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  • Updated 12/01/2013
  • Created 01/27/2012
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: GNU General Public License version 3 (GPLv3)
  • Newest File: v2.1
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About Spectate

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!

Version 2.1

  • Updated to 1.7.2.
  • Fixed flying while spectating being really jumpy.

Version 2.0

  • Spectate is now compatible with Multiverse Inventories.
  • Added a new spectate angle: Third Person Front.
  • Added a new spectate angle: Free Roam.
  • 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.

Version 1.11.1

  • Updated to 1.5.2.

Version 1.11

  • Added third person mode. To toggle between first person and third person mode, type '/spectate angle [firstperson/thirdperson]'. (Third person is a little spazzy, but it's the best I could do.)
  • Added 7 new permissions: spectate.on,, spectate.mode, spectate.angle, spectate.scan, spectate.inv, and
  • Fixed spectating players being able to change their current item selected in the hotbar.
  • Updated to 1.5.1.

Version 1.10

  • Made it so that spectating players can see the current slot in the hotbar that the player they're spectating has selected.
  • Small performance improvements.
  • Added help command. (/spectate help)

Version 1.9.2

  • API changes.
  • (Hopefully) fixed console error message spam.

Version 1.9.1

  • Changed inventory to be on by default.
  • Added an option in the config for disabling commands while spectating.
  • Fixed not being able to enter the scroll mode.
  • Fixed trying to spectate while nobody else is online giving you an error.
  • Fixed scanning while nobody else is online putting you in scan mode but not doing anything.
  • Fixed leaving while spectating generating an error.

Version 1.9

  • Changed the way commands work.
  • Fixed spectating players not being able to shoot projectiles and not being hit by projectiles.
  • Added a '/spectate inv' argument that toggles inventory on and off.
  • Added a spectate scan mode that switches through players at an interval. Type '/spectate scan (interval in seconds)' to enter the scan mode.
  • Made players not able to interact with doors, levers, buttons, etc... again. This was accidentally removed in the previous version.

Version 1.8

  • Added a new spectate mode which lets you scroll through players! Typing in /spectatemode (1/default|2/scroll) will change your spectate mode.
  • Right clicking and left clicking while in the scroll mode will scroll through players.
  • You can now see the contents inside of a chest, dispenser, or furnace when the player you're spectating opens one.
  • Fixed players that are spectating being able to take items out of chests.
  • Fixed mobs targeting players that are spectating.
  • Possibly fixed interference with plugins that set different inventories per world. - This was untested, please tell me if it's still broken.
  • Fixed players being able to enter minecarts while spectating.
  • Fixed players being set on fire if they stop spectating while the person they were spectating was in fire or lava.

Version 1.7.1

  • Fixed being able to start spectating the person you're currently spectating.
  • Fixed EntityRegainHealthEvent thinking every mob was a player.

Version 1.7

  • Made it so more than one person can spectate someone at a time.
  • Made spectating a lot smoother, now you can see every little twitch they make.
  • Removed the "Permissions enabled?" option in the config.
  • Added a "canspectate Permission Enabled?" option in the config. Setting it to false will make it not check if someone has the "spectate.cantspectate" permission before spectating.
  • Fixed being able to take damage while spectating.
  • Fixed being able to inflict damage to players and mobs while spectating.
  • Made it so people that are spectating can't interact with doors, levers, buttons, etc...

Version 1.6

  • Added a spectate.cantspectate permission that makes it so the person that has it can't be spectated.
  • Added /spec and /specoff.
  • Made it so that doing /spectate (player) while spectating someone will make you start spectating that player, instead of having to do /spectateoff first.

Version 1.5.2

  • Fixed still spectating a player after logging off.

Version 1.5.1

  • Fixed being invisible after using /spectateoff.

Version 1.5

  • Hopefully fixed hacked clients being able to see you.
  • Using the new Vanish api.
  • If you're spectating someone, you can now see their health and hunger

Version 1.4.2

  • You will now get your inventory and armor back if you were forced to stop spectating.

Version 1.4.1

  • If the server reloads while spectating, you will be sent back to your previous location.
  • Minor bug fixes.

Version 1.4

  • Disconnecting while spectating will now return you back to your original location.
  • If the person who you are spectating dies or disconnects from the server, you will return back to your original location.

Version 1.3.1

  • Fixed a bug that wouldn't let you spectate if you weren't op, even if you had the permission node.
  • Added Herobrine. ;)

Version 1.3

  • Added the ability to see their inventory and armor.
  • Minor tweaks and bug fixes.

Version 1.2

  • Added config for turning permissions on and off.

Version 1.1

  • Stopped players from picking up items, dropping items, breaking blocks and placing blocks while spectating.

Version 1.0.1

  • Fixed not letting you out of spectate mode.

Version 1.0

  • First release


  • #6

    can u try to make this work with NPCwarehouse THX

    PS:Great Job

  • #5
    So helpful!


    This is one of the best and most helpful Anti-Griefing plugins i have found so far!

    Thank You!

  • #1

    There is a HUGE bug in this. I've tried it in two different public servers. One RPG server and another city server.

    How to replicate the bug:

    Spectate a player then unexpectedly disconnect (Anything but clicking log out). Then re-log in. You will still be spectating that player. But you are STUCK inside that player. It says you aren't spectating the player even though your screen is watching him and you dont have any controls. You can teleport or go back to spawn but then are quickly teleported back to the body of which you was spectating.

    If that player that you are spectating disconnects too, then all hell breaks loose.

    So far the only possible solution was to restart the server. (Obviously from an owner point of view, If a moderator gets stuck, the server could be broken for hours before the owner can be around to restart)

  • #4

    I think I fixed it, try updating to 1.5.2.

  • #2

    This is happening to me right now. Also I have tried resetting my home bed but I always respawn back at the new player spot.

    Also people say they cannot see me on TAB list, and all my achievements are being earned a second time.


  • #3


    Kick the whole shebang, fixed it twice for me.

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