The Type-8 Maelstrom is a late-game light machine gun manufactured by Hellstorm. The Maelstrom embodies all the qualities of a strong machine gun: It has an excellent rate of fire, a titanic capacity and a vicious fragmenting canister shot allowing it to pound infected into bloody chunks. Its downsides are its prohibitively expensive augmentation costs, and its incredibly late appearance - the Maelstrom will not begin appearing in crates until Rank 75 and it does not have a [RED] variant, although it can be argued that the Maelstrom does not need one due to its sheer power.
- 160 Physical and 190 Thermal damage per shot, 125 Thermal damage per canister fragment. Four fragments per canister.
- Fragments will fly 3 metres before disappearing.
- Twelve rounds per second. Full-automatic firing mode.
- 250 rounds of ammunition. Four second reload time.
- 35.0% movement penalty.
- Can be augmented with Tenacious. Canister fragments will gain 30 Thermal damage over 2 seconds per level.
- Ammunition cost is 240 credits for 200 rounds or 960 credits for 200 High Damage rounds.