A Fortnite viewer mode release date may be in the offing. Legendary Games is hosting a personal occasion in Los Angeles in the first week of February. A part of the program will include “playing customized matches to assist test unreleased spectating features and tools that will be utilized in future events” according to an e-mail from Epic Games sent to YouTuber BluenightEdgar as reported by Fortnite news website Fortnite Insider. In return for participating in the viewer mode test sessions, players would secure free food and V-Bucks. The amount of V-Bucks that would be provided has actually not been exposed. Occasion timings are as follows.
Fortnite spectator mode event timings
- February 4 – 10:00 am – 5:00pm PT
- February 5 – 0:00 am – 5:00pm PT
- February 6 – 0:00 am – 5:00pm PT
- February 7 – 0:00 am – 5:00pm
- February 8 – 0:00 am – 5:00pm PT
- February 11 – 0:00 am – 5:00pm PT
- February 12 – 0:00 am – 5:00pm PT
The report from Fortnite Insider also refers to Fortnite leaker Lucas Yoshi who tweeted an image of what seems the game’s code that points out a spectate button.
“So it appears the ‘sign up with as player’ button is related to spectating? I’ll look a bit more,” the tweet reads. This was followed up by a 2nd tweet that mentions that it was added in the Fortnite 7.20 update along with “> InSpectatorQueueType > PassThrough > SpectateButton > ToggleSpectator”.
It is possible that this feature would be utilized for events only, though players have been requesting the ability to spectate their pals while waiting for a match to end. Furthermore, it could be possible that Epic Games could be establishing viewer mode for events initially and roll it out for all users at a later date. Hopefully we won’t have to wait too long to find out.