Fortnite: Battle Royale will obviously get a viewer mode soon after details of a private test event by developer Epic Games have been downloaded.
According to a Fortnite News report, Epic Games has invited a significant number of local content developers and content creators to their Los Angeles office in California for a private test event in the first week of February.
This information was released after YouTuber BlueNightEdgar, who runs a small channel with just over 120 subscribers, posted an invitation sent by Epic Games via email. It is assumed that YouTuber received the email because he is resident in Los Angeles.
According to the invitation, the event includes "playing custom matches to help [Epic Games] test unreleased shows and tools that will be used in future events. "
The Private Testing event essentially confirms the existence of the Fortnite spectator regime, which has been the subject of recent rumors.
Signs of the viewer mode have been noticed earlier through gaps in the game, with some players seeing the "Join as a Player" option in the Fortnite lobby, which does nothing to activate.
Similar observer tools are also seen in Fortnite live events such as Fortnite Celebrity Pro-Am in June 2018. You can see it yourself on this Twitch clip from the event.
While Epic Games has previously been silent about viewers' mode of play with a hit, we can reasonably expect more details from the developer after the private test event has been made.
It can be concluded that all this is in preparation for Fortnite's Esports campaign this year, especially in view of the $ 100 million Fortnite World Cup. His other problems with Fortnite esports, although viewer mode will be crucial if Epic wants things to work at least a bit smoothly.
More information about Fortnite's viewers is coming soon.