How to Use Split Screen In Minecraft

Are you wondering how you can use split-screen in Minecraft?

Minecraft is most enjoyable when playing with other players. Building a community together with your friends is sure a lot of fun, and the journey you’ll have while building your village will be indeed memorable. 

Although the online version of Minecraft has been available for a long time, its local multiplayer version did not come around until much later. 

Recently, Minecraft added a split-screen functionality for the console versions of the game. 

This means that you can now play Minecraft together with your friends and family on a single console. It works similarly to other titles with the same feature, such as Call of Duty and Gran Turismo.

In this guide, we’re going to show you how to use the split-screen feature in Minecraft. 

Let’s get started!

How to Enable Local Multiplayer in Minecraft? 

Before proceeding with the actual procedure, we need to clarify that the split-screen feature is only available on the console versions of Minecraft Bedrock Edition on the Nintendo Switch, PS4, and Xbox One. 

Local multiplayer is also available on the legacy edition of Minecraft for Xbox 360, Playstation 3, and Wii U. Enabling the split-screen feature on Minecraft has some learning curve. Still, it’s easy to get the hang of it. 

Here’s how to use split-screen in Minecraft: 

  1. First, connect your console to your TV using an HDMI or Component cable.
  2. Launch Minecraft afterwards and create a new world. You can also load a previous world if you prefer to use existing your existing session.
  3. After that, go to Multiplayer Settings and enable the Multiplayer Game feature. 
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  1. Once done, get another controller and turn it on. The split-screen feature should automatically enable, and your console should ask you to choose a Profile to use. 
  2. Finally, start the game and enjoy building your village. 

You Might Ask (FAQs)

Can I play Minecraft with other players locally?

If you are using a console, Minecraft Bedrock Edition has support for a split-screen so that you can play Minecraft together with your friends locally. Load the world you wish to play on and simply activate the second controller of your console to enable the split-screen feature.

How do you play local session on Minecraft Nintendo Switch?

Players can join your game by adding another controller and pressing the + button at any point in the game. Up to 4 players can play on a split-screen, and you’ll need either a pair of Joy-Con’s per person or a Nintendo Switch Pro controller to play.

Can your play Minecraft Online with split-screen?

Yes, players can still access Minecraft online while using two controllers on their consoles. Simply join an online session in the game and enable split-screen as you normally would in offline worlds.

This wraps up our guide on how to enable local multiplayer in Minecraft. If you have any questions or other concerns, please let us know in the comment section, and we’ll do our best to answer them.

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