If you have access to an Amazon Alexa device, you can now enhance your Destiny 2 experience in a significant and highly geeky kind of way. Alexa devices operate using a set of Skills, basically small apps that can be loaded onto the device that enable it to perform a set of functions. Activision has just released a Skill for Destiny 2 and a Wifi-enabled Ghost device can optionally be added.
Destiny 2 Alexa Skill
The Destiny 2 Skill for Alexa devices is available right now and for free. According to Amazon, there are over 1,000 lines of commands to discover, including some of the following:
- Ask and receive unique dialogue lines that will expand your knowledge of the Destiny 2’s worlds and characters you’ll encounter on your journey. Try saying: “Alexa, ask Ghost who are the Red Legion.”
- Based on your progress inside the game, you’ll receive unique recommendations for things to do inside the massive world of Destiny 2 in real time. Try saying: “Alexa, ask Ghost what I should do next.”
- Equip your most powerful weapons or entire loadouts with a simple voice command. Try saying: “Alexa, ask Ghost to equip my most powerful weapon.”
- Send messages to friends, find out who’s online and ready to play, and stay on top of Clan progress without having to turn on your PS4, Xbox One or PC. Try saying: “Alexa, ask Ghost to call for backup”
Unfortunately, Alexa devices are not available in Canada until early December, but rest assured that I have one on pre-order and will report back on the usefulness of this Skill.
Destiny 2 Ghost
As cool as the idea of talking to your Alexa device about Destiny 2 is, how much cooler would it be if an actual Ghost was replying back to you? Activision knew we would ask this question and has designed a Limited Edition Destiny 2 Ghost – Alexa-Enabled Device that connects to your Alexa device via Wifi.
Not only will you hear the actual in-game Ghost’s voice, performed by Nolan North, but you’ll be able to take advantage of the following features:
- With the Ghost you can use voice commands to equip loadouts, connect with friends, explore the universe and much more
- Integrated Wi-Fi connected device that pairs with your Alexa enabled device to bring the in-game Ghost character to life
- The Destiny 2 Ghost responds exclusively to the Official Destiny 2 Ghost Skill by Bungie and Activision
- Built-in LED activates on Ghost’s responses
- The Destiny 2 Ghost works with PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC devices
Unfortunately, it seems as though the Ghost device is currently only available on Amazon US, which means that I may have to get one of our American writers to pick one up for me. It is currently available for pre-order at a cost of $89.99 and set to be released on December 19th.