Guide to Destiny’s Patrols

Published on: Sep 23, 2014 @ 15:07

Out in the world on Patrols, you can find Chests, Materials, and Patrol Beacons. Chests and Materials aren’t always present in the same locations. Sometimes they spawn, sometimes they don’t. Patrol Beacon locations are the same, but the specific mission they grant can vary.

Patrol activities on each planet are a great way to gain reputation for your desired Faction, as well as Materials, since the missions are so quick and (usually) easy to do.

You can search the planet at your leisure, gathering raw Materials in the wild and looting chests to find more.  Much like chests, Planetary Materials don’t always spawn every time you visit a given area on a planet.

For more about how to quickly farm these materials and also reputation, check out this article.

Patrol missions

There’s a few different types of Patrol missions, indicated by these icons:

patrol missions
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VIP missions

VIP missions (single target elimination) will give you 25 Faction rep, while the rest will give you 10.vip kills

All current patrol missions

The following is the list of all of the Patrol missions you may encounter on your explorations, separated by Planet.

 

Cosmodrome

Cosmodrome

Mission Name Description Objective Location Objective Beacon
Cosmodrome Cordon Push our enemies from the areas surrounding the Cosmodrome. Location w/ Enemies Kill Enemies
Sweep and Clear Punish the enemies of the Light for committing forces to the Cosmodrome. Location w/ Enemies Kill Enemies
All in the Game Kill scavenging Fallen and search their bodies for Wire Wraps. Location w/ Fallen Collect Wire Wraps
Reckon Their Sins Kill Fallen and collect their Temper Cloth and the data filaments within. Location w/ Fallen Collect Temper Cloth
Deny Their Power Kill Fallen and recover the Shock Cores they use to charge their weapons and equipment. Location w/ Fallen Capture Shock Cores
Rites of Obedience Kill Dreg specimens and collect their nerve interface Docking Caps for study. Location w/ Fallen Dregs Collect Docking Caps
Ether Hunt Take out Fallen Dregs and Vandals and gather the Ether Sups they depend on for life. Location w/ Fallen Dregs and Vandals Recover Ether Sups
Proxy War Shoot down Fallen Shanks and recover their Fusor Proxy Drives for disassembly. Location w/ Fallen Shanks Salvage Fusor Proxy Drives
Low Flying Defense Drones Look for Swivel Turrets in the wreck of Fallen Shanks. They’re valuable salvage. Location w/ Fallen Shanks Collect Swivel Turrets
Induction to Pain Search Fallen Vandals for Induction Rods, full of useful energy systems. Location w/ Fallen Vandals Collect Induction Rods
Dust to Dust Gather Marrow Dust, a superb solvent, from defeated Hive warriors. Location w/ Hive Collect Marrow Dust
Husk Harvest Search dead Hive for Husk Flakes, peeled from their grotesque armor. Location w/ Hive Collect Husk Flakes
Carcinomaly Scan the Hive biomass and send the information to the Cryptarch. Lunar Complex Transmit Data
Touchy Little Things Scan the Fallen sensors and transmit the data back to the Cryptarch. Dock 13 Scan Sensors
Classical Vacuum Dead Orbit is looking for aerospace telemetry from the Golden Age. Dock 13 Analyze Computer
