Fortnite How to Split Screen – Play on Xbox or PS4 With a Friend!

We're taking a look at how to Split Screen in Fortnite on Xbox or PS4! This is a new feature that was recently added to the game, and can allow you to play some couch coop with a friend who is in real life with you! Epic is still working out the kinks in this system, so expect some updates with some additional features to come in the near future. This is currently only available on Xbox and PlayStation, we don't know if it will be available for PC or Nintendo Switch.

You will need a second controller to make this work, so make sure your friend brings one or you have one for your system. You will also need to have an additional profile on your system for them to choose so they will appear as a different player in the game. That profile doesn't necessarily need to have an Epic Games account, but if your friend wanted to access their specific controller settings they will either need to login or enter them all in.

How to Split Screen Fortnite on Xbox One

Here's how you split screen on Xbox in Fortnite:

  1. Open up Fortnite and go to the lobby.
  2. Turn on the second controller.
  3. Press the Xbox Dashboard button on the second controller (the Xbox button in the middle of the controller).
  4. Scroll to the left and find the Sign in area and hit Switch profile.
  5. Choose the profile you want the second player to play under.
  6. Press and hold the A-Button on the second controller to Log in.
  7. Your friend can then enter in their Epic Games account information or play as a guest.

That's all you need to do to get the second player into the game on Xbox! There's additional things to know, which are listed below in the additional information section.

How to Split Screen Fortnite on PS4

Here's how you split screen on PlayStation 4 in Fortnite:

  1. Open up Fortnite and go to the lobby.
  2. Turn on the second controller.
  3. You will be prompted to select a profile, so pick the one you want to play under.
  4. Press and hold the X-Button on the second controller to Log in.
  5. Your friend can then enter in their Epic Games account information or play as a guest.

That's all you need to do to get the second player into the game on PS4! There's additional things to know, which are listed below in the additional information section.

Additional Information

When you are logged in as the second player, you can takeover the screen and access your skins and everything else that is on that second account. To do this, press and hold the A-Button (Xbox) or the X-Button (PS4) and the second player will then be in control. You can swap it back by pressing and holding that button on the first player's controller!

Whoever is in control of the screen can hit ready up, and it will ready all of the local players.

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