List of RWBY episodes

RWBY is an ongoing American web series created by Monty Oum and produced by Rooster Teeth Productions. RWBY premiered on July 18, 2013 on the Rooster Teeth website. Episodes were later uploaded to YouTube and streaming websites such as Crunchyroll.[1] As of March 2021, 106 episodes, spanning across 8 seasons, have been released. The most recent season, Volume 8, premiered on November 7th, 2020 and concluded on March 27th, 2021. The ninth season is currently in production, with a premiere date expected in 2023.[2]

Series overview

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
Trailers4November 7, 2012 (2012-11-07)June 1, 2013 (2013-06-01)
116July 18, 2013 (2013-07-18)November 7, 2013 (2013-11-07)
212July 24, 2014 (2014-07-24)October 30, 2014 (2014-10-30)
312October 24, 2015 (2015-10-24)February 13, 2016 (2016-02-13)
412October 22, 2016 (2016-10-22)February 4, 2017 (2017-02-04)
514October 14, 2017 (2017-10-14)January 20, 2018 (2018-01-20)
613October 27, 2018 (2018-10-27)January 26, 2019 (2019-01-26)
713November 2, 2019 (2019-11-02)February 1, 2020 (2020-02-01)
814November 7, 2020 (2020-11-07)March 27, 2021 (2021-03-27)
9TBA2023 (2023)TBA

Trailers

Before the premiere of Volume 1, four trailers were released: the "Red", "White", "Black", and "Yellow" trailer, each focusing on one of the series' protagonists. They are a prelude to the main story and act as an introduction to both the main characters and world of RWBY.

No.
overall
No. in trailerTitleDirected byLengthRelease date
P11"Red Trailer"Monty Oum3:30November 7, 2012 (2012-11-07)
Ruby visits the gravestone of her mother, Summer Rose, on a snowy cliff. Later, she encounters a pack of Grimm Beowolves in a clearing. Ruby engages the monsters in combat, defeating and killing all of them.
P22"White Trailer"Monty Oum3:48February 14, 2013 (2013-02-14)
Weiss performs a song in a concert hall. The performance of the song is merged with another scene, in which she fights a giant white suit of armor (an Arma Gigas Geist variant grimm) in combat. Despite sustaining an injury to her left eye, she is able to defeat it.
P33"Black Trailer"Monty Oum5:18March 22, 2013 (2013-03-22)
Blake and Adam invade a Schnee Dust Company train and attack its security robots. Adam's cold behavior startles Blake, and after a fight with a spider robot, she separates their train carriages, leaving him.
P44"Yellow Trailer"Monty Oum5:45June 1, 2013 (2013-06-01)
At a night club, Yang interrogates the club owner Junior about the whereabouts of Raven Branwen, her mother. Junior attacks her with his henchmen, including two young women, Melanie and Miltia. Yang manages to defeat all of them, flying into a rage when Junior cuts a piece of her hair. Yang exits the club and finds her sister, Ruby.

Episodes

Volume 1 (2013)

Volume 1 was released between July 18 and November 7, 2013.[3][4] Chapters premiered to the public Thursdays at 7 pm Central Standard Time (UTC-6) on the Rooster Teeth website and were released two hours early for "sponsors".[5] They were uploaded to YouTube a week later. Crunchyroll announced on August 16, 2013, that RWBY would be simulcast on the video streaming site.[6]

The DVD/Blu-ray release of Volume 1 has 10 episodes, resulting from combining the "Part 2" episodes with their respective first parts.

No.
overall
ChapterTitleDirected byWritten byLengthRelease date
11"Ruby Rose"Monty Oum
Kerry Shawcross
Miles Luna
Kerry Shawcross
12:21July 18, 2013 (2013-07-18)
Ruby Rose stops a robbery at a Dust shop and, during a fight with Roman Torchwick, she is saved by Glynda Goodwitch. Goodwitch introduces her to the headmaster of Beacon Academy, Professor Ozpin. Impressed, Ozpin allows her to enroll in Beacon Academy despite her age.
22"The Shining Beacon"Monty Oum
Kerry Shawcross
Miles Luna
Kerry Shawcross
6:15July 25, 2013 (2013-07-25)
On her first day of school, Ruby gets off to a bad start with Weiss Schnee, after knocking over her luggage and causing an explosion with dust. Among others, she also meets Blake Belladonna and Jaune Arc.
33"The Shining Beacon, Part 2"Monty Oum
Kerry Shawcross
Miles Luna
Monty Oum
Kerry Shawcross
6:39August 1, 2013 (2013-08-01)
Ruby becomes concerned about making new friends during the initiation the next day, while Yang tries to help her befriend Blake.
44"The First Step"Monty Oum
Kerry Shawcross
Miles Luna
Monty Oum
Kerry Shawcross
7:36August 8, 2013 (2013-08-08)
The next morning, the students are assigned to retrieve relics from the forest as part of their initiation ceremony, where their partners are assigned according to the first person seen upon landing.
55"The First Step, Part 2"Monty Oum
Kerry Shawcross
Miles Luna
Monty Oum
Kerry Shawcross
4:30August 15, 2013 (2013-08-15)
During initiation, Ruby and Weiss are paired together after Weiss refuses to partner with Jaune, while Jaune is paired with Pyrrha.
66"The Emerald Forest"Monty Oum
Kerry Shawcross
Miles Luna
Monty Oum
Kerry Shawcross
7:14August 22, 2013 (2013-08-22)
As the initiation continues, Pyrrha teaches Jaune about Aura. Ren is paired with Nora after defeating a snake-type Grimm known as a King Taijitsu, while Yang and Blake are paired up after defeating two bear-type Grimm known as Ursas.
77"The Emerald Forest, Part 2"Monty Oum
Kerry Shawcross
Miles Luna
Monty Oum
Kerry Shawcross
4:47August 29, 2013 (2013-08-29)
Ruby and Weiss get into an argument about Ruby's position in the school, while Yang and Blake have found the relics. Jaune and Pyrrha are attacked by a Deathstalker, a scorpion-type Grimm, which chases them toward the direction of the temple.
88"Players and Pieces"Monty Oum
Kerry Shawcross
Miles Luna
Monty Oum
Kerry Shawcross
13:45September 5, 2013 (2013-09-05)
As the eight students reunite at the temple, they are all attacked by Grimm. Jaune, Nora, Pyrrha and Ren team up to take down the Deathstalker, while Ruby, Weiss, Blake and Yang combine to kill the Nevermore. Back at Beacon, Ozpin forms the new teams, including Team CRDL, JNPR (with Jaune as the leader) and RWBY (with Ruby as the leader).
99"The Badge and The Burden"Monty Oum
Kerry Shawcross
Miles Luna
Monty Oum
Kerry Shawcross
5:31September 12, 2013 (2013-09-12)
The morning after the initiation, Team RWBY decorate their room and attend their first classes. Weiss becomes infuriated when she sees Ruby goofing around during Port's lecture, feeling that she is not serious about being a Huntress. When Port asks the class to fight a Boarbatusk for the class demonstration, Weiss immediately volunteers.
1010"The Badge and The Burden, Part 2"Monty Oum
Kerry Shawcross
Miles Luna
Monty Oum
Kerry Shawcross
6:58September 19, 2013 (2013-09-19)
Weiss defeats the Boarbatusk with the help of Ruby's unwanted advice. After class, the two argue over Ruby's qualifications as a leader. They then seek advice from their teachers: Ozpin advises Ruby to be more responsible, while Port tells Weiss to be more humble. Under their advice, Ruby and Weiss put aside their differences.
1111"Jaunedice"Monty Oum
Kerry Shawcross
Miles Luna
Monty Oum
Kerry Shawcross
4:50September 26, 2013 (2013-09-26)
As the Vytal Festival Tournament draws near, Jaune becomes bullied by Team CRDL's leader, Cardin.
1212"Jaunedice, Part 2"Monty Oum
Kerry Shawcross
Miles Luna
Monty Oum
Kerry Shawcross
7:25October 3, 2013 (2013-10-03)
Cardin continues to bully Jaune as the class discusses racism towards Faunus and the White Fang. Jaune admits to Pyrrha that he enrolled in Beacon Academy using fake transcripts, which Cardin overhears.
1313"Forever Fall"Monty Oum
Kerry Shawcross
Miles Luna
Monty Oum
Kerry Shawcross
6:09October 10, 2013 (2013-10-10)
During the class' field trip to Forever Fall Forest, Cardin blackmails Jaune into doing Team CRDL's assignment and forces him into enact revenge on Pyrrha for retaliating against him in class. Having had enough, Jaune stands up to him.
1414"Forever Fall, Part 2"Monty Oum
Kerry Shawcross
Miles Luna
Monty Oum
Kerry Shawcross
6:08October 17, 2013 (2013-10-17)
While beating up Jaune, Team CRDL is attacked by an Ursa, who becomes attracted to their negativity and the sap they were collecting. Jaune helps Cardin by defeating the Ursa, secretly aided by Pyrrha's Semblance, and tells him to leave him alone from now on. He makes amends with Pyrrha.
1515"The Stray"Monty Oum
Kerry Shawcross
Miles Luna
Monty Oum
Kerry Shawcross
10:41October 31, 2013 (2013-10-31)
As they prepare for the Vytal Festival Tournament, Team RWBY meets a strange girl named Penny. Weiss and Blake get into a heated argument over the Faunus and the White Fang. When Blake accidentally reveals that she is a cat Faunus, she runs away with Sun, a monkey Faunus she encountered earlier at the docks, in fear of rejection.
1616"Black and White"Monty Oum
Kerry Shawcross
Miles Luna
Monty Oum
Kerry Shawcross
15:30November 7, 2013 (2013-11-07)

Blake reveals her past as a former White Fang member to Sun, and they discover that the White Fang work for Torchwick during a stakeout. Ruby and Penny arrive and defeat the White Fang as Torchwick escapes. After the fight, Weiss and Blake make amends. Penny, without anyone noticing, is taken by someone working for her father. Ozpin gets an alarming text message from Qrow, who warns him of an impending danger.

In a post-credits scene, Torchwick is visited by his superior, Cinder Fall, and two of her associates.

Volume 2 (2014)

Volume 2 premiered on July 24, 2014, following an exclusive screening of Chapter 1 at RTX on July 4, 2014.[7] The weekly release date and time for new chapters were the same as for Volume 1. The season concluded on October 30, 2014.

