Floating Steps is the new first obstacle introduced in American Ninja Warrior 8 for the city course. It's similar to the Quad Steps used for four seasons Quintuple Steps used for three seasons, but there are a few key differences. There are still five steps, but much smaller and each one is higher up than the last. As they raise in height they also get steeper much like Sonic Curve. After the fifth step, they must jump to a hanging rope and swing to a platform to clear the obstacle.
Many competitors including 2-time Vegas finalist Jonathan Sharp Brown have failed this obstacle, because they tried to rush through it and not take their time.