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Local split-screen has been added to  Fortnite  on the PS4 and Xbox One

Local split-screen has been added to Fortnite on the PS4 and Xbox One

December 12, 2019 | By Chris Kerr

December 12, 2019 | By Chris Kerr
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Epic Games is doing its bit to keep the age old tradition of local multiplayer alive by bringing split-screen to Fortnite

As detailed in the v11.30 patch notes, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One owners will now be able to play Duos and Squads with a friend on the same console. 

Local multiplayer was seen as bread-and-butter feature once upon a time, but was eventually shunted to the wayside as online play became increasingly popular. 

It's nice, then, to see a big studio like Epic doing its part to ensure younger players can experience the unique camaraderie of couch-based co-op, and the move might even encourage other devs to do the same. 

Although it’s already out in the wild, Epic explained this version of split-screen is an "early release" offering, and that it’ll continue to make improvements moving forward.



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