The goal of Battleline: Steel Warfare is to claim total control over a battlefield. This control is indicated by the Battleline, a visual marker that indicates where each teams’ territory ends. Players compete and strive to push this marker towards the enemy base. Once they have pushed the Battleline far enough, they must hold it for 60 seconds in order to win. If the Battleline is not pushed far enough and too much time passes, then the match will enter into Sudden Death Mode. During this mode, players will not be able to re-spawn if their tanks are destroyed and the countdown timer is reduced from 60 seconds to 10 seconds.