The 2018 competition came out recently. The challenge is called the First Power Up. The challenge is like a video game. The idea is that the team and the robots get trapped in an arcade game. The only way to escape the game is to use the power cubes. You put the power cubes on the scale, switches, pass power cube into the exchange and ascend to fight the boss. Like always the first 15 seconds are autonomous, during this time the teams try to cross the line and place power cubes on the switch and scale. After that the robot is controlled by the driver and are trying to flip the switch and scale to their favor. During the power cube exchange they can either be put back on the robot or can be traded for the power volt. The power volt has three power ups, this consists of force, levitate and boost. During the last 15 seconds teams can try and fight the boss.