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Cornphlake

Spectator box?

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Cornphlake

How is this supposed to work?  So far when I enter it seems like it wants me to host and launch an event.  That's not what I'm looking to do and when I back out it shoots me out in the parking lot opposite side of the arena from the entrance.

 

Is there any way to get to the casino table and just spectate without actually joining an event?

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Mach1bud

The only purpose of the spectator box is to give you a place to hang out when you die during a match. There is no other way to get in there.

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Gridl0k

Actually you can, but first you need to set "Matchmaking; on" and "remain host after vote screen:off" in the online options. Then you can do everything a normal spectator can do.

 

It's still a bit pants though, as you join the match after the first round you spawn into and in general it's buggy.

Edited by Gridl0k

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Gat_2011

I can't say better and more than what a friend  texted me yesterday:

"they have f*cking spectator box entrance in arena garage but it doesn't even f*cking work!"

Edited by Gat_2011

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ambi3nt

it works great. if you don't care about money, you can turn spectator mode into rp/ap spin2win grind. it's much better than regular gameplay of arena and probably better than boosting fast wins. few things to note are yeah, you need to set matchmaking to open if you wanna use door and also there is new option which allows you to remain spectator after rounds change. btw if you join a player (ie friend) who started a match, you can become spectator with full wheel access too. so with some tinkering around, optional help of macros, you can make grind semi passive and quite op.

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Cornphlake

What Gat said.  What's the spectator box entry for that's way over in the corner of the arena workshop?  Seems like it's supposed to have something different attached to it than what actually happens when you enter but instead it just launches an event.

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Gridl0k
25 minutes ago, ambi3nt said:

also there is new option which allows you to remain spectator after rounds change.

 

Ding ding!

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StangOne50
50 minutes ago, ambi3nt said:

it works great. if you don't care about money, you can turn spectator mode into rp/ap spin2win grind. it's much better than regular gameplay of arena and probably better than boosting fast wins. few things to note are yeah, you need to set matchmaking to open if you wanna use door and also there is new option which allows you to remain spectator after rounds change. btw if you join a player (ie friend) who started a match, you can become spectator with full wheel access too. so with some tinkering around, optional help of macros, you can make grind semi passive and quite op.

If you do this...at the end will it count as a loss towards your skill points?

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ambi3nt
28 minutes ago, StangOne50 said:

If you do this...at the end will it count as a loss towards your skill points?

no, if done correctly you stay spectator whole match and it doesn't affect your w/l ratio or skill level in any way.

though actually im not entirely sure how your skill level is affected if you are the host who invites your friend(s) to spectate match and abandon it to rejoin spectator(s) too. probably it can count as "abandoning" if you leave too late. but then again you can just find a friend who doesn't care about skill level to host.

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jargonaut

How buggy is this option or how buggy am I? 

I've set Matchmaking Open to be able to access Spectator Box, and Join Next Mode from Spectator Box to Don't Join. Every time the game loads me into new space (entering a property, or the spectator box or doing anything that requires a short black loading screen) resets the setting to Join. Now, if I'm Spectator Box and re-set this setting to Don't Join, there's a possibility that the game doesn't force me into next round but I can stay in the box, but if I'm out of luck - like I seem to be most of the time - I spawn in the middle of action. This happens even when i press ESC on the black splash screen that asks me if I want to join. And whatever I do, it won't take long to throw me in a match I don't want to be in.

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Gridl0k

It's buggy AF but the best I've found is to check the Don't Join option while you're in the Box.

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Between3and22char

In order to enter you need to set your matchmaking option to "open" and the "join next mode from spectator box"(edited, right name now) on "don't join", the thing is at least for me, the first couple of days the "don't join" was working fine, but now every time I join an arena game or even a new session it changes by it self to "join", so unless I change it right when I join an arena game, the next round it puts me in the game instead of the spectator box. Was bad and tedious before, is worse now because I have to change to "don't join" every single time. I want the Pegasus vehicles, but I think I'm not gonna keep doing it, it takes way too much time on loading screens just to get some AP and the amount of AP for the space docker is ridiculous high. I'm more than happy to pay full price for the car, but this AP grinding bs is too much.   

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capton_cutclass

It keeps loading me into the next round in a generic car...god I hate this update...

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Gridl0k

Once you're in the spectator box, Pause>Online>Options and change the setting to "Don't Join".

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UKPortista

I think I've ranked up more in the last 2 weeks than I have in the previous 2 years farming the wheel (love that 5000RP x 2 currently).

 

Should probably venture outside  and enjoy the snow before it's gone.

 

Just one more spin...

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crybaby17h16

there is a door inside the arena workshop says spectator box, i entered once and i found myself inside a lobby, where people are playing some arena war mode and i'm inside the spectator room, but the next round it makes me play with them players.. 

On 12/24/2018 at 1:02 PM, Gridl0k said:

Once you're in the spectator box, Pause>Online>Options and change the setting to "Don't Join".

owh u sure, i'm gonna try this out, never knew about this

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Max Vu

Confused. So does it or does it not work?

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Gridl0k
33 minutes ago, Max Vu said:

Confused. So does it or does it not work?

If you set these options, yes, but not hugely well

 

Pause > Online > Options

  • Remain Host OFF
  • Matchmaking OPEN
  • Join after round DON'T JOIN

It's best to check these settings before and during using the box. And you'll still load into matches with 3 seconds remaining, or game types where you cannot use the wheel ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ rockstar 

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Volganor

Apparently, it's possible to glitch a game to freeze the timer, have no one playing the game normally, just enjoy the wheel and actually be alone on the spectator box without being kicked out.

 

I once arrived, via spectator box joining, to a game of Hot Bomb where the timer was frozen and the game wouldn't end. There was no one playing in the field and only two in the spectator box - one playing the wheel and another staring at a wall doing nothing.

 

I joined the person spinning the wheel and we spoke for a bit. They didn't know how anyone managed to do it since there was someone else already there when they joined. The third guy ended up leaving and it was just us two trading plays. Then, at one point, that person also had to leave for a bit so I actually was alone on that lobby for a good half an hour just spinning to my heart's content. It was lovely, not having to share it with the spastics that usually end up showing up there.

 

When the person returned to the game I invited them back into the box and they were able to join to spectate normally. I ended up leaving them to spin for a while more and went away to do something else.

 

It'd be amazing if the conditions to trigger this could be discovered. I tried looking around and never saw any mention of it, unfortunately. 

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