These days, it's rare that you'll ever see me cover Fortnite– it's just not my thing, and that's okay. But every so often, the game does something notable or cool that gets me talking. Today, with update 11.30, that something is split-screen support. Too few games let you play side by side with a partner.
Fortniteplayers can share their screen with a friend in battle royale Duos and Squads on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Epic Games is calling this an "early release," so there may still be kinks to work out. Case in point: at the time of writing, split-screen is "temporarily disabled" due to an unspecified issue.
If my brother and I had been born a couple decades later, we'd be all over this.
Update 11.30 has also given rise to speculation about a 2020 annual pass for Fortnite. "Occasionally prototype features make it into our build that end up not being released," Epic Games said in a statement. "While the 2020 Annual Pass was considered, we have no plans to release it."
Battle Royale Update - What's New in 11.30 [Epic Games]