My little brother and I want to play Minecraft together on the Xbox 360, and we heard there was a split screen option. We've looked inside the options menu but weren't able to find it. Does the game really have a split screen option, and if so, how do we enable it?

  • Isn't is automatic? – RavenM Feb 14 '14 at 0:06
  • You can, but you also need to be using 720p video. Perhaps that's the issue? – Unionhawk Feb 14 '14 at 0:08

The XBOX 360 version of Minecraft does have a split screen option, and the instructions for doing can be found on the Minecraft Wiki.

The split screen mode does require a monitor with 720p output, and you'll need to configure the 360 accordingly:

Because Splitscreen requires a screen with an output of 720p or higher, the Xbox 360's video output needs to be configured accordingly. The video mode can be checked by going to Settings > System > Console Settings > Display - Make sure this is set to 720p or higher.

If the XBOX 360 is configured then all you need to do know is have the the player who wishes to join press "Start" on the controller she wishes to use after you've loaded a world (make sure it's not an online game). This will prompt the user to log-in. After the play logs in split screen should be enabled automatically.

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The video below shows what you want to know.

but for better clarity here is some contextual information:


  • HDMI OR VGA OR HD AV OR RGB component cable
  • Need a HD TV cannot have a SD (standard definition) TV
  • Obviously need two controllers

What should be done:

  1. connect the Xbox to the TV via any of the cable options above
  2. Make sure both controllers are turned on and they have a user account on them
  3. Play Minecraft

Source - Minecraft wiki

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  • hmm i thought this was a good answer – LFM Feb 14 '14 at 0:38
  • We try to provide the information needed for an answer in the answer itself here, in case whatever source is linked gets taken down. I'm not sure if that's why you got downvoted, but it's a decent guess. If you were to take the info from the video and type it out you'd have a perfectly decent answer as far as I'm concerned. – Fambida Feb 14 '14 at 0:42
  • OH okay ill add some info – LFM Feb 14 '14 at 0:43
  • @Fambida That's likely why he got downvoted. As this meta shows, the community tends to frown upon just posting a Youtube video as an answer. IF you included a summary of the information in the video I suspect the downvoting users would revmove their downvote (assuming, of course, they see your edits). – Wipqozn Feb 14 '14 at 0:44
  • I just edited to sum up the most of the things he says – LFM Feb 14 '14 at 0:47

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