Survivor 34: Game Changers spoilers tease that there will be a major change on how the contestants vote, specifically how they break a tie vote. Entertainment Weekly reported that Survivor host Jeff Probst revealed that the show would not re-vote in the event of a tie. It could be a huge game changer.
How it works is in the event of a tie, the tribe will not revote. The tribe will immediately go to the tiebreaker without the chance to change your vote.
“The biggest change we’re doing this season is if there’s a tie at Tribal Council, there will not be a revote. There will not be a chance for people to change their votes. You go directly to the tiebreaker, which is openly discussing among yourselves who you want to get rid of. If you can come to a unanimous decision, then that person goes home. If you can’t get a unanimous decision, everybody draws rocks.”
Jeff explained that last season on Survivor, they realized that the castaways were given a “free look to the future.” If they thought someone had an idol, they could split the votes, flush out the idol, and change their vote. They were able to maneuver it to keep their alliance safe and flush out the idol. Under the new voting rules, they won’t be able to do that.