Titanium (Ti)/titanium nitride (TiN) ultrathin multilayer coating was deposited on 100Cr6 substrates to investigate the friction and wear behavior in the presence of paraffin oil as a lubricant. The coating architecture was designed by adding thick stress absorbing layers (SAL ∼320 nm) in between the ultrathin Ti/TiN (3.5/4 nm) multilayer structure. The SAL reduces the residual stress in the coating. The coating had a NaCl type of structure, and X-ray diffraction (XRD) results showed the preferential crystallographic orientation of TiN along  direction. The tribological properties of the nanostructured coating were evaluated under reciprocating sliding conditions at varying loads (2 and 7 N), and temperature (30 and 100 °C) against 100Cr6 steel balls using paraffin oil as a lubricant. There was no considerable change in the coefficient of friction (COF) at different testing parameters. However, there was a significant drop in wear volume at high-temperature testing conditions. The worn tracks were analyzed for their morphology and elemental composition through scanning electron microscope (SEM), energy dispersive X-ray analysis (EDAX), and Raman spectroscopy.