Breakaway is played by two competing Alliances on a flat, 27 x 54 foot field. Each Alliance consists of three robots. They compete to score as many balls into their goals as they can during a 2 minute and 15 second match.
The match begins with one 15-second Autonomous Period in which robots operate independently of driver inputs. Goals scored during this period are worth extra points. For the remainder of the match, drivers control robots and try to maximize their Alliance score by scoring as many goals as possible. The object of the game is to attain a higher score than your opponent by shooting balls into a goal, climbing on the alliance tower or platform, or by lifting an alliance robot off the playing surface. Each scored ball is worth 1 point, and each elevated robot is awarded 2 points, or each suspended robot is
awarded 3 points.