While it’s never been easier for PC and console players to stream their Destiny exploits, finding players who provide insight and entertainment in equal measure isn’t easy. Twitch provides a listing of top channels, but Destiny streams don’t always figure in amongst popular League of Legends, DOTA 2 and Hearthstone broadcasts.
To fix this, Bungie has taken Twitch’s API, worked out when streamers are playing Destiny and will soon incorporate Twitch streams directly into its Companion website. Viewers can browse based on following, whether a streamer is trending or undertaking a specific raid or quest that might be particularly hard to beat.
Just like on Twitch, watchers can engage with streamers and fellow viewers in Twitch Chat, but also see exactly what the player has equipped at any given moment. It’s useful not only to see what gear they might be missing out on, but also to see how a particular load-out might help dispatch a particularly difficult boss. It also means the streamer doesn’t have to waste time explaining their roll, allowing them to get on with the important tasks at hand.
The new feature isn’t just aimed at top streamers who play games for a living. When Bungie’s Twitch integration goes live, any Destiny player will be able to host their own stream on their profile page. Anyone hosting more than 77 non-consecutive hours on a channel linked to their Bungie.net account will get a “Can’t Stop The Signal” emblem, showing the rest of the Destiny player base they’re kind of a big deal.