Classical Vacuum II Analyze the crashed ship’s flight computer to aid Dead Orbit avionics design. Skywatch Analyze Ship
Objekt 630 Get a sample of iridium and depleted uranium to aid Future War Cult’s weapons program. The Divide Scan Munitions
Specific Impulse Future War Cult wants a fuel sample analysis from the Golden Age. Refinery Transmit Analysis
History of Flight Retrieve flight records and analysis for New Monarchy. Mothyards Download Data
Still in the Dark… Download facility blueprints for New Monarchy. The Steppes Recover Secrets
Surface Detail Recover Golden Age materials data culled from Cosmodrome systems for Eva Levante. Lunar Complex Transmit Data
The Helium Cantata Analyze the neutron print left by fusion reactions and send any data back to Eva Levante. Rocket Yard Send Analysis
Verbal Space Program Transmit the data in the flight recorder to aid Holliday. The Steppes Transmit Recorder
Brachistochrone Trajectory Trawl for navigational data to send to Holliday. The Forgotten Shore Transmit Data
Terminal Ballistics Send Banshee-44 intelligence on enemy weapons to aid in bettering our own. The Forgotten Shore Send Plans
Throw Weight Analyze onboard armament for Banshee-44. Skywatch Send Analysis
Four Arms Good, Two Arms Better An ambitious Dreg with a small warband plans to rally a raiding force. Eliminate them. Lunar Complex Kill Fallen Target
Exalted Hive Kill the Hive Knight whose presence rallies forces in this area. Refinery Eliminate Hive Target
Sever Connection A powerful Fallen Servitor is accessing our old networks. It must be stopped. The Breach Destroy Servitor Target
Ether Denial A powerful Servitor is scouring the area for mass and energy to refine into Ether. Terrestrial Complex Destroy Servitor Target
Shanks for the Memories Seek out and destroy a Fallen Shank scavenging lost Golden Age technology. Lunar Complex Eliminate Shank
Fight the Good Fight Eliminate a Fallen Vandal heading a crew holed up inside the Wall. The Breach Kill Vandal Target
Evict Salvage Crew Track down a Fallen Vandal whose crew has laid claim to a Golden Age ruin. Terrestrial Complex Kill Vandal Target
A Dying Breed A powerful Hive Wizard is nurturing the seeding of the Cosmodrome. It must be destroyed. Refinery Kill Hive Target
Troll Patrol Bring down a frenzied Hive Ogre and scatter its attendants. The Breach Stop Enemy
Pretty Clear Picture Find a good vantage point to survey the area. Skywatch Scout Area
Scrap Assessor Provide an audit of potentially salvageable wreckage in the area. The Blast Review Area
Hole in the Wall Survey the small cave system in the Mothyards. Mothyards Survey Caves
Southside Holding Investigate the Cosmodrome tunnels in the Steppes. The Steppes Scout Tunnels
News from Beyond Provide a status report on the Dome Array. Terrestrial Complex Survey Area
High and Dry Provide a scouting report of the wreckage and enemy presence in the area. The Forgotten Shore Scout Area
Like a Bunch of Ants Provide an accurate estimate of enemy power in The Divide. The Divide Scout Enemy
Dark at the End of the Tunnel Map the entrance to the Hive tunnels. Refinery Map Entrance
Field Report Provide an assessment of the enemy battlefield. Rocket Yard Scout Battlefield

