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PKR Maelstrom

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PKR Maelstrom
PKR Maelstrom.png
Weapon Type Shotgun
Rarity RareRarity.svgRare
Faction Korolev
Unlock Level 6
Weight 25 Weight icon.png
Buy Price 17,000 K-Marks.png
Scrip Price 4 Korolev Scrip.png
Sell Value 5058 K-Marks.png
Faction Reputation 51 Reputation.png
Ammo Type Shredder Shotgun Ammo.pngShredder Shotgun Ammo
Damage 7Damage Icon.png
Weakspot Multiplier 1.2
Penetration 20Heavy Converter.png
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 RareRarity.svgRare automatic shotgun manufactured by Korolev logo colored.pngKorolev. 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 logo colored.pngKorolev'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

For a comparison between this and other weapons, as well as an overview on its detailed stats, visit the Weapon Calculator


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.

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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

Vanity WeaponSkin P MaelstromPop.png

Pop! PKR Maelstrom

Vanity WeaponSkin P MaelstromPaladin.png

Paladin PKR Maelstrom

Vanity WeaponSkin P MaelstromSeason02Reward.png

Korolev Officer PKR Maelstrom

Vanity WeaponSkin P MaelstromRonin.png

War Spirit PKR Maelstrom

Vanity WeaponSkin P MaelstromSyndicate.png

Royalty Maelstrom

Vanity WeaponSkin P MaelstromMarshal.png

Marshal PKR Maelstrom

Vanity WeaponSkin P MaelstromCultist.png

Cultist Maelstrom

Vanity WeaponSkin P MaelstromPrestige.png

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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