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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Witch Doctor is back! Will 2020 be their year? Find out live and in person—get tickets to BattleBots 2020! Limited seats still available: battlebots2020.eventbrite.com/?aff=Facebook
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We can’t wait to step back in the BattleBox! You can follow our build at Witch Doctor - BattleBot!
Hey BattleBots! I’m not trying to be a jerk. Just giving you a heads up. You misspelled Andrea’s name! 😣
It will be. Witch Doctor, last season had one of the best seasons. Going 4-0, and making it to the Finals, great accomplishment! I look forward to seeing you this May.
I hope they can do it but won’t hold my breath. Bronco had an amazing 2018 season but a lot changes year to year. Minor tweaks to the bot, competitors bots, which matchups you draw, which tiny decisions they make during a fight, there are a lot of factors. I just want to see them send another bot into orbit like the gigabyte fight! “Anything can happen inside the box!”
I was really pulling for them last year! Amazing bot, definitely capable of taking the Giant Nut.
Might want to check the spelling of Andrea's name on the image
I thought Witch Doctor was the most improved team of 2019. Looking forward to seeing them again!
The new version has been showing improvement as it goes along. But ill be honest. I miss the old version
Was a great run, lot of good bots out there. I can't wait to see more
Voodoo Spell casted! This is Witch Doctor's bewitching year. Run to the hills....Buahhhahhha!
My favourite team since I first saw them in season 1 (2015) ❤️
Looks more dangerous than last year... Or the year before... Or the year before...
Cindy Class Barnett in case you were worried, your favorite is back! 🙃
Certainly a serious contender
Man did Witch Doctor so an awesome job in 2019! Always liked them, but with these improvements, they're in my top five now!
2020 IS Witch Doctors year!!!! George Healy Back me up on this!
Witch Doctor is definitely one of my favorites, so glad they're back!
I despise this team the most.. ugh.
My favorite team!
Lets get this nut!!!
2020: THE YEAR OF THE VOODOO
Everyones favorite punching bag
Andrew & Mike 🤣🤣🤣
Tombstone will loose in their next match
Love witch Dr!
2 days ago
Will the KING OF KINETIC ENERGY prevail at BattleBots 2020? Find out live and in person. Limited tickets still available! battlebots2020.eventbrite.com/?aff=Facebook
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Yes he will. Tombstone was so close to making the championship round, but he will cause destruction, and that’s what he does best. Good luck, Tombstone!
Iunno if he's gonna win but he's definitely gonna send some bots home in pieces one way or another. Maybe rip some holes in some floors in the process, too.
I'll be there all weekend sessions. Definitely hoping to see Tombstone as well as Cobalt and Hydra!
Nope! Witch Doctor owns Tombstone!
Im glad that tombstone won the giant nut that it did. It deserved it, and probably more. But as much as titans like it and biteforce are cool bots and deserve their wins, i always enjoy seeing other names rise in the sport too
The other top teams have caught up to Tombstone & Bronco, I'm not sure showing up with the same bot is going to work for these guys anymore.
"THE" bar spinner... come on Ray BRING IT this season!!
I met Ray B at a bot event where he was not competing. He brought Tombstone which was new at the time. He was very gracious and kind to everyone. I suspect they are trying to make him the villain on TV since you gotta have one...
I'm excited! Hopefully Ray doesn't have another unforeseeable problem! This is my favorite bot/bot builder! But that 2 years things didnt go as well as they could/should have!
Best bot in the world.... watched last year's tombstone vs bombshell They need to work on the chain this time around
ugh this bot will just get ripped apart by tombstone
If it can defeat Bite Force, a giant nut is very likely!
Is, was and will always be my all-time favorite bot, regardless of standing.
He just needs to figure out a way to protect them wheels!
I wish I could go!!! I can't wait for new episodes. I just keep re-watching old fights to get me by lol
Tombstone were great, but I won't bet on it until I can see all of the lineup..
Maybe, if Bite Force "was" been Bite To Dust. >;)
The longest blade was by far the best when he won the giant nut...
I am still crossing my fingers for a Tombstone and Minotaur rematch!
If tombstone was not nerfed i'm sure he would have done much better.
Don't think he will go all the way but as usual Tombstone will deliver some mega damage
Good luck fighting bite force this year.. lol
I miss the old warhead that used to be a powerhouse.
This year no joke tombstone look s amazing.
