How to Get Malfeasance in Destiny 2 -Darkness in the Light Guide

Time to take out the Taken.

Malfeasance is a 180 RPM hand cannon introduced in the Forsaken expansion of Destiny 2. The Darkness in the Light questline was an involved process requiring no small amount of luck and perseverance to complete. But the reward was an Exotic that was a delight to use and perfect for Gambit. It comes with the perks Explosive Shadow and Taken Predator. Explosive Shadow shoots tainted slugs that burrow into the enemy. Stacking enough slugs causes them all to explode. Taken Predator deals bonus damage against Taken enemies and Gabit invaders.

Destiny 2 Malfeasance Quest Steps

As Destiny 2 has chugged along through its seasons, several Exotic quests have gone through revisions. The Malfeasance quest has been vastly simplified and this is definitely a hand cannon worth the effort. The basic quest steps are as follows:

  • Kill a Primeval in Gambit.
  • Speak to the Drifter in the Tower.
  • Defeat 25 Taken yellow bar enemies.
  • Complete 'The Corrupted' Strike.
  • Deposit Motes and win matches in Gambit.
  • Defeat 25 opposing Guardians in Gambit and team wipe as an invader yourself or have an ally do it three times.

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Kill a Primeval in Gambit

The quest kicks off after killing a Primeval in Gambit. This simply translates to winning the match.

Speak to the Drifter in the Tower

After killing the Primeval, you'll be summoned by the Drifter back to the Tower.

Defeat 25 Taken yellow bar enemies

Drifter wants you to take out 25 yellow bar Taken. These are most commonly found in The Dreaming City through missions and public events.

Complete 'The Corrupted' Strike

After netting your 25 kills, you'll need to run a special version of 'The Corrupted' Strike. It's nothing too fancy and can be completed in the standard 5-10 minutes.

Deposit Motes and win matches in Gambit

You'll then have to go back to Gambit and win Gambit matches and deposit Motes. Note that dropping motes will count against your progress and have twice the value of those deposited. So play smart and cautiously.

Defeat 25 opposing Guardians in Gambit and get team invasion kills

There are two parts to this step. The first is to wipe out 25 Guardians in Gambit. These can be invaders or defending Guardians if you're invading. The second part is to get a team kill as an invader or have an ally do it three times. If you're not confident in your Gambit PvP, it's a matter of patience until you find a monster that wipes the floor with the enemy team. Otherwise, Ghallarhorn and a Super can do the trick.

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How to Get Malfeasance in Destiny 2 -Darkness in the Light Guide

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  1. I had a 90 mote game before having the quest 🙁

  2. Celestial Nighthawk, a dream, and a scout rifle to kill things from cheeky spots.

  3. You can kill more than 4 if they are the same people but once you kill all 4 individual players at least once you get teleported back.

  4. Hey I just got the quest funnily enough I haven’t actual played much of gambit. Anyway when I got it and this may nit be it but it may be a link. I got 15 motes and banked it in every time didn’t lose any ended up getting in a game of 65 motes at the end. But I got the ascendant prime evil as the boss for the second and final round. Thought it may be helpful!

  5. This is like the Luna’s Howl quest but gambit and made for people who got a pair of big balls of steel.
    The final quest step can be easily achieved with the Thunderlord and optional a super such as golden gun, hammer of sol or the daybreak.

    In case they fallback into the spawn, dont rush, peak from behind a corner with the thunderlord, if they have their super ready you better start shooting before its too late, dont chase people with shotguns near corners, just peak from a far distance because thunderlord has a long range and a ridiculous damage too.

    If they have the primeval, rush after the primeval spawned after a few seconds because in that time they are gonna waste their heavy ammo and possibly their super unless they are keeping it for YOU.

    The strategy works really well for me and learn to know your ground, you can see their locations yet they cant, take that as an advantage, dont rush without knowing your enemy, its really obvious that you will as well get camped, check your perimeter and start killing while you can.

    1. i have thunderlord and stuff but its irritating….im thinking maybe you use thunderlord on two of em and the if they run to spawn use your super….like missile titan or uhhh burning maul

  6. “Be sure you’ve got yourself to a pretty high Light Level because this Quest [The Corrupted] is not a joke.”

    It’s not just a joke, it’s downright impossible if you’re going solo. Bring at least 3 people unless you’re a fan of dying over and over and over.

    1. I have to agree i done it at recommend light level 580 and gave up in the end cause it was pissing me off how hard it was. No way it was 580 rll.

    2. Many people have done it solo, not that difficult with the right power level and gear. You just have to play it safe and be patient.

  7. I’ve gotten this medal like 30 times… use sleeper and stop complaining ain’t that hard at all.

  8. The last quest step for MALFEASANCE is ridiculous. You can grind to get 25 kills but the 4 Guardian kills is crazy WTF maybe u can get 2 at most 3 if your very lucky and if you get 4 without the enemy team helping you, stop playing go get lottery tickets cuz u are one lucky S.O.B. Bungie is stupid for this one…. Come on man!!!

    1. I done it today without meaning to just through luck with the sleeper. Pretty sure i cant do it again. But its a lot of work for a hand cannon I’m never gonna use. Also spending loads of time on gambit yuck. Crap questline.

    2. Damn maybe i get lucky but i get 4 kills pretty often, not that im tracking it but feels like every other time. Having that said i’m not even a good player really. Maybe it is just luck. I had a 5 kills once or twice just because some smartass was reviving his team mate haha

      1. You can only get 4 kills when invading before the drifter sends you back so nice try

        1. You can kill more than 4 if they are the same people but once you kill all 4 individual players at least once you get teleported back.

        2. jokes on you, 7 kills in one invade cuz lobbed a grenade into spawn and spammed my colony on the way out, 3 died as they spawned. its doable but 100% luck

    3. Last step is not hard 25 invader kills you invade and if hunter use golden gun 6 shots only 4 to drop the entire team .

    4. I wiped the opposing team yesterday and I suck hard at gambit. Trust me, it’s possible. Queue up with a good team and use a linear fusion rifle.

      1. Linear fusinon is ez with sleeper. Make sure u get heavy and have a super. Shoot 1 or 2 and super the other 2 if need be. Hunter 1000 cuts usally gets me 2 so shoot 2 more fast first

    5. Easy for me and I’m not even good

      1. Ove gotten this medal as well im fucking horrible invader

        1. If you don’t mind my asking, what strategy worked well for you to get all 4 kills? I’m also a terrible invader and haven’t had any luck.

          1. As long as you are a decent aim, hammerhead will invade for you.

          2. called queensbreaker strat

          3. Telesto and a super ready. Maybe even some heavy grenade launcher with sticky nades for good measure. Bum rush them when they have a primeval. Happy hunting!