No.
overall
ChapterTitleDirected byWritten byLengthOriginal air date
171"Best Day Ever"Monty Oum
Kerry Shawcross
Miles Luna
Monty Oum
Kerry Shawcross
14:43July 24, 2014 (2014-07-24)
Emerald and Mercury, Cinder's associates, assassinate Tukson for leaving the White Fang. Meanwhile, Sun prepares to introduce his teammate Neptune to Team RWBY. In the dining hall, Nora accidentally starts a large-scale food fight between Teams RWBY and JNPR, which Ruby wins for her team. Ozpin stops Glynda from reprimanding them and says that they might not be able to enjoy themselves for long.
182"Welcome to Beacon"Monty Oum
Kerry Shawcross
Miles Luna
Monty Oum
Kerry Shawcross
13:14July 31, 2014 (2014-07-31)
General James Ironwood, head of the Atlas military and Academy, arrives at Beacon with several military airships in tow, which Ozpin fears will alarm the citizens. Meanwhile, Blake begins to open up to her teammates, concerned about the enemies and admitting that they are not ready to stop them. Ruby decides that their team should investigate for any leads on possible future attacks. At the same time, Cinder, Emerald and Mercury have infiltrated Beacon as students from Haven Academy.
193"A Minor Hiccup"Monty Oum
Kerry Shawcross
Miles Luna
Monty Oum
Kerry Shawcross
12:35August 7, 2014 (2014-08-07)
To find clues on the enemies' next move, Ruby and Weiss investigate the Schnee Dust Company files for robberies; Blake and Sun spy on a White Fang recruitment rally; and Yang and Neptune broker with Junior for information. During Ruby and Weiss' investigation, Ruby follows Penny, who is hiding from Ironwood and the Atlas soldiers. After the soldiers give chase, Penny saves Ruby from getting hit by a truck, revealing that she is a robot.
204"Painting The Town..."Monty Oum
Kerry Shawcross
Miles Luna
Monty Oum
Kerry Shawcross
16:19August 14, 2014 (2014-08-14)
Penny reveals herself to be the first synthetic person capable of generating an Aura, and Ruby accepts this. Meanwhile, Blake and Sun discover that Torchwick is at the White Fang rally, encouraging the Faunus to work with him. He unveils a stolen Paladin and uses it to pursue Blake and Sun after recognizing them. Team RWBY is able to destroy the Paladin, but Torchwick escapes with his accomplice, Neopolitan.
215"Extracurricular"Monty Oum
Kerry Shawcross
Miles Luna
Monty Oum
Kerry Shawcross
12:41August 28, 2014 (2014-08-28)
Team RWBY compiles information from their investigation and deduces that the White Fang is carrying out their activities in Vale's southeast territory. In between this, the students are also preparing for the Vytal Tournament Festival Ball, but Blake is focused on their mission and Weiss rejects Jaune's invitation. In the dorms, Mercury reveals he used the practice match to analyze Pyrrha's fighting abilities, and Cinder decides to include her as a pawn in her plan.
226"Burning the Candle"Monty Oum
Kerry Shawcross
Miles Luna
Monty Oum
Kerry Shawcross
13:09September 4, 2014 (2014-09-04)
Blake exhausts herself in her research for Torchwick and the White Fang, worrying her teammates. Yang confronts Blake about her obsession by confiding in her an incident in her childhood where she nearly causes Ruby and herself to get killed over a dangerous journey to look for her missing mother. Blake heeds Yang's advice and attends the tournament ball.
237"Dance Dance Infiltration"Monty Oum
Kerry Shawcross
Miles Luna
Monty Oum
Kerry Shawcross
14:50September 11, 2014 (2014-09-11)
During the Vytal Tournament Festival Ball, Jaune reconciles his friendship with Pyrrha and gets over his insecurities. Meanwhile, a disguised Cinder infiltrates the CCT tower and plants a virus in the central computer. She flees before Ruby and Ironwood uncover her identity, her mission successful.
248"Field Trip"Monty Oum
Kerry Shawcross
Miles Luna
Monty Oum
Kerry Shawcross
12:13September 25, 2014 (2014-09-25)
Ruby is questioned about the intruder in Ozpin's office and links her to Torchwick and the White Fang. Afterwards, the first-year students gather for their first mission: shadowing a professional Huntsmen or Huntress on an assignment. Team RWBY volunteers for an assignment southeast that is off-limits for first years, but Ozpin allows them to accept it. Outside, Team RWBY discovers that the Huntsman they are shadowing is Professor Oobleck.
259"Search and Destroy"Monty Oum
Kerry Shawcross
Miles Luna
Monty Oum
Kerry Shawcross
15:49October 2, 2014 (2014-10-02)
Oobleck takes Team RWBY to Mountain Glenn for their mission and questions each of them why they decided to become Huntresses.
2610"Mountain Glenn"Monty Oum
Kerry Shawcross
Miles Luna
Monty Oum
Kerry Shawcross
12:55October 9, 2014 (2014-10-09)
As Team RWBY mulls over their motives of becoming Huntresses, Ruby discovers White Fang members patrolling the area. She falls into an underground city with secret tunnels to Vale, where she is subdued by the Faunus and brought before Torchwick.
2711"No Brakes"Monty Oum
Kerry Shawcross
Miles Luna
Monty Oum
Kerry Shawcross
16:45October 23, 2014 (2014-10-23)
Ruby's teammates and Oobleck rescue her, but Torchwick's train begins to take off to the city, using bombs to destroy the cave and allowing the Grimm to follow them. As Team RWBY threads through the train to stop it, they are unsuccessful. The train crashes into the city, where the Grimm emerge and begin to attack.
2812"Breach"Monty Oum
Kerry Shawcross
Miles Luna
Monty Oum
Kerry Shawcross
17:55October 30, 2014 (2014-10-30)

Team RWBY successfully fights off hordes of Grimm with their friends, classmates, and teachers. Torchwick is arrested, but Adam arrives, ready to continue Cinder's plans.

In a post-credits scene, Yang encounters Raven, who takes off her mask and reveals a startling resemblance to her.

Volume 3 (2015–16)

Volume 3 was confirmed at the Rooster Teeth panel at PAX Prime 2014, where creator and director Monty Oum stated that he planned to go into development of the next Volume right after he was done with Volume 2. The release of Volume 3 was postponed because of Oum's sudden passing in early 2015.[8] Weeks later, producer Gray Haddock announced that the series would continue, with Volume 3 premiering in 2015.[9] Chapter 1 was released for "sponsors" only on October 24, 2015, followed by the release on YouTube the following day.[10] Starting with Volume 3, the release day for new Chapters was changed from Thursday to Saturday, with a new release time of 10 am CST.[11] Before the release of Chapter 7, Gray Haddock announced that from this point on, RWBY would be incorporating darker and more mature elements to the story. He advised those responsible "for a very young viewer" to watch the episodes before deciding if they want to show them to a child.[12] Volume 3 concluded on February 13, 2016. This was the last volume in which Oum was credited as a writer.

No.
overall
ChapterTitleDirected byWritten byLengthOriginal air date
291"Round One"Kerry Shawcross
Gray Haddock
Miles Luna
Miles Luna
Monty Oum
Kerry Shawcross
17:03October 24, 2015 (2015-10-24)
In the Vytal Festival Tournament, Team RWBY wins their first round against Haven's Team ABRN. Victorious, the girls visit the festival fairgrounds for lunch.
302"New Challengers..."Kerry Shawcross
Gray Haddock
Miles Luna
Miles Luna
Monty Oum
Kerry Shawcross
14:36October 31, 2015 (2015-10-31)
Team JNPR fight against Shade's Team BRNZ and defeat them after a rocky start. Later, Team SSSN of Haven, Sun and Neptune's team, against Shade's all-female Team NDGO. Despite Neptune's fear of water, Team NDGO is defeated as well.
313"It's Brawl in the Family"Kerry Shawcross
Gray Haddock
Miles Luna
Miles Luna
Monty Oum
Kerry Shawcross
16:34November 14, 2015 (2015-11-14)
Weiss is excited to see her stern older sister Winter, who arrived with the airship. Ruby and Yang's uncle Qrow provokes Winter into a fight, which is later stopped by Ozpin and Ironwood. In private, Qrow reports that the festival has been infiltrated, to which Ozpin responds that they must find their "Guardian". Meanwhile, Cinder hacks into Ironwood's scroll and sets up Mercury and Emerald against Team CFVY's Coco and Yatsuhashi.
324"Lessons Learned"Kerry Shawcross
Gray Haddock
Miles Luna
Miles Luna
Monty Oum
Kerry Shawcross
14:21November 28, 2015 (2015-11-28)
Emerald and Mercury easily defeat Coco and Yatsuhashi in their fight. Afterwards, Qrow is suspicious about the fact that violence and crime in Vale stopped after Torchwick's arrest and warns Ruby and Yang that danger is imminent. At the same time, Winter trains Weiss on developing her summoning ability. As Weiss and Winter part ways, both are unaware that Weiss summoned a small white sword.
335"Never Miss a Beat"Kerry Shawcross
Gray Haddock
Miles Luna
Miles Luna
Monty Oum
Kerry Shawcross
13:08December 5, 2015 (2015-12-05)
Penny and Ciel Soleil win their doubles fight against Team CRDL. Afterwards, Weiss and Yang are up against Flynt Coal and Neon Katt from Atlas' Team FNKI. They defeat both opponents, gaining their respect. In the dorms, Cinder discovers Penny's structural designs among the data stolen from Ironwood's scroll. Meanwhile, Qrow and Ozpin nominate Pyrrha as a candidate for their "guardian."
346"Fall"Kerry Shawcross
Gray Haddock
Miles Luna
Miles Luna
Monty Oum
Kerry Shawcross
18:20December 12, 2015 (2015-12-12)
Pyrrha is faced with the decision to accept the Fall Maiden's Aura and powers, a process that could fail or make her lose her identity. Meanwhile, the Vytal Festival Tournament proceeds to its singles match, with Yang and Mercury fighting in the first round. Yang wins, but Emerald uses her Semblance of Hallucinations to trick her into attacking a defenseless Mercury. The audience becomes angry and the Grimm outside Vale stir from the negative emotions.
357"Beginning of the End"Kerry Shawcross
Gray Haddock
Miles Luna
Miles Luna
Monty Oum
Kerry Shawcross
17:01January 2, 2016 (2016-01-02)
In a series of flashbacks, Cinder recruits Emerald and Mercury. Later, they ambush the Fall Maiden, Amber, using Emerald's Semblance to lure her in. Qrow intervenes, but Cinder is successful in stealing half of her powers. With her new abilities, Cinder forces the White Fang to cooperate. In the present, Emerald, Cinder and Neo fly Mercury out of Amity Colosseum, revealing that Mercury was never injured from Yang's attack due to his prosthetic legs.
368"Destiny"Kerry Shawcross
Gray Haddock
Miles Luna
Miles Luna
Monty Oum
Kerry Shawcross
17:38January 9, 2016 (2016-01-09)
Yang is disqualified from the tournament, while Pyrrha remains conflicted about Ozpin's offer. While discussing their perspectives on fatalism Jaune unintentionally encourages her to go through with becoming the Fall Maiden, upsetting her. On her way to the arena, Ruby meets Velvet, who mentions that Coco had a similar hallucination to Yang when she fought Emerald in the tournament. Ruby becomes suspicious when she spots Emerald in the stands, but before she can confront her, she encounters Mercury.
379"PvP"Kerry Shawcross
Gray Haddock
Miles Luna
Miles Luna
Monty Oum
Kerry Shawcross
12:28January 16, 2016 (2016-01-16)
During Pyrrha and Penny's match, Emerald uses her Semblance on Pyrrha, causing her inadvertently to tear Penny apart. Everyone is horrified, and Cinder uses her virus to take control of the public broadcast system and blame all incidents on Ozpin and Ironwood. The negative emotions of the people are amplified, causing hordes of Grimm to attack Beacon Academy, Amity Colosseum and Vale. Neo breaks Torchwick out of prison and they gain control of Ironwood's flagship. Adam Taurus and the White Fang arrive at Beacon.
3810"Battle of Beacon"Kerry Shawcross
Gray Haddock
Miles Luna
Miles Luna
Monty Oum
Kerry Shawcross
16:35January 30, 2016 (2016-01-30)
As the Grimm attack continues, Ruby rallies the support of various student teams; they commandeer a transport to fly back to Beacon and defend it. Torchwick uploads Cinder's virus on Ironwood's flagship, seizing control of Atlesian android soldiers and causing Ironwood's transport to crash. A giant dragon Grimm bursts out of Mountain Glenn and flies towards Beacon, spawning more Grimm onto the battlefield. As Cinder has her associates broadcast the destruction, she spots Ozpin, Pyrrha, and Jaune heading for the Fall Maiden's vault.
3911"Heroes and Monsters"Kerry Shawcross
Gray Haddock
Miles Luna
Miles Luna
Monty Oum
Kerry Shawcross
17:21February 6, 2016 (2016-02-06)
Ruby fights Neo and Torchwick after landing on the damaged flagship. Although they overwhelm her, Ruby manages to knock Neo off, while Torchwick is devoured by a Grimm. In Vale, Ironwood joins Qrow and Beacon's teachers against the corrupted androids and Grimm. At Beacon Academy the students battle the White Fang, Velvet and Weiss using their Semblances to take out the White Fang's Paladins. Blake encounters and battles Adam, but is wounded. Adam declares that he will punish her "betrayal" by destroying everything she loves, just as Yang arrives and attacks. Adam severs Yang's right arm, but Blake manages to get her away to safety. In the vault, Ozpin starts to transfer Amber's powers into Pyrrha, but Cinder kills Amber before the process is complete, stealing her remaining powers.
4012"End of the Beginning"Kerry Shawcross
Gray Haddock
Miles Luna
Miles Luna
Monty Oum
Kerry Shawcross
28:05February 13, 2016 (2016-02-13)

