Destiny’s official blog announced the return of merchant character Tess Everis with “a new look, a new storefront, and some new items to sell.” Lots of new emotes are for sale as of today, but the emotes are purely optional and won’t affect gameplay.

The emotes look like a fun addition to a game that doesn’t allow much direct communication between players. There are 18 all together.  The Carlton Dance, inspired by the TV show “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” seems to be a favorite.

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Tess Everis

You have to buy the new emotes with an in-game currency called “Silver.” Silver can be purchased in PlayStation and Xbox stores. But to get things rolling, players will get some free Silver dropped into their accounts so they can “purchase an emote or two.” The Xbox store is offering 500 Silver for $4.99.

“Our plan is to use these new items to bolster the service provided by our live team for another full year, as they grow and create more robust and engaging events that we’ll announce later this year. It has been, and continues to be, our goal to deliver updates to the game. Going forward, our live team is also looking to grow beyond vital updates and improvements to focus on world events, experiences, and feature requests,” says the Bungie blog.

Destiny is a popular science fiction shooter. The T-rated game was first released in late 2014. Several expansions have been released, including House of Wolves and The Taken King.

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