Moon

Moon

Mission Name Description Objective Location Objective Beacon
Surface Sanction Scour the lunar surface for enemies of the City. Location w/Enemies Kill Enemies
Dust to Dust Gather Marrow Dust, a superb solvent, from defeated Hive warriors. Location w/Hive Collect Marrow Dust
Deny Their Power Kill Fallen and recover the Shock Cores they use to charge their weapons and equipment. Location w/Fallen Capture Shock Cores
Reckon Their Sins Kill Fallen and collect their Temper Cloth and the data filaments within. Location w/Fallen Collect Temper Cloth
Rites of Obedience Kill Dreg specimens and collect their nerve interface Docking Caps for study. Location w/Fallen Dregs Collect Docking Caps
Ether Hunt Take out Fallen Dregs and Vandals and gather the Ether Sups they depend on for life. Location w/Fallen Dregs and Vandals Recover Ether Sups
Proxy War Shoot down Fallen Shanks and recover their Fusor Proxy Drives for disassembly. Location w/Fallen Shanks Salvage Fusor Proxy Drives
Low Flying Defense Drones Look for Swivel Turrets in the wreck of Fallen Shanks. They’re valuable salvage. Location w/Fallen Shanks Collect Swivel Turrets
Induction To Pain Search Fallen Vandals for Induction Rods, full of useful energy systems. Location w/Fallen Vandals Collect Induction Rods
Husk Harvest Search dead Hive for Husk Flakes, peeled from their grotesque armor. Location w/Hive Collect Husk Flakes
Sample Grafts Collect the grafted bones of Hive Acolytes so their unnatural fusion can be understood. Location w/Hive Acolytes Collect Grafted Bones
Gather Arc Inducers Kill Hive Acolytes and detach their Arc Inducers. The City must understand the Hive’s power. Location w/Hive Acolytes Collect Arc Inducers
Collect Symbiotes Peel Scalpel Leeches from the flesh of dead Hive Knights so their enzymes can be extracted. Location w/Hive Knights Collect Scalpel Leeches
Fallen Tag The Cryptarchs request a scan of glyphs scrawled by a new Fallen House. Anchor of Light Scan Marking
Built To Last Help the Cryptarchs understand the relation between a Hive Rune and the surrounding architecture. Temple of Crota Scan Hive Structure
Shuttle Down Dead Orbit seeks details on the wreckage of a Golden Age aircraft sent to the Moon, to aid future technology development. Anchor of Light Scan Shuttle
Not Beyond Infinity Scan a collapsed arm of the accelerator to aid Dead Orbit in ship and weapons technology. Archer’s Line Scan Accelerator
Relic Finder Future War Cult is seeking analysis of a Hive relic, as the basis for a potential weapons platform. Hellmouth Analyze Relic
Ears To The Ground Future War Cult wants to test the functionality of a communications array. Anchor of Light Analyze Comm-link
Power Underwhelming New Monarchy requests weapons data stored in the central computing station of the Colony base. Anchor of Light Core Analysis
The Accelerator Retrieve Golden Age data logged at the Moon’s cargo accelerator. Archer’s Line Transfer Logs
The Stash Levante is desperate for anything you can recover from a Fallen technology cache near the Hellmouth. Hellmouth Scan Tech
Into the Dark Gather intelligence on Hive instruments in their launch chambers for Eva Levante’s research. Temple of Crota Scan Hive Instruments
To the Ship Recover data from a Hive Seeder to help Holliday understand our enemies’ flight systems. Temple of Crota Record Launch Data
Seeder Control Analyze a component of a Hive Seeder to aide Holliday in her propulsion research. Hall of Wisdom Analyze Component
Will it Blow? Banshee-44 needs to determine if ancient fuel sources are still viable. Archer’s Line Fuel Analysis
Colony Lost Banshee-44 is desperate for information on the ruins of a colony structure that may have sunk into the Hellmouth. Hellmouth Scan Structure
The Harder They Fall Take down a Hive monstrosity Guardians have been hunting for years. Temple of Crota Take Down Ogre
Going To Need A Bigger Gun Taking down one of the great Hive monsters will bring a good price. Gatehouse Kill Ogre
Troll Patrol Bring down a frenzied Hive Ogre and scatter its attendants. Hall of Wisdom Kill Ogre
Take Down Eliminate a Hive Wizard believed to be heading for Earth. Temple of Crota Kill Hive Target
Bury the Wizard The price on this Wizard’s head is high. Take it out. Gatehouse Eliminate Hive Target
The Wizard in Dust Every ship near the Moon can detect this Wizard’s dark power. You must defeat it. Hall of Wisdom Kill Wizard Target
The Way In Scout the area surrounding a lesser known entrance to the Hive fortress. Archer’s Line Scout Hive Entrance
Search and Recover Assess the viability of reclaiming an abandoned colony base near the Hellmouth. Hellmouth Scout Base
In Deep Investigate the launch chambers to assess the threat level of the Hive invasion. Temple of Crota Probe Area
Tight Grip Scout the ruins of a Colony base held by Fallen for potential reclamation by mankind. Anchor of Light Scout Area
All that Remains Survey the extent of the damage the Fallen have inflicted on an ancient communication outpost. Anchor of Light Survey Area
Into The Maw Recon the interior of the Hive fortress with particular focus on the miasma spewing from the Hellmouth. Gatehouse Scout Hellmouth

