While many of the quests in games that use them are one-off affairs, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin this type can be repeated]] with the same {{NPC}}s, objectives and rewards. Some can be repeated indefinitely and consecutively, allowing a player to accumulate several stacks of the necessary items (by [[RandomlyDrops hunting]] or [[BribingYourWayToVictory shopping]]) to hand in at once, while others may have a 'cooldown' or a limited number of repeats.

Repeatable quests allow players to obtain the precious chunk of extra ExperiencePoints and cash that usually comes with a quest more than once, which may allow them to offset [[ContinuingIsPainful losses from deaths]]. Particularly rewarding repeatables enable [[FakeDifficulty difficult]] and [[FakeLongevity tedious]] 'main' quests to be skipped by easing the LevelGrinding needed to enter the next area. Repeatables can also be designed to ''supplement'' said main quests if both have similar or identical objectives, allowing players to squeeze some extra profit from their first playthrough of an area.

A number of games with repeatables present them as the day-to-day chores of {{NPC}}s or factions, allowing players to gain their favor by essentially doing their menial work. Savvier writers can thus flesh out the involved characters through the quest descriptions, which players who stick to the main storyline will not see. Caution is needed as making too many repeatables ''urgent'' or assigning objectives that are too grandiose can shatter WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief. The use of set pieces is a double edged sword in this area as while they can make the outcome of a repeatable spectacular they also force events to play out in a similar way each time. Finally, there are players who may find that being asked to do {{NPC}}s' odd jobs for them is simply [[DudeWheresMyRespect demeaning]].

At its core, this type of quest is just another way of dressing up the LevelGrinding prevalent in many games and more jaded gamers may consider it to be no improvement. However, developers can add appeal to repeatables by providing multiple options from a pool or allowing certain characteristics to change over time. The fact that there is an additional reward at the end can be a psychological draw and of course, good writing and a careful choice of objectives can make the quests entertaining.

Due to the simplicity of their objectives and the ease with which they can be 'meshed' with core story quests and each other, the FetchQuest and the MassMonsterSlaughterSidequest are often made repeatable.

'''Do note that most repeatable maps, levels or encounters that enable farming do not fall under this trope but are a near omnipresent gameplay convention. Repeatable Quests must be:'''
* '''[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin QUESTS]] that follow the stereotypical format of doing something for a {{NPC}}.'''
* '''REPEATABLE in that the {{NPC}}s and tasks are identical for every iteration or change according to a fixed pattern. [[RandomNumberGod Randomly generated minor quests]] do not count unless there is some way to deliberately or accidentally lock combinations of quest characteristics.'''

----
!!{{MMORPG}}s that use this mechanic:

