The subject of this article appeared in Call of Duty: United Offensive. The subject of this article appeared in Call of Duty 2: Big Red One. The subject of this article appeared in Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. The subject of this article appeared in Call of Duty: World at War. The subject of this article appeared in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. The subject of this article appeared in Call of Duty: Black Ops. The subject of this article appeared in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. The subject of this article appeared in Call of Duty: Black Ops II. The subject of this article appears in Call of Duty: Strike Team The subject of this article appears in Call of Duty: Ghosts The subject of this article appears in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare The subject of this article appears in Call of Duty Online The subject of this article appeared in Call of Duty: Black Ops III. The subject of this article appears in Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare The subject of this article appears in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered The subject of this article appears in Call of Duty: WWII The subject of this article appears in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 The subject of this article appears in Call of Duty: Mobile The subject of this article appears in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (2019) The subject of this article appears in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
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Domination, also known as Bro, Do u even cap? as an April Fool's day joke[1], is a multiplayer game mode featured in Call of Duty: United Offensive, Call of Duty 2: Big Red One, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, Call of Duty: World at War, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Call of Duty: Black Ops, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3Call of Duty: Black Ops IICall of Duty: Strike Team, Call of Duty: Ghosts, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, Call of Duty OnlineCall of Duty: Black Ops III, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered, Call of Duty: WWIICall of Duty: Black Ops 4, Call of Duty: Mobile, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War. The objective of Domination is to own all of the control points on the map. There are usually at least three of these control points scattered around the map, and are usually found in key strategic locations. To capture a control point, a player must stand near it for 10 seconds with no enemies nearby to capture it for the player's team.

There is also a Hardcore variant.

Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare and World at War[edit | edit source]

Team score

Points to win: 200 (However the team with the highest overall score wins the match.)

1 point awarded to the team for each flag it controls every 5 seconds.

There is no time limit.

Individual XP

In Domination, there are three ways to gain XP:

  • Kill: 5 XP (10 XP if the killer or the victim was capturing or defending a flag).
  • Assist: 1 XP (Call of Duty 4) or 1-4 XP, depending on the amount of damage dealt (World at War)
  • Capture a flag: 15 XP

Kills and assists are nothing special. Kill an enemy and receive 5 points. Shoot a player that a teammate kills and get awarded 1 point. The capturing of a flag is rather simple as well, but can be difficult if both teams are fighting for the same flag. Simply approach a neutral or enemy-controlled flag. Once the player gets close enough to the flag to capture it, a progress bar will appear near the middle of the player's screen. It will fill up as long as there are no enemies in the capture zone. The more teammates that are also within capturing range of the flag, the faster it will fill up. Every five seconds, each team's overall score will go up one point for each flag. It's best to only hold two of the three flags because this forces the other team to spawn at the one flag that they have captured so the player will always know where they are coming from.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and Call of Duty: Black Ops[edit | edit source]

Team score

Points to win: 200

1 point awarded to the team for each flag it controls every 5 seconds.

Individual XP

In domination, there are three ways to gain XP:

  • Kill: 50 XP
  • Assist: 10 XP (10-40 XP in Black Ops)
  • Capture a flag: 150 XP
  • Kill an attacker (Defense!) +50 XP bonus
  • Kill a defender (Offense!) +50 XP bonus

In Modern Warfare 2 and Black Ops, Domination is a bit different. Now, the player gets 150 XP for capturing a flag. The player also receive the points if they help to capture a flag. Other than that, it is basically the same as in previous games. Killing an enemy while either the killer or the killed are near a flag will give a 50 XP bonus: either "Offense" (Kill a flag defender) or "Defense" (Kill a flag taker). Unlike other game modes, there are no challenges linked to winning this game mode in Modern Warfare 2. In Black Ops, however, there are a few challenges related to it.

Players can play a Hardcore version via the Hardcore Mosh Pit playlist in Modern Warfare 2.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3[edit | edit source]

Domination is mostly unchanged from previous games, but with one effective difference: capturing a flag now grants one point towards a pointstreak for the player who captures it. Just like Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, there are no challenges associated with this game mode.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 also features a Hardcore Ricochet version on its own playlist.

