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!
Catch up on previous seasons on DiscoveryGO and join the conversation on social media using the hashtag #BattleBots.
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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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4 hours ago
When are you going to make a post explaining how the rest of the world can watch it. You want the ratings but when you don't make it easy or clear how we watch legally then we will have to find other ways to watch that doesn't help you.
Sad my fav Duck! isn't in this year's lineup, but excited to watch it, regardless.
I can see a few new fights. Tombstone V Slap Box Hydra V Witch Doctor End Game V Hypershock Also, hope Kenny's okay. Looked like he got struck.
I can’t wait for tomorrow!!!! Let the mayhem begin!
Craig Danby got a win! Yes!
Holy crap Hydra almost threw Witch Doctor over the TOP of the ring!! I think that's Witch Doctor anyway.....
The bots have come back!
You want moore?
Wish the schedule would go back to Friday. Too late for my boys to stay up on a school night so we will have to record and watch it later.
AbbEy Lutz Lundberg!!!
i love this show battlebots is the best a big hug from Sicily Italy where is the robots boss type matilda sir killelot i wont see the blood i love this robots
I've been waiting over a year for this!
Mees Van der Lecq
love watching !
Is there any way to watch it in UK?
That is exactly when a scheduled power outage starts for me.
Brandon Steinbrunner it’s back!
I don't have cable so trying to figure out how I can watch still.
i thought kenny retired from getting hit in the face?
We need the house robots to come back and Guard the corners again
Sawblaze vs Uppercut. Fajna scena
20 hours ago
While this bot won’t be fighting inside the BattleBox, it can be hired to cut your lawn to perfection. Get a quote for Mowbot lawn service today!
Huge thanks to Mowbot for sponsoring the premiere episode of the new BattleBots season premiering Thursday at 8PM on Discovery! ... See MoreSee Less
Just what we need, another undercutter! I kid. In seriousness, thanks to Mowbot for helping us get more Battlebots in our life.
It’s time to take the next step forward: Autonomous battlebots
That's awesome that MowBot supports BattleBots!! If I'm ever in the market for a robotic lawn mower, I will go to MowBot for this reason alone.
I'd like to make an entry xD
So its an inverted IceWave? Nah that won’t work 😂
Waiting for the day we find out Bob Pitzer sponsored the Ghost Raptor episode just to troll his brother
All thanks to Mowbot for making the game more interesting.
Wouldn't it be a good propaganda stunt that they made a battle bot out of that lawn bot?
If I buy can I enter it into BattleBots?
I don't have cable any more how can I stream it
Só queria saber quando que eu vou poder assistir bb aqui no Brasil pois não tem data de estréia aqui, alguém sabe me dizer se é só pelo Discovery Channel q eu posso assistir ou pela internet também consigo?
Deano Nicholas C
Tanya Foster Newnum
Eamonn Gough put mowbot in the ring
I would like to see how it fairs agains the grass in S.TX. The grass around here grows so fast it swallow that little fella whole. 😳😅🤣😂
Pretty sure Tombstone can mow the grass too !
“While this bot won’t be fighting inside the BattleBox...” But, damn, wouldn’t that be fun?!
come on! throw a weapon on it and let it fight one of the novelty battle bots!
Anyone think that the winner of the giant nut at the end should get to fight a mow bot. Anyone else think that would be cool or just me 🤣
Mowbot takes on the winner right?
I don’t think it would last too long against most of the competitors. The blade is underneath it... TOMBSTONE would have a field day with it
1 day ago
Cannot wait!! 🤖❤
When is it on in Canada? Checked Discovery not on the 3rd.
15 mins of battles. The rest is mind numbing talk by idiots.
Looking forward to it!
NICE! I know that this tech has been used before, but always thought it would be a cool feature to include in BB; being able to jump into a bot during a fight or to record POV fights. Now, let's see a high quality Battlebots game for Nintendo Switch! 😉
i would love to see Duck smashed into a million pieces. the damn bot does nothing exciting, has NO OFFENSE, just drives around taking up space. total waste of battlebot time. KILL IT once and for all!!!
Diane Garza Perez
All battlebots should have a camera. I would love to see it from tombstones point of view as he wrecks the competion.
Will it be on amazon prime?
Is this Tantrum?
Eamonn Gough why am I obsessed with this
Marcus right in the action!!
Slam Cam! Bill Dwyer would be thrilled
Jack James brooo look at this
THE SLAM CAM RETURNS YES
Ooh my, my parts are showing Team Black and Blue thanks for the practice going into this season!
Just checked Discovery to tell my PVR to record, and I do not see it coming up! Is it a different date/channel in Canada or something?!
Not to be confused with Cambot.
