How to play split-screen Fortnite? Fortnite is one of the most popular games in the world – and for good reason. The game’s colorful graphics and easily understandable premise make it a great deal of fun — particularly when played with friends or family! It can be hard to convince your community that playing on a PC or console together is worth it if you don’t already own two different platforms. Fortunately, Fortnite offers up an option that could win over even the staunchest non-believer: split screen mode!
Play on a compatible system
Fortnite is on a lot of platforms, but its split-screen mode is currently only available to play on the Xbox 360, XBOX ONE and PS3. Launched in 2019, the feature has never been rolled out to PC or Switch because it is still considered a work in progress. Epic Games recently said that when the mode does eventually get added to those systems, the frame rate would be limited to only 30 frames per second.
How to start split-screen mode
Getting a friend to play with you on your console game is easy. It can be any compatible console and you’ll need at least two accounts and controllers. Here are the steps to follow:
1st Step: Go to the main menu
2nd Step: Make sure your second controller (the one you want to play tag with) is connected to the console you want to play on and turned on.
3rd Step: Once connected, the second player should be asked to select their account.
4th Step: After signing into their account, the second player will now appear in the Fortnite lobby.
5th Step: Hey, now you’re able to hop into games together and fight toward a Victory Royale. However, there are a few important restrictions to be aware of.
Tips for playing in split-screen
Although you may enjoy the idea of jumping into some couch co-op, you’ll want to be aware of the downsides. The biggest and most obvious problem is that it will cut your screen size in half.
This makes teamwork and communication paramount, as one player will rely heavily on the input from their partner so they know what they’re seeing.
Now that the split-screen option can only be used in horizontal orientations, players have no way to change it back to a vertical view.
There are pros and cons to playing Fortnite versus another way. It might take some getting used to, but you’ll get the hang of it.
If you find yourself struggling with the split-screen mode, simply change it up by using your smartphones or tablets as controllers in an horizontal configuration.
If you’re new to Fortnite , don’t worry! There are some great tips and tricks we can help you with. Check out some of our beginner’s guides to help get you started today.