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The Four-Tribe Format is a tribe division twist that increases the number of competing tribes during the pre-merge phase of the game from two to four. It is an alternative twist to the more frequent Three-Tribe Format, and has so far featured in Survivor: Seychelles and Survivor: Solomon Islands.

Conception

Following the introduction of the three-tribe format in Survivor: All-Stars, the four-tribe format was introduced to see if that would have an even bigger impact on the dynamics and create interesting alliances and votes. Survivor: Seychelles therefore became the first season to adopt four tribes with a large newbie cast, the first 20-person cast in the Second Generation. The twist was not seen again for twenty-four seasons until it's reappearance in Survivor: Solomon Islands, this time with an expanded 24-person cast comprised of returning players.

Three-Tribe History

All-Stars

The tenth season, Survivor: Seychelles, was the first to feature the four-tribe format, with an all-newbie cast.
Boileau Cascade Lazare Ombre

Solomon Islands

The thirty-fifth season, Survivor: Solomon Islands, was the second to feature the four-tribe format, with an all-returnee cast.
Choiseul Gavutu Rendova Taumako

Suitman's Survivor Twists
Back to Basics Blackjack Idols Chaos Cards Continuous Mutiny Cursed Hand
Cursed Necklace Dastardly Dilemma Double Tribal Council The Earned Trials Exile Island
Extra Vote Flexible Idols Four-Tribe Format Fused Together Head of Household
Hero Duels Hidden Immunity Idol Idol Bonds Idol Halves Idol Rivals
Immunity Freeze Immunity Pacts The Imposters Instant Idols Juror Removal
Last Chance Saloon Legacy Advantage Looting The Madhouse Make Your Mark
Neglect and Reflect Idol Occultus Island Odd Necklace One Day Merge One Day Tribes
One World Performance Equals Power Power of Veto Public Vote Ragnarok Island
Redemption Island Retribution Island Returning Players Revelation Idol Reverse & Revoke
Risky Reward Rivalry Arena Roulette Wheel Share or Steal Slot Machine
Territory Wars Top of the Heap Three-Tribe Format Tribe Division Twists Tribe Mutiny
Tribe Switch Tribes of the Future Viewer's Chieftain Viewer's Voice Vote Blocker
Vote Stealer Worlds Collide
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