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ME2 HW - Blackstorm
M-490 Blackstorm Projector
Type Heavy Weapon
Location Bonus Item
Accuracy Unknown
Recoil Unknown
Fire Mode Single-Shot
Fire Rate Low (Charge-Time: 3 s)
Reload Time 1.5 s
Damage Stats
Base Damage 500
Damage Multipliers Armor x3.0
Shields x3.0
Barriers x3.0
Ammunition Stats
Shots Per Clip N/A
Maximum Spare Ammo Capacity Default 5
Armor Pack 5
Upgraded 9
Both 6-10
Ammo Pickup Amount 1

The M-490 Blackstorm Projector is a heavy weapon in Mass Effect 2.

Description Edit

The Blackstorm, colloquially called the "black hole gun" encases a few particles of matter within a high-powered mass-increasing field, elevating them to near-infinite mass. This creates a gravitational singularity that draws nearby enemies and objects inward for a short time. The rapidly-increasing gravity near the singularity's event horizon rips objects apart. The mass effect field soon destabilizes and returns to normal mass, with explosive results.

Acquisition Edit

The M-490 Blackstorm is included in the Terminus Weapon and Armor downloadable content pack.

Player Notes Edit

  • The M-490 shoots out an orb-like projectile that has its own gravitational pull, which will head to the location where the weapon was pointed while dragging any foes (provided their shielding/barrier/armor is down) with it until it implodes, pressing matter out and sending foes flying, while enemies that happen to reach zero health when in its gravitational field will disappear inside it, resembling a black hole. Great for clearing out a corridor filled with foes, e.g. it can take out a portion of armor, etc., if the blast is close enough. Not recommended against bosses such as the final boss or the Thresher Maw on Tuchanka, as it won't deal as much damage as other heavy weapons.
  • On Tali's recruitment mission, there is a possibly beneficial glitch associated with this weapon. If you fire it at the Geth Prime and Geth Colossus and it impacts, it will cause a large amount of damage, and when it explodes it has a very high chance of making the Prime glitch into the air and stay there, affording you time and much easier shots at the prime. This glitch has been confirmed on hardcore multiple times.
  • The M-490 is extremely effective against multiple Husks. Thanks to the Husks' low health, the projectile of the weapon simply pulls the Husks with itself, killing them quickly without any hard work. Taking it with you to the Collector ship or having it with you while acquiring the Reaper IFF is a very good idea.

See Also Edit


Cerberuslogo Mass Effect 2 Downloadable Content Cerberuslogo
Promotional Blood Dragon ArmorCollectors' Weapon and ArmorInferno Armor
M-29 Incisor Sniper RifleTerminus Weapon and Armor
Cerberus Network Zaeed - The Price of RevengeNormandy Crash Site
Cerberus Weapon and ArmorArc ProjectorFirewalker Pack
Missions Kasumi - Stolen MemoryOverlordLair of the Shadow BrokerArrival
Additional Content Alternate Appearance PacksEqualizer PackAegis PackFirepower Pack
Mass Effect: GenesisRecon Operations PackN7 Complete Arsenal Bundle
Mass Effect 2 Weapons
Heavy Pistols M-3 PredatorM-6 CarnifexM-5 Phalanx
Submachine Guns M-4 ShurikenM-9 TempestM-12 Locust
Shotguns M-23 KatanaM-27 ScimitarM-300 ClaymoreM-22 EvisceratorGeth Plasma Shotgun
Assault Rifles M-8 AvengerM-15 VindicatorGeth Pulse RifleM-76 RevenantCollector Assault RifleM-96 Mattock
Sniper Rifles M-92 MantisM-97 ViperM-98 WidowM-29 Incisor
Heavy Weapons M-100 Grenade LauncherML-77 Missile LauncherM-622 AvalancheM-920 CainCollector Particle BeamM-490 BlackstormM-451 FirestormArc Projector

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