The Fortnite split screen not working issue has become very frustrating, and Epic Games has officially announced that the feature has been taken down. Unfortunately, there aren’t any fixes that you could try to use the feature as it has officially been taken down by the game developers.
Noticed something off with your split screen lately? You’re not alone. Following the newest update, a number of players are experiencing a split-screen bug. If you’re in the same position, we’ve got the facts on what’s causing the hiccup as well as some tips to help you get back into the split-screen groove.
Split screen is a cool feature that allows two players to share the same console and screen area. It’s like having a Fortnite party without the need for an extra console or television. Isn’t that great? It was introduced in December 2019 and has been very popular, especially for gaming nights with friends and family.
Why is the Fortnite split screen not working?
Here’s the bummer: with the latest v27.10 version, Epic Games disabled the split screen owing to some button sloppiness. The ‘Ready Up’ and ‘Keep Playing Together’ buttons were malfunctioning, leaving players stranded or without a companion. Epic Games is aware of the bug and pledges to restore the split screen once it has been resolved.
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Let’s be honest, gamers. Many of us have been disappointed by the loss of split screen, especially during the Christmas season. The sadness is palpable, and the return date for the split screen is unknown. Epic Games has not stated when we can expect it back. So, for the time being, those Fortnite bonding sessions are on hold.
Below, you will find the tweet published by Epic Games on X. Apparently, the company has disabled the feature on purpose, as there is an obvious hiccup that axes gamers’ experience.
Please note: We've temporarily disabled Split Screen functionality and the 'Ready Up' and 'Keep Playing Together' buttons due to an issue.
We're investigating a fix for this now and will provide an update when these features have been re-enabled. pic.twitter.com/0cYqvYxveP
— Fortnite Status (@FortniteStatus) November 16, 2023
Is a fix in sight?
While we can’t rush the reintroduction of split screen, there’s a chance it’ll be in the next update, due out next week. Keep your fingers crossed! We’re in a waiting game until then, and patience is our Fortnite virtue.
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How to use Fortnite split screen
Now, let’s get into the nitty-gritty of reviving that split-screen magic. If you’re eager for some Fortnite Duos or Squads action with a friend, here’s a quick guide:
- Get into Fortnite and find your way to the Main Menu.
- Make sure both controllers are plugged in and turned on. No power, no play!
- The first player takes charge by inviting the second player to select their account. Teamwork, people!
- Once player two is signed in, they’ll pop up in the lobby, and bingo! Split-screen mode kicks in when you start the game.
- If split screen is still acting up, check that internet connection. It needs to be stable for split-screen shenanigans.
In a nutshell, the Fortnite split screen not working drama is a bit wild right now. With Epic Games on the case, though, we’re hoping for a quick fix. Until then, keep those controllers charged, stay patient, and get ready for the split-screen comeback we’re all waiting for!
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