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Fortnite • Jan 21, 2019

Fortnite glitch and leaks show new spectator feature possibly coming soon

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A new spectator glitch may be added to Fortnite Battle Royale in the near future, according to newfound leaks and an in-game glitch.

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Players have begun reporting that a bug in their game is causing the playlist menu to glitch and reveal a new button labeled 'Join as Player.'

According to screenshots of the glitch, the button shows up just above the large 'Accept' button that appears when a player has selected a game mode they want to play.

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Although clicking the button does not actually do anything, the fact that it's there is quite telling and falls in line with what data miners have recently dug up from game files.

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Going through the files found in the PC version of the game, prominent data miner 'lucas7yoshi_' has found and leaked a file that links the "Join a Player" label of the in-game spectating.

Unfortunately, this is the only credible piece of information he's found regarding the button, so it's unclear as to how it would work or when it may be added to the game. 

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If this feature is indeed added to Fortnite, it will be interesting to see in what capacity it will actually work, as there already is a feature in the game that allows eliminated players to spectate their teammates.

Some are theorizing that it will allow players to spectate matches as "ghosts," having the ability to freely navigate around and through the map. Others think that this will finally allow players to spectate their friends or favorite streamers without having to be in their game. 

While both of those seem unlikely as they would be way too overpowered and offer players too much of an advantage, it's clear that there is already real hype about the feature's potential. 

After all, the community has been asking for something like this for a long time now, and it seems as though Epic Games are finally going to deliver.