These remind me of those botcam videos you posted on YouTube. They were great, it gave you a view of the action from inside the box. What always puzzled me was that it cut out right before the best part of the fight. Maybe you were trying to advertise the show so you go watch the show to see the big hit but that doesn't make sense. You are only watching these videos because you're a big fan of the show and if you're a big fan of the show you've already seen the fights. youtu.be/GmOCPHVmMbM
Can't wait till the new season!!
2 days ago
BATTLEBOTS, the ultimate robot-fighting series, RETURNS for an all-new hardest hitting, unremitting, steel splitting season, premiering THIS THURSDAY at 8PM ET/PT on Discovery Channel. ... See MoreSee Less
Are there any ways to watch this without having direct TV? I dont think it streamed on Hulu last year.
LETS GOOOOO!!! I have been waiting for a new season to come out
This happens to be airing on my birthday!Will the season be uploaded to YouTube so I can watch it? It’s the only real way I can watch it without TV or annoying subscriptions...
The hubby & I can hardly wait!!!!!
I can't believe Canada (or others) gets each episode half a month or more after it airs. Not exactly fair of Discovery.
I can't find an air date for Australia! 😪
IT'S ROBOT FIGHTING TIME!!
PLEASE release it on Amazon or give us cord cutters a way to watch it... I don't mind buying it, and I wouldn't mind having to wait a week or 2 longer for the release. 🙂
They're Back! Go Bale Spear!
Bring it on, I can't wait!
BattleBots when will it air in South Africa? And will it show on dstv channel 136 discovery FHD?
Looking forward to the 1st episode 👍
When sparks fly robots die
Solo Dios sabe cuándo podremos ver esta nueva temporada en Latinoamérica
I have watched every season twice this year. Cannot wait.
Dineke Touw why isn't it in the Netherlands yet?! 😭
The Family and I are so excited about this. We watch it together every week!
I feel like this is the trailer in the beginning of episode 1
Oh, me and my kids are getting excited more and more the closer it gets they have been asking when it coming back on and when I told them their eyes got as big as they could get can't wait #battlebots is the best
Collin Paine 😍
Is it also available to uk Discovery Channel? I prefer this over RobotWars.
And in Belgium?
Oh my boys and I love this show. Can't wait.
Not sure when battlebots is back on in New Zealand but our 5yr old twins will be so happy!
3 days ago
BattleBots Cyber Monday is here with HUGE savings starting NOW!
- UP TO 80% OFF on select items
- 50% OFF BYOB HEXBUG Toys
- PreOrder the 2021 BattleBots Calendar
Let the Bot Shopping Begin. Save NOW!
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Do you have any free shipping codes?? You want $53 in shipping, for 2 Items?? Not worth ordering at that shipping Cost.
Looks great, question, the calendar doesn't have any bracket fights in it, does it? I know the 2020 one did but by the time that released the season was done. Hopefully it has only fight night fights in it
Hypershock v Gruff sounds like a solid fight. Picture looks really nice 🔥
Hypershock Vs Gruff confirmed then?
Good because them sets ain’t cheap lol
WOOO First confirmed Hypershock fight!
5 days ago
BotFans, Be sure to check your local TV guide for the December 3, US premiere of BattleBots. The show airs at 8pm, but many cable and satellite providers only carry an East Coast feed which could result in the show airing at 5pm on the West Coast. ￼The premier episode is entitled: “BattleBots Return of the Bots.” Check those guides, tune in live or set your DVRs!
If you DVR the show, please watch your recording within 3-days of the 12/3 premiere (we’ll get better ratings if you do : ). Many thanks! ... See MoreSee Less
When will it be shown in Africa? we usually get the current a season like 9months after it ended
Wow, Dish still has any channels at all? Impressive.
I'll have it on Hulu. If I leave it on replay, does it help your ratings? Any other tips to help ratings?
The premiere episode is going to be fun.
I like watching battle bots but I have to fast forward through the long introductions between each battle.
Is that a two hour season premiere? #battlebots #itsrobotfightingtime
Use Reelgood to find what anything is on. This is on a few outlying streaming services.
I put it on my calendar so the TV will be on all day in both the den and the office (in case I have to work) Yeah! Battle Bots is back - stupid COVID throwing the schedule off! We need an extra season next year for the international contestants that couldn't make it this year and then we can watch a throw down between the USA and the World again! Then next year's battles can begin.
Thanks for the tip to watch within 3 days — I didn’t know that! (I will, of course 😁, be watching it when it airs, but that’s good to know for the future!)
Are you going to have a membership thing where we can watch nonbroadcasted fights and special videos?
