"Team Deathmatch with one life to live."
Robert Darden at the beginning of the round

Attrition is an available gametype in Spec Ops: The Line's multiplayer.


Attrition is, essentially, Team Deathmatch, except for the fact that each player only has one life. The game works in rounds, with the team that wins the most rounds taking the match.


  • Team elimination with no respawn.
  • This is a round-based mode.


  • The emblem for attrition is based on a promotional image of Martin Walker and Alphanso Adams sitting together.
  • The rules specifically denote Attrition as "Team Elimination", an unintended reference to the cut game mode Elimination.