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 ingredient, and it’s one of many weirder Exotics within the recreation. However the quest to get Salvation’s Grip additionally has a few of the goofiest dialogue within the recreation: Ghost impersonating The Drifter.
Through the mission, Guardians are occurring 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 your entire 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 line with a verified Bungie developer, Ghost doing a Drifter impression wasn’t the unique plan for this mission.
Based on 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 considering and got here up with an excellent concept that the group has used earlier than: simply make Nolan North do it.
Enjoyable reality: This really took place when, because of COVID complicating issues, we had been unable to guide Drifter’s voice actor for this mission because it was meant to be him offering the radio dialogue. One among our writers had the thought to have Ghost simply faux to be him as an alternative (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 alternative for Peter Dinklage — was reportedly simpler to get voiceover from mid-pandemic. However in line 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 is just not as nice an impressionist as his voice actor.
This isn’t the primary time North has achieved an “impression” of one other Future character. In 2018’s Forsaken growth, North voiced now-deceased Hunter Vanguard Cayde-6, changing Nathan Fillion for the character’s final trip.