When we play local play (offline) with a friend in split screen and the game search and destroy one of us always have to start the first round as spectating. This is annoying because we both want to play from the start. Is there any way to not spectate from the start?
What platform are you playing on? Do you want to be on the same team or opposite teams?
Offline mode has several bugs. For example, you cannot turn off the respawn timer.
Perhaps they will address.
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