Former castaway Russell Hantz not too long ago revealed his plan to repair “Survivor” in a video posted to his YouTube channel. The 49-year-old has been vocal about his disdain for the brand new adjustments made to the sport. He even went so far as to name season 41 “horrendous” in a December 2021 YouTube video. The “Survivor” alum is now sharing his concepts on the right way to enhance the sport.

Russell Wants More Food Rewards

In a December 2021 YouTube video titled, “1st little factor that can repair survivor! Let’s make survivor nice once more!!” Hantz shared his plan to shake up the sport.

The former TV villain instructed followers that the very first thing he would do to “make ‘Survivor’ nice once more” can be to have extra meals rewards. Hantz acknowledged that viewers wish to see gamers rewarded for profitable challenges. He even mentioned he would assist cowl the price of the meals rewards, stating, “I’ve no clue why they stopped doing that. Some of the rewards have been like a picnic. I imply, that prices 75 {dollars}? I’ll pay for it.”

Hantz additionally proposed a plan to convey again the meals auctions that have been featured in previous seasons. In the video, he recommended that each participant be rewarded $2500 to wager within the public sale.

“Just give them $2500. It’s simple. You can afford it,” Hantz says within the video, addressing “Survivor” producers immediately. “You give them 2500 bucks, and I assure you they will begin betting accordingly.” Hantz instructed viewers that giving the gamers a bigger amount of cash will make them extra strategic about how they place their bets.

Russell Criticizes New Advantages

Hantz has been open about his disapproval of the brand new benefits added to the sport. In a January 5, 2022, YouTube video, the Texas native recommended that the sport has turn into too luck-based and must “return to the fundamentals.”

“The recreation is turning into a recreation of luck and probability. Not a recreation of ability,” Hantz mentioned within the video. “I believe that is the issue…we [the viewers] desire a recreation of ability. Not pure luck and pure probability, and that is all it is turning into.”

Hantz is not alone in his criticism of the brand new season. Many longtime followers have criticized the sport for turning into too sophisticated. They additionally took situation with a few of the new twists, particularly the “Hourglass Twist.” This twist allowed castaway Erika Casupanan to reverse the outcomes of the newest problem, guaranteeing security for herself and the dropping staff and forcing the profitable staff to compete in an Individual Immunity problem. Many followers thought this twist punished castaways for profitable and rewarded castaways for dropping.

In the January 5 YouTube video, Hantz additionally mentioned that there have been too many idols in season 41. He recommended that they cut back the variety of idols, so there are solely two on the Island.

“Survivor” followers commented on Russell’s video to share their ideas on the previous castaway’s concepts. One fan wrote, “Completely agree, there are too many benefits.” Another consumer commented “Totally agree! These benefits now are so complicated. You want a pocket book to put in writing all of them down!”

Season 42 of “Survivor” will air within the spring of 2022.