“Survivor 41” caused quite a bit of controversy among longtime fans who criticized the show for becoming too complicated. The new season introduced new twists and advantages in an attempt to “shake up the game,” but many viewers felt that the twists went too far and made the show unwatchable.
The preview for season 42, which will premiere in March 2022, was released this month, and it looks like some of the controversial twists from season 41 will be returning.
‘Survivor 42’ Will Bring Back the Beware Advantage
Season 41 introduced the “Beware Advantage,” which gave three castaways the chance to score a hidden immunity idol that could guarantee their safety in the game. However, the players that found the immunity idols could not use them until all three idols were found. Once a player found an idol, they would have to utter an odd phrase in front of their fellow castaways and host Jeff Probst. Once all three phrases were said, the idols were activated. Until then, the players that had the advantage could not vote at Tribal Council.
The Beware Advantage received backlash from fans who felt the new twist was too complicated and confusing. One Reddit user wrote, “I cannot overemphasize how much I loathe these hidden beware idols and their awful phrases. I couldn’t even watch every time they were being said at the beginning of challenges.”
Despite fans’ feedback on the new twist, the trailer for season 42 revealed that the Beware Advantage would be returning. So there will be three new odd phrases the castaways will have to say to activate their idol. According to the season 42 teaser, one of the phrases is, “Potatoes have skin. I have skin. Am I a potato?” The two other phrases have yet to be revealed, so fans will have to tune in to find out.
‘Survivor’ Fans React to Season 41 Finale
“Survivor 41” received mixed reactions from fans. Some fans supported Jeff Probst’s attempt to add new elements to the game, while others criticized the recent changes.
After the December 15 finale, fans took to Twitter to express their opinion on the season. One Twitter user wrote, “such a boring season for an undeserving boring winner. Honestly may be the worst season ever. And you can’t convince me the jury vote was not rigged by production.” Another fan chimed in, tweeting, “worst season there’s ever been. I wonder why no votes for Xander who clearly played the best game out of the three.”
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‘Survivor 42’ Will Bring Back This Controversial Twist