As of the April 1st, 2013 playlist update the gamemode was called "Do u even cap, bro?" This was only for April Fool's Day and has since been reverted.

Call of Duty: Black Ops II[edit | edit source]

Domination returns in Call of Duty: Black Ops II, the basic rules remaining virtually unchanged, with one major difference. There are now two rounds of five minutes each instead of one round with no time limit. Teams switch spawns between rounds and all captured flags become neutral. There are also more rewards for capturing B flags and enemy flags with more XP being awarded for capturing an enemy flag within the square zone.certain events now add to score streaks. These are:

  • Kill: 100 Points
  • Assist: 25 to 75 Points
  • Capture Neutral Flag: 50 Points
  • Capture Neutral B Flag: 200 Points
  • Capture an enemy flag: 200 Points
  • Kill an attacker: 125 Points
  • Kill a defender: 125 Points
  • Kill while capturing a flag: 200 Points

Call of Duty: Strike Team[edit | edit source]

Domination was added into Call of Duty: Strike Team as a free update on 19 December 2013, for those who already purchased the game. While the objective remains the same, the player is alone and faces a hoard of enemies.

Call of Duty: Ghosts[edit | edit source]

Domination returns in Call of Duty: Ghosts, but much the same as the Infinity Ward predecessors - a single round of 10 minutes. One difference is: when players are securing an enemy flag, half way through the process the flag is neutralized and becomes a white flag. Neither team scores from that flag until it is secured or recaptured.

The flag icons are changed to become more easily identified about its condition: blue belongs to the player's team, yellow is in the process of being secured/captured, orange belongs to the enemy, and white is neutral.

Similar to that of Modern Warfare 3's playlist update, on April Fool's Day the gamemode's name was changed to "Bro, Do u even cap?" It was reverted the next day.

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare[edit | edit source]

Domination returns in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare and follows Black Ops II's domination layout: 2 rounds, 5 minutes each. Securing flags now rewards 200 points regardless if it is a neutral flag. The flag conditions and icons are exactly like Call of Duty: Ghosts: If a flag is half-captured, then it is considered neutral. The player will capture the flag faster or slower relative to the positon to the center.

Call of Duty: Black Ops III[edit | edit source]

"Three areas in the level must be captured. Your team gets points for having control of an area. The more areas your team holds, the more points you gain."
— Playlist description.

Domination returns in Call of Duty: Black Ops III. Unlike previous renditions, there is no time limit. Like in Black Ops II and Advanced Warfare, there are two rounds, and the second round starts when a team hits 100 points.[2] As well, flags can no longer be neutralized.[3]

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare[edit | edit source]

"Capture and defend the designated positions to get points."
— Official description.

Domination returns in Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare. Similar to Black Ops III, there is no time limit and there are two rounds, the second one starts once a team reaches 100 points.

Building on the neutralizing flag feature from Ghosts, instead of being neutralized or revert to being the enemy teams flag, once the flag starts progressing to changing, if the people capturing the flag leave the flag while they are taking it, it will slowly revert back to being an enemy bar, losing flag progression.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered[edit | edit source]

Domination returns in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered. It is similar to the Black Ops III version of Domination, including the dual round method, with each round ending at 100 points, and teams switching sides after halftime.

On 24th February, 2017, Hardcore Domination was available until 27th February, 2017 in the Weekend Warfare playlist[4].

Call of Duty: WWII[edit | edit source]

Domination returns in Call of Duty: WWII.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4[edit | edit source]

"Three areas in the level must be captured. Your team gets points for having control of an area. The more areas your team holds, the more points you gain."
— In-game description.

Domination returns in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4. Like before, there are three flags on the maps, and you get one point every few seconds for each flag you hold. Sides are switched once one team reaches 100 points. The first team to reach 200 points wins the match.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (2019)[edit | edit source]

Domination returns in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare with the same rules as its pre-Black Ops II versions, featuring a single round with a score limit of 200 points.

A 20-player variant is also featured.

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War[edit | edit source]

"Two teams fight to control capture zones. Earn score for each zone your team controls. The first team to reach the score limit will achieve victory."
— In-game description

Domination returns in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War.

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