|Location|| Gibraltar, United Kingdom|
|Season Run||January 2, 2018|
Full cast excluding Tony
XXX: Dirty 30
Vendettas is the thirty-first season of The Challenge. Filming began in September 2017.
Twenty-eight players including stars from MTV UK’s Ex on the Beach and Geordie Shore along with contestants from Big Brother will join The Challenge fan favorites as they travel to Spain to pursue their personal vendettas against one another. And this season, for the very first time, every player is out solely for themselves not their team. Only one winner will come out on top, competing to win the final prize that has the potential to exceed $500,000.
Each player will play in multiple challenges followed by elimination rounds known as "The Ring". The eliminations will alternate between male, female, or both gender elimination weeks. The winning players of each challenge will split $25,000 to their personal bank account. The overall top three players will be known as "The Troika" and will be safe from elimination. The last-place player of the designated gender will head straight to the Ring. The Troika will nominate three players as possible opponents to the last-place player. These players will be known as "The Inquisition".
In the Ring, the Troika will decide who from the Inquisition will compete in the elimination. The winner(s) of the elimination round will stay in the game, and earn a "grenade". Grenades are punishments that can be granted to any player by the elimination winner. The loser of the elimination round will go home, and their bank total will be added to the final challenge total.
|Episode||Winners||The Troika||Gender||Ring players||Ring Game||Ring outcome|
|1||Get Off the Rock||Joss||N/A||Nicole R.|
|2/3*||Who's Got Balls?||Britni||Bananas, Kyle, Brad||Male||Nelson||Cory||Balls of Fire||Nelson||Cory|
|3/4||#Vendettas||Devin||Devin, Natalie, Bananas||Female||Melissa*|
- Eddie was disqualified from the game prior to the "Who's Got Balls?" challenge. However, the disqualification was not addressed onscreen, and it was not revealed why he was removed from the game. During the airing of the episode, Cory revealed via Twitter that Alicia allegedly had a restraining order against him, and he had to be removed by production.
- Prior to the “#Vendettas” challenge, Melissa suffered an injury in the house that cut her foot. Because the challenge was played over water, Melissa was medically forced to forfeit and she was automatically sent to the Ring.
- The contestant won the final challenge.
- The contestant did not win the final challenge.
- The contestant won the challenge and was part of the Troika.
- The contestant placed in the Top 3 in the challenge and was part of the Troika.
- The contestant won the challenge but was not part of the Troika.
- The contestant was not selected for the elimination round.
- The contestant was nominated by the Troika for the Inquisition but not selected for the elimination round.
- The contestant won the Ring.
- The contestant won against the “Heavy Hitter” in the Ring.
- The contestant lost the Ring and was eliminated.
- The contestant lost the Ring against the “Heavy Hitter” and was eliminated.
- The contestant was eliminated at the challenge.
- The contestant was removed from the competition due to injury/illness.
- The contestant was disqualified but it was not discussed on the show.
- The contestant withdrew from the competition.
Grenades are punishments that the elimination winner can put upon any player of their choice.
|Balls of Fire||Nelson||Cash|
(Take $5,000 from any player’s bank.)
|Episode||Air date||Viewers (in millions)|
|1||"When Worlds Collide"||January 2, 2018||0.89|
|2||"The Power of Three"||January 9, 2018||0.87|
|3||"#Banatalie"||January 16, 2018||1.02|
|4||"Pizzagate"||January 23, 2018||TBA|