|Description||A twist that former players are brought back to the game for another chance against new players or other returning players.|
|Appearance(s)||Every season (Except Cook Islands, Ireland, Tahiti, Mali, Kiwayu, Bhutan, Tonga, Transylvania, & Kuang Si)|
Returning Players in Tumblr Survivor offer the opportunity for former contestants who have won or been voted out to return for another shot at becoming the Sole Survivor.
Tumblr Survivor, contrary to the TV Show, features many returning player seasons. Within the first 10 seasons of Tumblr Survivor, only two seasons featured an entirely new cast. From seasons 11-20, the number of returning player seasons decreased slightly, with Tahiti, Mali and Kiwayu featuring only new players. The number of returning players skyrocketed after season 20, with only 4 seasons since then - Bhutan, Tonga, Transylvania, & Kuang Si - having a cast of people playing for their first time.