The Starfield Maelstrom is one of the SMGs in Bethesda’s huge new RPG. Discover Maelstrom stats, info, and more in our weapons database.
The Maelstrom SMG looks like a futuristic MPX or UMP. Its magazine capacity of 40 is quite high and it looks like a jury-rigged gun compared to the weapons we’ve seen.
Crucially, the Maelstrom’s rate of fire seems to be far beyond anything else we’ve seen in Starfield so far – though that does come at the expense of ranged accuracy. If you’re getting up close and personal with your enemies, though, the Maelstrom may be one of the best Starfield guns for you.
The Maelstrom’s rate of fire is exceptionally high, but that does come at the expense of handling. If you’re engaging your enemies up close, that may not be a problem. But the Maelstrom’s recoil can be an issue if you’re trying to bring its power to bear in a long-ranged firefight.