Destiny 2 offers way more (and more varied) open-world activities than its predecessor, and they provide a steady stream of useful loot. It was encouraging to see all the new activities in Destiny 2. But just as important a development is the raft of quality-of-life improvements around them.
Patrol missions have largely been supplanted by two new activities — Adventures and Lost Sectors — while Public Events now play a much larger role. Adventures can be picked up from beacons scattered around the world, and they fall somewhere on the spectrum between a Patrol exercise and a story mission.