Few multiplayer games support couch co-op, but Epic Games bucked that trend when they introduced split-screen to Fortnite. Below, we detail how to play Fortnite split-screen for each platform, including restrictions and commonly asked questions.
Xbox and PlayStation console players can enjoy Fortnite split-screen in the Duos and Squads playlist by adding a second controller and choosing a second profile. Fortnite does not currently support split-screen on PC, Nintendo Switch, or mobile devices.
How to play Fortnite split-screen on Xbox and PlayStation
Fortnite makes it easy for Xbox and PlayStation console players to team up for split-screen couch co-op. Here’s how to enable split-screen for Xbox and PlayStation:
- Start Fortnite and head to the main menu. Choose a game mode other than Solos where you can invite another teammate.
- Turn on a second controller and invite the second player to sign into their account.
- Once the player using the second controller is signed in, they will automatically join the multiplayer lobby.
- Once the game begins, the screen will be split and shared between the two players
Playing Fortnite split-screen can reduce your field of view, making it more difficult to spot enemies. Our best monitor for Fortnite guide covers a list of screens that can enhance your ability to spot enemies in Fortnite.
Note that Fortnite split-screen on Xbox and PlayStation is unavailable for Ranked modes, limited time modes, or Creative mode.
How to play Fortnite split-screen on PC, Nintendo Switch, and mobile
Unfortunately, Fortnite split-screen is unavailable on PC, Nintendo Switch, or mobile. The only way to play Fortnite split-screen is on Xbox or PlayStation consoles.