After killing Ozpin, Cinder is challenged by Pyrrha who accepts her destiny; as they battle, the dragon destroys Beacon's CCT tower. Cinder kills Pyrrha after she questions Cinder on fatalism just as Ruby arrives. Horrified, she unleashes white light from her eyes that petrifies the dragon and, partially, Cinder. When Ruby wakes up at home, Qrow explains that her ability comes being from a line of rare and powerful silver-eyed warriors, like her mother. With the CCT tower destroyed, civilians have lost trust in the kingdoms, while Ruby's team has scattered and Yang is traumatized by her injury and Blake's disappearance. As winter falls, Ruby, Jaune, Nora and Ren travel to Haven, where Qrow suspects Cinder will attack next. The narrator reveals herself as Salem, the true mastermind behind the Fall of Beacon.

In a post-credits scene, Qrow follows Ruby and her friends, revealing to the viewer his ability to transform into a crow.

  • This episode is dedicated to Monty Oum.

Volume 4 (2016–17)

Volume 4 was announced by Gray Haddock on April 1, 2016, with the premiere set for Fall 2016.[13] Before the season officially began, the "Volume 4 Character Short" was screened at RTX 2016 and was later released online on October 3, 2016, the first "trailer" since Volume 1 to include a unique part of the story. Chapter 1 premiered on October 22, 2016 for Rooster Teeth "First members" (formerly "sponsors"), 24 hours later for members of the Rooster Teeth website, and one week later for the general public on YouTube. Weekly release day and time were the same as for Volume 3. This release schedule was continued throughout the Volume, which concluded on February 4, 2017.

Volume 4 picks up about six to eight months after the Fall of Beacon in Volume 3's finale and is the first series produced on Autodesk Maya after transitioning from Poser.

No.
overall
ChapterTitleDirected byWritten byLengthRelease date
P50"Volume 4 Character Short"Kerry Shawcross
Miles Luna
Gray Haddock
Miles Luna
Kerry Shawcross
5:10October 3, 2016 (2016-10-03)
At night, Ruby finds a small village in the distance under attack by Grimm. After defeating them, including the gorilla-type Beringel, she receives a call from Jaune, Nora and Ren and asks them to hurry to her side as more Grimm emerge.
411"The Next Step"Kerry Shawcross
Miles Luna
Gray Haddock
Miles Luna
Kerry Shawcross
19:51October 22, 2016 (2016-10-22)
Salem targets Haven Academy in Mistral next. While Cinder stays with Salem for rehabilitation, Watts is ordered to meet with a correspondent in Mistral, Hazel to meet with Adam, and Tyrian to apprehend Ruby, who Salem and Cinder view as a threat due to her silver eyes. Meanwhile, Ruby, Nora, Jaune and Ren, now known as Team RNJR, fight a Geist threatening a nearby village. As part of the reward, the village's blacksmith upgrades Jaune's equipment with metal from Pyrrha's armor. The group leaves for Shion Village, hoping to catch an airship to Haven Academy.
422"Remembrance"Kerry Shawcross
Miles Luna
Gray Haddock
Miles Luna
Kerry Shawcross
14:20October 29, 2016 (2016-10-29)
Weiss' father Jacques Schnee forces her to perform at a charity event, intended to boost his company's image after the Fall of Beacon. In Mistral, Team RNJR reaches Shion Village, but finds it destroyed and the villagers dead. A mortally wounded Huntsman reveals that bandits, followed up by Grimm, are responsible. Later, Ruby witnesses a grieving Jaune training relentlessly by night, while watching a recording of Pyrrha.
433"Of Runaways and Stowaways"Kerry Shawcross
Miles Luna
Gray Haddock
Miles Luna
Kerry Shawcross
18:17November 5, 2016 (2016-11-05)
A traumatized Blake travels to Menagerie by ship, which falls under the attack of a giant Grimm. She defeats it with the help of Sun, who secretly followed her after Beacon's destruction. He offers her assistance in investigating the White Fang; Blake, however, wants to return home to reconnect with her parents. In Patch, Yang is sent a bionic arm from Ironwood, but she is hesitant to try it on, still suffering from her memories of Adam.
444"Family"Kerry Shawcross
Miles Luna
Gray Haddock
Miles Luna
Kerry Shawcross
16:28November 19, 2016 (2016-11-19)
Ozpin's soul merges with a Mistral farmboy, Oscar Pine, whom he tries to communicate to. In Patch, Yang confides her reluctance in confronting her fears in her father Taiyang, as well as Port and Oobleck, who are visiting. Gaining resolve to fight, Yang attaches her arm and begins to train with Taiyang. Following Team RNJR to a tavern, Qrow meets his twin sister, Raven (Yang's mother), now leading the bandit tribe that raised her and Qrow. The two end up criticizing each other for abandoning their families, and Raven leaves with neither of them gaining the information they were looking for.
455"Menagerie"Kerry Shawcross
Miles Luna
Gray Haddock
Miles Luna
Kerry Shawcross
12:38December 3, 2016 (2016-12-03)
Blake and Sun arrive in Kuo Kuana, the main city of Menagerie, and Blake is reunited with her parents. Two representatives of the White Fang, Corsac and Fennec Albain, visit the Belladonnas, and when confronted about the White Fang's role in the Fall of Beacon, the Albains state that a splinter group under Adam's lead is responsible. After their visit, Corsac and Fennec agree to inform Adam of Blake's homecoming.
466"Tipping Point"Kerry Shawcross
Miles Luna
Gray Haddock
Miles Luna
Kerry Shawcross
16:23December 10, 2016 (2016-12-10)
Weiss performs at the charity concert but remains critical of all the attendees and guests for their shallow and dismissive behavior towards Beacon. At the after party, she is enraged upon hearing a woman mock the Fall of Beacon and inadvertently summons a Boarbatusk. In Mistral, Team RNJR comes across an abandoned town called Oniyuri. Before they can leave, Tyrian ambushes them and is revealed to be a scorpion Faunus. He easily defeats them and attempts to seize Ruby, but is stopped by Qrow.
477"Punished"Kerry Shawcross
Miles Luna
Gray Haddock
Miles Luna
Kerry Shawcross
16:44December 24, 2016 (2016-12-24)
Ozpin informs Oscar that their souls and Aura have merged and they can access each other's memories. While Oscar is reluctant to accept this, Ozpin urges him to go to Haven to carry out an important task. In Atlas, Weiss is blamed for hurting the Schnees' reputation and, as a result, is confined her to her room and disinherited. In Oniyuri, despite Qrow's warnings to stay back, Ruby joins him in battle. Tyrian grazes him with his stinger, but Ruby slices it off, forcing Tyrian to retreat.
488"A Much Needed Talk"Kerry Shawcross
Miles Luna
Gray Haddock
Miles Luna
Kerry Shawcross
20:38December 31, 2016 (2016-12-31)
At nightfall, Qrow explains to Team RNJR about the two god brothers of light and darkness, the creation of mankind and the Grimm, and that they, as Hunstmen, have the duty to protect the four relics (Creation, Destruction, Knowledge and Choice) within the Huntsmen Academies, as they are sought by Salem. By the next morning, Tyrian's venom has badly weakened Qrow. Blake mends her relationship with Ghira, who comforts her about lashing out at him and staying in the White Fang. Sun accidentally interrupts them to warn Blake about a masked White Fang member in the market. The two notice a spy outside and give chase.
499"Two Steps Forward, Two Steps Back"Kerry Shawcross
Miles Luna
Gray Haddock
Miles Luna
Kerry Shawcross
15:25January 7, 2017 (2017-01-07)
Yang and Weiss complete their training and prepare to leave for Mistral. Meanwhile, Blake and Sun discover that Blake's old friend Ilia Amitola, is now a white Fang member. Attempting to chase her down, they manage to steal her scroll, but Sun is injured, allowing Ilia to escape. At the same time, Team RNJR are forced to choose between taking two paths. Ren and Nora decide to take the mountain path while Ruby and Jaune carry Qrow through Kuroyuri.
5010"Kuroyuri"Kerry Shawcross
Miles Luna
Gray Haddock
Miles Luna
Kerry Shawcross
18:54January 21, 2017 (2017-01-21)
Ozpin finally persuades Oscar to set out for Mistral; he briefly encounters Hazel along the way, though each remains unaware of the other's identity. Ren and Nora's past is revealed through a flashback: years ago, Kuroyuri is attacked by Grimm, led by a Nuckelavee, and Ren's parents are killed. Ren's Semblance activates when he sees Nora in danger, which calms him down and hides their presence from the Grimm. In the present, Ren and Nora realize that the Nuckelavee is headed towards Ruby, Jaune, and Qrow.
5111"Taking Control"Kerry Shawcross
Miles Luna
Gray Haddock
Miles Luna
Kerry Shawcross
15:37January 28, 2017 (2017-01-28)
Yang prepares to leave, and Taiyang asks if she is going after Ruby or Raven. Weiss, with Klein's help, sneaks out of the Schnee Manor, hoping to find Winter in Mistral. In Menagerie, Blake confesses to Sun about leaving her friends in fear of them getting hurt. After learning that Ilia's scroll contained Adam's plans to attack Haven, Blake decides to reclaim the White Fang. Meanwhile, Ren and Nora desperately rush towards Kuroyuri, where the Nuckelavee-Grimm emerges.
5212"No Safe Haven"Kerry Shawcross
Miles Luna
Gray Haddock
Miles Luna
Kerry Shawcross
27:03February 4, 2017 (2017-02-04)

While Jaune moves Qrow to safety, Ren begins fighting the Nuckelavee recklessly until Nora calms him down. Team RNJR then comes up with a coordinated strategy and Ren successfully executes the Grimm. Two patrolling military airships from Mistral arrive and they take Team RNJR to Mistral. Meanwhile, Blake and Sun prepare to confront the White Fang, while Yang reaches Anima and sets off, in search of either Ruby or Raven. Ruby and her group plan to visit Professor Lionheart at Haven Academy once Qrow's injuries are fully healed. Unbeknownst to them, however, Lionheart is working for Watts.

