What is spectate?

Spectate allows you to watch players from their point of view, simply by typing in /spectate (player). You will see exactly what they see, and they'll never know you were watching them.

You can also watch them from different angles. There's Third Person, Third Person Front (looking at their face), and Freeroam (you can walk freely around and watch them from any angle).

There's also "Scroll" mode and "Scan" mode. Scroll mode allows you to right and left click to change between players, and Scan mode will change the player you're spectating every few seconds (you can set how long until it switches to the next person).

There's also an API, which allows developers to take control of the entire plugin.

To see a full list of everything you can do with Spectate, head over to the Commands page.

Spectate has undergone a complete rewrite.

Please make sure your permissions are up to date, and please report any bugs on the tickets page.

Spectate 2.0 is here!

2.0 includes:

- A complete rewrite of the entire plugin from the ground up.
- Lots of bugs fixes!
- Spectate is now compatible with Multiverse Inventories.
- A fresh new API that lets developers control the ENTIRE plugin!

And some new features:

- A new spectate angle, Third Person Front mode! Now you can watch the player you're spectating while looking at their face. What more could you ask for?
- Another new spectate angle, Free Roam mode! Now you can walk around like a ghost while still viewing their inventory. Spooky!
- You can now see the gamemode and XP of the player you're spectating!
- If you were invisible before spectating, you will still be invisible when you stop spectating.

And many more features I forgot to write down!

So what are you waiting for? Download the plugin for the complete Spectating experience today!

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  • Avatar of Maffinator Maffinator May 25, 2014 at 16:29 UTC - 0 likes

    Spigot 1.7.9, get disconnected with Internal server error whenever I try to spectate someone. No error in the console.

  • Avatar of Layania Layania May 01, 2014 at 14:11 UTC - 2 likes

    Don't working in 1.7.9, but i think you know :p

    A problem with spigot 1.7.2 and Multi-inv plugin
    If i'm on world A and spectate a player in world B
    When i spec off, my inventory in world A is same
    than the player, all is wipe :/

    I open a ticket.

    addendum: This bug is only with multiInv, with multiverse-inventories, no bug.

    Last edited May 05, 2014 by Layania
  • Avatar of lawhit lawhit Apr 18, 2014 at 08:33 UTC - 0 likes

    Hey, can you fix the dev page?

    Steve Jobs: "quality is more important than quantity, one homerun is better then 2 double's"

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    These people has been giving me faith and trust on my projects, thats what makes them better.

    i just want respect for these people!

  • Avatar of Ewearys Ewearys Apr 13, 2014 at 17:23 UTC - 0 likes

    Hello, is Spectate 2.0 and more working in 1.5.2 please? Thanks

  • Avatar of TVExtrem TVExtrem Apr 05, 2014 at 10:36 UTC - 0 likes

    @TiffanyValenti: Go

    Oh, thx :)

  • Avatar of TVExtrem TVExtrem Mar 30, 2014 at 17:09 UTC - 0 likes

    Pls add asap the developer API. :)

  • Avatar of masterpedro masterpedro Mar 10, 2014 at 19:13 UTC - 0 likes

    Make it to spectate thru the console

  • Avatar of TheCoolGuy123_5_Minecraft_ TheCoolGuy123_5_Minecraft_ Feb 23, 2014 at 01:25 UTC - 0 likes


    Same. Its because the projectile is hitting the spectator. It has to be hard to remove it

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  • Avatar of xTHEBRANDYMANx xTHEBRANDYMANx Feb 14, 2014 at 04:45 UTC - 0 likes

    Hello. This is an excellent plugin, but I am having some trouble with the Spectator mode. I want to spectate players during our Massive PVP event, but when the player being spectated throws a potion, egg, ender pearl or uses a bow. The projectile bounces off the invisible spectator and hits the player that originally used the item. Here is a video showing what happens:


    This is my list of plugins. I have checked configs for them but can't find anything that would interfere: http://puu.sh/6VpXx.jpg

    We are also running a 1.6.4 Server/client, using the 1.6.4 Version. Hope this bug will be fixed soon, for future pvp battles.

    Last edited Feb 14, 2014 by xTHEBRANDYMANx


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