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Season 1

  • S01E01 The Battle Begins: Qualifiers (1)

    • June 21, 2015
    • ABC (US)

    On the first night, 8 teams converge in an arena of minefield and hazards for the ultimate shot at glory during the Qualifiers round. Each match consists of a single 3-minute bout to try to completely destroy or disable the opponent.

  • S01E02 Crunch Time: Qualifiers (2)

    • June 28, 2015
    • ABC (US)

    The remaining teams face off during the 2nd Qualifiers. In addition to the 8 battles, 4 wild card teams will be selected to round out the championship round of 16.

  • S01E03 Full Metal Bracket: Round of 16 (1)

    • July 5, 2015
    • ABC (US)

    The championship round of 16 begins with eight teams battling to move on and avoid elimination.

  • S01E04 Last Chance to Advance: Round of 16 (2)

    • July 12, 2015
    • ABC (US)

    The championship round of 16 concludes with the eight remaining teams battling to move on to the Quarterfinals. Lock-Jaw v Overhaul Bronco v Witch Doctor

  • S01E05 The Great 8: Quarterfinals

    • July 19, 2015
    • ABC (US)

    Eight teams compete in the quarterfinals to determine who moves on to the Semifinals.

  • S01E06 One Bot Rules Them All: The Championship

    • July 26, 2015
    • ABC (US)

    Four teams compete in the Semifinals and then the two victors face off in the Championship Final.

Season 2

  • SPECIAL 0x1 The Gears Awaken

    • May 10, 2016
    • Discovery

    Twelve robots fight it out in a series of rumble matches for the final four spots in the field of forty-eight.

  • S02E01 Robots Activate: The Qualifying Round Begins

    • June 23, 2016
    • Discovery

    The first round of next-generation robots go head-to-head as 32 teams (out of 48) converge in an arena full of hazards for the chance to advance out of the qualifying round in pursuit of the championship. Judging the matches are former “BattleBots” competitor and special effects artist Fon Davis, the face of “Nerdist,” Jessica Chobot, and special guest judge Adam Savage (“MythBusters”).

  • SPECIAL 0x7 Robots Activate: The Qualifying Round Begins, Part 2

    • Discovery

  • S02E02 There Will Be Bot Blood: The Qualifying Round Concludes

    • June 30, 2016
    • Discovery

    The first round of next-generation robots go head to head, as the remaining 16 teams (out of 48) converge in an arena full of hazards for the chance to advance out of the qualifying round in pursuit of the championship. Guest judge: Adam Savage.

  • S02E03 We're Gonna Need a Bigger Bracket: The Round of 32, Part 1

    • July 7, 2016
    • Discovery

    The next-generation robots continue to go head to head as the first of the 32 remaining teams battle on in pursuit of the championship. This round consists of 24 teams that won their qualifying bout, plus 8 wild-card teams picked by the judges. The special guest judge is NFL tight end and Super Bowl 50 champion, Vernon Davis.

  • S02E04 Shake, Battle, and Roll: The Round of 32, Part 2

    • July 21, 2016
    • Discovery

    The next-generation robots continue to go head to head as more of the 32 remaining teams battle on in pursuit of the championship. This round consists of 24 teams that won their qualifying bout, plus 8 wild-card teams picked by the judges. Guest judge: Vernon Davis.

  • S02E05 The Good, the Bot, and the Ugly: The Round of 32 Concludes

    • July 28, 2016
    • Discovery

    The next-generation robots continue to go head to head as the last of the 32 remaining teams battle on in pursuit of the championship. This round consists of 24 teams that won their qualifying bout, plus 8 wild-card teams picked by the judges. Guest judge: Vernon Davis.

  • S02E06 Not So Sweet 16: The Round of 16 Part 1

    • August 4, 2016
    • Discovery

    The first 8 of the remaining 16 teams battle on in pursuit of the championship. YouTube persona Michael Stevens (Vsauce) serves as guest judge.

  • S02E07 Rise of the Machines: The Round of 16 Part 2

    • August 25, 2016
    • Discovery

    The last 8 of the remaining 16 teams battle on in pursuit of the championship. YouTube persona Michael Stevens (Vsauce) serves as guest judge.

  • S02E08 Gr8 Expectations: The Quarterfinals

    • September 1, 2016
    • Discovery

    The top 8 teams battle in 4 quarterfinal matches to narrow the field down to the top 4.

  • S02E09 One Shining Bot: The Championship

    • September 1, 2016
    • Discovery

    On the night of champions, 2 semifinal matches start things off, followed by a 3-team rumble, and then the championship fight. Who will win the Giant Nut?

Season 3

  • S03E01 It's Robot Fighting Time!

