BattleBots Coming Back to TV!
153 amazing fights! 40 HOURS of programming for Discovery US and worldwide distribution through NBC/Universal, complete with shocks, cheers and tears. BattleBots just wrapped shooting the amazing 2020 season!
Because of COVID we were forced to film without a live audience. Our cast, crew and bot builders were under the strictest safety protocols, with constant supervision and regular testing. We’re happy to report there were zero incidents, and everyone has returned home safely (except the robots).
We are now in the editing rooms, crafting the season that will begin airing later this year. We’ve discovered new stars, old favorites became heroes, and some legends were felled… Many congratulations to all the bot building teams, our amazing crew, and our awesome network who supported our plan to stage the competition during these unprecedented times.
Stay tuned. The best is yet to come!
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THAT’S A WRAP!
153 amazing fights! 40 HOURS of programming for Discovery US and worldwide distribution through NBC/Universal, complete with shocks, cheers and tears. BattleBots just wrapped shooting the amazing 2020 season!
Because of COVID we did not film with a live audience. Our cast, crew and bot builders were under the strictest safety protocols, with constant supervision and regular testing. We’re happy to report there were zero incidents, and everyone has returned home safely (except the robots).
We are now in the editing rooms, crafting the season that will begin airing later this year. We’ve discovered new stars, old favorites became heroes, and some legends were felled… Many congratulations to all the bot building teams, our amazing cast & crew, and our awesome network who supported our plan to stage the competition during these unprecedented times.
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I thought I would hate this show but I was completely wrong! Our entire family loves it! Thank you for giving us something to look forward to!!!!💖
Hoping everyone involved, stayed safe and healthy! Thank you all for making this happen. We are all excited to watch BattleBots 2020. Very happy to be a supporter👊🤖
I can’t wait!!! This was supposed to be our family vacation this year and I’m so sad I didn’t get to go. The rest of my family went last year. Hopefully next year we can make it a live audience thing again.
Thank you for all of your hard work! I can't wait for the new season! Robots activate! <3
As much as having a live audience is great for events like these, just having the battlers, judges, and commentators definitely suffices for a television format. Good work!
That's an outstanding and transparent report. I hope you have the same talented edit team as you did last year. I look forward to attending future live tapings stay safe everyone.
Our tv station constantly shows us episodes out of season order. It would be good that when the rounds board is shown on the screen, the year is shown as well, so we know what we're looking at.
This is going to be such an amazing way to end the 2020 year. We cannot wait as a new family of four (our daughter was just born)!
So happy we get to see another season this year, thanks builders, engineers and everyone in between who made this a reality!
Thank you so much for making this happen this year. It will make the year end on a high note.
Thank you so much for keeping our builders safe and for braving these crazy circumstances to make us what I’m certain will be an absolutely incredible season! 💕💕
Massive congratulation for making this work. We all thank you and are eternally grateful to the competitors and staff. Bloody love this sport ❤️
Well done for putting this all together during such a weird time. Great to hear everyone was safe and well. Super excited to see all the crazyness and destruction!!
THANK YOU! We are looking forward to the new season!!
Looking forward to seeing the robot battles. It's robot fighting time!
Congratulations to to the competitors and the Battle Bots family on carrying out the competition in a safe and responsible way. Looking forward to watching.
you guys did a great job making what must be a awesome season yet despite the hard times and is looking forward to see it aired and see the competitors list on your site
Great news! I am super impressed that you were able to complete the shooting with zero Covid-19 infections! Well done everyone!
Awesome ! Can't wait to see the fights this season. Thanks for all your hard work and efforts getting the show to continue.
I've never been so stoked for an upcoming TV series. Never not ever.
Can't wait to hear Faruq shout "it's Robot fighting time"
This is very exciting. I can't wait to watch this season! I've missed hearing Kenny shout "HUGE HIT THERE!"
Weird question - Are Science exclusives still happening? I kind of hope they don't simply because of how they kind of blew off the second half of the season / the bonus fights aren't available when you buy the series on Amazon. I just don't wanna wait until someone from Korea leaks Madcatter vs Ragnarok again 😂
IT'S ROBOT FIGHTING TIME!
