BattleBots season 5 is here!
The epic, robot-fighting series BattleBots is back and bigger than ever before – with an unprecedented 50 hours of programming on Discovery. Competitors from around the world will face off to prove who is the ultimate robot-building genius when an all-new season of BattleBots returns on Friday, May 15 at 8 PM ET/PT on Discovery Channel.
This season, BattleBots will host the largest international field in its 20-year history, as over 80 robots from a dozen countries will attempt to win the sport’s most prestigious prize, The Giant Nut.
Catch up on previous seasons on DiscoveryGO and join the conversation on social media using the hashtag #BattleBots.
Tickets to the live TV taping are available to the public and can be purchased here.
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BattleBots® now has coverage in more than 150 countries. That means robotic combat fans across the globe can enjoy the world’s largest, and only professional, robot fighting sport on their screens.
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I saw those at Target in December. Also available were Tombstone, Whiplash, Witch Doctor, and that other blue and white one that Paul drives. 😏
Yes! My son loves Duck! When will these be ready for purchase?
I’d love to see a HexBug Nightmare!!!
Obviously, another Duck! and Hal! winner!
Will there be a Duck 3.0 version on shelves?
The new rules neutered Duck. Having to strike to get points was stupid. He won by absorbing hits and letting his enemy kill itself. Now he has to be on the offense the whole time.
Duck falls apart just by driving it
The inside of the box should have some gold neon lights to honor RotatoЯ.
I've seen a Tombstone/Witch Doctor set here in Australia.
A bot built like a tank AND the most destructive bot (that took out IceWave and Tombstone) together in one package? Is this post foreshadowing a fight we might see in the upcoming tournament??? SOMEONE PLEASE MAKE THIS FIGHT HAPPEN!!! 🙂
Duck was my favorite!
Oh my gosh. My son would love this!!
When will a gruff one come out?
Now they come in the same box you will have to make them fight!
Yay. Any idea of release date?
Interesting. Not Dunk vs Cobalt
I want that in Brazil ;-;
I want Rotator.
Lauren Owens....I got to get these for law
Marie Christine birthday ideas for Charlie.
Need this to be available in the UK 🇬🇧 Andrea Gliddon 🤞
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Im glad icewave is back but still sad bronco, yeti, bombshell, and blacksmith wont be in this yr since they are def fan faves 🙂
Glad it's back! Always good for a violent fight. On both the winning end and losing end of some of the most destructive matches I've ever seen, hoping for more this season.
Good to see Icewave return. Destroy more robots! Hope you get to the semifinals this time and get to fight Tombstone.
So happy that IceWave is back!!! I can’t wait to see Marc rip more bots in half this season.
I saw this robot get SHREDDED once! Hard to believe it's back
I’m happy to see Icewave back. Last time we saw him, well, we know what happened. I hope we see him tear more robots in half!
Malice deserves it more than anyone; they took incredible initiative on branding/merch
Icewave honestly reminds me of hazard in a way. It has a VERY powerful overhead horizontal spinner and a wedge in the front.
Yes! Let's hope they can armor up that ending a bit but I'm so excited to see them back.
Awww.. still using that big engine. I was hoping to see an upgrade.
Please Jim Bring Back Nightmare! If You Haven’t Already That Is, That Bot Is So Freaking Nostalgic ( Well To Me ) Y’all Have No Idea! Haha
I AM SO THRILLED to see one of my favorites RETURN FROM THE GRAVE!! CHOP EM UP!!! BUZZ BUZZ!!
I didn't appreciate Icewave until it wasn't here. Welcome back Icewave!!!!
I still think he won that scorpios fight, glad to see him back
Wonder what measures they took to make sure Icewave doesn't get scalped this season
When's the new season?
*engine noise intensifies* he’s back!
That's my bot from last year! Happy to see a return
I hope 2 C U duke it out w/Tombstone!
Glad to have you back, Mark!
So did you stay ICE powered or did you go electric or is all hush hush XD
Oh, lord: he’s back! I’ve wanted this comeback so badly!
You all got any of them russian bots that make peeps vote Republican?
I am very happy for this !!!! 😄😄 Go icewave !
I can already hear the sound of this bot. Icewave for 2020! 👍
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Fans: Walkers are slow. Mechadon is awesome, but it's slow. Gloomweaver: *skitters around the box the way a 500 lb machine has no right doing* Fans:
I love spiders, so seeing this masterpiece is fantastic. However, I don't think it'll do well against bots with big, dangerous weapons... Still a beautiful design though.
Season 4 is gona be awesome Im hoping 🤞😀
Is there any walker bonus this season?