In a post-credits scene, Oscar approaches Qrow in a bar and identifies himself as Ozpin. Qrow returns his cane.

Volume 5 (2017–18)

The fifth Volume premiered on October 14, 2017, a date which was first announced at the RTX Austin 2017 event.[1] The episodes were released to Rooster Teeth FIRST members Saturdays at 10am CT, then to Rooster Teeth registered members the following Tuesday, and to the general public the following Saturday.[14]

On July 17, 2017, Rooster Teeth released the first trailer for the upcoming Volume, the "Volume 5 Weiss Character Short". It was followed up by the "Volume 5 Blake Character Short" on September 4, 2017, and the "Volume 5 Yang Character Short" on October 14, 2017.[15] These Character Shorts, like the original four trailers and the "Volume 4 Character Short", tell unique parts of the story.

At New York Comic Con 2017, it was announced that Volume 5 would be 14 episodes long, instead of the usual 12.[16] The season concluded on January 20, 2018.

No.
overall
ChapterTitleDirected byWritten byLengthRelease date
P60"Volume 5 Weiss Character Short"Kerry Shawcross
Miles Luna
Gray Haddock
Miles Luna
Kerry Shawcross
4:03July 17, 2017 (2017-07-17)
As Weiss travels to Mistral, she dreams of a time when she was younger. In a flashback, Weiss trains with Winter to fight multiple Beowolves summoned from Winter's Semblance. When she is nearly defeated, she calls out for Winter, who ends the training. Winter tells her that she will not always be there to rescue her and that she needs to work harder if she wants to leave Atlas.
P70"Volume 5 Blake Character Short"Kerry Shawcross
Miles Luna
Gray Haddock
Miles Luna
Kerry Shawcross
4:59September 4, 2017 (2017-09-04)
In Menagerie, Blake and Sun chase a member of the White Fang. Between the chase, flashbacks of Blake and Ilia's friendship are seen. In the past, Ilia explains about embracing her identity as a Faunus after the death of her parents. In the present, Ilia intervenes in the chase, and instead of fighting, she helps the White Fang member escape.
P80"Volume 5 Yang Character Short"Kerry Shawcross
Miles Luna
Gray Haddock
Miles Luna
Kerry Shawcross
4:15October 14, 2017 (2017-10-14)
As Yang travels in Mistral, she reminisces the time before she was to leave for Beacon Academy. In a flashback, she trains Ruby in hand-to-hand combat to make sure she can survive on her own without her weapon. During their training, they are attacked by a large Ursa. Yang defeats it, but she is injured in the process. Ruby apologizes for not being able to help, but Yang calms her by reminding her that she will always be there for her.
531"Welcome to Haven"Kerry Shawcross
Miles Luna
Gray Haddock
Miles Luna
Kerry Shawcross
23:03October 14, 2017 (2017-10-14)
Qrow and Team RNJR visit Professor Leonardo Lionheart to protect Haven's relic, which can only be accessed by the Spring Maiden. After Lionheart rejects Qrow's plan, Qrow is approached by Oscar, who identifies himself as Ozpin. The Belladonnas confront the Albains about the information from Ilia's scroll, but they blame Ilia. Blake decides to go public with the information, despite Ilia's warnings to leave. Somewhere in Mistral, a shady man offers to lead Yang to Raven.
542"Dread in the Air"Kerry Shawcross
Miles Luna
Gray Haddock
Miles Luna
Kerry Shawcross
21:04October 21, 2017 (2017-10-21)
Lionheart, secretly a mole for Salem, informs her that Raven and her tribe hold the Spring Maiden. Salem tasks Cinder with obtaining the Maiden to unlock Haven's relic. Weiss' airship is attacked by Lancers, wasp-type Grimm. She kills their Queen by summoning her Armored Knight, but the damaged airship crashes and she is captured by Raven's tribe. When the White Fang's Leader Sienna Khan rejects Hazel's offer of assistance from Salem, Adam usurps and kills her, ordering that humans be framed for her death.
553"Unforeseen Complications"Kerry Shawcross
Miles Luna
Gray Haddock
Miles Luna
Kerry Shawcross
18:35October 28, 2017 (2017-10-28)
Blake and her parents hold a press conference to persuade the Faunus to help Mistral, but Ilia publicly denounces the Belladonnas as traitors and sways trust in them. Ozpin explains his reincarnation to Team RNJR and, predicting Salem will attack Haven Academy in one month, he decides to train both them and Oscar. As both he and Qrow find Lionheart's behavior suspicious, they decide not to reveal Ozpin's presence yet. Learning Winter has since left for Atlas, Weiss summons a small Armored Knight to help her escape.
564"Lighting the Fire"Kerry Shawcross
Miles Luna
Gray Haddock
Miles Luna
Kerry Shawcross
16:15November 4, 2017 (2017-11-04)
In Haven, team RNJR and Oscar spar together. Arriving at the bandit camp, Yang demands Raven help her get to Ruby with her Semblance. Raven initially refuses, claiming that Ozpin is not to be trusted, but Weiss escapes her confinement with the help of her Armored Knight and reunites with Yang. Not wanting to attract Grimm, Raven agrees to Yang's demands and summons her and Weiss to her tent to tell them what they need to know.
575"Necessary Sacrifice"Kerry Shawcross
Miles Luna
Gray Haddock
Miles Luna
Kerry Shawcross
16:58November 11, 2017 (2017-11-11)
Blake and Sun fail to get enough signatures for their petition to save Haven Academy, due to the Faunus in Menagerie wanting to avoid conflict. Despite knowing she will have to face Ilia, Blake hopes to save her from the White Fang. In Mistral, RNJR's training continues and Ruby reassures Oscar's insecurities. Meanwhile, Ilia is given orders by the Albains to plan the assassination Blake's parents and bring Blake alive to Adam.
586"Known by its Song"Kerry Shawcross
Miles Luna
Gray Haddock
Miles Luna
Kerry Shawcross
17:37November 18, 2017 (2017-11-18)
Qrow searches Mistral for fellow Huntsmen, but finds that many of them are missing and presumably dead. Raven explains to Yang and Weiss that she and Qrow joined Beacon to fight back against Huntsmen that posed a threat to their tribe, but she lost trust in Ozpin after learning of his magical abilities, Salem's existence, and many other secrets. She demonstrates the shapeshifting power Ozpin gave to her and Qrow, and offers Yang a choice to stay with her and get more "answers", claiming Qrow and Ozpin have always kept things from her. Yang and Weiss instead choose to leave, and reunite with Ruby.
597"Rest and Resolutions"Kerry Shawcross
Miles Luna
Gray Haddock
Miles Luna
Kerry Shawcross
12:48November 25, 2017 (2017-11-25)
The kids have a heartfelt reunion over dinner. Later, Yang confronts Ozpin about using magic on Qrow and Raven, who admits he gave them shapeshifting abilities to spy on Salem- as well as being the old man who gave the original Maidens their power. He offers them the choice to continue to fight, which they all accept, providing he keeps no further secrets. Meanwhile, Cinder, Watts, Mercury and Emerald arrive at Raven's camp, having learned her location thanks to Lionheart's conversation with Qrow.
608"Alone Together"Kerry Shawcross
Miles Luna
Gray Haddock
Miles Luna
Kerry Shawcross
15:18December 2, 2017 (2017-12-02)
Yang is upset when Ruby mentions Blake later in the morning, but Weiss comforts her, asking she trust Blake until she comes back. In Menagerie, Blake receives a note from Ilia to meet with her, but it turns out to be an ambush. Sun rescues Blake from her captors and they rush to help her parents, who are defending their home from White Fang insurgents.
619"A Perfect Storm"Kerry Shawcross
Miles Luna
Gray Haddock
Miles Luna
Kerry Shawcross
15:07December 9, 2017 (2017-12-09)
Cinder strikes a deal with Raven and Vernal, the Spring Maiden, to help her unlock the relic. Despite knowing that Salem will have her killed anyway, Raven accepts her offer on the condition she kills Qrow, while secretly planning to take the relic for herself. Blake and Sun defend Ghira from an attack and, while Blake is on her way to look for Kali, she is forced to battle Ilia.
6210"True Colors"Kerry Shawcross
Miles Luna
Gray Haddock
Miles Luna
Kerry Shawcross
19:26December 16, 2017 (2017-12-16)
As the Belladonnas and Sun battle the White Fang, Ilia is torn between her feelings for Blake and her political allegiance until Ghira saves her from falling debris, causing her to turn against the White Fang. When the Albain brothers intervene, Fennec is killed and the Belladonnas and Sun are victorious. Blake convinces the Faunus of Menagerie that they need to stop Adam and the majority join her.
6311"The More the Merrier"Kerry Shawcross
Miles Luna
Gray Haddock
Miles Luna
Kerry Shawcross
16:05December 30, 2017 (2017-12-30)
Ruby and the rest of her group meet with Lionheart, where his allegiance to Salem is revealed. Raven, Vernal, Cinder, Emerald, Mercury, and Hazel ambush them, with the latter revealing that the White Fang have also arrived as they prepare to destroy the school. Jaune recklessly attacks Cinder, attempting to avenge Pyrrha's death. Ruby's silver eyes activate, causing Cinder pain in her left arm, but Emerald stuns Ruby before she can inflict more damage. Enraged, Cinder conjures an obsidian spear and impales Weiss through the side.
6412"Vault of the Spring Maiden"Kerry Shawcross
Miles Luna
Gray Haddock
Miles Luna
Kerry Shawcross
14:43January 6, 2018 (2018-01-06)
Hazel becomes enraged learning of Ozpin's presence and fights him and Qrow to settle an old grudge. Jaune unlocks his Semblance and heals Weiss while Ruby, Yang, Ren and Nora battle Lionheart, Emerald and Mercury. Upon entering the vault, Cinder reveals that Salem replaced her left arm with a Grimm arm after her defeat at Beacon. She uses it to fatally impale Vernal, attempting to steal her Maiden powers. However, Raven reveals that she is the real Spring Maiden and prepares to fight Cinder for the Relic.
6513"Downfall"Kerry Shawcross
Miles Luna
Gray Haddock
Miles Luna
Kerry Shawcross
15:28January 13, 2018 (2018-01-13)
Ruby distracts Emerald and Mercury long enough for Yang to pursue Raven and Cinder, while a recovered Weiss summons the Lancer Queen to defeat Hazel. As Adam and the White Fang prepare to destroy the CCT tower, Blake arrives with the rest of the Faunus and the Mistral Police, while Ilia disarms Adam's planted explosives. Raven defeats Cinder in a grueling battle, knocking her into an abyss, but is confronted by Yang before she can claim the unlocked Relic.
6614"Haven's Fate"Kerry Shawcross
Miles Luna
Gray Haddock
Miles Luna
Kerry Shawcross
24:29January 20, 2018 (2018-01-20)

Defeated by Blake and Sun, Adam flees, allowing Ghira to reclaim leadership of the White Fang. In the vault, Yang denounces Raven as a self–serving coward. Pointing out that whoever takes the Relic will be hunted by Salem, Yang claims it herself, as she is willing to face Salem. Ashamed, Raven flees after apologizing to her daughter, leaving Yang in tears. Lionheart attempts to flee, but is killed by Salem for his cowardice. Broken by Cinder's defeat, Emerald creates a vision of Salem to terrify her enemies, allowing her, Mercury and Hazel to escape. Blake is welcomed back by RWBY as Ozpin directs them towards Atlas.

