Destiny 2 Alexa Ghost Commands Announced; New Speaker Revealed
Players can now control Destiny 2's in-game Ghost with just their voice thanks to all new commands in Amazon's Alexa program.
Have you ever wanted to control aspects of Destiny 2 with just your voice? Well, as odd as that may sound, today, developer Bungie announced that it would be partnering with Amazon so that players can use their Echo devices to command their in-game ghost to perform certain tasks, which sounds like something right out of a science-fiction story.
While the full list of commands is long, extensive, and unreleased, it was confirmed that players will be able to both enable a certain loadout and request help from other players just by asking Alexa.
All that players will need in order to utilize these commands is an Alexa-enabled device like the Echo or Echo Dot, as well as a copy of the game of course. These commands can then be activated through the Alexa smartphone app. But what can the commands do? According to the Activision Support page, quickly changing pre-saved loadouts (as mentioned above) is one of the perks:
Do you have different weapon and armor loadouts you prefer in different Events? Ghost is here to help.
Set up and save a loadout for different Events. Loadouts include your current selections for weapons, armor, and Ghost shell. For example, once your preferred Crucible loadout is set up, just say, “Alexa, tell Ghost to save this as my Crucible loadout.” Then, before jumping into Crucible, say, “Alexa, tell Ghost to switch to my Crucible loadout.”
Besides that, you can ask Alexa/Ghost lore-based questions or who from your clan is online.
If players want to something different on their desk rather than the normal cylindrical shape of the Echo, a brand new, Ghost-themed speaker is now available for pre-order, which will be compatible with Echo devices. The speaker is set to cost $89.99, will be available on December 19, 2017, but is not required to take advantage of the new Alexa commands.
Destiny 2 was officially released on September 6, 2017, and is available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows PC. You can check out our review here.