Do you have fond memories of the times when you played the console with pals in split-screen? You can recreate these memories and make incredible new ones by using Minecraft split-screen. Unfortunately, this feature is only available for consoles (Nintendo Switch, PlayStation, and Xbox).
Your console or TV screen needs to support at least 720p resolution. PlayStation Vita doesn’t support split-screen because it is qHD (1/4 of 1080p). WiiU doesn’t support split-screen either because it only has 480p resolution. For qualifying devices, you’ll need to connect them to a TV screen using an HDMI or RGB component cable.
Check out the following article for more details and details on how to split screens in Minecraft.
Minecraft Splitscreen Requirements
As we’ve mentioned earlier that you’ll require a console as well as a television screen that is at least 720p or more. Additionally, you must adjust the resolution for your console in accordance with the resolution of your TV. This is fairly easy to complete. Visit your console’s settings, and then move to the options for display. PS3, PS4, PS5, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Xbox Series S/X and Switch generally automatically adjust the resolution when connected to HDMI However, manual adjustments could cause issues that require reconfiguring manually.
The screen can be split in Minecraft online or locally. The local split-screen is able to accommodate at least four gamers simultaneously. If you have a large TV, playing with your family or friends is great fun. Let’s begin with some tips for local split-screens, and, in the future the online split-screen will be discussed as well.
How to Split-Screen Minecraft Locally
Local split-screen is the term used to describe playing on one console, and not to be confused with the LAN (local local area network) game, in which multiple devices are played. Four players are able to join any device. The steps to play Minecraft with split-screen modes differ slightly for each game console but the following instructions will cover all of them.
Here’s how you can set up local split-screens in Minecraft:
- Attach the console your TV via the HDMI Cable or Component cable and then start Minecraft.
- Choose “Create New” in case you wish to start from scratch or start an previously played game in the list of games.
- On the Multiplayer settings, switch the the Multiplayer game to the off position.
- Choose the difficulty level as well as other options according to your preferences.
- Select to Create as well as play to start the game.
- Make use of a different controller to enable the second console player and then click the appropriate button(s) to connect the player to Minecraft. For instance the PS4 makes use of it’s PS button to turn on a user. It also uses it uses the options button (pressed twice) to connect the second player to Minecraft.
- Choose the account of another player (if you haven’t already done so). XBOX 360 and PS3 use the Minecraft Legacy Console Edition, which means you hit start with the other controller in order to be into the game. After that, it will prompt the player to login to the console.
How to Split-Screen Minecraft Online
It is possible to play Minecraft in a split-screen mode with your local friends, and also play with friends on the internet. Also, online gaming is not available with a split-screen. However, at least two local gamers can use the split-screen experience while playing alongside players who are online. This article will show you how to set the split-screen to play online.
- Log in to your console using an Xbox Live Gold or PlayStation Plus account. To join XBOX 360 and XBOX One local accounts, and users using XBOX Live Silver (the free Live subscription) are not able to join. The PS3 does not need PlayStation Plus, but the PS4 requires it.
- To play Minecraft Legacy editions, open on your console, and then select the Play game option Then load and Make. If you want to play Bedrock editions, click “Create New” or choose an existing game from your list.
- Modify your game options according to your preferences and start your game. On Bedrock you can go into the Multiplayer menu and make sure that the that the Multiplayer Game is on prior to playing the game.
- Additional “remote” players select your invitation (required) to play in your game hosted by you. Split-screen is only available in a per-console manner with four players, however they can be online playing with other players.
Minecraft is an engaging, entertaining and interesting game. Similar to other games, it’s more enjoyable when you play with group of friends. You can split your screen to play Minecraft similar to playing older console games, but with other players.
PC users may feel excluded, which is normal. If you’ve got a huge screen It’s a shame that you’re unable to split it or accomplish the same thing on consoles. There are some third-party screen-splitting software available online to explore however, they’re not officially licensed and might not be reliable.