PS4, normal matchmaking, just entered a lobby where despite player slots being available I was in the game as an observer. Without a way to switch over to the player side, I decided to stick it out. I noticed that one of the players in the game appeared to be doubled, with his name taking two player slots, identical emblem and everything.
I’m currently observing the game right now and it’s a fully functional observer mode. One player’s missing and is being played by AI. As much as I would love to be able to queue to randomly observe public games, I’m pretty sure this wasn’t intentional.