The Infinite Recharge game involves two alliances of three teams each, with each team controlling a robot and performing specific tasks on a field to score points.
The game centers around a futuristic city theme involving two alliances consisting of three teams each competing to perform various tasks:
Shooting foam balls known as Power Cells into high and low goals to activate a Shield Generator.
Manipulating a Control Panel to activate this shield.
Returning to the Shield Generator to park or climb at the end of the match.
The objective is to energize and activate the shield before the match ends and asteroids strike FIRST City, a futuristic city modeled after Star Wars.
The 2020 season was the first season without an enforced six-week build period, with teams able to work on their robot at any time after kickoff. However, teams are in general not permitted to work on their robot outside of pit hours during an event the team in question is competing at.
The 2020 season was suspended on March 12, 2020, and all remaining events were cancelled on May 13, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. On the same day, it was announced that Infinite Recharge would also be played in 2021, with possible "changes" to be revealed at that season's kickoff.