"Lead Storm" Powered Minigun

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"Lead Storm" Powered Minigun
GearGraphic GatlingGun.png
Equipment Details
Type Heavy Weapon
Used by Gunner
Slot Primary
Availability Default
What's more effective than bullets? A whole LOT of bullets. With a fire rate of 3500 rounds per minute, the Minigun remains a mainstay of any heavy engagement.
~ Item Description

About[edit | edit source]

The "Lead Storm" Powered Minigun is one of the Gunner's primary weapons. It's a huge, triple-barrelled gatling gun which shows evidence of much use, such as the straps around the upper handle. A circular gauge on the top indicates the weapon's current temperature, which gradually fills up and shifts from green to red as temperature increases. It violently pops out in the event of overheat.

The Powered Minigun is exactly the kind of weapon you would expect the Gunner to carry; massive, powerful, and with a whole lot of bullets to fire into enemies' squishy parts with exceptional force. The Minigun boasts an exceptional fire rate of thirty rounds a second just at its base level, providing it with excellent damage-per-second (DPS) output – more than enough to shred through hordes of enemies and bulkier foes like Glyphid Praetorians with ease. The Minigun has a spin-up period which must be overcome before the weapon can fire, and has a built-in gyro stabilizer which causes the gun to become more accurate the longer it fires.

On top of its extreme damage output the Minigun has a high stun chance, with 30% odds to cause a stun per shot, making the Minigun excellent at controlling big foes who are able to withstand its damage output by preventing them from moving or even fighting back. It also comes with plentiful reserve ammo and never needs to reload, being fed from a large drum underneath the weapon.

For all its power though, the Minigun does have some flaws. It can chew through its ammo quickly and remains inaccurate without sustained fire, but its most obvious flaw is its temperature vulnerabilities; firing for extended periods will cause the gun to emit smoke and make a rattling sound, which are early warning signs of an overheat. The gun's temperature can be measured by the gauge on the top. If it fills up all the way, the gun will jam and remain unusable for ten seconds until the gun has fully cooled down.

Being without the Minigun's damage output can be a deadly mistake, especially on high hazard levels, so Gunners must control the Minigun's exceptional firepower carefully to ensure it does not jam. Thankfully the Gunner has two very capable sidearms in the "Bulldog" Heavy Revolver and the BRT7 Burst Fire Gun, allowing him to continue to put out damage (albeit at a reduced rate). There are also modifications for the gun which can mitigate overheating issues, or even weaponize the burst of heat emitted by the weapon upon overheat.

Initial Stats
Damage 10
Max Ammo 2,400
Rate of Fire
(per second)
30.0
Cooling Rate 1.5
Spinup Time 0.7s
Spindown Time 3s
Stun Chance 30%
Stun Duration 1s
Movement Speed While Using 50%

NOTE: Although the weapon's stats indicate that it is capable of firing 30 rounds per second, it is a common misconception that the weapon is capable of outputting as much damage as it describes. In actual gameplay, the Minigun has half the effective amount of bullets; this means that for every 2 ammo the gun uses, only 1 bullet is fired out, and only 1 bullet's worth of damage is being dealt.

Firing Sequence[edit | edit source]

The Minigun has multiple components to its firing sequence. When the trigger is first pulled, the barrel will spin up. The Minigun will not fire until the barrel is spinning at maximum speed. When the trigger is released, the barrel will gradually spin down to a stop.

The Minigun's accuracy will begin at the minimum accuracy, every bullet fired will increase the accuracy by a small but additive amount, up to a maximum. After 0.5 seconds of not firing, the accuracy of the Minigun will begin to decay, completely draining in 3.5 seconds.

While the trigger is held down, the Minigun will begin accumulating Heat at a rate of 1 Heat per second of sustained fire, up to a maximum of 9.5 Heat (leading to a default firing duration of 9.5 seconds). Upon reaching 9.5 Heat, it will Overheat and be disabled for 10 seconds. The Heat Meter displayed on the Minigun's model does not correspond to the internal linear heat gain. Cooling will begin once the trigger is released. Cooling is non-linear, cooling faster over time. Firing while the weapon is still cooling will generate a burst of heat, meaning firing in rapid short bursts will cause the weapon to overheat faster.

'Reloading' the Minigun does not serve any function. Specifically, it does not improve cooling.

Modifications[edit | edit source]

There are five tiers and each tier has two to three upgrades, only one upgrade can be equipped per tier.

