The Auraxis Firearms - 4 Cyclone is the New Conglomerate option for a submachine gun an incredibly high damage output, competing primarily with the SMG-46 Armistice. Though the Cyclone's rate-of-fire is considerably lower, the far larger calibre keeps the weapon's damage output up at a highly competitive level, with the gun further being particularly accurate and enjoying a very fast reload. Though the Cyclone's theoretical damage-per-minute is lower, the higher calibre bullet allows it to kill on headshot notably faster at close ranges than the Armistice.
The AF-4 Cyclone's brother, the Blitz GD-10, sacrifices a large amount of the Cyclone's signature damage output for a much larger, 50-round magazine, without sacrificing much (if any) of the accuracy that also allows the Cyclone to remain a threat out to mid-range.
The AF-4 Cyclone, alongside the Eridani SX5 and SMG-46 Armistice, is part of the so-called 'first generation' of submachine guns, as the three were the first wave of faction-specific weapons to be released in the class.
The weapon's muzzle flash and noise generation is reduced, and the player no longer appears on the minimap when firing. In exchange, the weapon's damage falls off 20 meters sooner, and bullet velocity is reduced by 15%.
A compensator redirects gases upward, reducing vertical recoil. The increased sound pressure will cause the player to show on the minimap from farther away, and increased weapon bulk reduces accuracy when firing from the hip.
It is possible to get both Ribbons and Medals for using the AF-4 Cyclone. Each Ribbon is a standard reward for achieving a set amount of kills with the Cyclone. Medals relate to how many overall kills you have with the Cyclone.