Everything You Need To Know About Sitting Out of Matches in Fortnite

How you can sit out of the Fortnite match might differ depending on the platform you play on. Here's everything you need to know about it!

Updated on Aug 27, 2023
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Everything You Need To Know About Sitting Out of Matches in Fortnite

As much fun as it is to rip back to back games of Fortnite Battle Royale with your friends, occasionally we all need a break. Thankfully, Epic Games understands our need to take a quick break from gaming. Stick around and we'll show you how to use the sit out feature to step back for matches in Fortnite Battle Royale!

How To Sit Out of Fortnite Games

If all you're hoping to do is Spectate Your Friends in Fortnite instead of play some games, the sit out feature is exactly what you're looking for!


Sitting out is a convenient feature because when you want to stop playing you don't have to leave the party, you can simply start sitting out and take a break for as many matches as you'd like!

Here is how to sit out in Fortnite Battle Royale

  1. Open the Game's Social Panel by pressing the Three Horizontal Lines.
  2. Select the Cog Icon
  3. Press Sit Out to change your party participation status to Sitting Out.

Once you've changed your party participation status to sitting out your squad will continue to enter matches as normal, but you will not be playing any match until you stop sitting out.

If you find yourself with some spare time on your breaks from playing Fortnite with your buddies you may want to check out related topics like How To Play With Friends Across Platforms to merge your PC, Xbox, Nintendo Switch, and PlayStation friends!

Additionally, you might want to shop for some of the Best Couple Skins or Best Bunny Skins while you're taking a break from Fortnite.

How To Stop Sitting Out in Fortnite

So you've had a great break from Fortnite, but now you're ready to hop back into playing the game! Lucky for you, stopping sitting out is just as easy as sitting out in Fortnite, they're actually pretty much the same steps.

Here is how to stop sitting out in Fortnite:

  1. Enter the Social Panel by pressing the menu buttonin Fortnite. You can press Escape on PC or the options buttonon Xbox, PlayStation, and Nintendo Switch.
  2. Press the Gear Icon
  3. Change your party participation status off of sitting out in game.

It's that easy! now you'll begin entering into a game of Battle Royale again as normal.


If you want to make sure you're winning every game you play make sure to check out Best Ways To Win and Best Weapons in Fortnite.

What Does Sitting Out Mean in Fortnite?

When you sit out it means you are choosing to not play the next game your party plays. Additionally, when you sit out of a game, your friends will continue playing as normal.

How Many Matches Can You Sit Out in Fortnite?

You can sit out for as many matches as you want in Fortnite Battle Royale using the above method. As long as there are players online in your party you will continue to sit out of games until you change your party participation status off of sitting out.

Now that you know how to sit out of a match of Fortnite whenever you'd like, you might be interested in some other Fortnite tutorials. For example, while you're sitting out of the next match you should check out How To Revive and Reboot Teammates in Fortnite or How To Level Up Fast in Fortnite.

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