Like other Strikes in Destiny 2 (opens in new tab), Lake of Shadows begins with a little voiced introduction from some of your NPC pals. They talk about why they've sent you out here, what you need to kill, and sometimes, very, very rarely… baby dogs. Don't believe me? Witness this recorded evidence from one very lucky Destiny 2 player.
Oh, and I guess you could call this a spoiler, but it sounds like the chances are pretty low that you'll ever see this yourself. And to even have a chance of a chance you'll need to be playing the PS4 version, since Lake of Shadows is a Sony-exclusive Strike for now.
Alternate Lake of Shadows intro? #Destiny2 #Strikes #OpBabyDog pic.twitter.com/TEWPCz4h7uSeptember 13, 2017
"Yes… Baby dog."
It isn't an elaborate fake (though I'd have to give props even if it was). Bungie senior writer Mallory Schleif was delighted to see players discovering the endearingly goofy introduction, which she apparently didn't expect to make it into the final game.
HAHAthe odds of triggering this intro are so low... and i am still astounded that it wasn't cut. bless your merciful hand, @thislukesmith https://t.co/0GHra1P6iNSeptember 14, 2017
The stuff that makes you sit back and say "there's no way the boss is going to sign off on this" is always the best stuff. Schleif even shared an equally hilarious tidbit about recording voice over for the odd little scene.
ALSO, fun fact, @lancereddick is a consummate pro in the booth; he studies his scripts; he comes in ready to BE ZAVALA... and this broke him https://t.co/CerO9QB7QkSeptember 14, 2017
Just imagining stone-faced Lance Reddick, the human counterpart of Commander "Serious Business" Zavala, sitting in the booth, talking about his computer going on the fritz and naming this particular operation after puppies… it warms my heart. As for those players who get to enjoy this strange scene in-person, I hope Operation Baby Dog is a resounding success for everyone involved.