In Destiny 2: Beyond Light, there’s a brand new quest for a Stasis-powered grenade launcher, Salvation’s Grip. It’s the one weapon that makes use of the brand new factor, and it’s one of many weirder Exotics within the sport. However the quest to get Salvation’s Grip additionally has a number of the goofiest dialogue within the sport: Ghost impersonating The Drifter.
Throughout the mission, Guardians are happening a heist to steal this new weapon prototype from the Fallen. And Ghost — after Drifter challenges Ghost to “promote” the mission to the Guardian — decides to impersonate the rogue lightbearer, giving mocking instructions in his greatest space-cowboy voice.
Beneath is a video of the whole mission to accumulate Salvation’s Grip, together with Ghost’s deliberately poor impression.
After launch, fans leapt to the Destiny subreddit to share their love of the dialogue within the mission. However in keeping with a verified Bungie developer, Ghost doing a Drifter impression wasn’t the unique plan for this mission.
In keeping with gunmaster95 — a verified Bungie designer on Reddit, though we’re uncertain precisely who on the group it’s — the COVID-19 pandemic prevented The Drifter’s voice actor from recording some in-mission dialogue. The Future 2 writing group did some artistic pondering and got here up with a superb concept that the group has used earlier than: simply make Nolan North do it.
Enjoyable reality: This really took place when, attributable to COVID complicating issues, we had been unable to ebook Drifter’s voice actor for this mission because it was meant to be him offering the radio dialogue. One in every of our writers had the concept to have Ghost simply fake to be him as a substitute (As scheduling Mr. North lined up higher) and wrote all this superior dialogue. Apparently on the primary take Nolan completely imitated Drifter and needed to be instructed to deliberately do it worse.
North — who began voicing Ghost in 2015’s Future: The Taken King as a substitute for Peter Dinklage — was reportedly simpler to get voiceover from mid-pandemic. However in keeping with Bungie, North was too good on the Drifter impression initially, and needed to pull it again so the impression would learn as extra genuine. In different phrases, Ghost isn’t as nice an impressionist as his voice actor.
This isn’t the primary time North has performed an “impression” of one other Future character. In 2018’s Forsaken enlargement, North voiced now-deceased Hunter Vanguard Cayde-6, changing Nathan Fillion for the character’s final journey.