In this mode, two teams (Counter-Terrorists and Terrorists) go head-to-head in a single winner-takes-all round. Teams compete to be the first to reach the target kill count, which is selected by the room host. There is a maximum duration for the match, which is also set by the room host. If neither team has reached the target kill count when the timer expires, the team with the most kills is declared victorious.
After being killed, a player must spend a brief period of time waiting to respawn. Players who would like to decrease their respawn time, and thus get back into the action more quickly, should consider purchasing the Respawn Boost perk (available in the Black Market), which shortens respawn times by 45%.