The ultimate robot-fighting series returns for an all-new metal crunching season, premiering Thursday, December 3 at 8PM ET/PT on Discovery Channel in the US.
After production was halted earlier this year due to COVID-19, BATTLEBOTS is back for a brand-new season. Sixty teams from across the globe converged for the hardest hitting, unremitting, steel splitting tournament in combat robotics. Unproven rookies, up-and-coming stars and legends in the game throw their fearsome fighting machines into the BattleBox for a chance to walk away with the preeminent prize in robotic sport: The Giant Nut.
The Season Premiere includes an epic Main Event clash: former world champion Ray Billings with his lethal bot Tombstone faces Jack Barker’s End Game from New Zealand. Jack has been looking forward to facing Tombstone’s deadly blade since his first appearance as a rookie in 2018 – this will be his moment of truth. Other stars include Whiplash and SawBlaze, both with championship aspirations, Captain Shrederator, hoping to spin its way to a win against Lock-Jaw, and Bloodsport, who will be out for blood against Skorpios.
Filming with cast, crew and bot builders was carried out under the strictest health and safety protocols, with constant supervision and regular testing, and without a live audience. Instead, the spectators were the teams themselves, watching all the action (and their competitors) from specially constructed “opera boxes” placed around the giant BattleBox arena.
In this season the youngest competitor is just 11 years old and the lineup includes the first ever 500 lb. walking robot.
The show premieres on Discovery Channel (US) and is also scheduled to run in parallel on Discovery Canada. The whole season is being distributed worldwide by NBCUniversal.
Trey Roski, creator of BattleBots, said: “This new season is our most exciting ever, with constant surprises, upsets, and technical innovations. We discover new heroes, a few legends are felled, and newbies emerge as BattleBots stars. We’re delighted that, despite COVID-19, we were able to film such an amazing new season for our millions of BattleBots fans around the world.”
The wait is over. Let the bot battles begin!
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Battlebots you need to have a shirt that says "i like big BOTS and I cannot lie" why don't you have that?!?!
Bought shirts for the family!
How much for ZOE's beautiful "CHOMP"???
Fun story: I was going to buy the Battlebots calendar a few years ago but the shipping to the UK was more than the calendar itself! So I then looked around and discovered you can get custom printed calendars for cheaper where you submit your own pictures. So I've been getting myself one as a Christmas tradition ever since. It's the third time this year. So thank you international shipping costs for creating a yearly tradition for me.
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Not to hype anything up but this is the best opening fight card we’ve had. I cannot wait to see it on screen soon! 😱
Amazing fight card!. Seriously guys, if you're not a supporter, you ought to be.
Anything that keeps Puddin' Face away from Intentional Talk! 😉
Guys I think something will happen. Bold Prediction but trust me on this.
At last, IT'S ROBOT FIGHTING TIME!
Like most Supporters, I'm especially looking forward to REDACTED v. REDACTED. 😶
15 days away and counting!!!!! Yippee!!
Any word on Amazon prime?
I just wanna know where we can watch this without cable TV
Here's a suggestion I think we'd all like... We need a 2020 robot and have the bots go at it. Tear 2020 to pieces. Please make this happen!!
Looks like it's time to become a sponsor again!
as soon as you guys can take funds via another avenue than Facebook, I'm signing up! Maybe I missed that it's possible now?
Wonder if breaker box is returning, how do you go from Nightmare to that
That's more fights than last year's episodes so amazing
I'm in the other end of the world. So, I'll just wait patiently.
spoiler alert: Fight 1- Tombstone vs Battle Royale With Cheese (and it's an upset!)
Thanks for letting us know I’ll be watching
How is this happening I mean theres fuck virus going around but fuck it I just hope there wearing mask
Will there be other places to watch? Like amazon?
How can I catch it in the UK?
This is a STRONG opening fight card. Can't wait for the season to start!
8 fights? OMG!!! Hopefully there's no commercials interrupting the fight.
No matter the match ups, we will see smashed up hunks of machinery in the end 😉 👍🏻
THESE FIGHTS ARE GONA BE FIRE!!!!
blur like naked and afraid lol
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We all need to see some robot carnage right about now. So glad the bots are back!
I am curious- why no Biteforce? I hope Paul is OK!
Sorry for being a geek watching this frame by frame but Kraken v Witch Doctor is confirmed!
Stan Harrison yep its on Discovery Channel
Mike Michael Moss
Oh Lordy. I hope Chris Rose will no longer be host.
John S. Bua. Here we go...
Stoppit y'all tease I'm so ready for this after just re-watching Season 3 & 4 🤤🤤
It was huge 20 years ago then got cancelled. In many ways it was a better show then.
I know Discovery is airing the new season again, but these promos have Comedy Central written all over them
Thank the lords of destruction 😁✨
No Biteforce, so Tombstone or Witch Doctor are the favorites to win it.
What happened to warhead did they retire
Just saw the commercial! Woot woot!
So happy you are back‼️
Will it be showing on chanel 136 DiscFHD dstv in South Africa?
Oh man I'm excited see what happens.
Hope it's available on Hulu (Discovery)
Glad to see it coming back finally.
Zelda Fedak 21 seconds Chomp wow
olvidaste el programa favorito?? Camila
Lockjaw vs Capitan shrederator. Lockjaw wygra
BattleBots i'm from Denmark where can I see it ? 😀
Ooo Valkyrie and rotator
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The snapchat one only gives you uppercut. That sucks
Kara Velasco you gotta do this with David
I got SOW 3 times
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Can’t wait to watch my WPI boys fight with the new (and foamy legless) RIBBOT 2020!!!!!
