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|Not to be confused with King of the Castle, a Freemode Event.|
King of the Hill is a game mode featured in Grand Theft Auto Online as part of the continuation of the The Diamond Casino & Resort update, released on October 10, 2019, during the Jugular Week event. On the map, they are marked as a single blue crown for a standard match and three crowns for a team match.
In the lobby, the host can choose between a normal (deathmatch-like) or team match; if the latter is chosen, the amount of teams can also be changed, up to a maximum of four. The time limit and target score can also be set.
Once the match starts, players battle to take control of three "Hills" (checkpoints) located around the map. These are represented by large circles at three locations. Neutral checkpoints are coloured white, friendly ones blue, and enemy ones red. On the map, these are marked as coloured circles with A, B, or C in the middle. There are usually various props located in or around the circle, which can be used as cover.
At the beginning of a match, all three checkpoints are neutral. Once a player gets inside the circle, the process of capturing the hill starts and takes three seconds. After this, it turns blue; the enemy players see this as red. Captured checkpoints accumulate points, which slowly fill the bar located at the bottom right of the screen. Depending on the type of King of the Hill chosen, the bars will be for teams or for individual players, but the mechanic is the same for both.
Once a team or player (depending on the mode) completely fills their bar, the match ends and that team/player is pronounced the winner. If the time runs out before any player/team fills their bar, the team/player with the most filled bar wins.