Control is a multiplayer game mode featured in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 and Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War. The aim of Control is to capture or defend two zones without running out of respawns. Attackers must capture all zones to win a round, and defenders must prevent the attackers from capturing both zones before the time limit expires. The first team to reach the round win limit will achieve victory.
"Take turns attacking and defending the objective."
— In-game description
There are two control points, and the attacking team needs to capture both control points on a limited number of lives before time runs out. The defending team needs to defend the points until time runs out. 30 lives are given to both teams. The control points are captured in segments, so once one segment is captured, it remains captured.
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
"Two teams alternate in attacking and defending capture zones with a limited number of respawns each round. While Attackers are capturing a zone, the time limit will pause. Attackers must capture all zones to win a round. The first team to reach the round win limit will achieve victory."