    • May 11, 2018
    • Discovery

    The epic robot-fighting series BattleBots is making its triumphant return with all-new episodes on Discovery Channel and Science Channel. BattleBots features the biggest, baddest, strongest, and fastest next-generation robots from all over the world as they duke it out for supremacy in the rapidly exploding world of Robot Combat Sports. Fight card: Blacksmith vs. Bite Force, Mecha Rampage vs. Duck! vs. Free Shipping, SubZero vs. Huge, Bombshell vs. Lock-Jaw. Main event: Tombstone vs. Minotaur.

  • S03E02 Are You Yeti to Rumble?

    • May 18, 2018
    • Discovery

    Fan favorites Yeti and Witch Doctor face off in a world-class fight as top competitors battle to earn their spot in the postseason tournament. Fight card: Icewave vs. Vanquish, Rotator vs. Petunia, Brutus vs. Red Devil, Captain Shrederator vs. End Game. Main event: Witch Doctor vs. Yeti.

  • S03E03 Everyone Wants to be the Hotshot

    • May 25, 2018
    • Discovery

    Legends Hypershock and Biteforce face off in an epic showdown, while up-and-comers try to prove they have what it takes to be crowned 2018 BattleBots World Champion. Fight card: Overhaul vs. SawBlaze, Whiplash vs. Hypothermia, The Four Horsemen vs. Double Jeopardy vs. Gamma 9, War Hawk vs. Axe Backwards. Main event: Hypershock vs. Bite Force.

  • S03E04 There's No Tapping Out in BattleBots!

    • June 1, 2018
    • Discovery

    Reigning champion Tombstone takes on the legendary Gigabyte as the battles heat up to take home the renowned BattleBots trophy. Fight card: Red Devil vs. Monsoon, Lucky vs. Skorpios, Tantrum vs. Battle Royale w/ Cheese, End Game vs. Lock-Jaw. Main event: Gigabyte vs. Tombstone.

  • S03E05 Just Keep Spinning

    • June 8, 2018
    • Discovery

    A brutal match-up between Icewave and Yeti ignites the Battlebox, while the best bots in the world flex their gears. Fight card: Huge vs. Free Shipping, Minotaur vs. Hypothermia, Blacksmith vs. The Four Horsemen, SOW vs. Brutus. Main event: Icewave vs. Yeti.

  • S03E06 It's a Flippin' Robot Party!

    • June 15, 2018
    • Discovery

    World-class robots Bronco and Bombshell go head-to-head as the elite group of robots compete for the title of 2018 BattleBots World Champion. Fight card: SawBlaze vs. Reality, Petunia vs. Monsoon, Captain Shrederator vs. SubZero, Warrior Dragon vs. Chomp. Main event: Bronco vs. Bombshell.

  • S03E07 It's Fork Lifting Time!

    • June 22, 2018
    • Discovery

    Rookie bot End Game and former BattleBots champ Bite Force duke it out in an action-packed night of battles. Fight card: Lucky vs. SOW, SawBlaze vs. Mohawk, Whiplash vs. Mecha Rampage, Chomp vs. Overhaul. Main event: Bite Force vs. End Game.

  • S03E08 I'm Here to Kick Some Bot

    • June 29, 2018
    • Discovery

    BattleBots royalty Bronco and Lock-Jaw fight to the death as the competition for 2018 BattleBots World Champion gets fierce. Fight card: Warrior Dragon vs. Rotator, Reality vs. Duck!, Hypershock vs. Battle Royale w/ Cheese, Witch Doctor vs. Blacksmith. Main event: Lock-Jaw vs. Bronco.

  • S03E09 Ice, Ice, Baby

    • July 6, 2018
    • Discovery

    BattleBots elite Icewave and Skorpios square off in an epic throwdown, and the rest of the bots battle to secure their spots in the Sweet 16. Fight card: Chomp vs. Huge, Brutus vs. War Hawk, Captain Shrederator vs. Petunia, Yeti vs. Bombshell. Main event: Skorpios vs. Icewave.

  • S03E10 A Smashing Good Time

    • July 13, 2018
    • Discovery

    Undefeated bots Bronco and Duck! duke it out in the battlebox as the race to become BattleBots World Champion heats up.

  • S03E11 The Desperado Tournament

    • August 3, 2018
    • Discovery

    As part two of the season commences, some bots are already on the brink of elimination, including several fan favorites. In order to give them a last chance at qualifying for the championship, BattleBots is staging its first ever ‘Desperado’ Tournament, where 8 teams will be given the chance to win one guaranteed place in the final 16 qualifiers. It’s a fight to the death, and only one robot can win.

