|Location||Hermanus, South Africa|
|Season Run||July 10 – December 4, 2018|
|No. of Episodes||22 (including two-part reunion)|
|Winners|| Ashley Mitchell|
|Next||War of the Worlds|
First, Dirty 30 sparked the chaos, then Vendettas burned everything to the ground, now Final Reckoning will mold the ashes into a new Challenge. This is it. The third chapter to end the epic trilogy saga that pushes our competitors to face the consequences of their actions. All of their recent betrayals, backstabs and wrongdoings will come to head and they must find a way to work together with their biggest vendetta of all! Will they be able to put aside their issues and settle their scores to take home the crown and win $1 MILLION?
Each team will participate in numerous challenges followed by an elimination round known as "Armageddon". The winners of the challenge will be safe from elimination. One team will be voted into elimination via secret ballot. The challenge winners will receive the Power Vote which will give them two votes. The selected team will be revealed in Armageddon. The votes for that team will also be revealed. The selected team will then choose out of those teams who they would want to go against. The two teams will then compete in the elimination round. The winners stay in the game, while the losers are eliminated.
Prize money is split as follows:
- Winners: $1,000,000 ($500,000 each)
- Winners Take All: For the first time in a pairs season, only the winners of the Final Challenge will be awarded money.
- Share or Steal: The best player out of the winning pair will choose whether or not they will share the prize with their partner.
- Redemption House: Similar to XXX: Dirty 30, eliminated teams are able to compete for a chance to re-enter the game.
- The Double Cross: Similar to XXX: Dirty 30, the Double Cross returns in the Redemption House. The team who pull the Double Cross will choose one team to compete against in the Apocalypse. The other teams will be eliminated.
- Mercenaries: During eliminations, two teams of Mercenaries, Ashley & Hunter and Cory & Devin, will be brought in to compete for a chance to take another team's spot in the game.
- Purge Challenges: In some challenges, the last-place teams will be automatically eliminated from the game.
|Episode||Challenge Winner||Armageddon teams||Armageddon game||Armageddon outcome|
|#||Challenge||Voted In||Called Out||Winner||Loser|
|1*||Opening Challenge||Amanda & Zach||N/A||Britni & Chuck|
|Jemmye & Jenna|
|Da'Vonne & Jozea|
|2/3||Wreck Yourself||Brad & Kyle||Natalie & Paulie||Kam & Kayleigh||Think Outside the Box||Kam & Kayleigh||Natalie & Paulie|
|5||Shark Bait||Brad & Kyle||N/A||CT & Veronica|
|6/7||Off the Rails||Amanda & Zach||Derrick & Tori||Joss & Sylvia||Ramp It Up||Joss & Sylvia||Derrick & Tori|
|7/8*||Dig Deep||Kam & Kayleigh||Angela & Faith||N/A||No Slack||Ashley & Hunter||Angela & Faith|
|8/9||Don't Push Me Around||Amanda & Zach||Da'Vonne & Jozea*||Kam & Kayleigh*||Think Tank||Kam & Kayleigh||Da'Vonne & Jozea|
|10/11||Dunking for Dinner||Ashley & Hunter||N/A||Kam & Kayleigh|
|11/12||Sky Bridge||Bananas & Tony||Nelson & Shane*||Brad & Kyle*||Tread Lightly||Nelson & Shane||Brad & Kyle|
|12/13||Caged In||Amanda & Zach||N/A||Amanda & Zach*||Shake It Off||Cory & Devin||Amanda & Zach|
|Da'Vonne & Jozea||Da'Vonne & Jozea|
|14/15||What Goes Up Must Come Down||Bananas & Tony||Cara Maria & Marie||Nelson & Shane||Meet Me Halfway||Nelson & Shane||Cara Maria & Marie|
|16/17*||Hit List||Natalie & Paulie||Bananas & Tony||Joss & Sylvia||Don't Trip Me Up||Joss & Sylvia||Bananas & Tony|
|17||Heads Will Roll||Natalie & Paulie||N/A||Nelson & Shane|
|18||Rolling Thunder||Joss & Sylvia||Kam & Kayleigh|
|19||Painfully Wrong||Joss & Slyvia||Bananas & Tony||Natalie & Paulie||Milk and Cookies||Natalie & Paulie||Bananas & Tony|
|20||Final Challenge||Ashley & Hunter||Second place: Joss & Sylvia, Third place: Natalie & Paulie, Fourth Place: Cara Maria & Marie|
- In the Opening Challenge, the last two teams were automatically eliminated, and a third team was chosen to be eliminated by the challenge winners.
