Creative fans of Destiny 2 have been bringing items from the game into the real world, like the stunt team that made water-based Sparrows, but this latest piece of Destiny gear made real is official—and pretty impressive. Thanks to Bungie and Activision’s new partnership with Amazon, your Guardian’s Ghost can now live full time in your living room.
The product, known officially as the Destiny 2 Ghost, is an device built on Amazon’s Alexa platform that can perform different tasks related to Destiny 2. The Ghost comes in a sleek black color and has LED lights that turn on when the Ghost responds to requests. Players can currently pre-order the device through Amazon for $90, with a release date of December 19th.
If you’re not interested in shelling out the money, though, the physical Ghost isn’t required to take advantage of Destiny 2‘s Alexa integration. Any Alexa device can use the software created for the Ghost, known as the Ghost Skill, but only players with the physical Ghost speaker will get to enjoy audible responses from Nolan North, who voices the partner character in Destiny 2.
Alexa will have many capabilities with the Ghost Skill, including managing gear, sending messages to Clan members, checking upcoming Milestones, and reporting back on Destiny lore. When prompted by lines like, “Alexa, tell me about the Red Legion,” the device will give an overview of Destiny 2‘s main enemy faction. For more practical uses, the Ghost can even customize your loadouts for event-specific activities. For example, if a Guardian plays through Leviathan and finds their current gear to be the best for the raid, the user can ask Alexa to save that loadout as a raid set. From then on, Guardians can tell Alexa to equip the saved raid gear when heading into Leviathan. If it all works as smoothly as promised, it could be a much faster way to manage your inventory.
Bungie and Activision packed the Ghost Skill with over 1,000 custom lines for players to use, so it will take some time to discover them all. Thankfully, the Alexa-enabled software and physical Ghost device work for all current Destiny 2 platforms. After enabling the Alexa device, players must merely connect their Destiny 2 accounts using their console user IDs or the Battle.net account for PC.
While the device itself is an exciting addition to Destiny 2, it’s probably not the most vital news for most players. Bungie recently address the game’s many perceived issues in a lengthy blog post, acknowledging the community’s concerns and announcing plans to fix many of the most pressing issues.
The first wave of updates will arrive alongside the game’s first expansion, Curse of Osiris, on December 5th. The DLC will give players a new planet and set of missions to complete, in addition to new raid and PvP content.
Destiny 2 is available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
Source: VG 24/7