How to play split-screen in Fortnite: Couch co-op explained


    If you’re looking to jump into a battle royal locally with your friends, then our primer on the current Fortnite split-screen and couch co-op options will definitely help you out.

    Fortnite arguably popularised a whole genre, with the Battle Royale bursting onto the scene after its release. Since then the landscape of gaming has changed, with Fortnite and its massive playerbase at the front of it. 

    Split-screen is a great feature, especially if you have siblings or a pal around so you can both jump onto the game.

    It wasn’t a feature that was in Fortnite originally but has since been added due to demand from fans, so make sure to carry on reading to find out everything you need to know about how to do split-screen in Fortnite. 

    How to play Fortnite on split-screen? 

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    Playing split-screen in Fortnite is a newly added feature, so we have outlined below what you need to do to set up couch co-op: 

    • Once in Fortnite, go to the main menu
    • Make sure to have two controllers connected
    • Invite the second player to the game
    • They can then select their account
    • Once both have you have joined you will be good to go into the game, with split-screen activated once you dive in

    Once this is all set up, you’re good to keep playing games until you get the crown or decide it is time to move on. 

    • If you also play Fortnite Free-For-All, we have all the free in-game redeemables for you. Find out all with our Fortnite FFA Map codes guide

    What Fortnite modes can you use split-screen in? 

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    Split-screen in Fortnite can be used in Duos, Trios and Squads. It is not available in solos because it would allow players to cheat and team up in the mode. 

    That is all there is to know about using split-screen in Fortnite. If you’re wondering who made Fortnite then we have a complete guide here, and if you’re more into Fortnite Creative why not check out how to access the Doomsday raid in the game? 

    For everything else, make sure to check out our Fortnite homepage. 


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