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Fortnite Split-Screen Mode: Why Is it Down & How to Fix it

The Fortnite split-screen mode is currently down, and players can no longer access it. Here’s what you can do about it.

Fortnite has offered a split-screen mode for quite some time, allowing two players to play locally together, like the good old days. It’s a fun mode, especially with a good friend. Unfortunately, it has gone down, meaning players can no longer enjoy the mode at all. Below, we explain exactly why it has gone down and what you can do about it.

How to Fix Fortnite Split-Screen Mode Not Working

Unfortunately, there is no way to fix the Fortnite split-screen mode not working. This is because it has been disabled by Epic Games themselves temporarily. The split-screen mode was removed after update v27.10 was released on November 16 due to an unspecified “issue,” along with the ‘Ready Up’ and ‘Keep Playing Together’ buttons.

However, Epic Games is currently working on a fix, and the mode should return soon. You can follow the Fortnite Status X account (formerly Twitter) to know when the mode has returned. This wasn’t the only issue to affect Fortnite, as the shop countdown timer is 19 hours delayed due to a bug that Epic Games is also addressing.

However, the new update has brought a lot of positive changes, including a brand-new biome and old-school weapons. Unfortunately, those hoping to test them out in split-screen are out of luck for the time being. These issues are generally ironed out quickly, though, and fans should expect to see the mode returned soon. In the meantime, be sure to check out our Games Hub for more guides like this.

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  1. Yes pleaseeeeee bring back split screen until then we will not be playing. if both kids can’t play then none will.

  2. If split screen don’t come back then no one in my family will no longer be playing because I sure ain’t going out and paying $700 for another Xbox like come on EPIC DO BETTER we have put way way way to much money into this game and now yall doing this FOR REAL !!!!

  3. Epic are doing my head in you cant even talk to a live agent because they are never there why is it taking so long to resolve this issue is what i want to know …. My son doesn’t even want to play the game anymore

  4. This is absolutely ridiculous, we have been playing split screen since day 1 of Fortnite. It is my birthday today and we can’t even play this actually VERY UPSETTING…

  5. I only purchased the battle pass, because my bf and I play split screen together on his PS5. I want my money back. I’m never gonna get all the things in my pass when we can’t play together

  6. My son and myself play together every weekend on split screen very disappointed that this season will finish on Thursday when he’s at school and we have not even had a chance to play together

  7. My girlfriend and I bought battlepass just to play together and get everything together. Now we can’t enjoy the game together, I’ve been here since beta and spent far to much money on this game for you guys to disable a feature that hasn’t been causing game breaking bugs, you guys take away the core concept of gaming and my money was not well spent. Games are to bring people together not to coerce people into spending more money, many of us do not have to just throw about. Games are meant and have always been here to unite people and the fact so many families cannot play with one another without numerous consoles(or devices) is absolutely absurd. This is utterly ridiculous and unacceptable from such a wealthy company.

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