The Maelstrom is a rapid-fire SMG with 40 rounds of ammunition, and great for starting a fight or ending it.
The Maelstrom SMG looks like a futuristic MPX or UMP. Its magazine capacity of 40 is quite high, though the ammunition type is currently not known. At present, we don’t know the name of the manufacturer, but the Maelstrom it looks more like a jury-rigged gun compared to Combatech’s arsenal.
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, the Maelstrom may be one of the best Starfield guns for you.
Equipped with an iron sights, the Maelstrom is well-suited for mid-range combat but will suffer from inaccuracy at longer range.
The Starfield Maelstrom is a Rifle found in the Settled Systems. Manufactured by Crimson Fleet, the Maelstrom Starfield weapon has a credit value of 1210, and a mass of 4.15.
The Maelstrom deals 4 Physical damage per hit.
Fire rate: 150
The Maelstrom has a baseline fire rate of 150, though the speed at which you reload will ultimately determine how close you can get to this rate of fire. Accuracy determines the spread of your gun, with lower accuracy weapons having more spread than others. Some ammunition and magazine weapon mods can drastically alter the rate of fire, accuracy and effective range of any weapon, so it’s worth experimenting with the Maelstrom weapon mods to make the Rifle better fit your playstyle.
Without modification, Maelstrom comes with 7 mod slots.
The Maelstrom requires 6.5mm CT ammunition, and has a magazine capacity of 40.
To really make the most of your Maelstrom weapon, you’ll want to head to a weapon workstation and install some Maelstrom weapon mods. You may need to complete some Starfield research projects first, and get your hands on some Starfield resources, but weapon mods will massively enhance your firearms, and your playstyle.
The Maelstrom has a total of 7 mod slots with which you can customize your weapon.
Here are all the compatible Maelstrom weapon modifications:
No weapon mods have yet been confirmed for this weapon.
Where to find Maelstrom
You can find base and upgraded versions of the Maelstrom randomly in a number of containers, as loot from defeated enemies, and in several NPC inventories. Bear in mind, many weapons will not spawn unless you have reached a specific Starfield level. So, if you visit any of the below and can’t find the weapon, check back later once you’re a higher level.
You can purchase or find the Maelstrom in the following Starfield locations:
It is currently unknown where this weapon can be found.