This is a 6 vs 6 Team Deathmatch. You and your team will fight all over the map attempting to kill the enemy and score as many points as possible through kills alone.

Tips : You’ll want to be a bit selfish in this mode. Go on the offensive and aid your teammates when necessary but there are no objectives so it’s easy to be on your own often. Use Super Abilities based on your individual preference and not based on a team decision.


This is a 6 vs 6 Team Deathmatch. Commonly confused with Domination where you attempt to control zones for points over time, this game mode rewards the team for taking Zones and gaining kills while the team that has Control will earn bonus points. Capturing a Zone also rewards Super Energy so you can use your Super Ability faster.

Tips : To score best in this mode focus on crowd control and zoning. Use a Grenade to force your enemy away and control the objectives. Fist of Havoc, Nova Bomb, Ward of Dawn, and Arc Blade are good choices for clearing and protecting Zones. If you are looking for kills then opt for Golden Gun and Radiance to rack up points while your team has Control.


This is a 6 player Deathmatch. There are no teams, no one will watch your back but you! You’ll want to play highly aggressive so you can score the most points.

Tips : Bladedancers, Gunslingers, and Sunsingers will do best in this mode because of their ability to defeat enemies in single combat. Grenades will be a lifeline as you can block off a corridor and focus elsewhere. A Sunsinger can use Radiant Skin, Firebolt Grenade, Viking Funeral, and Touch of Flame to have a lethal kit in a one on one situation. Hunters kits are perfect either way, though Tripmine Grenades and Arc Bolt are the more useful skills.


This is a 3 vs 3 Team Deathmatch. In addition to being able to fight as team, you can Revive your teammates for bonus points and allow them to rejoin the fight faster. Dying pays a higher penalty as the respawn timer is longer.

Tips : This mode is about playing as a team so Golden Gun and Nova Bomb are not going to be favored like in other modes. Strikers, Bladedancers, and Voidwalkers will thrive in defeating entire parties quickly but a Defender can use a Ward to stop quite a few attacks allowing for a quick counter attack.


This is a 3 vs 3 Team Deathmatch. Much like Skirmish you can Revive your teammates but the true objective is to capture the Relic by deploying your Ghost.

Tips : Play this mode like you would with Skirmish and use your Super Ability to claim the objective and not just to get a kill.

Guide Information

  • Publisher
  • Platforms
    PS3, PS4, 360, XB1
  • Genre
  • Guide Release
    8 September 2014
  • Last Updated
    7 December 2020
  • Guide Author
    Greg Boccia

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The Traveler blessed us with new life, terraforming our solar system and allowing us to make great strides as a civilisation. That is, until the Darkness came. Now the Traveler hangs suspended over the last bastion of humanity, floating alone. Out of those remnants, you are awoken as a Guardian to fight against the tides of Darkness. Look up to the stars and claim your destiny.

Walk with us as we show you how to get the most out of your Destiny experience. In the guide you will find:

  • Detailed walkthrough of all story missions.
  • Crucible explanations and tips.
  • Extensive enemy information.
  • Locations for all Dead Ghosts and Golden Loot Chests.
  • Raid walkthroughs.
  • 'The Dark Below' and 'House of Wolves' DLC.

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