This Year’s Game:
Rapid React is a transportation themed game, specifically air transport, in which the robots work to score cargo in the lower and upper hub to prepare an airliner for it’s flight. Teams gain points by scoring cargo into either the upper or lower hub. Near the end of the match, robots must climb in their team’s hanger to score extra points
During the 15 second autonomous period, robots follow pre-programmed instructions and try to gain points by moving outside the tarmac line and by scoring cargo in the lower and upper hub. During the autonomous period the human player can even attempt to score cargo in the upper hub with a skillful throw! Throughout the rest of the match, alliances continue to score points by shooting more cargo in the lower and upper hub and climbing in their respective hangers.
Ranking points are earned during qualification matches in multiple ways. One was to gain a ranking point is by scoring at least 20 total cargo between both hubs. Another way to gain a ranking point is to earn at least 16 points in the hanger. And as always, a win is worth 1 ranking point. Alliances can win up to three ranking points per match and doing so will move a team up the rankings quickly.
The details of the 2022 game were fully disclosed on January 8, 2022. Watch the full game reveal broadcast here:
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This page contains frequently updated links to various resources about the game.
You may also find the field tour videos in the Useful Links section on our website as well.
Watch Rapid React Live Online
Many Rapid React Regional and District competitions are webcast as they happen each week from February 26 through April 8. The competitions are usually shown on Friday and Saturday, although some 2-day competitions are Thursday and Friday. A list of all competitions can be found here.
The Championships are broadcasted, as well, on April 20th to April 23rd.
Many competitions that are not listed on the above broadcasts are independently provided. The Blue Alliance GameDay aggregates all the video feeds that they know about in a convenient multi-panel system that lets you watch several at once. This is our preferred way to watch!