Super excited! BattleBots will you have a promotional period on Prime like you did before, where you could get the season for ~$1 if you bought in early enough?
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Zoe Stephenson is the new Mark Setrakian. This thing is a mechanical masterpiece. I just want to see it in action; the team has done a fantastic job with this one.
Even though I was never the biggest Chomp fan, this setup looks amazing. The turret hammer also sounds like it would compliment this design well. This could very well be one to watch.
The Chomp team is totally on another level and I love seeing what they bring every year. The design and machining that goes into Chomp is a complete work of art in itself, plus the engineering to make it do what it does is absolutely incredible! To top it off, they’re all super awesome people!
This is amazing. The team have created something new and pushing technology, again. She is truly an inspirational female role model.
Great design for something else. For Battlebots arena not so much. You don't need to be a genius to know how this is going to end.
Ok, while the robotics are impressive scientifically, they are not combat robotics. She has a history of trying to be the most technologically advanced bot in the field, but look where it’s got here. Her most impressive win was an EXTREMELY lucky shot against Bite Force. How much success have we seen axe bots have in this arena? Ragnarok? ☠️ I think Shatter had a bit of success, but that was because they had a really cool new MOBILITY. They were cool bots but couldn’t do hardly any damage to the competition, and they could both move around the arena at more than a crawl. Any bot with wheels is just gonna have a field day with this thing. Besides, you need to be able to fix something like a combat robot fairy quickly, and this bot sounds like it has a lot of moving parts with a ton of precision. Not ideal. This bot will not get anywhere near the finals. She needs to stop trying to be so outside the box and go with a tried and true bot.
I guess there's two ways to look at this. You can either say "Good on ZS for building something totally unique. It's not the winning, it's the competing and innovation that counts" or you can say "It's a stupid idea and it's just a play thing for Tombstone!" It doesn't matter which way you look at it. Nobody knows how it's going to perform. Thinking back to earlier seasons what about Wrecks? The design of the 'walking' (actually not sure what you would call it, it was more like it drags itself along the ground?!) but that disc on it did a hell of a lot of damage to the side of Plan X! If the weapon's good, so long as the control is there, you never know... Let's see what happens!b
To slow need speed in the arena most bots are gonna drive circles around this best of luck though takem to the judges decision!
While I appreciate them trying something different, I think so many bots will run circles around this. Not to mention the 6-points of easy to target movement impairment locations. (that is unless the chassis is planning on covering the legs.)
I like it. If effective or not we'll see... Also: was that top speed? I somehow don't think so... How fast can it turn? Sadly doesn't look as if walking sideways would be an option...
it doesnt take an engineering genius to know slow moving robots take eaten alive. Have to be fast and either with fast wheel or a lot of power
Interesting concept for the ever evolving Chomp. Seems like itll put it at a mobility disadvantage though. I hope its very solidly constructed
I love the concept, as a droid, but the blade bots are going to wreck havoc on those legs...I foresee traumatic amputations in this bots future.
Not very fast so I can't see anything but destruction for this Star Wars like At-At, and you know how that ended...LOL
You know battlebots is a true sport because it has "fans" who know nothing about how to build a robot talking like there expert's
Great piece of art. Unfortunately also seems cumbersome for battle.
This looks cool. Can't wait to see it in action. Would you have had it ready for the original filming date?
Would be fun to see Tombstone have a go at it lol
Nice, but certainly a target practice bot that will make for some great footage as the parts go flying.
What about Gloomhaven?
Cool concept and design but I just don't see it being effective. Even after you add whatever offense and defense stuff it just seems to slow.
Cool, but far too delicate for the Arena.
With a walking robot, this is gonna be a crazy season. Assuming it can stay alive long enough to make a good impression.
When is Battlebots 2020? Or is it just gonna be 2021 at this point?
Not just vulnerable but imagine how much it's going to take to repair each leg
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SO EXCITED to see this season! Totally planning on becoming a supporter when I've got my financial struggle more under control! Good luck to all the teams!! 🏁🎉🤖💥🔥💯
Sell actual jerseys. Real ones and I'll save to buy one. It would make game night even better for me. Even better if they could be customized to reflect teams. I'm not kidding
We love those pogs
I keep one in my wallet.
