A Cornucopia bloodbath always occurs at the very beginning of every Hunger Games, as most of the tributes compete for valuable weapons, food, water and packs full of other valuable supplies spread in and around the Cornucopia. Some common weapons in the Cornucopia are knives, spears, and swords. In most of the Games, there were backpacks containing various items. Some examples may be weapons, medical supplies, or food or water. The Gamemakers or the Capitol probably set it up this way for optimal entertainment value and quick deaths at the beginning of the game to keep audiences interested. In the end, the Cornucopia is often taken over by a group of tributes who fought in the bloodbath, usually the Career Tributes. The Cornucopia is usually located in the center of the arena and is where the Career Tributes normally set up camp during the games.
In the twenty-fourth Hunger Games, there were seven bloodbath deaths, Sapphire Tree, Relk Stein, Vaughn Shumway, Skye Azurite, Maia Spring, Clude Miller, and Onyx Marshall. In the twenty-fifth Hunger Games there were four bloodbath deaths, Alexis Spurling, Edrick Quillheart, Bianca Neve, and Con Rossencourte.