The highly anticipated split screen feature has finally been added to the Fortnite Battle Royale. This feature allows you and another player to build and get kills side by side. It has been a staple of the hooter genre since Goldeneye debited on the N64 in 1997, with the mode going fully mainstream during the Halo era in the early 2000s.
Apparently, split screen feature is currently only available on Xbox and PlayStation. It means Nintendo Switch, mobile, and PC players do not have the option yet. Please take a note that, however, the split screen support in Fortnite is in the early stages of testing. In the future, the feature might eventually make its way to PC and Nintendo Switch at least. It seems like you it would be hard for this feature to work on iOS and Android, no matter how big your mobile screens get.
How to play Fortnite duo on the same screen? Playing Fortnite duo on the same box is relatively simple and should not cause much trouble. As you might expect, it is only able to be played in Duos or Squads, as screen sharing in Solos would offer an unfair benefit.
Once you and your friend are sitting to each other, you need to log into Fortnite and connect a second controller. Once you have that settled, please queue up for a duos game (or squad game) since the feature currently does not work in solo matches. Once you do, you will be able to see a prompt on the screen asking you to hold down a button on your controller. For Xbox, it is A. Then, the second player should show up on the screen.
You are able to use your own Epic Games account to unlock your purchased cosmetics and complete any challenges that need to get done. Once you are in, you will be able to visit your Item Shop and menus individually of each other. In the game, you will be able to see the black boxes on both sides of the screen that are sadly unavoidable. Unfortunately, you will just have to get used to all that wasted space in front of you.
According to News Week, leveraging split screen in a co-op game is able to help you immensely in combat. For those who want to know where your ally is or who they are shooting at, all that you need to do is to turn your head slightly to the side. In fact, cooperating with your squad is a lot of harder over headset communication compared to shading a couch. The feature named split screen also allows you to add a few fist bumps or pats on the back when you get that Victory Royale down upon you.
Once again, play Fortnite duo on the same box is easy. First, launch Fortnite on your Xbox. Second, choose Duos from the menu. Third, connect two controllers to your console. Fourth, hold down the proper button on your controller to log in. Fifth, get a Victory Royale.