"Nothing kills a Guardian faster than another Guardian." —The Drifter
― In-game description

Malfeasance is an Exotic hand cannon introduced in Destiny 2: Forsaken. It can be dismantled to generate Glimmer, Gunsmith Materials, and Legendary Shards.

Lore[edit | edit source]

This weapon has the following lore associated:

Yes, I wrote you a note. I want you to burn this in your memory. If you're wielding this gun, I've already told you all this and more. But I want you to keep it fresh in mind.

I want you to have this. You may need it. You and I have done a lot together in this system, and I hope and pray we'll get to do a lot more.

It'll be a lot safer with you wearin' one of these. It's the culmination of a lot of things. Long time ago I set out to find a replacement for a weapon called Thorn. This will never be that, but to me, it's better. We built it together.

And all of us, with this in hand? Even the Man with the Golden Gun should have pause.

Maybe we can't out-shoot him. Maybe he can't be out-shot. But if we all take our shot together? We don't have to beat him to it.

He'll die, too.

Remember this. For when the day comes.

The Drifter

Sources[edit | edit source]

Malfeasance can be obtained by finishing its exotic quest, which requires the following:

  1. . Play Gambit matches until an Ascendant Primeval spawns instead of a normal one. The round in which the ascendant primeval spawns must be won in order for it to drop The Seething Heart, which is required to continue the next steps.
  2. . Once you receive The Seething Heart, return to the Drifter, where he will grant the quest step City of Secrets.
  3. . Travel to the Dreaming City and defeat 25 Taken bosses or minibosses (enemies with yellow health bars).
  4. . The next step of the quest requires completing a special variant of The Corrupted strike. Follow the markers to Callum's Grave. You'll receive a Depleted Weapon Core.
  5. . Return to the Drifter and receive the quest step Business as Usual.
  6. . Play Gambit matches and earn points by banking Motes and winning matches. Note that if you drop or lose any Motes during a match, you'll lose progress and there's a x2 loss penalty for each Mote lost. Fill both bars up to 100% to unlock the final step, Lights Out.
  7. . Defeat 25 opposing Guardians in Gambit, by either invading the other team or killing invaders. Also kills 4 guardians in one invasion or with a teammate do it for you 3 times.[1][2]
  8. . Return to the Drifter to receive Malfeasance.

This weapon is not yet retire to Y4 Destiny Content Vault.[3]

Upgrades[edit | edit source]

Malfeasance can also be upgraded with the following perks:

Column 0[edit | edit source]

Explosive Shadow perk icon.png Explosive Shadow
Shoot tainted slugs that burrow into the enemy. Stacking enough slugs causes them all to explode.

Column 1[edit | edit source]

Corkscrew Rifling perk icon.png Corkscrew Rifling
Balanced barrel
  • Slightly increases range and stability
  • Slightly increases handling speed

Column 2[edit | edit source]

Extended Mag perk icon.png Extended Mag
This weapon has a greatly increased magazine size, but reloads much slower.
  • Greatly increases magazine size
  • Greatly decreases reload speed

Column 3[edit | edit source]

Taken Predator perk icon.png Taken Predator
Bonus damage against Taken enemies and Gambit invaders.

Column 4[edit | edit source]

Heavy Grip perk icon.png Heavy Grip
This grip is weighted for recoil control.
  • Increases stability
  • Decreases handling speed

Column 5[edit | edit source]

Tracker Disabled perk icon.png Tracker Disabled
No tracker is displayed on this weapon.

Column 6[edit | edit source]

Crucible Tracker perk icon.png Crucible Tracker
This weapon tracks the number of Crucible opponents you defeated with it.

Column 5[edit | edit source]

Default Ornament perk icon.png Default Ornament
Restores your weapon to its default appearance.
Aim To Misbehave perk icon.jpg Aim to Misbehave
Equip this weapon ornament to change the appearance of Malfeasance. Once you get an ornament, it's unlocked for all characters on your account.

References[edit | edit source]

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