  • S03E12 This Is Battlebots!

    • August 10, 2018
    • Discovery

    Reigning BattleBots champion Tombstone and newcomer Whiplash fight to the finish as an advanced group of bots go head-to-head in the BattleBox.

  • S03E13 The Rematch

    • August 17, 2018
    • Discovery

    Minotaur continues its quest for the BattleBots title in an epic fight with Blacksmith, a rematch two years in the making.

  • S03E14 It's Going to be a Flippin' Blast!

    • August 24, 2018
    • Discovery

    Undefeated bots Bronco and Sawblaze battle to the death to preserve their perfect records in a night of epic clashes.

  • S03E15 USA vs the World

    • August 31, 2018
    • Discovery

    In a special tournament, Battlebots Team USA takes on bots from around the world in an international showdown of combat robotics.

  • S03E16 A Bull In A Bot Shop

    • September 7, 2018
    • Discovery

    Minotaur goes head-to-head with Subzero in an ultimate smackdown as the two bots try and secure their spots in the World Championship.

  • S03E17 Last Chance Rumble

    • September 14, 2018
    • Discovery

    Brutus, Warhawk, and End Game fight for a guaranteed spot, as the last round of bots put everything on the line to make it into the Sweet 16 round.

  • S03E18 The Tournament Quarter Finals (I)

    • September 21, 2018
    • Discovery

    This episode brings you all the action from the left side of the Bracket down to the Quarter Finals!

  • S03E19 The Tournament Quarter Finals (II)

    • September 28, 2018
    • Discovery

    This episode brings you all the action from the right side of the Bracket down to the Quarter Finals!

  • S03E20 2018 World Championship Semi-Finals & Finals

    • October 5, 2018
    • Discovery

    The 2018 season of BattleBots concludes with the World Championship Semi-Finals, Finals and awarding of the Giant Nut!

Season 4

  • S04E01 That's What You Call A KO!

    • June 7, 2019
    • Discovery

    The season of BattleBots kicks off with 67 epic bots as they face off to become the 2019 BattleBots World Champion.

  • S04E02 You Mess With the Bull, You Get the Drum

    • June 14, 2019
    • Discovery

    BattleBots 2018 finalist Minotaur goes head-to-head with Whiplash as a new group of 14 new bots make their debut in the 2019 competition.

  • S04E03 Don't Flip Out!

    • June 21, 2019
    • Discovery

    BattleBots Champion Bite Force squares off against famed bot Yeti, while another legendary builder returns to the competition with a brand-new epic bot.

  • S04E04 A Duck Only A Mother Could Love

    • June 28, 2019
    • Discovery

    Elite bots Tombstone and Sawblaze go to war in the BattleBox, as the competition heats up to become the 2019 BattleBots champion.

  • S04E05 A Family Affair

    • July 5, 2019
    • Discovery

    The stakes get higher when teams on the brink start to feel the heat, and as the clash continues, undefeated bots Son of Whyachi and the Ewerts look to continue their reign of terror.

  • S04E06 Buckers And Brawlers

    • July 12, 2019
    • Discovery

    Competition gets fierce as the teams set their sights on making it into the top 16, and when defending champ Bite Force takes on legendary flipper Bronco, top teams are pushed to the brink.

  • S04E07 The Most Destructive Robot

    • July 19, 2019
    • Discovery

    As the tournament heats up, the field of vicious robots gear up to guarantee their spot in the Top 16, and in the Main Event bout, Tombstone and Rotator look to settle a year-long feud once and for all.

  • S04E08 The Desperado Tournament

    • July 26, 2019
    • Discovery

    Eight bots on the brink go head-to-head in the last-chance Desperado tournament, and in one insane night, fighters on the edge of elimination take one final shot at redemption.

  • S04E09 Eyes on the Prize

    • August 9, 2019
    • Discovery

    Fast and strong homemade robots face off in battles until one is declared the champion.

  • S04E10 Flips, Fires, and Flinches

    • August 16, 2019
    • Discovery

    The competition heats up as the teams start to feel the pressure. Undefeated Hypershock looks to take down the reigning champ, Bite Force.

  • S04E11 Like a Bot to a Flame

    • August 23, 2019
    • Discovery

    As the Top 16 looms closer, a group of underdogs gives it their last shot, and in the Main Event, Rotator and undefeated Death Roll bring everything they have to the BattleBox.

  • S04E12 This Is Gonna Be Huge

    • August 30, 2019
    • Discovery

    The competition grows fierce with the World Championship Tournament approaching, and Huge looks to earn its first win of the season against the legendary Bronco.