Just a reminder that the folks behind THIS beauty came to the 2018 season with a cheeseburger.
Damn, it's just like the Spider Tank from Ghost In The Shell! It looks amazing, but I just hope you don't have to tear out your own arms each time you want to fix it!
Hey dear BattleBots Team! Is there ANY chance that we can see season 4 (and hopefully season 5 as well) in europe (especially Germany for me) any time soon? I mean will there be any coverage on DMAX or some other channel (e.g. Amazon prime would be perfect..)? Or are there plans to release it on Blue Ray? I mean I would pay to watch these seasons but we are dead in the water out here with no way of watching this perfectly good show.. that is sooooo sad 😭😭😭😭
Looks incredibly cool, really admire the design creativity. Is definitely going to have its legs torn off repeatedly, unfortunately.
I hopes Miles feeds it a cheeseburger for old time's sake.
looks amazing i just hope it looks like that and works in real life
Yesssss please have walkers make a comeback!! So fun to watch 😀
Any bot with a spinning blade such as Tombstone will have fun taking off those legs and flippers will have a field day with this... :/ I can't see it being able to self right itself if put on it's back.And if the pincer is hydraulic, great it can hold a bot in place but it can't exactly ram them into walls or screws...is it going to be able to "crush" it's foes into submission? Color me skeptical, but it looks "cool" and has flames so it'll be a crowd pleaser. That's what matters...right? 😛
I hate to say it because Gloomweaver is a beautiful bot... but the first time it fights a horizontal spinner, it’s probably going to get KO’ed after the first hit...
I’m totally looking forward to this season.
Amazing design but a ton of weaknesses lol its just another one of those filler bots thats there for show :p
That looks really cool but it won't stand a chance with most of the bots it comes in contact with.
I'm still trying to wrap my mind around Miles with short hair...
Hopefully this thing is better than Battle Royale w/Cheese.
Thought it looked like a Lego creation for a second
Should be an interesting season.
Gloomweaver looks cool. But I think we all know Tombstone would devour it with all those legs.
May Gloomweaver become this bot generation’s Mechadon. Here’s hoping that the tournament committee gives it matchups that let it show us all what it can do. There’s so much potential for awesomeness here that has nothing to do with spinners destroying each other. (Though spinners destroying each other is fantastic too.)
I'd suggest killing it with fire, but it breathes fire, so what do you do now? lol
Thanks monsoon for the like you are defo in my top 5
About time we got another walker. I’ve been waiting a very long time for this.
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Kind of reminds me of our heavyweight we built last year that has a plethora of attachments and our 10 year old was driving for us...
Looks like Duck! is going for the 'pray they break themselves on me' approach again. This new configuration has the exact same functionality as the last versions, just arranged a bit differently.
Love the new design, but is the "beak" long enough? The picture makes it look like it barely gets past the "shield" Wouldn't that require duck to get in even closer to the opponent, and risk more damage? Also, even with the guard in the front, the wheels are still exposed.
Reminds me a little bit of BioHazard. Fairly passive as active weapons go, but glad they didn't sell out to be another vertical spinner. I don't see how it can self right.
looks like it is gonna be worse than it was last iteration the spinners are going to rip those wedges off like nothing should have built them into the chassis looks like they are just bolted on
With better driving and less 360 degree flailing Duck makes the playoffs, very stoked to see a controllable design
Looks like this version took a bit of inspiration from one of Hal’s earliest designs, Crazy Suzan. 😜 EDIT: I meant Black Widow, not Crazy Suzan. My mistake!
I think that will solve one of its biggest issues of not having a real weapon. Lets hope it doesn't take away from its greatest strength of being able to take brutal shots and still run
Let’s hope the judges recognize the design and power of Duck 3.0 this year. Didn’t win one decision last season.
I showed this to my 5yo and he said "duck win it all!" We are huge fans of BB's and will get our tunnel tix soon!
Hal, I love Duck but you've really gotta put a damaging weapon on lol
The evolution of Duck! Im so excited that Hal has improved Duck again! Fingers crossed for Hal this year!
Awesome! Let's hope it's legendary durability wasn't compromised.
Overall design good but exposed wheels: big no
DUCK! Back and hopefully better than ever. Just hope it's just as tanky as ever!
Does blacksmith has a new version, can't wait.
I just love the evolution of duck...it's magnificent in all it's shapes <3
I like the design and paint job. Let’s see if it’s a durable as last year.
I found Hal’s new house shoes!
Ooo, interesting change up for Duck. From lifter to flipper. That should be interesting to see
Love the new look! Can't wait to see the new bot in the arena!
The new version of Duck! looks amazing.