I know exactly where I will be at 8pm on the 3rd. 😁
Amazing killer bots are back... yessss!
My boy and I love the show, and playing with the minis!
Hi All, Consider to use 310Slim head screw from Japan for your Sumo Robot. Best quality matched your Robot.
Is there going to be an online subscription we can actually get in Canada this time? Cut my cable quite some time ago
YEAAAAH RELEASE DATE baby!
My Family and I have been waiting for this to happen. Excited for the new season!🤘
Any trailers or promos out to watch!?
My bday is Dec 1 and I want witch doctor to win
WHAT CHANNEL IN CANADA?????
12/3 cannot get here soon enough. It's robot fighting time
It's robot fighting time!
Baby Shark in battlebots😅😅😅
How can I watch in the UK?
When is it starting?
Lots of anticipation!
Is it going to be available on Hulu again?
WE HAVE A RELEASE DATE!
I've been driving my wife crazy all year for this it's robot fighting time
When and what channel???!!
Is the show coming back
Will bite force be on the tournament? Thought i missed them mentioned on the roster the other day?
Oh fuck yeah!!! Battlebots premiers on my birthday 🥳
Looks like SubZero was using Rage Bridges
will there be international broadcast in any way? doesn't have to be translated I'd happily take the original version 😉
Got a nice look at some of the matchups: Rotator v Valkyrie Tantrum v Atom#94 Uppercut v Gemini Bloodsport v ?? (Looks kind of like Skorpios but the colors are wrong) Chomp v Ghost Raptor Axe Backward v Malice P1 Evo v Copperhead Slap Box v Sharko Captain Shrederator v Lockjaw
Never missed a season so ready
Isn't team Bite force bringing in a new bot? I thought I heard them mention something at the end of last season.
YES! Can't wait! Christmas comes early.
I remember the old days. Back in 02-03
Is this being broadcast in the UK and if so what channel?
Look at that floor.. 😍
ITS ROBOT FIGHTING TIME
Por que no lanzan un video juego estilo rocket league seria genial, destrucción y explosiones por doquier
Will BattleBots be one of the Discovery shows aired on PlutoTV?
8 in what time zone?
Will this be on Amazon Prime as well?
So excited! This crazy year feels just a little bit better.
Any chance it will be on Hulu again?
So glad it's back...my son and I had VIP tickets this season before COVID closed it down, and I'm so excited to watch it with him starting December 3rd!
HOLE LEE COW! This season is goinning to be GREAT!
Is the episode order and length of episodes the same as it was when the season was originally announced ?
Is it only available on discovery? My wife and I had used amazon primeast season as we do not have a tv package on only 3 streaming apps. We love battlebots and don't want to miss it!
Damn Chomp's turret moves quickly. That's gonna be dangerous.
How do we go about watching in the uk this year?
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Still can't believe he was on season 1 of master chef
Finally some good merch! Faruq is the best part of the battle bots show most of the time. I wouldn’t watch it without him.
That is a Faruqing awesome shirt!
OMG FARUQ SHIRT Pat Barker Tim Serabian Paul Gornowski
Sam Jonathan Brandon Lenfest we need these!
hes the worse. they need to replace him with bruce buffer.
It’s about Faruqin’ time!
Used to think Faruq was cool and then he decided to get all political
Will it be aired in the UK ?
About time Faruq Tauheed Jenkins got merchandise
Most annoying presenter I've ever seen on tv. Thank the gods for the 10 second advance button.
Timothy von Roretz
Ashley Lee I need these. 😬😬😬
Can we have a “GET INSIDE YOUR DAMN HOUSE” shirt pls 😛
So, it looks like the season premiere is Friday December 4th. The season was very late indeed. We're lucky to even have BattleBots this year. Hopefully, all the international teams who couldn't make it (due to travel restrictions) can make it to Season 6 next year. By then, travel restrictions should be lifted.
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That looks a bit like Icewaves wedge... I wonder if they earned it in a match... perhaps an exhibition... I would definitely love to see that!
I will be SO glad when ya'll come back...we are in Battle Bots withdrawal...
I'm not really sure how I feel about this.
I’m at odds with this one! But I’m excited to see the outcome!!!!
There's something very "Ed Gein" about this. Which is pretty cool considering what day it is.
Nightmare of other bots, the all mighty wedge lol.
What channel will battlebots be on?
And it doubles as a snowplow in the winter!
What’s with Tombstone with a wedge?
Now i feel like i want to see duck with horizontal bar spinner for halloween
Tombstone Goat 💪
I want one just to shovel the driveway this winter. Thats smart thinking!
Ah, the classic day 4 of RoboGames and out of spares but found this piece of metal in the back configuration
Well at least Tombstone is now built for "pushing & shoving crap" to quote General Tilford 😝🤣
When are y'all back?
Hey, if that wedge scrapes the ground, could they technically call it “Grindstone”? 🤣🤣🤣
I have a bigger blade on my lawnmower
The destroyer #Tombstone
I would have wedge all away around encapsulating the wheels...everything would deflect and your blade would be deadly as always
Tombstone!!! 🤩🤩🤩 He's my fave! Can't wait to see you guys in action!!!
Just imagine it tho. He can still turn the weapon on and make it a slapper.
That's the scariest costume of them all!
Where is the hard mount for the Great Pumpkin? Since you have his plow the hybrid Great PumpkinStone is the natural evolution
Freely pivoting wedge...i wonder if that would be a viable weapon