BattleBots on Discovery: Rules

Greetings Bot Builders. The next season of BattleBots is a go and we couldn’t be more excited. Below you will find the NEW Design and Tournament Rules. If you have any questions please email us at rules(at)

Note: Rule documents may be updated at any time, please check back here often to keep track of updates.

How do I enter?

Registration is CLOSED for the 2019 BattleBots season. However we are accepting applications for the 2020 season. Please keep in mind that the 2020 season has NOT been green lit as of yet, but bot builders may start submitting application (or continue working on previously submitted applications) as a pro-active measure in case there is a 2020 season. You may apply here:

Please note that we’re asking applicants to design a robot, not build a robot. As building a robot is dangerous, time consuming and expensive, you should only start building if you are notified by BattleBots that your design submission has been accepted, and you have completed other entry procedures that will be required by our broadcast partners. If you decided to build before this, you do so at your own risk.

BattleBots Inc. and its affiliates reserve the right to reject any application for any reason and without explanation.

Design applications will include the following materials:

  • Technical details of your robot design
  • Technical drawing of your robot design
  • Exterior renderings of your robot design
  • Biographical information
  • A Team video

Go to for the full details.

We look forward to your participation!

BattleBots Rules

BattleBots Design Rules

This document outlines the requirements for any Team that intends to build a combat robot and compete in the 2019 BattleBots Tournament.

Download here

Version 2019.0
Last updated 2/14/19

BattleBots Tournament Rules

This document defines and describes the 2019 BattleBots Tournament terminology, activities and procedures.

Download here

Version 2019.0
Last updated 2/14/19