Many people just starting up Apex Legends are wondering if it will have split-screen like previous games by developer Respawn Entertainment. Read on to find the answer
Apex Legends was released just a few days ago on the PS4, Xbox One and PC as a surprise release. The game is a free-to-play battle royale title with the signature Respawn Entertainment tight and fast gameplay. Although I haven’t had the time to put in proper time in the game, the few rounds I played were really fun. The game has also proved to be a huge success with streamers, becoming the most viewed game on Twitch just a few hours post release.
Does Apex Legends have Split-screen?
Apex Legends unlike other battle royale games like Fortnite and PUBG is team based, so you’ll always played in a squad of three. So playing with a friend on the same screen via split-screen is something that many are interested in. Unfortunately, Apex Legends does not have Split-screen, which is a shame really.
Why does Apex Legends not have Split-screen?
However there’s a ton of reasons for this, first of all is the performance hit that games get when playing in split-screen. Other than a few select games, most games when played in split-screen drop frames and screen resolution, which is something you really need to avoid when playing a fast game like Apex Legends. Plus you have only one life, so you can’t be put down by dropped frames in the competitive game.
Battle Royale games don’t tend to support split-screen either, the only one I’m aware of is Black Ops 4’s Blackout mode and honestly its almost unplayable in split-screen due to the decrease in performance.
So to play Apex Legends with your friends you need another console, Internet connection and display. There’s no way around it since Apex Legends doesn’t have split-screen.
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Apex Legends is available now on PS4, Xbox One and PC