How To Play Split Screen In Call Of Duty MW2?

The new COD MW2 brings back a fan favorite mode called split screen where two players can play on one system. Here is how to play it.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 continues the trend of a classic feature—split screen multiplayer. This allows you to team up with a friend on the same couch, reigniting the camaraderie of local co-op. While online multiplayer offers a vast and competitive environment, there’s a certain charm to battling alongside a friend in close quarters. This guide will equip you with the knowledge to set up a split screen in MW2, unlocking a nostalgic and potentially hilarious way to experience the game’s intense action.

However, keep in mind that split screen has limitations. It’s exclusive to console users and restricts you to specific game modes. But this guide will show you how to get started with split screen action in Modern Warfare 2 for those seeking to team up to defeat enemies.

How to Enable Split Screen On Consoles?

The split screen feature returns from the 2019 Modern Warfare in the same form. Hence, if you were using a split screen in the older game, you would already know how to set it up again in MW2.

  • Launch Modern Warfare 2 on your console.
  • Head into Multiplayer from the main menu.
  • Connect a second controller and press A/X for PlayStation/Xbox, respectively.
  • Sign in with a PlayStation Plus/Xbox Live account you want to play with.
  • Start playing on split screen.

There are a few things that you should be aware of here.

Firstly, the PlayStation Plus/Xbox Live account you are signing with needs a valid/active subscription. If one of the two players has no membership, the split screen feature will not work.

Secondly, the same account must be linked to a valid Activision account. That is important because MW2 will be bringing up the same profile. If you do not have an Activision account, you must create one after connecting the second controller.

Once you follow these steps, you can see the split screen feature in your in-game party option in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.

How to Enable Split Screen on PC?

The Split Screen access method is very similar on PC compared to Xbox/PlayStation on MW2. Follow the steps below:

  • Boot up Modern Warfare 2 on your PC.
  • Open the Multiplayer tab from the main menu.
  • Connect a second controller or a new set of keyboard and mouse.
  • Sign in with the Steam or account you want to play with.
  • Start playing on split screen.

The or steam account you will be playing with should be linked to their respective activation accounts. If you haven’t made one, you can set up a new activation account in-game.

Game Modes that Support Split Screen in Modern Warfare 2

Not all of the multiplayer game modes are available on the split screen. However, we still have a decent lineup. Following are all the game modes currently supported by the MW2 split screen.

  • Team Deathmatch
  • Search and Destroy
  • Prisoner Rescue
  • Domination
  • Hardpoint
  • Knock Out
  • 3rd Person Moshpit
  • Headquarters
  • Kill Confirmed

Modes like Invasion and Ground War have not been included for a good reason, but modes Spec Ops and Free-For-All will be a good addition.

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Namra is a gaming enthusiast and guides writer, always looking to play AAA titles on day one, while her favorites being Last of Us, Uncharted series, Spiderman, Final Fantasy, and Alan Wake.