Split Screen is an option available for the Call of Duty games for both the PlayStation 3 and the Xbox 360. It is also available on Call of Duty: World at War's multiplayer and campaign modes. Call of Duty: Black Ops and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 allows online multiplayer split screen support on the Xbox 360 and PS3 for the first time since Call of Duty 3.
Split screen allows multiple players to play on one screen. It divides part of the screen for each of the player. Split screen is featured in Call of Duty 2, Call of Duty 3, Call of Duty 4, World at War, Modern Warfare 2, Black Ops, Modern Warfare 3, and Black Ops II . With two people, the screen is split in half, either vertically, or horizontally. With three people, the screen is divided into two quarters, and one half. Two players get a quarter of the screen, while a third player gets half. With four players, the screen is divided into four quarters, one for each player. The offline split screen for Black Ops has the ability to play with bots. The difference between playing in split screen and Combat Training is the ability to have everything unlocked, including the prestige items. However, the player(s) cannot rank up.
- Only Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 currently have the only offline split screen mode in which players can rank up. In Call of Duty: Black Ops and Call of Duty: Black Ops II, everything is pre-unlocked, and you can not change the game options. Both Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare and Call of Duty: World at War use pre-made classes.