Characters in the game are all "Battlebots", or BBots. These are not mecha - nor living - but are robots with a type of artificial intelligence. Because characters all are manufactured, they start out with a high degree of homogeneity. All Battlebots are owned by mega-corporations who use them in various combat-oriented tasks (usually, destroying another company's assets). The characters must balance security and safety (e.g., close association with a corporation) against their desire for autonomy (prohibited by the corporations). The game has a heavy focus on combat activities, though it is not overly-technical in game mechanic aspects.