Details of a private testing event held by Fortnite developer Epic Games were recently leaked, which suggest that the battle royale is going to get a spectator mode.

According to what Fortnite News reported last week, Epic Games has invited a large number of Fortnite players and content creators who live in Los Angeles, California to their offices in the city for a private testing event. This event is scheduled to take place in the first week of February.

Fortnite Spectator Mode Leaked

The information was disclosed when a YouTuber named BlueNightEdgar, who has a humble channel with just over 150 subscribers, published a picture of the invitation that Epic Games sent them through email. Presumably, this individual was invited because they were an LA local.

The content of this invitation reveals that the upcoming testing will take place from February 4 to February 12 and its purpose is so that Epic Games can test the unreleased spectating features, as well as some other tools. You can look at it below:

Fortnite Spectator

This basically confirms recent rumors that a spectator mode is coming to Fortnite.  Previously, players have spotted signs of a spectator mode through a couple of in-game glitches. A couple of live events, such as last June’s Fortnite Celebrity Pro-Am Tournament, have featured other observer tools as well. Take a look at the video below to see it in action:

While Epic Games has remained tight-lipped, we now have solid reasons to expect that the company will reveal more details after this private testing event.

This could be an effort from the developer to prepare for the massive Fortnite eSports events coming this year, namely the $100 million Fortnite World Cup. While Epic Games still has a lot of issues to fix when it comes to the eSports scene of Fortnite, a spectator mode is going to be crucial in ensuring that things go at least somewhat smoothly.

For more updates about this mode, stay tuned!