Patrol is an activity 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. They appear as green blinking beacons in the world, and can also be seen as floating icons in navigation mode. In Year 1 Most patrol missions give 10 reputation each, while missions to kill a specific target give 25 reputation. In Year 2 Patrol Mission will give 10 reputation, 15 reputation & 25 reputation.
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:
|Image||Description||Year 1 Earnings||Year 2 Earnings|
|Kill any enemies.||+10 Reputation||+10 Reputation|
|Kill a specific kind of enemy, and collect the items they drop.||+10 Reputation||+10 Reputation|
|Kill a certain enemy, which will be located in a non-public area||+25 Reputation||+25 Reputation|
|Go to another area and scan an object with the Ghost.||+10 Reputation||+15 Reputation|
|Go to another area and stand in a certain place for a few seconds.||+10 Reputation||+15 Reputation|
|Race around an area Collecting energy.||N/A||+10-50