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The motion tracker is a HUD element which assists the player in locating nearby points of interest.[1] Enemies, allies, vehicles, and goals appear on the radar in various forms. The radar can be disabled by certain enemy abilities such as flashbang grenades, and is hidden when aiming down a weapon's sights (although some equipment perks allow it to remain visible).


The radar does not display the exact location of enemies, but rather gives a general hint as to the direction and range at which they may be found.

Appearance Meaning
A0Gb1BT-1-.png No enemies are nearby.
JKPfayE-1-.png A distant enemy is present.
Eq57iA7-1-.png An enemy is nearby.
DQinrLP-1-.png An enemy is nearby, but at a different elevation.
AiVJYue-1-.png An enemy is very close.
GA8htV6-1-.png An enemy is very close, but at a different elevation.

Crouching and cloaked enemies only appear sporadically on the radar, giving momentary flashes of their position.


Non-enemies also appear on radar. If one is near enough, it will appear as a dot showing its position, and when further away it will appear as a small arrow pointing in its exact direction. Members of the player's fireteam are green, while neutral players and vendors are blue.


Vehicles appear on the radar as large colored dots: red for vehicles piloted by enemies, blue for those piloted by allies, and white for idle. When detected at long range a vehicle's radar trace will point exactly towards it, and will smoothly move around the radar display as its relative position changes.


A navigation point to which the player has been directed will appear as a grey arrow on the border of the radar when distant, and as a diamond when nearby. If the destination is on a different elevation, the diamond will have an inset arrow pointing up or down.


  1. (2014) YouTube.comDestiny Beta: How Does The Radar Work? Retrieved September 5, 2014.