How to Spectate in Fortnite

Learn how to spy on other players in Fortnite.

How to Spectate in Fortnite Featured

Players are looking for how to spectate in Fortnite. Sometimes you just want to learn a few tricks from your friends and pay attention to how they do things. On this guide, we’ll teach you how to spectate in Fortnite.

How to Spectate in Fortnite

  1. Launch Fortnite
  2. Join the same Lobby as your friends
  3. Start matchmaking
  4. Get eliminated
  5. Select Spectate

Once you follow the steps above, you should be able to spectate players in the match. You’ll be able to observe what they’re doing and how they play. If you suspect any foul play involved, you can always report them for cheating.

How to Spectate in Fortnite

Unlike before where you could spectate in Fortnite with the “Watch Game” feature, this has sadly been removed by Epic. This is most likely because players joining a server to watch others play without actually joining the match might have filled up the servers. There is no information if they’re planning on bringing this feature back.

Here are more specific steps into how to spectate in Fortnite.

Launch Fortnite

Play Fortnite in any platform, you should be able to spectate if you’re playing on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, or Xbox Series X|S. Make sure you’re updated to the latest version as you won’t be able to play the game otherwise. Check your internet if it’s stable because you might be lagging even when only spectating other players.

Join the Same Lobby as Your Friends

You can join up with the same lobby as your friends if you want to spectate them. Let them know first, because they’ll be going up against teams by themselves if you’re only planning on watching. This may be a big disadvantage to have one less hand in a duos lobby.

If you’re interest is only spectating strangers, then you can join in the match without having to be with your friends.

Start Matchmaking

Start matchmaking and wait until you’ve loaded in. You’ll be on top of the bus and will have to choose where to land.

Get Eliminated

You’ll have to get eliminated first thing into the match. Just dive via fall damage or get killed by another player.

Choose Spectate

After getting eliminated, you’ll be presented with several choices. Choose “Spectate” and you’ll observe other players. You’ll usually observe the person who eliminated you but if you have teammates, you’ll observe it from their point-of-view.

You can also choose to Report other players should you find them cheating in any way.

How to Spectate in Fortnite separator

That’s how to spectate in Fortnite. We hope this guide gave you insight in observing other players. Sometimes you just need to sit back and get an idea of how other people play to improve yourself.

Before you go, you should stick around some more because we have more Fortnite content you may be interested in.

Check out this Youtube video from SoaR Dylan who’s using Spectate to see the best Fortnite player he’s ever seen.