The Cataclysm: Malta is the tenth season of the fiction reality competition series The Cataclysm. Nine men and nine women compete in the ultimate test of strength, endurance, and intelligence in order to be the "last one standing" and claim the $2,000,000 prize.
This season takes place in the Maltese Islands of southern Europe.
Contestants Damien Dawson, Kristina Roman, and Aubrey Rush later returned to compete on The Cataclysm: Resurrection. JC Brennan later received a second chance on The Cataclysm: Visayas. Winner Jesse Garcia and Alexandra Booth returned to represent the season on The Cataclysm: Immortals - Champions Vs. Avengers. Rush and Brennan competed for a third time on The Cataclysm XXV. Heather Dennis made her long awaited return on The Ultimate Cataclysm.
- Exemption Challenge: The Cataclysm's immunity challenge. The winner(s) of this challenge is exempt from elimination.
- Ballot: The Cataclysm's elimination round. Those nominated to face the ballot risk being eliminated.
- Commander: Prior to an exemption challenge during the faction stage, each team must select a member to be the team captain. This player becomes the Commander for that challenge. The Commander of the winning faction gets to nominate three players from the opposite team to face the voting ballot.
- Faction Draft: For the first time in series history, players are assigned new teams during the game.
- Medallions: Multiple medallions are introduced in the game. In addition to the Resurrection medallion, three new medallions are available for the players to use. These include: the Ghost Medallion, which allows the holder to secretly steal another player's ballot vote, the Fire Medallion, which allows the holder to instantly nominate a player for the ballot, and the Chaos Medallion, which allows the holder to erase the ballot nominations and leave all the players up for elimination, excluding the holder of the Chaos medallion and the exemption challenge winner.
|WINNER||The contestant won The Cataclysm.|
|Runner-Up||The contestant finished in 2nd place.|
|2nd Runner-Up||The contestant finished in 3rd place.|
|WIN||The contestant won the Exemption Challenge as the Commander, and nominated three opposing players for the voting ballot. (Faction Stage)|
|WIN||The contestant won the Exemption Challenge and was immune from elimination. Nominated three players for the voting ballot. (Solo Stage)|
|SAFE||The contestant was not immune, but was not placed in the bottom three.|
|LOW||The contestant faced the voting ballot and survived.|
|BTM||The contestant faced the voting ballot and received the second highest number of votes.|
|ELIM||The contestant received the highest number of votes and was subsequently eliminated.|
- On Episode 5, Damian played the Chaos Medallion, which voided Jesse's nominations of Damian, Jamie, and Odell. Damian was exempt from this ballot as a result.
- On Episode 8, Jamie played the Ghost Medallion, and stole Kristina's vote.
- On Episode 9, Naomi played both the Resurrection Medallion and the Fire Medallion, which allowed her to remove her nomination from the ballot and to nominate Alexandra for the ballot.