Venus

Venus

Mission Name Description Objective Location Objective Beacon
Gonna Need More Bullets Scout the area surrounding the Ishtar region for enemies and eliminate them. Location w/ Enemies Kill Enemies
Shoot To Kill Take down any threats in the area. Location w/ Enemies Kill Enemies
Deny Their Power Kill Fallen and recover the Shock Cores they use to charge their weapons and equipment. Location w/ Fallen Capture Shock Cores
All in the Game Kill scavenging Fallen and search their bodies for Wire Wraps. Location w/ Fallen Collect Wire Wraps
Rites of Obedience Kill Dreg specimens and collect their nerve interface Docking Caps for study. Location w/ Fallen Dregs Collect Docking Caps
Ether Hunt Take out Fallen Dregs and Vandals and gather the Ether Sups they depend on for life. Location w/ Fallen Dregs and Vandals Recover Ether Sups
Proxy War Shoot down Fallen Shanks and recover their Fusor Proxy Drives for disassembly. Location w/ Fallen Shanks Salvage Fusor Proxy Drives
Induction to Pain Search Fallen Vandals for Induction Rods, full of useful energy systems. Location w/ Fallen Vandals Collect Induction Rods
Roto to Ruin Collect Roto Joints from any Vex. Location w/ Vex Collect Roto Joints
Scrap it Together Seek out any Vex you can find armored with Scrap Castings and eliminate them. Location w/ Vex Find Scrap Castings
Crystal Clear Hunt down Vex units and recover their Focusing Lenses. Location w/ Vex Collect Focusing Lenses
Slap Down Locate Goblins in the area and secure these Vex weapon components. Location w/ Vex Goblins Collect Slap Channels
Packs a Punch Track down Vex Harpies in the region carrying Stasis Disruptors. Location w/ Vex Harpies Collect Stasis Disruptors
Take Just a Bit Take down any Hobgoblins you can find and recover these weapons parts. Location w/ Vex Hobgoblins Collect Stream Syphons
How Does it Work? Recover these armor components from any Vex Minotaur in your path. Location w/ Vex Minotaur Capture Heavy Roto Joints
Torch Them Kill any Vex Minotaur in your sights and recover their Torchlight Bindings. Location w/ Vex Minotaur Claim Torchlight Bindings
Newtonian Ease Swat Harpies and Hydras from the skies and recover their Anti-Grav Nodes. Location w/ Vex Harpies and Hydras Recover Anti-Grav Nodes
Stops a Tank Hunt Vex Hydras and Minotaur for this nearly impenetrable armor plating. Location w/ Vex Hydras and Minotaur Collect Hard-Point Plating
Time is the Enemy The Cryptarch has requested an analysis of Vex Transfer Gates in the Ishtar Cliffs. Ishtar Cliffs Scan Platform
It Works The Cryptarch is curious about a still-functioning relic in the Academy Commons. Ishtar Commons Scan Ishtar Tech
Shipwreck Dead Orbit wants a scan of the downed Fallen Skiff in the Academy to aid in their own developments. Ishtar Commons Scan Engine
Really Big Ears Dead Obit would like an analysis of a Fallen relay near Winter’s Lair to aid development of interstellar communications tech. Ember Caves Scan Relay
Winter’s Wake Future War Cult wants an analysis of a technology cache in Winter’s Lair. Ember Caves Complete Analysis
Bridge to Ruin Future War Cult needs an analysis of the Vex bridge lattice near the Citadel to help develop defense tech. The Citadel Scan Lattice