Gunner Upgrades
Mod Effect Description Price
Tier 1 Icon Upgrade TemperatureCoolDown.png
Magnetic Refrigeration
+1.5 Cooling Rate Increases the cooling Rate
Credit.png 1200 Credits
Croppa 25 Croppa
Icon Upgrade FireRate.png
Improved Motor
+4 Rate of Fire Increased rate of fire and faster gyro stabilization
Credit.png 1200 Credits
Enor Pearl 25 Enor Pearl
Icon Upgrade Aim.png
Improved Platform Stability
x0.2 Base Spread Increased Accuracy
Credit.png 1200 Credits
Bismor 25 Bismor
Tier 2
Level 4
Icon Upgrade Ammo.png
Oversized Drum
+600 Max Ammo Expanded Ammo Bags
Credit.png 2000 Credits
Enor Pearl 24 Enor Pearl
Bismor 15 Bismor
Icon Upgrade DamageGeneral.png
High Velocity Rounds
+2 Damage The good folk in R&D have been busy. The overall damage of your weapon is increased.
Credit.png 2000 Credits
Croppa 24 Croppa
Jadiz 15 Jadiz
Tier 3
Level 8
Icon Upgrade ArmorBreaking.png
Hardened Rounds
+200% Armor Break Bonus Improved armor breaking
Credit.png 2800 Credits
Croppa 35 Croppa
Jadiz 50 Jadiz
Icon Upgrade Stun.png
Stun Duration
+1 Stun Duration Stunned enemies are incapacitated for a longer period of time.
Credit.png 2800 Credits
Magnite 35 Magnite
Umanite 50 Umanite
Icon Upgrade BulletPenetration.png
Blowthrough Rounds
+1 Max Penetrations Shaped bullets capable of passing through a target!
Credit.png 2800 Credits
Magnite 50 Magnite
Enor Pearl 35 Enor Pearl
Tier 4
Level 12
Icon Upgrade DamageGeneral.png
Variable Chamber Pressure
+15% Max Stabilization Damage Bonus Damage increase when fully stabilized
Credit.png 4800 Credits
Croppa 72 Croppa
Jadiz 48 Jadiz
Enor Pearl 50 Enor Pearl
Icon Upgrade ChargeUp.png
Lighter Barrel Assembly
-0.4 Spinup Time Start killing things sooner with a shorter spinup time.
Credit.png 4800 Credits
Magnite 72 Magnite
Umanite 50 Umanite
Bismor 48 Bismor
Icon Upgrade Special.png
Magnetic Bearings
+3 Spindown Time Barrels keep spinning for a longer time after firing, keeping the gun stable for longer.
Credit.png 4800 Credits
Croppa 72 Croppa
Magnite 48 Magnite
Bismor 50 Bismor
Tier 5
Level 16
Icon Upgrade Explosion.png
Aggressive Venting
+Critical Overheat Burn and Fear everything in a radius when the minigun overheats
Credit.png 5600 Credits
Croppa 64 Croppa
Enor Pearl 70 Enor Pearl
Bismor 140 Bismor
Icon Upgrade TemperatureCoolDown.png
Cold As The Grave
+Heat Removed on Kill Every kill cools the gun
Credit.png 5600 Credits
Jadiz 140 Jadiz
Magnite 64 Magnite
Enor Pearl 70 Enor Pearl
Icon Upgrade Heat.png
Hot Bullets
+50% Hot Bullets Rounds fired when the heat meter is red will burn the target
Credit.png 5600 Credits
Jadiz 140 Jadiz
Magnite 70 Magnite
Umanite 64 Umanite

Overclocks[edit | edit source]

"Lead Storm" Powered Minigun
Overclock Effect Description Price
A Little More Oomph!
Frame Overclock Clean.png
Icon Upgrade DamageGeneral.png


Pos.svg +1 Damage

Pos.svg -0.2 Spinup Time

Get the most out of each shot without compromising any of the gun's systems.
Credit.png 8700 Credits
Magnite 95 Magnite
Umanite 75 Umanite
Bismor 120 Bismor
Thinned Drum Walls
Frame Overclock Clean.png
Icon Upgrade TemperatureCoolDown.png


Pos.svg +300 Max Ammo

Pos.svg +0.5 Cooling Rate

Stuff more bullets into the ammo drum by thinning the material in non-critical areas.
Credit.png 7650 Credits
Croppa 75 Croppa
Jadiz 95 Jadiz
Enor Pearl 125 Enor Pearl
Burning Hell
Frame Overclock Balanced.png
Icon Upgrade Heat.png


