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At the end of December 2019, Epic Games introduced the split screen for "Fortnite". The function is still in the beta phase. We explain how the feature works.

  • With update 11.30 "Fortnite" got a split-screen function.
  • The mode only works on consoles.
  • This is how the split-screen mode can be started in "Fortnite".

In the early days of video games, it was completely normal to sit in front of the television together and play the latest game together. In recent years and decades, the number of games that have made classic couch co-op and split-screen games possible has decreased.

"Fortnite": Epic Games tests split-screen function

These times are changing again. Games like "Overcooked"or"Human Fall Flat"allow you to play together with friends from the sofa. Since the end of 2019 this has also been possible in" Fortnite "- at least on the Playstation 4 and Xbox One.

Led in December Developer Epic Games the split-screen feature with the "Fortnite" update 11.30. This is still in a test phase. We explain how the function can be activated in the Battle Royale game.

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"Fortnite": This is how the split-screen feature works

So that players can use the split-screen function of "Fortnite", they need a console - either PS4 or Xbox One - two controllers and, in the best case, a second player. You can of course play alone in split-screen mode, but the effort is too great and it's not fun either.

The Split screen in "Fortnite" can understandably only be activated in duo or team mode. It just doesn't make sense in solo mode. In order for the split screen to be activated, players must proceed as follows:

  • Step 1: Switch on the console and connect the second controller. The home button must now be pressed on the second gamepad.
  • Step 2: In the newly opened window, the second player must log in with his account. On the PS4, the second player must also register their PS4 account. Otherwise the access to the connected Epic Games account will not work.
  • Step 3: Switch back to player 1.
  • Step 4: Register the second player in the "Fortnite" lobby. To do this, hold the X button on the PS4 and hold the A button on the Xbox One. Shortly thereafter, both players are in the lobby.
  • Step 5: Start the game and have fun.

In the game, the screen is now split. Player 1 can usually be seen at the top and player 2 in the lower half of the screen. So that there is no confusion, the skin of the game character is displayed on the left or right.

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