Malfeasance Destiny 2 quest: How to get the exotic gun
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Malfeasance Destiny 2 quest: How to get the exotic gun

Hamish Hector
27 October 2020

Embrace the darkness.

Beyond Light is on the way, but you’ve still got time to prepare by earning some of the best loot. One amazing gun you might want to unlock while you’re waiting is the Malfeasance, a hand cannon from the Forsaken expansion.

The following exotic quests will be changed when Beyond Light launches on November 10: Sturm, MIDA Multi-Tool, Rat King, Legend of Acrius, Sleeper Simulant, Polaris Lance, Worldline Zero, Ace of Spades, the Last Word, Le Monarque, Jotunn, Izanagi’s Burden, Thorn, Lumina, Truth, Bad Juju.

“None of these legacy exotics are being retired from Destiny 2,” Bungie clarified in an August 2020 blog post. “Their original acquisition journeys are simply entering the DCV alongside their supporting destination and activity content.”

What is the Malfeasance in Destiny?

The Malfeasance is a brilliant weapon for Gambit.


Credit: Destinypedia

This full-auto hand cannon has some special perks: Explosive Shadow and Taken Predator. Explosive Shadow will make your shots explode after you’ve hit an enemy with enough, which is a great way to chip at a Boss’ health. Taken Predator will do more damage to Taken (what a surprise) and Gambit invaders.

This is absolutely a weapon worth having for the Gambit modes.

Here’s how you unlock it.

Get the Malfeasance quest in Destiny 2

The first step will be to access the quest itself.

For this, you’ll have to head to one of the game’s best modes — Gambit.

Play Gambit until you and your teammates manage to best an Ascendant Primeval Servitor. (Try saying that five times fast!)

A quick note: According to Destinypedia, the special Ascendant Primeval Servitor won’t spawn in Gambit Prime.

You’ll want to stick to the standard Gambit mode for the duration of this quest to avoid wasting time. Speaking from firsthand experience, it could take a while before you encounter the Servitor.

Once you’ve slain this rare boss, speak to Drifter and collect the quest.

Malfeasance quest steps

The next steps for the quest are as follows:

  • Defeat 25 yellow-bar Taken enemies
  • Complete “The Corrupted” (strike)
  • Deposit motes and win matches in Gambit
  • Defeat 25 opposing Guardians in Gambit
  • Wipe a team as an invader yourself, or have an ally do it, three times

Yellow-bar Taken enemies can be found in multiple Taken public events and missions, but the Dreaming City has quite a few — and is also home to the “Corrupted” strike — so try heading there.

‘The Corrupted’ Malfeasance quest strike

Next, grab a fireteam, and load into “The Corrupted.”

Below’s a handy video guide for any lone-wolf players looking to solo it.

Malfeasance Gambit objectives

Next up, you’ll be headed into Gambit.

The first challenge is fairly simple; just play the mode as intended. The final part — defeating 25 Guardians — will be tough, but with a little persistence, you can do it.

Every time you hear Drifter announce that the portal’s open, head in and try to defeat players on the opposing team.

They should be easy enough to find; you’ll see their nametags marked in red, along with a number denoting how many motes they’re carrying. With a little luck and some skill, you should be able to get a full wipe.

Failing that, just hope for your teammates to do it a few times over a number of matches.

Finish the quest by talking to Drifter, and enjoy your new weapon.

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