Survivor Winners at War finale preview: Worth playing for

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Day 35 has finally arrived, as the Survivor: Winners at War finale preview video tees up the final Edge of Extinction Challenge that brings us to Final Six.

The Survivor: Winners at War finale preview video will show off the first two minutes of this week’s season finale, “It All Boils Down to This,” as it will air on television.

Last week’s penultimate episode of the season was a double-edged sword, as it seemed to be a 90-minute episode stretched to two hours. For the first time in a while, though, we got the season recap before the finale, meaning most of the three hours coming to this week’s show will be dedicated strictly to the competition (and maybe a bit of the players reflecting in the virtual reunion).

At the very least, the dwelling over the players on the Edge of Extinction will bleed into the very beginning of the Survivor: Winners at War finale, as the preview video tees off the very first two minutes of the season finale as it will showcase on television. There’s not nearly as much grandiose staredowns or bad blood between the players; it’s just Day 35 with the Final Five watching one of their former castaways leaving the jury and re-entering the game.

The final Edge of Extinction Challenge will see players tethered to a rope and go over and around both a fence and post obstacle, leading to a patch of sand. From there, players will have to dig up their rope rung necessary to build a rope bridge leading to a labyrinth puzzle, with the first player to land both balls at the end of the puzzle winning their way back into the game.

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During last week’s Edge of Extinction lovefest, a snippet of the fire token advantage menu noted that one advantage buys you skipping the fence obstacle, the second buys you digging for the rope rung, and the third advantage buys you one-third of the rope bridge completed. That is a lot of the challenge that a fire token billionaire could skip, showing a level of wealth disparity that shows just how much more valuable it is to be voted out first rather than 16th.