In a post-credits scene, Raven is shown to have fled to Patch, where Taiyang notices her presence.

Volume 6 (2018–19)

Announced at RTX Austin 2018, the sixth season premiered on October 27, 2018.[17]

On August 17, 2018, Rooster Teeth released the "Volume 6 Adam Character Short" prior to the season's premiere. Focusing on Adam Taurus, the short tells a unique part of the story similar to the original four trailers and the various Volume 4 & 5 character shorts.

Taking a regular Christmas break mid-season, Volume 6 concluded on January 26, 2019.

Unlike prior seasons, Volume 6 did not originally air on YouTube following various Rooster Teeth videos being demonetized. Volume 6 episodes later began airing on YouTube on November 2, 2019, alongside the Volume 7 premiere on the Rooster Teeth website.

No.
overall
ChapterTitleDirected byWritten byLengthRelease date
P90"Volume 6: Adam Character Short"Kerry Shawcross
Connor Pickens
Miles Luna
Kerry Shawcross
7:24August 17, 2018 (2018-08-17)
In a flashback, Adam Taurus rises up the White Fang's ranks after killing a human during an altercation, angering Ghira while gaining support from Sienna as other White Fang members applaud him. Blake grows uneasy over Adam's increasing brutality yet is manipulated into supporting him. Sienna eventually becomes the organization's leader and places Adam in charge of their branch in Vale. After usurping Sienna in the events of Volume 5, Adam prepares to raid Haven Academy.
671"Argus Limited"Kerry Shawcross
Connor Pickens
Miles Luna
Kerry Shawcross
22:32October 27, 2018 (2018-10-27)
Ruby and her friends board a train for Argus in northern Anima while Sun rejoins his team departing for Vacuo. During the train ride, a Grimm attack forces Ozpin to admit the Relic draws them. While Jaune, Ren, and Nora separate to protect the passengers from the Grimm, Team RWBY, Qrow and Oscar stay to defend the remaining cars, but the pack alpha destroys the train tracks and crashes them. The group emerges unharmed but stranded, along with a passenger named Maria Calavera. Meanwhile, Adam Taurus, enraged at his defeat by Blake, slaughters the remaining members of the White Fang when they disown him as their leader.
682"Uncovered"Kerry Shawcross
Connor Pickens
Miles Luna
Kerry Shawcross
16:49November 3, 2018 (2018-11-03)
Having survived her battle with Raven, Cinder attempts to track Ruby through a broker called Lil' Miss Malachite. Team RWBY confront Ozpin for his continued secrecy and he professes past betrayals make him slow to trust; however, Oscar reveals he is still hiding something. Despite Ozpin's pleas, Ruby activates the Relic of Knowledge, whose spirit, Jinn, answers three questions every 100 years. With two questions still available, Ruby asks to know what Ozpin is hiding from them and Jinn begins a vision of the past, showing a then-human Salem.
693"The Lost Fable"Kerry Shawcross
Connor Pickens
Miles Luna
Kerry Shawcross
26:36November 10, 2018 (2018-11-10)
In a flashback, Salem's lover, Ozma, dies from illness and she tricks the gods into resurrecting him, being cursed with immortality as punishment. Having lost Ozma again, she tries to turn mankind against the gods; however, they destroy humanity, driving her to attempt suicide in a Grimm pit which mutates her into what she is now. Before the gods leave, Ozma accepts reincarnation to save humanity and find the four relics to summon the gods back and judge the world. While Salem and Ozma reunite, their different views on guiding humanity eventually turn them against each other, leading to the deaths of their daughters and sparking an endless conflict.
704"So That's How It Is"Kerry Shawcross
Connor Pickens
Miles Luna
Kerry Shawcross
13:37November 17, 2018 (2018-11-17)
With Ozpin revealed as Ozma, Team RWBY realize he has no plan for defeating Salem. Ashamed of his failures and belittled by everyone's admonishments, Ozpin locks himself away in Oscar's mind while the group searches for shelter. Meanwhile, Emerald, Mercury and Hazel report the events at Haven Academy to Salem, who is enraged learning Ozpin already reincarnated. Later, Team RWBY, Oscar, Qrow and Maria use an abandoned farm for shelter.
715"The Coming Storm"Kerry Shawcross
Connor Pickens
Miles Luna
Kerry Shawcross
14:54November 24, 2018 (2018-11-24)
Cinder is tracked down by Neo, who blames her for Torchwick's death, but Cinder recruits her based on their mutual grudge against Ruby. Meanwhile, Ruby's group discovers the corpses of the farm's residents and realize it wasn't abandoned, starting a search for their supplies. While finding transport, Yang sees a flashback of Adam but views Blake's concern for her as pity. Ruby and Weiss search for food.
726"Alone in the Woods"Kerry Shawcross
Connor Pickens
Miles Luna
Kerry Shawcross
20:21December 1, 2018 (2018-12-01)
Ruby's group begins losing hope, resulting in Ruby accidentally dropping the Relic of Knowledge into a well. Team RWBY enters the well to find it and discovers a pack of Grimm called the Apathy, which can numb emotion and willpower, and had caused the farmers' deaths. They petrify the team, but Maria, who is revealed to be a silver-eyed warrior, helps Ruby activate her silver eyes to destroy them. After fleeing the village, the group apologizes to Ruby for nearly giving up.
737"The Grimm Reaper"Kerry Shawcross
Connor Pickens
Miles Luna
Kerry Shawcross
16:18December 8, 2018 (2018-12-08)
Cinder offers to let Neo kill Ruby in exchange for retrieving the Relic of Knowledge. Meanwhile, Maria reveals she was a famous Huntress called "the Grimm Reaper", but went into hiding after being blinded in battle. Ruby asks Maria to teach her about silver eyes as the group arrives in Argus, where they reunite with Jaune's team at his sister Saphron's home. However, Jaune reveals the Atlas military refuses to see them, leaving them stuck in the city.
748"Dead End"Kerry Shawcross
Connor Pickens
Miles Luna
Kerry Shawcross
16:58December 15, 2018 (2018-12-15)
Caroline Cordovin, the officer in charge of Argus and an old enemy of Maria's, denies everyone but Weiss permission to enter Atlas. Team RWBY tells Jaune's group what they learned from the Relic, causing Jaune to snap at Oscar. Maria then reveals to Ruby that Silver-Eyed Warriors hid themselves to avoid Salem, and that Jinn's vision showed their power came from the God of Light. The rest of the team then finds Oscar missing.
759"Lost"Kerry Shawcross
Connor Pickens
Miles Luna
Kerry Shawcross
18:35December 29, 2018 (2018-12-29)
Emerald and Mercury argue on what to do without Cinder, but Tyrian mocks their doubts before leaving with Watts for Atlas. Meanwhile, Jaune's group searches for Oscar, where Jaune finds a memorial to Pyrrha and a mysterious woman, who inspires him with her memory to continue. Everyone returns to find Oscar safe at home and Jaune apologizes for his behavior, proposing they steal an Atlas ship to bypass security.
7610"Stealing from the Elderly"Kerry Shawcross
Connor Pickens
Miles Luna
Kerry Shawcross
13:52January 5, 2019 (2019-01-05)
Weiss and Maria steal one of Atlas' airships while Blake goes to disable the radar tower. However, Blake is attacked by Adam - who has stalked her across Anima - and Yang moves to help her, while Cordovin pilots a giant mecha suit to take down the airship. Qrow blames the misfortune on his Semblance, but Ruby reassures him and rallies the group to fight Cordovin.
7711"The Lady in the Shoe"Kerry Shawcross
Connor Pickens
Miles Luna
Kerry Shawcross
15:53January 12, 2019 (2019-01-12)
Ruby and Jaune's teams coordinate to distract Cordovin while Qrow and Ren bring down her robot's shields, but its armor blunts most of their attacks. Cordovin eventually gains the upper hand, forcing Maria and Oscar to risk the airship against her. Meanwhile, after chasing Blake through the forest, Adam disarms her, but Yang arrives and forces him back. Adam shakes Yang's confidence with his threats, but Blake soon rejoins the fight, stating that she and Yang are protecting each other.
7812"Seeing Red"Kerry Shawcross
Connor Pickens
Miles Luna
Kerry Shawcross
13:57January 19, 2019 (2019-01-19)
Cordovin brings down the airship, but Ruby fires a shot directly into the robot's cannon to implode it. Yang and Blake battle Adam together, despite his attempts to manipulate them apart. All three exhaust their Auras, but Blake and Yang finally kill Adam by stabbing him with Blake's broken sword. Blake tearfully assures Yang that she will not break her promise never to leave her. Cordovin attempts to call reinforcements, but the Atlesians are busy confronting a Grimm Leviathan that is approaching Argus.
7913"Our Way"Kerry Shawcross
Connor Pickens
Miles Luna
Kerry Shawcross
23:39January 26, 2019 (2019-01-26)

Stealing an airship, Neo and Cinder head to Atlas. In Argus, Ruby uses her silver eyes to freeze the Leviathan, allowing Cordovin's mech to kill it and save the city. In return, Cordovin allows the group to leave for Atlas. However, they arrive to find it blockaded by the entire Atlas Air Fleet.

In a post-credits scene, Mercury and Emerald watch Salem prepare an army of flying Beringel. Hazel states she plans to lead the next invasion personally.

Volume 7 (2019–20)

The seventh season premiered on November 2, 2019, concluding on February 1, 2020.[18] It is the first season since Volume 3 not to include a character short and the first without a post-credits scene.

