The Patrol known as “In the Crossfire” works like a racing game’s stopwatch mode, in that gamers must quickly pass through a random succession of checkpoints that builds up energy and sensor data under the notion that Guardians are researching new technology for survival. The percentage collected from the “bursts”, as they’re being called, decreases over time, so players have to move as fast as possible between the checkpoints to ensure the mission’s completion.
“ebuch” was granted an optional secondary mission that played much like the first one. The more times a Guardian completes a set of readings, the more difficult the next one becomes, as the checkpoints get spaced out further and their spawns turn more randomized. Plus, enemies’ assaults get stronger and relentless.
A third mission is set in the Forgotten Shore area called “Marooned No More”, and it has Guardians exploring and studying the “unexplained energy bursts” in order to understand why they’re jeopardizing navigation systems.
Bungie confirmed yesterday that the most recent Patrols added in Update 2.0 aren’t granting rewards until The Taken King is available, some are speculating that the study of these “energy bursts” could mean being prized a new weapon in the end.