Applications for the season were first released on December20, 2014. The application was done online. It consisted of general information about the applicants. the blog is RRNFreeAgents and the tag is #RRNFreeAgents.
Prior to each challenge, the host will announce to each contestant as to whether a challenge will be declared as either an individual, pair, or team challenge. For pair and team challenges, draws names from random.org that will be designated as captains. For team challenges, the captains will select players that will be split evenly.
After each challenge, the winning teams/pairs/players are not only safe from elimination, but will also choose two players to compete in the elimination round. If a challenge is played in a team or pair format, each member of the winning pair/team is safe from elimination. The remaining players will participate in an elimination vote called "The Draw," in which each player will either flip over a "kill card," which has a skeleton symbol, or a blank card. If a player flips over a blank card, that player saves themselves from participating in the elimination, however, if a player flips over the "kill card," that player will face the player that was previously voted by the winning team/pair/individual in the elimination. The winning players of each pair return to the game.
At the end of the season, six players will compete in the final challenge.
Out on a Ledge: Played in two teams of 14 players, each team participates in a multi-stage race to the finish line. The teams are then split up into three teams — two of four players and one of six players. The three teams are positioned at three different locations.
In Phase 1, the two six-player teams raced against each other on some treacherous rooftops. They fought to see how long each person could last running on the rooftops. Then the twelve players were ranked, the person who ran the furthest getting 12 points, the person who ran the least getting 1 point. Those points would be added to the other two phase's points to decided the winning team.
In Phase 2, the first set of 4-player teams raced to complete a difficult puzzle of the seasons logo. Then the eight players were ranked, the person who completed the puzzle the fastest getting 8 points, the person who completed the puzzle the slowest getting 1 point. Those points would be added to the other two phase's points to decided the winning team.
In Phase 3, players from the remaining four-player teams have to race along a tightrope suspended 450 feet above ground level, one player at a time. Then the eight players were ranked, the person who completed the puzzle the fastest getting 8 points, the person who completed the puzzle the slowest getting 1 point. Those points would be added to the other two phase's points to decided the winning team.
Winners: Team Jen (Adam, Casey, Dane, Elliott, Grace, JaeMin, Jen, Jess, Laura, Katie, Nathan, Nic, Owen & Ryan)
Space Key Is Hell: Played in 13 pairs of two, each pair participated in a flash game. Each pair had to use only the space bar to get their block as far into the game as possible while avoiding obstacles. The bottom three teams are eligible for the draw and the winning pair would vote based on the nine other pairs.
Winners: Laura & Ryan
Rock Hold: Played in 6 teams of 4, each team had to select one person to play the flash game. The other three players were given 10 rocks each. Each rock was worth -1 point. They would distribute their rocks to the other teams to make the challenge harder for them. After the flash game players submitted their scores, the points deducted by the rocks of the other teams would be tallied. The team with the highest amount of points remaining would win.
Winners: Team JaeMin (JaeMin, Jessy, Laura & Mario)
Match Up: Played in 2 teams of 11, each player was randomly paired off with a player from the other team. All 22 players played the same flash game, and the person from each pair to score the highest would earn a point for their team. The team with the most amount of points would win the challenge.
Winners: Team Katie (Adam, Casey, Dom, Grace, Jen, Katie, Laura, Nathan, Nic, Ryan & Seth)
Know It All: Played in 2 teams of 10, the teams were asked trivia about the MTV television show, The Challenge. Questions would randomly be asked in the game's main Skype chat. The first person to answer the question correctly would knock themselves out of the competition, no longer allowed to answer questions. The first time to have all of their players knocked out/most players knocked out by the end of the challenge would win.
Winners: Team Kevin (Adam, Dane, Grace, Jack, Jessy, Kevin, Laura, Nathan, Nic & Owen)
Ranking It Up: Played as individuals, the players will submit a list with the people in order that you want them to win immunity. Once all the entries are in, we will then take those lists and see who had the most number ones. That person will start the "picking". We will take the list of that person, and whoever is highest on their list will be "picked" next. Then that person will be picked and so on and so forth. The last person picked will be eliminated from the challenge. The person who is second to last will start the next round, and we will go until there is one contestant left. (1)
Blocking Out: Played as individuals, the players are placed on a checkerboard. They then send in 60 moves (right, left, up, down, stay) for them to make on the board. If two players move into each other on the same turn they are both eliminated, if one player moves into a player that stayed, the player that stayed is eliminated. Every 20 rounds the board is shown and the remaining players send in 20 more moves. This continues until there is only one player left on the board. In the event that there are two people left on the board at the end of one turn, there will be a tie-breaker question.
Climb Me: Each player must earn as many points as possible in the Rock Climbing flash game. The team with the highest number of combined points wins the challenge
Winners: Team Nic (Adam, Casey, Josh, Kevin, Laura, Nic & Troy)
Spank the Monkey: Each pair must earn as many points as possible in the flash game. The team with the highest number of combined points wins the challenge.
Winners: Laura & Seth, Elliott & Nic
Spank the Monkey: Each pair must earn as many points as possible in the flash game. The team with the highest number of combined points wins the challenge
Winners: Jessy & Seth
Where In The World: Each player must earn as many points as possible by guessing where exactly they were placed on a map. The player with the most points wins the challenge.
Put It Together: Each player is given a very difficult puzzle to complete. This puzzle is 300 pieces and is the logo with a colorful background. The person to complete the puzzle with the fastest time will win the Elimination.
Played by: Mario vs. David, Seth vs. Laure, Mario vs. Elliott, Dustin vs. JaeMin, Elliott vs. Troy, Nic vs. Kevin
Mavrick Bird: Each player is given a link to the psychotic, crazy, annoying, and difficult game, Mavrick Bird. The person to have the highest score will win the Elimination.
Played by: Grace vs. Lindsay
Cyroad: Each player is given a link to the Cyroad game. The person to have the highest score will in Elimination.
Played by: Laura vs. Owen, Ryan vs. Jen, Jessy vs. Jack, Dane vs. Ryan, Dustin vs. Elliott, Dane vs. Grace
Hold The Button: This is an endurance challenge. Each player will be asked to hold down their button for as long as they can. The player to have the highest recorded time will win the Elimination.
Played by: Adam vs. Emma, Daniel vs. Nathan, Dom vs. Dustin, Kevin vs. Adam, Nathan vs. Casey, Grace vs. Seth
Milk The Cow: his is a new challenge! Each player has to milk the cows and fill the bucket as quickly as possible!
Played by: Nic vs. Seth & Jessy vs. Josh
The first part of this challenge will be the ever so beloved Dual Challenge: Mavrick Bird! Yes, this torturous game will be the first of many terrible things that stand in your way of winning. Each person will try and get the best score possible and submit it. The scores will then be combined by pairs and your points will be determined by your placement. 1.
The second part of this challenge will be the ever so beloved Dual Challenge: Hold the Button! Each person will try and get the best score possible and submit it. The scores will then be combined by pairs and your points will be determined by your placement.
The third part of this challenge will be the ever so beloved Dual Challenge: Put It Together! Each person will try and complete the puzzle with the fastest time and submit it. The times will then be combined by pairs and your points will be determined by your placement.
The fourth part of this challenge will be a Sporcle quiz on The Challenge (Real World/Road Rules) Trivia! Each person will try and complete the quiz with the fastest time/or greatest score and submit it. We will go based on your points earned, if there is a tie then we will go off the faster time.
The fifth and final part of this challenge will be the final Arena challenge, Cyroad! Each person will try greatest score and submit it. We will go based on your points earned, if there is a tie then we will go off who submitted first.