There are a plethora of elements in Call of Duty: Vanguard that don’t work correctly. From glitched camo challenges to glitches themselves, players have had to fight through some growing pains in the game’s first month. However, perhaps nothing is more busted in Vanguard than the split screen feature in multiplayer.
Split screen is a classic feature that many players have used over the decades of FPS gaming to play with a friend or family member. The feature allows players on the same system to play with or against each other. A decade ago, split screen was a feature that nearly every multiplayer game installed. Over the years, though, the feature has become somewhat defunct.
Still, Vanguard technically supports the use of split screen but only for consoles. However, the feature doesn’t seem to work whatsoever on the systems that it’s supported on.
The state of split screen in Vanguard
Vanguard’s broken split screen feature was exemplified by a recent Reddit post that’s garnered nearly 1,000 upvotes. The post shows the Play of the Game not working at all like it’s supposed to, bugging out for several seconds.
What the split screen experience is currently like on vanguard: from CODVanguard
The user said in a comment that this bug at the end of matches happens every game. Although, they followed that comment with another that said the actual gameplay when using split screen is a “good experience overall.” Of course, the standard problems with split screen are still an issue, namely input lag and high latency.
While Vanguard’s iteration of split screen isn’t as broken as it has been in the past, the Play of the Game bug is still an issue the developers should take a look at. Also, some fans in the comments of the Reddit post complained about the absence of a split screen feature for Zombies. Currently, Vanguard only supports split screen for multiplayer.
Joey Carr is a full-time writer for multiple esports and gaming websites. He has 6+ years of experience covering esports and traditional sporting events, including DreamHack Atlanta, Call of Duty Championships 2017, and Super Bowl 53.