How to get the Malfeasance in Destiny 2

Destiny 2 How To Get The Malfeasance

Destiny 2 has a wide variety of nice exotics at this point. But the Malfeasance is arguably one of the coolest-looking Hand Cannons in the game. From an aesthetic perspective, it’s like the whole visual style of Destiny 2 rolled into one gun. It’s something that’s easily identifiable as a Hand Cannon, but it has a sick sci-fi fantasy look. But anyway, if this is something you don’t have, here’s how you can get the Malfeasance in Destiny 2.

Destiny 2 – What is Malfeasance?

Malfeasance is a Kinetic Hand Cannon that came into Destiny 2 when Forsaken was released. It has a Trait called Explosive Shadow which builds up a stack on enemies as you shoot them. And once you’ve shot an enemy enough times it’ll cause an explosion. It’s also strong against Unstoppable Champions. Finally, it comes with the Corkscrew Rifling, Extended Mag, Heavy Grip, and Taken Predator Perks. Malfeasance is not the best Hand Cannon in the game and isn’t quite good enough for high-level PvP. But it’s fun to use in PvE and too cool to not have in your collection.

How to get Malfeasance

The Malfeasance in Destiny 2 is the reward you get for completing the “Darkness in the Light” Exotic quest. You get this quest after defeating a Primeval in Gambit. And yes, unfortunately, you’ll have to play a fair bit of Gambit to get it. Once you get the quest, the first step will be to defeat 25 Taken bosses or mini-bosses anywhere in the game. There are a lot of ways to do this, but the easiest method is replaying Strikes with Taken bosses.

Destiny 2 Malfeasance

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After you’ve done the first step, you’ll need to complete The Corrupted Strike, which isn’t so bad. But then once that’s done, you’ve got to win 10 Gambit matches and bank a total of 400 motes. This is the most tedious part of the quest but stay strong, and you’ll get it done. The last step is to either defeat three Invaders in Gambit or 25 Guardians in Crucible. And once that’s done, all you need to do is head over to the Drifter to claim the Exotic. After that, you can add the Malfeasance to the rest of your growing collection in Destiny 2.

Destiny 2‘s Malfeasance takes a little work to get, but it’s nowhere near the most grueling Exotic quest. If you’ve never gotten around to getting the Malfeasance for yourself, it’s something that you should absolutely get done soon.

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Sam Robins
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Sam has been a Contributing Writer for PC Invasion since November 2021. After escaping university with a Master’s degree in Media and Communication, he decided to take up the mantle of writing. From covering the news to crafting guides, he'll take any chance to pick apart whatever he's currently playing. Sam spends most of his time delving into JRPGs and horror games. When he isn't obsessing over the intricacies of Kingdom Hearts he's diving headfirst into the world of tech. Keeping an eye out for the next big purchase that's sure to upset his wallet.