By the people. For the people. – Always shock, increased damage, magazine size and projectile size. Projectiles accelerate and become invisible after a certain distance. Projectiles have a small blast radius.
Usage & Description
The Yellow Jacket's mandatory shock accessory can deplete enemy shields in a matter of seconds and is most effective at close to medium range.
The Yellow Jacket deals an additional 70% splash damage, which is boosted by grenade damage bonuses. This is 20% higher than standard E-tech SMGs.
The Yellow Jacket was named by fans in a contest from Gamestop.
The Yellow Jacket's skin is very similar to the Hive and the Hornet, except the Yellow Jacket is blue, while the Hive and Hornet are yellow.
Gearbox said the following about the Yellow Jacket, in response to fans: "Now, you may notice that the gun isn't – how to put this – yellow. The reason for this is simple: the Hyperion designer who designed the weapon was violently colorblind. Worry not, though – after Hyperion management noticed this mistake, the designer was fired. Out of a cannon. Into a moon.
The Yellow Jacket's red text, "By The People, For the People" is a line from Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address.