- Main article: Story Missions
Story Missions are short missions that can be completed by 1-3 players. Through each mission, the player will uncover a bit of lore of the Destiny universe.
- Main article: Quests
- Main article: Strikes
Strikes are similar to dungeons in other online games. Each strike features 1 or more bosses that can be beaten by a fireteam of 1 - 3 players (3 players are recommended for a strike).
- Main article: Patrols
- Main article: Bounties
- Main article: Raids
Raids are difficult, endgame content designed for a max level and geared for a Fireteam of 6 players. Currently Vault of Glass, Crota's End, King's Fall, and Wrath of the Machine are the raids available.
- Main article: PvP
PvP or Player versus Player, allows players to battle each other for pride and rewards. In Destiny, PvP is called The Crucible.
Events are limited time events that have unique activities and rewards.