The Maelstrom SMG resembles a futuristic MPX or UMP. It can hold 40 bullets in its magazine, which is a lot. But we don't know what kind of bullets it uses yet. We also don't know who made it, but it looks more makeshift compared to Combatech's weapons. What's important is that the Maelstrom shoots really fast, faster than anything else we've seen in Starfield so far. But it's not very good at hitting far-away targets. If you're fighting close to enemies, the Maelstrom could be one of the best guns for you. It has iron sights, which are good for medium-distance fighting, but it won't work as well for far-away shooting.

Last Updated 11 Aug 2023 at 23:47 pm GMT
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  • Magazine Capacity40

How to get Maelstrom in Starfield?

For the Maelstrom location, you can find the weapon as a reward for completing the The Heist quest. The quest is available after you reach the New Atlantis planet and speak to Darvin, the owner of the Darvin's Supply store.

Best mods for the Maelstrom

  • High-Velocity Barrel: This mod increases the fire rate of the Maelstrom, making it even more deadly.
  • Extended Magazine: This mod increases the magazine size of the Maelstrom, so you can fire for longer without reloading.

Best background for the Maelstrom

The best background for the Maelstrom in Starfield depends on your playstyle and the mods you want to use. However, some backgrounds that are well-suited for the Maelstrom include:

  • Technician
  • Scoundrel
  • Infiltrator

Best Build Type for the Maelstrom

  • Saboteur: This build focuses on using the Maelstrom's energy damage to debuff enemies

Where do I find parts for the Maelstrom?

You can find parts for the Maelstrom by scavenging on planets and in space stations and by buying parts for the Maelstrom from merchants on planets and in space stations.

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