The TX2 Emperor appears as a more balanced take on a sidearm as compared to the TX1 Repeater. Though sharing the same magazine size as the Repeater, the Emperor has a far higher damage-per-magazine thanks to considerably higher damage-per-bullet, though at the expense of overall damage-per-second. The Emperor is also more accurate and reloads a fair amount faster.
With the Emperor's numerous differences to the Repeater in mind, it is fairer to compare it to the Beamer VS3. The Emperor has a larger magazine size, plus slightly improved performance at range thanks to one less tier of damage fall-off and higher muzzle velocity, though fires notably slower (400 RPM versus the Beamer's 451 RPM) and reloads a bit slower.
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%.
It is possible to earn both Ribbons and Medals while using the TX2 Emperor. Each ribbon is a standard reward for achieving a set amount of kills with the pistol. Medals are awarded upon reaching kill milestones with the weapon.