In other words, you'll each get half of the screen, but you can sit right next to your friend or your roommate and play as many matches as you like together.
The leak comes from FortniteNews, which says that the files containing information on the pass, mentioned in-game simply as "Annual Pass", have been found within the upcoming v11.30 update set to be released this week.
The feature was short-lived and few players were able to experience split-screen Fortnite gameplay.
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Now that you know how to play Fortnite with your local pals, there's no time to waste in getting them over and dominating Duos. This does come with the caveat that this is an early release - Epic Games has promised that the feature will continue to improve as time goes on. In the release notes it requests bug reports be made via the in-game Feedback tool.
Expect improvements to how the split screen is displayed with the black side bars likely to be removed as well as improved FPS performance.
Elsewhere in the 11.30 update, players can now preview what items will be in the Item Shop using their mobile devices, and the daily Item Shop gifting limit has been increased as well. Another noticeable change is that the ammo indicator has been adjusted; it'll now be a visual representation of the ammo left, rather than just a solid bar. The Risy Reels event will see J.J. Abrams reveal new footage from the new Star Wars movie at 2pm, but it will only be available to watch in Fortnite.