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Spectate a game.

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How to unlock the Benchwarmer achievement

  • HolyHalfDeadHolyHalfDead529,154
    26 Oct 2015 26 Oct 2015 30 Jul 2016
    327 5 20
    From the main menu press cn_X for Friends to bring up the Roster.

    If you are currently in a Fireteam you need to leave it first (credit to AvengedAgainst).

    Press cn_RB to select the list of Friends.

    Select a friend who is playing Halo 5 and press cn_A, then select Spectate. You may have to wait a while for the Spectate option to appear (as found by

    If you don't have any friends playing Halo 5 at the time, you can Spectate someone from the Recent players list (credit to

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    PirS92Looking for someone to make this achievement
    Posted by PirS92 on 15 Sep 19 at 21:19
    SpeedyCrossfiresame here ;)
    Posted by SpeedyCrossfire on 06 Feb at 09:19
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    Posted by sparkle#4687 on 18 Mar at 21:11
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  • DjuddDjudd336,263
    16 May 2020 19 May 2020 19 May 2020
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    The other two solutions didn't work for me personally, so I found another easy solution to get this achievement quickly.

    Just go on Mixer, check Halo 5 under "Categories", see who is streaming right now and add this person as a friend on Xbox. Start Halo 5, go to your friends and your just added friend should show up there and you can spectate his match with cn_X.

    After you got the acheievement you can unfriend the person again redface.
  • LadyMagritteLadyMagritte491,597
    13 Apr 2020 13 Apr 2020 13 Apr 2020
    0 0 0
    I was able to get this after exiting to the Main Menu after a social multiplayer match by pressing cn_X to bring up the Friends menu and cn_RB to scroll right to "Recent."
    Eventually someone who you were just in a match with will start a new match and a little eye icon will appear to the right of their name. Scroll down to that player and click cn_A to View Options and select "Spectate."

    No need to have friends playing the game.
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