Master the Art of 'Sitting Out' in Fortnite

  • Charlotte Smith
  • 07 Aug 2023

Are you tired of waiting around in Fortnite? Feel like you're wasting time when you could be off doing something else? You're not alone. Thankfully, Fortnite has a feature that enables you to sit out during a game. This allows you to take a break, and your team can continue playing without you. Here's a step-by-step guide on how to sit out in Fortnite and how to stop sitting out when you're ready to jump back into the action.

The Steps to Sit Out in Fortnite

To sit out in Fortnite, you'll need to access the game's menu. Here's how you can do it:

  • Press Option / Menu / Senu / Ensc /+ to open the Fortnite menu.
  • Click on the arrow to expand the options.
  • Find the 'Participation' section.
  • Choose 'Sit Out'.

And there you have it! You've now opted to sit out in Fortnite, allowing your team to play without waiting for you. The postgame menu also gives you the option to sit out while your squad carries on without you.

How to Rejoin the Game

Once you're ready to rejoin the game, you can change your 'Participation' status again. Here's how:

  • Reopen the menu as you did before.
  • Change your 'Participation' status.
  • Or, simply click the yellow button to rejoin the party.

Do take note that your party will need to return to the lobby before you can rejoin them. They cannot just finish a game and bring you directly into the pregame lobby without going back to the main lobby first.

Benefits of Sitting Out in Fortnite

Sitting out in Fortnite provides several advantages. You can sit out for as long as you like before deciding to rejoin the party. This means you can take a break, go to the bathroom, grab a snack, or even have dinner without disrupting the flow of the game for your friends. This feature is especially useful if you prefer to stay at the party instead of leaving and rejoining later. As soon as you're ready to get back into the action, you can jump in for the next match.

So, the next time you need a break from Fortnite, don't just leave, sit out! It's a great way to ensure you can take a break without causing inconvenience for your squad.

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