The late, great Lance Reddick’s final voice recording for Bungie’s Destiny 2 has been released in the game’s latest HELM broadcast. A Destiny 2 dev revealed on Twitter that the beloved actor’s recorded dialogue is running out.
Bungie senior narrative designer Robert Brookes revealed on Twitter that the game’s most recent HELM conversation features the last lines the actor every recorded for Destiny 2.
Reddick’s role in Destiny 2 was that of the great Commander Zavala. The stoic and brave Commander was a role that Reddick loved so much, he was still playing Bungie’s MMOFPS on the day of his death. Unfortunately, he never got to see the end of the game’s then-current expansion.
Brookes revealed that the recent in-game broadcast between Commander Zavala and Sloane was the last time he was able to spend with the actor. His final lines perfectly coincide with the end of the game’s seasonal narrative.
“Sobering moment listening to the final radio conversation in the HELM today,” Brookes said on Twitter. “Pretty sure these were the last lines I ever recorded with Lance.”
Fans of Destiny 2 have long been theorising when they would hear the last of Lance Reddick in their popular free-to-play game. With Bungie working on the game’s massive story arc all at once, some hoped the actor’s voice would be present in future expansions.
As for the future of Commander Zavala, the character has been primed for huge character development, but that may no longer happen. Instead, the game’s upcoming revival of Nathan Fillion’s Cayde-6 may help Bungie to retool the character’s narrative towards the returning character instead.
Bungie is currently working on other projects alongside Destiny content. The popular development studio is working on its controversial Marathon reboot as well as a new project known as Matter.
Destiny 2’s Commander Zavala will also not be the last of Lance Reddick in the video game industry. The brilliant actor has also recorded lines for an upcoming Hellboy game, although it’s not known how much he managed to record before his passing.
Destiny 2 is currently free-to-play on PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series, PS4 and PS5. The game is also available on Nvidia’s cloud gaming service GeForce Now.