The Cataclysm: Visayas is the sixteenth season of the fictional reality competition series The Cataclysm. It is the third overall season to feature returning players, following All-Stars and Resurrection.
Eight men and eight women, along with four previous contestants, 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 Visayan island region of the Phillipines.
Contestants Kaya Matthias, Shanna Miller, and Lucas Acoff returned to compete on The Cataclysm: Immortals - Champions Vs. Avengers. Brittani Sanford and JC Brennan returned to compete again on The Cataclysm XXV.
- Exemption Challenge: The Cataclysm's immunity challenge. The winner(s) of this challenge is exempt from elimination.
- 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.
- Ballot: The Cataclysm's elimination round. Those nominated to face the ballot risk being eliminated.
- Medallions: In addition to the Resurrection Medallion, the other medallions available to use are: 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.
New Features/Twists Edit
- Returning Players: Four previous competitors are given a second chance to compete, where they each become the honorary commanders for the first exemption challenge.
- Rankings: During the Faction Stage, the team finishing first wins the Exemption Challenge. However, the challenge continues until all but one team finishes. The last place team will be eligible for the voting ballot.
Episode Progress Edit
|WINNER||The contestant won The Cataclysm.|
|Runner-Up||The contestant finished in 2nd place.|
|WIN||The contestant won the Exemption Challenge as the Commander (Faction Stage), and nominated three opposing players for the voting ballot.|
|WIN||The contestant won the Exemption Challenge and was immune from elimination.|
|SAFE||The contestant was not immune, but was not placed in the ballot.|
|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 1, Brielle played the Chaos Medallion, thus adding all of Samar's members to the ballot.
- On Episode 5, Lucas played the Chaos Medallion, thus adding all of Panay's members to the ballot.
- On Episode 11, Jerry played the Resurrection Medallion, thus removing his nomination from the ballot. Also, Kaya played the Fire Medallion and nominated Lucas for the voting ballot.
- On Episode 12, JC played the Chaos Medallion, thus adding all eligible contestants to the ballot.
- On Episode 14, Shanna played the Chaos Medallion, thus adding all eligible contestants to the ballot.
- On Episode 16, JC played the Fire Medallion and nominated Diana for the voting ballot.