How to set up split-screen in Modern Warfare 2

Want to know how to set up split-screen in Modern Warfare 2? Well, you’re in the right place - here’s everything you need to know about playing this FPS locally

Modern Warfare 2 Set-up Split Screen: A soldier can be seen on a helicopter

Excited to play Modern Warfare 2 with your pals? Well, you’re not alone. So, in an effort to make things as easy as possible for you, we have everything you need to know about how to set up split-screen in Modern Warfare 2 right here.

We know not a lot of modern FPS games actually offer split-screen multiplayer action, but Call of Duty games have been something of an anomaly in previous years. Throughout the franchise’s history, players have been able to sit shoulder-to-shoulder and battle it out with the best guns and weapons. With the game set to be one of the best competitive FPS games out there when it comes out online, can it hold its own in locally as well?

How to set up split-screen in Modern Warfare 2

Here’s what you need to do to set-up split-screen in Modern Warfare 2:

  • Launch Modern Warfare 2 and head into the Multiplayer menu
  • Connect a second controller to your console and press X/A to sign in
  • Select and sign in with an account that has an active Xbox Live / PS Plus membership and an associated Activision account

And, that’s it! Once you’ve done this, you should be signed into the game and the split-screen will be reflected by your in-game party. If you need to sort out a second Activision account, you can find out more about that here.

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You’re going to need to have your own account that’s able to play Modern Warfare 2 online if you want to play any of the split-screen game modes available. On top of how to set-up Modern Warfare 2 split-screen for multiplayer, if you’re wondering whether Modern Warfare 2’s campaign has online or local co-op, you can find out more about that in our guide.