The game for this year is called Stronghold and has the theme of medieval times with elements of that period being exhibited in the game through things like castles and banners to represent the teams. The core elements of the game come in the form of weakening and disabling defenses as to surpass them. Then there are foam balls that are representing boulders to be launched at the towers at each side of the arena with the goal of weakening it as well, to a point of it being able to be stormed which is achieved by scaling the tower. As always with FIRST competitions, the game will be played cooperatively with alliances starting from each side of the field. Teams can also defend their towers or plant spy robots at the other ends of the field. Boulders can be reloaded and replenished by team mates who roll the boulders into the field as similar to the game element of the noodles of Recycling Rush. There will also be an autonomous period as to exhibit the robots programing and sufficiency in traversing the course.