Proof is in the Ruins New Monarchy seeks any information that might be gleaned from studying the Vex ruins on Venus. Ishtar Cliffs Scan Ruins
The Walls Have Ears New Monarchy believes, with enough information, it can interpret communications moving through the Vex ruins. The Citadel Complete Analysis
Kilowatt Hours Eva Levante has expressed interest in an energy spike along the Shattered Coast. Shattered Coast Scan Devices
Over and Out Eva Levante wants an analysis of a potential Vex communications device in the Waking Ruins. Waking Ruins Scan Comm Device
Backup Power Amanda Holliday would like to get a look at Guardian equipment that may be malfunctioning. Shattered Coast Scan Equipment
A Fallen Bird Holliday is eager to learn all she can about the makeup of the crashed Fallen ship in the Ishtar Commons. Ishtar Commons Scan Ship
About to Blow Banshee-44 is curious about Vex relics in the Waking Ruins. Specifically, if they can be made to explode. Waking Ruins Scan Technology
Beams of Light! Banshee-44 is interested in weaponizing contained energy and has found a potential source for analysis. The Citadel Analyze Energy
Knock the Hustle Take down a Fallen captain responsible for gutting an entire wing of the Ishtar Collective’s Academy of Golden Age relics. Campus 9 Kill Fallen Target
Fallen Advance A group of Fallen have been harassing Guardians in the area. Put a stop to their activity. Hall of Whispers Eliminate Servitor
Unauthorized Access Take down a Servitor feeding off the surviving Ishtar Collective networks. Ishtar Academy Eliminate Servitor Target
Stop all the Downloading Reports say a Fallen Shank is carrying resources vital to their survival. Hall of Whispers Kill Shank
Took the Handles A Fallen Vandal in the area is destroying relics from the Ishtar Collective and must be stopped. Campus 9 Stop Fallen Target
Right Between the Eye Assassinate a deadly Vex Minotaur sighted in multiple locations across the Ishtar Region. N/Gen Branch Kill Vex Target
Get Some Getback A Vex Minotaur that hit a team of Guardians in the Academy has been sighted in the area. Ishtar Academy Eliminate Vex Target
Setting Up Shop A Vex Minotaur is holding ground, preparing to revive the network in the area. The Juncture Take Down Vex Target
Payback A particularly stealthy Vex Hobgoblin has hit a number of Guardians from cover. Take it out. N/Gen Branch Kill Target
Can’t Be Stopped A Hobgoblin that has proved nearly impossible to kill has been reported in the area. The Juncture Stop Vex Target
Wreck Shop Scout the Fallen House of Winter’s lair deep in the Cinders and send intelligence back to the Tower. Ember Caves Scout Lair
Fight Style Provide intelligence on the tactics our enemies use against each other. Ishtar Cliffs Evaluate Enemy Tactics
Best in Show Evaluate enemy battlefield tactics. Ishtar Commons Scout Battlefield
ECHO… Echo… echo… Investigate recent enemy activity beneath the Ishtar Collective Academy. Shattered Coast Map Area
One if by Land Image the destruction to the Ishtar Collective grounds for the City. Shattered Coast Scan Vista
Gate to Where? The Tower is requesting that we scout the area near the Transfer Gates in the Waking Ruins. Waking Ruins Scout Area

