The Hi Fives changed up their strategy this 2018 season, with help from 1678 and fellow Colorado team 1619. They focused their strategy on specializing in the lower half of the field, with highlights on a sturdy, modular intake that maximized the intake area with pneumatic arms and a robust elevator that could go from the floor to the top of the carriage in almost under a second. The Hi Fives were a "Switch bot" specialist and focused all there strategy on being the best at it. They had some rough times ahead, with not ranking well enough to get picked up by a higher ranking team and having to go through the number one seed while in their alliance, they found themselves in the semi and quarterfinals at their regional events. But with coming off, a hard-earned chairman win at their last regional event The Hi Fives went to the world's competition in Houston with renewed vigor, to prove themselves as one of the best "Switch bot's." The Hi Fives got placed in the Carver division at Houston and after a rough first day gave it their all and won 7 out of 7 matches the following day, landing the team at a new personal best and coming in 7th out of 68 teams in the division. They would proceed to captain the 6th alliance with fellow bots 341, 175, and 1369. The alliance would be put to the test having to go through two tiebreakers with the #2 and #3 seeds they made it to the finals in their division and were ultimately defeated.