Twenty-six competitors head to New Zealand to compete in one of the most intense Challenges ever: The Duel 2, where everyone must stand on their own. There will be no teams — it is every man, and every woman, for themselves. This time around, players will be pushed past their limits as they compete in nine extreme challenges and an epic finale. With the ultimate winners splitting a purse of $300,000, the Challengers will plot, scheme, and backstab one another as they put everything on the line to win! However, not everyone will make it to the end to claim a cut of the wealth. After each challenge, the ranks will be thinned as players are sent into "The Duel" — a no-holds-barred, head-to-head battle between two competitors, where one man and one woman will be eliminated in each episode. The rules of "The Duel" are simple — win at all costs and send your opponent packing. The winner stays and continues to fight for the money. The loser goes home empty-handed . . . end of story.