No.
overall
ChapterTitleDirected byWritten byLengthOriginal air date
801"The Greatest Kingdom"Kerry ShawcrossMiles Luna
Kerry Shawcross
18:06November 2, 2019 (2019-11-02)
Ruby's group lands in Mantle, the city below Atlas, but become uncertain of Ironwood after seeing the state of the city. Maria takes the group to Dr. Pietro Polendina, who informs them of Ironwood's increasing paranoia following the fall of Beacon. While Ruby's group fends off the invading Sabyrs, they are assisted by Penny, who is revealed to have been repaired by Pietro and now serves as Mantle's protector. However, Ruby's group is arrested by the Ace-Ops, a group of elite Atlas huntsmen.
812"A New Approach"Connor PickensKiersi Burkhart18:18November 9, 2019 (2019-11-09)
Ruby's group is brought to Ironwood, who plans to install a CCT tower on Amity Colosseum to inform the public about Salem and use his military force to handle the unrest it will cause. Ruby agrees to help, but hides what her group learned from Jinn. Meanwhile, Dr. Watts has taken control of Mantle's security systems to hide Tyrian committing a murder.
823"Ace Operatives"Kerry ShawcrossMiles Luna
Kerry Shawcross
17:33November 16, 2019 (2019-11-16)
RWBY and JNR receive upgrades to their weapons and outfits. Yang reveals her uncertainties about lying to Ironwood but the other members of RWBY assure her they will tell him the truth when the time is right. Ruby gives the relic to Oscar for safekeeping in Atlas while RWBY, JNR, and the Ace-Ops go on a mission to clear a launch site for the tower. They pursue and kill a powerful Geist through abandoned dust mines while RWBY learn about the Ace-Ops weapons, Semblances, and team strategies. Meanwhile, Tyrian kills a Mantle activist speaking out against Ironwood.
834"Pomp and Circumstance"Paula Decanini
Dustin Matthews
Eddy Rivas17:48November 23, 2019 (2019-11-23)
Ironwood reveals that someone is attempting to frame him by murdering his critics. Jacques berates Ironwood for using his old mine for military purposes and confronts Weiss. Afterwards, Ironwood grants Teams RWBY and JNR their huntsmen licenses; Ruby questions whether it is right to keep hiding Jinn's knowledge from him, to which Qrow is uncertain himself. Watts offers to help Jacques with the election.
845"Sparks"Connor PickensEddy Rivas19:58November 30, 2019 (2019-11-30)
RWBY and JNR go through training and missions to help with the construction of Amity Tower. Robyn Hill, the leader of the Happy Huntresses, a Mantle activist group and a candidate for the upcoming election, becomes suspicious about Mantle's construction supplies going to Amity. Winter reveals to Weiss that Ironwood chose her to become the new Winter Maiden when the current one dies. Jacques announces that he is closing all SDC operations until he wins the election, causing a riot in Mantle.
856"A Night Off"Paula DecaniniEddy Rivas
Kiersi Burkhart
Miles Luna
16:13December 7, 2019 (2019-12-07)
As Mantle recovers from the riot, RWBY and JNR are given the night off. Ruby, Nora and Ren go to Robyn's political rally where Watts causes a blackout and hacks the election in Jacques' favor. Tyrian murders several people at the rally in the dark and frames Penny for them, while Watts uploads a doctored video with Penny committing the murders instead of Tyrian. The panic that ensues causes a Grimm invasion in Mantle.
867"Worst Case Scenario"Connor PickensEddy Rivas
Kiersi Burkhart
Miles Luna
18:15December 14, 2019 (2019-12-14)
After the Grimm invasion is suppressed, Robyn and the Happy Huntresses begin stealing supplies from the military, grinding progress on the tower to a halt. Ironwood calls for Robyn's arrest and for Tyrian to be found. Blake and Yang go against orders and tell Robyn about the Amity Tower project and ask her to give them more time. Pietro extracts the raw footage of the attack from Penny to try and prove her innocence to the public and reveals that he made Penny from his own Aura. Jacques invites Ironwood to his manor to defend his seat on the council.
878"Cordially Invited"Dustin MatthewsMiles Luna15:37December 21, 2019 (2019-12-21)
The council, with Robyn in attendance, berate Ironwood over withholding information in closing Atlas's borders and recent events. Weiss heads to Jacques' office to search for his involvement in the election and reunites with her mother Willow, who gives her a recording of Jacques's meeting with Watts. Meanwhile, Watts disables the heating systems in Mantle as a snowstorm starts.
889"As Above, So Below"Paula DecaniniEddy Rivas
Kiersi Burkhart
18:19January 4, 2020 (2020-01-04)[19]
Weiss presents the video of Jacques's dealings with Watts to the council and arrests him; however, Mantle is under attack from Grimm caused by the citizens' rioting over the lost heating. Oscar encourages Ironwood to trust Robyn and later reveals what Ruby's group learned from Jinn. RWBY, JNR, and the Ace-Ops fly into Mantle to evacuate the citizens, while Neo, having infiltrated the Schnee Manor, reports the meeting back to Cinder.
8910"Out in the Open"Dustin Matthews
Connor Pickens
Kerry Shawcross
Kiersi Burkhart
15:40January 11, 2020 (2020-01-11)
While RWBY, JNR, and the Ace-Ops evacuate Mantle and fight off the invasion, Ironwood and Robyn send a broadcast revealing Salem to Mantle. Tyrian attacks Robyn, Clover, and Qrow, while Watts infiltrates the Amity Tower and is confronted by Ironwood. Meanwhile, Neo goes to steal the Lamp of Knowledge from Oscar while Cinder targets the Winter Maiden.
9011"Gravity"Paula Decanini
Kerry Shawcross
Miles Luna
Kerry Shawcross
20:20January 18, 2020 (2020-01-18)
Ironwood defeats Watts, and Tyrian is arrested. However, Cinder's calling card causes him to panic and lose trust in Team RWBY for lying to him. Salem announces that she is on her way and offers for Ironwood to surrender, but he decides to declare martial law and use the Staff of Creation to levitate Atlas to safety. When Team RWBY opposes, as most of Mantle's citizens would be left to die, he orders the Ace-Ops to arrest them. Meanwhile, Cinder follows Winter to the Winter Maiden, while Team JNR discover Oscar is missing.
9112"With Friends Like These"Dustin Matthews
Connor Pickens
Kiersi Burkhart
Eddy Rivas
18:02January 25, 2020 (2020-01-25)
Team RWBY defeats the Ace-Ops while Tyrian exploits his captors' fighting to crash the transport ship. Robyn is knocked unconscious, while Tyrian kills Clover with Qrow's weapon so the latter would be framed for murder. As Neo battles Oscar and Team JNR for the Lamp of Knowledge, Cinder faces Penny and Winter for the Winter Maiden.
9213"The Enemy of Trust"Kerry ShawcrossKerry Shawcross
Miles Luna
Eddy Rivas
24:11February 1, 2020 (2020-02-01)
While Neo escapes with the Lamp, the Winter Maiden passes her powers to Penny as she dies, and Cinder retreats when Ruby uses her Silver Eyes. Oscar tries to reason with Ironwood, but he is shot off a platform, causing Ozpin and his magic to awaken. After saving Oscar, Ozpin delivers a soliloquy on his philosophy that “fear is the enemy of trust”. Qrow and Robyn are arrested while RWBY, JNR, Penny, Maria, and Pietro flee Atlas authorities in an airship. Salem arrives in Atlas with a gigantic Grimm force.

Volume 8 (2020–21)

The eighth season premiered on November 7, 2020[20] and concluded on March 27, 2021.

Although the season took its regular Christmas mid-season break, due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States in regards to a slower production rollout with working remotely, the break was extended through January 2021 to early February. The tenth chapter was then delayed a week to February 27 to focus on the production team's safety during the February 13–17, 2021 North American winter storm, resulting in the season's conclusion being pushed back to March 27.[21]

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931"Divide"Kerry ShawcrossKiersi Burkhart
Kerry Shawcross
18:58November 7, 2020 (2020-11-07)
Salem is given the Lamp of Knowledge by Cinder and commands a Hound, a new-type Grimm, to capture Oscar in order to access it. Oscar reunites with Ruby's group but decides to keep Ozpin's return a secret. Ruby's group disagree over their next move and split up: Ruby, Weiss, Blake, Nora, and Penny plan to sneak into the military base to launch Amity Tower and warn the rest of Remnant about Salem, while Yang, Ren, Jaune, and Oscar help the Happy Huntresses protect the Mantle civilians. Meanwhile, when the other Atlas council members protest Ironwood's actions, he shoots Councilman Sleet dead.
942"Refuge"Paula DecaniniMiles Luna17:37November 14, 2020 (2020-11-14)
While Watts is taken to Ironwood, Ruby's team sneak into Atlas through a shipping company owned by the Schnee Dust Company. Penny expresses her discomfort of being the new Winter Maiden to Ruby. Meanwhile, Yang's team struggle with getting civilians to corporate while Oscar personally struggles with the idea of his soul eventually fully merging with Ozpin. The Hound kidnaps Oscar as it suddenly evolves, speaks, and flies away, causing Yang's team to give chase.
953"Strings"Dustin MatthewsKiersi Burkhart17:50November 21, 2020 (2020-11-21)
Ruby's team sneak into the Atlas Military compound with help from May. Through Penny, Pietro hacks Ironwood's terminal to send a launch signal when Penny reaches Amity Tower. Upon leaving, they are ambushed by the Ace-Ops. The Ace-Ops steal one of Penny's swords to help Watts, under coercion from Ironwood, override controls to her. Nora uses her Semblance to help Ruby's team escape the base but injures herself from channeling too much electricity.
964"Fault"Connor PickensEddy Rivas19:31November 28, 2020 (2020-11-28)
Despite the efforts of Yang's team, the Hound escapes with Oscar, who is then tortured by Salem and Hazel for access to the Lamp of Knowledge. Upset at their continuous failures, Faults appear between Ren, Yang and Jaune over an argument on their lack of preparedness as Huntsmen. At night, they seek refuge at an outpost as Grimm appear from a forming fault. Meanwhile, Ruby's team hides at the Schnee Manor, while Cinder secretly goes to Amity against Salem's orders for the Winter Maiden powers.
975"Amity"Paula DecaniniMiles Luna19:10December 5, 2020 (2020-12-05)
Cinder, Neo, and Emerald infiltrate Amity Tower, but they are defeated by Penny and Maria. However, Amity is damaged by Cinder and is now unable to reach the signal range. Despite Pietro's protests at the risks Penny convinces him to let her choose her own destiny. In pain, Penny moves Amity Tower into signal range, successfully broadcasting Ruby's video to the world. However, Watts hacks into Penny via her sword and the signal, rebooting her system. As Winter and the Ace-Ops are sent to bring Penny to the vault, Watts steals Ironwood's scroll. Meanwhile, Yang's group discover that a river of Grimm is flowing towards Mantle.
986"Midnight"Kerry ShawcrossKerry Shawcross19:38December 12, 2020 (2020-12-12)
Cinder dreams about her childhood, where she was adopted and worked as a slave to a wicked stepmother who owns a hotel in Atlas. A Huntsman, Rhodes, takes pity on Cinder and trains her to become a Huntress, but her family abuses her upon discovering her weapon and she kills them all - Rhodes included after he told her that running is all she will ever do. When Cinder awakens, Salem tortures Cinder in the same manner as her wicked stepmother. Salem then uses the flying leviathan Monstra to invade Atlas as the river of Grimm breaks through its shields. While Cinder is ordered to find Watts and Penny, Oscar plans on working within Salem's group to divide them.
997"War"Connor PickensKiersi Burkhart
Miles Luna (additional writing)
18:50December 19, 2020 (2020-12-19)
Ironwood orders the Ace-Ops to bomb the Monstra, but Jaune, Yang, and Ren, whose Semblance evolves, compromise with Winter to let them look for Oscar. Inside, Oscar decides to act against the wishes of Ozpin by following his philosophy on the enemy of trust and entrusting Hazel with the Lamp of Knowledge and hoping that truth and knowledge will grant him deliverance. Overhearing their conversation, Emerald warns Mercury about Salem as he leaves with Tyrian for Vacuo. Meanwhile, Whitley calls Klein to the Schnee Manor to help Nora and reconciles with Weiss, followed by Penny crash-landing at the front soon after.
1008"Dark"Dustin MatthewsMiles Luna17:49February 6, 2021 (2021-02-06)
The Schnee Manor faces a power outage. As Ruby's team activates the internal generators, they are attacked by the Hound. As Ruby, Weiss, and Blake fend it off, a hacked Penny awakens and tries to leave for the vault. Ruby's silver eyes reveal that the Hound was previously a silver-eyed Faunus, and he dies after Whitley and Willow crush it with a statue. Meanwhile, Cinder blows up the Atlas prison to free Watts, knocking Qrow, Robyn, and Jacques out in the process.
1019"Witch"Paula DecaniniEddy Rivas18:29February 13, 2021 (2021-02-13)
Jaune, Yang and Ren search for Oscar while Winter's forces hold off the Grimm. Oscar gains Hazel and Emerald's trust after they summon Jinn, but Neo overhears them and steals the lamp when they leave. Winter prepares to bomb the Monstra while Emerald helps Oscar reach Jaune's group, but Salem intercepts them believing Emerald stole the lamp. When he ends up protecting Emerald and reciprocating Oscar’s faith in him, Hazel entrusted Oscar with his final wish and faces off against Salem. Though Hazel stalls Salem so the group can escape, Oscar stays and uses his magic to attack Salem at Hazel's urging as he sacrifices himself to hold her down.
10210"Ultimatum"Connor PickensKiersi Burkhart
Miles Luna
18:50February 27, 2021 (2021-02-27)
Oscar uses Ozpin's cane to destroy Monstra, Hazel and Salem. Ironwood plans to deal with Ruby and Penny before Salem resurrects, but is enraged to learn Winter let Yang's team go. Qrow and Robyn escape prison while Jacques is recaptured. As Watts berates Cinder's worthiness, Neo messages them to help kill Ruby in exchange for the lamp. Simultaneously Emerald mourns Hazel's sacrifice as Ruby and Yang's teams reunite, reluctantly letting Emerald stay with them, while Ironwood broadcasts an ultimatum for Penny; return to the vault in one hour or he will bomb Mantle.
10311"Risk"Paula DecaniniKiersi Burkhart
Miles Luna
Eddy Rivas
19:28March 6, 2021 (2021-03-06)
Marrow deserts the Ace-Ops over Ironwood's plan and Winter arrests him, while Robyn talks Qrow out of killing Ironwood. Jaune heals Nora and she makes up with Ren, who admits he loves her. Ruby starts to despair after telling Yang that Summer was likely turned into a Grimm like the Hound. Jaune uses his Semblance to amplify Penny's Aura, temporarily stopping the virus. Ozpin reconciles with the group and Emerald officially joins their side. As Ruby considers the risk involved in surrendering Penny to Ironwood, Neo meets with Watts and Cinder.
10412"Creation"Dustin MatthewsEddy Rivas18:15March 13, 2021 (2021-03-13)
Winter frees Marrow to help Qrow and Robyn intercept the bomb, subduing the Ace-Ops. Emerald uses her Semblance to help Jaune's team, Oscar and Winter defeat Ironwood. Team RWBY then reached the vault with Penny. Using the loophole in the relic, Team RWBY devised a plan to save Penny from the virus by asking the spirit in the Staff, Ambrosius, to excise her robotic aspects. Leading to Penny becoming fully human without a wish, however their actual wish caused the Staff to release the city of Atlas, which starts collapsing onto Mantle. To evacuate the citizens, Team RWBY has Ambrosius create inter-dimensional doors and a central location linking the two cities to Vacuo - unaware Cinder is in the crowd - and Ambrosius warns them not to fall into the void below the central location.
10513"Worthy"Connor PickensKiersi Burkhart
Miles Luna
Eddy Rivas
18:58March 20, 2021 (2021-03-20)
Watts hacks Atlas' broadcasts after Cinder's group use the Lamp to learn Ruby's plan. Cinder and Neo ambush Team RWBY and Penny, knocking Yang into the void. Watts frees the obstinate and unrelenting Ironwood, who executes Jacques and confronts Winter in the vault. Harriet escapes with Vine, but he objects to her continued intent of bombing Mantle and she throws him from their airship. Using the final question from the Lamp of Knowledge, Cinder proves that she is worthy. As Qrow and Robyn intercept Harriet, Watts hacks the airship's autopilot. As Oscar, Ren, and Emerald evacuate some civilians to Vacuo, they realize the gates only open one way when Grimm cut them off in a sandstorm.
10614"The Final Word"Kerry ShawcrossKiersi Burkhart
Miles Luna
Eddy Rivas
23:16March 27, 2021 (2021-03-27)