- Bananas’ original partner was not present at the challenge. Therefore, he was exempt from being eliminated by the challenge winners and he would wait for his replacement partner at the next challenge.
- Kailah and Melissa had gotten into a physical altercation and were disqualified from the competition in Episode 1. As a result, Kam & Kayleigh became a team.
- Ashley & Hunter appeared in the Armageddon in Episode 7 as Mercenaries to compete against Angela & Faith for their spot in the game.
- In Episode 9, the Reckoning Vote was tied between Joss & Sylvia, Da'Vonne & Jozea, and Kam & Kayleigh. The winners Amanda & Zach got to choose between the teams and they chose Da'Vonne & Jozea.
- Because only Amanda & Zach voted for Da'Vonne & Jozea, every team was eligible to be called out.
- In Episode 12, the Reckoning Vote was tied between Amanda & Zach, Da'Vonne & Jozea, and Nelson & Shane. The winners Bananas & Tony got to choose between the teams and they chose Nelson & Shane.
- Because only Bananas & Tony voted for Nelson & Shane, every team was eligible to be called out.
- In Episode 13, Amanda & Zach were unable to break a tie between Ashley & Hunter and Bananas & Tony, so they were sent into the elimination.
- Cory & Devin appeared in the Armageddon in Episode 13 as Mercenaries to compete against Amanda & Zach and Da'Vonne & Jozea for their spot in the game. In order for them to enter the game, Cory & Devin had to win against both teams.
- Prior to the "Hit List" challenge, Cory was disqualified after physically attacking Tony. Devin was sent home as well, due to being his partner.
|Ashley & Hunter||N/A||ELIM||SAFE||WIN||SAFE||SAFE||SAFE||SAFE||SAFE||SAFE||SAFE||WINNERS|
|Joss & Sylvia||SAFE||SAFE||SAFE||ELIM||SAFE||SAFE||SAFE||SAFE||SAFE||SAFE||ELIM||SAFE||WIN||WIN||SECOND|
|Natalie & Paulie||SAFE||OUT||WIN||WIN||SAFE||ELIM||THIRD|
|Cara Maria & Marie||SAFE||SAFE||SAFE||SAFE||SAFE||SAFE||SAFE||SAFE||SAFE||OUT||SAFE||SAFE||SAFE||SAFE||FOURTH|
|Bananas & Tony||N/A||SAFE||SAFE||SAFE||SAFE||SAFE||SAFE||WIN||SAFE||WIN||OUT||SAFE||OUT|
|Kam & Kayleigh||N/A||ELIM||SAFE||SAFE||WIN||ELIM||OUT||OUT|
|Nelson & Shane||SAFE||SAFE||SAFE||SAFE||SAFE||SAFE||SAFE||ELIM||SAFE||ELIM||SAFE||OUT|
|Cory & Devin||N/A||ELIM||SAFE||DQ|
|Da'Vonne & Jozea||OUT||SAFE||SAFE||SAFE||OUT||SAFE||SAFE||OUT|
|Amanda & Zach||WIN||SAFE||SAFE||WIN||SAFE||WIN||SAFE||SAFE||OUT|
|Brad & Kyle||SAFE||WIN||WIN||SAFE||SAFE||SAFE||SAFE||OUT|
|Angela & Faith||SAFE||SAFE||SAFE||SAFE||OUT|
|Derrick & Tori||SAFE||SAFE||SAFE||OUT|
|CT & Veronica||SAFE||SAFE||OUT|
|Kailah & ||DQ|
|Britni & Chuck||OUT|
|Jemmye & Jenna||OUT|
- The team won the Final Challenge.
