Darkness in the Light Destiny 2 Malfeasance quest guide

Complete the Darkness in the Light quest in Destiny 2 to unlock the Malfeasance exotic hand cannon.

Destiny 2’s exotic hand cannons are a blast in more ways than one. If you want to get Malfeasance, you’ll need to complete the Darkness in the Light quest in Destiny 2. These quests are usually pretty lengthy, but below you’ll find a full guide to the Darkness in the Light quest so you know each step you need to complete.

Darkness in the Light Destiny 2 Malfeasance quest guide

Darkness in the light destiny 2 malfeasance quest guide
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As with many other exotic quests, you’ll need to do quite a lot to complete the Darkness in the Light quest for Malfeasance in Destiny 2. We’ll take you through each step below so that you know what you’re doing. Here’s a quick summary of each stage.

  • The Seething Heart: Get the Seething Heart and give it to the Drifter.
  • City of Secrets: Defeat 25 Taken bosses or minibosses in the Dreaming City.
  • The Corrupted: Complete the unique The Corrupted strike.
  • The Depleted Weapon Core: Deliver the  Depleted Weapon Core to the Drifter.
  • Business As Usual: Win 10 Gambit matches and deposit 400 motes.
  • Lights Out: Defeat 25 Guardians then either kill 4 enemy Guardians in one invasion once, or have teammates defeat 4 Guardians in one invasion three times.
  • Dark Weapon Core: Give the Dark Weapon Core to the Drifter.

Get the Seething Heart

To start the whole thing off you’ll need to get the Seething Heart, which is only obtainable by killing the Ascendant Primeval Servitor boss in Gambit. Because Gambit bosses are randomized, you’ll need to play through matches until the Servitor shows up. Oh, and you need to win the match as well. Good luck!

City of Secrets

Once you have it the Seething Heart, head to the Drifter and hand it over. He’ll then set you on a quest to defeat 25 Taken bosses or minibosses in the Dreaming City. The Blind Well is a great opportunity to fill this quest as it spawns several Taken bosses in the ending phases. Remember, you need to deal them damage if you want them to count towards your total.

The Corrupted

With the bosses beaten you’ll be given a special version of The Corrupted strike. You can start it through the Dreaming City map, so hop to it and you’ll receive the Depleted Weapon Core item as a reward. Be aware that this strike can be tough, so bring a good team with you. Take it back to the Drifter to push to the next phase.

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Business As Usual

This stage will have you heading back to Gambit. Grab yourself a strong Fireteam, because you need to win 10 Gambit matches then drop off 400 Motes. Any Motes you lose will doubly subtract from your total, so try to play as safely as possible, depositing them as soon as waves end.

Lights Out

It’s PvP times we’re afraid. For Lights Out you need to kill 25 Guardians in Gambit, or either kill four enemies during one invasion, or have teammates kill four enemies during invasions three times. Got a friend who’s good at shooting? Sign them up for this step.

Get Malfeasance

Once you complete the Lights Out quest step you’ll get the Dark Weapon Core item. Take it to the Drifter and he’ll exchange it for the Malfeasance, an exotic hand cannon with a perk that causes enemies to explode after you hit them with five shots. Nasty!

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Wrap up everything in the Darkness in the Light Destiny 2 quest and you’ll have yourself a nice new hand cannon to play with! Malfeasance is an explosive bit of fun, so be sure to play around with it a bit as a reward for beating the Darkness in the Light quest.

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Henry Stenhouse serves an eternal punishment as the Associate Editor of AllGamers. He spent his younger life studying the laws of physics, even going so far as to complete a PhD in the subject before video games stole his soul. Confess your love of Super Smash Bros. via email at henry@moonrock.biz, or catch him on Twitter.


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