Qrow, Vine and Elm talk Harriet down, but Watts remotely arms the bomb and Vine sacrifices himself to save the group. Winter is on the verge of death as she struggles to battle Ironwood. After finally becoming fully human, Penny fulfils her destiny with the ultimate sacrifice as she is fatally wounded by Cinder, begging Jaune to finish her off - letting her transfer her maiden powers to Winter so Winter can live and reinforce them. Penny salutes Winter for the last time as they bid each other farewell. Cinder casts Ruby, Weiss, Blake, Jaune and Neo into the void, taking both relics as Winter retreats to Vacuo and clears the way for the survivors. Trapping Watts in a fire with the Staff to hide her actions, Cinder lies to a resurrected Salem that Ruby used the lamp's last question and was killed by Neo. As Cinder utters the final word to Ironwood, Atlas crashes into Mantle's crater and causes a tsunami that floods the kingdom in the manner of Atlantis.

In a post-credits scene, Ruby's scythe washes up on a beach with a jungle, dominated by a massive tree.

Volume 9 (2023)

The ninth season is scheduled to premiere in 2023, following a delay from a presumed late 2021 date due to continued production slowdown amid the ongoing pandemic and the Delta variant outbreak.[22]

World of Remnant

World of Remnant is a series of short special videos detailing recurring story elements in RWBY. Each episode explains details about a specific topic and are narrated by a character from the show. The first four World of Remnant episodes were released alongside Volume 2, narrated by Jen Taylor, the "mysterious narrator" in Volume 1's first episode who is later revealed to be the primary antagonist of the series, Salem. The four episodes released alongside Volume 3 were narrated by Shannon McCormick, the voice of Professor Ozpin. The eight episodes released alongside Volume 4 were narrated by Vic Mignogna, who voiced Qrow Branwen prior to the conclusion of Volume 6.

Season 1

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WR11"Dust"2:17August 21, 2014 (2014-08-21)
The narrator explains Dust as four basic forms of a naturally occurring energy propellant, triggered by the Aura of humans and Faunus. It can be combined naturally or artificially to form stronger types, which Mankind harnessed for technology such as airships or androids. Only skilled and disciplined people can use its raw form without losing control, so the most common use of Dust is in ammunition - though some still use archaic means, like weaving it into clothing or their own body. While part of everyday life, humanity has no understanding of how it came to be - or how mankind's involvement with Dust will change Remnant.
WR22"Kingdoms"1:57September 18, 2014 (2014-09-18)
The narrator describes Remnant as a dangerous place for mankind, as many civilizations have grown and fallen over the years. In the present day, only four remain; Atlas in the north continent and Mistral in the east, while Vacuo and Vale share the largest continent. Protected by natural barriers and human tenacity, each kingdom has a governing council and their own individual militaries - some mandatory, some not. Outside the kingdom walls are roaming nomad tribes and small villages, but most fall to Grimm attacks. Each kingdom has a Huntsmen academy to train the next generations of Huntsmen to protect humanity from the Grimm. Described as beacons of hope and safe havens, the narrator claims they are the key to mankind's survival - as long as they stand united.
WR33"Grimm"3:36October 16, 2014 (2014-10-16)
The narrator details the creatures of Grimm as a destructive force that has existed throughout most of Remnant across known history. Once believed to be evil spirits, further study revealed they continued to evolve and diversify over time like animals. They attack humans and their creations first and foremost, only conflicting with wildlife for territory. Common belief is that Grimm do not need to feed; they choose to. They are drawn to negative emotions - with numbers proportionate to how far panic spreads. Captured Grimm usually break free or die quickly and their bodies evaporate shortly after their death, making study difficult. The narrator concludes that Grimm are not mindless; while younger ones are more reckless, older ones learn from their experiences to be more cautious in the future - a natural adaptation that makes them more effective killers.
WR44"Aura"2:00December 9, 2014 (2014-12-09) (DVD/Blu-ray)

The narrator explains Huntsmen are considered Remnant's greatest warriors in large part by mastering Aura; a manifestation of the life force or soul that runs through every living being - save Grimm - but which only true warriors can amplify and control. It is primarily used for defense, sheathing the wielder in a protective force field to help survive otherwise fatal blows - though their reserves deplete with each hit until exhausted, leaving them vulnerable. Aura's second main use is by projecting it into a more tangible form known as a Semblance, providing a special power unique to each wielder such as superhuman strength or telekinesis. The narrator claims that, with enough training and focus, Aura can turn a warrior into far more than a simple man or woman.

[Note: This episode was a DVD/Blu-Ray exclusive.]

Season 2

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WR51"Vytal Festival Tournament"2:40October 8, 2015 (2015-10-08)
Professor Ozpin explains how the multi-year Great War was ended when humanity's leaders made peace on the island of Vytal, forming new laws, traditions and the Huntsman Academies to create modern society. Among these is the Vytal Festival to celebrate the peacetime every two years, rotating between each kingdom to ensure their cultures remain open to the world. The Vytal Festival's Tournament, a keystone of the event, was designed to test the strength of the kingdom's Huntsman in a safe and friendly environment, the competition ensuring every warrior strives to be their best. As the tournament's rosters grew, the four kingdoms created the Amity Colosseum; a mobile arena that can visit any kingdom in Remnant. Ozpin notes his hopes for the established peace to continue and help humanity grow closer.
WR62"Huntsmen"2:36November 21, 2015 (2015-11-21)
Ozpin describes Huntsmen and Huntresses as the best warriors in Remnant, often outranking kingdom police and military in terms of skill but with only one goal; combat the Grimm. Each kingdom established an academy after the Great War: Beacon Academy in Vale, Haven Academy in Mistral, Shade Academy in Vacuo, and Atlas Academy in Atlas (originally Mantle). They recruit the most promising graduates from primary combat schools, grouping them in teams of four to develop communication, empathy and teamwork skills. Students are separated from kingdom allegiance while in the Academy and, upon graduating, choose their work and employers, usually via mission boards; kingdom affiliation is by choice. However, Atlas Academy is an exception, scrutinized for indoctrinating a military lifestyle upon its students, pressuring enlistment in the Military's Special Units after graduation. Ozpin states that regardless of the teaching method, the end result is the same: Huntsmen and Huntresses, ready to make their own paths. Some stay in a team, others work alone - all are expected to protect and serve humanity, never succumbing to the darkness.
WR73"Cross Continental Transmit System"3:07December 26, 2015 (2015-12-26)
Ozpin details the history of the Cross Continental Transmit System (CCTS), before which kingdoms could only communicate within their borders by radio or across borders with physical messages, the latter of which were always endangered by Grimm. Establishing relay satellites was impractical because spaceflight was impossible, as known Dust types lose their powers outside Remnant's atmosphere, so Atlas instead developed a series of four tower-housed wireless-signal hubs - one in each kingdom. While allowing an online web and communication accessible via handheld "scrolls", connectivity suffers the further one is from a kingdom, with attempts at smaller support towers suffering from Grimm attacks. Despite the benefits of global communication, Ozpin notes the system's fatal flaw is that losing even one of the towers will take down the entire network, describing it a poetic irony that Remnant's people must either speak as one or not speak at all.
WR84"The Four Maidens"7:02January 23, 2016 (2016-01-23)

Ozpin tells the tale of the Four Maidens; An old wizard living in the woods sees a maiden, Winter, waiting outside in the snow for her sisters, falling asleep from the serenity she brings. When he wakes, he sees another maiden, Spring, also waiting for her sisters and planting seeds to create a beautiful garden. The wizard watches until he hears laughter from a third waiting maiden, Summer, who convinces the wizard to step outside and embrace the world. They prepare a feast together just as the fourth sister, Fall, arrives and asks the wizard's name when he invites her. The Wizard claims he is uninteresting and has nothing to his name despite centuries of life, but Fall remarks otherwise and convinces him he has everything he needs in life. The wizard asks why they helped him with his loneliness, with Fall's answer being they would do so for anyone. Repaying their kindness, the wizard bestows his magic upon the sisters, gifting them control over the elements of nature. The sisters promise to use their gifts to aid others and to visit their friend every year.

