Destiny 2's multiplayer mode, known as Crucibal,  sees 8 players (4 versus 4) fight over two game modes: Countdown or Control Points. In this guide, we take a look at Control, with players simply needing to secure more points than their opponents by holding the three Control Points available. Once Control Points are captured, securing kills provides a point returned. Simply put, the more Control Points you have, the more points a kill is worth. Like Destiny's Crucibal mode, Destiny 2's remains a fairly frantic affair, but now with greater focus thanks to the reduced player count (down from 6 versus 6). Below is a break-down of what we know so far.*

The Basics

  • Two teams of 4.
  • Players fight over 3 Control Points named A, B and C.
  • Control Points A and C are automatically captured at the start of a round.
  • Players will begin the match with the intention of fighting over Control Point C.
  • Control Points do not need to be neutralized and are automatically captured once enough time is spent on it.
  • Control Points are not captured quicker based on more people in the vacinity - it is a flat timer. 
  • Points are awarded based on elimintations, with the number of Control Points you own determining your point acquisition.
  • One Control Point controlled: 1 point per kill. Two Control Points controlled: 2 points per kill. Three Control Points controlled: 3 points per kill. 
  • Capturing all three Control Points results in a Power Play, allowing your team to secure bonus points for each kill. 
  • The team with the most points, by the end of the match, will win.

Capturing Control Points

  • Players capture a Control Point simply by standing in it. If a member of the opposing team is contesting, you cannot flip the Control Point. 
  • Control Points do not need neutralizing before being captured. As long as you stand in the radius for long enough, the Control Point will automatically become controlled by your team.
  • The timer for capturing a Control Point is flat and is not affected by multiple players standing on it. 
  • Control Points have a set area and as long as you remain within that confine, you will capture the point. You can use this to your advantage by finding cover or hiding, and still take it. 
  • It currently takes 6 seconds to capture a Control Point. 

Tips and Tricks

  • Try to always avoid a scrum (or clusterfuck) as they're commonly known. Depending on the map, there are always certain locations where players will gravitate towards and fight over the most. This wastes a lot of time and can result in your team wiping repeatedly. 
  • Control Point maps are all about effective rotations. If you cannot take a Control Point due to the enemy team, move to another quickly.
  • If your shield is down, find cover. There's no point keep fighting (and risking your life) without one. 
  • Roaming as a solo player is viable in Control Point, simply because you can sometimes snap an area that's unprotected. However, I'd recommend you pair up or push out as a group before securing a kill and then bullying an area. 
  • If you or your team has died, don't rush to seize a Control Point. You'll be outnumbered and likely die, resulting in the enemy team snowballing for some time. Regroup, and go in together. 
  • On the flip side of this, if you've killed a member of the opposing team you should be using this time to secure Control Points and push out. They're outnumbered and far more likely to make mistakes trying to defend. 
  • Be sure to slide if you're under pressure. It makes you a smaller target and will save your life. 
  • If you can, try to leave one player behind while the rest of you run to another Control Point. This'll allow you to quickly cap, and gain reinforcements from the man you left behind once you're at your next Control Point. 
  • It's worth crouching when near enemies - this reduces your radar signature. 

*Please note this guide will be heavily updated when Destiny 2 goes live. 

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Last Updated: Jul 17, 2017

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