No one understands how the drone spectating camera works.

Sometimes it does. Most of the time it doesn't. Is this even supposed to be a feature? Or is it just a glitch. I hope it is implemented because it makes waiting to respawn extremely entertaining.

I agree. I actually was excited because I was seeing all the out-of-bounds details. I've found the best way to get it to work is to just sit on someone's death cam until their body despawns. It usually works then.