[Note: A shortened version of the tale of the Four Maidens was also told by Pyrrha Nikos (Vol. 3, Ch. 6)]

Season 3

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WR91"Vale"2:23October 17, 2016 (2016-10-17)
Qrow introduces Remnant, a world where towns constantly rise and fall against Grimm. Currently, the Faunus race holds the island continent of Menagerie, while the four kingdoms - Vale, Mistral, Atlas, Vacuo - are the "sweet spots" to live in. Vale, located on the northeastern end of the largest continent Sanus, is a kingdom protected by two natural barriers - mountains in the east and shallow waters on the northwest-coast, making it very defensible. The kingdom consists of Vale - its namesake main city - along with a few smaller cities along the northwest coastline. There is also the small island of Patch, off the coast across from the capital, which Qrow claims a nice place to raise a family - as Ruby and Yang were. Attempts to extend the kingdom past the mountains, such as the Mountain Glenn project, have been colossal failures. Qrow states Vale is "not half bad", as regular climate, natural barriers and serious border defense enable citizens to live their lives instead of fighting for survival, though the Fall of Beacon has now left people concerned.
WR102"Mistral"2:20October 18, 2016 (2016-10-18)
Qrow narrates the landmass to the east of Sanus as the second largest continent of Remnant, Anima, where the kingdom of Mistral is located. Mistral has the largest territory of any kingdom, home to a wide variety of ecosystems and lifestyles. Its high society is known for fashion, architecture and theater, while the lower class "has a fame of its own"; the biggest black market in Remnant where one can hire thieves, assassins and thugs of all kinds. However, all of Mistral's inhabitants have something in common: their respect for nature, especially the sea and sky. Qrow states that natural resources had an impact on Mistral's culture and technology, starting with the first settlers who found shelter in its wind-carved cliffs, from where they expanded into the land. A huge problem for its government is the kingdom's sheer size, which enables a lot of outlaws hide there—while the capital is mostly secure, other cities like Windpath and Kuchinashi are harder to govern. Qrow concludes that there are a lot of places to hide, though one has to know where to look to find certain people.
WR113"Atlas"3:12October 19, 2016 (2016-10-19)
Qrow voices a low opinion of most Atlas citizens. Both the youngest and arguably most successful kingdom, it was originally called Mantle and founded by settlers who, for unknown reasons, traveled to the northernmost continent, Solitas. The cold climate and large mountains protected settlers from Grimm - but only if they could adapt themselves, developing advanced technology faster than the rest of Remnant. The "Great War" gave Mantle another boost, as new forms of Dust application, weaponry, research and mining allowed it to expand. The territory around its combat school, Alsius, was used to build new facilities. After the "Great War", Alsius was renamed as Atlas and took in many war veterans, using New Dust technologies to enhance its grounds and secure surrounding areas. Eventually, the military, labs, research facilities and residential areas moved to Atlas as well. When the new city outgrew Mantle, the capital was moved there and the kingdom itself renamed as Atlas. Qrow remarks that while some people called it "a golden age of prosperity", the people left in Mantle felt it "the coldest winter they ever knew."
WR124"Vacuo"2:58October 20, 2016 (2016-10-20)
Qrow remarks Vacuo may be worse off than Mantle was. Located at the western end of Sanus, it was once "a paradise"- an oasis in the surrounding desert bursting with natural resources, geographical defenses and the world's largest Dust deposits. Many nomads settled a thriving lifestyle, but their society became complacent while the rest of the world had to adapt to survive. Soon, the other kingdoms set their eyes on Vacuo's resources, sparking what would be the "Great War". After years of conflict, unrestricted mining and ecological disasters, Vauco was reduced to a barren wasteland: citizens live in makeshift homes, traveling frequently in response to fleeting resources or occasional Grimm attacks. While still a kingdom, its formal government goes unheeded by citizens with Shade Academy considered the only source of order. However, its citizens still have a mutual respect for one another, following an unspoken rule: "If you can survive here, then you're welcome here." Qrow recalls how Ozpin said the four kingdoms represented what mankind is capable of when working together, lamenting that they would need Ozpin now to do so.
WR135"Between Kingdoms"3:18November 12, 2016 (2016-11-12T20)
Qrow narrates how areas between kingdoms are mostly populated by Grimm. Trained Huntsmen and Huntresses should be fine on the roads unless they meet large packs. Small villages and towns also dot the land, inhabited by people who either don't want to deal with life in the kingdoms, are upset with how the kingdoms are governed or simply prefer independence. If a town is founded by "smart" people, it can survive the same way the kingdoms do: with natural barriers and strong defenses - or else frequent Grimm attacks will likely destroy them within a year. Another problem is wandering bandits tribes; groups of usually-skilled fighters who prey on convoys, tending to attack and pillage weaker towns. Attacks by Grimm or bandits are usually concurrent; If a town survived a bandit attack, the lingering negative emotions may attract Grimm - and in reverse, raiders will attack towns the Grimm have weakened. Bandits never stay in one place long, as the Grimm threaten them as well. According to Qrow, almost all of Remnant has been mapped, but there are some areas from where nobody has returned alive - places where "she" (Salem) could possibly be.
WR146"Faunus"4:40November 26, 2016 (2016-11-26T20)
A humanoid species, notable for each having a single animalistic trait—such as cat ears. Existing at least as long as mankind, Faunus are genetically compatible with humans, though any such union will always produce Faunus children. Qrow narrates the history of Faunus and humans as full of conflicts; in ancient times, humans were afraid of Faunus and either avoided them, pushed them out of settlements or brutally hunted them. Humans began to outnumber and exploit them—such as making them cheap labor force—and the Faunus saw them as a threat. But when Grimm attacked a village in Sanus, it became a turning point as the two races united to defend their home against a shared enemy. Another milestone was after the "Great War"; Remnant was desperate for compromises and one of them involved the Faunus, who were awarded equal rights as citizens and received the island continent of Menagerie to govern for themselves. However, Qrow states this was still a bad deal for the Faunus; while they live all over Remnant, the quality of their treatment varies in different regions, with a lot of Faunus withdrawing from the kingdoms to live packed together on Menagerie. Conflicts still continue as a result, with the Faunus now organized in groups - such as the White Fang.
WR157"Schnee Dust Company"4:28December 17, 2016 (2016-12-17T20)
Qrow speaks negatively on the present-day Schnee Dust Company, which now holds the monopoly on the extremely valuable and important Dust products in Remnant. Its founder Nikolas Schnee, son of a Dust miner, was born in Mantle after the end of the "Great War", during the kingdom's transformative period in which it depended on others for Dust resources. Nikolas worked in the mines, went to combat school and studied. After his father's death, Nikolas used his small inheritance to fund an expedition for new Dust deposits and founded the SDC off its success. Known for quality, affordability, and trust, Nikolas personally oversaw every expedition and expansion, gaining the trust of his men and opening businesses in every kingdom. However, following years of working in Dust mines, Nikolas was forced into early retirement mostly because of health issues. A man named Jacques Gelé then married Nikolas' daughter, took on the Schnee name and convinced Nikolas that he was the "right" successor. Jacques is a "cunning businessman" whose leadership made the SDC more profitable than ever, dominating the industry - though with many questionable methods: cheap labor forces, dangerous working conditions, destroying competition and company propaganda. In Qrow's opinion, Jacques only cares about winning - and with him in charge, the future of the once-good Schnee name is uncertain.
WR168"The Great War"7:20January 14, 2017 (2017-01-14T20)
The "Great War" lasted around ten years, preceded by a century of tension. Mistral had conquered Anima and made an alliance with Mantle, exchanging of supplies and technology. An "incident" in Mantle led to a decree that abolished the arts and repressed self-expression, attempting to control the citizens' emotions to reduce Grimm attacks, to which Mistral partly complied when Mantle tried to enforce the decree in other kingdoms. This and other issues, such as Mistral and Mantle's treatment of citizens or maintenance of slavery, caused conflicts with Vale's citizens, resulting in a clash when Mistral tried to expand to the east coast of Sanus. The king of Vale avoided conflict, but the opposing settlers did not, their riot sparking the first battle of the "Great War". Mantle supported Mistral, with battles starting in both Anima and Sanus. Grimm attacked all combatants, sometimes forcing cease-fires between the humans to deal with the monsters. Vacuo initially stayed neutral until Mantle and Mistral tried to force their cooperation, instead supporting Vale in fear of the other side's victory. The war ended with the "Vacuo campaign", Mistral and Mantle attempting to claim Vacuo's Dust mines and cut off supplies for their enemies. The king of Vale led his and Vacuo's forces and, armed with crown, sword and scepter, he decimated the enemy army. The "deadliest battle of the war" cost many lives and created the legend of the "Warrior King". In the end, everyone bowed to the king of Vale, who refused to rule over Remnant and established the treaty of Vytal instead; territories were redistributed, slavery abolished, and governments restructured. The last king of Vale founded the Huntsmen academies and gave his most trusted followers command over them, promising to teach mankind how to fight on the condition it was not against each other; a bargain Qrow says mankind has not honored.

Home media

Cinedigm released box sets for RWBY Seasons 1 through 6. RWBY: Volume 7 will be released by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment as part of the next step in their expanding partnership with Rooster Teeth.

Volume Release date Ref.
1 November 12, 2013 [23]
2 December 9, 2014 [24]
3 May 3, 2016 [25]
4 June 6, 2017 [26][27]
5 June 5, 2018 [28]
6 July 2, 2019 [29]
7 October 13, 2020 [30][31][32]
8 November 23, 2021 [33]

In Japan, Volume 1 was released on DVD and Blu-ray by Warner Bros. Japan on December 9, 2015, with a Japanese dub.[34] Volume 2 and 3 were released on October 26, 2016 and December 3, 2016, respectively. Volume 4 was released on October 7, 2017. In 2021, Volume 5 was released on August 25, Volume 6 on September 29, Volume 7 on October 27, and Volume 8 on December 22.

Notes

References

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  3. ^ Rush, Amanda (July 12, 2013). "FEATURE: Inside Rooster Teeth's "RWBY"". Crunchyroll. Retrieved July 18, 2013.
  4. ^ "RWBY Pre-Show Live Stream". Rooster Teeth. July 18, 2013. Retrieved September 8, 2013 – via YouTube.
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