How to Play Fortnite Split-Screen on Xbox and PlayStation


  • Connect a second controller to your Xbox or PlayStation console
  • Launch Fortnite and sign in to your account
  • Select “Duos” or “Squads” mode and enable split-screen
  • Adjust screen size and layout to your preference and enjoy playing with a friend

In this article, I will explain how to play Fortnite split-screen on both Xbox and PlayStation consoles.

Playing Split Screen Mode

To play split-screen mode on Fortnite for Xbox or PlayStation, first ensure that you have a second controller connected to your console. Then, launch the game and sign in to your account. Once you are in the lobby, select “Duos” or “Squads” mode. Go to the main menu and select the “Split Screen” option. Your friend can now press the “A” button on Xbox or “X” button on PlayStation to join the game. Adjust the screen size and orientation to your preference.

Now you can enjoy playing Fortnite in split-screen mode with your friend right beside you.

Available Modes for Split Screen

  • Enable Split-Screen Mode
  • Connect both controllers
  • Launch Fortnite and sign in with second player’s account
  • Select “Duos” or “Squads” mode
  • Enable split-screen mode
  • Adjust Screen Size and Layout
  • Customize display options using console settings
  • Communication with Teammate
  • Use headset or microphone for communication
  • Configure audio settings for voice chat.

In-Game Setup for Split Screen

To set up split-screen in Fortnite on Xbox or PlayStation, first, ensure that each player has their own account logged in on the console. Then, start a game of Fortnite and have the second player press the start button on their controller. Next, go to the settings menu and select the “Game” tab. From there, enable split-screen by toggling the option on.

Once split-screen is activated, each player can adjust their own settings and preferences.

Compatibility and Requirements

Compatibility and Requirements: To play Fortnite split-screen on Xbox or PlayStation, both players will need their own Xbox Live Gold or PlayStation Plus subscription. Additionally, make sure both controllers are connected to the console and signed in with separate accounts. It is important to note that split-screen is only available on Xbox One and PlayStation 4, not on Nintendo Switch or mobile devices.

Ensure that your console meets the minimum system requirements to run the game smoothly in split-screen mode. Lastly, make sure you have a stable internet connection to avoid any lag or disconnections during gameplay.


How do you switch to 2 player on Fortnite?

Switching to 2 player mode on Fortnite may not be possible on the Switch due to hardware limitations that could restrict the console from rendering two players at once.

How do you play 2 controllers on Fortnite PS5?

To play with two controllers on Fortnite on PS5, you can log in the second controller by holding the triangle button during login.

Did Fortnite take out split screen?

Fortnite did not take out split screen, as it has been disabled temporarily due to an issue according to the official Fortnite Status account on X.

How to 1v1 in Fortnite?

To 1v1 in Fortnite, you need to select the mode and go to Island options. Make sure to choose private to avoid playing with strangers.