Anyone who has played Destiny 2 will agree that one of its greatest strengths is its cast of characters. And while fan favorite Cayde-6 often steals the show, it’s a Guardian’s Ghost that they spend the most time with. Ghosts serve as guides, encyclopedias, and confidants. Combine that with some witty dialogue and you’ve got a quirky AI buddy that players would love to have floating by their sides in the real world. Now, that can kind of really happen — minus the floating, of course.
Amazon has teamed up with Activision to make a Destiny 2 Ghost. This limited edition speaker pairs with Alexa devices and allows users to ask Ghost to do basic tasks and provide information. When the Ghost responds to an inquiry or command, it will blink with built-in LED lights. Users can ask Ghost for information on the game’s backstory and characters, track Clan progression, change a Guardian’s load-out, or simply get advice on what to do next. There are over a thousand custom lines, all voiced by the in-game Ghost (voiced by Nolan North).
The Destiny 2 Ghost is available to pre-order for $89.99 and will be released on December 19. Note that this item is limited edition, meaning it’s likely it will sell out fast. Those who don’t manage to snag one, or don’t really care to, there is a Ghost skill available now for Alexa devices that does more or less the same thing.
There are some big changes heading for Destiny 2, starting with major updates in December. This is part of an ongoing plan from developer Bungie to address the many issues frustrating players. The company reached out to the community recently to lay out a guide for what will be changed in the coming months. The first week will add Armor Ornaments, to add a bit of customization for Guardians, as well as tweaks to the Gunsmith that will make Legendary Mods more accessible. There will also be more uses for Legendary Shards, such as the ability to buy Legendary Engrams and equipment directly.
The following week will introduce Masterworks and improve methods to acquire Exotics, among other things. The mysterious Xur will now offer Fated Engrams, which can by purchased once a week and decrypt into an Exotic the player doesn’t already own. To further expedite Exotic farming, Xur is also bringing back the Three of Coins. The effects last for four hours and no longer require players to use one before every boss.
Destiny 2 is available now on PC, PS4, and Xbox One.