Losing Face (also known as Bail Out, Box Car Blues, and Ball-istic Missiles) is a recurring Survivor challenge that debuted in Survivor: South Pacific. While the obstacle course section of the challenge varies between seasons, the final portion of the challenge involves hitting targets with slingshots.


The castaways would race across a series of obstacles before getting to a slingshot at the end of the course. Using the slingshot and the provided ammunition, the castaways would attempt to knock down a number of targets. The first tribe to knock down all their targets wins.


In South Pacific, three castaways from each tribe had to assemble a wheelbarrow and then push the wheelbarrow around a series of obstacles. Along the way, they would stop at two stations and collect a load of coconuts. At the end of the obstacle course, the three tribe members would dump out the coconuts into a box. The three other castaways would then disassemble the wheelbarrow and reassemble it into a sling shot. They would use the coconuts as ammunition for the slingshot to knock down six targets. The first tribe to knock all six of their targets down would win. In the end, the Savaii tribe came from behind to win reward and immunity, sending Upolu to Tribal Council.

In Millennials vs. Gen X, the castaways had to throw coconuts into a basket; once enough coconuts were in the basket, a scale would tip, releasing three two-digit numbers; one castaway would then use the numbers to solve a combination lock and unlock a slingshot. The castaways would then use the slingshot to launch sandbags at targets; the first two tribes to hit all five of their targets would win. The Takali tribe easily came in first, while Vanua came from behind, winning both tribes immunity and sending Ikabula to their first Tribal Council.

In Game Changers, the castaways had to go up and over a large wall before three members of each tribe would tumble a large timber cube towards a stand. One castaway would get atop the cube and retrieve a key. The two other tribemates would use the key to unlock a crate of 100 sandbags. They then had to carry these sandbags across an uneven balance beam. Finally, the tribes had to use these sandbags as ammunition for a slingshot to knock down five wooden targets. The first two tribes to finish win. In a closely fought challenge, the Mana tribe came in first and Tavua in second to win immunity, sending Nuku to Tribal Council.

In David vs. Goliath, two members of each tribe had to use poles to knock out sandbags from an overhanging net. Once they had all their sandbags, they then had to untie a slingshot. Each tribe would have to use the slingshot to get the sandbags into two baskets, which will raise a flag. The first two tribes to raise their flags win. The Vuku tribe came from behind to finish first, while Jabeni narrowly defeated Tiva for second, winning both tribes reward.


Episode Challenge Type Winner
South Pacific
"Free Agent"
Tribal Reward/Immunity S23 cochran tS23 dawn tS23 jim t
S23 keith tS23 ozzy tS23 whitney t
Millennials vs. Gen X
"I Will Destroy You"
Tribal Immunity S33 adam tS33 jessica tS33 ken tS33 taylor t
S33 chris tS33 david tS33 michelle tS33 zeke t
Game Changers
"Dirty Deed"
Tribal Immunity S34 brad tS34 debbie t
S34 hali tS34 sierra tS34 tai t
S34 andrea tS34 cirie tS34 ozzy t
S34 sarah tS34 troyzan tS34 zeke t
David vs. Goliath
"Jackets and Eggs"
Tribal Reward S37 alec tS37 carl t
S37 davie tS37 elizabeth tS37 kara t
S37 angelina tS37 lyrsa t
S37 mike tS37 natalie tS37 nick t