In Arizona, I get the West Coast feed so I am pretty sure it will air at 9 PM! 😭 I think I can watch the East Coast feed through Discovery Go, though. I am very excited at the prospect of being able to watch “live”!
I’m love BattleBots, but I’m not sure if it’s a good idea to put it on the same time as Monday Night Raw!
hey i thought you promised canada would get it at the same time and NONE of us can find it on the guides
Does anyone know when this will air in Canada? My local listings indicate that Discovery Canada will not be airing the new episodes over then next two weeks.
If you want better ratings get it aired worldwide.
Do we know yet when it will air in the UK, I know it will be on Spike TV but I can't find it in their listings
I'll be watching live!
There are way more than 2 time zones in the USA. So for many people, NEITHER of those times is correct. If you are going to give a time, you MUST give the TIME ZONE as well!
Did anyone ever see if Amazon was going to let you purchase the season?
BattleBots how many episodes are there going to be this season? Super pumped and looking forward to watching!!!
Not showing in Canada by the looks of things 😢
Discovery needs to realize this show has diehard fans all over the world who want to watch it live. Making it only available in the USA is a bit of a middle finger to all of them.
Forget the recording, we'll be watching live!! Can't wait! 😁
6 days ago
Discovery is celebrating the December 3rd Season Premiere of BattleBots with an ALL DAY MARATHON of past episodes: Starting at 11:00am and running through to the 2020 Season Premiere at 8:00pm (please check your local listings to confirm in your area/timezone). Enjoy and Happy Thanksgivings to all! ... See MoreSee Less
2019 season Thanksgiving marathon while playing with our Hexbug arena and bots! We have old and new Witchdoctors, Tombstone, and Bronco! (Duck, Rotator, Blacksmith and Bite Force will be under the Christmas tree this year!) Can’t wait for December 3!!
Happy Thanksgiving and Happy BattleBots watching in the US! Still not a word from Discovery Canada.😢
Not going to be the same without Biteforce
I'm super hyped now. When does the fight card get released to the public?
ROBOTS. ACTIVATE. 🤖👊💥
Where is this available please ? Is it on Amazon? (I m not in the us)
Quando começa aqui no Brasil ? Vai passar no Discovery Turbo ?
Commence happy dance!
Need to come to Australia also the next day or something not just 2min video highlights...
Alguien de México que sepa ya los horarios ?
When will Australia get it? Or will I have to become a sailor
We should all start a bet for when theyll be yanked off the air again.
BattleBots Where can I stream the episodes, if I don't have cable?
BORA MINOTAUR!!!!!!! ALGUM BR PORAI??????
when will in be on utube
Will this be international or just for the USA?
On the app or just the cable channel?
I still can’t find this on my local cable guide 😪 (Ottawa)...maybe it will miraculously show up as we get closer to the 3rd?
Yay. Been missing this and I’ve already set my DVR.
Wish discovery would put you guys on a streaming service that didn't require hulu live.
7 days ago
Our friends at Shuntposting are holding a BattleBots fan art competition to raise money for the Trussell Trust, with loads of bot swag up for grabs! Join the group for full details and how to enter!
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When is the new season gonna premiere in Canada?
1 week ago
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BattleBots Black Friday is here, as in RIGHT NOW! No need to wait until Friday, because HUGE savings start TODAY -- UP TO 80% OFF -- on select items across the BattleBots Store. This offer is only good while supplies last through December 7th. Don't be left out!
BECOME A BATTLEBOTS SUPPORTER AND SAVE MORE!
If you become a BattleBots Facebook Supporter you'll receive exclusive savings vouchers for additional savings (excluding sale items and team gear). This offer is only good while supplies last (through December 7th).
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Shipping is way too expensive. Why aren't there more options for cheaper shipping, or free shipping internationally over a certain price point? I'd love to buy merchandise and support you, but between the exchange rate and the "first class only" shipping options it's not feasible.
I went to buy my son some gifts but shipping was going to be $25. That’s crazy!
HA! "I like Big BOTS & I cannot lie..." luv it, very catchy 🎶
Mail day today!!! 😁🤗😍🤤🤤🤤
Y porqué no venden los robots a escala
Bought shirts for the family!
Battlebots you need to have a shirt that says "i like big BOTS and I cannot lie" why don't you have that?!?!
How much for ZOE's beautiful "CHOMP"???
Are you guys going to be posting videos here
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.
I just received the $5 on sale (plus shipping) 2019 Battlebots tee shirt I recently ordered. I wasn't expecting much, but that tee-shirt is awesome. Heavy cotton, like they used to make them, not that thin clingy stuff you see now days. And generously sized too (I like big shirts, and I cannot lie!). And prompt delivery. Thanks for the awesome shirt at an awesome price.