- The team lost the Final Challenge.
- The team won the Challenge.
- The team won the Purge Challenge and earned an advantage for the next challenge.
- The team was not selected for Armageddon.
- The team was revealed to be one of the Armageddon votes but were not chosen to compete.
- The team won in Armageddon.
- The Mercenaries won Armageddon and entered the game.
- The team lost Armageddon and was eliminated.
- The team won the challenge, but could not decide their vote and was automatically sent to Armageddon, and lost.
- The team was eliminated at the Challenge.
- The team was removed from the competition due to injury or illness.
- The team was disqualified from the competition.
|Bananas & Tony||RETURN|
|Kam & Kayleigh||LOSE||RETURN|
|Brad & Kyle||LOSE||OUT|
|Nelson & Shane||OUT|
|Cara Maria & Marie||RETURN|
|Natalie & Paulie||LOSE||LOSE||RETURN|
|Da'Vonne & Jozea||RETURN||RETURN||OUT|
|Amanda & Zach||OUT|
|Angela & Faith||OUT|
|Derrick & Tori||OUT|
|CT & Veronica||OUT|
|Britni & Chuck||OUT|
|Jemmye & Jenna||OUT|
- The team won the Apocalypse and returned to the game.
- The team lost the Apocalypse and remained in Redemption.
- The team lost the Apocalypse and was eliminated.
- The team was not chosen to compete and were eliminated.
- The team was disqualified from the competition due to injury.
Notes: After sustaining an injury during the "Shake Off" elimination, Zach was deemed unable to remain in the competition. Therefore, Amanda & Zach was disqualified.
|Episode||Air date||Viewers (in millions)|
|1||"Six Feet Under"||July 10, 2018||0.84|
|2||"The Young and the Wreckless"||July 17, 2018||0.82|
|3||"Crazy Ex-Girlfriend"||July 24, 2018||0.85|
|4||"The Affair"||July 31, 2018||0.73|
|5||"Breaking Brad"||August 7, 2018||0.65|
|6||"A Series of Unfortunate Events"||August 14, 2018||0.75|
|7||"Big Little Lies"||August 21, 2018||0.84|
|8||"Shaneless"||August 28, 2018||0.75|
|9||"Bro-ing Pains"||September 4, 2018||0.76|
|10||"Redemption House of Cards"||September 11, 2018||0.72|
|11||"You're the Worst"||September 18, 2018||0.81|
|12||"Unhappy Days"||September 25, 2018||0.71|
|13||"The People vs. Johnny Bananas"||October 2, 2018||0.63|
|14||"Lavender is the New Black"||October 9, 2018||0.75|
|15||"Wheel of Fortune"||October 16, 2018||0.62|
|16||"The Leftovers"||October 23, 2018||0.76|
|17||"Scandal"||October 30, 2018||0.79|
|18||"It's Always Sunny in South Africa"||November 6, 2018||0.67|
|19||"The Walking Dead"||November 13, 2018||0.83|
|20||"Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?"||November 20, 2018||0.74|
- Final Reckoning is the first season of The Challenge to feature cast members from Oxygen's Bad Girls Club and Bravo's Vanderpump Rules.
|The Challenge Seasons|
Road Rules: All Stars • Real World/Road Rules Challenge • Challenge 2000 • Extreme Challenge • Battle of the Seasons (2002) • Battle of the Sexes • The Gauntlet • The Inferno • Battle of the Sexes 2 • The Inferno II • The Gauntlet 2 • Fresh Meat • The Duel • The Inferno 3 • The Gauntlet III • The Island • The Duel II • The Ruins • Fresh Meat II • Cutthroat • Rivals • Battle of the Exes • Battle of the Seasons (2012) • Rivals II • Free Agents • Battle of the Exes II • Battle of the Bloodlines • Rivals III • Invasion of the Champions • XXX: Dirty 30 • Vendettas • Final Reckoning • War of the Worlds • War of the Worlds 2 • Total Madness