After a leaked email in January 2019, it seems that Fortnite’s Spectator feature is nearing completion as leakers have obtained its UI elements in-game.
The following video shows the UI flow of joining a match as a Spectator. Unfortunately, it is seemingly impossible to actually join a match as a Spectator at the time of writing.
While the feature is not officially available, leakers were able to modify the game’s files to obtain access to the menus.
MAJOR LEAK: New in-game footage of the upcoming spectate feature. We may see this coming sometime this season but there is no release date as of now.#fortnite #fortniteleak #fortnitenews #fortniteleaks #fortniteBR #fnbr #fnbrleaks pic.twitter.com/uwN2Sm0rDQ— VastBlast – Fortnite Leaks (@VastBlastt) March 15, 2019
On January 23rd, 2019, an email which was sent to Content Creators by Epic Games was leaked. The email invited Creators to a private testing event for the Spectator feature which would take place in Los Angeles in February.
Hello [Player Name]!
Are you interested in joining Epic Games for an exclusive Fortnite private testing session in Los Angeles, California? If selected, you’ll be playing custom matches to help us test unreleased spectating features and tools that will be used in future events. As a token of our appreciation, Epic will provide free food and V-Bucks for your help with improving our tools!
Testing sessions will be held on the following days …
- Monday, February 4th – 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Tuesday, February 5th – 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Wednesday, February 6th – 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Thursday, February 7th – 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Friday, February 8th – 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Monday, February 11th – 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Tuesday, February 12th – 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Not much has been heard of the Spectator Mode feature since then. Epic Games has yet to officially acknowledge its presence.
As the name implies, Spectator Mode would seemingly allow players to watch their friend’s Fortnite matches without the need of a stream or screen sharing software.
What are thoughts on a Spectator Mode coming to Fortnite? How to you expect it to function?