Someone needs to make this with a duck instead of the goose and then aaaallllllllll the other bots in the river in place of the things. 😁😁😁
At least this version of Duck looks more practical than the last
That's one flippin' Duck!
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I'm incredibly bummed that the Chinese teams won't be present this season. Strong competitors!
We have tickets to the show. Anyway we can find out which bots will be battle for the show we bought tickets for?
I have a follow up question. Greg said they were changing the floor to make it more resistant to getting “cratered.” Are they going to do anything about the killsaw slots that also claimed more than a few victims?
No yeti or Chinese teams 😢
Will Chris and Kenny wear the same outfit for all 20 episodes?
More bots. More episodes. More carnage. Cannot wait. One day it would be awesome to see it in person.
Bronco is my favorite of all time but the dated design really was its downfall. Hydra was the next generation but its vulnerability was exposed. I'm hopeful that new design flippers can compete in this vertical spinner look alike world.
Big shame about blacksmith and bronco
I'm very happy to see John Reid coming back, whether it's with Beta or a new bot. I'm also excited to see Orion in action too! Between those two and Cobalt, this could be a good year for the Brits.
The return of Icewave and Beta?!!!!😮😮😮😎😎😎😎
I miss the small bots too. Ziggo was a beast
Huh season 5 it's season 4 isn't it?
Brad Smith a new podcast suggestion for you
Railgun is a huge bummer, and the "Deep Six" rule sounds like the dumbest thing I've ever heard.
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I hope for Paul's sake someone else wins because otherwise it'll be like Chaos 2, they may decide not to improve it and the newer designs will catch up
I hope we get to see BiteForce, Ice Wave, and Tombstone in a rumble. That would be a great fight, and whoever can regroup and rebuild after that match deserves to go all the way this season. Fights like that are won or lost in the pit area.
Don't limit exposure. Wider exposure means more fans. I'm already looking forward to seeing all those beautifully painted crates again this year.
Of course the returning champ would need to be a part of the new season. Can’t wait to see what Paul and BiteForce bring to the box this year.
O yeah, I hope icewave has better reliability it's an awesome bot
The big one I can't wait to see is the rumored (or is it confirmed yet?) new flipper that the Apollo team from Robot Wars is bringing. I've wanted to see how a Britflipper like Apollo would do in BattleBots for years.
Biteforce is a cool bot and all, and its status is well deserved. But honestly, im hoping other bots besides it and tombstone rise to the top this season. Theyre great bots no doubt, but variety is the spice of life!
Biteforce is awesome, but someone else needs to win for the sake of the show!
Eh, I guess that's an okay entry. I remember it losing to Chomp but it had potential.. maybe this season it strings together a win or two!
I really want to see him lose just one matchup this year. His fights are becoming boringly predictable.
Didn't he say he was going to bring a different bot this year? I would like to see something else from the team.
Great! Anxiously awaiting Duck! and Hal!
I was expecting bf to be a modular bot this year from the way they were talking last season
Yeah, but this time, Witch Doctor will eat your lunch!
“Verticale” : ) Can't wait guys!!
But will La Machine be confirmed?
Are Bite Force's weapon specs 40lbs/180mph? I thought it showed before the Minotaur fight, but I can't find that clip anywhere.
I have sutch great idea.s for a bot butt dont have the mony or the team to build haha butt one day 😈😈😈😈
Who's up for a new machine from Ray Billings? Lol imagine a vertical-bladed tombstone
“Verticale”? This post has been up for over 24 hours, this guy is the reigning champion, and you guys can’t be bothered to fix a typo on his entry pic? 😂 Classy.
This image looks scary it should be shown on Ghost Adventures.
They should make Paul a judge so someone else has a chance at the Nut.
Like if you want to see SOW and Tombstone go at it.
Minotaur the best ! 🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷👏👏
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My family loves the show and cannot wait until it's back on.
Yay it's back! 50 hours woohoo!
That is some crazy turnaround time, about a month. Hope this means a longer season and more fights on TV
Wow 😍 finally officially on TV
Will those of us unable to get cable be able to purchase the season off of Amazon again this year?
YES!!! “Battlebots” is back! I’m marking my calendar down. I can’t wait! I have a feeling the first main is Tombstone vs. HyperShock. See u this May.
Is Jenny Taft coming back? She was excellent as the pit reporter.
Hope Faruke is back to.
Will this be on Discovery Australia
A new Picture please! Last season's Picture Jinxed Tombstone (On fire). Lol.
Another year for Duck! and Hal! to fight for that elusive Giant Nut!
One of the best shows on TV
Did anyone else notice that bite force is driving backwards into tombstone? This pic has always thrown me off.
