"Lead Storm" Powered Minigun

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This page is up to date for Season 05: Drilling Deeper
Updated for S5

What's more effective than bullets? A whole LOT of bullets. With a fire rate of more than 3 500 rounds per minute, the Minigun remains a mainstay of any heavy engagement.
— Item Description

The "Lead Storm" Powered Minigun is one of the Gunner's primary weapons. It's a huge, triple-barreled 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 gun does not utilize a reloading system and instead draws from one pool of reserve ammo, being fed from a large drum underneath the weapon. It 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. The bullets also have a chance to stun the enemies.

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 mechanism will jam and remain unusable for the overheat duration.

Pressing the reload key will cause the gunner to spin the barrels with his hand. He will watch them spin freely for a moment before returning the gun to its ready position. This does not cool the gun down faster.

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.

Use the values with tooltips for damage calculation; values in brackets are for in-game reference.


There are five tiers of modifications and each tier has two to three upgrades. Only one modification can be equipped per tier.

"Lead Storm" Powered Minigun Modifications
Mod Effect In Game Description Price
Tier 1 Icon Upgrade TemperatureCoolDown.png
Magnetic Refrigeration
+1.5 Cooling Rate
-0.15 Cooling Delay
"Increases the cooling rate and cooldown begins almost immediatly after you stop firing."
Credit.png 1 200 Credits
Croppa 25 Croppa
Icon Upgrade FireRate.png
Improved Motor
+2 (+4) Rate of Fire "Increased rate of fire and faster gyro stabilization"
Credit.png 1 200 Credits
Enor Pearl 25 Enor Pearl
Icon Upgrade Aim.png
Improved Platform Stability
x0.25 Base Spread "Increased Accuracy"
Credit.png 1 200 Credits
Bismor 25 Bismor
Tier 2
Level 4
Icon Upgrade Ammo.png
Oversized Drum
+300 (+600) Max Ammo "Expanded Ammo Bags"
Credit.png 2 000 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 2 000 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 2 800 Credits
Croppa 35 Croppa
Jadiz 50 Jadiz
Icon Upgrade Stun.png
Improved Stun
+2s Stun Duration
+20% Stun Chance
"Stun enemies more often and for a longer time!"
Credit.png 2 800 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 2 800 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 4 800 Credits
Croppa 72 Croppa
Jadiz 48 Jadiz
Enor Pearl 50 Enor Pearl
Icon Upgrade ChargeUp.png
Lighter Barrel Assembly
-0.4s Spinup Time "Start killing things sooner with a shorter spinup time"
Credit.png 4 800 Credits
Magnite 72 Magnite
Umanite 50 Umanite
Bismor 48 Bismor
Icon Upgrade Special.png
Magnetic Bearings
+1s Spindown Time
+0.75s Max Accuracy Duration
"Barrels keep spinning for a longer time after firing, keeping the gun stable for longer"
Credit.png 4 800 Credits
Croppa 72 Croppa
Magnite 48 Magnite
Bismor 50 Bismor
Tier 5
Level 16
Icon Upgrade Explosion.png
Aggressive Venting
+Critical Overheat
-5s Overheat Duration
"Burn everything around you and send enemies running when the minigun overheats. The extreme heat dumping method also helps to significantly shorten downtime."
Credit.png 5 600 Credits
Croppa 64 Croppa
Enor Pearl 70 Enor Pearl
Bismor 140 Bismor
Icon Upgrade TemperatureCoolDown.png
Cold As The Grave
+Heat Removed on Kill
(-0.6 Heat per kill)
"Every kill cools the gun"
Credit.png 5 600 Credits
Jadiz 140 Jadiz
Magnite 64 Magnite
Enor Pearl 70 Enor Pearl
Icon Upgrade Heat.png
Hot Bullets
+50% Hot Bullets
(+50% of damage as Heat, when the Heat meter is red)
"Rounds fired when the heat meter is red will burn the target"
Credit.png 5 600 Credits
Jadiz 140 Jadiz
Magnite 70 Magnite
Umanite 64 Umanite


Overclock calculations happen after modifiers.

