Body Breaking is a common Multiplayer tactic in Co-op matches that involves the use of swords or other guns to dismember an opponent's dead body. This act disallows the broken player to be able to be healed via defibrillator, thus ensuring the player does not return until their next spawn. Body breaking can cause a victim to become angered, and usually leaving the body breaker satisfied. It is also used as a tactic in Co-op to make sure no one can heal the body, giving the opposing team a tactical and strategic advatage by keeping the numbers of enemies lower.
Body breaking can occur on purpose or on accident. Heavy weapons tend to dismember bodies accidentally, and a shot to the head or legs to a player with low health will destroy the respective part of their body. Most players body break using swords, but it can be done with every weapon, excluding the Defibrillator and the Drone Gun CS-Virus. Players tend to body break with swords because it is the easiest way to dismember a downed enemy. Do NOT use this in saw maps. It will make players exclude you and/or break your body.