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  1. Entering an 4HB
  2. Trophies
  3. How to Host
  4. See Also
4HB, shorthand for Four Hour Battle, is one of the three XHB types available on BotB. 4HBs were added in 2020 together with 2HBs after 15 years of OHB only.

For general information about the different battle stages like entry and voting periods, how to enter the battle and stats, please visit XHB.

Entering an 4HB

The 4HB lasts four hours. All entries should be uploaded before this time expires. If an 4HBist needs more time to upload their entry then they can use the "Submit late" button (or add /Submit to the end of the 4HB URL), but this means that the 4HBist will not be able to claim any points for uploading to that 4HB!! Their entry will also lose one point per minute late on their final score and this could affect their placing so submit early and be on time!!!!

You are not allowed to premake an entry for an 4HB (unless the rules specify otherwise)!


The top three entrants are given gold (
), silver (
), or bronze (
) 4HB trophies that appear on their profile.

How to Host

To host a 4HB, there are three requirements that you must meet:
  • Have at least 2150 boons. (You will get these back if eleven or more people participate in your battle.)
  • Have made a bitpack for the battle.
  • Be in the site's IRC/Discord channel.

Depending on your level, there is also an extra badge requirement you must also meet:
  • Users below level 17 need the silver badge in the format.
  • Mighty BotBrs need the bronze badge in the format.
  • Ascended BotBrs need the default format badge for the format.
  • Admins with seven or more format badges can host a battle in any format but they also need the deposit boons.

You're able to disable late penalties by paying b500 extra. (You don't get them back and participants still get latist points, so be aware!)

See Also

Voter Strength
Hostist (class)