Epic introduced the ability to play split-screen Fortnite with v11.30. Here’s how to do it.

Fortnite players have been longing for some new content over the past few weeks, and the v11.30 update delivered. We have some returning items, new mechanics, and the upcoming Star Wars event that’s sure to inject some excitement into the game.

One of the changes that seemed to get lost in the shuffle of the update was the ability to play split-screen Fortnite on consoles. For the first time, two players can use the same device to play Fortnite with one another.

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Initiating split-screen is simple. All you have to do is connect two controllers to your Xbox or PS4 – the split-screen feature isn’t available on Switch, mobile, or PC just yet.

Log in to another account on your console and get to playing. You should both load into Fortnite and will be able to play split-screen. Player 1 will control the menu, which means the second player won’t be able to adjust their cosmetic loadout. The split-screen feature doesn’t activate in the lobby.

Update 12/13: At the time of this writing, Epic has disabled the split-screen feature – citing an unnamed issue.

The feature was short-lived and few players were able to experience split-screen Fortnite gameplay. We’ll keep you posted when they bring it back online.

Were you able to play split-screen Fortnite? If so, how did you like the layout? Let us know in the comments.

Jimmy is a passionate gamer and lover/hater of all things Fortnite. Good comms on Twitter @JimmyDangus.