* ''WorldOfWarcraft'' does this with 'dailies' and may even have been the TropeCodifier.
** ''VideoGame/EdenEternal'' uses a very similar system except with shorter cooldowns on the quests.
** Dailies are also present in ''VideoGame/IrisOnline''.
* ''DragonSaga'' pads the levels between the 'big' main quests with various repeatables. Notably, the InfinityPlusOneSword crafting quests are almost all repeatable and of the unlimited variety.
* ''MapleStory'' did not introduce these until later versions despite growing and rather vocal demand for them in the early days.
* ''EarthEternal'' is big on these.
* ''VideoGame/{{Mabinogi}}'' allows the players to perform part time jobs with the game's vendors, and allows them one in-game day to complete them. This is a useful means of accruing monetary wealth, especially for characters who are primarily crafters.
* ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIMAGINE'' has a small variety of these, including quests you can only repeat if you pick up uncommon [[RandomlyDrops loot]].
* ''RagnarokOnline'' and its {{Bragging Rights Reward}} hats (among other awards, but mostly hats) can be obtained in {{Fetch Quest}}s, and can be repeated as long as the player is willing to hunt down the same items.
* In ''GuildWars'', many of the quests offered at the annual "Wintersday" festival (which falls around the time of Christmas-New Year's) are repeatable, enabling players to farm huge amounts of holiday items.
* The vast majority of 'Events' in ''{{Guild Wars 2}}'' are essentially repeatables as their goals and {{NPC}}s are the same in every iteration or randomly cycle between a handful of variants. 'Meta Events' are large repeatables triggered when a number of related smaller Events are completed.
* Both offline and online play in the ''VideoGame/MonsterHunter'' series consists almost entirely of repeatable hunts, so the quests are naturally repeatable as well. However, the extended preparation required for each task keeps players involved. It would be hard to get all those rare materials otherwise.
* ''VideoGame/{{Final Fantasy XI}}'' has numerous repeatable quests ranging from the simple FetchQuest for fame grinding to redoing major battles in Missions for a different end reward.
* ''VideoGame/DungeonsAndDragonsOnline'' adventures are infinitely repeatable on four different difficulty levels each. The first play on each adventure/difficulty combo gives an array of experience bonuses, while subsequent replays start adding penalties, eventually hard-capping the XP gain at a very low number for extreme repetition. Ironically, it's more efficient to not repeat quests too heavily (except for crafting purposes).
* ''DragonNest'' has a different sequence of optional quests for every mission map but the last quest in the sequence is always an infinitely repeatable 'Assault' quest that consists solely of finishing the map on the second hardest difficulty. Accepting this quest repeatedly and rushing through the map each time forms the basis of most organized LevelGrinding.
* ''{{RIFT}}'' has its share, just like the ''WorldOfWarcraft'' ones.
* ''ScarletBlade'' has the usual mook bounties and daily quests for instances. But the biggest rewards come from PvP quest objectives, given hourly, daily and weekly.

!!Singleplayer games and {{RPG}}s that use this mechanic:
* In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask'', all sidequests are repeatable in a manner of speaking as the game's [[GroundhogDayLoop three day cycle]] allows them to be retaken during each iteration.
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'' has only one repeatable quest, and it's very modest, and available very early. By visiting the Giza village and running around in the Giza Plains area, you can create multiple Sunstones, which sell for what is a moderate bonus for the player at that part of the game -- but the player could get the amount from just killing wolves and selling the loot, and on the side get both EXP and LP.
* In ''MegamanZX'', Rose and Huguet will request you to go to Area Lin order to gather some supplies for them. After going to three diferent sections each time, Rose will give you a sub tank. However, you can only obtain two sub-tanks for this and any subsequent attempt only nets a token thank you and a few Energy Crystals.
* Many of the quests in ''VideoGame/PuzzleQuest'' are repeatable, such as an early quest to patrol the area for monsters.
* Several of the multitude of sidequests in ''VideoGame/DragonQuestIX'' are repeatable, though sometimes the reward is reduced after the first completion.
* The Sea Quests of ''VideoGame/EtrianOdyssey III: The Drowned City'' can be repeated as many times as the player likes, as they're the only source of waterbound enemies/bosses. Since your HP[=/=]MP are automatically filled after a victory, and you're always asked if you wish to save before starting one, this makes them a good source of potential grinding.
** There's also several RNG exploits that can be used to get a lot of XP with minimal effort involving these sea quests.
* Aside from the Manaphy mission (in order to prevent ''[[VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl Diamond and Pearl]]'' players from obtaining multiples of a legendary), the extra Ranger Net missions in ''VideoGame/PokemonRanger'' can be done as many times as the player likes.
* Every 3D ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' game allows the player to repeat the levels' star missions, be they boss battles, helping characters, participating in races or minigames, obstacle courses, etc.
* In the unpatched version of ''Fallout2'', one mission in NCR was repeatable due to a GoodBadBug. Constantly repairing the computer after Jack has blown himself up would net the player 3000 experience and a couple of skill manuals. Rinse and repeat for easy LevelGrinding.
* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' uses the Radiant Quest system that uses base quest templates (fetch That Item for That NPC at That Place) to generate an infinite amount of tasks, most of which are fetch quests.
----