PKR Maelstrom

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PKR Maelstrom
Weapon Type Shotgun
Rarity Rare
Faction Korolev
Unlock Level 6
Weight 25
Buy Price 17,000
Scrip Price 4
Sell Value 5058
Faction Reputation 51
Ammo Type Shredder Shotgun Ammo
Damage 7
Weakspot Multiplier 1.2
Penetration 20
Firerate 0.4
Projectile Speed 30000
Movement Multiplier 0.9
Reload time 2.2s
Magazine Size 8
Audible Range 350m


The PKR Maelstrom is a Rare automatic shotgun manufactured by Korolev. It is able to quickly dispatch of any close-quarters threat a prospector might encounter.


The PKR Maelstrom can have 8 different Attachments installed on it, one for each slot. The type of attachment must be compatible with the weapon's type, so only attachments that have Shotgun or Shotgun Ammo as a category can be installed onto a PKR Maelstrom.


A semi-automatic shotgun, it's heavy and a poor choice at range, but utterly devastating up close.


Korolev's first attempt at a building a phase weapon, the Phase-Kinetic Reactive ""Maelstrom's"" ammo pack carries more than enough energy to fulminate whatever gets in its way in a matter of seconds, provided it's close enough.

Weapon Comparison and Detailed Stats

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This item is used in the following missions, jobs, upgrades, printing recipes:


This item is not required to complete any missions.


This item is required to complete the following jobs.

And two smoking Barrels


This is an incomplete list of all cosmetics for the WEAPON in The Cycle: Frontier.

This list makes no guarantee of availability or completeness. Some cosmetics might no longer be in the shop rotation, be from the Fortuna Pass of a past season, be from a special promotion, or be otherwise exclusive.
List of Cosmetics

Pop! PKR Maelstrom

Paladin PKR Maelstrom

Korolev Officer PKR Maelstrom

War Spirit PKR Maelstrom

Royalty Maelstrom

Marshal PKR Maelstrom

Cultist Maelstrom

Luxury Maelstrom

Update history

Patch 3.0.0
Patch 2.2.0
  • Decreased movement speed when weapon is drawn by 10% (from 1 to 0.9 movespeed multiplier).

Reduced buying price from 22,000 to 17,000 K-Marks

Patch 2.0.0
  • Reduced spread by 20%.
Patch 1.3.5
  • Reduced recoil.
  • Increased spread to be more in line with that of other shotguns.
  • Hip fire spread 3.5 --> 5
  • ADS spread 3 --> 4.5
  • Weapon spread increase Speed 0.5 --> 0.65
  • Reduced camera shaking intensity.
Closed Beta 2.5
  • Damage reduced from 8 to 7
Closed Beta 2.3
  • Reduced weight to 25
Closed Beta 2.2
  • Damage increased from 7 to 8


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