It's Robot fighting time!
It's great having some of those.
We need more entrees, more bouts and less floor hazards, let the bots fight. OK, leave the pulverizer!
Yep they're great:-)
Battlebots have to be 6ft apart. Social distance. Lol
I'm pretty sure Ray billings is getting another one 😁
Maybe one day my son will be one of them. He's so excited for Season 5. He built his own Lego Battlebots 😛
Cant wait finally after waiting for so long due to covid we can finally see the show again. Can't wait to see some robot smashing mayhem can't wait to see DUCK and other bots in the ring wahoo!!!!
the badges of Honour
When will this season air on tv ?
I can't wait.
Our fav show y’all — can’t wait for this season!
Can't wait to see it!!!!!
Can you just post me a couple please?
BattleBots كيف اشارك في البطولة ؟
For being 6ft apart they now have missiles on there bots to destroy their enemy. Lol I just had to sorry. Can't wait for the season to start
Bring it on🤩
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The answer is clearly Double Jeopardy
Tombstone is one of them for sure. I'll guess the other one is Ghost Raptor. Two horizontal spinners knocking each other about. Or we can go with the joke guess. Three way battle. SlamMow suplexed Tantrum who then got dragged upside down across the floor by SMEEEEEEEEEEEE while it was punching said floor with its drum spinner.
Iv heard some beautiful lovely rumors about end game and tombstone, but not sure if true. If thats the case that fight was explosive 👀
I bet Malice messes up some floor paint when it fights.
Yes! Hoping for a "Friday" showing so my friends can come out for pizza, beer and metal mayhem! Oh dear!
Safe guess is Tombstone..
I don’t remember the bot name, but it was a tall vertical blade spinner, awesome battle!
beta vs duck
I’m gonna take a wild guess and say Tombstone since Ray took several chunks out of the floor last year?
My daughter says Tombstone vs HiJinx!
One had to be Deep Six.
I'm guessing Witch Doctor vs. Minotaur and and those drum spinners just chewed up the floor!
These floor markings are light and not deep so I know it's not Tombstone.
Either a Horizontal like Tombstone, Rotator, Bloodsport or Newcomer Malice; or a Or Vertical/Drum like Black Dragon, End Game, or Witch Doctor.
Can you please stop teasing us we're going nuts waiting for it all to air!!!
Can’t wait for that rematch next year!
Is there any news on when the full 2020 field will be released?
I can’t wait. Family event in our house every week!
Um is Minotaur and Death Roll in this season..
Tombstone took a bite out of the floor last season. But thats more smashy smashy than slicey dicey. So im gonna guess Rotator
“Come on Ray, we just got this floor!”
So thrilled they are filming can't wait
The New Turbo Ginsu
My guess is Valkyrie or Hijynx.
Wouldn't be surprised if its Tombstone v End Game
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Is #TeamWhiplash competing this year? I hope so.
What tv network will it be on?
It seems like 3 years since it was on tv.
We know the China viris has made this difficult to gather but the robots cant catch it. This can be produced for the TV audience. The arena crowd can be limited or eliminated. Contestants can remain vigil distant and safe. So let's get going.
I’m so excited for robot destruction
Seeing Hypershock, Huge and Scorpios in these photos gives me hope that among the high kinetic energy fights there will also be some fun characters bring unique strategies Can’t wait 😃
ok so...... Are the setting up to film in longbeach??? If so... Are they going to be selling tickets so we can go watch?????
Go, battlers we all love to watch you battling on battleground
I really want Hypershock or Hydra to pull one out,we really do need a flipper champ and I think Hydras da best candidate
Love that sign Hypershock
So excited. Battlebots is one of the few things that can make this garbage year better
I hope Hypershock makes a good showing this season. A real underdog
I Love the behind the scenes look! Thanks
Will there be any Facebook supporter group content? No spoilers of course 😄.
I wonder if we’re gonna get a list of the remaining competitors soon.
Oh, it getting real now! 😀
How long does the actual competition take? Is it filmed over a weekend?
Will finished the bot!
