How to get the Malfeasance exotic hand cannon - Destiny 2: Forsaken

The Malfeasance quest line is now live, giving Destiny 2 players a chance to complete The Seething Heart and track down the exotic hand cannon.

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It's well-known that Bungie has been keeping Destiny 2 fresh post launch with a suite of new content updates, and the game's latest Forsaken quest has Guardians chomping at the bit. It's called The Seething Heart, and it promises players the chance to unlock the exotic hand cannon known as Malfeasance.

Defeat the Ascendant Primeval Servitor

The first step toward beginning The Seething Heart involves acquiring the quest lead from a rare Gambit boss known as the Ascendant Primeval Servitor. However, there's no guarantee of the foe appearing in Gambit, let alone pointing players toward The Seething Heart; Players will simply have to load up Gambit mode, play until they encounter and eventually conquer the Ascendant Primeval Servitor, and hope the lead appears. If he drops the quest line after being defeated, consider yourself lucky — if not, keep re-loading Gambit and taking him out until the quest step appears.

The Seething Heart / City of Secrets

Once the Seething Heart questline appears, it will instruct players to seek out the Drifter. Speak with him to get pointed toward the quest's next step, which involves searching for clues about the thief in the Dreaming City.

This next part of the quest involves taking out 25 Taken enemies within the Dreaming City. The Corrupted Strike is a fine place to start, as are the Ascendant Challenges offered by Petra Venj or Taken Blight public events. Keep at it until 25 Taken have been defeated to move on to the next step of the quest.

We don't yet know just where The Seething Heart goes from here; however, it's likely that later steps involve finding Callum's Grave, which is a location that was discovered by Destiny 2 players only a few days ago. Getting there involves the usual mix of platforming in very precarious situations, but assuming the grave is involved in the later stage of The Seething Heart, players can brush up on how to get there by following the video above, posted by Lane Merkley over on YouTube.

Be sure to check back for more updates as we continue down The Seething Heart quest toward the Malfeasance exotic hand cannon. For other Forsaken guides and tips, be sure to check out our expansive Destiny 2 complete strategy guide.

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