How to Do Split Screen on Fortnite PS4/PS5?

So, you’re looking to play Fortnite on a PlayStation console with a friend at home, but you’re not quite sure how to go about using the split screen function. Well, look no further than this article here, we’ve got the perfect ‘how to’ for you to figure it out and begin getting those victory royales with your buddies again in no time.

Can You Play Split Screen on Fortnite PS4/PS5?

Yes, split screen is a functionality of Fortnite on both the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 consoles. If you want to invite a friend round and jump in a game with them, you definitely can. Split screen only extends to duos and squads games though, you unfortunately won’t be able to delve into Creative modes with a friend on the other half of your screen.

How Do I Use the Fortnite Split Screen PS4/PS5 Feature?

To begin your venture into split screen fun on Fortnite, you first have to navigate back to the Main Menu on your PS4 or PS5. From there, you’ve got to make sure that your friends controller is turned on, connected and ready to go. Without that, you probably wouldn’t get much further than this point, so we’d recommend double-checking it now!

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Once they’ve connected their remote, a pop-up should appear inviting the player using the remote to connect their account. All they’ll need to do to make this step work is to sign in to their Fortnite account (which they’ve hopefully already set up on their own console).

Finally, they’re account will be loaded in and they’ll be able to be seen standing alongside you in the Fortnite Lobby. It really is as simple as that. There are no special buttons to click on or Settings menus to navigate. All you have to do is connect a second controller and follow the instructions presented to you!

Tips to Play Split Screen Fortnite PS4/PS5

Well now you’re in a game with your buddy on the other half of the screen, perhaps it’s time to talk about a few tips that might help you get the most out of the thrilling experience your about to come across with your friend in the same room.

The best tip we can give is to focus on your own half of the screen, no matter what might be going on in the other one! Unless you are dead and spectating, you should definitely be keeping your focus on your own player character and what you’re getting up to on your own screen. If your eyes shift over to your friend on the other half, you could be overwhelmed by an enemy in a second. There’s nothing worse than that!


Hopefully, we’ve covered all the points needed to make sure you have the most fun you can during a game of Fortnite utilising the split screen mode. It’s easy enough to set up, as we’ve already shown you, and you can jump into a game within just a few seconds of turning that second controller on.

Remember to pay attention to yourself and what you’re doing though. We understand the potential distractions all too well when there’s a second player on your screen but it really will make for much more fun if you just let both players focus on what they need to before either of you miss a sign of an enemy by looking at the wrong screen!

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