Gatling-gun.png "Lead Storm" Powered Minigun [Expand/Collapse]
Overclock Effect In Game Description Price
A Little More Oomph!
Frame Overclock Clean.png
Icon Upgrade DamageGeneral.png

Pos.svg +1 Damage
Pos.svg -0.2s Spinup Time

"Get the most out of each shot without compromising any of the gun's systems."
Credit.png 8 700 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 7 650 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 +50% 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 8 700 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 -2 Rate of Fire

"More space left for ammo at the cost of a reduced rate of fire."
Credit.png 7 450 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 7 400 Credits
Croppa 95 Croppa
Magnite 65 Magnite
Bismor 140 Bismor
Rotary Overdrive
Frame Overclock Balanced.png
Icon Upgrade TemperatureCoolDown.png

Pos.svg +12 QUIK-CHILL Coolant Charges
Pos.svg -25% Heat per Coolant Charge and Removes Overheating
Pos.svg +3 (+6) Rate of Fire
Neg.svg +75% Heat Generation

"Overtunes the electric drive pushing the fire rate to its limit! But the resulting increase in heat buildup requires a mechanism allowing injections of Quik-Chill coolant fluid by pushing reload. This coolant reduces heat buildup and can take the weapon out of an overheated state. Only a limited amount of coolant can be carried, and must be replenished via resupplies."
Credit.png 8 550 Credits
Magnite 120 Magnite
Enor Pearl 80 Enor Pearl
Bismor 110 Bismor
Bullet Hell
Frame Overclock Unstable.png
Icon Upgrade Ricoshet.png

Pos.svg +75% 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 7 600 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 x0.25 Stun Chance
Neg.svg x0.5 Stun Duration

"Pushing things to the limit this overclock greatly increases damage output at the cost of consistently stunning targets and the kickback makes it almost impossible to move."
Credit.png 8 800 Credits
Jadiz 100 Jadiz
Magnite 65 Magnite
Enor Pearl 130 Enor Pearl

Stats Breakdown

Understanding the Weapon

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 is non-linear and does not correspond to the internal linear heat gain.

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

Unique Modifications

Unique Modifications
Icon Upgrade Explosion.png
Aggressive Venting

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.

Unique Overclocks

Unique Overclocks
Frame Overclock Balanced.png
Icon Upgrade Heat.png

Burning Hell

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.

  • Damage (per tick): 5 Fire + 20 Heat
  • Tick Interval: 0.25s
Frame Overclock Unstable.png
Icon Upgrade Ricoshet.png

Bullet Hell

Bullet Hell is an Unstable Overclock
Whenever a bullet hits a surface or creature, it has a 75% chance to ricochet, up to 6 meters, to the closest creature (non hostile creatures are ignored, with the exception of Huuli Hoarders). Bullets do full damage before a ricochet and can only ricochet once. With Blowthrough Rounds equipped when a bullet hits an enemy, if the 75% ricochet chance was successful and there is a valid target within 6 meters, it will ricochet off that first enemy hit. It will never, however, ricochet off a second enemy(or terrain) hit via Blowthrough Rounds, only the first thing the bullet hits.


Each modification that is purchased advances a mastery bar by one unit.

Mastery unlocks:

  • Three modifications – First Stripe Weapon Paintjob Icon Skin First Stripe.png
  • Seven modifications – Deepcore Weapon Paintjob Icon Skin Deepcore.png
  • All (14) modifications – The Company Special Weapon Paintjob Icon Skin The Company Special.png


Full gallery of skins can be seen at Weapon Skins.



  • The minigun fires depleted uranium according to one of the Gunner's class selected voice lines. This material is extremely dense, twice that of lead, and as such it makes optimal munitions.