The Cataclysm: New Caledonia is the ninth 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 primarily on the Isle of Pines of New Caledonia.
Taryn Tsu would later return for The Cataclysm: Resurrection. Abram Manning and Cole Cooper returned years later to compete on The Cataclysm: Immortals - Champions Vs. Avengers. Tsu returned for a third time on The Ultimate Cataclysm.
- Exemption Challenge: The Cataclysm's immunity challenge. The winner(s) of this challenge is exempt from elimination and nominates who they wish to face the Ballot. During the faction stage, the winning faction nominates an opposing faction. During the solo stage, the winning individual nominates three other individuals.
- Ballot: The Cataclysm's elimination round. Those nominated to face the ballot must risk being eliminated. During the faction stage, the members of the nominated faction casts a ballot for another member of the group, in which case the player with the most votes is eliminated. During the solo stage, the three nominees are the only players eligible for elimination. Every remaining player excluding the Exemption Challenge winner casts a ballot and the nominee that receives the most votes is eliminated.
New Features / Twists
- Resurrection Medallion: Last seen on All Stars, the Resurrection Medallion returns to the game. The medallion is uncovered by finding its secret location on the island. The holder is able to prevent themselves or another player from facing the voting ballot and preventing themselves from going home.
|WINNER||The contestant won The Cataclysm.|
|Runner-Up||The contestant finished in 2nd place.|
|WIN||The contestant won the Exemption Challenge and was immune from elimination.|
|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, Taryn played the Resurrection Medallion and removed her nomination from the voting ballot.
- On Episode 8, Vincent played the Resurrection Medallion and removed his nomination from the voting ballot.