"THE Bar Spinner" this and the Baby Yoda pic on Duck!'s card tells me they enjoyed making these too much...
BattleBots shared a photo.
2 days ago
BattleBots is honored to have Mowbot as a Platinum Sponsor of the 2020 season. Their support will make the show possible and we could not thanks them enough. Please show your LOVE for Mowbot BotFans!We are so excited to announce that Mowbot is sponsoring the new season of BattleBots! Discovery has ordered an unprecedented 50 hours of new episodes that begin airing on May 15th. Our love of robotics and the amazing community of BattleBots fans make this an ideal pairing! Stay tuned for updates as we gear up for the most exciting season of BattleBots yet! 🌱🤖⚙️🛠 ... See MoreSee Less
Take the shells off some mowbots, add in rc fights and you have a winner of an exhibition match
Glad to have you in the BattleBot family! 💀💜🖤💚
Congrats on the sponsorship! That’s Huuuuge! Lol.
For 2021 season, let’s have a grass field in the battlebox! Would make driving a lot more difficult, and no longer have to worry about the floor being eaten up by spinners 😂
If you want to mow down the competition, there’s only one.
Just put a lawnmower blade on Tombstone and there you go.
Promotional idea that won't annoy the fans: Drop 20 of these in box with Tombstone and see if Ray can disable them all in three minutes or less.
Just liked their page to support them. Awesomeness!
Guillaume Tremblay 15 mai!
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There are several bots in the competition that will rip this thing apart...
Wow. The 250 lb version of SMEEEEEEEEEE looks great. Hope they do well. I mean, the 3 pound version of SMEEEEEEEEEE did very well in many robot competitions.
I can already see tombstone ripping this to shreds.
Got our weekday, tunnel tix!
Bots FC is ready for the battle of the boroughs! Brooklyn vs Manhattan!
And I See Tombstone (Or Some Other Good Spinner) Dismantling It Piece By Piece
i love all these guys saying X robot will be ripped apart by tombstone like that means something every robot can be ripped apart by tombstone
I don’t quite understand how this one’s supposed to work
Loving some of these reveals, more variety is definitely needed instead of compact boxy vert spinners. Reminds me of Huggy Bear a little who was a fun robot to watch.
That thing is going ng to get torn in half. I can't wait!
I hope with every hope of my heart that this will succeed. Because if it does it'll be glorious.
Damn new bots joining this year amazing cant wait to see new bots join in the bot arena
I’m glad you made this public, this one would’ve been hard not to talk about.
I'm curious to see how this robot fairs in a real battle
Woah. This is actually going to be awesome ha ha ha
Ah. The Tentoumushi 🐞grab and destroy technique.
SMEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE We are so excited to see a full scale version in the Battle Arena! Robot Fighting Time CT
You need to bring some shows to Australia!
Shatter! vs. SMEEEEEEEEEEE for the battle of New York?
Have this robot fight Tombstone
Would love to see it vs. Huge or Mammoth
It's been a great day of announcements
What in the wishdotcom is that!?? 😂 looks fun
fabulous!!! i can't wait to see it in action
Isn't this the team that built Button Lee from King of Bots?
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Yes! My son loves Duck! When will these be ready for purchase?
I’d love to see a HexBug Nightmare!!!
I saw those at Target in December. Also available were Tombstone, Whiplash, Witch Doctor, and that other blue and white one that Paul drives. 😏
Obviously, another Duck! and Hal! winner!
Yes, and Yes! I heard that Whiplash was getting one too. Do we know when we'll see that?
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.
wow, they made a toy out of duck, the most boring bot in battlebots!
Will there be a Duck 3.0 version on shelves?
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!
Would love a bronco or icewave and all British ones 😀
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!
need to order for duck
Yay. Any idea of release date?
Nice choices, but what about SOW?
That Rotator’s pretty cool. Shame we only saw the double discs one time last season.
I want that in Brazil ;-;
I want Rotator.
Grant Swinbourne Jeff Stephenson Jackson would love this!!
Still awaiting for the BattleBots Legends series of HexBug Bots
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Yes! Let's hope they can armor up that engineer a bit but I'm so excited to see them back.
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.
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?
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
*engine noise intensifies* he’s back!
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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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?
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!
Just a reminder that the folks behind THIS beauty came to the 2018 season with a cheeseburger.
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...
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’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.