So excited for this!!
We have a date! Woo!
👏👏👏 ficou top.
Aww yeah csnt wait for newcomers and legends to come to the bot arena oh yeah!!!!
Summer Heck thank goodness
Its robot fighting time!!!
Just three months!!!! 😍
#witchdrshaman can’t wait!!!
It's robot fighting time !
BattleBots Tickets are ON SALE NOW!
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Woohoo!! Got our tickets already for our FIRST visit!!
80 BOTS???? I'M SO EXCITED FOR THEM SUPPORTER REVEALS
About to buy my family VIP tickets! Hey BattleBots, does our 2 year old need a ticket as well, or does he get in for free? And will there be any issue having him on the pit tour?
I hope they extend the top 16 into a top 24 or 32. With the field getting so large, we may well end up with more than 16 robots with a 4-0 or 3-1 record.
Very excited to attend this year! I’ve watched Battle Bots since I was a kid!
Loved it last year. Not going this year. Rooting for Huge, Lockjaw, or Bronco this year. Probably be Biteforce again though.
Duck! and Hal alone are worth the price of admission.
Got tickets! VIP were already sold out for the day we wanted to go.
Just bought VIP tickets, so excited!
Got tickets! My son is a HUGE fan 😜 while I love watch Duck and his mission to break weapons on his face. Can’t wait to see which battles we get this year!
Just bought tickets for 2 tapings - could only get VIP for one. If I join supporters is there any chance to get VIP for a taping that is sold out for VIP?? Coming from Iowa and bringing my 14 year old son who is the biggest fan! Both of us are so excited!!
Already got mine. Third year in a row, first year with VIP
We bought our tickets!!! We are so excited
If this was on the east coast, I would definitely go
Its great to see battlebots is getting a new season it makes me wish robot wars was still on TV
80+ bots? Sounds like a lot more rumbles this year...
Is there a coupon code for weekday battles like last year looking for April 7th?
80 bots?! Cue Chris Rose with “the field of bots has expanded to 80 from 12 different countries!”
Got tickets today!
Omg this would be an incredible experience.
Instantly became "the best mommy" when I purchased tickets last week. My sons are SUPER excited.
Just got VIP tickets!!!
Any discount code like last year?
Can’t wait for the new season to start.
So we get a renewal on Discovery or what?
GET YOUR TICKETS THIS FRIDAY!
BattleBots is back! We'll be descending upon Long Beach, CA to do glorious battle in front of live audiences April 3rd through April 15th. Don't miss the spectacle of live robot combat.
We'll post the ticket URL here on Friday.
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My 9 yr old son loves BattleBots and playing with all the bots in the arena he got for Christmas. Checking on cost to fly out from Kansas City for him to see his favorites.
I'm "still" wishing this season for that Bite Force, to BITE THE DUST! I can't stand its look, IMO. Who nor what (excluded Chomp) will stop him for getting a forth giant nut? Leave a reply to me, for your predictions (This will be a "spoiler alert meltdown").
I sooo wish I could surprise my son with this. It’s even on spring break But to travel to Cali from PA. alone with a 15 year old Ughhh
Would love to go, but ticket prices for a flight to LA from CT are a bit on the high side.
If plane tickets weren't outrageously priced, I'd SO BE THERE
Hopefully you are taping a whole season spring that time. Possibly 20 episodes? Haha...can’t wait for the next season.
Yes!!!! I just hope they show it on tv!!!
Kelly James You get us plane tickets, I’ll book the hotel. The kids can fend for them selves at home.
I'll see what I can do, but I can't any promises. Heck, I think I'll just go a few days because I can't be gone THAT long..
You really should take this on the road. Fan base would explode
Cool. Wish I could go. Sharing.
I want to see Ray billings bring out a new tombstone with an even more lethal weapon... maybe he'll change it up and go vertical spinner this time?
can not do tickets...but when is it coming back to tv ?
Why not in Vegas this year? Just curious, was going to use it as an excuse to get my bf to finally take me to vegas to get married 🤣
Love this show so much destruction 🙂 btw hate to be in the ring with these guys
Some things I’d like to see: Beta return Nightmare return Tombstone vs End Game The funny opening segments return The top 16 be expanded into a top 24 or 32 in light of there being more competitors this time around
😳 *gets chills at "Robots Activate!"
I'm ready to see another season. Only the fights I will see.
I got the email!👍
Sorry if I lived in California I'd go but as it is I'm in Texas.
Can anyone tell me the range of ticket prices?
Is Battlebots back on fridays now?
I’ve been saying, take that show on the road!👍
La robótica es mi pasión ❤
So june maybe on tv?