log Player 2 in again.

The modes available in split screen mode in Fortnite

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