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.