Tomara que o monitor volte a ser a que da primeira temporada ou melhor dessa vez 🤠🤠👍👍👍👍
Rico where is Minotaur!!!!!
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When I first saw HUGE, I thought the horizontas would take him out in seconds. It was amazing how long it lasted...good luck this year!
Mammoth fits in a box? I figured the box truck WAS the box
IDK, I think they're over crated... 🙃
That big green crate sure is pretty! 😉
Tucker it’s happening!!
“Fragile. Handle with care”. 😀
Huge confirmed 🥳
Woohoo cant wait
Yaaaassss!!! Christopher Scott
My two cents? You should be selling tix to a virtual showing of each session! I would gladly pay my ticket price to be able to experience the show in person again! ❤ we DROVE down from WA last year and were heartbroken we weren’t going to get to go this year.. I’m already a supporter but I’d gladly throw more money at you for virtual seating!
It's really comin' t'gether, boys, it's really comin' t'gether!
Cant wait to see some carnage.
Will we get Tombstone vs. HUGE?
I personally met all three of those robots! Cool!
BRING IT ON!!!!
when is the season supposed to start? and where will it be showing?
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAH my favorite face!!!!!!!!!!!!! 😡❤️
Can’t wait! Does anyone know if Discovery has mentioned airing it and when we might expect it?
I wish Boltergeist could be there, but we’ll see you next year!
When you airing on TV we miss watching you
so happy to see stagehands/grips working safely!!
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For the record, I would be happy to pay to stream the events. NBC sports has this set up for some motorsports, it’s also common in Europe. Discovery channel, I hope you’re listening. Give me an app, I’ll be happy to pay 👍🏻
Looking forward to some responsible robot combat. At least as far as the humans are concerned. The bots? DESTROY THEM.
Yes, YAY, finally...... Very ready for "Smash!"
I really don’t understand why this is being delayed so long. Has got to be the easiest program to put together while social distancing.
Loved this show, hopefully it comes back!!
A all new battlebox!
So psyched, cant wait.
Yay!!! What channel will they be on? What are the dates?
Let’s hear it for Battlebots and the great teams getting ready for mechanical mayhem! Hoo raaa!
I really needed this today.. you guys are my favorite show!.. miss the bots and can't wait to see what you guys have in store... keep posting updates to keep bringing the joy!
Good luck to all going! Stay safe! KICK BOT!
Are we still getting the megasized 50 hour season or will it be shortened?
We so need the sweet catharsis of metal-on-metal destruction!
You... you got me jealous for not being there this year...
Is that a big spinny circle thingy! 🤔
So ready for ROBOT FIGHTING TIME!!!
When does Battle Bots 2020 air???
Very cool! I love behind the scenes stuff like this!
Will the bots be social distancing before the matchups and wearing facemasks in the arena?
We purchased Hulu live so we can watch battlebots last season. I can’t wait for this year!
I wonder how the format is going to be and I hope next season is going to be just like the last two.
Is the floor sheet thicker this year.
I miss the battles. I hope it will be soon.
Are you ready...its almost Robot fightin" time!!!
Can't wait to see Tombstone chew up the floor
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So excited to see this! My oldest son and I love to watch the show and then call my dad in Texas and talk about it!
Safe travels bots!!
My daughter will love to see new episodes, she was so disappointed when filming got canceled in April cuz it would have been a birthday gift for her to see a live show.
Waiting on the truck now !
So many of us are really excited about this! Go Huuge!!!!!!
AWESOME!!! My dog Angel and I are so excited for the new season! This is Angel's favorite show! There is no other show that captures her complete attention for so long. Here she is watching last shows that were on.
October won't get here soon enough. Here's to hoping the judges will make the right calls come October....
Here’s hoping P1 does better than last year. Cool design for a bot but reliability issues brought it down
I think this is a very stressful moment for the robots and their builders. You must let them go for a while an hope that you seen them back safety.
It's soon gonna be ROBOT FIGHTING TIME!!!!
Is anyone else hoping to catch a glimpse of Tombstone strapped to the back of a pick-up again?
Let's see those container paint jobs, teams! So excited for more BBs!!!
"The Earth Starts to Rumble" by Megadeth (song: Symphony of Destruction). This should be Tombstone's Main Entrance song! No doubt...Oh Ray Billings!
