How To Spectate In Fortnite

How To Spectate In Fortnite
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Written by 

Tarran Stockton


12th Jan 2023 15:51

You may want to know how to spectate in Fortnite, so you can watch both friends and random players to just observe or learn some tricks on how to play. Fortnite is one of the world's biggest games and the premier battle royale, but despite its simple appearance and ease-of-access, there's a high skill ceiling. This means you may want to observe other players to pick up on tips for gunplay or building, so check out how to spectate in Fortnite.

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How To Spectate In Fortnite

How To Spectate In Fortnite
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There used to be a Watch Game feature in Fortnite where you could essentially spectate anyone, but it got removed due to how easy it made stream sniping and ruining other players' games. However, you can still spectate players and watch their games, it's just more restrictive than it used to be.

Firstly, there's the option of watching friends, which is super easy. Obviously, you first need to be friends with each other, and then you need to join your friend's lobby. Let them enter a game and then accept a party invitation from them.

In the part, just wait until they've landed (as you can't spectate someone in the battle bus) and then the 'Watch' option will appear on the bottom right of the screen. Select this and you can now spectate your friend until they die or win the game.

When it comes to spectating strangers and random players, it's fairly limited, as you cannot spectate someone from the pre-lobby anymore. The only to do this is play an actual game, and then when you die, you are able to spectate the person who killed you. If that player also gets eliminated, you'll switch to their perspective, which will carry on until someone wins the game, letting you see the chain of events unfold in full.

Sadly, there are no other ways to spectate in Fortnite, but that's all for our primer on how to spectate friends and random players.

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