Splitter lasers fire multiple lasers with a single trigger pull at the cost of 3 ammo per shot. This makes them effective as a close-range weapon where they can catch targets in their energy spread or as a medium-range weapon against large enemies.
Depending on the manufacturer of the laser's body, the Beam lasers can spawn with manufacturer-specific gimmicks:
Dahl Splitters fire in bursts when zoomed in and have reduced recoil. It also comes with the ability to penetrate through enemy targets, inflicting damage to several enemies at once.
Hyperion Splitters start with a low accuracy that improves as the weapon is fired for longer. It also has a 50% bonus to critical hit damage (60% with a Hyperion stock).
Maliwan Splitters have an increase in elemental damage and chance, making it reliable for inflicting elemental status effects. It also has a continuous damage bonus that deals more damage the longer the trigger is held.
Tediore Splitters fire 6 beams per shot as opposed to 3 with a non-Tediore body laser. When reloaded, the weapon is thrown and acts like a Tesla grenade.