I hope they got a before and after photo of the arena decals and the extent of damage. How much the name was scratched by the bots.
Finally the year for Whiplash!
Hurry hurry! My son can't wait!
Soooo does the area have a new floor yet?
Where is the Nuts 2 one?
When? When is it coming back? Don't just taunt us. 2020 has sucked enough.
Wait, is this really happening?
Yes! Yes! Yes! Have been patiently waiting, and will soon get it! YES! YES! YES! 😃😃😃
SOOOOO, does this mean that there will be some Battlebots soon?
We miss you!!
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Duck’s new design looks absolutely fantastic. The team made a robot years ago (I think it was called Black Widow) and it looks like they took a lot of design elements from it. Can’t wait to see the new version at work.
I loved every battle duck had. He always brought the fight and just kept comin' hit after hit
Duck is terrible. Worst bot on the show. It needs an actual weapon. If other bots adopted Duck's strategy, there would be no point in watching. It would be sleep-inducing.
Last season "Duck" got eaten alive. It was painful to watch.
Duck! Duck! Duck! Duck! Duck!
When is Battlebots coming back on tv?
Duck has the best strategy! Let the other bot break itself how can anyone not love this robot!!?
Can't wait for new season
I miss watching this show
Duck, the most useless bot on the show. 😅
Maybe try adding an actual weapon to Duck? I mean a corkscrew would be appropriate... for reasons.
Bryan 'Blue' Kuc
Gladys Enriquez Offutt
I would love to add Duck! to our current collection of BB hexbugs! ❤ 🦆
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Great video, thanks Gabe! Cannot wait to see the new Beta
awesome!, i'd love to also see Terrorhurtz re-imagined, in it's later years that thing was scarey...
Beta is back!!! Bring down the hammer!!!
Keep in mind, the Beta from CC Battlebots 5.0 had electromagnets, but it went awry (adhered itself to the text box floor). We did get Beta in 2016, but this version is the Beta we have been waiting almost 18 years to see in the box: electromagnets and all. This is going to be great!
Fingers crossed for Beta’s return! I hope they get their visas approved on time!
I will not mess with coin such as you.
Thank you Gentlemen for your time.
Beta is the best Hammer bot on the planet!
I thought all the British teams dropped out because of travel restrictions.
Love Beta. Awesome!
BETA is coming back?!?
I hope so!!!
I hope so we already lost Quantum this week
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but in what situation, would it be better to use a lighter one? I'd think the heaviest, would always do more damage.. either way, y'all just be happy MINOTAUR isn't in it this year!!
The red ones are so you can't see the other robots blood all over the bar 🙂
BattleBots got me through Covid lockdown. Looking forward to the new season!
Really miss Battlebots
One for each day of the week
The bars are not he issue, it is the drive sprocket and chain that are weak point, particularly with the energy with impact on anything of similar weight. But we still love this.
Looking forward to competition by you guys. I have a hard time rooting for a particular team. So much skill, cunning and great people on each team. Makes my engineers heart beat faster 🤓
it will be an interesting season , everyone got extra time for finetuning and or upgrades to their bots , maybe we will see another winner this year .... biteforce VS .......
That's my boy! Ready for whatever the competition throws at him! ❤
I found out Ray is actually nice and it ruined the narrative 😂😂😂
YES No, I mean you can never have enough weapon bars... Right? 😛
How guys accessorize
Never to many when having fun.
Spin ‘em up! Let’s see some ACTION!!!
There needs to be a pink bar For Wednesdays
Now that is a lot of spinners
Can’t wait for the new season. I bet Ray is looking to unleash hell as he seeks revenge against Victor Soto this year when the tournament finally happens?
Wouldn’t be surprised in a couple years from now that the Tombstone team shows up with a custom blade for EVERY opponent
well the new spinner weight limit means the heaviest bar from last year no longer legal right? so these must be all new bars
Go for it Tombstane. You rock the battle box,
My favorite for sure . Cannot wait for the 2020 season. Best bite force
Make them bigger and heavier, I love to see the wedgers send youto the self destruction mode!
How do I smash thee, let me count the bars...