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.
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 are identified by green blinking beacons. Objectives vary between each mission and can be done in different ways, depending on their icons (viewable in "navigation mode"). These varying missions include:
- Killing enemies
- Killing specific types of enemies for particular quest items
- Killing a single target
- Scanning a particular object located in a different sub-zone with the Ghost
- Scouting an area located in a different sub-zone for analysis