Pos.svg +Burning Hell

Neg.svg +150% Heat Generation

Turn the area just infront of the minigun into an even worse place by venting all the combustion gasses forward. However, it does overheat rather quickly.
Credit.png 8700 Credits
Croppa 110 Croppa
Magnite 140 Magnite
Umanite 65 Umanite
Compact Feed Mechanism
Frame Overclock Balanced.png
Icon Upgrade Ammo.png


Pos.svg +800 Max Ammo

Neg.svg -4 Rate of Fire

More space left for ammo at the cost of a reduced rate of fire.
Credit.png 7450 Credits
Croppa 95 Croppa
Magnite 130 Magnite
Bismor 70 Bismor
Exhaust Vectoring
Frame Overclock Balanced.png
Icon Upgrade DamageGeneral.png


Pos.svg +2 Damage

Neg.svg x2.5 Base Spread

Increases damage at a cost to accuracy.
Credit.png 7400 Credits
Croppa 95 Croppa
Magnite 65 Magnite
Bismor 140 Bismor
Bullet Hell
Frame Overclock Unstable.png
Icon Upgrade Ricoshet.png


Pos.svg +50% ricochet chance on bullets

Neg.svg -3 Damage
Neg.svg x6 Base Spread

Special bullets that ricochet off all surfaces and even enemies going on to hit nearby targets. However they deal less damage and are less accurate overall.
Credit.png 7600 Credits
Magnite 140 Magnite
Umanite 75 Umanite
Enor Pearl 105 Enor Pearl
Lead Storm
Frame Overclock Unstable.png
Icon Upgrade DamageGeneral.png


Pos.svg +4 Damage

Neg.svg x0 Movement Speed While Using
Neg.svg x0 Stun Chance

Pushing things to the limit this overclock greatly increases damage output but the kickback makes it almost impossible to move.
Credit.png 8800 Credits
Jadiz 100 Jadiz
Magnite 65 Magnite
Enor Pearl 130 Enor Pearl


Stats Breakdown[edit | edit source]

Understanding the weapon[edit | edit source]

Unique Modifications[edit | edit source]

Aggressive Venting[edit | edit source]

Icon Upgrade Explosion.png

Aggressive Venting is a tier 5 mod for the Powered Minigun. When it is equipped, the Minigun will release a blast of heat when it overheats, igniting creatures within a 10m radius of the Gunner. While Aggressive Venting is useful for eliminating lots of smaller creatures, such as Glyphid Swarmers, it puts the Gunner at a disadvantage against his foes during the cooldown process. The Gunner's secondary weapon and Shield Generator is useful in the event of an overheat.

  • Fear: 10
  • Damage: 60
  • Damage type: Heat (can ignite enemies, causing them to Burn)
  • Full damage radius: 6 m
  • Damage radius: 10 m
  • Damage falloff: 15 Heat at 10m

Cold as the Grave[edit | edit source]

Icon Upgrade TemperatureCoolDown.png

Cold as the Grave subtracts 0.8 Heat from the Heat meter for every enemy that the Minigun gets the killing blow on. Although the visual effect displayed on the Heat Meter gauge is more pronounced at yellow and green levels, the amount of Heat removed per kill is constant, regardless of current Heat value or enemy size. Due to the linear gain of 1 Heat per second (1.5 with Burning Hell), this effectively increases the firing duration without overheating by 0.8 seconds per kill (0.533 seconds for Burning Hell).

Hot Bullets[edit | edit source]

Icon Upgrade Heat.png

Hot Bullets causes each bullet fired out of the Minigun, after the heat meter has turned red, to burn the enemy. After an enemy has been burned enough, they will ignite, taking damage over time. Hot Bullets itself will not cause bonus damage directly, but from the burn effect instead.


Unique Overclocks[edit | edit source]

Burning Hell[edit | edit source]

Frame Overclock Balanced.png
Icon Upgrade Heat.png


Burning Hell is a Balanced Overclock. It adds an Area of Effect damage zone that extends about 5m in front of the Minigun's muzzle. For all enemies inside that AoE, they take 5 Fire Damage per tick and 20 Heat Damage per tick, at a rate of 4 ticks/sec. Additionally, even though the in-game text reads as "+150% Heat Generation" it is in fact only +50% Heat Generation, raising it from the default 1 Heat/sec to 1.5 Heat/sec. This in turn lowers the default firing duration before overheating from 9.5 seconds down to 6.33 seconds.

Bullet Hell[edit | edit source]

Frame Overclock Unstable.png
Icon Upgrade Ricoshet.png


Bullet Hell is an Unstable Overclock

Skins[edit | edit source]

Full gallery of skins can be seen at Weapon Skins.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]