How To Play Fortnite Split Screen With Your Friends

If you enjoy hanging out with your buddies and ripping some Fortnite, you’re in luck, because we’ll show you how to play Fortnite split screen!

How To Play Fortnite Split Screen With Your Friends
How To Play Fortnite Split Screen With Your Friends

If you miss the good old days of Halo split screen you're in luck, because Epic Games has enabled the couch co-op Fortnite split screen mode in Fortnite Battle Royale! Before you hop into some split screen Fortnite Battle Royale be sure to equip the Best Couple Skins so you and your split screen partner can show off your unity in game. Without further ado let's hop into how to play Fortnite split screen modes.

How To Play Fortnite Battle Royale Split Screen Mode

We're sure you and your gaming buddies are eager to get to playing Fortnite together on one screen. Thankfully we have the easiest method to enable split screen play on Fortnite!

fortnite split screen screenshot

Follow these easy steps to start a split screen session in Fortnite Battle Royale:

  1. Navigate to the Fortnite main menu with one controller connected to your console.
  2. Connect a second controller to the same console
  3. Player one needs to invite the second controller player to sign into a secondary account with a Fortnite account linked.
  4. When Player two signs in they will join the lobby, and Fortnite split screen will be automatically enabled.

If you're having trouble with split screen automatically enabling ensure your internet connection is stable. Fortnite split screen requires a stable internet connection to function properly, so if your internet is weak or disconnected Fortnite split screen mode will not work.

Another reason why you may have trouble playing split screen is because you have different language settings. To use the split screen function both players must have the same language setting.

We should also not, split screen will not work in the Fortnite main menu. The only way to know if split screen is working properly is to hop into a game session of Fortnite Duos or Squads.

If you managed to get the split screen feature working, before you play Fortnite split screen be sure to optimize your controls with the Best Controller Aim Settings.

What Game Modes Can You Play Fortnite Split Screen in Fortnite?

There are only two modes you can play Fortnite split screen in, Duos and Squads. The rest of the Battle Royale modes do not currently support split screen.

Can You Play Split Screen in Fortnite Creative

You can not play Fortnite Creative in split screen mode. Unfortunately, Epic Games has not made the same screen support accessible for all game modes in Battle Royale. One of the many game modes that you can not play includes Fortnite Creative, and Fortnite Creative limited time modes.

fortnite creative screenshot

With that said, if you want to play some solo Fortnite Creative you should check out the Best Practice Courses or Best 1v1 Maps.

Can You Play Split Screen in Fortnite Save the World?

You can not play Fortnite Save the World with split screen mode.

Fortnite Save The World Screenshot

This is an unfortunate one because it would be so much fun to farm Free Fortnite V Bucks with your friends in Fortnite Save the World.

What Consoles Can You Play Split Screen on Fortnite?

Similar to the restriction of two modes, there are only two types of consoles that allow Fortnite split screen. You can only play slit screen on PlayStation and Xbox consoles.

Other devices like mobile devices, PCs, and the Nintendo Switch do not have support for split screen gaming in Fortnite. Thankfully, if you're a Nintendo Switch or mobile devices player you can still enjoy plenty of Exclusive Fortnite Skins.

How Many Players Can Split Screen in Fortnite?

Only two players can play split screen in Fortnite. Unfortunately, the dream of a full four person squad on one screen does not work, likely because of the screen size.

You may notice that the Fortnite split screen looks strange, with small images creating dead space on the side of each player's screen. This is to ensure an equal aspect ratio for split screen players as normal players. If Epic Games decided to make a four person split screen it would be impossible to balance the aspect ratio without making the players screens too small.

If you want to read more about aspect ratios in Fortnite Battle Royale check out the Best Stretched Resolution.

Now that you've managed to play Fortnite split screen with your friends, maybe you want to show your appreciation to your gaming buddies! Well, there's no better way to show your appreciation to a Fortnite friend than Gifting Fortnite Skins. Not sure what skins you should gift? We recommend shopping around in the Best Fortnite Skins or the Best Sweaty Try Hard Skins.