Announced on Twitter, the feature is only available on PC for the next few days, from Friday August 7, to Tuesday, August 11. “During the test period players will be able to spectate other players in their session,” the tweet reads. “After their own team has been completely wiped and they can no longer take part int he game themselves.”
Spectate was previously tested during quickplay and broadcaster events, before now moving to live servers on Bounty Hunt. A keen side-effect is that it’ll make it easier to spot and flag cheaters. Crytek had pushed the reporting tools back in April, and touted that hundreds of cheaters in the horror game were being banned every month. Turning every player that dies into a de facto invisible referee should help keep matches fair, while also giving newbies a chance to observe new skills. “We hope that new players can use this feature to learn more about what is going on in the game and help them grow and succeed,” Crytek stated.