Rage Against
the Machines

Beginning Feb. 3, fans and newcomers alike can experience the intense action and drama that unfold when robots fight to the death in the new, exclusive-to-Vegas show, BattleBots: Destruct-A-Thon.

You may have seen them on TV, but you “ain’t seen nothing yet” until you catch them live on the Las
Vegas Strip! Based on the hit combat-competition television series, which has aired on the Discovery Channel since 2018, “BattleBots” features intensely fierce robot brawls that end in annihilation.

The opening of the quick-paced, 80-minute Vegas production follows on the heels of the successful, sold-out “BattleBots World Championship VII” filming, which was held here in late October and began airing this past month.

The daily robot rumbles get underway inside the BattleBots Arena at Caesars Entertainment Studios—the latest, most advanced large-scale production facility inVegas designed for full-scale television, movie and eSports productions.

“We know this live show will bean enormous hit. It will feature the most famous fighting robots on the planet, and they’ll be fighting to the death every night,” said Trey Roski, chief executive officer of BattleBots, in a recent statement to the press.

“It’s going to be the most violent show in Las Vegas where nobody ever gets hurt. The robot apocalypse starts soon!”

Fans have a chance to see their favorite fighting machines—Kraken, HyperShock, Mammoth and Witch Doctor—as well as new ones built by existing robot combat teams solely for the live show.

They’ll seek and destroy in fierce combat along with fights between rookie teams hoping towin their way into the next BattleBots World Championship in Vegas later this year.

“This is not a preplanned, rehearsed event,” explained BattleBots co-founder Greg Munson. “All the fights will be real, and no one, not even the drivers, will know what’s going to happen each night. It will be full of shocks, surprises and carnage.”

So prepare to engage in battle, Vegas—it’s time to experience some explosive metal madness!

—Carla J. Zvosec

4165 Koval Lane (behind Horseshoe), 6 p.m. Thu.-Fri., 3 p.m. & 6 p.m. Sat., and noon on Sun., $52+, those younger than 16 must be accompanied by an adult; battlebots.com