How to Spectate in Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 1

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Wondering how to spectate in Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 1? Here's what you need to know.

Playing Fortnite with a group of friends can be a great way to spend an evening. With Chapter 3 having just launched, dropping into the new island in a Duo, Trio, or Squad is a perfect way to check out the new content. Previously, a feature was added to the game which allowed you to spectate your friends even without joining the game yourself. For most Battle Royales, this is a pretty sought after feature, enabling you to check in on your friends and see how they play.

With the release of Chapter 3, however, some players seem to be struggling to find the spectate option. Here's what you need to know.

How to Spectate in Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 1

Sadly, in Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 1, it's currently not possible to spectate your friends without joining the game. While it was present in Chapter 2, it's not exactly clear why the "Watch Game" was removed this time around. It's possible that, given the given the huge undertaking Chapter 3 has been for Epic Games, that some features just couldn't logistically make the cut.

It's still possible to spectate any surviving players in a match. For this, though, you'll need to be an active participant in the match.

Given that the "Watch Game" option is such a popular feature, it's possible that we could see its return in the future. It's still early days for Chapter 3, so who knows what Epic has planned going forward.