Malfeasance Handgun

Malfeasance handgun is an exotic Hand Cannon introduced in Forsaken and obtainable through the Seething Heart Quest. When an enemy is hit with 5 or more shots, the slugs in the target all detonate, causing massive damage to the target, as well as a smaller amount of damage to surrounding enemies. 


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

How to obtain?

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 have a teammate do it for you 3 times.[
  8. Return to the Drifter to receive Malfeasance.

This weapon is not yet retired to the Year 4 Destiny Content Vault.