Is there split-screen in Modern Warfare 2?

Player carrying a Riot Shield in Call of Duty, an item which is responsible for a God Mode bug in Modern Warfare 2.Activision

Modern Warfare 2 is made for multiplayer, even if it does have a great campaign. So, it’s only natural to wonder, is modern warfare 2 split-screen? Here’s everything we know about MW2s split screen.

Allowing multiple players to play off the same screen, the split-screen mode has been a staple feature in CoD for almost the entire series and is an incredibly popular addition.

Back in the day, split-screen was a great way to relax and play with buddies on the couch, with it first being introduced back in 2005’s Call of Duty 2.

However, with almost everybody having their hands on their own console the feature has slowly become less and less popular — and often overlooked by developers, prompting the question, does Modern Warfare 2 have split-screen? Here’s everything we know.

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Does Modern Warfare have split-screen?

Modern Warfare gunfight with MW2 logoActivision

Thankfully, Modern Warfare 2 does have split-screen capability, meaning you can play co-op with friends. However, you’ll only be able to use it in Private Matches within the Multiplayer mode.

Note that it also only supports two players rather than the classic four-player split-screen.

While disappointing, that doesn’t mean that split-screen for other parts of the game won’t be supported in the future.

How to play split-screen in MW2

Luckily, split-screen is relatively simple to set up. All you need to do is follow these steps:

  1. Connect a second controller or keyboard and mouse to your console.
  2. Sign in to the other player’s Activision account or create a new one.
  3. Split-screen will be enabled.

It’s that easy. Then all you need to do is start up a game and you and your friends will be able to enjoy the match together.

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If you’re wondering whether Warzone 2 can be played through split-screen too then be sure to check out our guide detailing the answer.

Be sure to check out our Call of Duty page for all the latest news or take a look at some of these handy Modern Warfare 2 guides:

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