Destiny 2 has been making some interesting choices lately — from Bungie’s decision to suspend their scaled levelling system to giving Amazon’s Alexa increased functionality in game through updates to the Ghost Skill feature. By enabling the skill, players are able to use real-time voice commands to control their ghost in-game.
With over 1,000 custom lines to discover, players can use the Destiny 2 Ghost Skill to ask their ghost to equip certain loadouts, send messages to friends, or even decide what to do next in the game. Which is way more helpful than the bot tends to be without Alexa. The Ghost-Alexa can even share lore about the universe of Destiny 2, all without even booting up the game. That’s kind of cool, but also involves some serious dedication. You’ve got to be one hell of a Destiny fan to want Alexa to give you game lore while putting a grocery list together.
A Destiny 2 Limited Edition Ghost is also coming, and when paired with an Alexa-enabled device, it will confer all the same benefits as the Ghost Skill while looking more like a ghost than a speaker pod. Both the Skill and the physical ghost are compatible with all versions of Destiny 2. While the Ghost Skill is available now, the physical version of the Ghost releases on December 19th, and is currently available for pre-order.
I’m actually starting to regret the fact that I don’t ever plan to own an Echo, because that looks awesome.
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