Friction takes place in ravaged city street with houses in and around the map. The map features a dark and grim tone with it's anarchistic looking aftermath of an event. It has a kick-off design. The streets are starting to get overgrown and there's a lot of rubble around the map. In the middle of the map, there's a street that divides both teams' spawning point. A lot of high positions cover the area, while players can move from cover to cover via cars and debris.
In an enterable garage, the player can find two rideable motorcycles. The garage is near the edge of the map at spawning Point C from team 2. The players can open or breach the door. The motorcycles can be effectively used in gamemodes like Capture the Flag.