Reductive elimination from partially or completely oxidized metal centers is a vital step in a myriad of carbon–carbon and carbon–heteroatom bond-forming reactions. One strategy for promoting otherwise challenging reductive elimination reactions is to oxidize the metal center using a two-electron oxidant (that is, from M(n) to M(n+2)). However, many of the commonly used oxidants for this type of transformation contain oxygen, nitrogen, or halogen moieties that are subsequently capable of participating in reductive elimination, thus leading to a mixture of products. In this Minireview, we examine the use of bystanding F+ oxidants for addressing this widespread problem in organometallic chemistry and describe recent applications in PdII/PdIV and AuI/AuIII catalysis. We then briefly discuss a rare example in which one-electron oxidants have been shown to promote selective reductive elimination in palladium(II)-catalyzed CH functionalization, which we view as a promising future direction in the field.