Mars

Mars

Mission Name Description Objective Location Objective Beacon
Don’t Stop Until They Drop Kill enemies anywhere on Mars. Location w/Enemies Kill Enemies
That Has To Hurt Kill enemies anywhere on Mars. Location w/Enemies Kill Enemies
Recovery Hunt down Cabal outfitted with Thread-Metal Strands. Location w/Cabal Collect Thread-Metal Strands
Screwed Track down the Cabal and rip off their Slug Screws. Location w/Cabal Collect Slug Screws
Just Like That? Search for Cabal Legionaries and hit them for their Enamel Caps. Location w/Cabal Legionaries Collect Enamel Caps
On Point Rip the Hard Point Glass from the hands of any Cabal Phalanxes or Legionaries you encounter. Location w/Cabal Phalanxes and Legionaries Collect Hard Point Glass
Harness The Power Track down Cabal Phalanxes and strip them of their Force. Location w/Cabal Phalanxes Collect Force Harnesses
Multiple Hosts? Kill the Cabal’s mysterious Psions. Remove their Symbiotes for processing and analysis. Cabal Psions Collect Symbiotes
Roto to Ruin Collect Roto Joints from any Vex. Location w/Vex Collect Roto Joints
Crystal Clear Hunt down Vex units and recover their Focusing Lenses. Location w/Vex Collect Focusing Lenses
Slap Down Locate Goblins in the area and secure these Vex weapon components. Location w/Vex Goblins Collect Slap Channels
Torch Them Kill any Vex Minotaurs in your sights and recover their Torchlight Bindings. Location w/Vex Minotaurs Claim Torchlight Bindings
Whip It Up Recover Sensor Whips from any Vex Harpies or Hobgoblins in your path. Location w/Vex Harpies and Hobgoblins Collect Sensor Whips
I Don’t Get It The Cryptarchs seek to learn more about the Cabal’s research into the Black Garden Gate. Barrens Record Legion Marking
Buried Past The Cryptarch needs to know more about the Gate to the Black Garden. A material analysis will aid his research. Valley of the Kings Scan Structure
Self-Service Dead Orbit is interested in data from the OWT Center on Mars to assist their research. Buried City Transmit Data
Do You Copy? Dead Orbit has requested an analysis of Cabal long-distance flight communications. Rubicon Wastes Scan Relay
Know Thy Foe The Future War Cult needs an analysis from inside the Cabal fort to aid in research of the enemy. Valley of the Kings Attain Scan
I’m a Computer! The Future War Cult wants as much intel on the enemy as you can manage to gather. Rubicon Wastes Gather Intel
Ears In The Sky New Monarchy requests any salvageable data collected by Clovis Bray in the Golden Age. The Hollows Re-establish Uplink
Still Standing New Monarchy want an analysis of material construction of the centuries-old structures in the Hollows. The Hollows Analyze Structure
Connection Terminated Eva Levante needs you to help re-establish a remote connection to the systems used by OWT. Buried City Re-establish Connection
A Series Of Tubes Eva Levante needs to cull information from the Cabal Defense Net. Scablands Establish Connection
Where’s The On Button? Amanda Holliday needs Golden Age telemetry that may still be stored in Freehold’s transit center. Buried City Transfer Data
ELINT Work The Shipwright wants an analysis of the Cabal secure array. Scablands Analyze Comms Array
Caballistic Banshee-44 wants an analysis of Cabal munitions to aid his own research. Barrens Analyze Munitions
Formula Roke The Gunsmith wants analysis of propellants developed by Clovis Bray. The Hollows Send Analysis
Nice Knowing Ya… Take down a Cabal Centurion laying Freehold to ruin. Dust Palace Kill Cabal Target
So Much Hurt The leader of the Cabal forces has set up a stalwart defense in the area. A Guardian should be able to handle him. Gatehouse Kill Cabal Target
You’re Already Dead Eliminating the Centurion leading the Cabal here would greatly assist in reclaiming the area. Firebase Rubicon Kill Cabal Target
In The Hat Hunt down the leader of a Cabal recon crew. Giants’ Pass Kill Cabal Target
Traveler’s Most Wanted A Cabal Legionary has been leading attacks against Guardians and must be killed. Firebase Rubicon Eliminate Target
Sweet Vengeance A Cabal Phalanx leads a team stripping vital resources from the areas surrounding Freehold. Take it down. Dust Palace Stop Enemy
Kill on Sight A Cabal Target is holding a critical checkpoint. Take him down so the City can advance its position. Giants’ Pass Eliminate Target
Lay it Down Guardians report a major Vex target in this area. Eliminate the Vex Minotaur. Freehold Station Kill Vex Target
Not to Harp On You… Take down a Vex Harpy in the ruins of Freehold. Freehold Station Take Down Target
Tower under Sand Search the Dust Palace complex for Vex or Cabal activities. Dust Palace Explore Dust Palace
Field Report Provide an assessment of the enemy battlefield. Giants’ Pass Scout Battlefield
Strength of our Enemies Scout the Iron Line to form a better estimate of the Blind Legion’s strength. Gatehouse Scout Iron Line
All that Remains Survey the extent of the damage the Fallen have inflicted on an ancient communication outpost. Freehold Station Survey Area
Blind Leading the Blind Scout Firebase Rubicon for intelligence on the Blind Legion’s operations. Firebase Rubicon Scout Rubicon
Belly of the Beast Despite its size, the Tower has little solid intel on the Goliath and wants more. Valley of the Kings Scout Goliath Entrance

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