Epic Games released the 15.50 update version of Fortnite earlier this week, and with this update came a fix for the ‘done’ split screen issue. Epic said on the Fortnite Status Twitter account on Thursday that the problem was marked “resolved” and split-screen functionality was restored. In a new update today, the company says that some players are still affected by the bug.
Fortnite’s split-screen functionality is exactly what it sounds like: a new mode in which two local players can share the same screen. The split-screen feature is similar to what you would have enjoyed on older consoles before online multiplayer became common.
The split-screen feature is only available on Fortnite for consoles. A few days ago, the functionality was disabled due to a ‘stability issue,’ according to Epic Games. Two days later, Epic said that the problem had been fixed and the split-screen functionality restored.
It appears that the update to version 15.50 was not a complete solution to the problem, which Epic noticed in a new tweet on Fortnite Status’s Twitter account today. The company said that some players are still affected by the “ready” split-screen problem, which prevents the second player from preparing.
‘We’re working on it,’ notes Epic on the split-screen editing card on the Fortnite Trello board. It is unclear when the fix will be available, but it is reasonable to assume that it will arrive in the next game update. The problem affects the PlayStation and Xbox consoles.