Patrol is a game mode available in Destiny. Patrol allows players to freely roam in a location. Players can battle enemies, locate and accept patrol missions, partake in Public Events, or simply explore at their own leisure.
- Main article: Patrol/Mission
Patrol missions are short objectives Guardians can accept while patrolling. The Guardian can only take on one patrol mission at a time. They can be completed for bounties or to gain faction reputation. Most patrol missions give 10 reputation each, while missions to kill a specific target give 25 reputation. They appear as green blinking beacons in the world, and can also be seen as floating icons in navigation mode. Each icon corresponds to a different objective for the mission. The missions may take place in different areas of the map, but will always be some variant of these patterns:
|Kill any enemies.|
|Kill a specific kind of enemy, and collect the items they drop.|
|Kill a certain enemy, which will be located in a non-public area.|
|Go to another area and scan an object with the Ghost.|
|Go to another area and stand in a certain place for a few seconds.|