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Unchained Medley is a recurring Survivor challenge. It debuted in Survivor: Game Changers before reappearing internationally in Australian Survivor: Heroes v Villains.


Castaways will hold a ball on a disc by the handle and balance it as they make their way across a series of obstacles. After bringing all their balls to the finish, the castaways may proceed to a final task. The first individual or team to complete that task wins.


The challenge debuted as a Reward Challenge in Survivor: Game Changers, where the three tribes competed for peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Two tribe members had to walk across a seesaw balance beam with the ball, the first carrying the ball on a handle and the second carrying the ball on a bow. Once both balls have been collected, the final tribemate will solve a slide puzzle. The first two tribes to finish their puzzle would win reward. Infamously, Debbie Wanner eagerly volunteered to be one of the people walking with the ball for Mana, citing her aptitude with balance beams. She choked and stalled at the first obstacle, costing Mana the challenge while Tavua and Nuku cruised unimpeded to a first- and second-place finish respectively.

The challenge appeared internationally as an Immunity Challenge in Australian Survivor: Heroes v Villains. The final five would start by rolling a ball down a ramp and catching it on their handle. They will then walk across a balance beam and place a second ball on their handle. They will then walk across a high-step obstacle before placing a third ball on their handle. They will then make their way under a hitching post and to a finish line, where they will maneuver their three balls, one at a time, up a vertical wall maze. The first person to finish wins. Hoping to execute a blindside, Liz Parnov was determined to deprive Matt Sharp of the Immunity Necklace. She held on to a consistent lead and defeated her next-closest competitor Nina Twine to win her second Immunity Challenge.


Episode Challenge Type Winners
Game Changers
"Dirty Deed"
Tribal Reward S34 andrea tS34 cirie tS34 ozzy t
S34 sarah tS34 troyzan tS34 zeke t
S34 aubry tS34 jeff t
S34 jt tS34 michaela tS34 sandra t

Episode Challenge Type Winner
Heroes v Villains
Episode 22
Individual Immunity AUS10 liz t
Liz Parnov




Recurring Challenges
A Bit Dinghy · A Bit Tipsy · A Crate Idea · A Leg Up · A Numbers Game · Air Raid · Angry Chair · Around the Bend · Back in Slack · Balancing Point · Ballin' A Jack · Barrel Bridge · Barrel of Monkeys · Basket Brawl · Better Homes and Island Living · Beyond the Wheel · Blind Leading the Blind · Blue Lagoon Bustle · Blue Plate Special · Boats, Brains & Brawn · Bone to Pick · Boulder Smash · Bow Diddley · Box Your Mind · Braille Maze · Broken China · Buggin' Out · Build It Up, Break It Down · Butch Cassidy · By Any Means Necessary · By the Numbers · Cage Against the Machine · Can't Buoy Me Love · Cannonball Run · Caught in the Web · Cell Block Sea · Challenge Pitch · Chief's Choice · Chimney Sweep · Chinese Zodiac Symbols · Choose Your Weapon · Coconut Juice · Crate Escape · Crocodile Rock · Crosswalk · Cube Crisis · Dear Liza · Dive Masters · Dizzy Gillespie · Dizzy Miss Lizzy · Domino Effect · Draggin' the Dragon · Dragging the River · Drop A Log · Drum Roll · Dulcimer Stomp · End of the Line · EOC · Eve 6 · Fallen Comrades · Fast Fire · Faulty Towers · Fauxconut Bowling · Fire and Water · Fire Fighter · Fire Starter · Flips, Flops, & Flags · Float Your Boat · Floating Puzzle · Game of Bridge · Gatecrasher · Get a Grip · Get Barreled · Get Hooked · Get Your Goat · Gimme Three Steps · Great Escape Run · Hands on a Hard Idol · Hear About It Ladder · Hot Pursuit · House of Cards · House of the Holey · Idol Hands · Jail Break · Jump Shot · Jungle Relay · Kamikaze · Keel Hauling · Keep It Up · Keep on Your Toes · Kenny Log-Ins · Kicking and Screaming · Kitty Litter · Know Your Loved One · Ladder Tree Golf · Last Gasp · Letter Hunt · Lock, Load and Light · Lock Step · Log Jam · Losing Face · Mask Match · Matchmaker · Matt Finish · Mayan Pizza · Memory · Mud Pack · Mud Slide · Muddy Waters · New School · New Tribe Member · Nut Bucket · O-Black Water · Odd Shaped Bottoms · Operation Balance Build · Out on a Limb · Over-Extended · Paddle Battle · Paddle Out · Perch · Pilfering Pirates · Piranha Feast · Pole Dancing · Pot Head · Push Me, Pull You · Puzzle Dig · Q and A · Quest for Fire · Race to Shore · Ram-Ball On · Rescue Mission · Rice Race · Rise and Shrine · Rock Bottom · Rock n' Roll · Rock the Boat · Rod Screw-It · Roll With It · Roller Ball · Rung O Star · Running Down a Dream · Sacrificial Lamb · Schmergen Brawl · Sea Crates · Sea Legs · Sea Salvage · Shipwrecked · Shoot 'n' Shuffle · Shooting Gallery · Shoulder the Load · Simmotion · Slip, Slide & Score · Slither Me Timbers · Smash and Grab · Snag, Drag and Bag · Snake in the Grass · Snake Island Relay · SOS Signal · Spear-it Hunt · Spit It Out · Splash Back · Sprung a Leak · Squared Off · Squatty Probst · Stacked Up · Stairway to Heaven · Stairway to the Stars · Star Man · Station By Station · Step on Up · Stomp-ede · Strung Out · Sumo at Sea · Super Ramp · Survivor Auction · Survivor History · Survivor Pentathlon · Survivor Quiz Show · Swahili Scramble · Swing Break · Tangled Up · Temple Transfer · The Ball Drop · The Cruel Sea · The Game is Afoot · The Gauntlet · The Home Stretch · The Maze · The Obstacle Course · This Much · Thrash, Splash & Bash · TLP O-Course · Tomb Raider · Total Recall · Troubled Water · Uncomfortably Numb · United We Stand · Vampire Bats · Vertically Challenged · Vertigo · Wall to Wall · Well Stacked · What-er Drag · When It Rains, It Pours · Wicker Flicker · Will It Go Round · Witch Hunt · Wrist Assured · Yank Your Hank · You Shook Me