  • S04E13 One Flipper To Rule Them All

    • September 6, 2019
    • Discovery

    The Bots have one last shot of redemption has they fight to earn their place in the Top 16, and Hydra and Bronco fight for the title of greatest flipper in the world.

  • S04E14 Live To Die Another Day

    • September 13, 2019
    • Discovery

    When a surprising twist blows the competition wide open, the world’s greatest bots redouble their efforts to win a spot in the knockout round.

  • S04E15 My Super Sweet 16

    • September 20, 2019
    • Discovery

    The 2019 BattleBots World Championship kicks off an epic Sweet 16 competition, as the deadliest bots across the globe battle it out for the ultimate prize.

  • S04E16 2019 BattleBots World Championship

    • September 27, 2019
    • Discovery

    After a dramatic season of robot warfare, eight of the greatest bots in the world face off to stake their claim in becoming the 2019 BattleBots World Champion and take home the Giant Nut.

Season 5

  • S05E01 Return of the Bots

    • December 3, 2020
    • Discovery

    Hard-hitting, steel-splitting combat returns as 60 teams converge for a tournament of all-out robotic carnage! Jack Barker from End Game finally gets the match he's been waiting for as he squares off with Ray Billings and his lethal bot Tombstone.

  • S05E02 Let the Big Bot Battle Begin

    • December 10, 2020
    • Discovery

    Mammoth and Hugh face off in an epic battle of the big bots.

  • S05E03 Stop! Hammer Time!

    • December 17, 2020
    • Discovery

    Legendary hammer-bot Beta returns to face off with Rotator, one of the deadliest horizontal spinners on the planet. Later, two rising stars attempt to stake their claim in the contest as Gruff pits its duel-flamethrowers against Hypershock.

  • S05E04 Blood, Sweat and Gears

    • December 24, 2020
    • Discovery

    Former Giant Nut winner Tombstone takes on rookie Slap Box and the part-frog, part-killer robot Ribbot takes on the feline-inspired MadCatter. Giant walker-bot Chomp makes its debut and End Game takes on Bloodsport in a messy main event.

  • S05E05 Sin City Slasher

    • January 7, 2021
    • Discovery

    Last season’s runner-up Witch Doctor faces Kraken. Vegas newcomer Jackpot rolls the dice against veteran Ghost Raptor and flipper Hydra has an enormous surprise in store for HUGE.

  • S05E06 Battle of the Undefeated

    • January 14, 2021
    • Discovery

    Sparks are flying at the midpoint of the season as Valkyrie and Rotator square off in a battle of hard-hitting horizontal spinners. Undefeated bots Malice and MadCatter duke it out and Uppercut takes on bad-bot Sawblaze in an explosive main event.

  • S05E07 Turning Up the Heat

    • January 21, 2021
    • Discovery

    Slick-driving Whiplash looks to get its championship aspirations back on track against Gruff's menacing flamethrowers. Underdog Rusty tries attempts to upset veteran Beta, and Hypershock locks horns with Mammoth in a gear-grinding showdown.

  • S05E08 Hit the Jackpot!

    • January 28, 2021
    • Discovery

    Desperate to avoid a winless season, Huge faces Kraken. Its veteran vs. rookie as Lock-Jaw fights Jackpot -- only one can go 3-0.

  • S05E09 Now or Never

    • February 4, 2021
    • Discovery

    Tonight every fight has Championship consequences. In the Main Event, Copperhead and Black Dragon battle for high seedings; all the rest are fighting for survival. A win means life; a loss and it's time to power down for good.

  • S05E10 Qualify! Or Wave Goodbye!

    • February 11, 2021
    • Discovery

    The World Championship qualifiers reach their climax, with Hydra facing Uppercut and Whiplash against Valkyrie in two ferocious final battles. Only then can the top 32 finalists finally be revealed. Who will be top seed and who will be out?

  • S05E11 Survive and Advance

    • February 18, 2021
    • Discovery

    The 2020 BattleBots World Championship kicks off with the Round of 32.

  • S05E12 We’re Beast Slayin’ Tonight!

    • February 25, 2021
    • Discovery

    The 2020 BattleBots World Championship continues with the second half of the Round of 32.

  • S05E13 Shock and Awe

    • March 4, 2021
    • Discovery

    It's the penultimate episode of the season. Just 16 bots remain -- and eight will die in the BattleBox tonight. For the victors, they'll be just two fights away from getting their hands on the most coveted trophy in robotic sports -- The Giant Nut.

  • S05E14 The World Championship Finals

    • March 11, 2021
    • Discovery

    The BattleBots World Championship Tournament reaches its climax as the remaining eight bots battle to hoist The Giant Nut. Who will be crowned champion of the world?

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