I successfully managed to spawn as a colonist! Complete with Parnell Shotgun, Hyde Minigun, Assault Personal Shield, and no medic. The following fight was a catastrophe.
Happened on PC. No clue what caused it. Joined mid game after having just left the game that I had just joined prior ;p joined as a downed val, left, waited at the requeue timer, came back in as a spectator(everyone down but assault), and then…screenshot. I was last man standing, but the game didn’t care and awarded the monster victory anyways xD